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Hide Google+ Goobly Gook from WP-Jetpack

I was annoyed with the injection of my Google+ details beneath every post when I activated the ‘Google+ Profile’ option in the WordPress plugin Jetpack [1] and couldn’t find any option to actually hide it entirely or change it’s placement. So I hacked it away, effectively hiding it, using a simple divider.
Like so:
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You will want to jump to line 189 [2] in the file ‘gplus-authorship.php’ located in a subfolder of Jetpack (in effect: modules).
I do know it is possible to toggle it with the option ‘Show Google+ infomation with this post’. Perhaps the best practice would be to just remove the entire code block. Probably.
The authorship relation tag is not affected by this.

Here’s a gist of it:

$output = '';
$output .= '<div style="display:none" id="k0nsl">';
$output .= '<div class="sharedaddy sd-block sd-social sd-gplus">';
$output .= '<h3 class="sd-title">' . __( 'Google+', 'jetpack' ) . '</h3>';
$output .= '<div class="sd-content">';
$output .= $this->byline( $post );
$output .= $this->follow_button( $post );
$output .= '</div>';
$output .= '</div>';
$output .= '</div>';

Notes

1. Jetpack by WordPress.com http://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/
2. Exact position in pico: 189/209 (90%), col 1/30 (3%), char 6562/7082 (92%)

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Google Launches ‘Project Shield’

Google launched their DDoS mitigation service which bears an interesting description:

Project Shield is an initiative launched by Google Ideas to use Google’s own Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack mitigation technology to protect free expression online. The service allows other websites to serve their content through Google’s infrastructure without having to move their hosting location.

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I requested an invite for one of my projects (or clients, rather). I cannot disclose whom they are, but I’m interested to hear what Google might say. Probably a generic decline as an answer if they’re uncomfortable with my client’s right to adequate protection of their ‘freedom of expression’ online

In any case, this might be good. Always interesting with ‘new’ stuff.

Reference

See https://projectshield.withgoogle.com/about/

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k0nsl Tops Google for “Holocaust Believer”

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This Google query:

https://www.google.com/search?q=holocaust+believer

Returns my article:

The desperate face of a “Holocaust” Believer

As the #1 result. That’s not terrible 

Update: 11/05/14

It appears as if Google has purged most of my listings/ranking on their search engine for “holocaust believer”. That’s a pity, I dominated their search results for several important keywords.

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Google pours money into Israeli startups

I keep seeing and hearing about various start-ups being promoted and even funded by Google, all the time. Nothing wrong with that, though. Just last week they helped fund a new start-up project in Israel.

Describing Google’s own start-up, they wrote:

In 1998, when Larry and Sergey founded Google, we were a start-up in a garage. In many ways, we remain a start-up at heart

 

They keep howling on & on about helping Israel and funding start-up-projects in Israel; but they always without fail, forget to mention arguably the most successful start-up in modern history – that of Konrad Zuse.

In an essay entitled “German Accomplishments” Mr. Frederics inquires:

Did you know that Konrad Zuse, a German electronics engineer invented the first mechanical computer in 1936? That this self-same Konrad Zuse developed the first fully functioning electronic computer in 1941? That he did it by himself? That he did it without governmental help or even prodding? That he accomplished this incredible feat on his own, with his his own funds in his garage? His motivation? He was tired of spending countless hours figuring out complex mathematical equations.

Did you know that Zuse’s computer was destroyed during one of the first British air raids on a strictly civilian population center in 1941, long before a German airplane appeared over Britain, while Hitlers government was still vainly trying to come to an agreement with the Churchill government on Dowing Street # 10?

Did you know that Zuse’s name is practically unknown to today’s computer people, that the fact that the computer is for all intents and purposes a German invention is unknown?

 

Now, I am not the only one having raised concern about supporting start-ups in Israel. Josteink [see note #4] at Hacker News wrote:

Why would anyone here support a fundamentally racist, oppressive de-facto apartheid occupying state which is about to commit genocide?

Especially considering the above average intelligence I presume people here to have.

Israel needs to be boycotted, globally. Not supported. Not in any way. Not in the slightest.

 

The majority of comments on Hacker News were overwhelmingly against supporting start-ups in Israel. As I replied there, I fully agree with such a notion – that we shouldn’t support start-ups there, much less anything else that enriches Israel in any manner.

Israel is a horrible artificial speck on the map, they’re doing everything they ever accused the Germans of doing.

 

Sources:

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Google Presence for Holocaust Believer

It looks as if my blog is topping on Google for the following query:

https://www.google.com/search?q=holocaust+believer

It’s rightfully tough being a Holocaust Believer in 2012! We live, for the most part, in societies and communities that are void from superstition with a mindset based on scientific evaluation rather than belief in the irrational, illogic and superstitious — to be sure, all three interconnect with the “Holocaust”.

But as seen in this entry:

http://k0nsl.org/blog/other/the-desperate-face-of-a-holocaust-believer/ [The desperate face of a “Holocaust” Believer]

The typical Holocaust Believer cannot defend his belief rationally, his only recourse being ad hominem and desperation.

Now, on the topic of Holocaust Believers I was confronted by one today. His name must have been Dan judging by the looks of the username which he had in the exchange between us. This person accused me of this:

You’re doing a pretty good job so far at making people believe your really don’t think the Holocaust happened.

Face-palm! In the mind of the Holocaust Believer even a Denier is a Believer, albeit in covert. The worst part of it all was that Dan did say this in a totally sincere way, i.e no trolling. Need I say more?