Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tom Maguire excepts a funny David Brooks piece

David Brooks is generally the liberals' Republican, but he wrote a funny piece that is off the reservation. Tom Maguire, at JustOneMinute, excerpts it.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Good News-Bad News

The good news is that the News Rover news group search found that there were Little Liana pictures posted to one or more news groups. The bad news was that the didn't find them. Little Liana is one of the paysites advertised on this one young girl picture website (legal pictures only, by policy). They have this free site that they use to advertise hardcore paysites for 18 and over girls.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Browsing news groups online

Despite the demise of, we can still browse news groups online, without looking at the attachments, of course. I am using the facility for browsing that is similar to that found in the late lamented

Thursday, May 7, 2009 links to my posts with fake pictures

I wasn't sure what was, but it seems find. They link to my pictures, and have my old fake Dakota Fanning picture from 2007, if you can believe it. I hesitate to actually link, because Blogger can do strange things at times. You can copy and paste the URL into a browser or, better yet, search for Dakota Fanning fake picture.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Google AdSense Privacy policy

I had been uncertain how to satisfy the Google AdSense requirement for a Privacy Policy. From several blogs, I found what I wanted to see. First was the policy example and the general scoop from Mark8T. The second piece was how to publish the policy. "News Update" ( told how to do it. I finally compliant, albeit a month late.

Google AdSense Privacy Policy

Personal Information Collected on this Website
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We record anonymous data. Most of the information that we collect from this website is anonymous information, such as the pages you visit. Other anonymous data we may collect might include the name of your internet service provider, the website that you used to link to our site, the websites that you visit from our site, and your IP address. The data is used for statistical purposes, but you, as the individual user, remain anonymous. We use this anonymous information to help improve the content of this site and to compile aggregate statistics about individuals using our site for internal market research purposes.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I keep finding new news groups with

I assume that is permanently dead. It is too bad, as it had features not found in In, you could browse news groups from the web. You could not see files, but you could see the headers. is still helpful, as I found two new news groups this morning, while looking for a specific topic.

Monday, May 4, 2009

In certain circles, you can't criticize Obama

This does not surprise me, given what we are seeing with the press. In certain social circles, you cannot criticize Obama. If you forget and do it, you find that all conversation has ceased.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I am now using for binary search

For uncensored binary search of news groups, I am using At times, the NewsRover search will find things that will not find, but usually NewsRover search is censored, as far as I can tell.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Susan Boyle in 1984

After seeing the Flash video of Susan Boyle in 1984, you have to wonder how she remained undiscovered for so long. In 1984, she was in her prime and her appearance gradually deteriorated after that.

I enjoyed seeing Susan Boyle in 1984, when she must have been about 23

The new videos of Susan Boyle show her in 1984 singing "The Way We Were" and "I Don't Know How to Love Him". She must have been about 23 when she was recorded. The Daily Record has the original videos. This is the article for her singing "The Way We Were".