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  • Why You Should Learn To Stop Worrying And Love Facebook [View article]
    > and the number of fake accounts is likely to be quite small.

    Disagree with this; the easiest way to see what others see of yourself is to create a false account - one a 'friend', one not. These username/passwords are often forgotten, so new accounts are made every few months (easier than remembering whatever created fake-email you create as its forgotten that too!)

    I'm aware others (particularly historically) created false IDs as fb games require 'friends' (real of fake), and creating a false ID is easy compared to the then $3[zynga] credits needed per no-friend to skip process! FB now allow 'game-friends' without fb-friending, so this at least has reduced in frequently significantly.

    Further I distrust fb's "daily active users". I've not touched fb in over a week; yet machine besides me says I'm online @ fb. In my case only Pidgin communicator is accessing fb so people can IM me (or me them) using yahoo/gmail/hotmail/fa... Its not browser related; no logos or advertizing, newsfeeds etc, and I suspect fb count it as 'active' even though i'm viewing none of their content (browser has open only gmail.com & seekingalpha pages).
    Jun 2 03:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Apple's Current Dip To Ride Its Likely Rise To $800 [View article]
    First PC with a graphic user interface built in ? two years after the failed xerox Star [8010 system]

    1981 was release of Star - failure primarily because of cost (not unlike Lisa 1983).

    From wikipedia the Star incorporated "a bitmapped display, a window-based graphical user interface, icons, folders, mouse (two-button)" ...

    Xerox dropped idea & allowed apple & microsoft to copy features (through release into public domain); pissing off its own staff @ PARC resulting in them jumping the xerox ship & finding employment with both apple (creating lisa) & microsoft (windows).
    Sep 30 04:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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