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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist

Friday…teh yay!!1!

Is that leopard stalking lobsters? (Another fine GIF, Mac.)

What a bunch of children.

Children who control results of the #1 search engine; they can effectively de-platform any website they want by eliminating it from search results. And children who track users of their other products like GMail, Google Maps, YouTube, etc.

We know they’ve already demonetized YT users’ videos -- or yanked them entirely -- for specious reasons. I don’t think it’s too crazy to assume that they could make “undesirable” folks’ businesses or other locations effectively disappear from Google Maps. (And can claim it was due to a “bug” or “algorithm”; oopsie!)

I’m seriously thinking about switching mail providers…which would be an enormous PITA. But what happens if they decide to screw with my account because they don’t like something I wrote? What happens if emails to and from customers become “unreliable”? Or nonexistent?

What could they do to peoples’ Android phones, tablets, etc?

They can afford the revenue hit; I cannot.

Just Sven
5 years ago

You’re right, Fatwa: children with serious weapons at their disposal and with a WORLD IS ENDING RIGHT NOW mindset. A dangerous combination, but hey have you seen the new app?

Just Sven
5 years ago

I’ve not really followed the latest Hollywood story about a registered sex offender actor in the new Predator movie who was outed and then fired for a crime he did 20 or so years ago, but I wonder why then Hollywood has for all these years had no problem working with Roman Polanski.

Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Teh Younger was out on the ocean with a school group yesterday when they came across a pod of orcas. They were part of a pod that normally stays way out to sea, but they were hunting dolphins and the dolphins were in close to shore. The orcas paralleled the boat for a while and even swam under it. When Mrs. Paddy and I were in Vancouver, the closest we got to a pod was about 300 yards.

why then Hollywood has for all these years had no problem working with Roman Polanski.

Because he’s won several Academy Awards. You have to grant great artists their little quirks.