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Comment: Re:Pigeonholing without purpose. (Score 1) 199

by Foolhardly (#41932409) Attached to: Google Patents Guilt-By-Association

The porn I like is nothing like the porn my friends like, and vice versa. Not even my girlfriend and I agree on porn.

You may have just validated their point. You, your friends, and significant other all consume porn.

I'm also willing to bet that the illegal activities I've done in my life are nothing like the ones my friends have committed.

You and your friends are involved in illegal activity. Put two and two together and you've got a network of people (allegedly) illegally downloading porn.

Comment: Re:No Surprise--Facebook is apparently not for new (Score 1) 216

by Foolhardly (#36072550) Attached to: Drudge Generates More News Traffic Than Social Media
If anything, I've always seen Facebook and Twitter as a distraction from reality (in the US). Perhaps the reasons too few people care about US foreign policy, Wikileaks information, and voting is because they're busy playing Farmville or catching up on the lasted Royal Wedding details.

Comment: Damned if you do. Damned if you don't. (Score 2) 520

by Foolhardly (#36006532) Attached to: Assange: Facebook 'the Most Appalling Spy Machine' Ever
I've made it a point to avoid Facebook over the years for a lot of reasons. Chiefly because of privacy concerns. I've recently found myself single, and with a pretty lacking social network. With Facebook being *the* place to build these networks, I've had to reconsider the downside to whoring out my personal data. Perhaps the question should not be how we keep the data out of the hands of government and advertisers, but how to adjust to an age (and adjust a government) where nothing is personal.

Comment: Someone explain this: (Score 1) 865

by Foolhardly (#31686724) Attached to: James Lovelock Suggests Suspending Democracy To Save the World
If the earth is 4.5+ billion years old, how can anyone be so blatantly ignorant as to assume that we can put stock in numbers like "the hottest decade on record" based off 200 years of climate history? I lean heavily toward environmental conservation, but for my own reasons. No one has ever been able to answer this question for me.

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