I remember a case where a woman claimed she was beaten in the back of a patrol car by the two responding officers. Too bad for her there was an in-car camera pointed to the back seat which clearly showed her yelling and screaming, telling the cops to stop beating her, and she was the only one in the scene the whole time.
Because the US only tracks people in their jurisdiction right? Remember you have no rights if your not american because american's are the new aryans. Sieg hiel!
I know this is difficult for one-track minds like this AC to understand, but many issues are in fact nuanced and complex. Shockingly, law appears to be one of those. Just to name a single example: data retention laws. They vary by jurisdiction.
If they start poisoning search with for-profit results Google will be quickly reminded that they are not the only search engine in town.
As long as the ads are marked somehow, a user script will be able to suppress them.
It's sad I need to mangle the web to make it usable, but not as sad as not having a mangling facility would be.
As someone who runs NoScript, Adblock Plus and various other user scripts, I think it's a good thing to be able to take control over your own experience. It's good not to be passive. It's good to see only what you want to see. The more people do this, the more these companies have to comprehend that this is the nature of the network in which they have chosen to participate. The Web would lose most of its appeal to me if it were entirely corporate controlled like television.
What's really sad is that other mediums like television, radio, and periodicals are one-to-many, heavily centralized, and don't include such great control over what you see. They're package deals that require you to accept the crap along with the content and are often not worthwhile.
That's as bullshitty a term as it is in your supermarket. There *are* no "organic" results when they're calculated based on your tracking history, ad clicks and social connections.
Friends don't let friends get tracked. Use the quack that doesn't track!
I use startpage.com myself. I like the idea of getting actual Google search results without any sort of Google tracking. They don't even log your IP address and they're outside of US jurisdiction.
By the way I hope our federal legislators appreciate that. I hope they are proud that now, "outside of US jurisdiction" has become a selling point.
BAD MOD: Not everyone will agree with this, but that doesn't mean it's flamebait.
Anyone who needed to have that explained to them is demonstrably resistant to facts and so-called "common sense" and is therefore a lost cause. Mass numbers of non-individuals agreeing with you bandwagon-style is the only thing they would find persuasive.
The constructive contribution I have is to make everyone who uses medical services pay for them. Stop this nonsense of people going to the emergency room with the sniffles and saying, "I'm sick."
"No shit you're sick, so are 5% of the people in the city. It's flu season. That' will be $50."
The second part is to force the smokers, the obese, the alcoholics and drug users to change their ways. All of the above are lifestyle choices they have made. They want to smoke? No problem. It's their choice. But I shouldn't have my money confiscated to pay for their bad choices.
But neither will be done, will it? Because that would involve personal responsibility and we can't have that, can we? It's easier to make people pay, and pay, and pay some more rather than taking a hard look at the driving issues of rising health costs.
The uACA has nothing to do with health insurance and everything to do with giving free money to insurers.
I know it's not really the same, but I've had good luck with used laptops. Even if I use them primarily headless or with an external keyboard/mouse, you get low power consumption, built-in battery backup, and a built-in screen which is handy sometimes. The only trick is finding cheaper used laptops that have some sort of digital video out, not just a VGA port.
A failed web site launch, failure to meet their initial sign-up goal, failure to meet their predicted sign-up goal, continual fudging of implementation dates for random portions of the ACA.
It's just like having Bush all over again.
Hopefully people have finally gotten the message and aren't handing over their money to private companies just because the government says you have to.