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2012-12-19 01:57:24 PM
From the "recommended links" section:
"Want Economic Growth in 2013? Get Govt. Out of the Way, Says Ayn Rand's Brook" [sic]
 
Truly, Yahoo! Finance has a dizzying intellect. It's not like we've had 2 years of politicians trying to sell us Rand's garbage (she didn't even separate the recycling!), and it's not like Rand's candidate(s) just got their asses handed to them or anything. No one has ever thought to examine the writings of a Soviet expat with an antiCommunist sploosh-boner to find what, if any, economic philosophy can be teased out, perhaps one that lauds meritocratic societies and lambastes communist, socialist or totalitarian societies.
 
This guy at Yahoo! Finance is clearly on to something.
 
// and my rage-boner is subsiding now
 
2012-12-19 02:05:22 PM

Dr Dreidel: From the "recommended links" section:
"Want Economic Growth in 2013? Get Govt. Out of the Way, Says Ayn Rand's Brook" [sic]
 
Truly, Yahoo! Finance has a dizzying intellect. It's not like we've had 2 years of politicians trying to sell us Rand's garbage (she didn't even separate the recycling!), and it's not like Rand's candidate(s) just got their asses handed to them or anything. No one has ever thought to examine the writings of a Soviet expat with an antiCommunist sploosh-boner to find what, if any, economic philosophy can be teased out, perhaps one that lauds meritocratic societies and lambastes communist, socialist or totalitarian societies.
 
This guy at Yahoo! Finance is clearly on to something.
 
// and my rage-boner is subsiding now


If it lasts for four hours, seek immediate medical attention.

/it's almost as if those links are auto-generated by a badly-written script.
 
2012-12-19 02:08:47 PM
Android Facebook App Users: Has anyone noticed that when launching the app since the last major update (when it became a true native application), the GPS icon turns on for a few seconds? Like it's searching for location? I wouldn't be surprised if they just started aggregating user locations without their knowledge, but I'm unsure if it's me or not.
 
2012-12-19 02:27:56 PM
I wonder if you could get away with that.

Signatories hereby agree to share 50/50 in all revenue generated from activities participated in directly (via ad clicks, ad views, or other advertising) or indirectly (links, hyperlinks, and other related materials) for all users. This shall be payable to the customer in the form of a lump sum every first day of the month, in which the company agrees to pay all relevant taxes and fees.

Cancellation or modification of this agreement awards an immediate 500 million dollar ($USD) lump sum paid by the company to the customer in which the company agrees to pay all relevant taxes and fees.
 
2012-12-19 02:28:05 PM

JohnAnnArbor: /it's almost as if those links are auto-generated by a badly-written script.



And who generates the articles? Badly-written people? I don't really care about that article, I care that someone who has clearly been in a coma for the last 4 years was paid to write it, not knowing that that's been the suggestion - from one of our major political parties, even - since then.
 
This'd be like someone writing "You know what we need right now? Troops in Vietnam and Cambodia - gotta fight the communisms, amirite? Also, the Soviets appear to be attempting to move nuclear missiles into Cuba. We should threaten to blow the whole planet to hell to prevent that from happening." Or "Man, everyone's all hot and bothered about this 'internet' thing, specifically something called 'social media'. This 'MySpace' is gonna be gangbusters, I tell you - someone should invest billions into that thing."
 
If it was ever appropriate to write that article, that time passed long ago.
 
2012-12-19 02:32:56 PM

YodaBlues: Android Facebook App Users: Has anyone noticed that when launching the app since the last major update (when it became a true native application), the GPS icon turns on for a few seconds? Like it's searching for location? I wouldn't be surprised if they just started aggregating user locations without their knowledge, but I'm unsure if it's me or not.


Yep. I figure it is just so it knows where I am to label the post.
 
2012-12-19 02:37:31 PM

mctwin2kman: YodaBlues: Android Facebook App Users: Has anyone noticed that when launching the app since the last major update (when it became a true native application), the GPS icon turns on for a few seconds? Like it's searching for location? I wouldn't be surprised if they just started aggregating user locations without their knowledge, but I'm unsure if it's me or not.

Yep. I figure it is just so it knows where I am to label the post.


Have you given the app permission to do so?
 
2012-12-19 02:50:54 PM
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2012-12-19 03:05:59 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: mctwin2kman: YodaBlues: Android Facebook App Users: Has anyone noticed that when launching the app since the last major update (when it became a true native application), the GPS icon turns on for a few seconds? Like it's searching for location? I wouldn't be surprised if they just started aggregating user locations without their knowledge, but I'm unsure if it's me or not.

 
Yep. I figure it is just so it knows where I am to label the post.
 
Have you given the app permission to do so?
 
 
It's part of the permissions manifest when you install the app, so yes. It's too bad they feel the need to force it on you though. It's one thing for the application to have the capability to post your location, it's another to force it on you everytime you do a status update. I've removed it for now, at least until they give you the option to not include a location into each damn post. I don't think it's farking necessary for all my friends to know I was in bumfark farking nowhere when I made that dick joke on so and so's picture.
 
2012-12-19 03:10:04 PM

YodaBlues: Mitch Taylor's Bro: mctwin2kman: YodaBlues: Android Facebook App Users: Has anyone noticed that when launching the app since the last major update (when it became a true native application), the GPS icon turns on for a few seconds? Like it's searching for location? I wouldn't be surprised if they just started aggregating user locations without their knowledge, but I'm unsure if it's me or not.
 
Yep. I figure it is just so it knows where I am to label the post.
 
Have you given the app permission to do so?
 
 
It's part of the permissions manifest when you install the app, so yes. It's too bad they feel the need to force it on you though. It's one thing for the application to have the capability to post your location, it's another to force it on you everytime you do a status update. I've removed it for now, at least until they give you the option to not include a location into each damn post. I don't think it's farking necessary for all my friends to know I was in bumfark farking nowhere when I made that dick joke on so and so's picture.


Can't you select which posts to do location? I have always had mine off but once in a while select the button to show location for a single post. I have not looked to see if that option is still there or not.
 
2012-12-19 03:13:39 PM

imashark: I wonder if you could get away with that.

 
Signatories hereby agree to share 50/50 in all revenue generated from activities participated in directly (via ad clicks, ad views, or other advertising) or indirectly (links, hyperlinks, and other related materials) for all users. This shall be payable to the customer in the form of a lump sum every first day of the month, in which the company agrees to pay all relevant taxes and fees.
 
Cancellation or modification of this agreement awards an immediate 500 million dollar ($USD) lump sum paid by the company to the customer in which the company agrees to pay all relevant taxes and fees.
 
 
Nope.  There are rules about how small print can be and still be legally binding.  We lawyers have even thought of that before
 
2012-12-19 03:18:58 PM

mctwin2kman: YodaBlues: Mitch Taylor's Bro: mctwin2kman: YodaBlues: Android Facebook App Users: Has anyone noticed that when launching the app since the last major update (when it became a true native application), the GPS icon turns on for a few seconds? Like it's searching for location? I wouldn't be surprised if they just started aggregating user locations without their knowledge, but I'm unsure if it's me or not.
 
Yep. I figure it is just so it knows where I am to label the post.
 
Have you given the app permission to do so?
 
 
It's part of the permissions manifest when you install the app, so yes. It's too bad they feel the need to force it on you though. It's one thing for the application to have the capability to post your location, it's another to force it on you everytime you do a status update. I've removed it for now, at least until they give you the option to not include a location into each damn post. I don't think it's farking necessary for all my friends to know I was in bumfark farking nowhere when I made that dick joke on so and so's picture.

Can't you select which posts to do location? I have always had mine off but once in a while select the button to show location for a single post. I have not looked to see if that option is still there or not.



I'm not sure, uninstalled it once I figured out what was causing the GPS to fire. Regardless, it shouldn't be polling for location automatically when you open the app. Privacy concerns aside, it's insanely ineffecient to poll for GPS updates every time you open the application. It's a great way to kill battery life.
 
2012-12-19 04:56:27 PM

YodaBlues: mctwin2kman: YodaBlues: Mitch Taylor's Bro: mctwin2kman: YodaBlues: Android Facebook App Users: Has anyone noticed that when launching the app since the last major update (when it became a true native application), the GPS icon turns on for a few seconds? Like it's searching for location? I wouldn't be surprised if they just started aggregating user locations without their knowledge, but I'm unsure if it's me or not.
 
Yep. I figure it is just so it knows where I am to label the post.
 
Have you given the app permission to do so?
 
 
It's part of the permissions manifest when you install the app, so yes. It's too bad they feel the need to force it on you though. It's one thing for the application to have the capability to post your location, it's another to force it on you everytime you do a status update. I've removed it for now, at least until they give you the option to not include a location into each damn post. I don't think it's farking necessary for all my friends to know I was in bumfark farking nowhere when I made that dick joke on so and so's picture.

Can't you select which posts to do location? I have always had mine off but once in a while select the button to show location for a single post. I have not looked to see if that option is still there or not.


I'm not sure, uninstalled it once I figured out what was causing the GPS to fire. Regardless, it shouldn't be polling for location automatically when you open the app. Privacy concerns aside, it's insanely ineffecient to poll for GPS updates every time you open the application. It's a great way to kill battery life.


Yeah, my iPhone lights up the GPS indicator at the weirdest times, yet when I look at the location page in settings, it says none of the apps have used GPS in a while. I think the OS is trying to build Apple's database of Wi-Fi base station locations so they can improve their Map app (kind of like how Google did it with Street View). And since there is no icon that tells you when the OS is using GPS, I assume that's what's going on. But, as always, I could be wrong. It doesn't seem to have affected my battery life, so I'm just suspicious, not pissed off about it.
 
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