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Well I've just started using Facebook but I don't use my real name. Truth be known most of what's on my page is the city and country I live in and some rants/ravings concerning gear/music and the odd neat pic I've found on the net. It's pretty dry stuff actually and i doubt most people would give my page a second look.

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I don't do FB, it's the devil.
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I've seen dim bulb employees that have their boss as a facebook friend, and then the spam posts that come from games like Cityville, Texas Hold'em & Bejeweled are posted all day to their bosses Facebook wall. Not smart...
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One of the main arcs in my thesis is this insistence on people being stable, singular, identifiable units of personality, because the alternative would be too scary or too confusing.
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“Zuckerberg and I talked about [transparency] the first time I signed up for Facebook, in September, 2006. Users are asked to check a box to indicate whether they’re interested in men or in women. I told Zuckerberg that it took me a few hours to decide which box to check. If I said on Facebook that I’m a man interested in men, all my Facebook friends, including relatives, co-workers, sources—some of whom might not approve of homosexuality—would see it.
“So what did you end up doing?” Zuckerberg asked.
“I put men.”

Then I told Zuckerberg that, two weeks later, I removed the check, and left the boxes blank. A couple of relatives who were Facebook friends had asked about my sexuality and, at that time, at least, I didn’t want all my professional sources to know that I am gay.
“Is it still out?” Zuckerberg asked.
“Yeah, it’s still out.”
He responded with a flat “Huh,” dropped his shoulders, and stared at me, looking genuinely concerned and somewhat puzzled.”
 
Jose Vargas’ interview with Mark Zuckerberg, The New Yorker, September 20 2010.

I'm having trouble understanding that little quote from the New Yorker. Is he (Zuckers) disappointed or something? I also can't understand his view in that. May I have the link for the interview?
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Personally I think Zuckerberg is a disconnected and insensitive person who has either never had anything to hide, or no empathy towards those who have things they want to keep personal. He has a reductionist view that increased transparency necessarily leads to increased tolerance, and he forwards his business interests by advancing the facile argument that people who act differently in different contexts are being dishonest. 

He's just a short sighted ass hat who has been lucky enough to be so successful that it no longer matters what other people know about him as long as it's not illegal enough to land him a felony conviction.

I'm reminded of someone else who didn't like people posting comments on his blog with handles.  He said that people should be ready stand behind what they say with their own name.  This is a blog pretty much entirely devoted to an issue which is controversial in many parts of the US.  I find it likely that there are people who would be motivated to make employment decisions based on a person simply posting comments supportive of the blog in question.

The person who runs this blog is world famous (in his field at least...) tenured professor at a major US university.

This sounds familiar. Is it TOS breaking to mention his name/anything to do with him? (Considering that this thread has always threaded the line of breaking the TOS...)
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This sounds familiar. Is it TOS breaking to mention his name/anything to do with him? (Considering that this thread has always threaded the line of breaking the TOS...)

Considering Zuckerburg is known net wide for being self centered I doubt what was said is anything new to people who frequent the net. The guy does have a bit of a colored past when you look into the history of how Facebook was started. He made a lot of enemies getting where he is now.

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I think because of this meet I may have set myself up for more hate from my wallet. I've already started looking around on Amazon and the FS forums for the DT990 600 ohm version and I've even started looking around the AudioGD site trying to figure out which of their products is the replacement for their old compass unit. The NFB-10.32 and the NFB-5.32 look rather interesting and a bit on the overkill side due to the fact I really need at most 24 bit and not 32. The fact they both have built in preamp capabilities is a plus for me though as far as future expansion on the system is concerned. The AudioGd Compass sounded very nice with the DT990 and I really liked how the BottleHead Crack smoothed the DT990 out a little more without sacrificing to much detail it was just such a nice smooth relaxing sound. Both the Compass amp section and the Crack also sounded very nice with a pair of K240 Sextette's that was owned by my buddy who was hosting the meet. AKG Sextette's are underrated headphones in my opinion. Every time I visit my buddy to talk gear I wind up grabbing 10 of 15 minutes on his sextettes. Looks like I got three more entries into my shortlist for next years home rig. By the way when you had your 990 600 ohm what were you driving them with? I'm curious how these cans will react with different amping

 

The Crack will warm it up some.  I didn't have it at the time I had the 990s but it pretty much warms everything up.

 

Also if you're worried about budget, I'd buy the 990/600s first, before getting a desktop amp.  People always misunderstand the the high impedance an think you've got to get a crazy amp to make it sound good.  You just need more power to make it loud.  When I had the 990/600s they sounded good but quiet from everything I plugged them into from DAPs to laptops.  Your portable might be up to the job depending on how loud you listen, though it will probably take something really colored like the Crack to change their sound much.

 

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I don't know what to make of that picture..

 

It reminds me of something though.  A few days ago I was at a friend's house and he was telling me about the new gun he bought, the special ammo that doesn't go through walls, self defense technique and what not.  He ended up showing me a video on youtube.  It was a dash cam from a cop car that showed an officer getting shot to death because he hesitated and the whole incident was something used as a case study in police training.  Anyway, all the recommended videos were more cop car dash cams except for one...

 

 

My friend thinks he figured out why, right at this timestamp.  Blink and you'll miss the duck with a crown made of rifle rounds...

 

 

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It's all fine and good to believe you should have only one online persona, and to take the Zuckerberg stance that hiding online lacks integrity. As long as you stay out of the real world (or can afford to create your own bubble of reality) that will work fine. But the issue is not really the company that confronts you with your facebook or blog post and says "We don't like this, you are fired." The real issue is that when you send your resume to a company you want to work for, your resume ends up in the shredder because of a past post and you get a TBNT response. You would never know it happened. The same goes for a job you currently hold. Your boss might not fire you, but in some companies the concept of being "managed out" is a well-honed art, and although you might suspect you are being targeted, you won't be able to prove it. You will simply get frustrated and you will move on (if you can!)

 

I wanted to say he's just young and stupid but I looked it up and he's not that far off from me...

 

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This sounds familiar. Is it TOS breaking to mention his name/anything to do with him? (Considering that this thread has always threaded the line of breaking the TOS...)

 

Nah it's fine.  The exact details weren't important and I didn't want to go digging for the posts with the stuff I mentioned but it's

 

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/

 

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Jerry A. Coyne

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I don't do FB, it's the devil.

Agreed! biggrin.gif

 

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I guess I have a very different opinion of Facebook from the masses. I have several former classmates and friends that work at Facebook, and back in the day, my university was one of the first 15 schools on Facebook. I've been a member since 2004. Facebook as a company has obviously changed drastically from those days, but when I first joined, it wasn't the big Leviathan it is now, and I can understand the rapid evolution and massive expansion that happens to a tech startup, and all the consequences it brings. Give Zuck a break. He's not the devil.

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I guess I have a very different opinion of Facebook from the masses. I have several former classmates and friends that work at Facebook, and back in the day, my university was one of the first 15 schools on Facebook. I've been a member since 2004. Facebook as a company has obviously changed drastically from those days, but when I first joined, it wasn't the big Leviathan it is now, and I can understand the rapid evolution and massive expansion that happens to a tech startup, and all the consequences it brings. Give Zuck a break. He's not the devil.

 

It's ok.

 

Before there was Facebook I hated MySpace.  After Facebook I'll probably hate whatever social networking site pops up next.  I just don't like the concept so no matter who you are you'll have a hell of a time making a good one.

 

It's like asking someone to pick their favorite Nazi.

 

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I just got the email in my hotmail from Translucent Audio. The gear is coming into Canuck land via Shotgun Shane in Hotlanta. After the quoted post above you really have me curious about these IEM's. Oh by the way we're all reviewing both the IEM and the T1 amp right?

 

Yep the T1 amp and 1Plus2 IEMs.

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Well I've just started using Facebook but I don't use my real name. Truth be known most of what's on my page is the city and country I live in and some rants/ravings concerning gear/music and the odd neat pic I've found on the net. It's pretty dry stuff actually and i doubt most people would give my page a second look.

 

I tend to not put too much on  Facebook. Its really the ultimate in invasion of privacy and most people fail to realize this. There's also a lot of bad things that have happened invoving facebook (including murders, etc).

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This sounds familiar. Is it TOS breaking to mention his name/anything to do with him? (Considering that this thread has always threaded the line of breaking the TOS...)
Considering Zuckerburg is known net wide for being self centered I doubt what was said is anything new to people who frequent the net. The guy does have a bit of a colored past when you look into the history of how Facebook was started. He made a lot of enemies getting where he is now.
It's not Zukcerburg I find familiar. It's that someone else that maverickronin said.
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Nah it's fine.  The exact details weren't important and I didn't want to go digging for the posts with the stuff I mentioned but it's

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/

by

Jerry A. Coyne

And mave already answered here, although I have someone else in mind. I think that's what most people would say when they're attacked/criticized a lot when they post in their RL name ("blah blah posting behind internet handles blah blah no integrity blah blah"). Note though that I haven't a clue at what he's writing, and just judging from the name alone [Why Evolution is True] I'm sure it has taken a lot of flak.

I'm starting to take note of what I put on Facebook nowadays. Since I'll be finishing my course this term (Sept '12 - June '13) I've got to think of my employment future. Luckily I'm not as crazy as some of my friends and 'friends' are. Those needs pruning too. I'm more worried at what I posted before rather than what I did 2 years back and beyond.
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post  I tend to not put too much on  Facebook. Its really the ultimate in invasion of privacy and most people fail to realize this. There's also a lot of bad things that have happened invoving facebook (including murders, etc).

 

Invasion of privacy is the mantra of data mining. It's not just Facebook, but Google, Yahoo!, and any dot.com you can think of. People need to learn that anything about their online footprint is susceptible to outside use. Bad things happen when people forget that fact. When it comes to the internet, the individual have to be responsible for themselves and not over-share.

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Invasion of privacy is the mantra of data mining. It's not just Facebook, but Google, Yahoo!, and any dot.com you can think of. People need to learn that anything about their online footprint is susceptible to outside use. Bad things happen when people forget that fact. When it comes to the internet, the individual have to be responsible for themselves and not over-share.

 

The thing is, data mining makes any sharing in your real name over-sharing.  It can all be cross-correlated and tracked back to you by anyone with just frontend access to public sites.

 

If you use a handle they at least have to get a warrant or hack something to trace an IP to a name.

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