Get Yer Free Wikipedia File Dump

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In case you've been too lazy to write your own scraper script here's a Wikipedia XML Dump. Something tells me this is not a good thing ...

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and so tiny....

wikipedia is only about a 35 Gig download - don't ask why I know that ;)

You could grab it, mix it up

You could grab it, mix it up random style to avoid dupes and still be more accurate than the original. Win/win.

This has been available for

This has been available for quite some time, what's the news?

Why download...

...when there's a perfectly good version online? {/n00b?}

>mix it up random style to

>mix it up random style to avoid dupes and still be more accurate than the original

Ouch!

non-news

This has been available for ages. Here is a list of sites using the data
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks/GFDL_Compliance

Oh and the mysql dump takes something like 2 days to import.

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