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Comment: Re:hmm I wonder if.... (Score 1) 160

by flyneye (#47430059) Attached to: Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

I'm betting most explosives, being highly combustible, can be set off with a static charge. Good thing they only worked w/traces. Now they can safely find nutballs with traces of explosives on them. Perhaps it would be best if they tried someone holding a keg of gunpowder, you know, to see if it's safe. Gotta trust degreed men of science, after all they paid a lot to get those degrees. We don't need a trace finder , we need a bomb finder, no matter how many degreed scientists we have to blow up to get one. They should feel honored to serve. GO RESEARCH!!!

Comment: Re:Superman (Score 1) 245

Odd, isn't it? I'm all for IP rights going back to 4 years and then handing it over to the world to promote improvement to mans progress. I'm also closer to being Lex Luthor, than Superman, some will attest.
D.C. and their lawyers should eat shit, die , be dipped headfirst in shit for the rest of their stay in hell.
Morally, ethically, we should make just as much noise as we can and be irritating to the point of torturous.
Let then know how you feel in the most descriptive action filled language you can muster.
That IS what feedback is all about.

Comment: Re:My two cents... (Score 1) 210

Google shouldn't have to make intelligent decisions as to what needs to be removed. It should all be automatic. Either everything is removed, or nothing is removed. Only by court orders otherwise.

So I should be able to request that searches for "microsoft" should not go to ""? And Google should be forced to honour that?

Those people, who want to be forgotten, should go after those hosting the material, not the search engine pointing.

The reason that going via the search engine works, is that it is possible. Many content platforms don't have easy mechanisms for identifying and removing content, and many are hosted abroad (whereas Google is active in the EU and can therefore be instructed by EU authorities). Slashdot, for instance, has only ever removed comment content once to my knowledge and they made a huge deal over it. Search engines, however, have enough layers of indirection between the search box and the results that adding a rule to exclude certain results from certain keywords isn't all that difficult.

I don't think that the "right to be forgotten" is a good idea. But saying "Instead of doing it via a route that is possible, they should do it via a route that is impossible" isn't a helpful contribution. Just say it's a bad idea, rather than suggesting an impossible course of action.

Comment: Re:One solution (Score 1) 219

by flyneye (#47358699) Attached to: Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

Yeah, I started out hoping for some success and popularity of the service, slowly the sound of crickets got louder and louder as G+ was abandoned like a ghost ship adrift on a smelly ocean. It seems to be functional for the operation of features of my android phone, but nothing useful really, for socializing.

Comment: Re:Sounds about right... (Score 1) 441

by flyneye (#47358685) Attached to: Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

Yeah, I've seen that one. The big one locally is "Citizens for prosperity" telling people that wind/solar will drive up the cost of electricity if we allow them to be built. What it really means is; Kochs will raise the cost of electricity to benefit themselves and stockholders as their profits drop from coal/nuke production and they have to purchase from outside sources as mandated by many states. They seem to have fooled Oklahoma, but Kansans caught on to their grift and outed their undercover "Citizens" scam.

"And do you think (fop that I am) that I could be the Scarlet Pumpernickel?" -- Looney Tunes, The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones)