Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 23:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And, of course, just as I decide to leave the live blogging to play a game of Left 4 Dead 2, HP drops the big bombshell right at the end of their press event: webOS is coming to PCs!
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RE: Brave decisions at HP
by VistaUser on Thu 10th Feb 2011 00:00 UTC in reply to "Brave decisions at HP"
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2008-03-08

As a fan of Android, I hope that HP succeeds.

Its scary how much Google knows about me, but it also seems to best fit my usage patterns.

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RE[2]: Brave decisions at HP
by Laurence on Thu 10th Feb 2011 00:11 in reply to "RE: Brave decisions at HP"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

As a fan of Android, I hope that HP succeeds.

Its scary how much Google knows about me, but it also seems to best fit my usage patterns.

I feel the same.

I stopped using Chromium and switched back to Opera purely because I realised I was using Google on my phone, home laptop and at work.

While to some, it might seem like a silly reason to stop using a web browser, I don't dislike other browsers where as I do dislike other search engines and mobile OSs. So at least I'm cutting down my dependence without forcing a change in my usage patterns.

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RE[3]: Brave decisions at HP
by M.Onty on Thu 10th Feb 2011 10:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Brave decisions at HP"
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2009-10-23

Try DuckDuckGo.com for a decent search engine. I tried it about a fortnight ago and haven't used Google for anything (but image searches and SEO research) since. I haven't had that, "what results am I missing?" feeling that's so off-putting on Bing/Yahoo/Ask.

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RE[2]: Brave decisions at HP
by imaginant on Thu 10th Feb 2011 14:36 in reply to "RE: Brave decisions at HP"
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2010-02-26

I see that often: "Its scary how much Google knows about me." I am no expert in security, but I am also not sure this idea of Google knowing is properly represented. As a number, they probably know how many freckles there are my bottom, but whether or not my "number" is ever associated with my name is questionable. I think, in many cases, Google has that capacity, but I am not sure they actually ever go that far, or would reveal that information, unless it is in regard to a criminal investigation, which IMO, would then be appropriate. But, truthfully, I don't really know and also am not too concerned. But then...

I've googled the web in depth for information about myself and cannot find anything. Recently, a company that owed me a considerable sum from a long time ago (a long story), tried to contact me using all the tools available for specifically finding people. they reached a dead end. Guess how they found me: through Social Security (which will act as a conduit for messages of this type). Frankly, considering my social security number is somehow connected to almost everything I do, I am much more afraid of Social Security than I am of Google.

I, as one poster noted, also appreciate the targeting Google makes based on my number, as long as they don't call me 666. BTW, the company did pay me, displaying considerable grace and proving that decency is alive and well in America.

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