05-07 Politically Incorrect Daily

Random Thought of the Day

I tried out the DuckDuckGo search engine for the first time, which doesn’t track you or give out your personal info like Google and Facebook (so they claim, anyway). I compared it to Google for a number of searches. For usual stuff such as local business hours, how-to videos, movie reviews, etc., I seemed to get similar results. However, for politics, the results were dramatically different. It was almost as if the Democratic Party had hand picked the results for certain topics on Google. For example, if I searched for Clinton Foundation and Obama IRS targeting scandals, I received basic facts and descriptions on DuckDuckGo. On Google, I received mainly refutation and debunking articles. Most people rarely go past the first page of search results, so this kind of programming bias and censorship is a serious issue.

Political Memes and Funny Pictures

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Quote of the Day

If a man is in a minority of one, we lock him up. — Oliver Wendall Holmes


04-05 Politically Incorrect Daily

Random Thought of the Day

I seem to hear daily whining and hysteria in the media about Facebook and our data. One thing that is never pointed out–it’s FREE! So many of us have gotten spoiled by the zero cost use of technology–Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and so on. Think how much different your life would be without the Google search engine? To survive and make a profit, these companies use our data mostly for advertising that is relevant to us. By my calculations, it takes about $15 per user per year just to break even with expenses at Facebook. Would you pay that to be on Facebook? I’m guessing most people would pay that, but quite a few wouldn’t, which would drive the expense per user up higher. This is just to break even, folks! I’m guessing for all the free tech services we use every year, it would cost us hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars. Facebook has over 1.8 billion users. How many of us really have interesting enough data to warrant attention in that big of a population?

Political Memes and Funny Pictures

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Quote of the Day

Worrying about something is like paying interest on a debt you don’t even know if you owe. — Mark Twain