Leaked Video Shows Google's Leaders Disparaging Trump Voters, Scheming to "use the great strength and resources and reach we have to continue to advance really important values"

Private monopolies can do whatever they want. I mean, sure it's illegal to use a dominant market position as leverage to advance another business product -- Microsoft was sued for using its dominance in operating systems to try to give its Netscape browser an advantage over competitors -- but our well-paid-off "conservative" shills will tell us it's no problem for an outright monopoly to scheme to use its power to squelch some businesses and competitors and an entire political movement.

Tucker Carlson reported on an email which shows that Google tried to Hack the Election for Hillary. Specifically, a senior Google employee bragged that she had used Google's power to try to boost Hispanic turnout in some states, in order to help Hillary win.

She called this a "silent donation."

Google will not clarify what she meant by making a "silent donation."

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 01:03 PM




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1 Regulate them. NOW.

Posted by: HA at September 13, 2018 01:10 PM (MAstk)

2 First?

Posted by: Flyguy at September 13, 2018 01:10 PM (3sOO0)

3 Funniest bit I've seen about this is Buzzfeed fearing this will lead "right wingers" to claim bias on Google's part

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2018 01:10 PM (39g3+)

4 They're a threat to Liberty.

Break them up.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2018 01:10 PM (oVJmc)

5 First

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 13, 2018 01:10 PM (QMwOT)

6 Fifth,

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 13, 2018 01:10 PM (QMwOT)

7 What's the deal with the beanies? Seriously, that shit is creepy.

Posted by: no good deed at September 13, 2018 01:10 PM (1uG1d)

8 The Early Ewok gets the KABOOM.

Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 01:10 PM (AkSKU)

9 David French wants the video leaker prosecuted.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 13, 2018 01:10 PM (OD2ni)

10 But of course.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 01:11 PM (NWiLs)

11 Rainbow propeller beanies. Need I say more?

Posted by: Octopussy at September 13, 2018 01:11 PM (zVNID)

12 I want a NOOGLER beanie...for target practice.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 13, 2018 01:11 PM (r9UYA)

13 >Microsoft
>"its Netscape browser"

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at September 13, 2018 01:11 PM (xN1DB)

14 Ace, Microsoft was pushing Internet Explorer to sink competitor Netscape. You have it exactly backwards.

Posted by: Gaff at September 13, 2018 01:11 PM (jPS2y)

15 Google: Don't Be Evil
Also Google: We decide what evil is and you're it. We're saints 24/7/365.

Posted by: Flyguy at September 13, 2018 01:11 PM (3sOO0)

16 Back in the day, we'd march on Google and lay seige to their campus.

Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 01:12 PM (AkSKU)

17 They're a threat to Liberty.

Break them up.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2018 01:10 PM (oVJmc)

Threat to Liberty? WTF is that? Whatever it is, it's not a priority.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 13, 2018 01:12 PM (9BLnV)

18 It's the whole ' are they functioning as a public utility and therefore should they be regulated as such' question, right?

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 13, 2018 01:12 PM (a0IVu)

19 Microsoft
>"its Netscape browser" "

Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 13, 2018 01:12 PM (6qErC)

20 Um, The First Browser War was Microsoft's Internet Explorer against Netscape.

Posted by: haggis at September 13, 2018 01:12 PM (IQI2h)

21 They are not a private entity.

They are in bed with multiple world governments (first and foremost China's).

They are acting as agents of the States that they have embedded themselves with, when they carry out Censorship and political activity.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:12 PM (UnA8+)

22 >>David French wants the video leaker prosecuted.


Goc. Cuomo is already suing them in the Southern District.

Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 01:12 PM (AkSKU)

23 And Microsoft reached a "settlement" with Bubba clinton's DOJ. Guess who wanted to avoid going down that same path.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:12 PM (5jVnA)

24 IE sucks balls.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 01:12 PM (NWiLs)

25 sure it's illegal to use a dominant market position as leverage to advance another business product



Is it? CNN has never made a profit since Ted Turner founded it. CNN has always been subsidized by a corporate parent.

Posted by: Miklos, industry onserver at September 13, 2018 01:12 PM (zCyNd)

26 Seize the company, jail the directors.

Posted by: trev006 at September 13, 2018 01:13 PM (+wxDg)

27 Have republicans pounced or seized, yet?

Posted by: huerfano at September 13, 2018 01:13 PM (pqc4s)

28 That said, they are so lame..let's give each other a hug? and stupid looking hats? lame and pathetic.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 13, 2018 01:13 PM (a0IVu)

29 Microsoft was sued for using its dominance in operating systems to try to give its Netscape browser an advantage over competitors

Yet hardly anyone used it.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 13, 2018 01:13 PM (y7DUB)

30 The depressing thing that it is not surprising. And this is what they feel comnfrotable saying knowing they are being recorded. Imagine how awful they are in private.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 13, 2018 01:13 PM (OD2ni)

31 9 David French wants the video leaker prosecuted.
Posted by: Benji Carver at September 13, 2018 01:10 PM (OD2ni)

Of course he does. Has to keep his Cuck Cred.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 01:13 PM (NWiLs)

32 Surround their HQ with armed infantry. Go in, drag out the CEO and rest of the execs. Try them for treason then shoot them right out front of the building. Have the NSA take them over.

They use RICO laws to bust up the Mafia. Apply them here. With bullets.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at September 13, 2018 01:13 PM (QMwOT)

33 I'm a-feared that Persian Tranny feller, Nasim, had the right idea.

Posted by: Some Feller From Arkansas at September 13, 2018 01:13 PM (tdhRz)

34 Microsoft was sued for using its dominance in operating systems to
try to give its Netscape browser an advantage over competitors


Netscape was another company.

M$ was Explorer.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (oVJmc)

35 i love that they cried.

Posted by: concrete girl at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (Tm+wy)

36 How many trillions in services have they donated to (D) candidates nationwide?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (JTUFF)

37 23 And Microsoft reached a "settlement" with Bubba clinton's DOJ.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:12 PM (5jVnA)


I guess the check to the DNC cleared.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (wHBiv)

38 I was struck by how little testosterone was in that room.


Posted by: Pam at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (qRq6C)

39 It's the whole ' are they functioning as a public utility and therefore should they be regulated as such' question, right?

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 13, 2018 01:12 PM (a0IVu)

That's the FCC angle. The other angle is the consumer protection anti-competitive angle with FTC.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (5jVnA)

40 Do Only Evil.

Posted by: new Google motto at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (c+2jX)

41 Ah, the days of Netscape Navigator. The little ship's wheel at the top of the page and all...

*sigh*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (6qErC)

42 Microsoft was sued for using its dominance in operating systems to try to give its Netscape browser an advantage over competitors

Forget it, he's rolling.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (9qZ3S)

43 break up Google and sell off the parts ala Planned Parenthood.

Ferrari's for everyone!

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (rjbMC)

44 Back in the day, we'd march on Google and lay seige to their campus.
Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 01:12 PM (AkSKU)

What day was that? Around the time of the First Crusade? I think it would be more appropriate because of the irony to airdrop some jihadis strapped with much C4 onto the campus and tell them the virgins await them. Diversity is good, no?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (9BLnV)

45 We are already in a civil war,right now only being fought with propaganda and lawfare with the occasional violence and assassination attempts.

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (mCMQ5)

46 24
IE sucks balls.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018

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Ever since I "upgraded" to Windows 10, so does the Brave browser. It used to work beautifully for me in Win 7, but now it crashes at random times, or (it seems) if I have more than 4 tabs open. Is this any way to run a browser company???

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (/ZWeB)

47 35 i love that they cried.
Posted by: concrete girl at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (Tm+wy)



Did they? Maybe I will watch.

Posted by: eleven at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (NLLmE)

48 David French wants the video leaker prosecuted.


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Ha. THAT'S his takeaway from the google video?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (JTUFF)

49 It's pernicious because not only do they want an economic advantage (which is natural for any business) but they want to regulate our thoughts and how we vote.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (NFEMn)

50 35 i love that they cried.
Posted by: concrete girl at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (Tm+wy)

Their pain and grief arouse me sexually.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (NWiLs)

51 I think Ace meant Farscape.

Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (AkSKU)

52 Have republicans pounced or seized, yet?

Posted by: huerfano at September 13, 2018 01:13 PM (pqc4s)



They're too busy agreeing with them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (SiINZ)

53 That said, they are so lame..let's give each other a hug? and stupid looking hats? lame and pathetic.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 13, 2018 01:13 PM (a0IVu)
............

and gay

Posted by: wth at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (HgMAr)

54 That's the FCC angle. The other angle is the consumer protection anti-competitive angle with FTC.

There could also be 'in-kind' contributions for the FEC to look at.

It certainly sounds like they're trying to stack the deck.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (oVJmc)

55 >>32
Surround their HQ with armed infantry. Go in, drag out the CEO and rest
of the execs. Try them for treason then shoot them right out front of
the building. Have the NSA take them over.



They use RICO laws to bust up the Mafia. Apply them here. With bullets.

Posted by: The Man from Athens

Yes yes. Use them as an example to others.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (r9UYA)

56 This is a fairly simple issue, as noted by many here today and earlier.


Publisher or not.


Regulated monopoly/utility or not.


Maybe another one - in-kind political contributions, or not.



Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (QDnY+)

57 I was struck by how little testosterone was in that room.







Posted by: Pam at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (qRq6C)

LOL

Posted by: Archer at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (gmo/4)

58 34 Netscape was another company.

M$ was Explorer.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (oVJmc)

Netscape was Mozilla/Brendan Eich, wasn't it?

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (UnA8+)

59 New Google documentary:

http://missliberty.com/the-creepy-line-film-news/


"An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle -- hence powerful -- manner in which they do it.

The Creepy Line is a title taken from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when during a 2010 interview he explained Google's code of conduct: 'The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.' However, as Dr. Robert Epstein explains in the film, 'Google crosses the creepy line every day.'

Containing interviews with Jordan B. Peterson, Peter Schweizer, and others, The Creepy Line offers an explosive look at the meddling and intervening done by Google and Facebook on their supposedly 'neutral platforms'."

Posted by: Lizz at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (W+vEI)

60 Ever since I "upgraded" to Windows 10, so does the Brave browser. It used to work beautifully for me in Win 7, but now it crashes at random times, or (it seems) if I have more than 4 tabs open. Is this any way to run a browser company???
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (/ZWeB)

Windows 10 also sucks balls. That's why I've deliberately kept 7. It works just fine.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (NWiLs)

61 OMG Dennis Prager just brutally taking down Obama and his speech right now. It's a thing of beauty!

Posted by: keena at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (WbJ4p)

62 Wait, they were wearing pussy hats?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (JTUFF)

63 HEY! YOU WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO SEE THAT!! THAT'S FOR THE BLOOPER ROLL FOR OUR CHRISTM...HOLID...END OF THE YEAR PARTY!!!

Posted by: The Great Googly Moogly at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (jDF8P)

64 "Of course he does. Has to keep his Cuck Cred.
Posted by: Insomniac"


French's latest is grovelling to the leftist race baiters that he was too mean to Black Lives Matter in 2015. Ala South Park, he'll be showing up to kiss Jesse Jackson's ass any dow now.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (OD2ni)

65
Goggle blows chucks.
Totalitarian to their very core.
I will not knowingly use them.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (pNxlR)

66 How many "uhs" and "uhhms" can one get in the first 3 minutes?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (6qErC)

67
Conservatives pounce.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (BWL+E)

68

Ace, Microsoft wanted to put Netscape out of bidness by making their browser an integral part of their OS.

Feds said, "No."

It's time for our representatives in DC to start doing something to protect our freedom from the radical Marxist/Progressive/Democrats that infest the info giants. Like, now would be a good time. No company has the right to censor anyone who's not committing a crime.

Remember, these people hate us and have us under surveillance 24/7.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (HaL55)

69 I knew something was fucked up with that comparison.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM (y7DUB)

70 Can I get one of those cool beanies?

Posted by: Lameass Duck Paul Ryan at September 13, 2018 01:17 PM (r9UYA)

71 With great power comes great responsibility to ensure that you retain great power.

Posted by: Troll Feeder at September 13, 2018 01:17 PM (hyZpC)

72
We estimate that 3,000 excessive comments will die in this thread.

Posted by: Statistical Analysis Department of Puerto Rico at September 13, 2018 01:17 PM (LOgQ4)

73 I was struck by how little testosterone was in that room.

Posted by: Pam at September 13, 2018 01:14 PM (qRq6C)

Or at NBC when the executives cried because Norm McDonald questioned poundmetoo.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 13, 2018 01:17 PM (9BLnV)

74 i love that they cried.

Me too. That was delicious.

Posted by: no good deed at September 13, 2018 01:17 PM (1uG1d)

75 42
Microsoft was sued for using its dominance in operating systems to
try to give its Netscape browser an advantage over competitors



Forget it, he's rolling.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 13, 2018

*
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You people are soooo mean to Ace!

(Can I join in?)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 13, 2018 01:17 PM (/ZWeB)

76 The only difference between Microsoft and Google is that Microsoft didn't donate money to the Democrats.

And that makes all the difference in the world ...

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (TN1P5)

77 IE sucks balls.

IE is dead. Microsoft is pushing Edge, which I find to be pretty good.

Unless you fiddle with the settings, Chrome sends every query you make in the URL bar right to Google for data collection.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (9qZ3S)

78 It's time to introduce Silicon Valley to the federal anti-trust laws.

Posted by: JEM1 at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (89dxs)

79 Check out my NEW column; "Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from monopolistic censorship by crying soibois and hysterical cat ladies."

Posted by: Ben Shapiro at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (datdl)

80 Wait, people expected a company run by a guy named "Sergey" NOT to get creepy?

Heh.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (UnA8+)

81 Not exactly Henry V on St. Crispin's Day.

Posted by: Archer at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (gmo/4)

82 >> It's pernicious because not only do they want an economic advantage (which is natural for any business) but they want to regulate our thoughts and how we vote.



How citizens in al countries vote. They are an international company, and want to have a say in all sorts of things worldwide.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (W+vEI)

83 No problem at all with google!

Posted by: Cuckstar Rick Wilson at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (yhf6w)

84 Yeah, duh.

Do a Google search for anything Trump related. You won't find any other perspective in the first 100 hits besides Foogle Approved Liberal Lies. Than they throw in a few dissenting voices of truth.

They need to make them a public utility.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (aHARL)

85 They are very intelligent and capable in their fields. Outside of those areas, not so much. It is the hubris of expertise and a big step on the road to outing yourself as a fool.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Climate Change Offer! Mikey's Club Baffin Island Time-Shares are for You! at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (hLRSq)

86 "Ha. THAT'S his takeaway from the google video?

Posted by: Moron Robbie"


Sorry, I was joking about that. It just seems like something he would be bothered by rather than the actual bias itslef.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (OD2ni)

87 Just commented to pile on Ace about "Microsoft's Netscape" browser.

He always gives you a laugh.

Posted by: Austin in TX at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (qEzoX)

88 51 I think Ace meant Farscape.
Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (AkSKU)



I don't think even ace is that nerdy.

Posted by: eleven at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (NLLmE)

89
Coming next: new voting machines, powered by Google software.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (BWL+E)

90 Have we had a seige since the whole Noriega thing?

Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 01:19 PM (AkSKU)

91 Now wait a second. If it was a right leaning corporation using its muscle to bend things toward the right, the conservative cucks would be all over how that is wrong.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at September 13, 2018 01:19 PM (pw+jk)

92 I will admit I liked The Internship. Owens and Vaughn are always a good combo.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 13, 2018 01:19 PM (2DOZq)

93 And how is a 6 year old who's parents legally emigrated to the US a "refugee"??

WTF?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 13, 2018 01:19 PM (6qErC)

94 Why not just bombard Goolag headquarters? I love bombardments. They can appeal the bombardment if they survive. So its totes legit and Constitutional. Am I Right?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 13, 2018 01:19 PM (2LelM)

95 Use Duck Duck Go.

Bonus. They don't keep your information.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 13, 2018 01:19 PM (aHARL)

96 Google is reading my keystrokes. Before I even type them. Electric shocks emanate from the keys that spell right-wing ideas.

Progress!

Posted by: zombie at September 13, 2018 01:19 PM (c+2jX)

97 >>OMG Dennis Prager just brutally taking down Obama and his speech right now. It's a thing of beauty!



Is it online?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2018 01:19 PM (W+vEI)

98 Sorry, I was joking about that. It just seems like something he would be bothered by rather than the actual bias itslef.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (OD2ni)


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That's what made it so great, though. It was 100% believable.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 13, 2018 01:19 PM (JTUFF)

99

David French wants the video leaker prosecuted.

OK, then let's also prosecute the anonymous NYT NeverTrumper in the WH. What say, Thumbelina?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 13, 2018 01:19 PM (HaL55)

100 >>>Did they?

the big-wig-chick did.

Posted by: concrete girl at September 13, 2018 01:20 PM (Tm+wy)

101
People on the Ace Spectrum often reverse items. Usual cause is excessive sperm count. 3,000 to be exact.

Posted by: Statistical Analysis Department of Puerto Rico at September 13, 2018 01:20 PM (LOgQ4)

102 Netscape...Microsofts? I'll have what Ace is smoking.

Posted by: ronsfi at September 13, 2018 01:20 PM (N0xgg)

103 this is the face of a tech giant? fucking soyboy. just roll a big fattie and call it a day, creampuff. just a wild guess here, but, i bet the restrooms at goolag are toxic waste sites.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 01:20 PM (KP5rU)

104 Sherman Anti-Trust Act. Just do it!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2018 01:20 PM (iwUO9)

105 Twitter is now blocking the phrase "illegal alien" as hate speech.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7sy5sas

These companies need to be burned to the ground.

Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2018 01:20 PM (xjiRE)

106 M$ was just trying to take market share, they weren't trying to take over politics and speech.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2018 01:20 PM (oVJmc)

107 You want an eye opener on Google. You want to read a brilliant article by someone who has seen and felt what they intend to do.


Read the article by Julian Assange on the visit paid to him by their CEO and certain govt representatives.

Posted by: prescient11 at September 13, 2018 01:20 PM (q+HNC)

108 93 And how is a 6 year old who's parents legally emigrated to the US a "refugee"??

WTF?
Posted by: Anon a mouse


He was a refugee FROM COMMUNISM.

To thank America for this, he now wants to impose communism here.

The cycle of life!

Posted by: zombie at September 13, 2018 01:20 PM (c+2jX)

109 Conservatives pounce.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2018 01:16 PM


It's super effective!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 13, 2018 01:20 PM (p+Wdc)

110 When the hag in purple starts reading the text from inside Gam-Gam's campaign I had a schadenboner of most rigid texture. "We're going to lose. Everyone is leaving." *sniff*
It was also fun watching how many of those f*^ks were claiming immigrant status. The arrogance packed on that stage was breathtaking. Also, the meek, subservient manner of the employees was friggin' creepy.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 13, 2018 01:21 PM (ty7RM)

111 >>> our well-paid-off "conservative" shills will tell us it's no problem for an outright monopoly to scheme to use its power to squelch some businesses and competitors and an entire political movement.

By rolling over, they get a piece of the pie and invited to all the right parties. Who are you do deny them their just due over some pesky bill of rights nonsense?

I miss Netscape still. I also miss the days when my web browsers were not politically weaponized against me and my wrong thoughts.

Posted by: LizLem at September 13, 2018 01:21 PM (hvf9s)

112 >>>Their pain and grief arouse me sexually

hiphiphurray! things are looking up!

Posted by: concrete girl at September 13, 2018 01:21 PM (Tm+wy)

113 I wonder if Google has a safe space room at their HQ...filled with ball pits, coloring books and weighted blankets.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 13, 2018 01:21 PM (a0IVu)

114 >>78
It's time to introduce Silicon Valley to the federal anti-trust laws.

or the hot tips of M16's

Posted by: Under Fire at September 13, 2018 01:21 PM (r9UYA)

115 The worst part of that video is they also imply they helped Hillary and the Democrats.

So not only did they have their finger in the pie, they were trying to tip the scale.

Oh and guess what they are doing for the Midterms?

Meanwhile. Russia!! OMG!!

Posted by: Marcus T at September 13, 2018 01:21 PM (aHARL)

116
It is the hubris of expertise and a big step on the road to outing yourself as a fool.

See: Hollywood

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2018 01:21 PM (BWL+E)

117 OMG Dennis Prager just brutally taking down Obama and his speech right now. It's a thing of beauty!



Is it online?
Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2018 01:19 PM (W+vEI)

----

Well.... Google it.

Duh...

Posted by: fixerupper at September 13, 2018 01:21 PM (8XRCm)

118 The top 5 management levels of Google need to be violently sodomized with a roll of rusty barbed wire.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at September 13, 2018 01:21 PM (cJcp+)

119
They really are a bunch of emotionally and intellectually immature people stuck in a perpetual state of being about 12 years old. With that level of a world view and ability to handle life. Pretend adults.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2018 01:21 PM (SiINZ)

120 "I was struck by how little testosterone was in that room.

Posted by: Pam"


Wives of Google employees keep The Paolo very, very busy.

Posted by: Paolo at September 13, 2018 01:21 PM (OD2ni)

121 103 this is the face of a tech giant? fucking soyboy. just roll a big fattie and call it a day, creampuff. just a wild guess here, but, i bet the restrooms at goolag are toxic waste sites.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 01:20 PM (KP5rU)

I wouldn't be surprised if there were used needles all over the place.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:22 PM (UnA8+)

122 >Microsoft wanted to put Netscape out of bidness by making their browser an integral part of their OS.

As I recall, MS did all kind of hinky default browser and undocumented system calls to make Netscape suboptimal.

Only after they were sued for illegal tying did they start melding IE with explorer to make it seem functionally inseparable, as if the tech development followed the legal argument.

Seems backwards, unless you are facing the potential breakup of your monopoly on OS for illegal tying.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:22 PM (5jVnA)

123 Now wait a second. If it was a right leaning corporation using its muscle to bend things toward the right, the conservative cucks would be all over how that is wrong.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at September 13, 2018 01:19 PM (pw+jk)
....................
It would be wrong because they wouldn`t pay me off.

Posted by: Cuckstar Rick Wilson at September 13, 2018 01:22 PM (yhf6w)

124 Mosaic/Netscape vs. I.E.

Posted by: JAS at September 13, 2018 01:22 PM (3HNOQ)

125 I thought The Nets was killed when his cape was sucked into a jet engine?

Posted by: clutch cargo at September 13, 2018 01:22 PM (TUU1F)

126 I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or it they try, they will shortly be out of office.

Posted by: Milton Friedman at September 13, 2018 01:22 PM (df+Zi)

127 Google's gotten way, way worse than when I worked there.

It has demonstrated that it has too much control and power. Time to break it up.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:22 PM (bcbK8)

128 Hey, did you know that Google *IS* running the US Government email?

It is. The different agencies call them something else, but it is just gmail. IE: The Dept of Interior calls their system "Bison Connect". It's just gmail. Has been for years.

Posted by: haggis at September 13, 2018 01:23 PM (IQI2h)

129
Waiting for the algorithm that changes "gay" to "filthy sodomite".

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2018 01:23 PM (BWL+E)

130 Sherman Anti-Trust Act. Just do it!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2018 01:20 P


Can we do the Sherman's march to the sea thing on them instead?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 13, 2018 01:23 PM (p+Wdc)

131 Google parent alphabet also dumped $100 million into Crowdstrike, the DNC/hillary hired gun who "investigated" the Russian hacking.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:24 PM (5jVnA)

132 >>Can we do the Sherman's march to the sea thing on them instead?


I'd prefer some proper seige engines, but this is also a good option.

Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 01:24 PM (AkSKU)

133 Google tracks your location, and your contacts. They can establish the network of like-minded people.

The KGB would have eagerly killed to get their hands on this technology.

But it's of no concern that they're looking to control what views you're allowed to have or vote for.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2018 01:24 PM (oVJmc)

134 They really are a bunch of emotionally and intellectually immature people stuck in a perpetual state of being about 12 years old. With that level of a world view and ability to handle life. Pretend adults.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2018 01:21 PM (SiINZ)

Having scads of money allows men to be boys.
Remember Michael Jackson?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:24 PM (NFEMn)

135
Part of the problem is that millenials "came of age" during the Mocha Lightbringers Reign of Awsomeness.

Its never even occured to those insulated cocoonites that there is a whole nuther 'Mericah out there.

And they do not like.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 13, 2018 01:24 PM (8XRCm)

136
I mentioned this this morning:

Google, via its work with China in repressing free speech there, and because China is actively working to undermine our society here at home and our national security abroad is an ENEMY ENTITY and should be treated as such.

DISSOLVE GOOGLE.

Preferably in acid.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 13, 2018 01:24 PM (G4W16)

137 It's hard to classify these people - if they're infantile, insane, evil, or all three.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 01:24 PM (NWiLs)

138 What's frightening is this effeminate, douchebag prattle has such an outsized influence on our country. I am a little tired of that power being weaponized against people who dont agree with them left unchecked.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 13, 2018 01:24 PM (aHARL)

139 Ever since I "upgraded" to Windows 10, so does the Brave browser. It used to work beautifully for me in Win 7, but now it crashes at random times, or (it seems) if I have more than 4 tabs open. Is this any way to run a browser company???

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (/ZWeB)

I would assume that Macrosnot has built land mines into Win10 intended to break the functionality of other browsers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2018 01:25 PM (iwUO9)

140 Sherman Anti-Trust Act. Just do it!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2018 01:20 P

Can we do the Sherman's march to the sea thing on them instead?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 13, 2018 01:23 PM (p+Wdc)

This time with Sherman tanks...

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:25 PM (NFEMn)

141 May Trump's EO of yesterday come down on them like the flaming hammer of Thor.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 13, 2018 01:25 PM (r9UYA)

142 >>Read the article by Julian Assange on the visit paid to him by their CEO and certain govt representatives.


Yup

https://wikileaks.org/google-is-not-what-it-seems/

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2018 01:25 PM (W+vEI)

143 I'd prefer some proper seige engines, but this is also a good option.

Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 01:24 PM


And then the scattering and salting!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 13, 2018 01:25 PM (p+Wdc)

144 30 pieces of silver goes a long, long way!


new Google motto

Posted by: new Google motto at September 13, 2018 01:25 PM (SHz3e)

145
As I recall, MS did all kind of hinky default browser and undocumented system calls to make Netscape suboptimal.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:22 PM


In the very early days of DOS 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 etc. when things moved along at a fairly brisk pace, there was a little poem about how MicroSoft would screw with the competition and make certain functions no longer worked;

DOS isn't done, till Lotus don't run

is one I remember.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 13, 2018 01:25 PM (LOgQ4)

146 134 They really are a bunch of emotionally and intellectually immature people stuck in a perpetual state of being about 12 years old. With that level of a world view and ability to handle life. Pretend adults.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2018 01:21 PM (SiINZ)

Having scads of money allows men to be boys.
Remember Michael Jackson?
Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:24 PM (NFEMn)

I was talking about this exact thing (minus the Wacko Jacko mention) yesterday...

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:25 PM (UnA8+)

147 This should fit nicely against the other lawsuit has against them regarding conservatives. If only there was some news media type thingy that could put all the pieces together.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at September 13, 2018 01:25 PM (XUXm4)

148 122 >Microsoft wanted to put Netscape out of bidness by making their browser an integral part of their OS.

As I recall, MS did all kind of hinky default browser and undocumented system calls to make Netscape suboptimal.

Only after they were sued for illegal tying did they start melding IE with explorer to make it seem functionally inseparable, as if the tech development followed the legal argument.

Seems backwards, unless you are facing the potential breakup of your monopoly on OS for illegal tying.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:22 PM (5jVnA)

Not quite.

The way Windows works, the user is 'browsing' the computer the way you browse a website. IE was always used for internal UI browsing and interactions. So MSFT would 'prefer' IE for most actions, including web browsing.

It may have done other shenanigans to make Firefox et al work less efficently, but Internet Explorer always WAS part of the OS. It doesn't differentiate between 'file explorer' and 'internet explorer' or it didn't back in the day. Same program, more or less, was used for both. Just skinned differently and pointing at different stuff, internal vs external.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:26 PM (bcbK8)

149 I'm of the same opinion with Microsoft pushing Explorer as I am with the Standard Oil break up. Both were crony capitalism actions. The others couldn't compete in the market so they made the government intervene for them.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 13, 2018 01:26 PM (2DOZq)

150 I am going long on the Aral sea cruise industry!

Posted by: Capt Kristol in his motorized canoe at September 13, 2018 01:26 PM (yhf6w)

151 136
I mentioned this this morning:

Google, via its work with China in repressing free speech there, and because China is actively working to undermine our society here at home and our national security abroad is an ENEMY ENTITY and should be treated as such.

DISSOLVE GOOGLE.

Preferably in acid.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 13, 2018 01:24 PM (G4W16)


Same with Facebook and them doing the same for Germany.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:26 PM (UnA8+)

152 "What's frightening is this effeminate, douchebag prattle has such an outsized influence on our country. I am a little tired of that power being weaponized against people who dont agree with them left unchecked.
Posted by: Marcus T"


All of these companies are being run by millions and millions of Chris Hayes clones. Very depressing.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 13, 2018 01:27 PM (OD2ni)

153 I dunno. It looks like the hills surrounding their headquarters are fit for trebuchets.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 13, 2018 01:27 PM (aHARL)

154 t's hard to classify these people - if they're infantile, insane, evil, or all three.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 13, 2018 01:24 PM (NWiLs)

They don't KNOW they're insane
They don't THINK they're evil
They will probably cop to being infantile though...

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:27 PM (NFEMn)

155 IT'S FUNNY BECUASE SHE TALKED ABOUT HER SILENT DOMINATION CAMERA AND NOW EVERYONE HEARD HER.

Posted by: Ben Rothlisnbbergler at September 13, 2018 01:27 PM (ymnmz)

156 Silent donation? Is that what Mueller's people are investigating with the National Enquirer and Trump?

Hmmmm?????????

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2018 01:27 PM (vbJig)

157 And still she persisted......in losing.

Posted by: You'd have a heart of stone to not laugh at September 13, 2018 01:27 PM (SHz3e)

158 The Internet was fun and useful with Gopher. The whole thing has gone straight downhill with this "Web" business.

Posted by: zombie at September 13, 2018 01:27 PM (c+2jX)

159 I keep laughing at how Sergey Brin and Larry Page look like decrepit old hobos that someone has dressed up like toddlers.

The whole thing looks like a comedy sketch.

Posted by: Warbuck at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (4So4m)

160 148 It may have done other shenanigans to make Firefox et al work less efficently, but Internet Explorer always WAS part of the OS. It doesn't differentiate between 'file explorer' and 'internet explorer' or it didn't back in the day. Same program, more or less, was used for both. Just skinned differently and pointing at different stuff, internal vs external.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:26 PM (bcbK

Firefox has always had a problem with leaking memory that somehow hadn't been fixed by the time I stopped using it.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (UnA8+)

161 >Microsoft was sued for using its dominance in operating systems to >try to give its Netscape browser an advantage over competitors

So he got the some of the words in the sentence in the wrong order. Relax.

Posted by: Al Crapton at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (T6Fbb)

162 My theory: leftism/secularism leads to people having empty, meaningless, nihilistic lives. So they turn to activism.

If they had families, their attitude would probably be to concentrate on improving their search engine and not caring that much about the political winds. Or at least being able to see both sides of the issues.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (/qEW2)

163 FRIGGIN ALL CAPS SPELL CHECK

DOMINATION = DONATION

Posted by: Ben Rothlisnbbergler at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (ymnmz)

164 Ya know, when they broke up AT&T the seven "baby bells" tried lots of stuff for profit. Many products and approaches prohibited. And they found out what did and did not make money. Later the gubmint dragged them back into court for violation of terms of the breakup. The baby bells negotiated all the losers away in their settlements and everyone lived happily ever after.

The End.

Posted by: 80's music fan at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (tQkRb)

165
Surround and lay siege to Google HQ. Evacuate the survivors on Air Pinochet.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (pNxlR)

166 >> I dunno. It looks like the hills surrounding their headquarters are fit for trebuchets.


Ballistae, too!

Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (AkSKU)

167 156: Speaking of, what has Mueller been up to recently, besides wasting tax payers money?

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (a0IVu)

168 It's WAR against the left and left wing companies. If we choose not to fight or to fight with indifference, then bad on us as we get what we deserve...And FUCK ALL RINOs. THEY are a bigger enemy than the left. They are trojan horses

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (m8J9w)

169 165
Surround and lay siege to Google HQ. Evacuate the survivors on Air Pinochet.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (pNxlR)


"Blork, blerk, bleek!"

- - Guy who wrote "To Serve Man"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 13, 2018 01:29 PM (G4W16)

170

Twitter is now blocking the phrase "illegal alien" as hate speech.



Hmm, so they're going to block the federal government, eh? "Illegal alien" is used throughout immigration law because, well, they're here illegally.

What part of Reality don't these people understand?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 13, 2018 01:29 PM (HaL55)

171 FRIGGIN ALL CAPS SPELL CHECK

DOMINATION = DONATION
Posted by: Ben Rothlisnbbergler at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (ymnmz)

------

Its funny because you also threw FOUR introspections against the Browns.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 13, 2018 01:29 PM (8XRCm)

172 How about we just tax the hell out of Google to pay for the New York City subway system?

Posted by: Cynthia Nixon at September 13, 2018 01:29 PM (vbJig)

173 The Internet was fun and useful with Gopher. The whole thing has gone straight downhill with this "Web" business.

Posted by: zombie at September 13, 2018 01:27 PM (c+2jX)



What about Isaac or Capt. Stubing?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2018 01:29 PM (SiINZ)

174 Having scads of money allows men to be boys.
Remember Michael Jackson?
Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:24 PM (NFEMn)

I was talking about this exact thing (minus the Wacko Jacko mention) yesterday...
Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:25 PM (UnA8+)

Yeah, but in Wacko's defense, he didn't want to control you. He just wanted t sell you his albums and be able to have sleepovers and go on midnight shopping sprees....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:29 PM (NFEMn)

175 : Speaking of, what has Mueller been up to recently, besides wasting tax payers money?


Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (a0IVu)

He looks like a horse also and must be releated to that iranian convert kerry

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 13, 2018 01:29 PM (m8J9w)

176 I think Ace said he's going to the NYC Haloween MoMee dressed as Gopher.

Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 01:29 PM (AkSKU)

177 164 Ya know, when they broke up AT&T the seven "baby bells" tried lots of stuff for profit. Many products and approaches prohibited. And they found out what did and did not make money. Later the gubmint dragged them back into court for violation of terms of the breakup. The baby bells negotiated all the losers away in their settlements and everyone lived happily ever after.

The End.
Posted by: 80's music fan at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (tQkRb)

And they basically managed to re-form almost completely whole as Verizon, so here we are...

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:29 PM (UnA8+)

178 I think Ace said he's going to the NYC Haloween MoMee dressed as Gopher.
Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 01:29 PM (AkSKU)

-----

....that a type of a weasel... right?

Posted by: fixerupper at September 13, 2018 01:30 PM (8XRCm)

179 Unless you fiddle with the settings, Chrome sends every query you make in the URL bar right to Google for data collection.
Posted by: bonhomme at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM (9qZ3S)

Wireshark logs? The settings option controls are just fidget spinners.

Posted by: SorryPrecious at September 13, 2018 01:30 PM (k0Dpt)

180

EM PRASKA FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at September 13, 2018 01:30 PM (7AQC5)

181 Twitter is now blocking the phrase "illegal alien" as hate speech.


Frau Blucher

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 13, 2018 01:31 PM (m8J9w)

182 Speaking of, what has Mueller been up to recently, besides wasting tax payers money?
Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (a0IVu)

I believe he's about to make a move. What it is I don't know and it probably won't work anyway.
He's conspicuous by his silence.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:31 PM (NFEMn)

183 "We must not investigate, regulate or break up silicon valley monopolies..."

-The same "conservatives" who turned over Hollywood, the news media, and all of academia to the left.

Posted by: El Kabong at September 13, 2018 01:31 PM (datdl)

184 Silent Donation????


Is that where google hides all hits on web searches on Googles silent donation?




Google, is it even a "search" engine if it doesn't find and present everything on a search query??


Google just engarbagecanned themselves.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 13, 2018 01:32 PM (ymnmz)

185 How about we just tax the hell out of Google to pay for the New York City subway system?
Posted by: Cynthia Nixon"

Hmmmmm.

Not the worst idea ever...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 13, 2018 01:32 PM (6qErC)

186
"We must not investigate, regulate or break up silicon valley monopolies..."

-----

Wut Da Fuq???

Posted by: AT&T at September 13, 2018 01:32 PM (8XRCm)

187
181 Twitter is now blocking the phrase "illegal alien" as hate speech.

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Phil Collins and Genesis at September 13, 2018 01:32 PM (vbJig)

188 yeah the Assange article is good (that Lizzy had linked iirc)
it mentions how Google worked with DARPA early on.
imo, DARPA basically morphed into Google, and was the foundation of much of Google's desire and ability to spy on us, on everyone. It would make sense our DeepState would then extend their baby into a PsyOp for control of people (especially you deplorables).

NSA could spy on everyone, but Google was interactive, and self funding with almost a trillion in people investing their pension into TheGlobalistSpyMachine. (GOOG now worth $815B in stock, restructured as Alphabet Inc)

Posted by: illiniwek at September 13, 2018 01:32 PM (Cus5s)

189 >>156: Speaking of, what has Mueller been up to recently, besides wasting tax payers money?

When he's done sanitizing Sessions jerk sock?

Posted by: Under Fire at September 13, 2018 01:32 PM (r9UYA)

190 Frau Blucher

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 13, 2018 01:31 PM

*WHINNNNNEY!!!!*

Posted by: That Horse Just Off Camera at September 13, 2018 01:32 PM (p+Wdc)

191
The guy in the video with the yellow shirt. Is that his real voice or some Muppet impersonation?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2018 01:32 PM (SiINZ)

192
Firefox has always had a problem with leaking memory that somehow hadn't been fixed by the time I stopped using it.
Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (UnA8+)

Yeah, the architecture for FF is primitive. It worked well for a limited period of time but it isn't adaptive. There aren't a lot of employees working on design and bug fixing for it. They lean a lot of volunteers, who usually have better things to do than dive deep into figuring out why someone else's browser doesn't work right.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:32 PM (bcbK8)

193 Google visited the Obama WH 427 times thar we know of. Sinister.

Posted by: Valiant at September 13, 2018 01:33 PM (3MiF8)

194 Google needs a barbed wire enema.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 13, 2018 01:33 PM (T5o9s)

195 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:26 PM (bcbK

Are you certain this applies back to Win 3.1 days?

I am open to the fact that I misunderstand technical details, but there was browsing the web before there was Internet Explorer. And in that time, Netscape was king, then along came Windows 95, the shenanigans, the suit, and then even more close tying of the Explorer/IE functionality, which never made sense, from a technical standpoint, why you would want to do such - browse local files same as internet - when it was heretofore separate protocols and needs.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:33 PM (5jVnA)

196 139
Ever since I "upgraded" to Windows 10, so does the Brave browser. It
used to work beautifully for me in Win 7, but now it crashes at random
times, or (it seems) if I have more than 4 tabs open. Is this any way to
run a browser company???



Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 13, 2018 01:15 PM (/ZWeB)



I would assume that Macrosnot has built land mines into Win10 intended to break the functionality of other browsers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2018

*
*
I wouldn't put it past them. But Firefox works fine.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 13, 2018 01:33 PM (/ZWeB)

197 188 yeah the Assange article is good (that Lizzy had linked iirc)
it mentions how Google worked with DARPA early on.
imo, DARPA basically morphed into Google, and was the foundation of much of Google's desire and ability to spy on us, on everyone. It would make sense our DeepState would then extend their baby into a PsyOp for control of people (especially you deplorables).

NSA could spy on everyone, but Google was interactive, and self funding with almost a trillion in people investing their pension into TheGlobalistSpyMachine. (GOOG now worth $815B in stock, restructured as Alphabet Inc)
Posted by: illiniwek at September 13, 2018 01:32 PM (Cus5s)

23 and Me is still the creepiest part of what they do, IMO.

And people are only too happy to hand their genetic material over to those assholes.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:33 PM (UnA8+)

198 Twitter is now blocking the phrase "illegal alien" as hate speech.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7sy5sas

These companies need to be burned to the ground.
Posted by: rickl at September 13, 2018 01:20 PM (xjiRE)



Trump needs to tweet illegal alien every day

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2018 01:34 PM (SiINZ)

199 "Posted by: Cynthia Nixon" "

How about we tax every person that touches your Hoo-hah. That would generate more money.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 13, 2018 01:34 PM (aHARL)

200 Don't be evil too creepy.

Posted by: Google at September 13, 2018 01:34 PM (xBSm0)

201 For years, liberals made the powerful evil corporation ruling everyone a trope in fiction, especially science fiction, to the point where it became a cliche. We should have known that it was a tell. Liberals always project what they will do when given the chance.

Posted by: josephistan at September 13, 2018 01:34 PM (7HtZB)

202 OT, McTurtle should tell Feinstein she can shove her secret Kavanaugh document up her decrepit sagging backside and have the confirmation vote today. Enough of this rubbish.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 13, 2018 01:35 PM (a0IVu)

203 Unless you fiddle with the settings, Chrome sends every query you make in the URL bar right to Google for data collection.
Posted by: bonhomme at September 13, 2018 01:18 PM

How much do you want to bet that after you fiddle with the settings it goes right on collecting that sweet, sweet personal data?

Posted by: Clay, unimpressed with your wokeness at September 13, 2018 01:35 PM (wyNrR)

204
And they basically managed to re-form almost completely whole as Verizon, so here we are...
Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01

And yet NOBODY could see that coming down the pike. Just like deregulation of the airlines. One does not need to be a brain scientist to see the outcomes, yet all this deregulation was touted as fantastical. It would have been if the rules were continually enforced, which they weren*t.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at September 13, 2018 01:35 PM (XUXm4)

205

I'm of the same opinion with Microsoft pushing Explorer as I am with the Standard Oil break up. Both were crony capitalism actions. The others couldn't compete in the market so they made the government intervene for them.

This is different because anti-American Progressives. The censoring of political speech is illegal.

US 18 Code 241 in specific.

It sure would be nice if we had some people in our government who would make certain that our rights were upheld.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 13, 2018 01:35 PM (HaL55)

206 Robert Mueller is going to do the coin-toss at the Redskins game.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2018 01:35 PM (vbJig)

207
The more we learn the more amazing Trump's victory becomes.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 13, 2018 01:35 PM (TAmPV)

208 192 Yeah, the architecture for FF is primitive. It worked well for a limited period of time but it isn't adaptive. There aren't a lot of employees working on design and bug fixing for it. They lean a lot of volunteers, who usually have better things to do than dive deep into figuring out why someone else's browser doesn't work right.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:32 PM (bcbK

I mean, it's pretty much STILL a Netscape successor, no?

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:35 PM (UnA8+)

209 Unless you fiddle with the settings, "

Fiddle about, fiddle about, fiddle about...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 13, 2018 01:36 PM (6qErC)

210 189
Oh and have you noted that EVERY such news entity is parroting the same line about "Trump claims, WITHOUT EVIDENCE,..."



Okay, show me the evidence for the 3000 in PR. This is another Katrina media riot.

Posted by: JEM at September 13, 2018 11:35 AM (+GhAV)


What if everyone "googled" "Googles silent donation" at 9:00 pm all at once. Would it blow up the innertubes as google chokes out all those search results? Like a college dorm and the toilets?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 13, 2018 01:36 PM (ymnmz)

211 195 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:26 PM (bcbK

Are you certain this applies back to Win 3.1 days?

I am open to the fact that I misunderstand technical details, but there was browsing the web before there was Internet Explorer. And in that time, Netscape was king, then along came Windows 95, the shenanigans, the suit, and then even more close tying of the Explorer/IE functionality, which never made sense, from a technical standpoint, why you would want to do such - browse local files same as internet - when it was heretofore separate protocols and needs.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:33 PM (5jVnA)

For Win 3x, the GUI was just a mask. It was still actually all command line scripts behind the screens

All 'clicking' on anything did was execute a command line operation.

Win 95 was different, though still based on DOS of course, in that the operating system did more than just hide the command line.

IE's function has changed in later OS, I think starting with Win 7? Definitely with Win 8 and 10.

I mostly work on testing it, though, not designing it. So this is all from my perspective. I'm not a dev, I just work with them

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:37 PM (bcbK8)

212 Mark Kerr formerly of Warcraft suggested using BRAVE and STARTUP, I use Brave but I have never heard of STARTUP so you can use google without all the evil. He also is moving all his company's email from Google.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at September 13, 2018 01:37 PM (dKiJG)

213 Someone needs to do something about that Google contract with the CIA.

The Deep State is really just a bunch crony capitalist wanting to keep their power and money. I don't need to tell everyone how dangerous this is.

Also - I suspect this is the real reason Team Never Trump exists in the first place.

Posted by: William Eaton at September 13, 2018 01:37 PM (MuTTO)

214 153 I dunno. It looks like the hills surrounding their headquarters are fit for trebuchets.
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Fuck that. Siege Mortars. We can also bring in Naval Gunfire from ashore. Followed with a firestorm delivered by B-52s. Then the Marines can pick through the remains with their bayonets. Just to be sure.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 13, 2018 01:37 PM (2LelM)

215 >>> My theory: leftism/secularism leads to people having empty, meaningless, nihilistic lives. So they turn to activism. If they had families, their attitude would probably be to concentrate on improving their search engine and not caring that much about the political winds. Or at least being able to see both sides of the issues. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 13, 2018 01:28 PM (/qEW2)

I feel like some of the worst lefties are those with kids, actually. They can cloak their self righteousness socialist utopia in the mantle of "for my children!" They are insufferable about it.

And, like with Soros' spawn, they pass on those beliefs to the next gen. Our only saving grace is they are definitely breeding at a slower rate than conservatives. But then the left tries to socially indoctrinate the conservative kids too. Vicious world we live in.

Posted by: LizLem at September 13, 2018 01:37 PM (hvf9s)

216 Trump needs to tweet illegal alien every day
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2018 01:34 PM (SiINZ)

It's more fun tweeting "illegal alien."

Posted by: Genesis at September 13, 2018 01:37 PM (NFEMn)

217 How much do you want to bet that after you fiddle with the settings it goes right on collecting that sweet, sweet personal data?
Posted by: Clay, unimpressed with your wokeness at September 13, 2018 01:35 PM


You are too young to be so cynical.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 13, 2018 01:37 PM (ctuyM)

218 #WAR

Posted by: Sponge at September 13, 2018 01:38 PM (Zz0t1)

219 I mean, it's pretty much STILL a Netscape successor, no?
Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:35 PM (UnA8+)

More or less

Personally, I think Netscape 4.0 was as good as it got. Maybe not in graphics but in efficiency and function

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:38 PM (bcbK8)

220 207
The more we learn the more amazing Trump's victory becomes.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 13, 2018 01:35 PM (TAmPV)
______________________________________

I was thinking more along the line of "Given every advantage that Hillary had working for her, the people must have really hated her for her to lose?"

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2018 01:38 PM (vbJig)

221 206 Robert Mueller is going to do the coin-toss at the Redskins game.
---------------------------
You've gotta be kidding.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 13, 2018 01:38 PM (2LelM)

222 >>#WAR

What is it good for?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 13, 2018 01:38 PM (/tuJf)

223 211 For Win 3x, the GUI was just a mask. It was still actually all command line scripts behind the screens

All 'clicking' on anything did was execute a command line operation.

Win 95 was different, though still based on DOS of course, in that the operating system did more than just hide the command line.

IE's function has changed in later OS, I think starting with Win 7? Definitely with Win 8 and 10.

I mostly work on testing it, though, not designing it. So this is all from my perspective. I'm not a dev, I just work with them
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:37 PM (bcbK

One would think when the NT Fork came about was when the functionality of Windows changed, but I may be mistaken about why NT became a thing.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:39 PM (UnA8+)

224 How much do you want to bet that after you fiddle with the settings it goes right on collecting that sweet, sweet personal data?

Posted by: Clay, unimpressed with your wokeness


I always thought it interesting that no operating system had a built in utility program where you could look at your internet traffic in and out easily.

D'uh. Big Tech(copyright) didn't want to make it easy for the user to see what they were up to.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 13, 2018 01:39 PM (LOgQ4)

225 What is it good for?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 13, 2018 01:38 PM (/tuJf)


Gore, and winning.

Posted by: Sponge at September 13, 2018 01:39 PM (Zz0t1)

226 https://www.startpage.com

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 13, 2018 01:39 PM (4ErVI)

227 IMO a 'monopoly' should be broken up or forced to restructure only when it's existence is a significant harm to the consumer. And that doesn't just mean cost.

Google definitely meets my requirement. (With Bing I guess it would be a duopoly. )

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at September 13, 2018 01:39 PM (2DOZq)

228 If you want to watch the hurricane roll around hit "Wundermap."
It has a layered system; turn off the "weather stations" tab, turn on radar, and at the bottom of the map change the animation speed from X1 to X30. You'll see the last 1 hour of storm movement. (Pan and zoom just like any map application.)

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 13, 2018 01:39 PM (ty7RM)

229 Who has hurt the country more, Google or Jeff Sessions?

Posted by: Under Fire at September 13, 2018 01:40 PM (r9UYA)

230 Then the Marines can pick through the remains with their bayonets. Just to be sure.
Posted by: Puddin Head at September 13, 2018 01:37 PM


Remember, the REMF commenter we had earlier this week informed us that bayonets are just useless weight.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 13, 2018 01:40 PM (ctuyM)

231 Somebody should release google source code, for the search engine. That should do it. Put it out there.

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2018 01:40 PM (+iRBQ)

232
One would think when the NT Fork came about was when the functionality of Windows changed, but I may be mistaken about why NT became a thing.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:39 PM


In my experience it made networking infinitely easier. Forget why.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 13, 2018 01:40 PM (LOgQ4)

233 I was thinking more along the line of "Given every advantage that Hillary had working for her, the people must have really hated her for her to lose?"
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2018 01:38 PM (vbJig)

Nearly everyone hates or mistrusts her. But the people who think she's a goddess --though small in number--are very influential and hold important positions.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:40 PM (NFEMn)

234 Right out of the Dem playbook. Threaten with regs and shake em down

Posted by: Regular joe at September 13, 2018 01:40 PM (7PllL)

235 Why can't conservatives start their own Google?

Posted by: Mike at September 13, 2018 01:40 PM (swJ7s)

236 https://www.startpage.com

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 13, 2018 01:39 PM (4ErVI)


I like it. Thanks for that.

Posted by: Sponge at September 13, 2018 01:40 PM (Zz0t1)

237 >>226
https://www.startpage.com

Yep

Posted by: Under Fire at September 13, 2018 01:41 PM (r9UYA)

238 Yet hardly anyone used it.

Actually, internet explorer was the most used browser in the world for a very, very long time (as these things are measured).

Posted by: GMan at September 13, 2018 01:41 PM (sxq57)

239 They probably have billions worth of govt contracts for data mining.

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2018 01:41 PM (+iRBQ)

240 220 I was thinking more along the line of "Given every advantage that Hillary had working for her, the people must have really hated her for her to lose?"
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2018 01:38 PM (vbJig)


The entire 2016 election season, I only ever saw one Hillary sticker, and NO signs. Every Lefty here was all-in for Bernie.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:41 PM (UnA8+)

241 The more we learn the more amazing Trump's victory becomes.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 13, 2018 01:35 PM (TAmPV)


---

Yep.

[x] Hollywood
[x] Schools
[x] News Media
[x] Welfare system
[x] Apparently the entire internet

---

They won't let it happen again, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 13, 2018 01:41 PM (JTUFF)

242 The IRS was used to kill tea party by GOPe and dems. Why wouldn't businesses do the same. Government teaches by its own behavior.

Posted by: Simplemind at September 13, 2018 01:41 PM (n78ZE)

243 199 "Posted by: Cynthia Nixon" "

How about we tax every person that touches your Hoo-hah. That would generate more money.
Posted by: Marcus T at September 13, 2018 01:34 PM (aHARL)


About a buck-3-80.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 13, 2018 01:41 PM (G4W16)

244 i'm old enough to remember when a Winblows OS would run with "Winblows Explorer" being something you turned on when you wanted to find something on your PC, not a resource hog that ran 24/7 and will crash the system if you close it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 13, 2018 01:41 PM (rjbMC)

245 One would think when the NT Fork came about was when the functionality of Windows changed, but I may be mistaken about why NT became a thing.
Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:39 PM (UnA8+)

jah, NT is a different beast. I actually met the guy who designed NT a few times on main campus. Nice, smart guy.

The Win 3.x, W95, W98, WinME is all one code branch.

NT is completely different in file system and security and...it's very different on the back end. NT, Win2000, WinXP, Win 7 is all on a different code branch and is structured differently.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:42 PM (bcbK8)

246 Hey ace, Netscape was the competitor to Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Posted by: Joe Mama at September 13, 2018 01:42 PM (Nh7gw)

247 when Barky opened up the NSA files on the world to all 17 agencies and five eyes (essentially), he may have also opened floodgates to a lot of bad actors, and may the Hillary open server email thing also allowed enemies into our biggest secrets, in the Pentagon even.
Hard to say how much is already "in the wind". There is a reason to deny access to most people ...

So DARPA/Google may be its own DeepState operation now ... and then there is Elon Musk and rocket tech, Hillary selling Silicon Valley access to Moscow (Skolkovo deal) ... it is really hard to imagine how much they have sold us out. I guess that is why so many of them are so smug ... they think they can't be stopped, they work for a higher power (the Global Cabal).

Posted by: illiniwek at September 13, 2018 01:42 PM (Cus5s)

248 209 Unless you fiddle with the settings, "

Fiddle about, fiddle about, fiddle about...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 13, 2018 01:36 PM (6qErC)


*sound of Harry Reid's ears perking up*

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 13, 2018 01:42 PM (G4W16)

249
Robert Mueller is going to do the coin-toss at the Redskins game.



And then he'll open an 18 month collusion investigation against the team that wins the toss

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 13, 2018 01:42 PM (TAmPV)

250 233 and they are loud. They are also stupid Chardonnay sipping *realists* who are oh so much smarter than you!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at September 13, 2018 01:42 PM (XUXm4)

251 235
Why can't conservatives start their own Google?


Posted by: Mike at September 13, 2018 01:40 PM (swJ7s)


Why does the left feel compelled to infiltrate and compromise all successful organizations?

Your premise is flawed. If the right started a google and it became successful, it would be targeted and corrupted by the left for their aims and goals.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (ymnmz)

252 I see an opportunity here for some busting.

Bully.

Posted by: Zombie Teddy Roosevelt at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (Nh7gw)

253 >>Hey ace, Netscape was the competitor to Microsoft's Internet Explorer.


Facts are like gossamer.

...and one does not dissect gossamer.

Posted by: garrett at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (AkSKU)

254 Serious question for you morons. I need a new cell phone and Google is clearly satan (without the charm) so I'm wanting to extract myself from the android ecosystem. Is Apple much better? Are there other options?

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (jMd7P)

255 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:37 PM (bcbK

And I'm just a user, sharing historical user perspective, as flawed as that could be accounting for loss of detail over time and mixing time lines. I followed the case closely, and I have a distinct recollection that some of those improvements were ex post facto technical changes that lent support to the legal arguments made in the case that the "browser" functionality was inseparable from the OS functionality.

I seem to also recall that after the US settlement, MS was forced by pre-EU authorities to release a version without IE.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (5jVnA)

256 bob woodward is a shit spewing fucktard. why isn't that doddering old fool in an institution somewhere with sleepy sessions pissing and moaning about their cold oatmeal and full depends? stupid, niclkefucking, shithouse cleaner.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (KP5rU)

257 I sent a letter to Diane Feinstein stating that my neighbor told me her daughter's friend told her Judge Kavanaugh tried to kiss her during Empire Strikes Back in 1980.

Posted by: Epstein's Mother at September 13, 2018 01:44 PM (OD2ni)

258 Why can't conservatives start their own Google?


Posted by: Mike at September 13, 2018 01:40 PM (swJ7s)


---

Because I want Google to bake my cake, that's why.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 13, 2018 01:44 PM (JTUFF)

259 So with an hour of unimpeachable video evidence of what we've known empirically for years, can google bias be accepted as real, rather than a conspiracy theory ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at September 13, 2018 01:44 PM (58Au8)

260 *sound of Harry Reid's ears perking up* "

Uncle Ernie, that you?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 13, 2018 01:44 PM (6qErC)

261 Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (KP5rU)

I love watching you work, chavez.

Well said

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:45 PM (bcbK8)

262 You are too young to be so cynical.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 13, 2018 01:37

I always seem to be descending on cynical yet landing on realistic.

Posted by: Clay, unimpressed with your wokeness at September 13, 2018 01:45 PM (wyNrR)

263 Serious question for you morons. I need a new cell phone and Google is clearly satan (without the charm) so I'm wanting to extract myself from the android ecosystem. Is Apple much better? Are there other options?

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (jMd7P)

There is supposed to be a line of smart phones coming out that will use a Linux OS. Eventually.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2018 01:45 PM (iwUO9)

264 254 Serious question for you morons. I need a new cell phone and Google is clearly satan (without the charm) so I'm wanting to extract myself from the android ecosystem. Is Apple much better? Are there other options?
Posted by: Ms Choksondik at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (jMd7P)


I have the LG with the stylus that I got from T-Mobile.They have a 55 and older plan and if you're that age you get half off the phone plus unlimited data for like $60 month. It's Android, but still. Great deal.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 13, 2018 01:45 PM (G4W16)

265 "Robert Mueller is going to do the coin-toss at the Redskins game. "


My sourced tell me if its heads that is a signal Trump will be arrested this week.

Posted by: Louise Mensch at September 13, 2018 01:45 PM (OD2ni)

266 Beat their fucking brains out

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at September 13, 2018 01:46 PM (FTPVM)

267 Why can't conservatives start their own Google?


Posted by: Mike at September 13, 2018 01:40 PM (swJ7s)

Why can't liberals open their own bakeries?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at September 13, 2018 01:46 PM (KUaJL)

268 Posted by: Ms Choksondik at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (jMd7P)

There is a linux phone due out or out and there are always old dumb phones. Apple is no better, IMO, and in either case, you will likely lose access to each' apps, if that is important to you.

Otherwise, it is an uphill battle to de-evil-spying-ify yourself. The hardware is cheap, because you are the product.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:46 PM (5jVnA)

269 Is Apple much better? Are there other options?
Posted by: Ms Choksondik at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (jMd7P)

Apple is not better than anything. It's a cult masquerading as a consumer electronics business.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at September 13, 2018 01:46 PM (J+mig)

270 MS was forced by pre-EU authorities to release a version without IE."

Interestingly (IIRC), none of the major PC makers was interested in Win7 E, so it died on the proverbial vine...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at September 13, 2018 01:47 PM (6qErC)

271 I seem to also recall that after the US settlement, MS was forced by pre-EU authorities to release a version without IE.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (5jVnA)

I was at MSFT during the lawsuit but I wasn't in the Windows division. But there was a lot of lunch talk about it. I may be wrong too. I am old now, so very old...

The EU version of pre-winXP just 'hid' IE. Which, considering the mental horsepower of EU politicians, was good enough. IE was still used behind the scenes and, unless they blocked the process, typing 'iexplore' from the Run line still would launch it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:47 PM (bcbK8)

272 I need a new cell phone and Google is clearly satan (without the charm) so I'm wanting to extract myself from the android ecosystem. Is Apple much better? Are there other options?

They're both equally evil, but Apple costs a mint more for the same or less functionality, and you have to go to the store to change the battery so...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2018 01:47 PM (39g3+)

273 268 Otherwise, it is an uphill battle to de-evil-spying-ify yourself. The hardware is cheap, because you are the product.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:46 PM (5jVnA)

The next iPhone is $1150. If that's cheap, I don't want to know what expensive it.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:48 PM (UnA8+)

274 Apple release some new phones....one of 'em works underwater ! so, no problem if you spill wine on it .. or drop in in the toilet, by accident...

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2018 01:48 PM (+iRBQ)

275
I need a new cell phone and Google is clearly satan (without the charm) so I'm wanting to extract myself from the android ecosystem. Is Apple much better? Are there other options?

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM


The wife and I have a mixed marriage. She has Apple, I have Samsung. I hate her Apple for all the stuff that is non-intuitive, yet she can pick up my Samsung and figure everything out without annoying me.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic at September 13, 2018 01:48 PM (LOgQ4)

276 Serious question for you morons. I need a new cell phone and Google is clearly satan (without the charm) so I'm wanting to extract myself from the android ecosystem. Is Apple much better? Are there other options?

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (jMd7P)

As a former Apple fanboy.... no, sadly. I think the iPhone SE was the last good iphone and they're discontinuing it in favor of the newer versions which have tons of cosmetic changes that emphasize form over function.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at September 13, 2018 01:48 PM (KUaJL)

277 A funny SNL skit that would never be made would be if Kaep got hired by some really good team and then only used him late in the game with large leads and under 45 seconds left on the clock. Send him in as a sub to take a 4 knees for the victory

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 13, 2018 01:49 PM (ymnmz)

278 Serious question for you morons. I need a new cell phone and Google is clearly satan (without the charm) so I'm wanting to extract myself from the android ecosystem. Is Apple much better? Are there other options?

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (jMd7P)

YES ! Apple. Much better.

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2018 01:49 PM (+iRBQ)

279 Is the Windows Phone still a thing? Microsoft is pretty damn odious, but a lesser evil than Google.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at September 13, 2018 01:49 PM (J+mig)

280 Stability, no funny bugs.

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2018 01:50 PM (+iRBQ)

281 Linux smartphone, to ship next year. (they say):

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yazjvoch

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2018 01:50 PM (iwUO9)

282 269 Is Apple much better? Are there other options?
Posted by: Ms Choksondik at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (jMd7P)

Apple is not better than anything. It's a cult masquerading as a consumer electronics business.
Posted by: Cato by Phone at September 13, 2018 01:46 PM (J+mig)

You kind of have to pick your poison or devil, if you want a smart phone.

Apple does a LOT of things I don't like. It's a little better on privacy. But they're overprices.

Still, I have an iphone 5 and it works fine, does everything I need it to without annoying me.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:50 PM (bcbK8)

283 As a former Apple fanboy.... no, sadly. I think the iPhone SE was the last good iphone and they're discontinuing it in favor of the newer versions which have tons of cosmetic changes that emphasize form over function.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously"


Starting to agree. Had iPhones for years, but the wife's Galaxy S9 seems to be a superior product. Probably switch next contract with Verizon.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 13, 2018 01:50 PM (OD2ni)

284 251
235

Why can't conservatives start their own Google?




Posted by: Mike at September 13, 2018 01:40 PM (swJ7s)


Why does the left feel compelled to infiltrate and compromise all successful organizations?

Your
premise is flawed. If the right started a google and it became
successful, it would be targeted and corrupted by the left for their
aims and goals.




Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 13, 2018 01:43 PM (ymnmz)

Let the market decide. Leftists don't want the market to dictate success, because it opens the curtain to the little man hiding behind it pulling the levers. I recall finding it funny that Zuckerberg seemingly invited government "regulations" to protect data integrity and content on social media, that I am sure he would have helped write. Of course, the ultimate goal would be to ensure that FB remained an untouchable monopoly.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, uncourted Refugee at September 13, 2018 01:50 PM (3mW5i)

285 >>Google visited the Obama WH 427 times thar we know of. Sinister.



They got involved in all sorts of federal business under Obama, including intelligence agencies and foreign policy:

https://wikileaks.org/google-is-not-what-it-seems/

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2018 01:51 PM (W+vEI)

286

All that and Mr Trump still won.

Posted by: Soothi at September 13, 2018 01:51 PM (62nHY)

287 Send him in as a sub to take a 4 knees for the victory
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at September 13, 2018 01:49 PM (ymnmz)

See how funny you can be, if you don't have TDS?

Posted by: Roy at September 13, 2018 01:51 PM (s0mEx)

288 So we found out Google execs cry in public together, and we also found out that the NBC people were crying over Norm Macdonald's meanie comments, so Jimmy Fallon passive aggressively got him to back out of being on the Tonight show.

What the crap? These are my supposed betters? Never cry at work unless you just found out someone died. If you must, go the bathroom and cry in a private stall like the rest of us working schmoes.

Posted by: LizLem at September 13, 2018 01:51 PM (hvf9s)

289 Apple's (iphone) construction is much better.

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2018 01:51 PM (+iRBQ)

290
You kind of have to pick your poison or devil, if you want a smart phone.


This.

And this is precisely the problem.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2018 01:52 PM (oVJmc)

291 279 Is the Windows Phone still a thing? Microsoft is pretty damn odious, but a lesser evil than Google.
Posted by: Cato by Phone at September 13, 2018 01:49 PM (J+mig)

No, they killed it.

Sigh/grr.

Fucking Satya...bald bitch decided he didn't want to be in the cell phone business. Arbitrarily put thousands out of work and killed entire product lines that were just (finally) getting good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:52 PM (bcbK8)

292 Apple is a lot better unless you're worried about privacy, compatibility, running out of storage space and hoping to stop by Walmart on vacation to buy a new microSD card you can just pop in, and doing basic things like deleting photos and videos on the device you thought belonged to you. Other than that they're pretty good, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Straight outta Wakanda, it's J-Tuff in da house! at September 13, 2018 01:52 PM (JTUFF)

293 Leaked Video Shows Google's Leaders

The downside of tapping everybody's transmissions is that every transmission is now at somebody's fingertips.

Posted by: t-bird at September 13, 2018 01:52 PM (gHCnG)

294 Trump will probably have these Google fucks over to the WH one of these days, charm them--and then make a deal with them. They probably like being close to power more than they believe their own leftist bullshit.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:52 PM (NFEMn)

295 Every tech person I know (so basically, all of my friends as and coworkers) hates Apple. They always have to be different, and make it difficult for anyone but their own techs to fix.

It just works. Until it doesn't. Then you have to go to the company store to fix it.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at September 13, 2018 01:53 PM (J+mig)

296

Where's the Special Counsel for Feinstein and her Chinese spy?

Posted by: Soothi at September 13, 2018 01:53 PM (62nHY)

297 259 So with an hour of unimpeachable video evidence of what we've known empirically for years, can google bias be accepted as real, rather than a conspiracy theory ?"

Oh come on, who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?

Posted by: Goggle at September 13, 2018 01:53 PM (k1TUh)

298 The EU version of pre-winXP just 'hid' IE. Which, considering the mental horsepower of EU politicians, was good enough. IE was still used behind the scenes and, unless they blocked the process, typing 'iexplore' from the Run line still would launch it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at September 13, 2018 01:47 PM (bcbK

lol

Probably worked for the average windows user, too.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:53 PM (5jVnA)

299 Looks like Google is the one meddling in the elections. They are more of a threat than any Russian.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 13, 2018 01:53 PM (hECVl)

300 Apple's (iphone) construction is much better.

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2018 01:51 PM (+iRBQ)

Making the battery non-replaceable is better? Do tell.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2018 01:53 PM (iwUO9)

301 Microsoft never had Netscape. The Microsoft browsers are called "Internet Explorer" and "Edge"

Posted by: RecklessProcess at September 13, 2018 01:53 PM (Qpvwp)

302

Is Sessions really doing NOTHING in regard to Feinstein and her Chinese spy?

Posted by: Soothi at September 13, 2018 01:54 PM (62nHY)

303 The new iphone is over a grand...frigging insane.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 13, 2018 01:54 PM (a0IVu)

304 Google visited the Obama WH 427 times thar we know of. Sinister.



They got involved in all sorts of federal business under Obama, including intelligence agencies and foreign policy:

https://wikileaks.org/google-is-not-what-it-seems/
Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2018 01:51 PM (W+vEI)

At some point these assholes are going to realize that Obama's not in power anymore.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:54 PM (NFEMn)

305 The downside of tapping everybody's transmissions is that every transmission is now at somebody's fingertips.
Posted by: t-bird at September 13, 2018 01:52 PM


Please, nobody tell bluebell we can see through that Post-It she has over the camera, ok?

Posted by: Bob from NSA at September 13, 2018 01:54 PM (ctuyM)

306 Microsoft never had Netscape. The Microsoft browsers are called "Internet Explorer" and "Edge"

Reaching back through the mists of my memory, I thought Netscape was installed automatically with Windows 95.

I'm not 100% on that though. But I thought Microsoft was using Netscape before it created IE.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at September 13, 2018 01:55 PM (PFy0L)

307 258 Why can't conservatives start their own Google?


Posted by: Mike


why can't the left pay taxes? or just pay their own way?

bunch of mooches.

Posted by: x at September 13, 2018 01:55 PM (nFwvY)

308 Google visited the Obama WH 427 times thar we know of.

But Russia bought a facebook ad!

Posted by: t-bird at September 13, 2018 01:55 PM (cfSLd)

309 So with an hour of unimpeachable video evidence of
what we've known empirically for years, can google bias be accepted as
real, rather than a conspiracy theory ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at September 13, 2018 01:44 PM (58Au


Google? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at September 13, 2018 01:55 PM (sXefu)

310 "Apple's (iphone) construction is much better.
Posted by: runner"


That was undeniably the case for many years. But I think the Koreans have caught up and may even have pulled ahead.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 13, 2018 01:55 PM (OD2ni)

311 At some point these assholes are going to realize that Obama's not in power anymore.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:54 PM (NFEMn)

Are they? Or are we going to need to realize that [people like] Obama still are in power?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at September 13, 2018 01:56 PM (KUaJL)

312 Every tech person I know (so basically, all of my friends as and coworkers) hates Apple. They always have to be different, and make it difficult for anyone but their own techs to fix.

It just works. Until it doesn't. Then you have to go to the company store to fix it.
Posted by: Cato by Phone at September 13, 2018 01:53 PM (J+mig)

Yes, but they have a legion of fanbois who will be lined up tomorrow --or whenever it's released--to get the latest Apple toy

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:56 PM (NFEMn)

313 Microsoft gives up too quick on their products. Zune was a really good machine but they bailed on it after a few years because they never got industry dominance.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2018 01:56 PM (39g3+)

314 Trump should revoke authorization of any google access from government computers today.

He should also prohibit the use of google for any government contractor.

Their corrupt practices in the 2016 presidential election makes them unfit for public contracts.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2018 01:56 PM (vbJig)

315

Just so everybody knows, censorship of political speech is a felony.

Specifically, US 18 Code 241. (courtesy of fellow Moron An Observation).



To wit. Three wit, even...


If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or...

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/241

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at September 13, 2018 01:57 PM (HaL55)

316 Time for another comprehensive list of Google Alternatives?
Gmail, Maps, the lot of it.

Sadly, Chrome seems to work better on my computers than others.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 13, 2018 01:57 PM (ujg0T)

317

Reaching back through the mists of my memory, I thought Netscape was installed automatically with Windows 95.

I'm not 100% on that though. But I thought Microsoft was using Netscape before it created IE.


Scratch that, I'm wrong. IE was created to combat Netscape.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at September 13, 2018 01:57 PM (PFy0L)

318 Apple's (iphone) construction is much better.

As a software developer I was obliged to try different phones constantly for a few years. The best phone OS I've had hands down was the windows phone (Nokia 96. The operation was flawless, it connected seamlessly with android and apple, and worked a treat with my PC.

The phone actually went for a swim in the ocean and dropped into a hot bathtub and came out unscathed both times. The Androids always gave me issues after updates, and most apps or software would balk at some point. Apple's iTunes are straight out of the friggin' stone age. To have to use a separate app to sync/backup is ridiculous, as is the inability to actually access files on the #$% phone. The windows phone was like having a small version of my PC. All photos, videos, files were on my PC or vice-versa instantly.

M$ screwed the pooch with the public, ruining their chance at being a player. The OS8 tile system was cool and different, a much cleaner idea than all the crappy little icons on the other 2.

Posted by: clutch cargo at September 13, 2018 01:57 PM (TUU1F)

319 At some point these assholes are going to realize that Obama's not in power anymore.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:54 PM (NFEMn)

Are they? Or are we going to need to realize that [people like] Obama still are in power?
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at September 13, 2018 01:56 PM (KUaJL)

I get your drift, but Obama's in no position to help them. Unless they think Michelle is going to run and win in 2020....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 01:57 PM (NFEMn)

320 Apple's (iphone) construction is much better.

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2018 01:51 PM (+iRBQ)

Making the battery non-replaceable is better? Do tell.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2018 01:53 PM (iwUO9)

You can replace it. Just need to know how. Personally, never had to.

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2018 01:58 PM (+iRBQ)

321 The next iPhone is $1150. If that's cheap, I don't want to know what expensive it.

The 512GB version of the iPhone XS Max is $1450!

Posted by: bonhomme at September 13, 2018 01:58 PM (9qZ3S)

322 have an iphone6. it receives and makes calls and texts. that's all i use it for. i could gey by with a simple fliphone now since i'm retired.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 13, 2018 01:58 PM (KP5rU)

323 Posted by: clutch cargo at September 13, 2018 01:57 PM (TUU1F)

ok

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2018 01:59 PM (+iRBQ)

324 258 Why can't conservatives start their own Google?

Why can't Gal Godot suspend the restraining order and answer my phone calls?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2018 01:59 PM (vbJig)

325 The next iPhone is $1150. If that's cheap, I don't want to know what expensive it.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 13, 2018 01:48 PM (UnA8+)

Considering the processing horsepower it has is more than my ten year old desktop I am now posting from that I paid 2x that ten years ago? Yeah, it is cheap. Imagine the price if your data and access to you was not part of the equation.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 01:59 PM (5jVnA)

326 in before someone points out that Netscape was not owned by Microsoft, Internet Explorer was.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 13, 2018 01:59 PM (GBteo)

327 People empower these companies and are then surprised to find a boot on their neck.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 13, 2018 01:59 PM (/qEW2)

328 The new iphone is over a grand...frigging insane.

Smart phone pricing is an experiment in customer tolerance: how much is too much? So far they haven't found the limits for apple fanbois yet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2018 01:59 PM (39g3+)

329 I've never ever had an issue with my iPhones.

I've never been able to use my Moto android phone to its full potential, because it's too hard for me to figure out.

So yeah, I suckered in and got an iPhone X about a year ago. No regrets.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at September 13, 2018 01:59 PM (PFy0L)

330 I'm off to the head to make a silent donation.

Posted by: Archer at September 13, 2018 02:00 PM (gmo/4)

331 Starting to agree. Had iPhones for years, but the wife's Galaxy S9 seems to be a superior product. Probably switch next contract with Verizon.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 13, 2018 01:50 PM (OD2ni)


Verizon sucks. I get "news briefs" on my phone every day which are all lefty garbage. They also own Yahoo which is off the wall libtard. I've complained a number of times and all they do is lie about not promoting a leftist agenda.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2018 02:00 PM (SiINZ)

332 Netscape was not owned by Microsoft, Internet Explorer was.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at September 13, 2018 02:00 PM (OD2ni)

333 Still waiting for the FEC to fine these companies for their illegal "silent" donations.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 13, 2018 02:00 PM (r+sAi)

334 330
I'm off to the head to make a silent donation.


Posted by: Archer at September 13, 2018 02:00 PM (gmo/4)


Yeah....right into Acosta's punch bowl.

Posted by: President Heywood Jablowme at September 13, 2018 02:00 PM (ymnmz)

335 Smart phone pricing is an experiment in customer tolerance: how much is too much? So far they haven't found the limits for apple fanbois yet.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2018 01:59 PM (39g3+)

This

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 02:01 PM (NFEMn)

336 Coca Cola, IBM among corporations demanding N. Ireland allow same-sex 'marriage' - Lifesitenews

Corporations bullying nations into killing themselves for degenerates.

Corporations - fronts for globalist SJWs

Remember when Coca Cola was in the business of selling soda pop and IBM was in the business of selling computers? Yeah, me neither.

Posted by: From Concentrate at September 13, 2018 02:01 PM (/fX9d)

337 Google co-founder Sergey Brin is a dual citizen of Russia, was born in Russia

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at September 13, 2018 02:01 PM (e8kgV)

338 Here's a live cam for you hurricane watchers:

https://youtu.be/deG4NxkouGM

Posted by: Bert G at September 13, 2018 02:01 PM (uiwCw)

339 Sorry, guys, but it turns out being Evil pays better.

Posted by: Google at September 13, 2018 02:01 PM (df+Zi)

340 They always have to be different, and make it difficult for anyone but their own techs to fix.

That's on purpose. Part of their revenue stream is maintenance and repair, even the "free" services they offer are about getting you into the Apple store and hoping you buy things.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2018 02:02 PM (39g3+)

341 Netscape.... I remember them..... slow times, slow times.....

Posted by: kraken at September 13, 2018 02:02 PM (ffWPP)

342 I'm not 100% on that though. But I thought Microsoft was using Netscape before it created IE.

Nope.

Both IE and Netscape Navigator were derivations of NCSA Mosaic.

The Netscape people comprised most of the original authors of Mosaic, and rewrote the code to dodge licensing issues.

Microsoft licensed the Mosaic code for the original versions of IE.

Posted by: JEM at September 13, 2018 02:02 PM (p7jTM)

343 New phones can be overwhelming in what the can do. I still have my 7-8 year old Blackberry that works. I like that little keyboard. sigh.

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2018 02:02 PM (+iRBQ)

344 Puny god.

Posted by: JAS at September 13, 2018 02:02 PM (3HNOQ)

345 Time for another comprehensive list of Google Alternatives?
Gmail, Maps, the lot of it.

Sadly, Chrome seems to work better on my computers than others.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at September 13, 2018 01:57 PM (ujg0T)

There's a website for that.

https://alternativeto.net/

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 13, 2018 02:02 PM (5jVnA)

346 Somali muslim cop who killed woman was hited AFTER being found "unable to handle the stress of the job"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/307467/

Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2018 02:03 PM (mCMQ5)

347 OT... but browsing around a Staples... noticed laptops are sorta cheap now....

Posted by: kraken at September 13, 2018 02:03 PM (ffWPP)

348 307 258 Why can't conservatives start their own Google?"

as I'm sure someone has said, there's duck duck go.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 13, 2018 02:03 PM (k1TUh)

349 I thought the spinner hats were a Breitbart photoshop. They're real. New google employees have to wear them the first week.

Posted by: Wethal at September 13, 2018 02:03 PM (3RspO)

350 Here's a live cam for you hurricane watchers:

https://youtu.be/deG4NxkouGM
Posted by: Bert G at September




hurricane, schmurricane, who cares?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 02:03 PM (MTjB1)

351 "Verizon sucks. I get "news briefs" on my phone every day which are all lefty garbage. They also own Yahoo which is off the wall libtard. I've complained a number of times and all they do is lie about not promoting a leftist agenda.
Posted by: TheQuietMan"


I know. Every tech company has lefty's pushinh their "news briefs." I ingore them. Verizon's service is vastly superior where I live.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 13, 2018 02:03 PM (OD2ni)

352 OT mid-terms, CNN's latest poll has D up by 10 points..and they said this was what it was in 2006 when D's took the House. I am not pooh poohing it the R's better turn out to vote.

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 13, 2018 02:03 PM (a0IVu)

353 That's on purpose. Part of their revenue stream is maintenance and repair, even the "free" services they offer are about getting you into the Apple store and hoping you buy things.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2018 02:02 PM (39g3+)

Exactly. And I despise the company store approach.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at September 13, 2018 02:03 PM (J+mig)

354 Far past time to set up a division of the FEC to track social media publishers and monitor their campaign interference.

They've declared themselves political action committees and should be regulated as such.

A $25k fine for every email, search, or video monitored for political content should be enough to dissuade their jihad.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 13, 2018 02:03 PM (c07y/)

355 347 Just did a search for "Gateway Pundit" and google says no. Say they think I'm an robot.

I'M NOT A ROBOT!
Posted by: Javems at September 13, 2018 02:03 PM (KsuCe)

But I might be an animal.....

Posted by: kraken at September 13, 2018 02:04 PM (ffWPP)

356 I get your drift, but Obama's in no position to help them. Unless they think Michelle is going to run and win in 2020....
_______________________________________

Okay. It's time I brought this up.

There will never be another black president in the next 100 years.

Like NYC Mayor David Dinkins, LA City Mayor Tom Bradley, Massachusetts Governor Patrick Deval, NYS Governor David Paterson, once history is made by electing "The First Black (whatever). . . " the motivation to elect a black politician goes away.

Especially when Dinkins and Patrick and Obama screwed things up so bad and people realized they were willing to sacrifice quality for history.

Well, Obama is the David Dinkins of the federal government and now Trump is the Rudy Giuliani cleaning up his mess and proving how bad his predecessor was.

Michelle will never run for president.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 13, 2018 02:04 PM (vbJig)

357 Somali muslim cop who killed woman was hited AFTER being found "unable to handle the stress of the job"
======

Diversity (and pandering) is much more important than competence.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at September 13, 2018 02:04 PM (vg8iE)

358 The Netscape code was written by grad students on the cheap. Seriously "quick and dirty." When the time came to add new features, the pros quit.

Posted by: JAS at September 13, 2018 02:04 PM (3HNOQ)

359 Hah, blue on blue catfight going on between Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing on the Twatter.

@SusanSarandon
"Debs, before you get yourself all self-righteous try clicking on the video and listening to what I actually say, not @Variety's clickbait headline, which btw has no quotation marks. That's a clue..."

Posted by: LizLem at September 13, 2018 02:04 PM (hvf9s)

360 I use Chrome even though its a Google product, because it works very well for me. I tried Brave but I don't like the look and its super, super slow loading. Like, minutes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2018 02:04 PM (39g3+)

361 Verizon FTW..... at least where I live....

Posted by: kraken at September 13, 2018 02:04 PM (ffWPP)

362 Someday, soon I hope, someone is going to tally the total number of contracts Google has with federal, state, and local governments. Then Donny Two Scoops will deal with Google.

Posted by: mrp at September 13, 2018 02:04 PM (Pqytn)

363 should simply start by everyone going off google to bing. demonstrate that people are sensitive to perfidy.

give bing and incentive to be evenhanded.

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 02:04 PM (MTjB1)

364 Shut up and take my money!
Philip J. Fry

Posted by: Archer at September 13, 2018 02:04 PM (gmo/4)

365 So yeah, I suckered in and got an iPhone X about a year ago. No regrets.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at September 13, 2018 01:59 PM (PFy0L)

It also integrates stupid-well into the rest of my Mac stuff, much more so than the Windows and Linux stuff. Which leaves me more time to do my actual job, which, as far as I know, is trolling the breakrooms in the building for leftover bagels.

I am very good at my job.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 02:05 PM (IqOTP)

366 Isn't it funny they're called smart "phones"? About the last thing anybody does on their phone is place a voice call.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 13, 2018 02:05 PM (ty7RM)

367 Somali muslim cop who killed woman was hited AFTER being found "unable to handle the stress of the job"

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/307467/
Posted by: steevy at September 13, 2018 02:03 PM (mCMQ5)

The girl's family will own the PD ....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 02:05 PM (NFEMn)

368
I dumped my IPhone when they made it virtually impossible to use with a computer unless you owned a Mac.

Not to mention the stupidly proprietary com/power ports when there were perfectly suitable (and smaller) industry standard mini USB ports available.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 13, 2018 02:05 PM (eXA4G)

369 Nood Feinstein (ugh)

Posted by: IC, now with extra super elite at September 13, 2018 02:06 PM (a0IVu)

370 >>Smart phone pricing is an experiment in customer tolerance: how much is too much? So far they haven't found the limits for apple fanbois yet.

This is true for just about any product. It is worth exactly what the market will pay for it. Apple didn't create this, ask any kid who is wearing $300 sneakers that cost about $8 to make.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 13, 2018 02:06 PM (/tuJf)

371 I'm trying to remember when I needed a repair on my Apple stuff..... thinking.......

Posted by: kraken at September 13, 2018 02:06 PM (ffWPP)

372 Hah, blue on blue catfight going on between Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing on the Twatter.

@SusanSarandon
"Debs, before you get yourself all self-righteous try clicking on the video and listening to what I actually say, not @Variety's clickbait headline, which btw has no quotation marks. That's a clue..."
Posted by: LizLem at September 13, 2018 02:04 PM (hvf9s)

In a fight, my money's on Sarandon...

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 02:06 PM (NFEMn)

373 I know. Every tech company has lefty's pushinh their "news briefs." I ingore them. Verizon's service is vastly superior where I live.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 13, 2018 02:03 PM (OD2ni)


Just the opposite for me. Especially in my office building which seems to be lined with some Verizon Kryptonite

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2018 02:06 PM (SiINZ)

374 don't break up Google. seize it like Obama did GM. fine it 100 trillion dollars, fuck its investors, and dole out out the proceeds to Trump supporters, and exempt them from taxes. it's precedented.

Posted by: x at September 13, 2018 02:06 PM (nFwvY)

375 295 Every tech person I know (so basically, all of my friends as and coworkers) hates Apple. They always have to be different, and make it difficult for anyone but their own techs to fix.

i dunno. i'm a bit of a techie, having made money from programming since that meant COBOL on a B800 while I was still in high school and i like apple.

mind you, i didn't get involved with apple at all until the MacOS 8.mumble days, just in time for the original fruit-flavored iMacs to appear. i gather that i'm one of the few that liked the hockey puck mouse.

got more heavily involved when macos x came out because i've never been a windows fan; i'm a cp/m nut and thought the worldwide takeover by ms-dos and the ibm pc was a horrible tragedy.

but i didn't really become an apple fan until i started studying russian and found that i could work on homework by simply firing up vi in a terminal window and nattering away in cyrillic. including combining diacritics (marking accents). wrote myself a simple flashcard program in Lua using just plain old vi and just plain old Lua. and the system had no difficulty handling files with russian filenames.

yeah, the hardware's closed; my first mac was a beige g3 with actual *gasp* pci slots. my current mac is a trusty mac mini that i dearly love and have never needed to open.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 13, 2018 02:06 PM (NmR1a)

376 so how incompetent do you have to be to shoot across the interior of you squad car, over your partner and whack some lady in a nightie?

some kind of hetero panic recalling how he used to be forced to have sex with women?

Posted by: yankeefifth at September 13, 2018 02:06 PM (MTjB1)

377 I'm trying to remember when I needed a repair on my Apple stuff..... thinking.......
Posted by: kraken at September 13, 2018 02:06 PM (ffWPP)

unless you take a hammer to it...

Posted by: runner at September 13, 2018 02:07 PM (+iRBQ)

378 Remember that Team Obama and the social media companies were bragging how the Obama campaigned leveraged these technologies to beat Romney in 2012 and now they are caught red handed working hand in glove with Hillary campaign to affect the election.


They have clearly chosen a side.


Regulate them as utilities, common carriers and public accommodations and be done with it.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 13, 2018 02:07 PM (kT3/m)

379 "Hah, blue on blue catfight going on between Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing on the Twatter."


I'll take Sarandon since she is at least a free thinker rather than a Dem partisan hack. And she has much nicer cans than fried eggs Messing. Atlantic City and lemons FTW.

Posted by: Benji Carver at September 13, 2018 02:07 PM (OD2ni)

380 Just did a search for "Gateway Pundit" and google says no. Say they think I'm an robot.

I'M NOT A ROBOT!
Posted by: Javems


Shows up on Bing. I don't use google.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 13, 2018 02:07 PM (hxucZ)

381 Hah, blue on blue catfight going on between Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing on the Twatter.
===============================
They need to settle it in an inflatable pool full of Wesson oil, naked.
My money is on Sarandon's tits.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 13, 2018 02:08 PM (ty7RM)

382 -
--
@SusanSarandon

"Debs, before you get yourself all self-righteous try clicking on
the video and listening to what I actually say, not @Variety's clickbait
headline, which btw has no quotation marks. That's a clue..."
----------------

So, Suze, was that headline (wait for it) FAKE NEWS??

Posted by: irright at September 13, 2018 02:08 PM (RVcmP)

383 Susan Sarandon is a Lefty.... but for whatever reason, I dislike her less than most of the others......

Posted by: kraken at September 13, 2018 02:08 PM (ffWPP)

384 in before someone points out that Netscape was not owned by Microsoft, Internet Explorer was.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 13, 2018 01:59 PM (GBteo)


I wish Gates had destroyed Netscape/Mozilla. They are as evil as Google.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 13, 2018 02:09 PM (/qEW2)

385 Just did a search for "Gateway Pundit" and google says no. Say they think I'm an robot.

I'M NOT A ROBOT!
Posted by: Javems


Shows up on Bing. I don't use google.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 13, 2018 02:07 PM (hxuc

I just checked--I have google---Gateway Pundit comes up and links....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 02:09 PM (NFEMn)

386 Robert Mueller is going to do the coin-toss at the Redskins game.
------------------------
I hope that's a joke. Has to be.

A special counsel is definitely not supposed to make appearances of that kind lest he seem to be courting public approval.

Have we given up concern for even the pretense of seriousness and neutrality?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 13, 2018 02:09 PM (0jtPF)

387 A Duck, Duck Go, FTW...

Posted by: kraken at September 13, 2018 02:09 PM (ffWPP)

388 Don't Be Evil.

We'd hate the competition.

Posted by: Google.com at September 13, 2018 02:10 PM (IMdOQ)

389 Frankly, Apple could put out a phone that does nothing but text and fall apart after ten minutes, and the apple fans would praise their innovation and minimalism. Its not about the actual product for a lot of them, its the brand.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2018 02:10 PM (39g3+)

390 Susan Sarandon is a Lefty.... but for whatever reason, I dislike her less than most of the others......
Posted by: kraken at September 13, 2018 02:08 PM (ffWPP)

I can come up with four reasons--2 of those are are HUGE anime eyes ....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 13, 2018 02:10 PM (NFEMn)

391 I use Apple, and drive Toyotas..... they just keep on working.....

Posted by: kraken at September 13, 2018 02:11 PM (ffWPP)

392 I use Chrome even though its a Google product, because it works very well for me. I tried Brave but I don't like the look and its super, super slow loading. Like, minutes.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2018 02:04 PM (39g3+)

There are other browsers based on chromium, similar to chrome because they share a lot of the same guts, but not under control of google.

Posted by: Sjg at September 13, 2018 02:11 PM (gDSJf)

393
Leftist, New York, Jews (Debra Messing) - is there anything they don't know?

- Homer Simpson

Posted by: Homer Simpson at September 13, 2018 02:11 PM (/fX9d)

394 unless you take a hammer to it...
Posted by: runner at September 13, 2018 02:07 PM (+iRBQ)

ADB Extended Keyboard ca. 1986 can be used as a hammer without ill effect to the keyboard.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 02:11 PM (IqOTP)

395 I use Chrome even though its a Google product, because it works very well for me. I tried Brave but I don't like the look and its super, super slow loading. Like, minutes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 13, 2018 02:04 PM (39g3+)

Only reason I am not using Brave here is that they don't have a version for 32-bit Linux OS. I have Brave in my Win 7 machine at home, and it fires up in less than 2 seconds.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2018 02:11 PM (iwUO9)

396 My wife does own an HP laptop, which we use for boring stuff.....

Posted by: kraken at September 13, 2018 02:12 PM (ffWPP)

397 IIRC, Washington in Chicago was a shitshow too.

Posted by: JAS at September 13, 2018 02:13 PM (3HNOQ)

398 Frankly, Apple could put out a phone that does nothing but text and fall apart after ten minutes, and the apple fans would praise their innovation and minimalism. Its not about the actual product for a lot of them, its the brand.

Not at all, at least not for me. I use the hell out of my Mac, my iPhone, my Apple Watch, and my Apple TV. They are products that easily do what I want them to accomplish, with a bare minimum of fuss and bother.

Heck, I just open my Mac and my watch logs me in.

Easy. No virtue signaling here.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at September 13, 2018 02:13 PM (PFy0L)

399
"Debs, before you get yourself all self-righteous try clicking on the video and listening to what I actually say, not @Variety's clickbait headline, which btw has no quotation marks. That's a clue..."


You know who else doesn't use quotation marks in his story? Bob Woodward.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 13, 2018 02:13 PM (TAmPV)

400 @390

A fantasy of mine would be to play a chess match with a young Susan Sarandon, Rita Wilson and Nancy Travis...


...Ok, maybe it wasn't chess.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 13, 2018 02:14 PM (kT3/m)

401 Susan Sarandon may be having her "David Mamet" moment.

Cheer her on.

Posted by: JAS at September 13, 2018 02:14 PM (3HNOQ)

402
A fantasy of mine would be to play a chess match with a young Susan Sarandon, Rita Wilson and Nancy Travis...

That would be a chest match.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at September 13, 2018 02:15 PM (TAmPV)

403 Nancy Travis does have a great smile. I think she would be the most fun.

Posted by: JAS at September 13, 2018 02:16 PM (3HNOQ)

404 On a related note, just heard on Rush that twitter will not allow you to use the term "illegal alien"

Posted by: josephistan at September 13, 2018 02:16 PM (7HtZB)

405 Ubuntu was developing a phone OS, until they weren't.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2018 02:16 PM (oVJmc)

406 What are Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing arguing about? I Don't want to go to Twitter to find out.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 13, 2018 02:16 PM (AllCR)

407 406 What are Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing arguing about? I Don't want to go to Twitter to find out.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 13, 2018 02:16 PM (AllCR)

I think it was about knit caps......

Posted by: kraken at September 13, 2018 02:17 PM (ffWPP)

408 Ugh, FenelonSpoke, whatever it is, I hope they both lose.

Posted by: no good deed at September 13, 2018 02:17 PM (1uG1d)

409

I'll always be grateful to Susan Sarandon for her standing up to the Clintons, campaigning for Jill Stein in 2016 and being an actual "honest liberal".

She light years better than Messing. They aren't even in the same galaxy.

Sarandon has redeeming characteristics. She attempts to promote her ideology (right or wrong) in a forthright and fair manner.

Messing is a fascist through and through.

Posted by: From Concentrate at September 13, 2018 02:19 PM (/fX9d)

410 I never realized our fate was in the soft, lady-like hands of soyboy Brin.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2018 02:21 PM (oVJmc)

411 Easy. No virtue signaling here.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at September 13, 2018 02:13 PM (PFy0L)

Yeah competitors really don't have anything that compares yet. Things like the integration of iOS devices and appletv through airplay work so well and so easily.

Amazon is the only company even trying to catch up right now, and they still aren't close.

Posted by: Sjg at September 13, 2018 02:21 PM (gDSJf)

412 >>>What are Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing arguing about? I Don't want to go to Twitter to find out.


Messing has wanted to kill Susan Sarandon since she campaigned for Bernie then Jill Stein in 2016 because she thinks Sarandon is responsible for Cankles losing voters to Stein.

Sarandon posted recently about maybe it was a good thing that Trump won because apparently a lot of lefty woman have run for office because of Trump.

Messing is guilt shaming Sarandon again for allowing Trump to win over Cankles.

Posted by: From Concentrate at September 13, 2018 02:25 PM (/fX9d)

413 281
Linux smartphone, to ship next year. (they say):



https://preview.tinyurl.com/yazjvoch

----

Ah. So 2025 then.

https://tinyurl.com/d4z2a3v

Posted by: Fred Brooks at September 13, 2018 02:26 PM (vWMNq)

414 Yeah competitors really don't have anything that compares yet. Things like the integration of iOS devices and appletv through airplay work so well and so easily.
Posted by: Sjg at September 13, 2018 02:21 PM (gDSJf)

Even the simplest little things are good examples. In over a decade, nobody has made a pair of Bluetooth earbuds half as simple and natural to use as the airpods.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2018 02:26 PM (IqOTP)

415 With Microsoft, it was their Internet Explorer (IE) browser, in the hopes of blocking out other browsers, like Netscape

Posted by: Seth at September 13, 2018 02:30 PM (UVfhU)

416 Joke's on her. A nice chunk of that Hispanic vote went to Trump.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at September 13, 2018 02:37 PM (2NqXo)

417 yeah, the hardware's closed; my first mac was a
beige g3 with actual *gasp* pci slots. my current mac is a trusty mac
mini that i dearly love and have never needed to open.



Posted by: Anachronda at September 13, 2018 02:06 PM (NmR1a)

I opened mine (mac+). Just required a long enough torx blade. I enjoyed the performance too. When I switched from one spread-sheet page to the next, I had time to go down and make a pot of coffee. It was useful as a terminal for my wife's 9600 baud modem though.

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 13, 2018 02:44 PM (vWMNq)

418 Goolag is run by mewling cunts. Who knew?

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 13, 2018 02:44 PM (2LelM)

419 er, it's Internet Explorer, not Netscape, oh venerated Ewok.

Posted by: atomicplaygirl, now with more Kaboom! at September 13, 2018 02:53 PM (Gim9y)

420 258 Why can't conservatives start their own Google?


It's not just about email and search - few of you understand how much of your daily lives are affected by Google data.

Here is a dirty little secret; quite a lot of Google's empire was built upon rampant lawbreaking - they outright stole vast quantities of data while driving competitors and former partners out of business. Entire categories of data-gathering industries are simply gone.

This is a one-time deal - you can't repeat it, because the entities they killed off aren't around anymore to pillage, and that which they stole has not been maintained properly because like a lot of lefties, they have the shit-midas touch.

Conservatives can start up a new web search, or a free email client, or a video hosting service. Nobody is going to successfully launch a new panopticon under Google's watch.

Posted by: lurker at September 13, 2018 03:07 PM (eAshZ)

421 >>> >>>What are Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing arguing about? I Don't want to go to Twitter to find out.

From Concentrate, that's a great summary. I'll just add that in the Variety article, Sarandon was implying that the increase in women running for office is due to them pushing back against Trump. Messing did not read the article, thought Sarandon was giving Trump positive credit for something related to women. Which caused her mind and her Twitter to explode in silly hate.

Posted by: LizLem at September 13, 2018 03:20 PM (hvf9s)

422 Did Hillary know about it?
If so that sounds like a failure to declare an in-kind contribution.
Mueller should be right on it.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at September 13, 2018 04:15 PM (koNhm)

423 Ok but your jumbled the MS products: MS bundled Internet Explorer as an integral part of the operating system (the folder system is actually a take off on the browser, or was) to KILL OFF Netscape, a superior browser (but as I remember it took a lot of resources to run so it was slower, but also more secure than the notoriously vulnerable IE)

Posted by: docweasel at September 13, 2018 04:30 PM (7Wquq)

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