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Comment: Re:Can Google afford to stop spam? (Score 0) 270

by stuckinphp (#34960842) Attached to: Google Fires Back About Search Engine Spam

Blekko won't work

There is one other thing in this world that search engines take care of other than advertising. Do that right, and you win a whole load of market share relatively easily.

The funny thing is, Blekko is doing a hell of a lot better than Google is in this regard. Links NSFW.

These Slashtag things aren't a new idea. Just a new name to the tagging system of old. Applying it to a search engine and mashing it with twitter @'s and facebook Likes isn't even that innovative, at least not something we didn't see coming. The fact is Google is too busy trying to take over the social aspect of the internet instead of simply integrating with the existing systems in place. They probably dropped the ball on this one and are starting to look a lot more like Microsoft these days.

People in power with all the information in the world are control freaks. Whuwuldathunkit. News at 11 I guess.

Comment: Re:Well then, CHANGE the law. (Score 0) 515

by stuckinphp (#34636236) Attached to: Recording the Police

I'd love to see a law where it was likewise illegal for any public employee to LIE during any interactions with the public.

Finally, cops will actually have to answer the question "Are you a cop?" truthfully.

This presupposes that there is never a reason for a cop to go undercover.

In a world where politicians cannot lie. I don't think we would even need police let alone undercover operations.

Science

A Lost Civilization Beneath the Persian Gulf? 277

Posted by kdawson
from the tigris-is-for-neandertals dept.
Phoghat sends news of a new theory that a once-fertile landmass beneath the Persian Gulf may have supported some of the earliest humans outside of Africa. "Perhaps it is no coincidence that the founding of such remarkably well developed communities along the shoreline corresponds with the flooding of the Persian Gulf basin around 8,000 years ago... These new colonists may have come from the heart of the Gulf, displaced by rising water levels that plunged the once fertile landscape beneath the waters of the Indian Ocean."
Bug

Iron-Eating Bug Is Gobbling Up the Titanic 221

Posted by kdawson
from the give-'em-a-little-arsenic-and-look-what-happens dept.
gambit3 writes "A newly discovered microbe dubbed Halomonas titanicae is chewing its way through the wreck of the Titanic and leaving little behind except a fine dust, researchers report in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 'In 1995, I was predicting that Titanic had another 30 years,' said Henrietta Mann, a civil engineering adjunct professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 'It's deteriorating much faster than that now.'"

Comment: Re:Clearly (Score 0) 178

by stuckinphp (#34171230) Attached to: Mob-Sourcing — the Prejudice of Crowds

You know what I actually found this /. post interesting and relevant.. too scared to load zdnet again though. So I took the time of your post "Tuesday November 09, @06:10PM". And I found this little gem in YFA's -

"After this, Apple users on Slashdot will defend Steve Jobs. They'll state this can happen on any operating system, and that it is not Apple's responsibility. Then they're say how they are immune to viruses. They'll rejoice when they get their new version of Safari, which is limited to Apple's pre-approved sites.

Then their call will cut out, their screen will break, and their data will disappear. Steve Jobs will tell them that they are "holding it wrong". Apple fans will then bend over and take this abuse, at a personal cost of $4000."

Clearly here we totally think as a group and have exactly the same position on all things from hardware to software. Oh and we respect each other greatly.

- sent from my.. oh F**K, I don't even know anymore.

Comment: Re:Your definition of movie may vary... (Score 0) 207

by stuckinphp (#33743940) Attached to: Torrent-Only Movie Denied IMDb Listing

From the FTA: “There is no official deal in place to make that happen, as it isn’t controlled by a ‘distributor’ as such. The only conclusion we can reach is that in the absence of a ‘proper’ distributor, they won’t list us.”

I dunno why he gave such a lame geek answer like "the sky is falling you're retarded". Should have just sent him an email with the distribution info:

http://www.google.co.nz/search?&q=filetype%3Atorrent+the+tunnel

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