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Comment: Re:Not searches. Ads. (Score 1) 216

by Ginger Unicorn (#49575503) Attached to: How Google Searches Are Promoting Genocide Denial
It's the general principle and how it could apply to any issue of concern, rather than this one example. And it's the number of people that would fall for this that makes them relevant. I don't think it's prudent to dismiss a large chunk of the population as not smart enough to be relevant. Some very un-smart people get into positions of power all the time. There are plenty of harmful myths that stay around even in the minds of people who are generally smart just because they have a plausible venue to be heard.

Comment: Re:Three (Score 1) 287

I have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard that both require AAA batteries and do not charge from anything. They work perfectly fine. I change the batteries once a year. Apart from changing the batteries (a triviality) they operate absolutely no differently and give me no issues that a PS/2 mice/keyboard would. If they charged from USB they would not even have the occasional battery change to differentiate them from a wired setup. I use them because I have the PC connected to a big projector screen in the next room for watching movies, and it mean I can use the keyboard/mouse from whichever room. Is there something I'm missing about how they don't work properly?

Comment: Re:Not searches. Ads. (Score 2) 216

by Ginger Unicorn (#49575277) Attached to: How Google Searches Are Promoting Genocide Denial

I think the issue is more that people who don't know better (probably the majority of people) will assume those ads at the top of the search results are just results, since they look very similar, just with a little yellow box that says "ad" under the main link. This box is easily overlooked by inattentional blindness if you're not looking to make sure you aren't looking at an ad.

It's all very well telling people to learn the difference, but most people won't, and that's not just their problem, it's everyone's problem if liars can pay google to effectively come top of relevant searches, since we have to live with people who will be potentially operating under dangerous false assumptions.

Comment: Re:No, he's not (Score 1) 222

by Ginger Unicorn (#48996675) Attached to: GPG Programmer Werner Koch Is Running Out of Money
Running out of money and not getting rich are two different things. If you're on 90k euro a year and you're running out of money, you need to reevaluate your expenditure. I consider myself running out of money when i can only afford a 2.50GBP ready meal instead of spending 4 pounds on a proper meal.

Comment: Re:Ghostery = Inferior + 'Souled-Out' (Score 1) 467

by Ginger Unicorn (#48893891) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?
I love the irony that you're evading the point he made by accusing him of "running away". We all know why people "run away" from you APK, it's because you refuse to engage with the argument and just keep spamming non-sequiturs until people just shrug and walk off. Arguing with you is like playing chess with a pigeon. You can be checkmated in two moves, but you'll still shit all above the board and strut around like you've won. You are completely mental, and I guarantee that your response to this post will only demonstrate that further. Let me assure you, you can post whatever nonsense you like in response, safe in the knowledge that I won't be engaging with it because it's a waste of my time. I anticipate...ooohh say... ~4 posts that are thinly disguised as posts from 4 different ACs that are clearly all written by you. I'll be disappointed if you don't include the phrase "run forrest, run".

"When the going gets tough, the tough get empirical." -- Jon Carroll