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Don't you dare G**gle!


2006/08/15

I don't want to get in trouble with Google's IP lawyers, so certain words that they wouldn't like will be masked. I know that's inconvenient, but what the **** am I supposed to do? The ******* lawyers already sent a ******* warning to the Washington Post, and I sure as **** don't want to be next.

The problem is that I'm not sure what ******** sins I might committed in the past. How many times have I casually told someone " ****** it" when I should have used more appropriate language? I just don't know, and my carelessness could cost me dearly.

"Ahh, ******, I know!" I said to myself. As all my pages here pass through a Perl script on their way to your eyes and ******* spiders, I could simply use substitution: "s/Googl/*****/gi".

That's ******* brilliant, I thought. But no, there's a ***** flaw there. Doing that would obfuscate legitimate ******* uses of Google's name, which would surely ******* confuse my readers. I could easily get rid of the "*****ed" and "*****ing" forms, and I might assume that lowercase ****** should be masked, but if even one upper case "Go ******* it!" snuck by me, I could be heading for ******* court.

Besides, it's not just here. I ******* post on news groups and leave ******** comments at other websites. I am ******* by my own words!

So.. all I can do is hope that the ****** lawyers have bigger ******* fish to fry. After all, I'm not rich: they can't get much from me. That ******* reminds me: I keep meaning to submit the Homestead Act paperwork. I better get on that today.

If you don't know what a Homestead Act declaration is, you could ****** it.



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Sun Jun 23 17:48:14 2013: 12146   TonyLawrence

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They are still fighting - and losing:

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Mon Jun 24 16:45:34 2013: 12152   BigDumbDinosaur

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I haven't used Google for nearly five years and never use that word to refer to a search engine. There are better search engines, ones that don't attempt to track your usage.



Mon Jun 24 17:00:06 2013: 12153   TonyLawrence

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Actually, I prefer being tracked - it makes ads more relevant.

As to "better", all of them, including Bing, check themselves against Google.. that says it all, I think.

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