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Comments other than Facebook? 27 Feb 2013 11:06 #21811

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Laurence Scott asks the question

Who owns our Future?

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/27/who...future-lanier-review
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Comments other than Facebook? 28 Feb 2013 19:08 #21908

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And now I´ve hit that dreaded login with FB button and I have my FB "About Me" plastered all over this forum!

I seem to have my real name showing up in the list of stuff I posted.

To be honest I am not sure if this was or was not the case before!

Holy Moly


Still “paurray” and not “Professeur Burp" (FB Name)

i.e. FCP.CO user name whilst logged in via FB

Obviously "paurray" whilst logged in with the FCP.Co login.


Have edited my FB “about me” for the first time in over 5 years to read simply “Burp”

As I have a problem with people I don´t know seeing my FB “About Me”

I never should have pressed that button.

Curiosity got the better of me!!!


And yet I can login in the comments section as a FB page!

Or just continue as fcp,co paurray?

Man this kind of stuff drives me crazy!


I have just tested the “About Me” thing by logging out of FB and searching “Professeur Burp”

I get to my own FB page (not logged in) and do not see any “About Me”

Even if I login for the rest of my life as paurray via FCP.co and not facebook I have no way to break the FB connection to FCP.co?


Believe me I have sympathy for any one wrestling with Joomla.

It is an incredibly powerful management system but it is twisted!

Throw FB into the equation and you have your hands full.


This lack of control which is also often contradictory does not make me feel very comfortable as a User!
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Comments other than Facebook? 28 Feb 2013 19:41 #21910

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paurray wrote:
Laurence Scott asks the question

Who owns our Future?

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/27/who...future-lanier-review

Man, I have to laugh when I read this stuff.

I mean, has the author actually looked at the kind of stuff people post on FB? Has he read the kind of stuff people tweet on Twitter?

Its mostly inane rubbish, self indulgent crap, bitching, self-grandisosing, and mostly just plain boring. I pity the fools that have to trawl through this sea of crap to find a drop of worthwhile info. The thing they're not taking into account is going to be the overload of crap information.

It'll be worse than looking at the E! Entertainment channel while reading OMG! on Yahoo simultaneously.
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Comments other than Facebook? 01 Mar 2013 13:01 #21950

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We all know about keywords and fast computers here!

And Meta Data and how it is a never ending rabbit hole?

Big toys for big boys and all that...



And this is the point where I go off the map but I will return.

I ended up at a party last night.

Way to old for this kind of shit but I guess I will never learn :-o

There was a dancing competition.

And there was criteria for judging the competition.

Keywords if you will.

Creativity, Style, Energy, Sexy, Interaction, Animal.

So the people were divided up according to the color of their cloths.

There was a Red/Green/Blue dress code!

Meta data, anyone?

And there was a jury of course.

Smart collection. Naaaa?

It was pretty interesting to watch...


The DJ cranked out all the usual suspects and people went crazy.

You could really see people trying out different dance strategies.

Of course at some point it became chaos and people were just dancing.

The equation : Divide people into teams according to color.

Make some boxes for them to invest their time and energy.

Awake their competitive nature with Right said Fred "I am to sexy for my shirt" like music.

Change the mix/combination repeatedly and watch things snowball.

What one does with the snowball is another story! (Assuming of course it does not melt.)

This was after all a pretty harmless arty farty party in a semi public place.


Now I dont like conspiracy theories in particular.

Sure there are some big players but there are also a lot of gullible people.

One can always inform oneself.

www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/k0pv01.jpg

Thanks to the World Wide Web.

But there are somethings that you dont even need to try Googling...


And yes this is off the map but it is so off the map that it might just be true.

As Mark Twain said all those years ago.

“The only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction needs to be credible.”

Lets just pretend that the people driving around in the google truck making photos of the streets for google 3D or what ever it is called dont just have cameras.

Lets pretend that they have a machine that scans for the magnetic stripes of the credit cards and their limits sitting in people pockets and amasses this data.

www.ehow.com/how_7332454_protect-cards-rfid-scanning.html

30 feet. 30 feet! Yes I wrote that twice on purpose.

Off the map sure or maybe not.

Just imagine how powerful that information would be!

Like if I was the boss of Google I would at least want to emmmm test this possibility!

Imagine who you could sell it to? Or what the hell dont do it. Just sell the idea :-o


from the article that I linked before

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/27/who...future-lanier-review

"One of Edith Wharton's characters, a novelist, declares that "a keen sense of copyright is my nearest approach to an emotion". She would brim with feeling in Lanier's world of nano-payments."

Again on a personal note. I recently traveled to a country on 2 separate occasions. This countries Secret Service is right up there near the tippy top of the pile. On the first occasion at the airport they did the usual silly questions like why was my return flight different to the return flight of my traveling companions! My reply, "I needed to feed the cat." Which was by the way not so far removed from the truth.

The second occasions at the airport was more interesting. They actually asked me what was the middle name of my father. Like seriously. My father has been dead for 20 years and I really had to rack my brain. I do not know if they were bluffing or if they knew. The question really threw me. Just the idea that they might know more than I knew about my life and that they we willing to play this card... It makes me shiver.
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