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The "What Are You Doing This Moment" Thread

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by A8, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Slammed

    Slammed Active Member

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    It's not that they care who they are tracking. Sure some of these companies take your name, or whatever details you give on email addresses etc but they don't really care about who you are, they care about what you look at. It helps them target advertising, it helps them target the sites you see in search results. It can be used to find out other details but in general the likes of Google and FB aren't hunting you down for your name and address, they want to know what ad to present you with next, or what site should be number 1 in or search results. But that doesn't mean other sites aren't more sinsiter. Porn sites, torrent sites, VPN sites are all capable of collecting more from your computer than Google and FB do, but again they generally aren't looking for your name and address they are looking to see your viewing habits.

    Also don't forget that when you buy something from Amazon, or anywhere else your password and username might be somewhat protected, although not hard to get, but you've also keyed in your mailing address. At the same time you've searched Google maps for something in your area. Then you looked up cinema times at the local cinema. All that data is on your computer and trackers, especially dishonest ones, can use that information.

    Even without that your IP is recorded and from that you are traceable down to your house address, or very close too it for someone with a little ability.
     
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  2. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    yeah i know about the IP address thing, but luckily mines is quite a few miles from where i stay at.
     
  3. Slammed

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    Realistically it doesn't matter, if someone who knows what they are doing wants you they can find you. If they want your data its not hard to get. Google and the like don't want you, they want to know how they can use you to make them more money
     
  4. CiG

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    Not really true, yes they do a lot of this to maximise profit, but they also get involved with military contracting and government projects, for example Project Maven. Make no mistake, they will sell all your information to entities that don't just want to learn how to best get your money.
     
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    Details make the money sure but the likes of Google and FB aren't selling anything you don't provide them with. Whereas other less reputable sites actually can and do take information you don't necessarily provide them.
     
  6. TechnicalBarbarity

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    A lot of people "who knew what they were doing" have tried(just ask Jonathon McChinster), but to no avail. None of my personal info is out there. I rarely use my full name and info anywhere, including amazon. Yea they might have one of my addresses, but so does the mailman, the UPS driver, the store down the street etc. So unless they're bringing me something that i need them to bring me, there's a good chance a wadcutter will be the only thing they find.
     
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    Marking mock exam papers for my class and one of the questions is about making a criticism of some working that is shown but is wrong. And one student has responded with “I don’t want to as I don’t like criticising people.”
     
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    That sounds like the story that has been doing the rounds for years where the young girl was asked on a math test to calculate how much a girl weighs based on the data given and her supposed response was that it was rude to weight shame a person and therefore she refused to answer the question.
     
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    Wrote my first guitar solo. Gotta practice it more. Actually pretty proud of it.
     
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    Nice one bro.
     
  11. Onder

    Onder Gegen unendlich

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    Breakfast. I'm eating corn flakes and big news, I started drinking my blakk tea with honey. Should help with my random hypoglycemic episodes.
     
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    Playing GTA5 and goddamn I missed it. Can't wait to get Trevor
     
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    How do you feel about Pokemon Black/White/BW2?
     
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    Fuck I don't know, I haven't played it in ages.
     
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    Fair enough man. Been thinking about picking it up again.

    Mostly because of N. One of the best written characters in a Pokemon game.
     
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    They all kinda blur together for me at this point tbh. Currently playing Moon (left my file too long so I deleted it and started again) and once I'm done with that, I'm moving on to Sword which I bought the other day.

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    N might be one of the few memorable characters in the games haha.
     
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    I am listening to music on shuffle. The current song is Dark Fortress - Satan Bled. Previous song was Marduk - Cold Mouth Prayer

    Am also enjoying a cup of coffee.

    I was asking myself earlier if Mikael Akerfeldt and Peter Tagtgren had ever recorded vocals together on the same track for Bloodbath (and thinking how cool it would be).

    Does anyone know if that ever happened? ..Google search wasn't helpful. Personal Message me if it has been done.

    Please excuse my ignorance and let me know if this has happened. I spent several years in prison (lol) recently.. and am a bit behind on things.
    Also, I figured that this would be a good chance to get my first newbie post. Pantera was my first heavy metal band. I believe I was nine years old.

    Thanks for reading. Sorry for the long post.
     
  18. CiG

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    Pretty sure they were never in the band at the same time.
     
  19. The Butt

    The Butt Unholy gas, flares from my ass

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    Tbh I was never big into gen 5. I'm knowledgeable about gens 1-4, and 7 cause Sun and Moon were fun games with good Pokemon. But the ugly sprites and the Pokemon themselves turned me off of the gen 5 games.
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    I really disliked gen 5.

    I hate that most the Pokémon seem to be reskins is of first gen. The starters fucking suck too. Samurott and Serperior are just awful. Emboar might have been okay if Blaziken and Infernape weren’t so much better.

    Did we really need some of these Pokémon redone when they all could have just been in the game?

    worst offenders for me:

    Zebstrika - obvious Ponyta reskin
    Gigalith - why did we need Golem to look different? Why not just include him instead?
    Swoobat - someone actually okayed a new Zubat family
    Audino - weak Chansey do over
    Conkeldurr - admittedly I like him better than Machamp but why not just include Machamp and do the trade evolution with any other type double evo?
    Seismitoad - really lame and no better than the Poliwrath or Politoed it’s copycatting oh and it’s shit compared to
    swampert too
    Sawk/Throh - absolutely abhorrent Hitmonripoffs
    Vanilluxe - ice cream?...
    Klingklang - 2 gear 3 gear... 4 gears.
    Beheeyem - does anyone even remember this retarded thing exists?
    A fuckton of lame legendaries...


    The legendaries of the gen were super cancerous to online play also. Every fucking team had a Thundurus or Landorus. The horse dog whatever-ion legendary dog redos did nothing for me either. Admittedly the second half of the Pokédex before the legendaries is pretty alright but by the time you get to the cooler pokes you’ve trudged halfway through the game.
     

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