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(Opposing Views)   Man's whole life gets ruined because Google's auto-complete inserted "How do I build a radio controlled bomb" when he was trying to type "How do I build a radio controlled airplane"   (opposingviews.com) divider line 85
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2013-12-11 09:23:57 AM  
Pwnd
 
2013-12-11 09:26:48 AM  
fark, I can't imagine what they think of my google searches.
 
2013-12-11 09:28:05 AM  

Publikwerks: fark, I can't imagine what they think of my google searches.


If my search history is ever brought up in court...
 
2013-12-11 09:29:09 AM  
danieljmitchell.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-11 09:30:20 AM  
Perhaps they figured he'd put an old fashioned bomb in a radio controlled airplane bomb airplane bomb stop that flying thing.
 
2013-12-11 09:32:44 AM  
Obama can choose to have the authorities ignore certain parts of laws right?

He does so with marijuana and immigration.

He can tell the authorities to stop spying on people...right?
 
2013-12-11 09:35:41 AM  
Kantor is seeking "$13.8 million in compensatory damages and $45 million in punitive damages, as well as an injunction ordering the government to stop stalking him," according to Court House News.

Grumpycatgood.jpg
 
2013-12-11 09:36:20 AM  
I don't know if I can believe this story.
 
2013-12-11 09:36:37 AM  
Here's the source story: http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/12/10/63589.htm

Kantor claims he was visited at work by government investigators who took a "good cop/bad cop" approach with him, with the "bad cop" making "anti-Semitic comments repeatedly over the course of five months."

 "Kantor's coworkers at the Army, including Northrop Grumman contractors Quem Lumi, Stephanie Buchner and Mike Steinbeck, would repeat back Kantor's private information, including emails, websites he went to, library books he got from the library, conversations he made in his house or in his car, phone calls, information about the contents of his house, and then someone would immediately say that there is a person who dropped dead from hypertension," the complaint states.

He says he complained about the threats to the Anti-Defamation League, a move that he claims garnered retaliation from the government in the form of more death threats.

"If Kantor ever got angry after his private information was repeated back (by slamming a cabinet or typing loudly on his computer), the [subcontractor] CRGT and Northrop Grumman employees would tell the same story about how there was a neighbor in their community who seemed like such a nice guy, but then went on a murder suicide," the complaint states. "If Mr. Kantor stayed calm after they repeated back his private information, they would instead spend the hour talking about how people drop dead from hypertension. This happened every day for almost three months."


So, basically, we're dealing with a paranoid schizophrenic.
 
2013-12-11 09:37:21 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: [danieljmitchell.files.wordpress.com image 586x385]


Indeed. How did we ever get here?

silencedmajority.blogs.com
 
2013-12-11 09:37:54 AM  
How much is Opposing Views paying Fark to get link after link after link on the Mainpage?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-11 09:37:56 AM  
Somebody should die for this. I haven't decided who yet. Why don't we let autocomplete decide?
 
2013-12-11 09:38:34 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: [danieljmitchell.files.wordpress.com image 586x385]


It's not just the Democrats who are like that. Both Democrats and Republicans when out of power attack what happens with government abuse of power, but once they're in power, that's when they are either complacent or promoting the violation of our civil rights in the name of "safety and security".
 
2013-12-11 09:43:31 AM  
Oh, and here's his attorney's website and resume. Note that he is an intellectual property lawyer. Also note the parts where he cites his Multistate Bar Exam score, GRE scores and Mensa membership. So we're dealing with a paranoid schizophrenic being represented by a maladjusted narcissist.

http://www.swift.law.pro/resume.htm
 
2013-12-11 09:43:53 AM  
I have been typing "NSA please shoot me in the head" in Bing and Google for a few days yet I don't have any extra holes in my head. I repeat head remains unholy. I will not update you if this changes.
 
2013-12-11 09:44:10 AM  

Madbassist1: Zeb Hesselgresser: [danieljmitchell.files.wordpress.com image 586x385]

Indeed. How did we ever get here?

[silencedmajority.blogs.com image 290x320]


That is farking great.
 
2013-12-11 09:44:24 AM  

Madbassist1: Zeb Hesselgresser: [danieljmitchell.files.wordpress.com image 586x385]

Indeed. How did we ever get here?

[silencedmajority.blogs.com image 290x320]


Also remember when all those tea baggers were punished for protesting?  And not given tax-exempt status for their campaign advertising groups?

Good times.
 
2013-12-11 09:44:59 AM  
We need to start a massive protest... get millions of Americans to trip NSA triggers as often as possible. Millions of people texting about radio controlled bombs, allahu akbhar, and the kids they have trapped in the basement.
 
2013-12-11 09:46:35 AM  
based on a lifetime of collecting anecdotal evidence, it's fair to say the man is a goober who'd be looking for bomb shiat

he got sacked because of being a goober, not some search query

all this needs is the fellow saying "ahm uh vick-tim" with equal emphasis on all four syllables as commonly pronounced by guests of jerry springer
 
2013-12-11 09:50:11 AM  

generallyso: How much is Opposing Views paying Fark to get link after link after link on the Mainpage?


The NSA would know.  Maybe the FBI.  Unless, unknown to us, Drew Curtis secretly a high-ranking member of the Global Elite who control the Mass Media and is using his connections to hide that information from the rest of us.  For all we know, all those headlines joking about Drew committing all those crimes involving liquor are actually true and some poor innocent got blamed for it.  But that's highly unlikely...right?
 
2013-12-11 09:50:29 AM  
If you have PACER access, do yourself a favor and get the Complaint from the E.D.Va site. This guy is a textbook nutjob. All that's missing is the usual allegations about government lasers and manipulating his brain through his fillings.
 
2013-12-11 09:51:27 AM  

Lord_Dubu: We need to start a massive protest... get millions of Americans to trip NSA triggers as often as possible. Millions of people texting about radio controlled bombs, allahu akbhar, and the kids they have trapped in the basement.


Why?


They would just build more prisons, not abandon domestic spying endeavors.
 
2013-12-11 09:51:32 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: [danieljmitchell.files.wordpress.com image 586x385]


So the guy in the Obama shirt got served with a subpoena?
 
2013-12-11 09:55:02 AM  
I just googled
"how do I build a radio controlled" and bomb does not come up in autocomplete.
It does if you google "how do I build a radio controlled b"

So either he mistyped or he fulll of crap
 
2013-12-11 09:56:01 AM  
This is why I switched from Google as much as possible. I use DuckDuckGo and my searches are private. I avoid using Google services (except for GIS, simply because it's better than Bing's version and I have to sometimes to find what I want) and the occasional site that doesn't give me a choice.

I'm telling you, guys: They're not your friends anymore. Google crossed many lines already. They're continuing to throw privacy out the window. They're putting TeleScreens on people's faces and urging them to walk around with the damned things like the Glassholes they are. They're collecting data. They're SAVING all this data.

They're getting too powerful, and if we don't back off from them now we'll lose more in the future.
 
2013-12-11 09:56:04 AM  

neversubmit: I have been typing "NSA please shoot me in the head" in Bing and Google for a few days yet I don't have any extra holes in my head. I repeat head remains unholy. I will not update you if this changes.


You need to type in the super ultra hyper mega beyond top secret code words in order for that to happen.  It just so happens that I managed to obtain that list from a friend of a friend of a friend who just so happened to have a 43 levels beyond top secret clearance and used to work for a government agency that doesn't officially exist.  I could email you that list...but you know...
Passenger pigeon.  Yeah, passenger pigeon.  Expect it within a few weeks.
 
2013-12-11 09:56:31 AM  

Lord_Dubu: We need to start a massive protest... get millions of Americans to trip NSA triggers as often as possible. Millions of people texting about radio controlled bombs, allahu akbhar, and the kids they have trapped in the basement.


If you think this guy's firing had more to do with his Google search than his ranting and raving about black helicopters and Benghazi and secret agents in his office, you're delusional.

But you've got to love how Opposing Views basically ignores 75% of the original story to present a sympathetic view. Thanks, Fark.
 
2013-12-11 09:56:49 AM  

Giltric: Obama can choose to have the authorities ignore certain parts of laws right?

He does so with marijuana and immigration.

He can tell the authorities to stop spying on people...right?


OMG WHY WOULD YOU SUGGEST THAT YOH EBIL TERRIST SIMPATHIZER?!?!?!?

That's why.
 
2013-12-11 09:57:24 AM  

ZeroCorpse: This is why I switched from Google as much as possible. I use DuckDuckGo and my searches are private. I avoid using Google services (except for GIS, simply because it's better than Bing's version and I have to sometimes to find what I want) and the occasional site that doesn't give me a choice.

I'm telling you, guys: They're not your friends anymore. Google crossed many lines already. They're continuing to throw privacy out the window. They're putting TeleScreens on people's faces and urging them to walk around with the damned things like the Glassholes they are. They're collecting data. They're SAVING all this data.

They're getting too powerful, and if we don't back off from them now we'll lose more in the future.


Disclaimer: No, I'm not searching for anything dangerous. I just don't like my searches being archived and shown to any government agency that wants it.
 
2013-12-11 10:00:41 AM  
How do I build a radio controlled airplane bomb?
 
2013-12-11 10:02:01 AM  

kronicfeld: If you have PACER access, do yourself a favor and get the Complaint from the E.D.Va site. This guy is a textbook nutjob. All that's missing is the usual allegations about government lasers and manipulating his brain through his fillings.


The only one I can find is the original suit against his employer from a year ago. There are dozens of crazy-looking filings I can't see after that, though.
 
2013-12-11 10:02:41 AM  

kronicfeld: Oh, and here's his attorney's website and resume. Note that he is an intellectual property lawyer. Also note the parts where he cites his Multistate Bar Exam score, GRE scores and Mensa membership. So we're dealing with a paranoid schizophrenic being represented by a maladjusted narcissist.

http://www.swift.law.pro/resume.htm


Yeah, this smelled as bad as the "backpack pressure cooker" Google search nonsense after Boston.
 
2013-12-11 10:03:46 AM  

eyeq360: neversubmit: I have been typing "NSA please shoot me in the head" in Bing and Google for a few days yet I don't have any extra holes in my head. I repeat head remains unholy. I will not update you if this changes.

You need to type in the super ultra hyper mega beyond top secret code words in order for that to happen.  It just so happens that I managed to obtain that list from a friend of a friend of a friend who just so happened to have a 43 levels beyond top secret clearance and used to work for a government agency that doesn't officially exist.  I could email you that list...but you know...
Passenger pigeon.  Yeah, passenger pigeon.  Expect it within a few weeks.



Thank you, I will be holding my breath until it arrives.
 
2013-12-11 10:04:35 AM  
upl.co
 
2013-12-11 10:08:30 AM  
fubegra.net
It's never lupus.
 
2013-12-11 10:08:38 AM  
generallyso


How much is Opposing Views paying Fark to get link after link after link on the Mainpage?
Probably the same rate as motherjones and slate.
 
2013-12-11 10:11:52 AM  

Begoggle: Zeb Hesselgresser: [danieljmitchell.files.wordpress.com image 586x385]

So the guy in the Obama shirt got served with a subpoena?


 asoteamsushi.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-11 10:12:51 AM  

OnlyM3: [upl.co image 660x513]


You would better serve yourself if you reserved your outrage for real stories.

I think the domestic spying stuff is a load of crap.  This isn't an instance of that.
 
2013-12-11 10:14:57 AM  

abhorrent1: I just googled
"how do I build a radio controlled" and bomb does not come up in autocomplete.
It does if you google "how do I build a radio controlled b"

So either he mistyped or he fulll of crap


He was subsequently fired by Appian Corporation for reasons involving the search, and he has since sued "a host of government officials


Step 1: Google "how do I build a radio controlled bomb" at work
Step 2: Profit!
 
2013-12-11 10:15:20 AM  

Fubegra: [fubegra.net image 805x195]
It's never lupus.


When I type in "centipedes," autocomplete shows up "centipedes in my vagina."
 
2013-12-11 10:15:20 AM  
If you were shown how to build an airplane that didn't look like it had wings, wouldn't you want to also try to build and fly that revolutionary device?
 
2013-12-11 10:15:38 AM  

kronicfeld: Here's the source story: http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/12/10/63589.htm

Kantor claims he was visited at work by government investigators who took a "good cop/bad cop" approach with him, with the "bad cop" making "anti-Semitic comments repeatedly over the course of five months."

 "Kantor's coworkers at the Army, including Northrop Grumman contractors Quem Lumi, Stephanie Buchner and Mike Steinbeck, would repeat back Kantor's private information, including emails, websites he went to, library books he got from the library, conversations he made in his house or in his car, phone calls, information about the contents of his house, and then someone would immediately say that there is a person who dropped dead from hypertension," the complaint states.

He says he complained about the threats to the Anti-Defamation League, a move that he claims garnered retaliation from the government in the form of more death threats.

"If Kantor ever got angry after his private information was repeated back (by slamming a cabinet or typing loudly on his computer), the [subcontractor] CRGT and Northrop Grumman employees would tell the same story about how there was a neighbor in their community who seemed like such a nice guy, but then went on a murder suicide," the complaint states. "If Mr. Kantor stayed calm after they repeated back his private information, they would instead spend the hour talking about how people drop dead from hypertension. This happened every day for almost three months."

So, basically, we're dealing with a paranoid schizophrenic.


Looks like it. Not a pysch, but this guy seems delusional.
 
2013-12-11 10:20:45 AM  
Regardless of if this guy is full of it or not, these petty, privacy invading tactics are bullshiat. I sincerely hope I don't bring a child into this world to live in our farked up future, where "Freedom" no longer has the same meaning as it once did.

In the wise words of Jack Black;
"The government totally sucks, you motherf*cker, the government totally sucks. "
 
2013-12-11 10:25:56 AM  
Diogenes [TotalFark]

I think the domestic spying stuff is a load of crap. This isn't an instance of that.
Of course you do.
 
2013-12-11 10:29:24 AM  
Clicking on that opposing views link puts you on a list. Expect a visit soon.
 
2013-12-11 10:29:55 AM  

OnlyM3: Diogenes [TotalFark]

I think the domestic spying stuff is a load of crap. This isn't an instance of that. Of course you do.


Whatever.  Your Fark handle should be OnlyMO.  Because yours is obvious.
 
2013-12-11 10:36:13 AM  

SonOfSpam: How do I build a radio controlled airplane bomb?


Why bother to make a radio controlled one when you can build one that will travel for hundreds if not thousands of miles and hit a target autonomously?

Added bonus:  Due to it's small size and low speed, it will look like a bird on radar, if they manage to get a good "skin paint" on it at all.

Known range on that model airplane is 1,882 miles on 5 pounds of fuel.  If you cut the fuel capacity to 1.5 lbs, and insert the equivalent of a US M18A1 Claymore Mine (weight: 3.5 lbs) into the body, pointing down, you'll still get a range of about 565 miles.

That gives you a lot of options, especially given the long flight time of ~13 hours from launch point to extreme range.  Plus, you can have it fly a deceptive course, 'doglegging' it in for the last 50 miles or so, disguising where it actually originated.

At the end of the flight, when it approaches the target, it reduces altitude from, say, 200 or 300 meters down to 100 meters, or whatever the optimum height is, and detonates.

Conversely, if you have access to something like chemical or biological agents, you could just have it go into "crop duster" mode, spray the 3 lbs of agent, and fly off in a different direction in order to crash itself in a remote area where it's likely to go undetected.

Another option would be to have it drop "rods from God", say 1 ounce sharped, fin stabilized rods made of metal.  Have the plane climb up to a good altitude and just drop them.  Plane would be high enough that it wouldn't be seen or heard by those one the ground.  Figuring half a pound for the drop mechanism, you'd have a payload of 48 of those rods, all just as lethal as a falling bullet, or even more so.  You could buy the materials to build those for cash at any hardware store in the nation, and that solves a lot of the problems of purchasing explosives, chemical, or biological agents and their precursors in an untraceable manner.

Heck, you don't even have to actually build a complex machine like an autonomous aircraft:  GPS technology has the possibility of turning primitive, ineffective weapons like the Japanese balloon bombs into something much more effective:  Just program the balloon to drop its payload (like the aforementioned rods) when it enters within a certain radius of a number of selected targets on an internal, pre-programmed list.  You don't get to pick which target the wind will blow it to, but you do get to ensure that it will hit *SOMETHING* where it will be noticed, which is all you care about from a terror point of view.
 
2013-12-11 10:40:18 AM  

ZeroCorpse: I use DuckDuckGo and my searches are private.


...according to DuckDuckGo
 
2013-12-11 10:47:07 AM  
The complexity of America's societal controls has exceeded the intelligence necessary to both control or comprehend them in an appropriate way. Step into the Kafkatron 3000, Yanks.
 
2013-12-11 10:53:09 AM  

kronicfeld: Oh, and here's his attorney's website and resume. Note that he is an intellectual property lawyer. Also note the parts where he cites his Multistate Bar Exam score, GRE scores and Mensa membership. So we're dealing with a paranoid schizophrenic being represented by a maladjusted narcissist comedic gold.


A maladjusted narcissist? In my legal profession?
 
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