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[#] Thu Sep 16 2021 16:11:01 EDT from zelgomer

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Thu Sep 16 2021 06:01:02 EDT from darknetuser
2021-09-15 09:32 from zelgomer
I was amazing anyone ever respected it to begin with.  That was such
a typical government solution to a problem.  It only works with the
assumption that everyone behaves.


What are you talking about? Porn? Hollywood? Without a quote of what you are responding to, it is hard to figure it out :)

Sorry.  I was responding to last sentence of the post immediately prior to mine, so I thought the quote would be superfluous:

Sun Sep 12 2021 16:32:42 EDT from Nurb432

And speaking of bottom feeders, when did they stop caring about the 'do not call list'



Now that I read the two posts again in their entirety a couple of days later, I see the ambiguity.  I also see that I wrote "I was amazing to anyone," so obviously my attention wasn't 100% on what I was writing at the time.



[#] Sun Sep 19 2021 09:21:01 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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I wonder if the porn industry will ever go "woke". 

 

Sun Sep 12 2021 16:32:42 EDT from Nurb432

PErhaps not as hidden as it used to be, but its still not 'published' as such. Its just plainly obvious at this point. 

Wher the porin indudstry, 'this is us, this is our business model, like it and give us cash, or not and dont sue us'.  Not that i'm a fan of porn industry as its not 'me', but i give them credit for things like that. Its a legal business. At least in most areas. 

 

 

And speaking of bottom feeders, when did they stop caring about the 'do not call list' 



 



[#] Sun Sep 19 2021 09:46:54 EDT from Nurb432

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Doubt it.

They like making a profit, woke industries tend to go in the other direction. 

Sun Sep 19 2021 09:21:01 AM EDT from ParanoidDelusions

I wonder if the porn industry will ever go "woke". 

 

 



[#] Mon Sep 20 2021 17:25:12 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I was amazing anyone ever respected it to begin with.  That was such a typical government solution to a problem.  It only works with the assumption that everyone behaves.

(Regarding the Do Not Call list)

It was created in a time when most unwanted calls came from real telemarketers in real call centers using their own phone numbers in the same country code as the person being solicited.

Do Not Call is now 100% obsolete for this reason.  The vast majority of unwanted solicitations are now robocalls.  They originate from foreign call centers using VoIP and falsified caller ID.  Much of the time they are not even using a list; they are simply dialing random numbers until they get an answer.

To make things worse, the calls usually originate from a completely different location from the one that will actually handle the solicitation.  When you "press 1 to be connected" the company running the robocalls transfers the call to the company running the scam.  Neither organization is likely to be in your home country, and there is obviously no observance of the Do Not Call list.

So what can you do?  Well, as previously mentioned, if you have a VoIP service that supports "simultaneous ringing" you can sign up for Nomorobo, which is free if you have simultaneous ringing, or $1.99/month for a mobile device.  They use statistical analysis to seize (on landlines) or block (on mobile) robocalls, and it works really well.

If you don't have a service, then of course the best thing to do is just harass the ever-loving shit out of them.

 



[#] Mon Sep 20 2021 17:42:56 EDT from LoanShark

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If you don't have a service, then of course the best thing to do is
just harass the ever-loving shit out of them.

waste as much of their time as possible with bad-faith questions. if you're not busy.

[#] Mon Sep 20 2021 17:58:07 EDT from Nurb432

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My time is worth more than that. 

Mon Sep 20 2021 05:42:56 PM EDT from LoanShark
waste as much of their time as possible with bad-faith questions. if you're not busy.

 



[#] Mon Sep 20 2021 21:51:14 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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If you answer in an Indian voice, they hang up instantly in my experience.


So now I answer in a thick Irish accent, make them ask me to spell out my name... Thomas O'Malley...


That is T as in tiger, H as in hearse, O as in Oswald, M as in Mary, A as in Arse, S as in Samuel, O as in Oswalld, M as in Mary, A is in arse, dubbleelle, e as in Edward, Y as in Young. Tis a good Catholic name, it is. Yer not familiar with it? What part of the werld are ye in, laddie?

"Ah... one of the dusky savage nations it is, I love a dusky exotic lass doing a dance o the veils in a smokey room. Well, when I was in the merchant marines, it was..."

Ramble on and tell stories... rant about the English imperialists and independence. Tell them stories about Father O'Sullivan who always smelled of the drink.


All while they're trying to get my SSN.

"SSN? D'ya think I'm an American, Lad? Havvenya figgered out yet, ya pygmie... I'm in Dooooblin! Ire! I'm nowhere near the US. I'd be more likely to walk to your house than to California, I would! I have a business interest so I have a land-line there that forwards to me here and..."

*click*

 



[#] Mon Sep 20 2021 21:52:20 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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What is Thomas O'Malleys full name? - The Aristocats Trivia Quiz - Fanpop



[#] Sat Sep 25 2021 07:45:36 EDT from Nurb432

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lol

 

Project Amplify punctuated a series of decisions that Facebook has made this year to aggressively reshape its image. Since that January meeting, the company has begun a multipronged effort to change its narrative by distancing Zuckerberg from scandals, reducing outsiders’ access to internal data, burying a potentially negative report about its content and increasing its own advertising to showcase its brand.



[#] Tue Sep 28 2021 15:40:21 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Good luck with that. 

You're still *acting* the same, Facebook. You're not going to advertise your way out of the manner in which you are alienating your users. 

 

Sat Sep 25 2021 07:45:36 EDT from Nurb432

lol

 

Project Amplify punctuated a series of decisions that Facebook has made this year to aggressively reshape its image. Since that January meeting, the company has begun a multipronged effort to change its narrative by distancing Zuckerberg from scandals, reducing outsiders’ access to internal data, burying a potentially negative report about its content and increasing its own advertising to showcase its brand.



 



[#] Mon Oct 04 2021 12:52:59 EDT from Nurb432

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Donno how widespread but facebook.com quit resolving a bit ago, i know of 3 people at least, different internet carriers..  

 

cool. 



[#] Mon Oct 04 2021 14:15:15 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Yup ... massive multi-hour outage for all Facebook properties, from what I am hearing ... would be nice if it just stayed down permanently. Maybe they put themselves in jail for spreading misinformation :)

[#] Tue Oct 05 2021 12:43:33 EDT from Nurb432

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lol

 

Just now our internal network took a dump. DNS errors, bla bla lost connections, routing broken.  Something about a VLAN spanning configuration change during the day.

 

I wonder if our team also works at FB.

 

 



[#] Sat Oct 09 2021 15:00:11 EDT from Nurb432

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well, i tried.

 



[#] Thu Oct 21 2021 01:36:53 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Well apparently it isn't going to be "Facebook" anymore. Or it probably will.
They're aping Google and creating a new company name.

Supposedly they're going to focus the company on "the metaverse". Something to do with VR and AR. Great, just what we need: a bunch of zombies walking around WITH FACEBOOK BOLTED TO THEIR HEADS ALL DAY EVERY DAY. As if it wasn't bad enough already.

[#] Thu Oct 21 2021 16:24:50 EDT from Nurb432

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Just the same as google did. Slight reorg with a new parent umbrella. " Alphabet "

 

We call that brand damage control :)



[#] Sat Oct 23 2021 18:56:29 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I can't really see Google/Alphabet as brand damage control when they're still known as Google. That one was probably more of a financial sleazebag move so they could reorganize their P&L. This is probably the same thing. When a company has investors, often they will begin new ventures under different paper, at least initially, so that if the new venture falls flat it doesn't affect the EBITDA of the main business unit. This may or may not be happening within a company that may or may not be my present employer.

Now ... the universally hated "Comcast" trying to pass themselves off as "Xfinity" ... THAT is brand damage control. And apparently it didn't work.

[#] Sat Oct 23 2021 19:17:02 EDT from Nurb432

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Sorry, i was referring more to FB as damage control. At the time Google didnt have a 'bad name'.  

Other companies have done it too. 



[#] Sat Oct 30 2021 18:01:29 EDT from Nurb432

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So first, Zuk steals the term 'metaverse' and pretends its his idea, and now apparently the new logo is the infinity symbol.
Zoe does NOT approve of this.


[#] Sat Nov 06 2021 09:40:46 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Something weird has happened.

On a whim, I created a Twitter account by logging in using Google. It didn't ask for my mobile number and it didn't "temporarily limit some of my account features". It works. This is very very weird. Follow @IG_is_Correct while it lasts, I guess.

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