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Comment Re:Summary is dead wrong! (Score 1) 446

Hmm, lower UID, long comment history, and excellent karma... think that over again, huh?

Seems you're right on the stuff that shows up in search listings and profile views to everyone. However don't play the stupid games on facebook and use it like you're actually concerned about your private data and you'll be fine. I guess I don't care so much about the info that's in bold above. Its enough for someone I know to id me, but nothing particularly sensitive (especially if you know what's being shared). I'm Eric Rost from Peoria, IL, in the Caterpillar, Inc. network, have some friends scattered across the country, and I'm a fan of Weeds and some other shows. What exactly is the concern there? I don't play the stupid scammy games (and block the updates in my "live news feed" from them) and I use facebook to share pics and videos with my friends and family as well as keep up with some political causes...

It's a change that makes the actual search a bit more useful since you'd come across locked down profiles that you're not even sure are the person who you were legitimately looking for.

Comment Re:Also announced... (Score 1) 258

Nope, from my PC at the office. I have DSL @ home and no cable package. It is possible to unplug from the BS. I use hulu for the little bit of cable programming I'm interested in and Netflix streaming for some other diversions as well as over the air HD DVR'd to my MythTV box. I also watch a lot of content through boxee. I DON'T pay for cable, and I actually enjoy what I watch a lot more now and have more choices than I did (now that I've put the effort in to search them out and build my own gear) when I was limited to the two or three things a day that I was remotely interested in on the 100+ channels of crap that was streaming into my house.

Comment Re:"removing fake privacy" is not the same... (Score 1) 446

Except you can set your privacy settings to not let the apps share anything, and you can not use any apps that require those additional permissions. This change actually ADDED control to what you let apps do. I use some specific apps (twitter, flickr, facebook for blackberry, and facebook mobile) to do stuff from my phone and from other accounts. Other than that, nothing gets my info, because I'm intelligent enough to set it up right.

Comment Summary is dead wrong! (Score 1) 446

Click the little Change Settings button on the top of the page. Nothing is "irrevocably public" I have all my info other than send friend request set to "Friends Only". Users aren't so stupid, the submitter and editor seem to be though. This hyperbole crap is spreading across the web today/yesterday and those spreading it don't care to investigate the issue far enough to get anything resembling the truth.

Jeez I'm glad I look at things for myself...

Comment Re:Mythbuntu plus (Score 1) 536

The biggest draw for boxee for me is the auto recognition and metadata download (MythVideo completely lacks this) I also use a lot of the third party plugins for random web video sources plugged into my htpc fairly nicely. Having a properly functioning hulu app will be nice, though, even if it has to be a standalone.

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