Google is not essential ...
... I would suggest that people turn it off.
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... I would suggest that people turn it off.
I seem to recall that 50 years passed before LoTR was turned into a film. And some 10-15 years after first publishing before it became something other than a cult book in the 1960s-1970s.
That is the type of argument one would expect from a turnip, though turnips probably have more sense. Disney doesn't tack you every movement, it doesn't track your reading habits, it doesn't track your listening habits, it doesn't scan your emails, and yet you whine about a cartoon character. Numpty!
A book that that was published 20 years ago can be bought for pennies, and have you actually seen those Google transcribed books. The quality of many that I've seen has been atrocious.
... pursuing a federal copyright claim is almost impossible for the individual. However, Pallante has also recommended that certain infringements could take place in the small claims court. IOW that the Grand Theft Copyright (Google) could be on the hook for millions of $1000 claims based on their penchant to purloin the work of others.
Most of it is now done by turd polishing bots. Conversions of foreign language pages by AI with less intelligence than a log of wood. Scaping of gazette databases "Xstan is a village in Iran with 5 familes. The head man is very nice." Scraping from sports almanacs "Joesph Blight played football with Tesco under 21's in the 3rd division of the Truro league for two games in 1972"
'Problem is proving that the USERS/Owners suffered at all.'
Apparently it took down GitHub, Twitter, Reddit, Netflix, AirBnb so the world actually got smarter.
No. But the belief that it is "falling for the biggest scam ever" is.
Not if you are Donald Trump. If they are funny about you then they are part of a huge EVUL media conspiracy.
Isn't the issue creating an account on tindr or grindr along with someone's phone number. IOW the sort of shite that arseholes do.
Why? Its an example of the more superfluous electronics there are, there are more things there are that can go wrong. It isn't the traction control that has gone wrong, its the test system checking that it is working that has gone TITSUP. Similarly its not the smoke detector that has gone wrong its the tests that are checking that it is working correctly that has gone TITSUP.
I put an electronic timer on the immersion heater a couple of years ago, after three months it stopped switching, replaced it with a new one that went gaga too. So no hot water because the electronic switch has failed. Got a manual timer and its been working flawlessly for the last year (the previous mechanical one worked for over 20 years).
"Those are not new."
Maybe ones that work are?
Just think of all the crap we have to put up with with the electronic gizmos in our cars. Electronic handbrake goes tits up £1000 to fix it, and your going nowhere buster until its fixed. Water slashed on a traction control sensor and suddenly the car has as much power as a milk float, sod it if its 0200 in the morning, your 100 miles from home, and you've got to get over the Newbury bypass.
The list goes on and on. We know these things screw up, we know that they do so at the most inconvenient time, and we know that fixing them is going to require the sacrifice of your first born.
Since some bean countered decided to try and make monet from it.
My cats is called Andromeda. Now every time it barfs it will remind me of Google.
'Oh, we have a mad Russian in the basement with a minicomputer. Lord knows what he is doing.'
If that is so then 10:1 it will be impenetrable code, using single letter variable names, with zero comments, it will have duplicated a large part of the existing runtime code, and exploited undocumented side effects in the rest.
... the document. After all that are called "Public Knowledge" and they've leaked every other document that has come into their possession that is contrary to their paymaster's (Google) benefit.
Should have done in a MS store 'cos as Emmeline Pankhurst explained "The smashing of windows is a time on honoured method of expressing displeasure ..." http://strikemag.org/the-argument-of-the-broken-window-pane/
Do the audio-stream rippers sell into the US?
Tit-for-tat. Germany rules that it has jurisdiction over the US (well in fact the world)
Indeed because the internet occurs worldwide all national jurisdictions apply. Whether one can enforce judgement or not is another matter. Though there is always the possibility of extraditing the alleged culprit.
One of the main problems with OS software is that it decays. OK maybe not with Linux or Apache but other stuff? So you've found some OS software that does its job today, but next year the developers are off doing something else and what you have is abandoned ware. Maybe you don't notice this has happened, after all you have no maintenance renewal, indeed nothing to indicate that the software has tumble weeds blowing through it. Have security flaws been found in it? Does it use other bits of OS code that was found to be pwned? You really don't know.
... the utility companies are rolling out smart metres which don't work in not-spot. Why don't ofcom just ask them where it is that the bloody things don't work? Much easier and quicker and no wifi snoopage required.
... 3D printing it is.
Way back in time it used to be possible to do colour film printing but there were so many variables involved that by the time you had managed to get the development time correct and removed the colour cast, you'd either run out of developer and needed to mix up another batch or you'd run out of paper and needed to open another packet. All of which meant that you needed to go back through the test printing and colour cast removal process.
For most people what you get most of the time out of 3d printing is an amorphous blob of plastic. You need controlled inputs into the process (industry) otherwise your cheapo printing material is going to end up producing expensive junk.
"it’ll help researchers build more intelligent machines, and maybe a deeper understanding of human intelligence and the underlying mechanisms of learning."
We heard all of this. Their AIs remain crap in most situations. See this latest Google AI crap:
You can test it out here:
Though it may have been the input of wikipedia that made it as crap as it is:
"Our tanks will cross into Poland at dawn"
not attack: 0.96
Looks capable of carrying a load of explosive and shrapnell, remotely into crowded spaces. OTOH:
If the joke is meant to be referencing whines over copyright conviction then the law applies to all equally. The age ofg criminal responsibilty starts at age 10. Whether you are 20 or 40 you don't go kicking someone and you don't go ripping off some musician, photog, or film maker either.
Being a director of some company is no excuse, and neither is Aspergers, or Hipsterism.
Idiot your smart phone can't display 4K and your eyes can't resolve it.
TheReg is not too bad. I have ABP whitelist it, and Deleteme. Though I notice that Ghostery is still blocking 2 advertising trackers (Data Point Media, and Google Publisher Tags), 3 social media thingies, and Google Analytics.
When sites use non-Google ad networks I'll consider whitelisting more of them.
... apply the winkle pin. Its well past the time that these corporations were allowed to remain skulking in the cracks between jurisdictions.
I suspect that most of these things are taken on a smartphone which does have GPS. It is surprising how many devices these days have GPS and imaging capabilities. GPS tagging of photos isn't so much of a gimmick for most people either. If they are using services like flickr the GPS data will position the images on maps. Knowing exactly where something was taken can be useful. Whilst I certainly wouldn't want GPS data on images I've taken at home if I'm out and about photographing insects in woodland, meadows, and marshes the GPS data is important for the county recorders. When abroad GPS data could be useful as a reminder that a particular sequence of images where taken at location AAa not at AAb.
GPS data has some uses but one needs to be careful as to whether to include it in any images uploaded to the web.
... turn the GPS location thing off. Had to laugh a couple of years ago when some kid posted images of his pride and joy to wikipedia Commons complete with GPS data that located his bedroom.
We had E.ON around the other month to install one. Seems they needed a mobile signal connection. Tough you only get mobile signal in our village if you stand on the cistern in the pub's loo. Installer shrugged and beat a retreat.
The internet is now in hock to tax avoiding, property stealing, privacy invading, and soul eating tech corporations. Stop uploading stuff that these blood suckers need.
Lets start by demanding an internet free of Google.
Really! Are you sure about that. On flickr there are 1000s of images of kids without clothes: on beaches, in baths, in backyards, in rivers, in front of mud huts,and in street. Yahoo! tends to be able to tell which are child porn and which are not, they also seem to be able to distinguish between those that are creating favorite collections of 100s of these type of photos and those that may favorite one or two amongst 100s of sunsets, flowers, and kitten images.
Even the most ancient and non-technical of judges can distinguish between "This is an interesting site" and a raft of "download movie X here" links.
You have just described the offence of aiding and abbetting the commision of a crime.
Why? If you link to a free download of the latest blockbuster you are almost certainly aware that the copyright holders have not sanctioned that link. Same if you post links to music files, or best seller books.
If however you post a link to some web page containing some obscure article then you probably aren't aware that it is ripped off material.
If your business is involved in posting links to content then you ought to be aware of the copyright status of the stuff you are linking to.
"This is to suit Gooogle."
meta name='googlebot' content='noindex'
Range block this little lot at the htaccess level.
220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
Time to turn Google dark.
"she will be using a hosting provider which will do all the work for her."
It is pretty damn easy to get a 'little-old-lady.net' domain and have it set up with wordpress or typepad, or something else, she can also have some photo gallert installed too. Godaddy can do it within an hour. Why should 'little-old-lady.net' need certing and fecking about with openssl (a software installation that wasn't needed)?
Dunno about selling certificates but they sell ads, and extra costs on websites may make them more likely to signup fort Adsense to reclaim a bit of the cost.
There are a wealth of websites that don't sell shit, don't shove loads of ads all over it, and whether login passwords leak is of no consequence. Really what does it matter if your password for logging into commenting on this site leaks? Or on 1000s of other sites.
Besides one basic security rule is don't install software that you don't bloody well need.
Obviously you've not had someone around your house wanting to print some document that they've got stored, or can only access from some Android device. No I'm not going to allow them to connect their snoopage device to my system.
If they can connect to the printer via bluetooth OK, but most of them don't know how to do that. Nor do they seem to know how to email the damn thing or how to login to their webmail account either.
I thought that responders say that the best thing is for drivers to stay where they are or pull over, not to switch lanes or otherwise screw up the approach.
"love to have their WiFi cut out each time a plane goes over."
Its a small price to pay for noise, and polution.
... when Greece needed a bailout because bar owners weren't paying all their taxes, and the government wasn't collecting. I think lazy, cheating Southern Europeans was the refrain. Now we nod, smile, and say well done that a company that should have been paying billions to a bailout country wasn't.
This is about 20% of the EU bailout that was given to Eire. Isn't it about time that rather than defending corporate tax dodging with or without the connivance of dumb politicians of we got the bastards to pay their fair share.
... would want Google as their ISP ...
... or it didn't happen.
"He assured me that real audiophiles could."
Oh I had one that told me how good CDs were that the difference was amazing, eventually he gave me the old CD player he was replacing. A few weeks later he came around and said "See how much better the CD is." I replayed, "that is vinyl you are listening to mate".
Think about all the audiophile fads there have been over the years, linear arm tracking, three point speakers, tube amps, etc, etc. I've known people spend fortunes on that stuff, only to replace it all when the next best thing came along.
... is almost always bollocks. Most of us cannot hear the difference, not when listing in a front room, kitchen, or bedroom, and almost certainly not when listening through ear buds no matter how much you got stiffed for them. I have a tiny £20 car amp power my speakers. It has fooled a sound engineer who does work for films. Quite a "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" moment for him, as he stared all weekend at it saying "but, but, it is a car amp".
The same goes for 4K video none of us live in a place where we have a big enough screen, and sit close enough to in order to see the difference.
All of this is idiots being relieved of their cash by the promise inherent in a big box.