Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

The danger of search engines

Something I've noticed lately that really makes me very worried. My cell phone YouTube search seems to filter out curse words. I don't know why. So that often times when I search for certain videos they don't show up. Now, I happen to know that they are there because of my browser search, but this to me brings up a very troubling situation.

Search engines have become so popular that if we seek something on the Internet and we don't find it, we assume it's not there. Now, despite Google's assurances otherwise, I don't automatically assume that Google is not evil.

How easy is it to manipulate world opinion by just tweaking search results? It's quite a scary thought. The ease of Internet search has allowed us to cede our control to these corporations. But in the end, this is becoming an Orwellian reality...


Friday, July 15, 2011


This week I tried Gulden Draak and Piraat, and did not either. I suspect it's the high alcohol content.

So, I think this weekend it will be Dunkel Hefeweizens and Kolsch...

Also, found this video of a robot programmed by some Bavarian college students to pour a perfect weissbier...

Thursday, July 07, 2011

The Business Plan of the Underpants Gnomes

Seems like between ATBOTH and myself, we have a theme going....

Here is the ingenious business plan of the Underpants Gnomes

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Milsch? Nein, nein, nein...