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Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by timberfaller, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    Always twisting the truth to achieve their socialist goals!

    Even claims to be a gun owner.

    The last paragraph is to say the least, interesting.

    Wonder where he came up with 90% want Constitutional firearm safety???

    A magic hat??

    Here is just a small taste of what on the site!!

    "Similarly, you should not be concerned merely because your neighbors are a member of any national gun advocacy organization. The actual threat – just to cite the best known org – that the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its kin present to you and your children is political. This can be seen clearly in their consistent opposition to gun safety laws that would, for example, require parents to properly secure their guns, allow prosecutors to bring charges against people who allow kids to play with loaded guns, or when they help pass laws prohibiting doctors from asking children about guns in the home in an epidemiological attempt to help prevent children from shooting other children. In spite of all of this this, you should recall that the NRA also provides high quality safety training as a public service to its members, and that this increases general gun safety. It is safe to say that serious NRA members and their homes should normally be of no concern to you, even as their political radicalism helps makes the gun violence epidemic worse. Even if it is likely – and it is – that an NRA bumper sticker indicates that a gun is stored in the home, you might also notice that such owners have already self-identified to the public, and most certainly have nothing to hide. It may be redundant to place an electronic mark near their property when they are already marking themselves."

    There is more "offensive" statement then this, go and read for your selves!!
     
  2. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    The silence is deafening! I'll bet a lot of the posters here do - or DID, hopefully. I switched to Bing some time ago and encourage other gun owners to do the same. If Bing is anti-gun, I can't find evidence of it anywhere.

    Ed
     
  3. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    I also use "Bing", seems to get the job done with less problems ... WPT ... (YAC) ..
     
  4. 391 shooter

    391 shooter Well-Known Member

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    "BING" for any search, in my oppinion way better than Google. BING gives a great dropdown list as you type your search item.


    Google has too many ads and bs to deal with. Google also is way too broad in search results, they will list something for every word in the search.
     
  5. 87AA

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    Duck Duck Go if you want to protect your privacy. Been using it for years as my search engine.
     
  6. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    I have always refused to have anything to do with anything with the word google attached to it. I refuse to have a facebook account too. Just because someone can dream something up doesn't mean I simply must use it.
     
  7. Bisi

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    I haven't totally stopped using it, but I'm working on it. Use "bing" about 60% of the time, "yahoo" 20%, and "google" the other 20%. Yahoo search is a lot better than it used to be, and is getting better. Yahoo was terrible compared to the others a few years ago, but pretty good now. If you haven't tried it in a few years give it a go you will be surprised.
     
  8. tachyon

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    If we are going to object we need to point at the right source. This has nothing to do with Google. It is an application designed and developed by Brett Stalbaum. He is pretty well known in tech circles as a radical anarchist. He is a lecturer (with complete employment protection (meaning they can't fire him)) at the University of California San Diego. The application runs on android devices at the google store. Google allows all apps which do not break any laws. Google had nothing to do with the development of this app. It is all on Brett Stalbaum.

    He wrote a piece of software (or took credit for it) named FloodNet. He used it to attack the Pentagon and the president of the United States. The relatively sophomoric program provides a distributed denial of service attack. He calls it "art" so the feds so far have left him alone.

    Pretty cool huh. The taxpayers of California pay this guy to write software which he uses to attack the pentagon. Is this a great country or what?

    Brett is in the department of visual arts at UCSD. The visual arts faculty has 25 professors and two lecturers with employment protection. The state pays for 27 liberal faculty. They teach 15 phd candidates and 24 masters students. Not a bad gig.
     
  9. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Not explained is what database they are tapping into to extract their information from.
     
  10. tachyon

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    There is no source database. This is a crowdsourcing operation. Just as Tripadvisor gets its information from users, this app gets its information from users. If you know your neighbor has a gun, you send in his address and it is added to the application database and shows up on the app. They are having a lot of difficulty as there is no verification process. They have received thousands of bogus addresses and they don't know which are accurate and which are not. People who disagree with this app have been adding 10-20 new addresses a day to confuse the situation. There is a fairly well known bot which will let you send beaucoup addresses each day to them. They are being overwhelmed with false information making the app fairly useless. Just as they rely on crowdsourcing to get their information, those opposed to the app are using botsourcing to pollute their data base and make it useless.

    The real agenda here from Stalbaum and his group is not to make a useful app. It is to try to disrupt and by that disruption get some publicity for themselves. They see themselves as modern Weathermen. They don't bomb buildings they try to disrupt the process using technology. The ironic thing is that they are mostly all "art" professors at California Universities. The California taxpayer is paying them to try to disrupt the technical infrastructure in our country.
     
  11. John 53

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    Personally, I cannot stand BING. It redirects you to several different sites to get the answer I can usually get from a single site and Google.

    No, I have not gone in search of a reason to abandon Google, but as I said, at least they do not run me around in circles hunting a single answer. An example is (where does this happen) (who said this) (who was with this person when this act occurred) all in the first paragraph coming from Bing.

    Then again, that is why there are a lot of search engines.

    John
     
  12. bigdogtx

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    Bing here,,,,,,seems to work ok.......
     
  13. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've found Bing only returns a fraction of on topic sights for searches as compared to Google. Until Bing upgrades to a better search algorithm, it's pretty useless to me. If there was a better alternative to Google I'd switch.
     
  14. BT-100dc

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    I don't like Google's politics so I BING instead.

    BT100dc
     
  15. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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  16. Claymuncher

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    I don't think it matters which one you use, they all have the same ideology, morality and politics, all have the same view of the world. If you get down to it, upper, middle and lower management of all internet information companies hate conservatives and everything they stand for. They view us (most of us) as we view them, as the problem with the world as it is today. So unless you get rid of all your computers and cell phones for online use, every click of the key donates to the same sewer. Bill Gates is Bing and how much does he donate to the left?

    Might as well use the best toilet / Google

    They do donate huge amounts of money to good charities also.

    CM