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Comment: How could you protect against this? (Score 2) 157

You could encrypt all the data in the database, but that would only protect you from somebody able to access the database but not any of the decryption code (somewhat unlikely).

Assuming full access to the database and code, is there any way to protect against being able to link identification with the rest of the personal information.

I can only come up with the obvious client-side encryption, but will the network as a whole still be able to use the data as it's supposed to (in this case; find adult friends)?

Comment: Re:I dont get why... (Score 2) 91

by mwvdlee (#49733841) Attached to: Tweets To Appear In Google Search Results

Just look at what happened when MySpace got out of fashion.
Some other site(s) takes over and the world just keeps on spinning like nothing happened, because nothing did.

Any developer worth his salt has neatly modularized the social media code, fully expecting their own code to outlast atleast some of the currently popular social media sites.

Comment: Re:Is it on the main download page? (Score 1) 215

by mwvdlee (#49733727) Attached to: Trojanized, Info-Stealing PuTTY Version Lurking Online

The thing is; not everybody is experienced.
All of us, including you, has had to download it for the first time in their live at some point.
If I tell a new collegue to install Putty, there's a chance he'll download the wrong version because he won't trust the site he sees. Unless I tell him the correct site, but having to do so pretty much proves the point.

Comment: Re:Learn new things (Score 1) 386

by mwvdlee (#49724997) Attached to: Microsoft To Teachers: Using Pens and Paper Not Fair To Students

[...] like art and music in school. If Microsoft has its way, they would only learn Powerpoint.

Well obviously! You certainly don't need to learn music any more:
Just listen to some of these creative, inspired and varied songs:

Comment: Buttfucking disabled people for money (Score 1) 123

by mwvdlee (#49718977) Attached to: Prenda's Old Copyright Trolls Are Suing People Again

Let's see if I get this straight;
They find some (minor) ADA violation, sue the company and offer a cheaper settlement.
Now the company no longer has to fix the ADA violation and can't get sued for it again?
Just trying to figure out exactly how many parties are getting screwed by these "lawyers".

Comment: Re:Allowing your mind to close. (Score 1) 360

by mwvdlee (#49695987) Attached to: What Happens To Our Musical Taste As We Age?

It's not just the implied associations; popular music lyrics are usually about the life of 20-somethings.
I'm now 38 and still enjoy ~1/5th of regular new pop music, but the rest just seems to be talking about things I simply don't care about any more.
I'm also less likely to follow pop fads. Looking back, I no longer enjoy the pop fads of my own youth either.

It's the same with movies. Who over 30 would watch a Twilight movie? Who would have probably watched it back when they were 20?

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