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Google Should Be Broken Up, Say European MPs

MrL0G1C MEPs clearly go techno-stupid. (224 comments)

Google has around 90% market share for search in Europe.

This is a near monopoly and the biggest reason they have this monopoly is because their search simply works better, I've often tried other search engines and they're just not as good.

complaints that it favors is own services in search results

This is like complaining Mcdonalds favors it's own burgers. It's their search, why shouldn't they point to their own services. Would anyone expect a search on IBM's site to offer HP services?

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Australia Elaborates On a New Drift Model To Find MH370

MrL0G1C Re:Obsession (149 comments)

You may well want to know but it is not feasible, the plane is lost and these articles do not tell you what happened to the plane anyway.

yesterday
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Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

MrL0G1C Re:But what about (204 comments)

+1, great video.

yesterday
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UK Announces Hybrid Work/Study Undergraduate Program To Fill Digital Gap

MrL0G1C Re:This is an "excellent" idea! (107 comments)

I disagree, it is purely electioneering. These are the Tories they don't intend to pay for students, by the time they've put the scheme together it'll stink and either no student will want to go for it or no employer will want to go for it.

I am sick of people abusing the mod system as you describe, mod people down if they are flamebait etc but not because you simply disagree 'coward'.

yesterday
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Uber's Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission

MrL0G1C Re:Why is Android allowing Uber to access the info (224 comments)

They are over-charging scumbags with dodgy drivers, why would you want to use them? Don't support them until they sort their act out.

2 days ago
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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

MrL0G1C Re:Underwhelming picture (81 comments)

Nyyaaaaaaahhhhhhh that is the creepiest thing I have ever seen, I hate spiders. My skin is still crawling.

2 days ago
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Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

MrL0G1C Re:But what about (204 comments)

Flash memory gets less reliable as the density increases so it doesn't look like we'll be seeing 100TB flash drives with SLC/MLC technology.

2 days ago
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Australia Elaborates On a New Drift Model To Find MH370

MrL0G1C Obsession (149 comments)

MH370 again, this isn't just obsession, it's extreme obsession, this level of obsession is bizarre, why are officials feeding it? The plane is gone, it's past time to get over it - I don't mean the relatives, I mean the officials and media who are feeding this thing.

2 days ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

MrL0G1C Re:"Just pay extra..." (473 comments)

How do you get the pound sign to work? Qhen I type it it looks like this £20.

2 days ago
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WaveNET – the Floating, Flexible Wave Energy Generator

MrL0G1C Re:Saltwater and MTBF (89 comments)

Rance Tidal Power Station opened in 1966, still going strong, salty water not a problem.

The UK is planning a large tidal lagoon, backed by Prudential Insurance, they don't seem to be in the slightest bit worried about salty water either. UK Renewables May Be Turning The Tide

And of course there's a global shipping industry. Coal doesn't go by airplane.

2 days ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

MrL0G1C Re:CS players cheat? (219 comments)

HDD and SSDs have serial numbers, it looks like they are not easy to spoof.

2 days ago
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Firefox Will Soon Offer One-Click Buttons For Your Search Engines

MrL0G1C Privacy issue. (100 comments)

So, I'm going to search for something in Wikipedia (or any other installed search engine) and Yahoo does the autocomplete for it - that's a privacy invasion.

3 days ago
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Firefox Will Soon Offer One-Click Buttons For Your Search Engines

MrL0G1C Re:So what? (100 comments)

Mozilla don't seem to want to fix all of the bugs in Firefox, they'd rather mess about changing the interface constantly. Firefox now freeze-crashes regularly or gets stuck in a loop for 10 seconds, it's Netscape 4.7x all over again.

Time for a re-write?

Firefox have a revenue of hundreds of millions and a falling market share, they should advertise, their competitors do.

3 days ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

MrL0G1C Re:CS players cheat? (219 comments)

I thought steam looked at hardware IDs?

3 days ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

MrL0G1C Re:Inescapable fact of FPS games (219 comments)

So they don't ban hackers?.. Or put them only with other hackers. What do they generally do?

3 days ago
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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

MrL0G1C Re:Ambulances (111 comments)

Article clarifies what the summary wrote badly, that the number did indeed refer to all patients and not just those that had made it 90 days.

3 days ago
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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

MrL0G1C Ambulances (111 comments)

But researchers found that 90 days after hospitalization, patients treated in BLS ambulances were 50 percent more likely to survive than their counterparts treated with ALS.

Completely meaningless figure; what was the survival rate for all patients, not just those that had already made it 90 days, if there were 3x as many making it to 90 days then that would still be a plus.

3 days ago

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ORG Steps in to Fight Piracy Settlement Letters

MrL0G1C MrL0G1C writes  |  about 2 years ago

anne on E. mouse cow (867445) writes "The Open Rights Group (ORG) has applied for permission to intervene in a court case between Golden Eye International, which holds the copyrights for various adult films (Ben Dover), and O2 UK. The move could potentially help to stop up to 6,000 of the ISPs customers receiving dubious internet piracy claim letters.

ORG are currently trying to raise £5000 to pay court fees, Donations Page"

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Google has completely fucked itself RANT ALERT

MrL0G1C MrL0G1C writes  |  about a year ago

Unbelievable, google have lost all control of their senses, why:

1) "searches in quotes" no longer does an exact search.
2) Search-for-words-together also does not work.
3) Only 6 results on the first page.
4) Only 5 results out of 527,000 shown and then I get completely irrelevant "Results for similar searches".
5) Google.com redirects to wrong country.
6) Google.com/ncr search not working.
7) + operator does nothing.
8) And while I'm at it, image search options GUI is shit, badly laid out, confusing headings etc.

Simple search: 'frostwire set seed ratio'
Relevant results, BIG FAT NADA ZERO NONE

Did I get volunteered into google shit version testing without being asked or something, I've noticed how sites like to do that, different users getting different versions of a site, my response to this is:

I DON'T FUCKING LIKE IT GOOGLE, FUCK OFF YOU FUCKING MONEY WORSHIPING ADVERTISING WHORES.

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