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Comment Re:It's easy for it to look that way. (Score 1) 416

>>So just to be clear, there are more verified people sharing progressive views, and you think that's elitist?
Who said that there are more verified people sharing progressive views? The "verified" thing as a whole appears elitist. I didn't say it is per-se, just objectively I can see how it would look that way. I wasn't even arguing with you. I was simply saying how it looks.

Comment Re:It's easy for it to look that way. (Score 2) 416

I'm unambiguously Liberal, and to me there is an appearance of elitism. I'm not necessarily among those droves who you say would be leaving Twitter, but I certainly don't typically comment on high profile posts, simply because I know it would be a waste of time, as my reply would quickly get drowned out by blue-checked accounts who rise to the top quickly. I never said this was unjust or even a problem, but it definitely is a reality.

Comment It's easy for it to look that way. (Score 4, Informative) 416

It does look elitist. I'm not so sure that it's a nefarious scheme so much as a by-product of a sorting algorithm. It would be nice to be able to easily sort those responses. When showing replies to a Tweet, Twitter prioritizes the verified accounts, as they are typically more visible (more followers see and like their replies). We see them first, even if we have no clue who the person is. For high profile accounts, like the president, there is bound to be thousands of responses. If even a small percentage of those are "blue checks", they tend to drown out the other responses. Their voice gets a priority. It can be pretty tiring, especially when the first few people responding have multiple replies. They appear to be "hogging" the comments.

Comment Re:lol amazon prime (Score 5, Informative) 244

I found that often, even though we are paying Prime fees for free shipping, the shipping fees are still often reflected in the cost of the item. I don't know why I keep Prime. They seem to be double dipping at times. When you search for the same item and find it for a lower price, it's likely a non-prime item, and often the price difference is pretty much in the ball park of the 2-day shipping cost.

Comment Re:Against TOS (Score 5, Informative) 652

It's against the TOS for the user to let another access their account via the password. I didn't see anything in there about being on the receiving end. I would say it's implied, but it's not explicit. So security would be effectively forcing the user to violate the agreement with Facebook. Not sure how that plays out legally, but I'm assuming Facebook has every right to terminate their account for complying with the security check.

Here's the clause:

"You will not share your password (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
You will not transfer your account (including any Page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission."

Comment Re:Understandable, but foolish (Score 1) 386

What about the body's flora and immune system? Today, we have to get all sorts of shots before visiting certain foreign countries. Could it be that the future version of one's own country would be just as foreign in terms of whatever pathogens are common? Could the newly-revived body be ill-equipped to face this?

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