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Are you afraid of Google?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by soulgeezer, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Inactive

    Jan 29, 2007
    Northern New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: Red Zone Effects
  2. labgnat

    labgnat Inactive

    Oct 29, 2005
    outta this world
    i ain't scurrred
  3. antiseptic

    antiseptic **antisepticised**

    Jul 18, 2006
    la la land
    wrong linky...
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Maybe Google has already burrowed into Soulgeezer's brain and caused him to make silly mistakes.....:eyebrow:

  5. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Inactive

    Jan 29, 2007
    Northern New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: Red Zone Effects
    Link fixed (well, at least until those bastages at Google get in there and change it again!!! ;) )
  6. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    Google is playing the role of J. Edgar Hoover for the 21st Century. Any guesses to which of its founders is the cross dresser?

  7. I am not afraid of google, although that street level photography thing is kind of creepy
  8. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Fear? No. Slightly suspicious? Maybe... I'm keeping an eye on 'em.

    But all of that pales in comparison to my dislike of Microsoft. The MS goal is all about maintaining their monopoly. Building a proper product with proper security comes in a very distant second to snuffing out competition with many illegal practices only some of which they've been tried and convicted of. Then there's the nickel-and-dime factor: don't get me started how the Xbox game console became a spam-puking and money-sucking machine once it gained a significant market share.

    OTOH, all I've noticed from Google is that they are improving the quality of my life for free, with minimal interference. Yes, a great danger exists based on the amount of information they hold, but aside from the China censorship thing, I don't see them committing evil. They innovate freely and seem to compete fairly.

    Microsoft holds lots of information on consumers as well... and again, I trust them far less than Google because they have a history of abusing their power.
  9. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    It's not that I don't like Google. They offer damn fine services.
    I'd just prefer if there were more alternatives, preferently public funded.
  10. Diggler


    Mar 3, 2005
    Western PA
    Yay! Let's use tax dollars to create search engines! :rolleyes:

    I tried to bring down Google myself. I tried to 'google' the word 'google'... it didn't make it explode.

  11. I confess to also having tried that, what if a bunch of people did it at the same time, then would it explode?
  12. RWP


    Jul 1, 2006
    I run Script Blocker. You should see all the data they are getting when you surf. :eyebrow:
  13. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I am Google.
  14. Linky please?

    EDIT: I'm assuming it's a FireFox plug-in?
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