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[#] Fri Feb 16 2018 11:37:52 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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And the latest from the new-and-improved "Yes, be evil" Google...

[ https://tinyurl.com/google-is-very-evil ]

The world's biggest web advertising company is putting an ad blocker directly into its own popular web browser.  Ironic, don't you think?  What are the chances that Google will block Google ads?

I'm sure they're hoping that with an ad blocker built into Chrome, people will be less eager to install AdBlockPlus because the built in one is "good enough" and then conveniently it won't block Google's own ads.

I'll keep using AdBlockPlus, thank you very much ... but then again, I've already switched back to Firefox.



[#] Tue Mar 27 2018 12:50:43 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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In other news [ https://tinyurl.com/evil-vs-evil ] , Oracle has managed to revive its zillion-dollar lawsuit against EvilGoogle, regarding the use of Java in the Android platform. An appeals court has allowed them to reopen the case under the premise that although the Java API's are freely available to application developers, they're not freely available to those building competing platforms.

It sounds a bit outrageous, but the free world no longer cares, since Google (or more precisely, Alphabet) is no longer part of the free world, but is now just one more Evil Tech Titan.

As is usually the case with these things, in the words of Henry Kissinger, "it's a pity they can't both lose."

[#] Fri Apr 27 2018 12:44:09 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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And in other other news, Goolag is now planning to allow Linux software to run on ChromeOS:

[ https://chromeunboxed.com/news/chromebook-containers-virtual-machine-crostini-google-io ]

So you'll finally be able to run Linux on ChromeOS, which runs on Linux.
Now you won't have any of that pesky privacy on your Linux anymore! (Well at least we won't have Richard H. Stallman running around screaming at everyone that you have to call it "GNU/ChromeOS")

[#] Fri May 04 2018 05:47:51 EDT from fleeb

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Search autocomplete: Install latest JDK on Lenny Kravitz

[#] Mon May 21 2018 14:23:02 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I guess it was bound to happen:

[ https://tinyurl.com/google-is-now-evil ]

Google has now removed the famous "Don't Be Evil" motto from its code of conduct.

The phrase has been with them since 2000 or so. In the context of that era, "evil" was what Microsoft was doing at the time, and Google wanted to paint themselves as anything other than the monopolist behemoth Microsoft was then.

Today, with control of large swaths of the Internet (and with it, the eyes and minds of anyone who isn't red-pilled to what they're doing), doing and being evil isn't just acceptable to Google -- it's mandatory.

The people who run Google have probably always had the seeds of evil within them, but they didn't express it *as a company*. Today they absolutely do.

[#] Mon Jun 11 2018 13:57:31 EDT from zooer

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Restore Privacy collects alternatives to Google products, it's not just Firefox, DuckDuckGo and Tutanota; privacy-oriented options include NextCloud for storage, Matomo for web anaytics, Etar for calendars, and HookTube for relaying YouTube videos.

https://boingboing.net/2018/06/11/alternatives-to-google-product.html

This article was in my Google news feed, on my Pixel 2.  However when saved the link saved it as a link to Google solitary.

 



[#] Sat Jun 23 2018 19:00:35 EDT from zooer

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[#] Tue Jun 26 2018 20:36:19 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Oh, I love it ... "adding DRM for all of the right reasons". Yeah. They've already admitted that eventually Android devices won't accept unsigned apps, which probably means they are going to put an end to sideloading. The walls in the walled garden have suddenly turned into impenetrable iron bars.

[#] Thu Sep 13 2018 08:08:03 EDT from nonservator

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I have successfully boycotted all things Google for four and a half years. (And Amazon for almost a year.)

 

Damore you know about El Goog, Damore you know they're evil.

 

From "Leaked Video: Google Leadership's Dismayed Reaction to Trump Election":

'Stating “we all need a hug,” she then instructs the audience of Google employees to hug the person closest to them.'

 

Mandatory physical contact!

 

The official response to requests for comment: "Nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products."

 

Who you gonna believe: El Goog, or your lyin' eyes?



[#] Thu Sep 13 2018 09:21:06 EDT from Decomposed

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I'd like to boycott Amazon but it would make my life too hard.  I'm living in the country now (since April) and Amazon is an essential I can't afford to be without.  That may be a stretch.  I won't die if Amazon goes away, but it would definitely make things more difficult.  There aren't many nearby stores.

 



[#] Fri Sep 14 2018 09:01:32 EDT from fleeb

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I wonder if one could build a viable alternative to either of the services provided by those two companies and promote it enough to gain any traction with those who despise the larger companies.

[#] Fri Sep 14 2018 16:37:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Jeff Bezos is just a facial scar and a persian cat away from being a villain in a James Bond movie.

 



[#] Mon Sep 17 2018 10:52:39 EDT from nonservator

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I've found iherb.com to be a great replacement for almost all supplements I was getting through Amazon. For books, bookdepository.com has free worldwide shipping.



[#] Wed Sep 19 2018 02:35:41 EDT from captnemo

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A company that In my understanding has never made a profit but it the first Trillion Dollar company in the world.. Only in A MARICA I guess..........

Fri Sep 14 2018 04:37:51 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

Jeff Bezos is just a facial scar and a persian cat away from being a villain in a James Bond movie.

 




-- 
Realist - Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same -- hardihood. Give them raw truth.



[#] Wed Sep 19 2018 08:34:22 EDT from nonservator

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"We used to make shit in this country, build shit. Now we just put our hand in the next guy's pocket."



[#] Wed Sep 19 2018 17:05:23 EDT from Decomposed

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I'm pretty sure APPLE was the first trillion dollar company.  A few weeks later, Amazon became the second.



[#] Fri Sep 21 2018 13:01:33 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I've found iherb.com to be a great replacement for almost all
supplements I was getting through Amazon.

If you *really* want to stick it to the man, get your supplements from infowars.com
<<GRIN>>

[#] Fri Sep 28 2018 09:41:49 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I received a friend request this morning.

On YouTube.

WTF?

[#] Fri Sep 28 2018 12:29:49 EDT from zooer

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Obviously they don't know you.



[#] Fri Sep 28 2018 21:00:08 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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It's from someone I know "in real life"

I just didn't know YouTube had any such thing as friend requests. Is that new?

I guess they've figured out that nobody is going to use Google+ and they have to add social features to a platform that someone actually uses.

Too bad. I had high hopes for G+ simply because it isn't F*c*book. But now that Google are douchebags too, it doesn't matter.

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