The Watering Hole, Monday, March 27, 2017: Open Thread

So, what happened since yesterday? Tell us all about it.

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About Wayne A. Schneider

I'm a Liberal, Libertarian, Atheist Humanist. I believe that though the world is a dangerous place, it can be made better if we stop dividing ourselves by how we're different from each other, and reach out to each other through what we have in common. And that is that we are all human beings on this planet. Please remember that.

14 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Monday, March 27, 2017: Open Thread

  1. The republicans are getting a closer to passing a law that allows your internet browsing history to become a commodity for sale.

    • Hmm, I wonder if there’s a new app ready to hit the market that prevents that and if so who will profit from sales of said app? I don’t trust republiscums as much as I would a blind chauffeur in a snowstorm.

      • If your ISP wants to log your surfing habits, no app can stop them, because they have to connect you to servers for the sites you go to.

        I’m still looking for an app that makes your cursor invisible to your screen unless you click on something. I’m so tired of menus that drop down in my way when I’m just traversing across the page, and that includes these Windows 10 thumbnails that jump up from the taskbar.

        • They’re going to get freaked out when they see that every website I visit for forty eight hours is Hello Kitty products and Zippy the pinhead.

    • I guess I just assumed it already was for sale. A good friend has been dealing with infidelity in her marriage. I helped her research divorce law. Husband was a little freaked out when all the ads on my browser were for divorce lawyers.

      • This brings up a real-world concern for attorneys.

        Their research is protected by the attorney-work product privilege. If there is no longer any expectation of privacy in one’s browsing history, would that make an attorney’s browsing history on sites like westlaw and lexisnexus open for discovery? If so, could then an adversary merely subpoena (or simply purchase?) such records, and thereby know all of his opponent’s research?

    • I think I’ll write an app that randomly hits pages and clicks a bunch of times on random links, just to fill their logs with junk.

  2. Quote of the day from the interwebs:

    “PUTIN IS A GENIUS. He’s done what the old Soviet Union never could, and he’s done it for a fraction of the cost; and, he’s done it by attacking our softest, and most open target, our democracy. He’s done it by hacking, bribes (political contributions, business loans) and disinformation, all the basic tools of a good KGB spy. If there were a Nobel Prize for evil, he’d get my vote. My take away: If you elect whores, you get fucked. It’s not complicated.”

  3. Paul Ryan has worked in government since he was 22, he’s never had a private sector job. Does anybody know how he managed to become a millionaire on a government salary?

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