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Old 07-16-2017, 08:29 PM   #28476
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If the singularity occurs technology will advance so quickly that nobody will be able to keep up with it.
Your cancel button is like 2 styles ago. Curved bevel is so 2011. Apple silently mocks you.
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:29 PM   #28477
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Btw, they have been able to discover the identity of a person by cross referencing their cc statement with no name against Facebook.
I'm pretty sure that if they have your cc statement, they've already got your name.
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:09 PM   #28478
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I'm pretty sure that if they have your cc statement, they've already got your name.
That is not the point. The point is it is possible to identify a person by their purchases cross referenced with all of the public posts on Facebook. If you think this is the only specific end use for this kind of analysis...well it is actually irrelevant because the limits of your imagination are not the limits of human imagination.
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:53 PM   #28479
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The end use isn't the issue, the stupid part is your starting point. How are you possibly getting someone's purchase history without already knowing their name?
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:29 PM   #28480
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The end use isn't the issue, the stupid part is your starting point. How are you possibly getting someone's purchase history without already knowing their name?
It was an experiment of big data analysis. What it proved was that just knowing your purchases on your credit card was enough to identify you by cross referencing all of Facebook and the places and events you post about. The point was not that there was a use for that exact scenario, that there is someone who will start with a list of your cc purchases then try to figure out your name. Yes that would be stupid. You are the first person I have encountered who voiced they thought that was the point, though. I honestly don't know what to tell you if the other possibilities that are implied by this kind of big data analysis are not interesting or disturbing to you.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:41 AM   #28481
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The point isn't cc and FB, the point is given enough anonymized data it can be de-anonymized which means privacy isn't going to be much of a thing for very much longer.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:50 AM   #28482
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^Yes.

Rerail: celebrity cameos in anything, but game of thrones specifically. Ed shreehan doing a musical number? Gfys. I also heard Conor mcgreggor is inthis season. Great. The show is improved when I get pulled out of the immersion and get to see some popular culture idiot try their hand at ****ing acting. Good plan since the popularity was starting to wane.

On that topic, I hate celebrity voices in animated films. If I can recognize the ****ing voice I am no longer 100% engaged in the story and picture their stupid ****ing face. Don't the handful of movie stars have enough of a monopoly on film without dominating the cartoons too?

And ****ing rappers in movies. God damn it. I know there are black actual actors that could be cast in these roles.

ETA: knob creek and beer. So what?
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:58 AM   #28483
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^Yes.

Rerail: celebrity cameos in anything, but game of thrones specifically. Ed shreehan doing a musical number? Gfys. I also heard Conor mcgreggor is inthis season. Great. The show is improved when I get pulled out of the immersion and get to see some popular culture idiot try their hand at ****ing acting. Good plan since the popularity was starting to wane.

On that topic, I hate celebrity voices in animated films. If I can recognize the ****ing voice I am no longer 100% engaged in the story and picture their stupid ****ing face. Don't the handful of movie stars have enough of a monopoly on film without dominating the cartoons too?

And ****ing rappers in movies. God damn it. I know there are black actual actors that could be cast in these roles.

ETA: knob creek and beer. So what?
This is spot on.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:21 AM   #28484
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I believe the proper term is putt putt.
It probably will piss you off that in England we call it crazy golf.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:45 AM   #28485
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Robin Williams was pretty great as Genie.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:38 AM   #28486
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When people put "kind regards" on emails. I just use "regards". I have no idea why this annoys me.

Also when people sign emails with just an initial.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:49 AM   #28487
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Why are you signing emails? It says who it's from at the top.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:50 AM   #28488
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Why are you signing emails? It says who it's from at the top.
Because it seems polite and I'm British.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:04 AM   #28489
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When people applaud after recorded versions of the national anthem.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:04 AM   #28490
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I miss the good old days when everyone (most with no library cards) were up in arms about the gov having access to the books we borrowed. Now we put everything we do eat or think online.

Btw, they have been able to discover the identity of a person by cross referencing their cc statement with no name against Facebook. Just give up already, suzzer.
"Do eat or think" reminds me of "eats shoots and leaves."
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:07 AM   #28491
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It probably will piss you off that in England we call it crazy golf.
Everything is just a little different over there. One of my favorites was a sign I used to see every time I flew to Manchester. There was a car wash that was apparently very proud of the fact that they washed cars by hand, without the use of mechanization. A very large sign proudly proclaimed BEST HAND JOB IN TOWN.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:09 AM   #28492
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If the singularity occurs technology will advance so quickly that nobody will be able to keep up with it.
what if the technology enables us to keep up with it?
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:19 AM   #28493
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You wouldn't understand it
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:27 AM   #28494
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Everything is just a little different over there. One of my favorites was a sign I used to see every time I flew to Manchester. There was a car wash that was apparently very proud of the fact that they washed cars by hand, without the use of mechanization. A very large sign proudly proclaimed BEST HAND JOB IN TOWN.


You don't have puns in America?
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:31 AM   #28495
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You wouldn't understand it
you're not considering the effects of the brain implants
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:42 AM   #28496
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You don't have puns in America?
Exactly - no way that was accidental.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:05 AM   #28497
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or maybe, in addition to car washes, they also offer actual hand jobs?
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:23 AM   #28498
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or maybe, in addition to car washes, they also offer actual hand jobs?


In certain parts of Manchester... maybe
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:21 PM   #28499
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I don't like things advertised by hand. Hand scooped ice scream shakes, hand made biscuits.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:28 PM   #28500
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