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This was the week when 70,000 stalkers/just friendly guys were left without a a way to cyber-search out the ladies. iOS app Girls Around Me, which used Foursquare and Facebook APIs to spot females in the immediate area, was booted off amid cries of "Stalker!" But the app maker, I Free, insisted it was an innocent socialising …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "DDOS skills"

    Oxymoron of the year!

  2. IGnatius T Foobar

    Facebook ought to be shut down

    Facebook makes the world a bad place. It brings out the worst in everyone. It turns everything into a junior high school drama fest. Facebook is the single worst site on the Internet and it ought to be shut down.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Facebook ought to be shut down

      Remember Mr Growser?

      It ought not to be allowed

      1. Arctic fox

        RE: "Remember Mr Growser?"

        God that makes me feel old. They stopped broadcasting Children's Hour in 1964! Though I believe there was a short-lived TV version of Toy Town some time in the early seventies - if memory serves. Although I had rather grown out of it by then. -:P

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Paris Hilton



  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Thank you Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc

    It's easy these days to obtain personal info about almost everyone with a simple Google search.

    Your likes, dislikes, religion, political affiliation, alma mater, employment history, vacation history, circle of friends, where you live, your photos.

    Too easy.

    Note that I said 'almost everyone'. Some people do not care about social media sites, never had a Facebook account, or upload personal photos. I am one of those people.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Thank you Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc

      I use the "favourite" button on Youtube like a "I might watch that some time later" button. I like and dislike things almost randomly. I have precisely no playlists asides the favourites list. I have TrackMeNot searching for random bullshit. If I find other ways of throwing up a boatload of chafe and flares, I'll use them. No point attempting to go under the radar when you can easily obliterate it.

      If Google can profile that, they're welcome to it.

  4. HeNe

    "It just hurts my eyes," huh?

    "Going from 2010 to VS 11 Beta, it just hurts my eyes. Everything looks the same and I have to spend more mental effort organizing where things were on the screen."


    These complaints were not raised during the eras of:

    * monochrome mainframe, minicomputer, and microcomputer terminals

    * monochrome PET displays

    * monochrome TRS-80 displays

    * monochrome Apple ][ displays

    * monochrome IBM PC displays

    * monochrome gray-scale workstation (Sun, NeXT, WyCat, etc. etc.) displays

    * monochrome gray-scale Macintosh displays

    Spoiled kids, in whiny voice: "Mommmm! This is difff-ferrrr-rent! I don't liiiiiike it!"

    Disclaimer -- I've not seen or used the software in question.

    1. Spanners Silver badge

      Re: "It just hurts my eyes," huh?

      I remember plenty of people telling me that their monochrome Wyse terminals gave them eyestrain. I think that is the reason we have the various rules and guidelines about workstations, eye tests and glasses for employees here (UK).

      I remember some bright spark telling me that the B&W screen I was using in Uni computing labs was bad for me and they "knew" because they were doing ophthalmology or something. 25 years later and I still haven't gone blind, yet although I do make more use of reading glasses.

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: "It just hurts my eyes," huh?

        For over a third of a century, the first thing I do when setting up a new computer for myself is hang a so-called "dumb terminal" off a serial port, and then send it a login prompt.

        I have a few Wyse 50s, but I bought a pallet load of IBM 3151s a while back. See This post ...thankfully all amber-on-black. I never did like the green-on-black screens.

        1. Anonymous Coward

          Re: "It just hurts my eyes," huh?

          I swallowed the idea that green was better for eyes than white. Was there anything in that at all? I have no idea, but I made purchasing decisions accordingly.

          Never tried Amber.

          I don't know how lucky you are in your search for serial ports, but the number of things that can be telneted too seems to rise daily. I was quite chuffed to find that the remote control to my Squeezebox network media player was a linux computer. That was a few years ago: now many of us can ssh to our phones...

          The command-line prompt is coming back!

          1. M Gale

            Re: "It just hurts my eyes," huh?

            Human eyeballs are more attuned to green than any other wavelength of light. This means we can detect more different shades of green than any other colour.

            I have to say green on black looks nicer to me than white on black, but then that's probably more contrast than colour, since amber works too.

            I do like the monitors with the "white/amber/green" toggle switch.

    2. gotes

      Re: "It just hurts my eyes," huh?

      I expect not many people complained about the speed of intercontinental travel before the jet engine was invented, too. Repeat for many other inventions.

  5. Heathroi

    Sony: we spent all the mobby money on buying out Ericsson so the only thing we had the staff doing was cutting the Ericsson bit off the stickers. Also we are waiting on our marketing partners to see what we can jointly add to the Sony experience.

  6. Gordon Fecyk
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    If Linux is the platform for the future of computing...

    ...then I weep for the recipients of its customer service.

    Your DNS doesn't work? get a Linux box. hahahahahahahahahahah...(click)

    If paying through the nose for non-"free" software gets me some decent customer service compared to this, I'll pay.

    (That was an actual tech support call I had to endure once. This was a reverse DNS zone lookup delay problem. It turned out the authoritative DNS' admin made a stupid spelling mistake in a zone, and after they fixed it my NT-based DNS worked just fine, thank-you. Jerks. And you wonder why I go a little mad...)

  7. kain preacher

    I was watching this TV show called person of interest. This invented a computer program to monitor the internet and CCTV for possible terrorist and any plots they might have. He said the problem was not enough personal data on the net. So he created social networks. He said in six months people were freely giving info away the kind that would take months of man hours to get.This left me thinking. FB=CIA ?

    1. Lamont Cranston

      You should watch The X-Files,

      and get yourself up to speed on how the US government has been covering up alien invasion attempts, too. Busy bees, the CIA.

  8. kain preacher

    Hey I'm not a crazy loon. Just a gay black republican.

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