If you've done enough programming and know at least 1-2 languages fluently, you should be able to pick up another very quickly (less than a week).
I hear this a lot, but I respectfully disagree. Rather, if you know at least 1-2 languages fluently you should be able to pick up another based on the same programming paradigms very quickly. For instance, it definitely didn't take a week to learn Haskell, even though I knew a lot of other programming languages at the point I first started to play with it. And I'm quite sure most people spend more than a week learning object-oriented program design properly.
That means you could define a point in the universe (or several) from which ALL the mass would be on one side (within a hemisphere), or a point from which mass is roughly equal on all sides (center of mass)- unless the universe is curved, wraps around, etc. That could all the be the case, but I'm pretty sure we see no evidence of that. Am I incorrect?
According to the current cosmological models the universe is either curved or infinite, and both options make it impossible to define a unique center.
Stop sending them the contents of all your emails
I dumped GMail for Kolab, and am quite satisfied with that. Costs $3 per month for a privacy-friendly webmail based in Switzerland.
block their tracking shit that's all over the web
use alternate map services
Using Farcebook is already evidence of gross stupidity.
I don't like Facebook the company, but I do have a Facebook account, and mainly use it because of the messenger feature. It's simply the easiest way to stay in touch with friends abroad, because almost everyone has an account, and most of them check it quite frequently.
Just go with the flow control, roll with the crunches, and, when you get a prompt, type like hell.