Daily Archives: November 30, 2010

Google’s Naked Face Of Evil

If Google was a person standing in front of me right now, I’d clamp my hands around its throat and squeeze squeeze squeeze.

All of you people who say you use Google Books, just STFU and read. You apparently do not use it anywhere near to the degree I do otherwise accounts like this would be all over the Net in book blogs.

The depth and breadth of my use is uncovering more and more of Google’s outright evil by the day.

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Feedbooks eBookstore Opens

They’ve had one for French-language eBooks for a few weeks and today the English-language store opened.

It’s early days, so there are many gaps (no Ken Bruen, not all of Christopher Fowler, as two examples), but the interface is fast and clean with many sort options.


Click = big

Plus, Feedbooks has one of the best selections of free and public domain eBooks out there. You don’t ever have to bother with the Google Books ePubs offered by others.

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I Side With Wikileaks

Aside from the revelation that there are nukes in The Netherlands and Belgium — big bloody deal! — what I’ve seen of the leaked diplomatic cables is nothing more than a record of vanity, double-dealing, back-biting, gossip, and corruption.

This is news?

Some people on Twitter talk about these revelations somehow jeopardizing our “security.”

That’s utter garbage.

“Security” is the catch-all excuse used by people who want to get away with something.

The non-working check collectors use “security” as excuse to cover-up their crimes in this article: AP Enterprise: Guards shown watching inmate attack

“Public release of the video poses an unnecessary security risk to our staff, the inmates entrusted to our care, and ultimately to the public,” the prison company said in a statement.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

What “security” risk? The security of keeping it under wraps so your asses can’t be sued into bankruptcy?

I cannot wait for the 2011 Wikileaks documents that record what’s been going on at a major bank.

I hope it will be Citi that’s brought down. But I suspect it will be Bank of America/Countrywide.

I’m going to grab and read every single word of it when it’s released.

So should you.

Knowledge is security in a free society.

Do we still live in a free society?

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