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Since SF had me LMAO, thought I'd share this. I'm a fan of Bonnie Tyler, they give this great oldie an unusual twist. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
01-23-2006, 04:07 AM
Wow, thought it was an old SNL skit at first lol. Though I must admit the way they do percussion is pretty cool.
01-23-2006, 08:23 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rod:</font><hr> Since SF had me LMAO, thought I'd share this. I'm a fan of Bonnie Tyler, they give this great oldie an unusual twist. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Rod <hr /></blockquote>
What in the world did I just see?
01-23-2006, 09:07 AM
That certainly left me ....speechless.
DG - lmao
01-23-2006, 09:19 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SpiderMan:</font><hr>What in the world did I just see?<hr /></blockquote>I have no idea. But I did learn that the song was written by Jim Steinman - the man behind Bat Out Of Hell and Bat Out Of Hell II.
Ya the percussion is cool, supplied by the local junk yard. lol
01-23-2006, 02:03 PM
<------wonders what kind of weird search would turn up a video like this one. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif
01-23-2006, 02:24 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote supergreenman:</font><hr> <------wonders what kind of weird search would turn up a video like this one. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif
James <hr /></blockquote>
Not to worry, once Google falls in line with the other Internet companies who have already caved (to 'some degree') to government pressure Big Brother should have ALL the answers...
Including, perhaps, an answer to the question you've just asked...
"Google fights feds' request for data on user searches
By ARSHAD MOHAMMED
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department said Thursday that it has issued subpoenas to four major Internet companies to gather data about what people search for on the Web as part of an eight-year battle over a federal law designed to shield children from online pornography.
Three of the companies responded to some degree, but Google Inc., the world's most popular search engine, said it is resisting the demand. Privacy advocates said the subpoenas raise deep concerns about the government's ability to track what ordinary people view on the Internet.
Attracted by the Internet's apparent anonymity, Americans have turned to the Web in growing numbers to view pornography and, according to one industry publication, spent $2.5 billion on online adult entertainment last year.
The government asked Mountain View, Calif.-based Google to turn over every query typed into its search engine over the course of one week without providing identifying information about the people who conducted the searches. It also asked for a random sample of 1 million Web pages that can be searched in the vast databases maintained by Google.
Privacy experts said that while the requests appeared to have been tailored to try to protect the privacy of the millions of people who carry out searches, it could set a precedent for more intrusive government demands. They also said it raised the question of just how much information Google stores about consumers.
"Google has always been a kind of ticking privacy bomb because Google retains personally identifiable information," said Marc Rotenberg of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit group that advocates privacy protections. "Even though Google may intend to protect online privacy, there will be circumstances beyond their control that will place Internet users at risk, and they include government warrants, as in this case, or future security breaches which have plagued the financial services sector over the past couple of years."
Not all information divulged
The Justice Department issued subpoenas to four companies in August: Google, Time Warner Inc.'s America Online Inc., Microsoft Corp.'s Microsoft Network, and Yahoo Inc. The news of the government subpoenas emerged this week when the Justice Department asked a federal court in California, where Google is based, to force the company to turn over the information. The San Jose Mercury News reported on the filing on Thursday.
America Online, Microsoft and Yahoo said they had responded to the requests but stressed that they did not provide all the requested information.
"We complied on a limited basis and did not provide any personally identifiable information," Yahoo spokeswoman Mary Osako said. "In our opinion, this is not a privacy issue."
"We did provide the DOJ with some information that we thought would be of use to them, but it was not the information requested in the subpoena and there were no privacy implications for our users," AOL spokesman Andrew Weinstein said. The spokesman said AOL gave the Justice Department only a "generic list of aggregate and anonymous search terms."
"We did comply with the their request for data in regards to helping protect children ... ," a Microsoft representative said in an e-mail. "We were able to share aggregated query data (not search results) that did not include any personally identifiable information at their request."
Trial set for October
The Justice Department issued the subpoenas in August as part of its effort to resurrect the 1998 Child Online Protection Act, a federal law that was designed to shield children from Internet pornography but whose enforcement has been blocked by a 2004 Supreme Court decision.
The law required that sexually oriented commercial Web sites take steps to keep minors out, such as requiring a credit card for entry. Visiting such sites has become a big business.
The Supreme Court held that the government had failed to prove that the law's criminal penalties would protect children without unduly limiting options for adults. It sent the case back to the Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit for a trial that is due to begin in October.
Google has made it clear it will resist the government's subpoena but said it was not doing so on privacy grounds. The company declined to further explain its position, but the Justice Department said in court documents that Google believes disclosing the information would divulge trade secrets.
The government argued that the Google data would, among other things, help it to understand what Web sites people visit, estimate how much "harmful-to-minors" content may be on those sites and gauge the effectiveness of software in screening out such material."
web page (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/3599634.html)
Well its simple really. I was looking for any duets with Bonnie Tyler. In my search I just happen to open that link. I got to give em credit for originality, that is, use of instruments. After I found that thing, anytime I feel a little down all I have to do is watch that video. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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