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Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information

furgle Spread the news, Create the news (138 comments)


Tomorrow - "Google has recieved over 64,000 Requests to 'Forget'..."
The Next week - "Google has recieved over 270,000 Requests to 'Forget'..."
Eventually - "Google has forgotten everyone"

about 2 months ago
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Entrepreneur Makes Millions Selling Virtual Land

furgle But this is normal (142 comments)

Maybe I'm strange, but I spend my days managing websites. Which are essentially virtual newspapers / magazines/ posters/ directories/ whatever. So what if it is a online designed 3d room, its just a online facility people pay for.

I feel a strange separation to my work, because I know in 1000 years from now, no one will ever no I was alive or a person. There won't be an antiques roadshow describing how wonderful/shit my work was, my work wont exist it will be simply gone. Ancient potters, blacksmiths, artist, or architects don't have this problem, part of their work can survive. Something physical something real.

I would love to listen to the future documentaries describing how "clever" we are with our "Internet" and "condoms" and our "iPads". But how simple we were for not realising that we should really have a centralised computer attached to our brains, that can simply kill all the sperm in a man's body before we have sex, by analysing our thoughts and electro-shocking our testicles.

I'm kinda sad that I wont see the future.

more than 2 years ago
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New NASA Data Casts Doubt On Global Warming Models

furgle Re:Dr. Roy Spencer... (954 comments)

I agree with your shortened version

about 3 years ago
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Best Buy Releases Their Own Music Cloud

furgle Re:Best Buy + iTunes? (187 comments)

I think there must be something wrong with me I have a range of intermediate feelings that the internet just isn't ready for. Currently on the internet you are allowed the following opinion about objects:

  • MegaLove(create a fan website, yours will be the real fan website)
  • Like (join a bunch of fan websites)
  • Hate
  • Meh(also known as n00b)

My brain works sideways and I just can't pick an option.

I get the same problem when surveyed about how often I do things:

  • Always
  • Often
  • Sometimes
  • Rarely
  • Never

My brain always goes, well sometimes I do it often, like for a week, and then I'll stop doing it for a month. And if you look at the whole of my life I practically never do it , considering it takes not much time to do, and for a third of my life im sleeping. But for the time when I am doing it I Always do it

more than 3 years ago
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Is the Rise of Wearable Electronics Finally Here?

furgle No (98 comments)

No its not. But aren't those transition lenses magic.

more than 3 years ago
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Best Buy Releases Their Own Music Cloud

furgle Re:Best Buy + iTunes? (187 comments)

I'd like it a lot better if after every update I didn't have to replace all of its shortcuts. Frankly I find that just confusing.

more than 3 years ago
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Best Buy Releases Their Own Music Cloud

furgle Re:Best Buy + iTunes? (187 comments)

I've never had problems playing anything in itunes and I run it on Windows. I don't particularly like itunes, but I don't hate it. I'm entrenched into using itunes more or less because that is what I thought I needed for audio books. 2 years later it seems to me far to much effort to change to something else. My only real complaint with itunes is the one download policy- buy music and you only have one chance to download it. - that seems the worst of it though. I have read a fair bit of comments saying that itunes is crap. But to me its much like windows vista, yes it has some annoying features, but with some configuring they are all but gone, and with some time you end up used to how it performs.

more than 3 years ago
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Sophos Slams Facebook Security In Open Letter

furgle Experts Again! (96 comments)

"Security experts are calling on... ". Zap
Expert Experts are encouraging Security Experts to change their language from "calling on" to "asking". The Expert Experts believe that "calling on" is one way street and "asking" would open a "dialogue". This "dialogue" can help with "discussion" of a "three point plan", allowing possible evolution of the solution to a "two point plan", a "one point plan" or an "item of consideration".
The Expert Experts think that by "calling on" the Security Experts may be ignored. If any Expert is ignored it is often implied they are not Experts which is not a desirable outcome.

more than 3 years ago
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New Dinosaur Species Is a Missing Link

furgle Re:Now there are two gaps .. (194 comments)

Part of me reads this and thinks: "this is a great way to troll"

  • 1. Take an unpopular position in an argument. Take it deep into your persona, including backstory.
  • 2. Sound reasonable, polite and upset, without actually asserting your position or defending it.
  • 3. ???????
  • 4. Troll profit!

more than 3 years ago
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The Case Against GUIs, Revisited

furgle Re:CLI is no longer essential (720 comments)

You haven't read the article either, have you? I'll bet you've never administered an enterprise scale network, too.

I read the article, And it does't mention Turing machines at all.But was talking about your comment and the comment prior with no relation to the article.

No I haven't administered an enterprise scale network. The networks I have administered have not been that large. However whether I have or have not administered an enterprise scale network has zero weight over whether your argument was logical falicy, in this case a strawman (I looked it up). Which it is your argument about a Turing Machine is a strawman:
Straw Man Arguing against a position which you create specifically to be easy to argue against, rather than the position actually held by those who oppose your point of view.
and further more this:

You haven't read the article either, have you? I'll bet you've never administered an enterprise scale network, too.

is Ad Hominem. You are attacking the person and not the argument.
I only object because your authority, being a sys admin and you've read the article. - perhaps you would like to elaborate why you cant do certain things with a GUI. How can simple plebs like me be expected to learn about this when bastions of knowledge like yourself hold back?

As a side track : would you call the consoles on the "Starship Enterprise" a CLI or GUI?

more than 3 years ago
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Which Comic Character Is the Greatest Engineer?

furgle Re:Calvin and Hobbes FTW! (316 comments)

I must say Calvin's best discovery is his thought experiment on the equation 5+6

He examins the problem by taking two planets of size 5 and 6 and colliding them. The collision obliterates planet 5, leaving only 6. Therefore 5+6 = 6

But the thing is Tigers don't need math.

more than 3 years ago
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Which Comic Character Is the Greatest Engineer?

furgle Re:Calvin and Hobbes FTW! (316 comments)

So he can create any machine out of a single cardboard box. What a Nerd! Hobbes can pick up chicks, or rather gets picked up by them, if you know what I mean.

more than 3 years ago
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Which Comic Character Is the Greatest Engineer?

furgle Calvin and Hobbes FTW! (316 comments)

I vote for calvin and hobbes - more specifically hobbes. His ideas when playing calvin ball are excellent.

more than 3 years ago
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The Case Against GUIs, Revisited

furgle Re:printf ("Enough Already, World.\n"); (720 comments)

I agree I enjoy having multiple terminal windows open. CLI in GUI is great. It also means you can watch startrek while having a terminal open and doing work (by work I mean watching startrek until shit hits the fan). To me a CLI is essentially a programming tool that compiles your code and runs it straight away. much like the python can. You have Resources and functions you can run, Its essentially iterative programming at its simplest, which I think is an essential skill these days, all kids should know how to program a computer (at least understand the fundamentals of programming). -- However I can't deny that clicking something is far quicker than typing it. Are there any Operating Systems with no underlying CLI. iOS maybe?

more than 3 years ago
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The Case Against GUIs, Revisited

furgle Re:CLI is no longer essential (720 comments)

was that a straw man or a red herring, I can't remember, - the point "Everything can be done in a GUI. I don't see why not. We just haven't made that happen yet." is still valid even if a Turing machine isn't an efficient way of doing computing. And if you are implying that an unmade solution(Putting everything into a GUI) its not the best way, I would say that it's too early to tell. - or that perhaps we should put more time into the idea.

more than 3 years ago
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Australian Researchers Devise Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computer

furgle Re:Let the bad jokes roll in (63 comments)

The problem with uncertainty principle jokes: the funnier the joke the more uncertain you are of the actual composition, and if you do end up finding the composition of the joke you can't tell how funny it is. Furthermore, what the hell do you do with a dead cat?..

more than 3 years ago
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Google Give Searchers 'Instant Previews' of Result Pages

furgle Slashdot: News for Nerds read by wingers (252 comments)

Slashdot is meant to be news for nerds.

Yet most of these comments are basically against a companies idea to make searching faster. The main complaints seems to be:

  • Search engines are meant to be simple and fast. This isn't simple.
  • I love my enter button, currenlty it spells E....R the middle letters are wasted away. Google is reducing the amount of times i use that button
  • What if i get a preview of Goatse, or child porn, or Broccoli (Not Broccoli)

The first complaint seems to be an argument about what made search engines good when 56K modems were all the rage. Simple meant fast loading times. Now though i don't think that this argument should be the rule of internet we have bigger and better bandwidths, why shouldn't search results be as rich as possible to save you time?

The second complaint is redundant because you can change your preferences to still need to use your loved enter button. I know what you are going to say though " i don't want to change my preferences" To which i say, "You are meant to be a nerd. Changing preferences to suit obscure purposes is what nerds do. Nerd up."

The third complaint is dumb because getting a thumb of broccoli is better than getting a full size page. Its like you've forgotten google has an image search which can produce the same broccoli results, without having to click a preview icon.

It all sounds like no-one wants any progress, things are great now. I used to think the same thing when i was forced to switch from the arrow keys to WSAD when playing games. I was wrong. I'm not saying this is right, but my guess is this won't kill google, In 5 years when google adds another feature to its search, you'll all complain about this as the good old days.

more than 3 years ago
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40 million years old Primate fossils found in Asia

furgle Big deal (2 comments)

So the monkeys existed in Asia, and travelled to Africa, - Humans kick these things asses, aboriginal tribes in very little time we travelled to every part of the world (except like Antarctica, but that was cause we were like F-that its cold. ). Take that 40 million year old monkey, you aren't so special.

more than 3 years ago
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Robotic Hands Grip Without Fingers

furgle It still can't love (105 comments)

Now all we have to do is create a robot heart.

more than 3 years ago

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