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Mike Macgirvin

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Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
Maria Karlsen
  
How would this help? If I understand it right, you are supposed to upload photos that you've taken yourself. What about pictures taken - maybe secretly - by someone else? They won't have the same digital footprint...right?
Mike Macgirvin
  
The footprint isn't relevant. They're going to set a learning algorithm to recognise your body bits in the same way they can (already) pick your face out of a random stranger's photograph.

I'm just not convinced that we're being told the correct underlying reason for making this request and it can lead to some pretty awesome power. Imagine a politician snapped in bed with somebody but the face was obliterated or obscured. Facebook can tell you who it was. From a marketing viewpoint, they can present ads for swimming costumes using somebody who's a close match to your body style and avoid the "I'll never fit in and look good in something like that" response. They can also determine with a high degree of accuracy what colour or shade of hair you were born with (the areolas hold important clues). I see it as just a power grab for information they don't already have and probably shouldn't have. What do your private bits look like? If it is extended to men (and it probably will be), they can now trace all the anonymous dickpics and tick the 'circumcised' or "ooh, that's long" bits on their hidden advertising profile.

What's really scary is the number of people that will volunteer this information without question. We know the narcissists will. But so will hundreds of millions of other people just because "everybody else is doing it" ...
Maria Karlsen
  
Brrr.... That's one of those "I don't want to hear it because I don't want it to be true" moments.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia last edited: Mon, 03 Jul 2017 19:26:20 +1000  
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Jake Moomaw
  
It can also get you put on the sex offender registry in some states here.
Mike Macgirvin
 High Range, Australia 
What is redmatrix?

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 High Range, Australia last edited: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:16:40 +1100  
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Mike Macgirvin
  
Facebook Has Totally Changed Its Stance on Privacy

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Remember when Mark Zuckerberg didn’t believe in privacy? When he argued that it was “no longer a social norm”? When Facebook employees wouldn’t even use the word “privacy” at a forum about the future of privacy? That was then. Now, it seems, privacy is back—not just as a social norm,...
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Marshall Sutherland
  
I kept looking to see if the article was really on The Onion
Mike Macgirvin
  
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Mike Macgirvin
  
I agree - nice guitar.
tony
 Boz Pity 
I never liked those flying V bodies.
I just like her boots.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Dog-eat-dog. Here is my major competitor from 10 years ago, now occupying the building where my store - Mountain View Music Center / Sonica Music Company once lived.

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The joke is on them. They moved from a high income neighbourhood to Castro Street. People on Castro Street are penny-pinchers for the most part. I remember selling an old trumpet ($800 new) for $5. I had at least ten people ask me if I had any cheaper trumpets, and refused to buy it for $5. As with everything in that store it took over a year to find a buyer for a $5 trumpet.
Oliver
  
"Förnikatör" is a cool brand name. Sounds european.
Mike Macgirvin
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Oliver
  
You know how to sell stuff
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Mike Macgirvin
  
Workaround - step back about 2-3 meters.
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Mike Macgirvin
  
Hi Paco.
SysAdmin Appreciation Day

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