Maybe it’s time for Google to have Terms and Conditions… For Countries. I suggest the following:
If you want Google to be available within your country’s boundaries – based on IP address and nothing else by the way since we aren’t going to check anything but this – then you as a sovereign country agree to the following:
(1) Google does not support “Right to be forgotten” or any other censorship that you may want. Forget it or forget Google.
(2) Google does not fiddle with it’s search results based on your country preferences. If you don’t like the results, seek help with an SEO expert, or Google will be happy to not be present in your country / jurisdiction.
(3) Google will abide by the terms and conditions that it has published. If you don’t like them, then don’t use Google or don’t have Google in your country.
(4) Google is building and providing the best search engine, and other services, that we can, based on our own conscience and our business plan.
If you don’t like these terms and conditions, use another search engine, or make your own search engine. Up to you.
Seems like it’s time for this. <Disclaimer> I have no financial interest, or any other kind of interest in the success of Google or it’s services, other than I use them, and like some of those services. </Disclaimer>
I’m getting tired of all the whiners out there. Nobody ever whined about Alta Vista when it had 90% of the search market. Get over it, or get Bing – or whatever.
I give Aura Kingdom a big Thumbs Up. I’ve been playing for a few days now, and AK is a welcome relief from a lousy game like Allods. This is not an in-depth review, but some first interesting impressions that may cause you to seek a more in-depth review, of which there are plenty. One of the best reviews is the one on YouTube by MMO Grinder. But here are some of my thoughts. I may have covered some things that MMO Grinder didn’t talk about.
First of all, AK is a low stress game to play. You level quite quickly. In an hour or so you’ll be at level 10, if you read all the text of the quests, of which there is a lot, but the story is interesting. If you are an AltaHolic [ addicted to many toons ] then the next times through you can click Skip, but the first time though it’s best to slow down and read the dialog. There is almost no voice acting. So put on your reading glasses and settle back. The story is worth it.
There is an interesting race that is unlike anything I’ve seen in other games. The Gibberlings are three characters, which you can design individually as you create them. But they act as one in the world. Here is a Gibberling family which are druids, with their pet squirrel.
The graphics look better than Wow – at least better than the historic places of Wow. The character models are better than the old Wow models, but not as good as the new Wow character models.