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2015-09-07 10:02:47 AM  
That was a pretty interesting article. Thank you, subby.
 
2015-09-07 10:14:42 AM  
At the same time wider research into object-recognition, particularly in the field of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for self-driving cars, need to be able to take so many possible variables into account that manual annotation of an imageset-database seems the only realistic route at the present time; even if self-learning Neural Networks could be trusted to learn important information about what they are seeing through their IoT-sensors, adequate computing power for real-time responses in critical situations is not currently feasible.

But I was informed that self-driving cars were 100% accident-proof and were going to be mandatory by this time next year.
 
2015-09-07 10:20:49 AM  
I don't use Facebook.
 
2015-09-07 10:23:56 AM  
Error 418 I'm a teapot
 
2015-09-07 10:35:03 AM  

foo monkey: I don't use Facebook.


Do you proactively block all web traffic from any facebook server?  No?  Then you use facebook.

http://www.ibtimes.com/facebook-tracks-internet-history-non-members- be lgian-regulators-charge-1924333
 
2015-09-07 10:49:22 AM  
Clicked the link for more fuel with which to be hating on Facebook; but that's some pretty cool research. I registered on FB back when it became all the rage, and was immediately greeted with 3 potential "friends."  All of whom I knew, including the son of a cousin I'd met in person precisely once.

I know they've evolved; but I still ain't going there.  Worked long enough in IT and IT security to dissuade me.

/anonymity on the Net FTW
 
2015-09-07 11:04:23 AM  
I don't use Facebook much, but I uploaded some pictures recently and somehow it predicted the names of a out 2 out of 4 subjects (I no longer needed to click on a face and search for a name). (I wasn't even specifically looking to tag the pictures, it just seemed to know who the people in the pictures were and auto-tagged). It was a little creepy.
 
2015-09-07 11:08:58 AM  

dookdookdook: foo monkey: I don't use Facebook.

Do you proactively block all web traffic from any facebook server?  No?  Then you use facebook.

http://www.ibtimes.com/facebook-tracks-internet-history-non-members- be lgian-regulators-charge-1924333


I do proactively block all web traffic from any facebook server.  So, yes, I do not use Facebook.
 
2015-09-07 11:16:52 AM  

foo monkey: dookdookdook: foo monkey: I don't use Facebook.

Do you proactively block all web traffic from any facebook server?  No?  Then you use facebook.

http://www.ibtimes.com/facebook-tracks-internet-history-non-members- be lgian-regulators-charge-1924333

I do proactively block all web traffic from any facebook server.  So, yes, I do not use Facebook.


Fair enough, then.
 
2015-09-07 11:35:47 AM  

dookdookdook: foo monkey: I don't use Facebook.

Do you proactively block all web traffic from any facebook server?  No?  Then you use facebook.

http://www.ibtimes.com/facebook-tracks-internet-history-non-members- be lgian-regulators-charge-1924333


I do. I NoScript anything Facebook related. (Actually, I just NoScript everything until I know it's fine, but that's a whole other issue.)

Incidentally, that's how I know that their stuff is everywhere. So many webpages have Facebook scripts. This page has one right now (and a Pinterest one, too).
 
2015-09-07 11:56:51 AM  

Curate's Keg: Error 418 I'm a teapot


Short and stout?
 
2015-09-07 12:12:53 PM  
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2015-09-07 12:19:41 PM  

SoupJohnB: /anonymity on the Net FTW


I've heard of people tracking down "anonymous" screen names by searching Facebook and other social media, where the person at some point (or at separate times) referenced their screen name and their real name, thereby giving up their anonymity.  To preclude that, my infrequent Facebook posts reference other people's screen names and never my own.  So don't be surprised if the police come to your house and say "Are you SoupJohnB?  If so, you're wanted in a string of brilliant and hilarious crimes."  You, of course, will have no idea what they are talking about.

/But the crimes will be so brilliant you will take credit for them.
 
2015-09-07 12:37:57 PM  

Paelian: dookdookdook: foo monkey: I don't use Facebook.

Do you proactively block all web traffic from any facebook server?  No?  Then you use facebook.

http://www.ibtimes.com/facebook-track s-internet-history-non-members- be lgian-regulators-charge-1924333

I do. I NoScript anything Facebook related. (Actually, I just NoScript everything until I know it's fine, but that's a whole other issue.)

Incidentally, that's how I know that their stuff is everywhere. So many webpages have Facebook scripts. This page has one right now (and a Pinterest one, too).


--------------
Can I use Firefox/NoScript with Windows 10? (And any idea how much of a resource hog it is?)
I need to install some more security software on my pc, since I just deleted that McAfee stuff off my Asus.

/ I'd certainly like to get the tendrils of fb out of my life
 
2015-09-07 1:09:15 PM  
But can it find Mr. E.V. Lambert of Homeleigh, The Burrows, Oswestly, who has presented us with a poser?
 
2015-09-07 2:12:15 PM  

DRTFA: SoupJohnB: /anonymity on the Net FTW

I've heard of people tracking down "anonymous" screen names by searching Facebook and other social media, where the person at some point (or at separate times) referenced their screen name and their real name, thereby giving up their anonymity.  To preclude that, my infrequent Facebook posts reference other people's screen names and never my own.  So don't be surprised if the police come to your house and say "Are you SoupJohnB?  If so, you're wanted in a string of brilliant and hilarious crimes."  You, of course, will have no idea what they are talking about.

/But the crimes will be so brilliant you will take credit for them.


And just how the fark did you find out what my farking FARK handle is?!?

/cancels FARK account and washes laptop in sink, with soap and hot water
 
2015-09-07 5:51:30 PM  

Curate's Keg: Error 418 I'm a teapot


Negative. I am a meat popsicle.
 
2015-09-07 6:06:43 PM  
I like the image based captcha a lot better than the nonsense letters that were so mangled it was hard to tell what you were looking at. If FB farks that up I'm going to be pissed.
 
2015-09-07 6:55:03 PM  
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Error: division by zero
 
2015-09-07 10:04:31 PM  

foo monkey: dookdookdook: foo monkey: I don't use Facebook.

Do you proactively block all web traffic from any facebook server?  No?  Then you use facebook.

http://www.ibtimes.com/facebook-track s-internet-history-non-members- be lgian-regulators-charge-1924333

I do proactively block all web traffic from any facebook server.  So, yes, I do not use Facebook.


Privoxy plus adblock. Web pages load faster, too.
 
2015-09-07 11:13:51 PM  

dookdookdook: foo monkey: I don't use Facebook.

Do you proactively block all web traffic from any facebook server?  No?  Then you use facebook.

http://www.ibtimes.com/facebook-tracks-internet-history-non-members- be lgian-regulators-charge-1924333


This and TFA are just two more reasons i'm glad to have LONG ago opted out of
NSA's pet project
Big Brother

Facebook.

Now excuse me while i learn about blocking this extra-sketchy and scary shiat. I don't agree to their terms of service, not signing any crap saying they can have or use my information, not using their site in any way shape or form,  so if they are SOMEHOW getting and using information pertaining to me i'm so gonna... probably not going to be able to do a damn thing about it. excuse me while i ponder throwing away my cell-phones, wii, x-box, move to a log cabin in the woods and invest in some tinfoil. i've heard it makes great hats, you know.
 
2015-09-08 5:30:06 AM  
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