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Floydian
68d

Just received my blood test reports.

It says, I am low on Vitamins which is causing fatigue and other issues.

Let me Google the causes, symptoms and treatments.

*Googles*

Well, now I am non-treatable permanent heart damaging Pernicious anemia.

Thank you Google. Thank you Web MD.

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  • 20
    *Has sniffles*
    *Goes to WebMD*
    WebMD: It's cancer. You're going to die.

    *Has a sore throat*
    *Goes to WebMD*
    WebMD: It's cancer. You're going to die.

    *Sneezes frequently during the day*
    *Goes to WebMD*
    WebMD: It's cancer. You're going to die.

    *Coughs once*
    *Goes to WebMD*
    WebMD: It's cancer. You're going to die.
  • 7
    @Stuxnet WebMD explained in single thread.
  • 10
    @Floydian It's not even an exaggeration.

    I got diarrhea once; so for shits (literally 😂😂) and giggles, I decided to look it up on WebMD. And after a few minutes I got some sort of rare stomach disease.

    Calm the fuck down WebMD.
  • 6
    Results always the same *you're going to die*, brace yourself
  • 4
    @Stuxnet I know, right?

    It's the most fucked up thing on internet/Google.

    Funny how we equate internet to Google these days.
  • 5
    @Floydian I know people who still use Yahoo search. Ew lol
  • 4
    Dont trust the internet! Go to a real doctor!
  • 1
    @Stuxnet I know people who use DDG.

    Eww lol

    I have heard, DDG is just a front-end relying on Bing search defeating the purpose completely. LOL
  • 3
    @Floydian That's fucking hilarious if it is true
  • 2
    @Floydian even if, it doesnt defeat the purpose since so many requests get mixed so it cant be retraced to a single person. also i believe they use multiple search engines and pre-index. and i only use ddg because of instant answers and black theme!
  • 2
    @hubiruchi I went. They ruled out everything and asked me to go home straight without even basic medication.

    I am just fine with minute weakness which can be recovered with some rest.
  • 1
    @gitreflog It still requires a lot of improvement.

    @stuxnet yes.
  • 1
    @Floydian in terms of IA, i agree totally, but their public IA program is currently closed. for searching it works quite well for me and the privacy part: i mean.. its not open source anyway..
  • 2
    @gitreflog @stuxnet

    Results speak for themselves. And what do you mean by IA?
  • 1
    @Floydian Instant Answer.
  • 1
    @gitreflog Ah okay.

    Yes, who knows they might be tracking us more than Google, by lying that they don't.
  • 1
    @Floydian also the info on ddg is just fetched from wikipedia..
  • 1
    @gitreflog LOL thaat makes me doubt them more than Google.

    Atleast Google is open with their policies. People trusted Facebook.

    Some here even had a rough argument with me that Facebook uses their data internally unlike Google. Annnnnnd just few days later we had Cambridge Analytica, followed by many scams they are still involved in.

    Same might happen with DDG. If you are on internet, you are never 100% safe, secure and private. One can try their best but I doubt it can help in anyway.

    *proceeds to cover camera with tape*
  • 4
    According to Web MD I have Parkinson's disease. And also cancer.
  • 3
    Going to web md is like us going to wix to create web
  • 2
    Surprised you don’t have a rare form of rapidly progressing cancer.
  • 1
    Hope you're doing well though!
  • 3
    Can happen the other way around too. Shortly prior to my pulmonary embolism I felt weird, short breath, so searched for my symptoms and came up with the idea that it's probably just a bad cold.

    Nope.

    Two days later I was reanimated after flatlining in the hospital, and pretty much one of the first things I thought when I realized what the fuck had happened was: 'Thank fuck. It's a good thing I didn't become a doctor.'
  • 3
    @RantSomeWhere yup doing great. Just anxiety taking toll occasionally.

    @AlexDeLarge damn! You are scaring me. I visited doctor though.
  • 3
    @Floydian Better safe than sorry, man.
  • 2
    @AlexDeLarge that's true. My case is just that of health anxiety.
  • 2
    Just found perfect meme
  • 2
    *search on Google why does my neck hurts*
    Response : you have a brain cancer, a skin cancer, lung cancer, and AIDS
  • 1
    @Floydian Google might be open with their policies but those are bad policies that just majority of people dont care. Ddg is just as open with their policies AND those are good policies. Also why would them fetching data from wikipedia be a bad thing? (it is accessible to everyone, mostly correct(e.g. well moderated)) Or are you referncing a earlier comment of mine?
  • 4
    *Spoiler alert*
    We're all gonna die.
  • 2
    @gitreflog I meant DDG is only showing you it's 'good side' while Goolge is showing both of its side.

    And with data, I mean DDG collecting browsers data like age, location, gender, et cetera.
  • 1
    @Floydian the problem with that is then i cant even trust my family and friends, because they might only collect my data and sell them. i rather use ddg, which has the premise of not selling my data, than google, which is open with it.
  • 2
    @gitreflog Yes. My friends and family have my personal contact information. They use services like Truecaller or Google or even others which take access to read the contacts.

    My privacy is compromised because of that. Hence, I share my details with as limited people as I can.

    And you using DDG for their policy of not selling data is clearly based on trust. Nothing else.

    Unless the code is open source, you cannot rely on it. They might be breaching already and when caught might just hold an press conference apolgising for their act. Done and dusted. Money made. Everybody goes home.

    Edit: I am not advocating Google. I am just stating the reality. You are free to accept or reject. This is my personal opinion and yours can ofcourse differ :)
  • 1
    @Floydian i rather use ddg which at least pretends to be good with a good chance of being, because this is their entire business model, rather than google who openly sells my data. Also i cannot trust self hosted open source projects because the os could be stealing the data. or the hardware.
  • 0
    @gitreflog What is DDG's business model?
  • 1
    I a hospital near where I live, a old woman once came with belly ache and died two days later. The doctors didn't see on her file that she had diabetes.
    In this same hospital there is a doctor who takes every weekend shift because he has no regular patients anymore. Why? Because he raped a mentally disabled patient and touched some others. My GF almost became his victim too, if her mother wasn't in the room with her (yet he still managed to have a displaced behavior). Justice is trying to get him, but somehow he has still the right to work.
    No, I don't trust WebMD or any alternative, but I can't say I trust doctors a lot more 😁...
  • 0
    @Brosyl It's all business.
  • 1
    @Floydian Far more since hospitals here have been privatised.
  • 1
    @Brosyl Capitalism has more disadvantages than advantages.
  • 2
    @SmollPotato fuck this shit, you ruind my next 70 or so years
  • 1
    @Floydian ads targeted per search-query (not tracked etc), as well as amazon affiliate program.
  • 1
    @gitreflog Affiliation with Amazon. LOL

    I just hope they are as good as they say.
  • 0
    @fuck2code What's that? Never heard of it.
  • 1
    @fuck2code searx lacks features like IA and generally none of the default styles really appeal to me. it is really cool, but too much privacy and too less functionality for me..
  • 1
    @fuck2code Does searx have a dark theme ?
  • 1
    @fuck2code You're right ! I'm used to DDG, but I might consider using it !
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