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Monday, April 20th, 2009 | Forfatter:

I’m looking at the South African banking system (partly a result of watching the Zeitgeistdocumentary”) og, after finding my bank implicated most with regards to the SA-Banking Competition Commission wikileaks scandal, I’m putting serious consideration into switching banks.

What ethical banks are out there right now? I’ve even looked into Sharia (Islamic) banking because of their strict ethics laws but even there I’m looking at even more unknowns. I’m not Islamic and I have nothing against funding pork-related activities.

On that note, do you know if your bank has a code of ethics? If they’re public, where can we see these ethics codes?

Tell me about service levels I haven’t heard of before and which bank you believe deserves to handle my money.

Dele
onsdag, April 15th, 2009 | Forfatter:

Further to the previous post regarding Amazon, there is chatter from inside Amazon indicating that it was aglitch”. Someone in their French staff miscategorised contentanythingsexualhad itsadultbit switched on.

This would explain why social text books on sexuality and books for the disabled were affected. They’re also stating that there is in fact, no newadult” Politikk. PR screwed up royally by not having a straight answer. Was it a glitch? Was it a policy change? Are you going to change your mind tomorrow?

They’re fixing (or have probably fixed) the missing rankings. This still begs for further recourse. I think its funny how they can blame a French staffer. Maybe its a language barrier thingI can’t be sure. On a serious note, I also think its odd that there exists in the first place a feature for censorship which they have no policy for.

What say ye?

They’re still paying dearly. There are already new definitions online for Amazon rank. hehehe.

More at Science Blogs.

Dele
Monday, April 13th, 2009 | Forfatter:

I believe very strongly that everyone has a right to keep to their own ideals and that those ideals are sacrosanct. Everyone deserves that level of respect and I extend that to include the idea that we’re not limited to heterosexual relationships. Nobody has the right to censor or belittle these ideas. Just to be clear (in case any chicks who think they have a shot with me get doubts), I’m into girls. 😉

I have some lesbian friends who I accept as they are. I don’t judge them because of their way of life and that they don’t date according tonatural laws”. [bad joke] Heh, det eneste jeg noen ganger stikke på dem er at de er ikke så veldig produktiv for samfunnet… [/bad joke]

Amazon mest definitivt ikke synes å være viser noen respekt for dem selv: I en mislykkes trekk, Amazon har implementert en “voksen filtrering” Politikk. Resultatet av dette er at de har fjernet søk rangeringer av mange (om ikke alle) LGBT-tema publikasjoner samtidig la mange ikke-homofile titler urørt. Titler med eksplisitt homofil erotikk har med rette blitt fjernet – men alt selv ned til Heather har to mommies har blitt strippet. WTF? Dens en barnebok!

Ennå, voksen leker, lekegutt: The Complete Centrefolds, Ron Jeremy: Hardest Working Man in Showbiz (mannlig pornostjerne), Traci Lords: Under alt sammen (kvinnelig pornostjerne), The Complete Assholes Guide til håndtering Chicks, and other equally adult titles has been left untouched.

Utterly disgusting.

Frankly, even if the execution of this were done correctly, they’re still not doing it right. It should only affect the public search rankings. Once they’ve fixed this mess, I still want Traci Lords in my logged-in search results. Whoops. Did I say that out loud? 😛

To keep up, go see Jezebel.

Dele