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Comments on news posted 2013-01-27 09:18:05: Please empty your thoughts into the comment section below! Don't leave a mess or you will earn a demerit and societal scorn. ..

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squirrel83
cheers

join:2005-05-02
Honolulu, HI

great start to the weekend

great start to the weekend


Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT

Has anyone noticed that Google SafeSearch is now mandatory?

Starting a couple months ago, Google took away the ability to turn off SafeSearch for its .com domains, although the sites in other countries still had that ability. I started a thread on Google Groups and all Google would say was that they weren't censoring anything, people just had to be more specific in their queries. That was demonstrated to be false.

Now Google has made this change to all their sites world-wide.

Instead of the old three options of "Off", "Moderate" and "Strict", you now have "Show most relevant results" and "Filter explicit results". The latter is equivalent to strict filtering and the former is the equivalent of moderate filtering.

There is now no way to get unfiltered search results using Google!

Some people will say that it doesn't matter because there are other ways to find porn. That ignores the bigger picture. How do you know what's being filtered? Can you guarantee that only porn is being filtered? No, you can't. How do you trust filtered search results if you can't turn the filters off for comparison?

Who appointed Google the net's nanny?


KrK
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All the lawyers and politicians in the USA who blame Google for actually delivering search results you were interested in.


FFH5
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reply to Rekrul
Not true.
quote:
Search Settings
Search results
Languages
Location
Help
SafeSearch filters

How much explicit sexual content (web pages, images, and videos) should SafeSearch filter from your results?
No filtering Moderate Strict
Lock SafeSearch

my settings are set to "no filtering"

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LadyL
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Lorain, OH
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reply to CaptainRR

Re: Highway 401 Accident Near Toronto

Whenever it snows in Ohio...the accidents are caused by people who have lived in Ohio for years...they just don't slow down or really watch what is going on around them !
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Lonnie

CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
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1 recommendation

reply to anon anon

Re: FCC takes power away from NIMBY's for temp cell towers

I find that he is primarily an advocate for big business; if a rule empowers big business then he is all for it. If a rule restricts big business then we need to get rid of that law and de-fund the agency passing it... smaller government.

When most people use the term 'smaller government' what they really mean is 'more powerful business' or a 'more free market'.


Vchat20
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Columbus, OH
reply to LadyL

Re: Highway 401 Accident Near Toronto

said by LadyL:

Whenever it snows in Ohio...the accidents are caused by people who have lived in Ohio for years...they just don't slow down or really watch what is going on around them !

Sad but true.
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state
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Pure unadulterated awesomeness


Austinloop

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Austin, TX
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reply to Vchat20

Re: Highway 401 Accident Near Toronto

I lived most of my life in Illinois before I entered the Air Force and got stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH,Whiteman AFB in Missouri and K.I. Sawyer AFB near Marquette, MI., among others. All of these places had snow, and K.I. Sawyer averaged over 200 inches a year, and most people could drive decently in it, especially in MI. From MI, I moved to Austin, TX and it is terrifying if there is any snow at all. Most here have no idea how to drive on it, so it is best to stay at home until it melts.

However, my job required me to be at work regardless of the weather, so I got to see some interesting situations.


FFH5
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Anonymous does another stupid useless attack

»www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/01/26/···website/

The hacker-activist group Anonymous says it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide.

Wow, I bet all 6 people who go to the US Sentencing Commission web site are bummed out.
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NOVA_UAV_Guy
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reply to FFH5

Re: FCC takes power away from NIMBY's for temp cell towers

This could be a good thing, but it also comes with potential drawbacks. For instance, I'd be rather perturbed if a service provider decided to drop a temporary cell tower in the neighborhood - even if it was just for a couple weeks to support a large event. These things aren't the most attractive looking pieces of equipment and do take up space. But avoiding things like this is one of the reasons I moved about as far beyond the suburbs as possible. Still, however, I'd like to have the Town have the power to prevent a deployment of temporary sites if enough of its residents objected.


workablob

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reply to FFH5

Re: SNOW, SNOW, SNOW

said by FFH5:

1st measurable snowfall today. Roads all bollixed up as usual.
[att=1]

74*F and sunny here. Walked the hound with the Wife and we wore shorts.

Broke a sweat and appreciated the occasional breeze.

I do wish it was cold here and some snow would be cool too but that only happens every several years.

Enjoy.

Dave
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Kearnstd
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reply to FFH5

Re: FCC takes power away from NIMBY's for temp cell towers

we do need something though to speed new towers through Planning and Zoning. One person can hold up construction. And really towers are not that ugly, you barely notice them after awhile.

Unlike those fake pine tree cell towers that stick out like a sore thumb. I cannot understand why people think those are better than the typical slender grey steel tower. My mind tends to ignore the normal towers but when I see the tree ones I instantly can tell something is a bit off with that tree.
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Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT
reply to FFH5

Re: Has anyone noticed that Google SafeSearch is now mandatory?

said by FFH5:

Not true.

quote:
Search Settings
Search results
Languages
Location
Help
SafeSearch filters

How much explicit sexual content (web pages, images, and videos) should SafeSearch filter from your results?
No filtering Moderate Strict
Lock SafeSearch

my settings are set to "no filtering"

Then you're the exception because everyone else is only seeing two options; "Show most relevant results" and "Filter explicit results".

Advanced Image Search options



Dropdown box on the results page



LadyL
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reply to state

Re: Pure unadulterated awesomeness

Cute, very cute...young Hammers and/or James Brown
Sorry, don't know who else to name...am 'showing' my age.
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ndwbr

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Atlanta, GA

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Verizon 4G + FoxFi app performing better than AT&T 6Mbps DSL

Hi everyone, AT&T DSL is out again (2nd time in 4 weeks, rep says it will be out for 3-5 days - don't worry they're gonna pay!) so I've gotten another chance to power-test out the FoxFi wifi tethering app turning my Verizon Galaxy S3 into a wifi hotspot - Yes I popped $7 for the paid version of this app (best $7 I ever spent instead of paying $30/mo to the big V!) The last speed test I ran gave me 13Mbps/10Mbps compared to my 6Mbps/512Kbps DSL. Since I'm on an unlimited Verizon plan I'm going to keep testing this as long as I can! This is great - I've got my laptop connected to it (I can even VPN and remote desktop to work with no problem at this speed) and I can take my Wifi Kindle Fire anywhere I want and use it too! At my current rate I'll probably double my usage to 4gb over last month's - Wondering if Verizon will have any issue with this...but as I understand it they can't prohibit you from using your phone this way...Any one have a similar experience or comments on this to share?


Metatron2008
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I say dump that crap at&t dsl.

ndwbr

join:2003-07-10
Atlanta, GA
I'm seriously considering it but I have to have a long-term solution with a reliable connection from home to do work stuff after hours. I don't yet know if this Verizon solution is going to be long term. If so it would be SWEET cause I've got work ponying up $100 of my $115 monthly bill


Metatron2008
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united state
So try the connection from home and work.. What kind of ping do you get? Maybe run an all night internet stress test?

ndwbr

join:2003-07-10
Atlanta, GA
Doin that right now runnin VPN+Remote Desktop, Pandora playin music, plus texting on the phone - does it all w/o even blinking !!
Expand your moderator at work


chip89
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Independence, OH
reply to FFH5

Re: FCC takes power away from NIMBY's for temp cell towers

where I live my local government does't even pay attention to cell phone towers there is a Huge one in the middle of town.


FFH5
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reply to FFH5

Re: Anonymous does another stupid useless attack

said by FFH5:

»www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/01/26/···website/

The hacker-activist group Anonymous says it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide.

Wow, I bet all 6 people who go to the US Sentencing Commission web site are bummed out.

The web site is up and operating:
»www.ussc.gov/index.cfm
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IowaCowboy
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reply to FFH5

Re: FCC takes power away from NIMBY's for temp cell towers

I think local governments should be stripped of their authority over cell site placement completely and jurisdiction over cell tower placement and design should be with the state Departments of Public Utilities to have a central authority at the state level as opposed to have fight every city council, zoning boards, board of selectman, etc. Giving local cities and towns too much control creates too much red tape for economic development. The city I live in is so corrupt that the less power they have, the better.


IowaCowboy
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reply to N3OGH

Re: Super Bowl Sunday...

Think of the revenue it would generate (in addition to the ads) if it was on Pay Per View. I would like to see the big sports leagues go to Pay Per View distribution of games as I am not a big fan of sports (other than hoping to see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series) and I think sports programming is one of the reasons cable rates are through the roof (ESPN is an expensive channel and I wish the cable/satellite providers would make it a premium channel).

Best Buy should have a return on warranty issues only policy on TVs this time of year as people buy that 60 inch TV, unbox it and hook it up, watch the Super Bowl, and then return it the following Monday.

Happydude32
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Jesus Friggen Christ, give it up with your anti sports nonsense already! And incase you haven’t noticed 1) The Super Bowl is the most watched event in the country 2) It rotates between the over the air networks that have NFL contracts, NBC, CBS and FOX. Not sure why ESPN is even relevant here.

And please post a link or two about people in mass droves buying new TVs the day before the Super Bowl and returning it the day after. While I wouldn’t doubt it happens, it certainly is not some pandemic.
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philcord

@comcast.net

CBS should re release The Amos & Andy TV show from the 1950s

One of my favorite television shows of all time is Amos & Andy. I remember watching it when I was eight years old on WPIX channel 11 in New York. A year or so later, I started to see the show on WCBS channel 2 during the week, when I didn't have school or was on vacation. Then without warning, the show was taken off the air, it seemed never to be heard from again. This was the first all black comedy show to be seen on television. It had high ratings when shown for the first time from June 1951 to June 1953. They made 78 episodes. What happened, CBS started to get pressure from the N.A.A.C.P. during production to take them off the air because they said they were stereotyping black people and making them look in a bad way. They were no different than the Marx Brothers, Abbott & Costello or the Three Stooges except they were black. In 1966 CBS withdrew the Amos & Andy from syndication from the entire country. The show centers around the antics of George "Kingfish" Stevens, head of the Mystic knights of the Sea Large Hall played by Tim Moore. His wife Sapphire played by Ernestine Wade. Andy Brown played by Spencer Williams. Algonquin J Calhoun the Lawyer played by Johnny Lee. Amos Jones the cab driver played by Alvin Childress and Lightnin' the Janitor to name a few. In many of the episodes Kingfish is trying cheat Andy out of something usually money. In other episodes the Kingfish is trying to hide a bad deal he made from his wife. You can now see all but six episodes of Amos & Andy on the internet. Today Amos & Andy is harmless fun, compared to what's out there and should again be seen on TV.

ndwbr

join:2003-07-10
Atlanta, GA
reply to Metatron2008

Re: Verizon 4G + FoxFi app performing better than AT&T 6Mbps DSL

just ran another speedtest.net - ping is high ... 137ms but that's probably because my IP address is showing as being located at Irvine, CA !! no matter - speedtest download is 12.9 and upload is 8.2 - way better than DSL!

TexasRebel

join:2011-05-29
Edgewood, TX

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1 recommendation

Just plain effin tired of it all...

I say nationalize all carriers. It's the people's money that keeps the infrastructure growing and running. The corporations just horde all the money that's collected to pay off lobbyists or other government agencies to dictate stupid policies.

Eliminate data caps and ridiculously overpriced internet connections. Instead of cheering how much worthless paper you collected in a quarter, how about celebrating and rewarding people on how many peoples lives you improved.

The monetary system we have today is worthless paper, backed by nothing. I'm tired of hearing all the whining about why we can't do this or why we can't do that because it's not cost effective. BS!!! The same BS was used 100 years ago to destroy Nikola Tesla and his creative spirit. He had a way to deliver electricity free to the people, and the bankers said, absolutely not.

Call this a rant.. I really don't care, but I'm effin tired of this BS economic system that is controlled by bankers and corporations. Communism doesn't work, and neither does Vulture Capitalism.

There's millions out of work and losing their homes and it's NOT their fault. Unemployment is realistically at around 40% and not the myth of 7.8%. Once you run out of benefits, you are no longer counted as unemployed.. That's a documented fact.

Perhaps we need a extinction level event to spur radical change. It's disturbing to be living in a era of time when we have all kind of technology advancements, but most are shelved or bought up and dismantled because there's no money to be made from them. It doesn't mater if it would revolutionize the world. It's all about the almighty effin buck.. Which is effin paper!!!!

Imagine that.. the lack of us advancing to greater and better times is the lack of effin worthless paper, backed by nothing.


YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY

I could complain....but I won't.....

All I have to say is don't let your highs get too high and lows too low. Enjoy the weekend.
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