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Bing Users' Click-Through Rate 55% Higher Than Google Users'

barncha Re:What a surprise (268 comments)

Why is it inferior? Because it has the Microsoft name attached to it?

No, because it has the name of fictional character who is a son of erotic novelist and cross-dressing Vegas burlesque star attached to it.

more than 5 years ago

Bing Users' Click-Through Rate 55% Higher Than Google Users'

barncha Let me... (268 comments)

Essentially, people who use Bing are stupid.

Let me fix that for you...

more than 5 years ago

People Emit Visible Light

barncha Re:Biblical? (347 comments)

The rods are located near the outer edges of the retina. This is why very distant stars that are barely visible appear brighter if you use your peripheral vision to view them by looking off to the side.

Neat. I always thought that was because I was weird. Oh wait...

more than 5 years ago

Ponzi Schemes Multiply On YouTube

barncha Legal (346 comments)

"It's just money changing hands"

Isn't that how banks work? Or used to until a few months ago...

more than 5 years ago

Conficker Downloads Payload

barncha Re:april fools? (273 comments)

Not something, someone. It is America.

more than 5 years ago

Wikileaks Pages Added To Australian Internet Blacklist

barncha Where is the (437 comments)


more than 5 years ago

French Police Save Millions Switching To Ubuntu

barncha Re:Where is GORILLA.BAS? (368 comments)

"Most of these have been updated quite a bit"

Where Microsoft knows where it's priorities lie then... same crappy notepad, cmd, control panel...

more than 5 years ago

9 Browsers Compared For Speed and Features

barncha Mozilla made Chrome? (363 comments)

"In a design document, Mozilla developers outlined plans to add extensions to Chrome sometime in the future."

And why the hell would that do that?

more than 5 years ago

$100 Linux Wall-Wart Now Available

barncha Netbook (464 comments)

What IS a netbook?

more than 5 years ago

Facebook Reverts ToS Change After User Uproar

barncha Re:huhu (260 comments)

Slashdotted! How am I meant to keep in touch with my tri-male-Liverpuddlian bit-on-the-side named emma now?

more than 5 years ago

The Hairy State of Linux Filesystems

barncha Re:Where's NTFS ? (187 comments)

In Soviet Russia, insensitive clod overlords copy-paste YOU!

more than 5 years ago



40,000 Copyright Infringements

barncha barncha writes  |  more than 5 years ago

barncha writes "I recently came across a site leeching graphics from my own and found it was not only hotlinking to a few of my own images, but also to another 40,000 spread over 5,000 other domains. No source was mentioned for the images and no copyright information was displayed — they appeared to belong to the site in question.

I have been in contact with the sites help desk to point out the use of the copyrighted images and the hotlinking issue, though I get the impression they have no idea what I'm talking about... Their excuse for not attributing and hosting the images on their own servers was: "Due to the sheer volume of data present on the world-wide web, it is unfortunately not possible to contact each site individually". They also seem to be hiding behind a "we're a not-for-profit scientific resource" stance. I can understand the hotlinking issue (not understanding how the web works) but this blatant plagiarism is inexcusable from a supposedly scientific resource.

I have considered emailing the 5000+ domains about use of their images, but I would rather the site in question did that. How serious is this? What action should I take?"

Google may harm your computer.

barncha barncha writes  |  more than 5 years ago

barncha writes "It appears Google has gone all defensive in its war against malware, flagging up every site (inluding its own) as a potential threat. Is Google covering its back against a potential lawsuit? Or maybe the internet has just been haxxored. Either way I'm off to Yahoo! till they sort it out..."


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