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I don't think there's an element of permanence to this, not if Google acts on commonsense logic, anyway. They can expect a ton of legal trouble and bad press (although whether they actually care anymore is moot... :P) if deleted search history data persists within their organization. If they have something in the TOS that allows them to do that, wow!... guess even the more paranoid among us are no match for their evil!  :Thmbsup:

I don't trust Google but my instinct tells me they're not that stupid (the Google desktop UI notwithstanding) or evil (getting less confident about that by the minute, TBH, so just hitting post before I have to completely rewrite this.)

My understanding is, this is to avoid the element of surprise/horror that the cross-pollination could result in.


(Haiti News Network, via Vincent Flander's pages on Web Pages That Suck)

That's the funniest thing I've seen today!  ;D

Looks very interesting... just installed it. Thanks for the review.

For anyone wondering if it's an AdBlock Plus replacement... it isn't.

An excerpt from the author's comment on the Mozilla site.
2. incidental ad-blocking. DNT+ is not designed to be an ad-blocker. we FULLY SUPPORT contextual advertising and the ability of web site owners to make money from it. Any ad-blocking we do is incidental and is a byproduct of the configuration of the ad-network and javascript they use. There are ways to advertise online without behavioral targeting and profiling. If you see a large amount of ads being blocked, let us know and we'll investigate.

I teared up a little listening to Whitney Houston's rendition of the American National Anthem yesterday. To state the obvious: I'm not American. :huh:

40, did you mean Comfortably Numb? It's one of my favorites, along with Coming Back To Life.

Between 63... lol!!

Sure they didn't get trolled by The Onion? lol!

[drunk... apologies...]

Living Room / Re: New weapons in the file sharing war.
« on: February 09, 2012, 09:51 AM »

You should try one sometime.

Living Room / Re: New weapons in the file sharing war.
« on: February 09, 2012, 09:40 AM »
40Hz's recollection of the movie:

That would be what I call the Escape from New York (after the movie) scenario.

In that movie, the government gave up on dealing with crime or terror. They just established a reservation for all the troublemakers, blew up the access roads into it, then tossed the inmates in it to do whatever they wanted and survive as best they could.

In the movie, they sacrificed Manhattan island to be the super-prison


My recollection of the movie:
Differing brain-powers, I guess.  :P

There's some interesting comments reg. Tribler on Reddit.

Living Room / Re: Chilling Effects - BTjunkie Closes
« on: February 08, 2012, 06:35 AM »
Great stuff! Esp. for someone who adores dogs!  :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: Chilling Effects - BTjunkie Closes
« on: February 08, 2012, 12:25 AM »
That pic is hilarious!  ;D

Living Room / Re: Another Internet Cafe Death
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:45 AM »
^ relevant :) (NSFW for language)

My favorite line at 00:48. ;D

Living Room / Re: Chilling Effects - BTjunkie Closes
« on: February 07, 2012, 07:56 AM »
My WTF-meter would have registered off the charts, had it not burned out a while back.

Elite Anti-Terror Police Went After Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom
While last month’s shutdown of Megaupload has been well documented, the finer details of the raid on Kim Dotcom’s mansion have only just been revealed. A new and astonishing report features a house tour and in-depth discussion with Dotcom’s bodyguard. He was confronted by dozens of armed police, some from New Zealand’s elite anti-terrorist force, who also demanded of a nanny: “Do you have any bombs?!”


Living Room / Re: The Pirate Bay - Domain Updates & Prison
« on: February 03, 2012, 08:24 AM »
I wonder if ISPs in countries like India (some of them govt. cos.), which are thriving at the moment even fully realize what a setback they'll suffer if illegal torrents/downloads (and online porn, to a lesser extent - it's the next logical step in the gameplan, right?) stop existing. It's not just about 'free', the only way I can get some content (current TV shows) is via TPB. Give me a legal way to get the same HQ content, not butchered by ads, in a timely fashion and I'll stop complaining (very loudly) and siding with the "bad guys".

Living Room / Re: The Pirate Bay - Domain Updates & Prison
« on: February 03, 2012, 12:23 AM »
Fistpalm - when a simple facepalm won't do!  ;D

Money is just money and a tool to do things. Freedom is fundamental, and without it, other things become meaningless. So, hats off to The Pirate Bay for sticking with the fight.


Living Room / Re: It's a great day :-D
« on: January 26, 2012, 08:02 AM »
I love that you lumped angry birds in with the rest of it! :D

Please go to Wikipedia and tweet/FB/G+ their redirect msg to make it trend.
(You need to hit an individual article for the redirect msg to show up, it doesn't seem to show on the main page.)

It's a last resort.

Never say die, though. Sometimes things need to get (much) worse before they can start getting better.

he OS appears to be rock solid, and passes all the analysis/checks I have run.

Anti-malware checks included?

Living Room / Re: Reddit Leaving GoDaddy because of SOPA Support
« on: December 27, 2011, 06:29 AM »
Godaddy! Actually, please don't!

Specifically, GoDaddy appears to be returning incomplete WHOIS information to Namecheap, delaying the transfer process. This practice is against ICANN rules.

***Update 12:45 PT – GoDaddy has confirmed they have finally unblocked our queries. The transfer queue is being cleared and all transfers should go smoothly from here on. Many thanks to our customers and supporters for bringing this issue the attention it deserved!


Living Room / Re: Thoughts in remembrance of 911
« on: December 26, 2011, 08:19 AM »
Really reaching here... where's the harm?

The pic's taken in southern India. The guy's probably a menial laborer working in the Gulf where he picked up the shirt. He would probably be dumb enough to wear it in Manhattan if someone told him it was OK. I wouldn't think too much about it, God knows he doesn't. :)

Living Room / Re: Reddit Leaving GoDaddy because of SOPA Support
« on: December 25, 2011, 01:28 AM »
A Delhi Court on Saturday ordered 22 social networking sites, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, to remove all "anti-religious" or "anti-social" contents in the next one-and-a-half-month and file compliance reports by February 6, 2012.

A Google spokesperson told HT: "We comply with valid court orders wherever possible, consistent with our long standing policy. We're yet to receive the details of this order and can't comment on this specific case."


If CNN-IBN (I'd be surprised, they're a responsible channel AFAIK) is reporting the rest of it, they're jumping the gun.

The court's order is against an obscene depiction of prophets and other forms of blasphemy, which the politicians fear will cause riots.
The last time we has major (country-wide) riots break out was when the leading opposition party led a pseudo-army to a mosque and demolished it. The government watched this happen. Of course, there's no telling how the Twitter/Facebook crowd (a fringe of the population, the so called "educated elite") may react if they see their favorite religious figure being bashed on FB, they just might burn this little country down. :)

The worrying aspect for me is that the judge used the term "anti-social", it could potentially be used for political censorship in the future.

BTW, the minister who sparked off this controversy has also tried to up the anti-piracy law. His son, also a lawyer, co-incidentally represents a leading company in the music industry.


Living Room / Re: Season's Greetings December 2011
« on: December 24, 2011, 10:41 PM »
Seasons Greetings to you and the rest of the DC crew!
Thanks for never failing to make us laugh. :)

except that one time... (proof attached)


Living Room / Re: Reddit Leaving GoDaddy because of SOPA Support
« on: December 24, 2011, 02:09 AM »
Please keep the boycott going

Living Room / Re: Reddit Leaving GoDaddy because of SOPA Support
« on: December 23, 2011, 07:52 AM »
I used to sit around and drink with spooks. They were some very nice people. Tight lipped about a lot of things, but open about many others.

You've led an interesting life. :)

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