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Comment: They took more than email (Score 1) 140

by 93 Escort Wagon (#48902753) Attached to: Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data

The subjects of the warrants were the investigations editor of WikiLeaks, the British citizen Sarah Harrison; the spokesperson for the organisation, Kristinn Hrafnsson; and Joseph Farrell, one of its senior editors

It's obvious they also stole some vowels from the poor spokesperson.

Comment: Unanswered question (Score 1) 209

by 93 Escort Wagon (#48871251) Attached to: Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

Analytics and visualization blogger Kevin Anderson studied data compiled by Edward Morbius, who says that just 9% of Google+'s 2.2 billion users actively post public content.

And of that "just 9%"... how much was activity on other Google properties where you have to jump through hoops NOT to have it cross-posted to Google+?

I know they mentioned YouTube comments, but this was also an issue with YouTube videos. If you posted one on your channel, you had to take steps for it not to be crossposted to your Google+ page. And, of course, most people who post on YouTube were semi-forced to create a Google+ page simply to remove some artificial constraints Google added with the goal of attempting to force Google+ adoption.

Comment: Re:Completely believable! (Score 3, Funny) 98

And Thor and the Asian woman race around the world fighting the bad guys. Literally fighting. Thor kicks physical ass.

Well, yeah. What did you expect? I can't speak for you, but that certainly describes my job pretty well - and I'm just a web developer.

I remember my first day at work. They showed me my office, then they said "here is your hot Asian girlfriend". I explained I was married, but it seemed to be a requirement.

Comment: Re:Mmm... (Score 4, Insightful) 174

by 93 Escort Wagon (#48808795) Attached to: Authors Alarmed As Oxford Junior Dictionary Drops Nature Words

I've got both acorns and blackberries growing in my yard. Not sure what I'm supposed to call them now...

More seriously - there has to be more to it than that, but possibly finding out would involve clicking the link and reading, and that would itself require a higher level of interest in this story than I actually possess.

ASHes to ASHes, DOS to DOS.