Posted tagged ‘google’

Black Friday’s off to a dumb start

November 28, 2008

Checking Google Trends this morning to see what the most popular searches are for today, here’s what I found:

dumb surfers

dumb surfers

Remember, dear readers, these are the most searched for phrases in Google today.  They are Google searches, conducted by thousands and thousands of people.  With that in mind, I have highlighed the dumbest searches that stand out.   These searches consisted of people (many, many people) entering the website address into Google.   Were I a smart ass, I would have taken another screen shot with the measurement of the distance between the Google search bar and the address bar. (truthfully: I couldn’t find a ruler).  This example illustrates 2 things: tech guys will always be employed & they will always be condescending.

It’s official

February 12, 2008

Senate Democrats are wussies. At least 20 of them are anyway. These 20 voted to end debate on a bill to provide immunity for the phone companies who cooperated with the government’s warrantless spying program. By ending the debate, the phone companies are effectively provided immunity from prosecution.

Don’t buy any of the b.s. about the government “selectively” data mining. Just ask Mark Klein, an employee of AT&T for 20+ years, who discovered that the entire flow of AT&T’s Internet traffic in several operational centers was being diverted to the NSA. It appears to be yet another instance of our civil liberties “dropping the soap in the shower” with this administration standing behind us, ready to pounce.

And for all the Googlephobes out there: at least they stood up to the guvment & refused to hand over search data.