The vast majority of slashdot users are not americans, the editors know and don't care.
Where did you get that?
Slashdot has always been a US centric site.
can't the guy claim Office Space Solutions ripped him off?
i mean, i don't actually believe that, "Work Better" is not a difficult slogan to formulate
but when dealing with this kind of abusive litigation, i think it's fair to reply to this kind of crap with the same crap
"your honor, Office Space Solutions must have found my website and decided to steal my intellectual property" or some such nonsense
You have a good point...
If we are willing to live in primitive conditions worse than our current prison population and if other governments give us free weapons to resist the u.s. government we could probably do the same in the mountainous and densely wooded areas of the country.
You aren't fighting the evil government or evil gossipmongers.
You're fighting the basic facts of how information works.
Europe has produced many great literary works. Such as Cervantes' Don Quixote jousting at windmills. Same absurd effort at containing information that is public. You're an absurd character fighting reality in the name of a dead era and losing.
I mean I'm sad I am going to die someday and I think it's unfair. Should I pass a law against dying and that solves the problem? Same thing with this moronic European delinking law: it doesn't work and you're just fighting the inevitable.
Do you think a credit agency would really have a problem getting around your dumb law? Another search engine? A proxy? Heck: it's a big business, they can write their own damn spider that simply looks for financial personal info on the web.
So if the problem really bothers you, you pass a law: "credit agencies can't keep records past 10 years"
That's actually effective.
Not this bulshit "the info is still there but you have to use a proxy or another search engine to find it." You really think someone committed to finding out this info about you won't make the extra 20 seconds of effort involved?
A dirtbag employer who is spending 5 minutes looking for dirt on potential employees won't think to use a proxy to find out the dirt he knows is out there? Really? You think using a proxy is as hard as going for microfiche in a library? Really?
Your "solution" is a pathetic band aid to make a few airheads feel good about your concern in a shallow way and with zero thought, without actually solving the actual fucking problem in a meaningful way.
There is a setting in the Windows Update action center that allows you to stop updates from automatically installing without your explicit permission. It pops up the nice little dialog you are requesting. So I would be careful about who you are calling stupid or rude.
you're acting as if an asshole bigot of a boss is some new invention the internet has given vast power to. this type of person always existed, and instead leveled his moronic judgments against you based on gossip or your appearance
the real solution is not to work for asshole bigots, or go after them if you have something actionable. what is never the solution is make believing you can censor the internet just for the sake of escaping the judgment of narrow minded assholes you don't want in your life anyway. even if such censorship magically worked, the douchebag boss will still be pulling this crap on you. he always did. he always will. the problem is the douchebag. not the technology. trying to change the technology is the wrong solution to the problem
the subject we are talking about is info being censored. the subject is not who is doing the censoring. you don't make any valid points by changing the subject
hey, i'd much rather have a job than not dying of black lung
hey, i'd much rather have a job than not be sexually harassed
hey, i'd much rather have a job than ever see my family and have a life
pretty moronic game you;re playing, no? a job doesn't justify abuse. if an employer is abusive piece of shit, someone should do something about the asshole employer. not roll over and take it up the ass. suit yourself, but not all of us are completely spineless
exactly. it's not effective, at best it's a weak lame censorship that will be abused
the information is still there
you think it's hard to use another search engine or use a proxy and search from an IP address in another country without the moronic law?
the law purports to make public info magically not exist. why don't we pass laws against gravity while we're at it?
so fucking stupid
you're not going to stay employed long with that moronic level of hotheadedness friend
if i push you out a window that's not fair. but you can't take it back either just because it's not fair. you can and should prosecute me for pushing you out a window. but you can't magically snap your fingers and magically you never fell out a window. same if i divulged your private info publicly
Can you say how it is failing? Sure, the information is there