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Discussion in 'CAD' started by Jim Thompson, Feb 18, 2005.

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  1. Oppie

    Oppie Guest

  2. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Only artificial ones ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  3. I read in that Oppie <>
    Fries attract a double health surcharge.
  4. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    My pizza place isn't quite that bad, but they know, from some
    caller-ID processing in their computer, who I am and what I ordered
    last time and my most common order.

    ...Jim Thompson
  5. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Oooops! I incorrectly read your comment as "flies", since they were
    on my mind, but I'll continue anyway...

    A woman walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around
    with a fly swatter.

    "What are you doing?" She asked.

    "Hunting Flies" He responded.

    "Oh. Killing any?" She asked.

    "Yep, 3 males, 2 Females," he replied.

    Intrigued, she asked. "How can you tell them apart?"

    He responded, "3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone."

    ...Jim Thompson
  6. I've got no problem with that, it's when they start givin or selling
    the information to other companies that it gets bad. I used an "Air
    Miles" points card at a gas station *once* about 45 minutes drive from
    home and got a flyer in the mail when that particular gas station
    renovated. My fault for voluntarily using the program, otherwise they
    would never have been able to get my address. g

    Also Amazon's site remembers what *kind* of stuff you order and offers
    you "specials" on the startup page that happen to fit into that
    category. Kind of like the bookstore owner recognizing you, what you
    like to read, and re-arranging the sale section for your benefit. Some
    might find that a bit creepy, especially if they order oddball books.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  7. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    I don't find it all that scary, but then again I'm not hiding much. ;-)
    I find it kind of neat that I can call the pizza joint and they look
    at their caller ID and say, "Hi, Rich! The usual?"

  8. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    If there are five flies on the table, and you kill two with
    one swat, how many are left?

    (see below)





    The two dead ones, of course. ;-)

  9. Chris Carlen

    Chris Carlen Guest

    Thanks to the Republicans.
    Thanks to the Democrats.
    Thanks to the Republicans.
    Thanks to the Democrats.
    Thanks to the Republicans.
    Thanks to the Democrats.
    Thanks to the Republicans.
    Thanks to the Democrats.

    It will only get worse, as long as we believe the government is the
    solution to all the problems caused by the government, and all the other
    problems too.

    A wise man once said: "If I am not the problem, there is no solution."

    Good day!
  10. The government could certainly help by passing privacy laws to prevent
    certain types of sharing of information. Most large companies will
    obey at least the letter of the law and privacy will be protected to
    at some extent.

    If there is no law against it, and there's a buck to be made, someone
    will do it, it's inevitable. Depends what kind of a world you want to
    live it. Maybe you've got nothing to hide, and you don't mind, say,
    getting approached by a dating company when your periodic household
    purchases of feminine hygiene products and cosmetics suddenly cease.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  11. I read in that Chris Carlen <
    But is that a wise dictum? Does it actually have any useful meaning?
  12. I read in alt.binaries.schematics.electronic that Spehro Pefhany
    >) about 'OT: Funny/Scary, Big Brother Watches', on
    Fri, 18 Feb 2005:
    But if you are approached by the Homicide Squad .... ?
  13. Guest

    No problem here. They don't know me from Adam.

  14. Everything that you perceive to be outside of yourself is actually a
    reflection of something inside yourself. The only way to know what's
    around you is through your perceptions, and all of your perceptions
    are inside you:


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  15. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    If that's the case, then I'd either try to run, if I had any notice, or
    I'd acquiesce (which wouldn't make me much of a martyr, since I seem to
    have zero followers), or I'd be glad that I hadn't publically bitched too
    much about Big Brother. ;-)

    Hail George!
  16. Yes, absolutely. Everything in your outer reality is a reflection of your
    inner reality.

  17. I read in that Rich The Philosophizer
    What, then, are you the reflection of that is inside me? Can I have it
    removed? (;-)
  18. Jim Douglas

    Jim Douglas Guest

    This is not the future, this is now. I am in the IT field and I am alarmed
    at what information is available.

    I recently saw a company had told it's employees to "Quit Smoking" or be
    fired, they were going to use information from physicians to assure
    compliance and on-site tests! I believe no one has the right to tell anyone
    if they should smoke or not, now he does have the right to limit smoke
    breaks during the day. What's next with this guy overweight, high-blood

    I sent an email to the owner of the company indicating that I would assist
    financially with any lawsuit brought against him. This is one step away
    from employers having access to your medical records, for example I have a
    broken back, would a company refuse employment? I have been refused
    employment due to age so I'm sure folks with cancer, kids with bad sickness,
    high blood pressure, etc would keep some companies from hiring you!
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