A thorough breakdown of the results of the 24 Hours of Lemons race is available here.
Although one part of Google’s code of conduct is “don’t be evil,” it is clear that over time this transitioned from a mindset of corporate behavior to an outdated catchphrase, perhaps the same way that Johnny Depp refers to the pirate code as “…more of a guideline, really” which has no real meaning, just something to fool people outside of the loop.
The website Google Watch has been tracking Google’s behavior for a long time now, so if you are inclined to find out some the badness Google has been up to, that’s the place to look.
The final straw for me, though was reported on today’s Drudge Report, and linked to an article on The Smoking Gun, where basically Google says we’re allowed to trespass and photograph on private property, because “Complete Privacy Does Not Exist.” If they can fly a satellite over your house and take pictures that way, clearly they they are also allowed to drive up your driveway, to your house, take pictures that they photographed illegally and without permission, and post them for the entire world to see (unless you live in China).
So, as far as I see it, this is the beginning of a long gradual downfall (or at least flatness, in terms of stock price) for Google, the way Microsoft began ten years ago. The more their primary cash cow ceases to amaze investors, the more they will continue to thrash in the industry, making more mistakes in the effort to push up stock prices a little bit higher. Also expect them to use their size to bully around competitors the same way Microsoft has in the past.
Does this mean I will stop using Google today? Probably not. There are plenty of other technology companies I hate, but I still use their product out of necessity (or laziness). Although Microsoft is another company I really don’t like much, I still use XP and love Office. I hate facebook too, but I still have an account open just so my friends can keep in touch, but I’ve stopped posting information or pictures since they showed their colors in the beacon fiasco. Although I’m basically bound to my Gmail account now, if the service started at this point I would probably opt out. Although I will still use Google’s services for the time being, I am no longer at all enthusiastic about it.
Google, you used to be young, cool, and sexy. Welcome to the real corporate world. You’re all grown up!
- Go to youtube
- Search for any term
- Click on first search result
- Follow “related videos” links repeatedly until you arrive to questionable content
- The degree is the number of links followed after the first search term
Example “Disney”, degree: 2 [uh, sick?]:
- Disney Channel Games 2008 – Day 1 – Chariot of Champions – Part 1
- Miley Cyrus-Bottom Of The Ocean(Official Good Morning America Performance)HQ*
*NEW* another scandal of Miley cyrus shower pics to nick jonas
Example “Basketball”, degree 4:
- Olympic Basketball Team Prepares for Beijing
- 2008 Summer Olympics Team USA Basketball July Promo
- BECKY HAMMON: Playing for Russia in Olympics
- NY Liberty’s Favorite Songs
- CAROLINA CULITO PELUDO
Example “Intel”, degree 2:
- Intel Vs AMD processor
- Banned Commercials – AMD Athlon vs Intel
- Banned Commercials – Kylie Minogue(lingerie)
Example “MIT”, degree 1: [this is getting even weirder]
- MIT Sketching
- Girl Tied Up [just wrong.]
So there you have it, give it a go yourself, and let us know how it went.
Youtube is a weird, sick place.
(Wget would make this really simple)
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According to Elgood (2007), humans produce up to 1.5 liters of gas per day. I’m assuming all gas volume figures in this post are at standard atmospheric pressure.
According to Britanica, up to 10% of your farts are methane (not mentioned if by weight or by volume, I’m assuming volume), which makes .15 liters of methane per day.
Which means at 717 gram/liter, you fart up to 110 grams of methane per day.
According to the Intergovenmental Panel on Climate change, methane is about 23 times as potent a greenhouse gas as compared to carbon dioxide.
That brings us to the carbon equivalent of almost 2.5 kilos of CO2 per day just from farting.
Now, being that the CO2 emissions of a Prius are 104 gram/kilometer, that means that just by sequestering your farts, you would reduce your greenhouse footprint enough to offset driving 20 kilometers in a Prius per day.
And now you know.
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Inigo Montoya, the bar.
Even though the sign is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen, I was dissapointed to not find: Mandy Patinkin, Rob Reiner, Cary Elwes, Cristopher Guest, or the ghost of Andre the Giant. No fencing, poison, or six-fingered men inside either.
Instead, all I found was a mostly empty bar in a strip mall that smelled of old, stale smoke, and a rude bouncer and hostess who didn’t seem to realize that their bar was (name aside) a pile of shit.
I just saw Ween tonight at McCarren Park. I left my face there because it got rocked off.
So as a tribute to their great rock performance, I’ve taken precious time from my day to copy and paste a url and post this video.
Ween – The Mollusk
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The things I would eat out of her ass!
I wanna cum into her [world]
OMG! four kylies!
Actually there are five. The fifth is sittin’ right here on my lap
She is de most beautiful woman in the world forever and ever and ever… My god! How is possible such beautiful woman? I love her.
even homosexuals would bang her! fuck she’s hot
her ass is OMG! she’s the hottest biatch
id give all my money (all one thousand daollars) to fuck the hell out of her
is that a thong she is wearing?
her armpits be secksy
when i was like 13 i was madly in love with her when i heard this song, so i wanted to like go stalker mode and kill her… i mean meet her…
The way she looks there makes my dick hard. Kylie is the ultimate cockteaser.
yea id like to have anal with her !
i am a straight woman but she turns me on like nothing on this earth ? does that make sense ? … ooohhhh KYLIE why am i not gay ??? YOU ARE THE HOTTEST WOMAN FOR SURE !!! [get help]
mmmmm, what a booty (o) (o)
i remember seeing this vid for the first time
her legs & ass in this are fucking hard to forget!!
this got me hard a couple of times, ill tell you that!!
This takes me back…
Used to wank on it plenty o’ times
my god ermmmmmmmmmmm………..wooooooo wot a butt lol
i want her ass!!!!!!!!!!!!
Of course it was fun to shoot, Kylie Minogue has hotpants on, it doesn’t get better than that!
her mouth and lips sre looking damn delicius.
Her lips on my dick,
i’d die a happy man.
this video is making horny…
I’d do her TWICE!!! [no shit]
I could want her on my cock!!! [could?]
ok, i’m actually not gay anymore!
She’d go off in the sack
I’d f–k her dead!
She has the best butt
Ha ha. This has been an arousing experience. Ha ha.
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Ok, so if you’re reading this, my guess is you already know what Magic: The Gathering is.
If not, its kind of Dungeons and Dragons crossed with baseball cards. On a turn, a player may say something like:
Any instants to put on the stack in response?
Ok, then I’m going to declare my attack phase.
I will attack with my Desolation Giant.
Ok, I take 3.
Or looks something like:
In case you are wondering, there are plastic protectors on all the cards… because they are so precious.
And so on… the more you learn about it, the more embarrassing it gets. The introductory rule book is dozens of pages, and thats just enough to get you to play on a basic level. The rules are so complex that there are literally different levels of judges organized by a sanctioning body, and you have to pass tests to move from level to level. I could compare being a Magic judge to being a Mandarin in ancient China, or an actual lawyer. You can generally tell how important any tournament is by the highest level judge at the event. Ridiculous right? I mean these people are lawyers in a made up game.
Mike and I used to play this all the time in high school. I generally beat his ass, since I was a serious tournament player, usually in at least one a week. Of course, that makes it even worse.
When I went to college, I became a closet Magic player, fearing that people would understand what a loser-tool I actually am. I did things like join a non-nerd fraternity (I swear, it was the coolest on campus, aside from half the brothers being gay). Gradually, Magic became less and less a part of my life, but the fact is that it will always be something that haunts me. I always live in the fear that whenever I have friends over they may stumble over the hundreds of cards in my Magic collection.
Of course I can’t get rid of them:
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