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    Animated Member ahsposo's Avatar
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    Why cant I be anonymous?

    Google seems to think not.
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    If I gotta look up words, it's not worth my time.

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. Every so often when on youtube, I get a pop up wanting me to allow full use of my real name (instead of alias or email) and that pop up will not go away. I've found that hitting the refresh makes it go away so that I can watch whatever I was trying to view, but it does come back after so many visits/vids watched.

    Think it has something to with the comments, but I rarely ever do that.
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    I miss the old days of the internet
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    I miss the old days of the internet
    Indeed. I used to be good at making search phrases to find relevant material. Now with google, even morans can find cute cat pictures.

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    Because the NSA said so. Now shut up and take it or get off of the Internet!

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    <- I am.
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    It won't fit on a vanity plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    I miss the old days of the internet
    You miss the daring days of Netscape 1.0, and trolls were rare, as opposed to the number of trolls around today?


    My best guess on Google's new policies: They finally got sick of all the trolls, threats, name-calling, and hate speech that became
    so commonplace. Just a guess.
    Last edited by trackhub; 11-30-13 at 09:20 AM.
    "The People will believe what the Media tells them they believe". George Orwell.

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    Oh, come on. You know it's just a way to sell you something you didn't know you needed yet.

    My particular pick here is my 'ahsposo' handle that I use to speak on the interwebz without letting the masses know who I really am (or are or maybe) in flesh and blood.

    Why do they want to constantly 'out' me?

    I like being 'ahsposo' for a bit. It's so dreary being me.
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    If we ever meet ahspos I will still call you ahsposo.

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    Oh, I'm good with that. I even thought about getting some decals for my plain all-rounder that spelled it out.

    If a BF person saw them and with "You S.O.B.! You insulted me yadda yadda yadda!" I would laugh and buy them a drink.

    I don't want my 'real' person to be automatically associated with my interwebz persona. Google seems insistent to the contrary.

    Do no harm, my ass...
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    Lawlessness is illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
    My best guess on Google's new policies: They finally got sick of all the trolls, threats, name-calling, and hate speech that became
    so commonplace. Just a guess.
    Yeah, good luck with that!
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    Or maybe you're just to important for the future of the world to be anonymous.

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    Yeah, right.
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    Yeah I miss the days when you could open up a browser window and search for "anarchist cookbook" and not have that search flagged and all you other searches and you location and other info sent off to any number of federal agencies.
    "Normal" is just a setting on a washing machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice View Post
    Yeah I miss the days when you could open up a browser window and search for "anarchist cookbook" and not have that search flagged and all you other searches and you location and other info sent off to any number of federal agencies.

    I'd just get a photocopy of the book from a friend who has it, along with a dozen other helpful resources that tell you how to make drugs and bombs.

    He sells wholesale food ingredients, many of which are - interestingly enough - key ingredients in lots of other more 'exciting' things.

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    I gave up. Every five years when updating my military security clearance, I had to warn my neighbors that people with interesting ID cards would show up and ask quite a few questions about me and that to just tell them everything they knew. I don't think I have any secrets that someone, somewhere has not logged into a computer. That being said, voluntarily giving up privacy is a long way from having it removed involuntarily by some anonymous multi-lettered entity.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    I read this story before coming here to get the really important news. Scumbags like him are part of the reason we're no longer anonymous except for MV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    I read this story before coming here to get the really important news. Scumbags like him are part of the reason we're no longer anonymous except for MV.
    Interesting story, once more proving that you really need to be careful what you put on your computer.
    "Normal" is just a setting on a washing machine.

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