December 30, 2003
Google & Kazaa
I use Kazaa lite and I don't care who knows it! I mostly download crappy old songs and punk rock covers so it's not like I'm a really taking anything from the RIAA or anything (although if I could stand to listen to their bestselling artists, I might). I recently had to format a harddrive and found that the link I had to kazaalite didn't work! What? No more .tk? Not to fear, I figured I'd find it somewhere. Somewhere being Google. But, (scroll to the bottom) "In response to a complaint we received under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 4 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint for these removed results." came up with some search results that didn't contain what I was looking for.
This is hilarious to me. Instead of just removing the URLs, Google takes a stand (and this is why I love Google!) and not only says that they've been removed (they didn't have to do that, as a matter of fact just omitting these results would be easier) but directs you to the complaint so you can find them! Some of them don't work anymore. I assume Kazaa went after .tk too. Some of them do and I found my kazzaa lite that way.
I just love the way Google is basically telling Kazaa , "Bite me."
December 16, 2003
BOOBY FLAY ABANDONS HIS FANS!
Yep, that's right, FlayvaFlay has abandoned *all* of his fans from "Ask Bobby Flay." He even lied to them. See for yourself:
"Hi Bobby -- will we be able to see the questions that other Flayniacs send in on the new site?? I hope so, otherwise we will miss the daily contact with the rest of the fans!!!"
"No, unfortunately you won't..That capability requires a huge database and costs a ton of money...Who knew?"
So, either he did lie or he's a complete idiot (well, duh *g*), or it may be a combination of both. Either way, tsky tsky, Booby. All of you guys who come here complaining about how mean we are, at least we haven't abandoned you like your hero has.
I betcha Emeril would never do that to his fans...
December 09, 2003
Exams suck. Discuss.