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Johkal
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reply to IowaCowboy

Re: Facebook outage

Awesome; hope it continues!


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said by Johkal:

Awesome; hope it continues!


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reply to Johkal
said by Johkal:

Awesome; hope it continues!

You must be anti Facebook.

Facebook is a godsend. I was able to reconnect with several old friends I thought I'd never see again considering I've been bounced from school to school (general nature of special education).

I also found out that a classmate in one of my old schools died from complications of his disability.

As to the outage, I tried on both Comcast and Verizon LTE.
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reply to Johkal
said by Johkal:

Awesome; hope it continues!

+1.

Indeed, Farcebook is so '90's, and a security nightmare.
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battleop

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reply to IowaCowboy

"Facebook is a godsend. I was able to reconnect with several old friends I thought I'd never see again"

If I've lost contact there is probably a reason behind it.
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reply to battleop
said by battleop:

"Facebook is a godsend. I was able to reconnect with several old friends I thought I'd never see again"

If I've lost contact there is probably a reason behind it.

Like I said, I've been bounced from school to school. I went to three different elementary schools, two different middle schools, and two different high schools.

I was in special education and they moved the program I was in to different schools for reasons by the school district and not on my part. Spending an hour on a school bus each way is no fun at all.
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I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner and I currently have DirecTV. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.


Johkal
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reply to IowaCowboy
said by IowaCowboy:

said by Johkal:

Awesome; hope it continues!

You must be anti Facebook.

Facebook is a godsend. I was able to reconnect with several old friends I thought I'd never see again considering I've been bounced from school to school (general nature of special education).

I also found out that a classmate in one of my old schools died from complications of his disability.

As to the outage, I tried on both Comcast and Verizon LTE.

I'm not anti-Facebook. My wife loves Facebook, but I don't enjoy adding Blocked Domain/Sender rules for her email account because all of the crap she clicks on or "Likes" & then she gets bombarded with spam. And no, I can't keep her from "clicking" every damn thing she is interested in. Then she has FB running 24/7 on her phone & iPad & I have to listen to the all the notifications making sounds because god forbid she misses someone posting what they are eating for dinner. I have to routinely check her laptop for installed browser add-ons, new programs, check anti-virus logs & do a registry sweep to make sure via FB that my wife hasn't invited an un-welcomed entity. I have 2 choices: divorce my wife of nearly 25 years or continue my regiment.

Ok, I lied: I wish FB would Die!
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reply to IowaCowboy
said by IowaCowboy:

said by Johkal:

Awesome; hope it continues!

You must be anti Facebook.

Facebook is a godsend. I was able to reconnect with several old friends I thought I'd never see again considering I've been bounced from school to school (general nature of special education).

I also found out that a classmate in one of my old schools died from complications of his disability.

As to the outage, I tried on both Comcast and Verizon LTE.

This.

Blob
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battleop

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reply to IowaCowboy
"Like I said,"

Yes, I read it the first time so it's not necessary to repeat your self. You can justify you reasons for liking farcebook all you want. Many of us will still not give a shit about farcebook or how you keep up with your old friends.
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reply to IowaCowboy
said by IowaCowboy:

said by battleop:

"Facebook is a godsend. I was able to reconnect with several old friends I thought I'd never see again"

If I've lost contact there is probably a reason behind it.

Like I said, I've been bounced from school to school. I went to three different elementary schools, two different middle schools, and two different high schools.

I was in special education and they moved the program I was in to different schools for reasons by the school district and not on my part. Spending an hour on a school bus each way is no fun at all.

Ignore all of the elitist holier than thou comments.

In my case I tend to forget about people when they're not nearby due to moving a lot as a kid.

I didn't move around as much as say an army brat but I did get comfortable with friends in a new school a few times and then had to move again.

FB has changed my life and I keep it secure so I am not worried.

90% of my friends are very close. The others are close wnough to chat with here and there.

I am not a friend whore as I only have 97 on FB.

To all the haters I say: Try to put yourself in the other guys shoes and save the childish comments.

Some of them were pretty funny though.

You may begin flaming.

Blob
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battleop

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reply to Juggernaut
Sometimes I wish it was that easy.


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reply to battleop
said by battleop:

"Like I said,"

Yes, I read it the first time so it's not necessary to repeat your self. You can justify you reasons for liking farcebook all you want. Many of us will still not give a shit about farcebook or how you keep up with your old friends.

Yet you give enough of a shit to engage in the conversation.

Why is that?

Blob
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Happydude32
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2 recommendations

reply to workablob
said by workablob:

said by IowaCowboy:

said by battleop:

"Facebook is a godsend. I was able to reconnect with several old friends I thought I'd never see again"

If I've lost contact there is probably a reason behind it.

Like I said, I've been bounced from school to school. I went to three different elementary schools, two different middle schools, and two different high schools.

I was in special education and they moved the program I was in to different schools for reasons by the school district and not on my part. Spending an hour on a school bus each way is no fun at all.

Ignore all of the elitist holier than thou comments.

In my case I tend to forget about people when they're not nearby due to moving a lot as a kid.

I didn't move around as much as say an army brat but I did get comfortable with friends in a new school a few times and then had to move again.

FB has changed my life and I keep it secure so I am not worried.

90% of my friends are very close. The others are close wnough to chat with here and there.

I am not a friend whore as I only have 97 on FB.

To all the haters I say: Try to put yourself in the other guys shoes and save the childish comments.

Some of them were pretty funny though.

You may begin flaming.

Blob

Since you asked for it…

Facebook is idiotic as a concept and in execution. There’s nothing elitist or holier than thou about it, except for the people that use it and think that the world cares what they had for lunch or the fact they ‘Liked’ something. I was on Facebook for about 6-9 months back in the 2009-2010 time frame. I signed up reluctantly after refusing to do so for a long time after a friend of mine talked me into signing up as a way to share photos from events that we were going to. Before I knew it I had a whole clan of people after me for ‘Friend’ requests. That would be my high school graduating class. I didn’t give a shit about 99% of these people in high school, they didn’t give a shit about me, and I have no interest in keeping in contact with any of them. The bulk of the 60 or 70 ‘friends’ that I collected were basically people that I work with and a few acquaintances from other mutual in real life friends. I denied twice as many ‘friend’ requests as I accepted.

No, I do not care what any of these people had for dinner, no I don’t care about someone needing a bean sprout for their fake farm, no I don’t care what band you ‘Liked’, no I don’t care about your rant from a bad day at work, suck it up cupcake and deal with it, no I don’t want to see blurry pictures of drunken stupidness, no I don’t want to some shitty cell phone quality video of a concert that’s a shaky, grainy and distorted. It’s the elitist and holier than thou that feel they need to share every event, no matter how minute and minuscule in their insignificant lives with the rest of the planet. I could not deal with the constant bullshit being posted. There was way too little signal and way too much noise. And every day it seemed like I had another 2 or 3 ‘apps’ to block. I really don’t care that you made $10,000 pretend dollars in your pretend café, I will not join and I don’t want to see updates about it.

And a few other notes, Zukerberg is a creep. Half this country is all upset about the Government spying on suspected terrorists, when the government really doesn’t have to do anything, since people spill their lives on Facebook. And no, I don’t believe for a second that what your post on Facebook is secure, once it’s online, it’s public information, no matter how good you think your security settings are.

And you know what’s bullshit? Facebook’s removal policy. They make it a bitch to find the way to permanently delete your account and would rather have you deactivate it, then you have to do through some stupid questioner form and fill out a statement of why you want to leave, there’s a two week waiting period and at any point if you log in to your account during those two weeks, you have to go through the whole process again. After I submitted my removal request, I forgot to remove all of my information. Yes, I now it’s still stored on a server somewhere in California, but I wanted to remove everything anyhow. This was a couple days after I deactivated, so I had to go repeat the process again.

Facebook will never stand the test of time. In year years from now one will ever talk about Facebook and it will be a distant memory, it’s a fad. As with most things they touch on Matt and Trey hit the nail on the head with the ‘You Have 0 Friends’ episode of South Park.
»www.southparkstudios.com/guide/e···-friends
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workablob

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Well, we both can agree Trey and Matt are awesome funny

They are threatening to release a sequel to Team America.

f**K yeah!

blob
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workablob

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reply to Happydude32
Oh Crap. I didn't want to do it but I clicked on the South Park link. Now I can't leave until is over.

Funny sh*t.

Thanks

Blob
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Happydude32
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Yep, its an excellent episode. One of my all time favorites, its up there with the Steamcell Research episode. Another episode that is great that is tech related is 'Over Logging' in Season 12. South Park is one of the best TV shows ever.

wolfy339

join:2005-04-30
Edmonds, WA
reply to IowaCowboy
said by IowaCowboy:

said by battleop:

"Facebook is a godsend. I was able to reconnect with several old friends I thought I'd never see again"

If I've lost contact there is probably a reason behind it.

Like I said, I've been bounced from school to school. I went to three different elementary schools, two different middle schools, and two different high schools.

I was in special education and they moved the program I was in to different schools for reasons by the school district and not on my part. Spending an hour on a school bus each way is no fun at all.

There are situations like that were FB can be helpful. Heck, I would not have known about my 10yr high school reunion (about this time last year) had it not been for FB.
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reply to Happydude32
The guys have a key to that part of my brain and anytime I watch anything they have done it's like they open my head and begin poking about with a stick. Kids in the Hall are another example as are the Python crew.

If I ever need a good chortle folks like that are my remedy.

Blob
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battleop

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reply to workablob
Epic comprehension fail there....

My comment was bout the "Like I said," hence the quote.


workablob

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said by battleop:

Epic comprehension fail there....

My comment was bout the "Like I said," hence the quote.

Sorry My Friend.

I'm human. Well, sort of

Have a good weekend please.

I am now having some wine whilst getting ready land a Beach in Oke City. Virtually of course.

Then the pool.

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reply to jadinolf
said by IowaCowboy:

Facebook seems to be down right now....

said by jadinolf:

said by Johkal:

Awesome; hope it continues !


+1 to that !


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reply to Juggernaut
said by Juggernaut:

said by Johkal:

Awesome; hope it continues!

+1.

Indeed, Farcebook is so '90's, and a security nightmare.

 
And ain't THAT the truth !

FaceBORK !


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reply to Juggernaut
said by Juggernaut:

"If you lend someone $20 and never see them again, be glad."

 
I once DELIBERATELY did that, and guess what ?

It WORKED, and was well worth my investment !


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reply to IowaCowboy
said by IowaCowboy:

said by Johkal:

Awesome; hope it continues!

You must be anti Facebook.

Facebook is a godsend.

I was able to reconnect with several old friends I thought I'd never see again....

 
Hey, I 'LOST' one of my sisters due to FaceBURP !

She's not REALLY gone, but I hardly hear from her anymore, ever since she got hooked on it, and my other sister, who does use FaceBARF a bit herself (I do not, in case anyone reading was unsure of this), agrees with me on that point, and says that the best way to make the aforementioned sibling surface is to (UGH) wait for it .... yes, that's right .... post an update.

On a related topic, we're planning an intervention later this year.

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reply to Happydude32
said by Happydude32:

Since you asked for it…

Facebook is idiotic as a concept and in execution. There's nothing elitist or holier than thou about it, except for the people that use it and think that the world cares what they had for lunch or the fact they ‘Liked’ something. I was on Facebook for about 6-9 months back in the 2009-2010 time frame. I signed up reluctantly after refusing to do so for a long time after a friend of mine talked me into signing up as a way to share photos from events that we were going to. Before I knew it I had a whole clan of people after me for ‘Friend’ requests. That would be my high school graduating class. I didn’t give a shit about 99% of these people in high school, they didn’t give a shit about me, and I have no interest in keeping in contact with any of them. The bulk of the 60 or 70 ‘friends’ that I collected were basically people that I work with and a few acquaintances from other mutual in real life friends. I denied twice as many ‘friend’ requests as I accepted.

No, I do not care what any of these people had for dinner, no I don’t care about someone needing a bean sprout for their fake farm, no I don’t care what band you ‘Liked’, no I don’t care about your rant from a bad day at work, suck it up cupcake and deal with it, no I don’t want to see blurry pictures of drunken stupidness, no I don’t want to some shitty cell phone quality video of a concert that’s a shaky, grainy and distorted. It’s the elitist and holier than thou that feel they need to share every event, no matter how minute and minuscule in their insignificant lives with the rest of the planet. I could not deal with the constant bullshit being posted. There was way too little signal and way too much noise. And every day it seemed like I had another 2 or 3 ‘apps’ to block. I really don’t care that you made $10,000 pretend dollars in your pretend café, I will not join and I don’t want to see updates about it.

And a few other notes, Zukerberg is a creep. Half this country is all upset about the Government spying on suspected terrorists, when the government really doesn’t have to do anything, since people spill their lives on Facebook. And no, I don’t believe for a second that what your post on Facebook is secure, once it’s online, it’s public information, no matter how good you think your security settings are.

And you know what’s bullshit? Facebook’s removal policy. They make it a bitch to find the way to permanently delete your account and would rather have you deactivate it, then you have to do through some stupid questioner form and fill out a statement of why you want to leave, there’s a two week waiting period and at any point if you log in to your account during those two weeks, you have to go through the whole process again. After I submitted my removal request, I forgot to remove all of my information. Yes, I now it’s still stored on a server somewhere in California, but I wanted to remove everything anyhow. This was a couple days after I deactivated, so I had to go repeat the process again.

Facebook will never stand the test of time. In year years from now one will ever talk about Facebook and it will be a distant memory, it’s a fad.

As with most things they touch on Matt and Trey hit the nail on the head with the ‘You Have 0 Friends’ episode of South Park.
»www.southparkstudios.com/guide/e···-friends

 
Superb Rant - Seriously !

I wish that I had said that.

Everything negative which you stated about FB security and politics is true - and THEN some ! (IMNSHO, of course)

( And don't get me started, or the readers here may have Dueling RANTs on their hands ! )

BTW, I have no idea whether or not Zukerberg is a creep, but he is (if nothing else) a good Capitalist.

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(2) That they already HAVE !


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reply to Happydude32
said by Happydude32:

Since you asked for it…

Facebook is idiotic as a concept and in execution. There’s nothing elitist or holier than thou about it, except for the people that use it and think that the world cares what they had for lunch or the fact they ‘Liked’ something.

I keep waiting for Facebook to begin featuring a "strongly disapprove" button for things I do not like.

(Once they incorporate that, then and only then will I be willing to tell the world what I had for lunch.)
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I keep waiting for Justin to bring back the thumbs down button. Man that was a great thing!


Juggernaut
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It was. I guess too many people got all butt-hurt over it, though.


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said by Juggernaut:

It was. I guess too many people got all butt-hurt over it, though.

 
[mock sympathy]
Awwwwwwwww
[/mock sympathy]