Comments on: Google’s broken links Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: scheng1 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 08:28:09 +0000 Google can serve the Chinese better by defending the integrity of Internet.
After all, Internet is about freedom of expression. Google has submitted to the government of China far too long already, it’s time to stand up.

By: Anon86 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 01:21:06 +0000 The climate blog is down the street from here.

This blog is about a communist dictatorship, which has been publicly outed as a dishonest nation who will dishonour the deals it makes with business partners in order to spy on rights activists.

And as of 13 January, Google has decided to cease all further censorship of google searches in China, while it “reviews the feasability of future business”.

By: xmichaelx Wed, 13 Jan 2010 21:21:04 +0000 GLK: “WHEN EVERYONE THINKS THE SAME LEARNING STOPS.”

This is why I believe the earth is flat.

By: xmichaelx Wed, 13 Jan 2010 21:20:28 +0000 GLK and Justin:
Bendy wasn’t signing his post as Steve Ballmer; he was showing a Steve Ballmer quote, and suggesting that, if you don’t use Google because of their political beliefs, you probably shouldn’t use Microsoft, either.

A thinking person could pretty easily have comprehended that.

(btw, you probably won’t like Apple political affiliations, either — hope you’re a Linux user!)

By: GLK Wed, 13 Jan 2010 20:57:21 +0000 Whomever you are “Mr. Ballmer” clearly you know nothing of science or scientists. Let me tell you why. Science feeds on questions and its life blood is consensus. In order for science to work, there has to be wiggle room within theory for healthy debate and ordinary people should be privy to both sides of the discussion. Unfortunately the infrastructure that wires the Global community together has clearly stifled the naysayers while allowing free reign and a lot of money to the proponents of Global Warming. So much so that in order to have a voice dissenters had to resort climate-gate tactics. The fact is, people respond to incentives. When it comes to the issue of Climate Change what incentive does a scientist in today’s world have to question what the media has billed as the status quo? None, of course. In fact, the incentive is not to dissent so as not to risk being ostracized by the hand that feeds them. So, clearly the tables are tilted in favor of those in agreement. That, in and of itself, is cause enough to give me plenty of basis for pause and skepticism. Also, so many scientific “truths” have been shattered just in my lifetime alone that it is obvious science is forever changing and evolving in both forward and backward directions. Lest you surmise I think this is a bad thing let me be clear by saying I don’t. In fact, the mercurial nature of scientific theory is what makes science great. To put it succinctly, WHEN EVERYONE THINKS THE SAME LEARNING STOPS. A scientist values learning above all else and in so doing will always welcome debate. And that, dear fellow, is why you know nothing of science. Those Climatists that cry, “We must act now the sky is falling!” ergo “It’s my way or the highway” have sold themselves out and are sending us all on a path to the dark ages.

By: justin_time Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:22:50 +0000 Hahaha as if the real Steve Ballmer would post that crap. “As a scientist”…with what credibility? You loser…not only do you have a pathetic arguement you can’t even back it up with anything concrete.

Do you take global warming as seriously as you took Vista? LOL

By: GLK Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:13:08 +0000 Conspiracy supporter? Moi? And, yes, I know it is climate-gate. I simply don’t agree with Global Warming nor do I particularly like Al Gore’s ideology. It’s too bad a man of your lofty position had to react with such sarcasm. It says a lot about why people of your ilk are failing so miserably at getting the throngs to acquiesce.

By: Bendy Wed, 13 Jan 2010 17:48:38 +0000 Oh dear, GLK. And you probably believe other conspiracy theories too, like thousands of scientists made climate change up to enrich themselves. As a scientist, I can point out the flaw in that argument pretty readily. Here’s a suggestion: try googling climate-gate.

“Addressing global warming is a responsibility we take very seriously at Microsoft.”

– Steve Ballmer
Chief Executive Officer

By: GLK Wed, 13 Jan 2010 17:30:24 +0000 I quit using Google when I found out Al Gore is on their advisory board and they were editing out search words for climate-gate. Bing works just fine.

By: HBC Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:41:44 +0000 Google ought not to threaten withdrawal from China, in my opinion. They should shut down immediately for a complete overhaul meanwhile letting that market of institutional thieves fend for themselves without it, and in due course prosecute whomever is found to be pilfering their software.

To a greater or lesser extent, self-censorship is becoming a problem in all media nearly everywhere in the world. I don’t know that Google is part of the cure, but as long as they are perceived as part of the problem, that’s an even greater risk to their global public acceptance than losing a bit of China for however long it takes to sort this mess out, point-blank.