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Personally I think MS's tendency to kill useful stable features and move the carcass to a different UI location is a 'plot' to sell more MS training courses for non-technical staff.
Not asking permission is theft.
I'm a fan of U2 and I can see how some people might consider what they did rude or presumptuous, but theft? - No, just leave the contorted 'theft' analogies to the MAAFIA. No offense intended, but they are much better at it than you are.
Maybe there should be a concept such as Search Neutrality.
Search is already neutral, it's the order of results that upsets people because by definition, ranking cannot be neutral. An intelligent search engine such as IBM's Watson gives a confidence rating on it's "facts", it can produce multiple answers each with a confidence ranking. They can also explain in excruciating detail how they arrived at the answer, and they can do it better than humans. Technology is a tool, a hammer that can be used to build or destroy a civilization.
Weren't people saying the same sort of things when the "assembly line" was first invented?
Yes, up until Henry Ford doubled his workers wages, introduced a 40hr week, and proved the Scrooges wrong.
Using that logic, the entire global economy should have fallen over immediately when the industrial revolution started
Yeah, that's what they said when Henry Ford used it.
How can they be only 38% sure?
More evidence for Dunning-Kruger.