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Comment: Re:Noticing an unsurprising trend (Score 3, Insightful) 81

by KFT (#47615167) Attached to: Wikipedia Reports 50 Links From Google 'Forgotten', Issues Transparency Report

Given that the results still show up when you search for these names in the EU, it was likely someone else that was at some point in time mentioned on this page (correctly or not, it is Wikipedia after all). So now when you search for this other person, this specific Wikipedia page will not show up.

Comment: I like this law (Score 0, Flamebait) 81

by KFT (#47615149) Attached to: Wikipedia Reports 50 Links From Google 'Forgotten', Issues Transparency Report

If I make a page now writing that you are a pedophile, with your name and address on top of it, and I am outside of your jurisdiction, there is absolutely nothing you can do. If you are a European, you can at least get this page disassociated from your name in search engines.

Lets leave it to the justice system to do justice, please, we've seen what vigilante justice brings us.

Comment: Re:Evidence? (Score 1) 450

by KFT (#43292191) Attached to: Largest DDoS In History Reaches 300 Billion Bits Per Second

Right, spoken like someone that has never had all their clients cut off from emailing the rest of the internet because one other client at a different ISP had an issue. You are not forced to use RBLs much in the same way you are not forced to use a metal detector in the airport. You don't use it, they use it on you. They are happy to block (oh sorry: list) an entire ISP for having a single problem that may not even be under their control.

Having said that, they also provide a valuable service, but accurate isn't the word I would use.

Comment: Fork for sane people? (Score 2) 591

by KFT (#36240002) Attached to: Mozilla Labs: the URL Bar Has To Go

So how about a fork of Firefox for sane people? Just some defaults tweaked.

Some suggestions
- Ask me where I want to save things instead of just dumping things in a folder
- URL bar with konqueror style commands like 'ggm:' for google maps, 'gg' for google, 'imdb' for imdb...
- One click pass through when an SSL certificate doesn't match (yes, tell me, but probably I knew this already)
- One click toggle of plugins
- history off by default (who uses that?)

Anything else?

Comment: Re:Holland? (Score 1) 139

by KFT (#36226068) Attached to: Cooperative Cars Battle It Out In Holland

Using Holland to mean the whole country is widely accepted usage, also in the Netherlands. Some people from outside of the two Holland provinces (and also some pedantics, and Belgians) have a misplaced sense of inferiority and dislike it when you call them part of Holland.

Anyway, I'm happy to Netherlands is at least putting some effort in to get to automated driving. With my skills, if I drive myself I will be dead within the day by some stupidity.

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