Does it allow optional ...
... disabling of Google snoopage?
526 posts • joined 3 Dec 2009
... disabling of Google snoopage?
Torrentfreak are a bunch of bullshitters. About 97% are legitimate and fresh, the bulk of the rest are URLs that have already been reported.
I'm a huge fan of music released from the ECM label. In over 30 years and some 300 CDs I've not bought one that I hate or even regretted buying. This week I had 4 delivered. None of this stuff is on any of the streaming sites most was removed from spotify in 2010. It doesn't seem to have affected the artists or the label.
10 PRINT "TORIES EAT SHIT AND DIE"
20 GOTO 10
"What that means is that the only people giving interviews are those "in authority" and only their side of any story is reported."
This is what already happens. You have journalist either interview 'dissident' in darkened room, and disguised voice, or its some hairy tattoo'd dork, wearing a Tshirt with last months pizza and coffee stains. They then cut to some well dressed fellow in a bright smart office, with a row of hardback books behind him, dissing everything that previous oink said.
No I don't use netflix nor iPlayer.
To hell with that. I have no use for skype so why should my email be slowed down because some one is using skype? I don't give a fuck about someone's juddering skype connection.
and why are you there?
Have they checked the whereabouts of Mark Thatcher these days?
Can we have a list of the 90 TLDs so that we know to avoid any website using them. If its Google related we know it is databases are going to be mined and scrambled over by the Google ad networks, the NSA and GCHQ regardless of the website owner. It won;t be as if we can avoid it by rejecting DoubleClick and Google Analytic trackers, it will be right there on the Google servers.
Jon Taplin was highlighting this back in 2013.
Unacceptable -> has something to do with Google.
Acceptable -> Does it pass through the ghostery blockers, the adblock blocker, and the deleteme blocker.
Technology changes society. Get used to it.
Technology that fucks people over needs to be thwacked with a 10lb lump hammer until said technology is a mass of shards on the ground.
Uber is just a mini cab firm with a modernized interface.
In which case it should be subject to the regulations as is everyone else. We wouldn't allow unregulated cabs just because they were voice controlled: BRAKE, TURN RIGHT, .... Or some touch screen device.
This new ivory tower business buzz word BS sounds much the same.
Back in the 80s our factory manager was holding a joint management/union meeting, and was telling us about developments at a sister site a couple of miles away:
They've had Management Consultants in ... they've spent £100,000 on this and the upshot is that they have taken the name tags of their doors saying Dr. Jeykll or Mr Hyde and every one is now calling them Jim or Joe. I know what to call them "Bunch of fucking stupid cunts" that's what they are.
There is some 3000 miles of Atlantic Ocean between Europe and the United States, suggest that Google stay on their side of it.
Most likely it will turn out that one Agile developer mocked up some code for a test, and another Agilator reused it for production. There is probably a comment in the code "TODO: Remove this code".
I want all adverts gone. Especially those from Google. I'll make an exception here or there but I want them gone. Also if I have made an exception if I start getting crap then the site goes back into the blacklist.
Why would any one in their right mind post a video onto YT? OK I did bac k in 2007 when I posted a cat video just to see what the process was. But do it again? Naw! I got about all the enjoyment you can get from the activity that one time.
Actually no! For 20 years from the mid 80s to mid 00s they were the only effective opposition to the Government. Some of the most vile proposals of the Thatcher, and Major governments were defeated in the Lords. Blair and his crew didn't get ID cards and their most obnoxious snooping bills through due to opposition in the Lords. Now you might ask how it is that a unelected bunch of geriatrics have more spine than the run-of-the-mill parliamentarian, but that is another matter.
What evidence do you have that the WMF vets anyone? The administrators there aren't vetted, those with advanced powers checkusers, bureaucrats, members of arbcom are required to send ID to the WMF who having determined that the person is +18 promptly shred the evidence. It has been known for kids to send fake ID.
Newsflash - most of wikipedia's content is distorted.
Haven't we all had enough already of bowdlerized versions of some Ferengi economic philosophy courtesy of Worstall?
The problem that many of us "skeptics" (not deniers) have is not that the climate is changing but the reason WHY it is changing and the gospel of what must be done.
What you are maintaining is the equivalent of saying "that if a building is on fire because of an electrical fire, then adding a bit of petrol to the flames will do no harm". Seems to me that regardless of the root cause (the science most likely has it right, but no matter) adding to the problem isn't a particularly smart way of proceeding.
If you have any smart phone you have already agreed to being hacked, monitored, and otherwise fucked over.
... about flash (I don't care one way or the other) will be from those running pwned Android systems, or closed Apple systems that screw up ever upgrade they push out.
All systems are riddled with security holes you just don't know it.
Should you really be Googling up code? Most likely what you'll get is some cargo cult thing.
"For that matter Facebook cannot again argue that only Irish Data Protection law would be applicable ... anyone who stands on our pitch also has to play our game," he said.
OK so that is facebook, but the same should apply to Google here too.
Just paint Google on the side of it and you'll be good to go.
"Don't know who's going to buy something that can't be monetised though, especially now they've been damaged by cack handed attempts to do so."
But you get a whole load of slashdot trolls thrown in free.
It's shit for search too, and its email is mostly a spam portal.
Most of my 1200+ LPs, Tapes, and CDs have been digitized. For my pain I use iTunes as the main hub of the collection and feed plays into last.fm neither of which can agree what album or track names should be, neither of which agree on the artist names. Example if you rip a CD in iTunes it sometimes identifies the album, artist, and tracks. But then it can't find the artwork until you change the name of the CD or artist, after which it can no longer identify it in the iTunes store. Additionally last.fm won't recognise the CD/track you are playing until you change it to some other variant. Throw autorip downloads from Amazon into the mix and you have yet another variation where iTunes doesn't understand the album and last.fm doesn't understand the track names.
Then we can add in the 100 or so albums that no one has heard of, cos they were obscure blues, jazz, or folk stuff from the 50s-70s.
No I don't want any of this streaming stuff its nothing but pain.
Actually advertising is only there because back in the mid 1990s payment processors weren't in place and there was no way to get subscription income. The internet has suffered ever since.
Would I use gmail - nope too much snoopage. A yahoo account for yahoo groups, a hotmail account for trolling MS, hell I even have an grandfathered netscape.net addy for USENET trolling. Oh and a handful of other yahoo accounts for nefarious purposes. But a Google account never.
There is certainly a gotcha with an ISP email address. I have a demon account with unlimited email addresses but I'm currently migrating to use one of my own domains which similarly has unlimited addresses.
Not me. I used to be obsessive about the time. Constantly glancing at it every minute or so, for no good reason at all. Then one day in 1982 I was using the stopwatch function to time some film development and drop the thing into a bowl of photographic fixer. It never worked after that, and I never replaced it.
Knowing the time at any instant can never make you early for an appointment you either are or your not. It depends on when you started out. Other than appointments you rarely need accurate time. 30 minutes either way is good enough. We have become slaves to some clockwork cycles, that isn't how humans should be living, and it causes stress.
Besides everything around you has a time function, the camera, the DT computer, your mp3 player, the oven, the fridge, the video player, the car dashboard has at least two, the GPS ...
I think you've missed the point. The complainants aren't the big corporations but the composers, songwriters, and the session musicians. IE its the little guys that are out of pocket. In general the big corporations are too concerned about a bit of copying (they'd like it not to happen but hey). The problems of copying mainly affects the small producer.
Cary Sherman of the RIAA said "We've have had no problem with people format shifting music that they've legally bought for many years now" and that was said about 5 years ago.
IOW crusty parts of cesspit to be skimmed, rest of cesspit to remain. Trebles all round.
You really don't understand this do you. "Free speech" means that you can say stuff and not get sanctioned by government for it. It doesn't mean that you get to write your message on my garden wall, or to yell it from my living room window.
What amuses me about these whiners is that they bitch about government being overreaching and then want every web property to be a branch of government, complaining "censorship" whenever some says "take your shit, and piss off somewhere else".
If they remained in their little box all would be fine. But they don't. Instead they come to believe that behaviour in their box is acceptable in the wider world. No one has a problem with them shitting in their own front room, its when the stuff leaks out under the door that we have a problem.
It doesn't become illegal it becomes a sewer pipe. The problem with the web is that it too easily forms echo chambers, what is OKish for a one off becomes heightened with repetition. Example I once worked the night shift on a rota, the position was one of the better paid in the company at the time. We had one female who did job, everyone that came by thought it funny to make some riske joke, this would go on for the entire 8 hours, each having their little 'humorous' comment, day after day. Effectively they made her working life hell. Ended when I came in to take over the next shift and found two guys in the work area staring at her. "Who are they" "Dunno" "How long have they been here" "About 30 minutes". "You two get the fuck out of here NOW!"
subreddits are just like that. Day after day,. Each arsehole with something 'clever' on their mind. Each egging on the others to become more extreme until it becomes a collective cesspit of vile.
"the iPod has fallen out of favor these days as users moved from dedicated media players to smartphones."
I know a few people that have recently bought iPods, claiming that the listening experience is better than that offered by smart phones.
Wikipedia is one great copyright violation. Many of the images are flickrwashed or picassawashed. The articles contain great swathes of copyright violations. Take most of the music Album articles where they have cut and pasted entire reviews from allmusic. Last time I looked one of their main contributors had ripepd off almost 10000 articles from that site alone.
They aren't earning anyone any money except for the streaming execs that are extracting millions from over blown share prices, and a handful of the top chart artists. Everyone else is being screwed.
Why would I ever want to do this subscription thing? Ten of the last dozen CDs I've bought aren't on Apple iTunes, hardly any of the last 20 CDs that are avilable on iTunes generate Genius playlists. Those that do are invariable useless unless one is basing it on 30 year old pop. Even the classical stuff (Beethoven) have unavailable playlists.
The subscription services throw you entirely on to the mercies and vaguries of the tech company providing the service. In general there business needs are not the same as yours, and services get messed with from time to time in order to attract new customers. Official support is relegated to 'helpful' users, who generally can't answer a damn thing. Take a look at any of the tech company forums and see how many are actually answering or fixing issues. How threads on those forums have zero replies? How many have the same issues raised year after year without resolution.
With music at least you have a CD/LP in your possession and the digital files, and you can arrange your own mixes.
Hubris. The Yahoo app ob flickr has had similar problems. You'd have thought they would have learnt from that experience:
No doubt they'll be labelling concentration camps with 'sport' too.
"The interference of history and free speech are the first steps to a totalitarian state."
The final stage is to collect and disseminate dossiers on ordinary people.
Someone is very full of themselves today. A teenager caught on camera giving a BJ is only history to the saddest of the sad. Someone's credit history from 20 years ago is not history. Neither is some teenagers arrest for petty theft.
Enough of this Talibanesque witchhunting and Puritan curtain twitching.
You missed out "highhanded arrogant lackadaisical, and sleazy wikipedia". However, I Grant that it couldn't have happened to a nicer fellow than him.
Good luck with that sunshone. When one French ISP blocked Google adsense the ad-pusher whined that it cost them $1million a day.
All bosses should be held hostage. Its good for their souls, and it entertains the masses.