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tomhudson's Journal: [tt] Poll of the Day - Who do YOU trust more? A Bakers Dozen 13

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Trust is a funny thing ... takes time to build up, and only a second to destroy. So, in each of these pairs, who do you trust more, and why? I know, some these are like that definition of conflicted feelings - watching your brand new car go over the cliff with your mother-in-law at the wheel ... others are a Hobson's Choice .... but saying "neither" doesn't count.

1. Paypal [we'll hold back whatever we want when we want] or your bank [thanks for the bail-out, suckers]?
2. Facebook [I sell your data and lock you in] or Microsoft [I want your money and lock you in]?
3. Google [I sell your eyeballs and own your data] or Apple [we'll tell you what you want]?
4. Apple or Microsoft?
5. Microsoft or Sony?
6. GM [thanks for the bail-out, suckers] or the governments that bailed them out [thanks for the campaign donations, suckers].
7. The ER doctor you've never met before, or the salesman referred to you by a close friend?
8. The cashier at the store [I just work here], or the owner of the same store [I own the place]?
9. Dog or cat?
10. Skunk or porcupine?
11. Politician or Biker Gang Member? (warning: this is a trick question)
12. The police and the courts or Biker Vigilante Justice? (see, I told you #11 is a trick question).
13. Someone who uses linux or someone who calls it GNU/Linux? (no, Virginia, they are not the same).

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[tt] Poll of the Day - Who do YOU trust more? A Bakers Dozen

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  • * Pat Buchanan

    THE BALLOT CONFUSED ME!!

    (Filter error: Don't use so many caps. It's like YELLING.)

    • by tomhudson (43916)
      I'll say it did. Is he even still alive? ./me checks ... yeah ....

      Which reminds me, what about his buddy-buddy Oral "Give me $6 million or God is going to call me home" Roberts? ./me checks ... DEAD! Oh well, one down, a million more hucksters to go.

  • 1. bank
    2. Microsoft
    3. Google
    4. Microsoft
    5. Microsoft
    6. GM
    7. salesman
    8. Owner
    9. Dog
    10. porcupine
    11. Biker Gang Member
    12. Biker Vigilante Justice
    13. Someone who uses linux

  • 1. Bank
    After all, if I don't like them, I can switch banks. PayPal is just about a monopoly....
    2. Facebook
    I don't have a Facebook account, so what they do is irrelevant to my interests.
    3. Google
    4. Microsoft
    5. Microsoft
    Apple is the most fascist company in the country. Fuck them.

    6. GM
    7. ER Doctor
    8. Owner
    9. Cat
    10. Porcupine
    11. Biker Gang
    12. Biker Vigilante Justice
    13. Linux
  • 1. Bank... because it's not really a bank and didn't get a bailout.
    2. Facebook
    3. Google
    4. Apple, even though my experiences with them are beyond bad, my experiences with Microsoft are simply worse and built up over decades.
    5. Sony... If you stay away from their media and their services, they're still decent.
    6. governments, because GM is not an option at this side of the pond (Yes, yes, Opel, I know Opel)
    7. ER doctor
    8. Owner
    9. Dog
    10. Porcupine
    11. Biker Gang Member
    12. Biker Vigilante Justice (You
  • 1. Bank. Mine didn't take any of that money.
    2. Microsoft. They aren't trying to steal my habits, just my rights to use my computer.
    3. Apple. Google has shattered my trust with google-analytics; they watch every link you click and sell you to the highest bidder; they've shut down the cool free stuff; "sure we'll censor your webz for you China, oh, wait, someone noticed"; "we're not evil except when you're not looking". Apple never had my trust, but they're honest about their walled garden, and they show

    • by kermidge (2221646)

      Yup, good poll, delightful, twisted, good-humored mind-messing. Was gonna do my own reply, but reading yours, and getting some good laughs in the process, I hope you won't mind if I second it, with a few changes.

      3. Google. I know I don't trust them and why, yet still use gmail - they're the only freemail that hasn't shrunk storage, lost stuff, or closed an account for inactivity. Apple to me are like cats - I trust them to be themselves, and I've carried a grudge since idiosyncratic floppy formats and f

  • 1. bank - they actually have to comply with the law
    2. Microsoft - I know how big a fuck up they can be, facebook has not yet approached maximum fail
    3. Google over Apple - google can't be trusted, but is there anything about apple to trust at all?
    4. Microsoft over Apple - see 2
    5. Microsoft or Sony - see 2
    6. GM over governments - GM can be taken down without killing millions
    7. ER doctor - tust a salesman you crazy?
    8. The cashier at the store [I just work here], or the owner of the same store [I own the place]

  • 1. Paypal [we'll hold back whatever we want when we want] or your bank [thanks for the bail-out, suckers]?

    Paypal, because they have taken a lot less money from me in the past 7 years.

    2. Facebook [I sell your data and lock you in] or Microsoft [I want your money and lock you in]?

    Microsoft, because I can more effectively opt out of their services. Facebook has stuff on me even though I'm not a user.

    3. Google [I sell your eyeballs and own your data] or Apple [we'll tell you what you want]?

    Google, only because they are a bit less cultish.

    4. Apple or Microsoft?

    Microsoft, again.

    5. Microsoft or Sony?

    Tragically, still Microsoft.

    6. GM [thanks for the bail-out, suckers] or the governments that bailed them out [thanks for the campaign donations, suckers].

    GM, only because they are less conservative than the idiots running the government.

    7. The ER doctor you've never met before, or the salesman referred to you by a close friend?

    ER doctor. I probably don't need the salesman much.

    8. The cashier at the store [I just work here], or the owner of the same store [I own the place]?

    The cashier, because I've been there.

    9. Dog or cat?

    The dog - loyalty over arrogance.

    10. Skunk or porcupine?

    Skun

  • by Stargoat (658863) *

    1. Paypal - Less access to data
    2. Facebook - I do not use Facebook
    3. Google - Apple are just a bunch of bastards.
    4. Microsoft - See Above. Plus Microsoft is much better about fixing security patches.
    5. Sony - I don't use Sony for much, if anything. Therefore, I can trust them.
    6. GM - I don't drive a GM vehicle. Therefore, I trust them.
    7. Depends on the recommendation. Probably the Salesperson.
    8. Cashier. Definitely.
    9. I will trust that the cat is pointless, but I prefer the dog.
    10. Perhaps the skunk.

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