* Posts by deedee

6 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Jun 2013

EU Google-bashing is making us look really bad, say Google bashers


Re: Of course...

'Twould appear that the solution to your false dilemma is the latter alternative. Stop using the 'free' services. You made a deal with

Google, whether you are aware of it or not, that if you use their services, ANY services, you accept the proviso that Google will use any information that YOU provide for any purpose that they choose. Want to type in a search query? Google will keep track of that query and all others, to build an intellectual and commercial profile of you. Use Gmail and keywords in your mail are noted, recorded and analyzed. Don't want that to happen? Don't use Google's search engine, email, document handling suite, translation or what have you.

Problem solved!

Here is a small insight; "If you do not pay, directly, for an internet service, you are not the customer, you are the product."

China's rare earth supply crimp plan ruled to be illegal


Your penultimate paragraph points up a common failing of Socialists trying to practice Capitalism. In the 1950s, during one of the coldest winters in North America, John L Lewis, Communist head of the United Mine Workers union, called a strike by coalminers. He believed that the consumers in America were tied to their coal furnaces. What actually happened was that well over 90% of consumers immediately converted to natural gas, bottle gas or heating oil. Lewis' plan should have been examined as history when the PRCs big brains thought this up.

Boeing, Cupertino to 'explore weaponisation of Apple technologies'


Urmmh, what was the date/time stamp on this article? I thought it was masterful all the way through to the last few paras. I would have quit before you gave it all away. You are not supposed to have to explain the punchline.

WIN a RockBLOCK Iridium satellite comms module



What could be more appropriate?

LOHAN, as it stands already plus the






Microsoft buys Nokia's mobile business


... and if frogs had wings they wouldn't bump their bony little bottoms when they land.

Quantum boffins send data ACROSS TIME AND SPACE


In re: timewise photon entanglement

Strikes me as very similar to Isaac Asimov's very early story (1948) "The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline".

I look forward to seeing these boffins using long chains of pre-destroyed photons to get information from the future.