Tag Archives: Google

How Google has ripped me off

I AM a published author and a journalist, so therefore not earning very much money, at all. But I have to say Google Books has really taken the proverbial biscuit this time round.Schmidt triggers

About 35-40 years ago, I spent an immense amount of time researching into the mysteries of Tripurasundari – s0me of my results are on shivashakti.com – a site that Time Magazine thought was equivalent to the Vatican! This is my ebook that Google has ripped.

I must say that I have never made a pice out of this stuff – my motives were and are to give information for free so people can wake up.

But the surpassing Google has astounded me. It has, more or less, published the entire e-book of the Mysteries of the Red Goddess, including original artwork, without even asking me.

The day Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, apologises for this gaffe is probably in another aeon. Does Google really think that poor authors, academics and others will take this shit forever? I am thinking legal action. Yeah, Google is a giant and I am a pictish soul, but Google, watch out for your bollocks!  I have sharp teeth. ♣

And this is what I got from Go Ogle:

Hi,

Thanks for reaching out to us!

We have received your legal request. We receive many such complaints each day; your message is in our queue, and we’ll get to it as quickly as our workload permits.

Due to the large volume of requests that we experience, please note that we will only be able to provide you with a response if we determine your request may be a valid and actionable legal complaint, and we may respond with questions or requests for clarification.  For more information on Google’s Terms of Service, please visit http://www.google.com/accounts/TOS

We appreciate your patience as we investigate your request.

Regards,
The Google Team

Amazon decides to screw over co-founder of The Register

The Kindle service is obviously not too keen on ethical values. On the Amazon Kindle site, this tantrik document is being sold for £2.18, irrespective of copyright values or any other ethical values. It is my copyright – check out Google.

As I translated the Yoni Tantra a long time ago – and Google has referenced my translation many a time – I was rather surpised to find Amazon selling a Kindle version without my permission or say so. Plus it is the Yoni Tantra but appears to be being sold on the basis of breasts, not yonis.

To try and complain about this to Amazon is almost impossible to do online. You are told you have to send a snail mail message with something called a stamp!

This is so unlike Google. A few weeks ago, I discovered someone had thefted my copyright, dropped it an email, and within three days the copyrighted material had been downed.

Hey, Amazon! What you gonna do now?

The Tower of Babel: tongues’r’us

HOW MARVELLOUS the Interweb is. Google is not “evil” but it’s very “live”.

Magee is the 93rd most common name in Ireland, or so it is told.

Sometimes Google  it makes me wonder who I am. Am I Dr Mike Magee, who writes books about all sorts of stuff?  Am I the famous poker player? Am I the soccer player, born in Chicago 1984?  Am I MikeyMagee on Twitter? Am I tattoo artist Mike Magee? Have I translated Sanskrit books into English? Am I Adamson Rust? Am I Eva Glass? Am I Eva’s sister, Harta Glass? Am I C. Shanti? Am I Lokanath Maharaj?

Or am I none of the above?

It’s all very confusing. Who am I?

Am I a Lavengro or a Sapengro, pal?

Now Google tells newspapers how to do biz

THE EVER-EGREGIOUS Google has been putting its oar into the newspaper business, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Yeah, while all around us newspapers fall – yeah unto the IT Examiner and The News – CEO Eric Schmidt has been advising suits from newspapers how to do their business better.

Schmidt, according to the Journal, told the Newspaper Association of America that publishers need to create a new format for online journalism.

That, Schmidt reckons, means creating personalised content readers want to read.

It’s readers that newspapers should always keep in mind, of course, and  experienced journalists will produce copy and headlines that catch the eye, and taste good too.

Unfortunately, too many publishers think of their journalists as data gatherers, which is why so many journalists are being laid off all around the world, in a bid to reduce costs.

Online journalism is like any other journalism, Mr Schmidt. The overheads are much smaller than those of print journalism, but readers want hard hitting stuff, not regurgitated pap and crap. The Journal article is here – you will need a subscription.  ♦

Britney is more important than Obama

A FRENCH DEPARTMENT is more important than the next president of the United States, according to this report, which coincides with a story on Times Online about how nobody needs to learn anything any more because of Google.

This “news” comes courtesy of Yahoo, which is on the wrong side of the freeway in Silicon Valley, hence bringing bad feng shui to the firm, according to local superstition.

britany1According to Wikipedia, Britney looks like this, and is home to many megalithic monuments. It looks a very attractive region, with much to commend it. But I must say I am surprised that so many people on the world wide web are interested in this protruberance. ♥

Laundry Wars: Mike Magee’s knickers exposed

NOW THAT WE have reached the dizzying heights of number one and number two when you search for “laundry wars” on Google, we thought it was time to reveal the secrets behind the stories.

Many of our reader – yeah that’s right – one reader, has asked how our laundry is packaged when it turns up as it infallibly does. Here are the facts. The laundry turns up in a brown paper bag. In the case of this shot, one brown paper bag. Thus we have ripped apart one bag – or as Isuppli has it “torn down” one bag, which sits on top of three other unmutilated brown bags.

I trust you find my knickers to be in good taste, my socks to be in good repair, and my jeans to be clean and spanking old!

Microsoft’s sales team “devastated” at lass quitting

THE VOLE’S sales team is in disarray after a senior executive threw in the towel yesterday, according to a report.

The Wall Street Journal (sub needed) said Joanne Bradford is the latest to leave its online advertising business, with the paper reporting the rest of the team is “devastated”.

If you were to disembowel a Vole and inspect the auguries, you would probably conclude that the prospect of coping with a Yahoo takeover is also not making the sales bunnies that happy.

Yesterday, the Vole nemesis, Google Two Shoes, announced a cunning plan to snaffle up even more business, called Ad Manager. This provides ad serving free. The Journal speculates that Google will eventually make the high price tag Double Click service free. ♦