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When ExampleData is evaluated, Mathematica downloads data from a Wolfram Research Data server. What's the exact domain of this, though? I bet it's something.wolfram.com?

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  • $\begingroup$ There is ExampleData Source Information. $\endgroup$ – m0nhawk Mar 29 '15 at 11:53
  • $\begingroup$ Any particular reason you're interested in this? $\endgroup$ – Sjoerd C. de Vries Mar 29 '15 at 11:54
  • $\begingroup$ @SjoerdC.deVries Honestly? I'd like to block this domain on my system so that I can get to work and not to play with these images ;P I'm serious now. $\endgroup$ – gaazkam Mar 29 '15 at 12:00
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    $\begingroup$ Try the function PacletSites[] $\endgroup$ – Sjoerd C. de Vries Mar 29 '15 at 12:01
  • $\begingroup$ @SjoerdC.deVries any idea what the local->false setting does? $\endgroup$ – Gordon Coale Apr 28 '15 at 16:24
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Using Charles proxy, I was able see that ExampleData calls pacletserver.wolfram.com.

With Charles recording, I ran

ExampleData[{"Text", "AliceInWonderland"}]

and it gave me this.

enter image description here

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Easy work around without needing to figure out URL Remove all symbols used for retrieving example data from the Context

 Remove["DataPaclets`ExampleDataDump`*"]

This will permit you still to access the other Paclets data like for example CityData etc..

(PS: stop playing with the images now, hi,hi,hi)

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  • $\begingroup$ if this works for you, vote for penguins....please.. hi,hi,hi $\endgroup$ – penguin77 Mar 29 '15 at 17:16

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