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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2012 edited
     
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2012
     
    There should be a Goodwin type law for anyone who links two daily mail stories in one post.
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2012
     
    Surely what's needed is a GUI interface using Visual Basic
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    Posted By: pcstruThere should be a Goodwin type law for anyone who links two daily mail stories in one post.

    Well... I couldn't find a good story in the Sun....
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2012
     
    Posted By: alsetalokin
    Posted By: pcstruThere should be a Goodwin type law for anyone who links two daily mail stories in one post.

    Well... I couldn't find a good story in the Sun....


    Ha!
    • CommentAuthorenginerd
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2012
     
    The notion of "Privacy" is an interesting one, legally and culturally.

    Some see privacy as a protection from government. (If they know everything I buy and when and where they can unscrupulously use that against me). Others see privacy as a barrier to protection by government (If we could have cameras here and there and there then effective protection by police would be possible).

    We have cameras recording what our control room operators are doing all day, but camera's recording the activity in the women's washroom would probably be criminal.

    I see no particular reason (except manners) for respecting privacy. What some government or corporation knows about me is no danger to me. It is their action, not their knowledge that need be regulated.
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2012
     
    Mismatches of that Facebook camera could be interesting. You might get the offers for a transvestite crossdresser, a mass murderer, a librarian, or a hippie instead of your own.
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeAug 16th 2012 edited
     
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    Hey, if somebody really wants to sniff my shit.... there isn't going to be much I can do about it except to stop shitting.
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      CommentAuthorsaner
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2012
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinHey, if somebody really wants to sniff my shit.... there isn't going to be much I can do about it except to stop shitting.


    Come on now, a talented electronics guy like you should be able to whip up a countermeasure in no time. When you do, I'll take three please. EMP gun maybe?

    Hell, my old .303 or Ranger should make short work of one. 18 knots, kind of like shooting grouse on the wing.
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    The slow, visible ones are the decoys. Go ahead, take a potshot at one, and see what comes back at you from some other direction.
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      CommentAuthorsaner
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2012
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinThe slow, visible ones are the decoys. Go ahead, take a potshot at one, and see what comes back at you from some other direction.


    You are probably right. Time to start raising pigeons. A properly timed release might cause a collision. Maybe just balloons with monofilament streamers.
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2012
     
    A company that's lost half it's market value since listing and all of the shares have yet to become available to trade. Not so great - for sure.
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2012
     
    Dell family's security undermined by Facebook and Tweeter and a silly teeneebopper of theirs:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9473083/Dell-CEO-daughters-tweets-undermine-2.7-million-a-year-family-security.html
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    Posted By: maryyugoDell family's security undermined by Facebook and Tweeter and a silly teeneebopper of theirs:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9473083/Dell-CEO-daughters-tweets-undermine-2.7-million-a-year-family-security.html


    But many of her posts were stamped with a GPS location, showing exactly from where it was sent. Her posts also included the exact dates she and her family were arriving and departing certain cities and the location she was shopping.


    What were you saying about geolocation information, earlier? This year you might still be able to turn it off. In three years.... not so probable.
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2012
     
    Posted By: alsetalokinThis year you might still be able to turn it off. In three years.... not so probable.
    Nobody will buy a phone on which you can't turn off geolocation. Even my old "dumb" phone has an option to turn off the GPS completely to save power and for privacy.
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      CommentAuthorsaner
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2012
     
    Posted By: maryyugo
    Posted By: alsetalokinThis year you might still be able to turn it off. In three years.... not so probable.
    Nobody will buy a phone on which you can't turn off geolocation. Even my old "dumb" phone has an option to turn off the GPS completely to save power and for privacy.


    Are you just trusting that setting it to 'off' is really off? Really?
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2012
     
    Posted By: sanerAre you just trusting that setting it to 'off' is really off? Really?
    Yes because someone is going to test it and if it turns out the manufacturer is lying, there will be law suits, publicity and suffering! It's the internet age, remember? You can't hide shit like that. A new iPhone is taken apart and analyzed on line almost before it's released.
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      CommentAuthorsaner
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2012
     
    Mary, you do understand how triangulation works regarding cell towers, right? There is no 'off' on a functioning cell phone.
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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2012 edited
     
    Sure, Mary.
    It does not matter what the people want... after all they only can want what they are told to want, and they can only choose from what is available. Eventually people are going to remember that the geolocation feature -- installed in the first place, mandated, so that 911 will know where the call is coming from.... the feature only performs its mandated function when ON-- and a number of widely publicised cases of people having dire consequences happen because the silly thing wasn't on or reporting correctly.... and once again viola.... or maybe clarinet.... your laws are written, the switch is removed, and all new cellporns will automagically snitch your location forevermore.

    ETA: Yes, and then there is triangulation. Less accessible to the casual hacker on the street like your uploaded geolocation data, but still bery bery rebealing.