No Idea

A whole lot of people don't like Google. Those people do generally praise Apple and see the worst in Google. The latest example is Genius claiming Goolge "stole" their lyrics.

K.Q. Dreger sums his thoughts up

But ultimately, this points back to Google’s enormous control over the traffic, and often financial wellbeing, of sites whose content it decides to scrape and surface via Knowledge Panels or Featured Snippets.

However, Google licenses the lyrics already so they can't be stolen in the legal sense. People don't click through to websites because the Featured Snippets load faster and better than the over bloated websites that hosts the info.

Better page loading isen;'t huge control, just better strategy.

One day I hope that this will be me in my garden.

I just have to start on my garden.





#1880 - Plans

#1880 – Plans

White Wagtail

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I love this photo. The clouds that make the tree fade in the background, the reflections in the water, the poses of the flamingos, all combine to give a sense of a subtle dance going on that we are just barely able to understand.

The beginning of a love story.

初夏 by 蓝琳

H.R. Giger, "Atomic Children"

A short summary of the timeline

The Wall Street Journal published Lyrics Site Accuses Google of Lifting its Content with an update on June 16.

The internet freaks out because "Look Google is stealing stuff!"

On Monday June 17 John Gruber at Daring Fireball shares his thoughts

It’s preposterous that Google is denying that they did anything wrong here. They truly were caught red-handed.

Of course Google is wrong because they're Google, they lie, cheat, and steal to try to beat Apple. <-- my summary of Gruber's thesis

On Tuesday June 18 Mike Masnick at Techdirt

There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about Google, but the fact that its properly licensed lyrics matches someone else's properly licensed lyrics, doesn't seem like one of them.

This is just a freak out because Google is always bad. <-- my summary of Masnick's thesis

Today Mike Masnick at Techdirt shared an update

But a totally misleading and ginned up story that does not accurately portray the situation or the law is not helping anything but the outrage machine.

My question is simple:

Will the outraged people accussing Google of stealing check their outrage now that Microsoft and Amazon are doing the same thing? Especially since they've legally licsensed the lyrics from the labels anyway?

My gut answer is simple:

I highly doubt it.

This summary

" propose that over the next several years, we transfer a lot of federal employees out of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, to parts of the country that aren’t doing so well economically. This would provide a boost to places like Buffalo, New York, or Quincy, Illinois, or Fresno, California, while getting federal bureaucrats out of the D.C. bubble.

from Cultural Offering does not sum up Glenn Reynolds orignal artile correctly.

While the idea may be the point of the short essay the theme of the piece is the dystopian economic outlook of the country and how to fix that by moving the buracraxy away from Washington D.C. to areas that are struggling because it used to be cheaper to live and work and play in D.C. before Nixon exploded the regulations of the government.

It's a cultural clash piece disguised as a move the government around piece. If you are worried that D.C has become more extravagant than Hollywood because of lobbyists and lawysers and that etravagance is pushing working people out of the city then moving the working people away is definitely not going to change the extravagance. It will do the opposite.

Not to mention the Hunger Games remark in there; what does moving the working class to areas that are stuggling economically sound like to those that have seen the movies or read the book?

Moving people from Distrct 1 to Distrcit 4 because they aren't Capital worthy. Sounds very un American but, hey, if we're going to boost economically challanged areas by moving government agencies then I'm all for giving it a try.