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09-08-2012, 07:05 AM
RE: Cool new WiFi Technology
(08-08-2012 11:02 PM)Birdguy1979 Wrote:  
(08-08-2012 04:51 PM)Logica Humano Wrote:  That is not the issue. The issue is that the entire world's economy and technological development depends on the internet as a method for transaction and communication. If the internet stopped working, the entire economy would come to a standstill, and nobody could easily communicate with each other.

For centuries we had no internet. There weren't even phones or any means of long range instant communication long ago and people did just fine. I value privacy, and that is something there is too little of. Cameras everywhere, government studying everything we say and do, and the government is fighting space travel with everything they have. I love the whole idea of some of these technologies, however many of them shrink our fish bowl even more.

I have no idea where you gathered any of that out of my post.

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09-08-2012, 11:40 PM
RE: Cool new WiFi Technology
(09-08-2012 06:36 AM)AmishLatinJew Wrote:  
(08-08-2012 11:02 PM)Birdguy1979 Wrote:  For centuries we had no internet. There weren't even phones or any means of long range instant communication long ago and people did just fine. I value privacy, and that is something there is too little of. Cameras everywhere, government studying everything we say and do, and the government is fighting space travel with everything they have. I love the whole idea of some of these technologies, however many of them shrink our fish bowl even more.

Everytime a new technology is created and is beneificial, it will be used on a large scale and be adpated to society.

Examples: The wheel, X-rays, railroads, automotives, steam, coal, electricity, handtools, radios, phone, internet and all methods of using the internet.

Each one of these things was taken to the next level and used (still used) to benefit society. Albeit, many of these technologies have been manipulated by corporations and governement, but someone has to produce and regulate these, so thats the price we pay.

But I totally agree about privacy. That's why I won't be getting google fiber. Google has an agreement with U.S. goverment to report any activity they deem suspisicious under a number of categories. The obvious ones being terrorism threats and child porn. But they also look at stock trades, political groups, movie downloads, music downloads, tv downloads, book downloads, program downloads, etc. Essentially if you have typed it in google, it has a chance to be reported to some authority. If the search engine is apart of this, surely having them as an ISP, would make everything you do potentially reported to an authority, regardless of it's legality.

Not a fan.

Watch the bottom left corner of your browser when you go to any site. It routes through analytics-google.com and a few others I can't seem to catch before taking you where you want to go. Tell me I'm not the only one who has spotted that shit!
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10-08-2012, 11:27 AM
RE: Cool new WiFi Technology
(09-08-2012 11:40 PM)Birdguy1979 Wrote:  Watch the bottom left corner of your browser when you go to any site. It routes through analytics-google.com and a few others I can't seem to catch before taking you where you want to go. Tell me I'm not the only one who has spotted that shit!

Nope you are correct. Couple things you can do.

1. Download an IP block. Peerblock, is my favorite and I always have it enabled. It's a free program.
2. AVG. Probably the best publicly available anti-virus/anti-spyware program out there. I think it runs at $39.95 or something like that. It comes with an add-on for firefox that blocks google analytics and other things. You can see what its tracking and choose to block or unblock. Your choice remains active until you change the setting.

But yes. Everything you do is being watched. Technically, your ISP will always know what you are up to if they want to log it. But most don't because they like your money.

And yet another interesting topic I am not interested in.
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11-08-2012, 08:58 PM
RE: Cool new WiFi Technology
Nope you are correct. Couple things you can do.

1. Download an IP block. Peerblock, is my favorite and I always have it enabled. It's a free program.
2. AVG. Probably the best publicly available anti-virus/anti-spyware program out there. I think it runs at $39.95 or something like that. It comes with an add-on for firefox that blocks google analytics and other things. You can see what its tracking and choose to block or unblock. Your choice remains active until you change the setting.

But yes. Everything you do is being watched. Technically, your ISP will always know what you are up to if they want to log it. But most don't because they like your money.
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Thanks for the advice. It is none of googles' business what I do outside of sites they own. Or maybe I should say CIA, FBI, and whatever other agencies run google. I may be wrong about who runs google, but I doubt it.
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13-08-2012, 12:34 PM
RE: Cool new WiFi Technology
darn it, at this rate everything I want to help create will be done with before I'm out of school.

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.

You cannot successfully determine beforehand which side of the bread to butter.
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06-09-2012, 03:47 PM
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You can always make things that exist better!

(13-08-2012 12:34 PM)Xinoftruden Wrote:  darn it, at this rate everything I want to help create will be done with before I'm out of school.

And yet another interesting topic I am not interested in.
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06-09-2012, 04:29 PM
RE: Cool new WiFi Technology
(11-08-2012 08:58 PM)Birdguy1979 Wrote:  Thanks for the advice. It is none of googles' business what I do outside of sites they own. Or maybe I should say CIA, FBI, and whatever other agencies run google. I may be wrong about who runs google, but I doubt it.

This rampant paranoia over Google is unjustified when you consider the amount of people who see your I.P anyway.

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06-09-2012, 05:03 PM
RE: Cool new WiFi Technology
Instead of using an IP Block it's better to just follow these steps:

1. Use a secure browser with options for add-ons like Firefox or Chrome
2. Download the add-on "No Script". This will block unwanted JavaScript from being run on your computer, including Google Analytics
3. Download the add-on "AdBlock Plus" for FireFox or "AdBlock" for Chrome. This will block all Google and other ads
4. (Optional) Use TOR (The Onion Router) to anonymize your IP address

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06-09-2012, 07:46 PM
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(05-08-2012 10:46 PM)Birdguy1979 Wrote:  ...am pretty sure I would go on a homocidal rampage if I had to deal with other people in my head.

Huh?
Did gays make this whole mess?
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06-09-2012, 07:56 PM
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(03-08-2012 12:04 AM)Birdguy1979 Wrote:  ...When they start offering computer chips that get implanted in our brains that will allow brain to brain communications, that will scare me.

Until that time we are all more than happy to endure the inconvenience of having to carry and daily charge a live GPS tracker with us – our phones – and entrust all our dissident thoughts to the internet in forums like this one, mobile or stationary, we're filling their databases with data about ourselves, wearing out our fingers, eyes, attention, and bank accounts.

That chip will be a godsend!
Sooo much time unwasted with the exact same result.
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