If a Tree Falls on Soul Strut

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  • foefoe turo de la peira 189 Posts
    DOR said:
    Raj is sleeping.

    Must Boogie.



    yes!
    thank you, i needed this in my life yesterday
    DOR

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,736 Posts
    foe said:
    DOR said:
    Raj is sleeping.

    Must Boogie.



    yes!
    thank you, i needed this in my life yesterday

    Oh sh!t this is Tom Noble related!?



    This mix is my go to for the rider mower steez:

    foebillbradleyDOR

  • JimsterJimster The Cruffiton liveth. 6,554 Posts
    SPlDEY said:
    Why should people Soul Strut as opposed to Facebook nowadays?
    Also... As of today I am deleting myself slowly out of fb because I took the time to read this:

    http://www.salimvirani.com/facebook/

    "When the product is free, *you* are the merchandise".

    Seriously, by simply continuing to use fb you consent to them selling pretty much everything you browse or type.  FB Folls can always find me here or on Instagram.  It really has exceeded its usefulness for me.

    BTW they don't make it easy for you to delete everything in one go.  You need to install Chrome and use Facebook Post Manager.  And make sure to delete your account, not suspend it.

    dukeofdelridgeDORdj_cityboy

  • foefoe turo de la peira 189 Posts
    blasting this at work. no complaints

  • Place is like that giant sleeping Buddah. (It is happening everywhere though.)

    Cummon cocksuckers!

    If I am 64 and don't really care for 95% of the music posted on the OLD, populous Strut well then.....you can do better.


    Stop stumble-sucking  that somniferous soma buzz and get posting!
    RAJ

  • DORDOR Two Ron Toe 9,873 Posts
    Jimster said:
    SPlDEY said:
    Why should people Soul Strut as opposed to Facebook nowadays?
    Also... As of today I am deleting myself slowly out of fb because I took the time to read this:

    http://www.salimvirani.com/facebook/

    "When the product is free, *you* are the merchandise".



    I've been recently freaked out by fb...

    I thought it was just if I had the fb app or their messenger app on my phone. But it now starting to look like I don't even need it on my phone.

    Want to be freaked out? Login into FB and go to settings and on the left go to Ads and then Ads based on my preferences/Visit ad preferences.

    Start looking through your Interest and also the sections under Advertisers...

    I was pretty sure fb was picking things off the phone mic. Not just things I was taking about with people. But even ads playing off my TV.

    Anyways, the other day I log into fb to check if anything new has shown up after having the apps deleted from my phone and usually there has been nothing, but this time there was. It was Maldives. Which is fucked up because the subject has never come up ever in my convos or anything I've looked up on the net or come across. But a week ago we had friends over who were telling us about their vacation there. Then I realized that my wifes phone was on the table and she has both the fb app & messenger on her phone and I'm pretty sure that because we're tied together on fb as married, it added it to my fb ad preferences.

    This is how everything will be. Your phone, TV, fridge. The mics will pickup audio around and be tied into ads.

    I'm a super huge tech geek. But looking to retire away from technology might be a wise choice.
    RAJDuderonomydukeofdelridgedj_cityboy

  • JimsterJimster The Cruffiton liveth. 6,554 Posts
    This ^^^.

    I too am a tech geek for a living, so it's kind of interesting to see how this kind of data mining can be spun into "Adding value" to your life, in the form of "Why google trips to the Maldives?  We already did that for you.  We took the liberty of pre-booking a room on your anniversary too, so you don't miss out.  Here are some suggestions for her anniversary present... She didn't like the one last year, she cussed it to her girls on messenger.  By the way, we know you go to the client in place x today, so here's the weather and traffic there.  You'll need to fill up too, your car has 1/4 tank left. "

    But at the same time, think about how banks will calculate your credit rating based on how much you blow on sweets and fireworks on Amazon.  Your credit rating or postcode already determines where some places put your phone calls in their answering queue - if they pick up at all.

    Or how insurers will quote you on life plans when they know you've been buying hella beer and vitamin suppliments for years or moaned about your mum's alcoholism or how the car insurance man will feel about you chatting about maxing out your whip or why you talked about all those undeclared modifications, or mailing your wife relationship advice as it knows you've been visiting the old "One-handed surfing" websites. 

    It can hear you gurning one out every night and knows you last about three minutes.  How about some discount Kleenex and herbal viagra?  "Honest dear, don't leave, it was just snoring!!!"  Few years, it'll be knocks on the door from the five-oh wondering why you are NOT signing up for this shit.  WHAT ARE YOU HIDING etc.?

    I take fairly good measures to mitigate fraud, phishing, viruses etc. but I think we are out of our leagues as individuals pitted with the wits and legal departments of the big internet presences.  With great power, etc.  The Ts&Cs of what they can do are unpoliced and are now so far-reaching that it's time to start switching at least some of it off for our own good.

    Folls might feel it is the case in this day and age, but social media and the voluntary/involuntary information-nudity it entails, isn't compulsory.

    YET.

    Meanwhile, in another tab, I am watching Chrome kill off all my FB content.  Every like, comment, share for the last 10 years.  FB are notoriously cagey about their API (as it is their entire financial steez) so the process is slow, even when automated.  Taking about an hour per year and I'm not a big sharer...
    dukeofdelridge

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,736 Posts
    Jimster said:
    This ^^^.

    Or how insurers will quote you on life plans when they know you've been buying hella beer 
    This ^^^.

    In PA, they are FINALLY getting beer in grocery stores, but you got to have a license for them to scan.    Like 70 year old getting carded and shit.  No doubt that info will get passed on at some point to data miners.


    dukeofdelridge

  • SPlDEYSPlDEY Vegas 3,371 Posts
    RAJ said:
    SPlDEY said:
    Why should people Soul Strut as opposed to Facebook nowadays?
    <rant>

    I know I'm biased but I've always liked the anonymity and the simplicity of forum based "mom and pop" web sites. It has a much more community feel to me... rather than doing all my shopping at Walmart.  

    </rant>
    Good analogy man. I certainly hope Soul Strut can continue to thrive as I've learned about so much music from this place. Anyways, all the best to you and your family bro. 

    - Diego
    RAJ

  • JimsterJimster The Cruffiton liveth. 6,554 Posts
    RAJ is harvesting our data to market a Nerdotron 3000™ DJ app.

    I for one welcome our new overlord etc.
    DuderonomyRAJ

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,565 Posts
    DOR said:
    Jimster said:
    SPlDEY said:
    Why should people Soul Strut as opposed to Facebook nowadays?
    Also... As of today I am deleting myself slowly out of fb because I took the time to read this:

    http://www.salimvirani.com/facebook/

    "When the product is free, *you* are the merchandise".



    Anyways, the other day I log into fb to check if anything new has shown up after having the apps deleted from my phone and usually there has been nothing, but this time there was. It was Maldives. Which is fucked up because the subject has never come up ever in my convos or anything I've looked up on the net or come across. But a week ago we had friends over who were telling us about their vacation there. Then I realized that my wifes phone was on the table and she has both the fb app & messenger on her phone and I'm pretty sure that because we're tied together on fb as married, it added it to my fb ad preferences.

    Wait a sec, what if your dinner guests had mentioned on Facefuck that they were going to visit you/your wife, and knowing that the guests had been to the Maldives....

    ehh, I dunno. In the section for "People you might know" it linked me to a man I have ZERO connection with online, and almost zero in the real world. But facefuck knew. However they made the connection must've been very covert.

  • JimsterJimster The Cruffiton liveth. 6,554 Posts
    It suggested my ex as a "Person I Might Know".

    We have had no contact for almost 20 years now.  We share (as far as I know) no mutual friends.

    PUT ME OFF MY STROKE, SO IT DID.

  • kalakala 3,348 Posts
    I had opened a FB acct to check DJ sheep's pics from one of his trips....This was back when u needed an invite
    I saw shit go south so fast that I never fuck with that big bro matrix clobber

  • 2004, in college, I joined facebook cause you can put in your classes and it'll show you other people who are in them without having to ask for their emails or dorm phones or whatever beforehand, ask for notes from missed classes etc.

    2017 I'm reading 3+ degree-separated strangers' endorsements of a shed manufacturing company's corporate page, the ultra dregs of "shit if you overheard in person you would think is the boringest conversation possible" meme-generator posts written by people who make 13k/yr doing 70hrs a week putting impact font banners on upper and lower margins of 16:9 videos and go home wondering why they wanna shoot themselves, bragging life milestones from people I haven't spoken to in years, targeted ads that have evidently analyzed photos I'm tagged in for hair loss, mixed with the occasional thought, personal news or opinion of someone I actually value.

    at least this shit, and the systems, nay, entire economies that are built around it, won't last our lifetimes.

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,565 Posts
    Jimster said:

    Meanwhile, in another tab, I am watching Chrome kill off all my FB content.  Every like, comment, share for the last 10 years.  FB are notoriously cagey about their API (as it is their entire financial steez) so the process is slow, even when automated.  Taking about an hour per year and I'm not a big sharer...
    Could you post an idoit'n'foll's step-by-step guide? I want off teh book.
    kicks79

  • JimsterJimster The Cruffiton liveth. 6,554 Posts
    Jimster said:

    Meanwhile, in another tab, I am watching Chrome kill off all my FB content.  Every like, comment, share for the last 10 years.  FB are notoriously cagey about their API (as it is their entire financial steez) so the process is slow, even when automated.  Taking about an hour per year and I'm not a big sharer...
    Could you post an idoit'n'foll's step-by-step guide? I want off teh book.
    Will PM.  Want to make sure it actually does what it says.

  • dukeofdelridgedukeofdelridge urgent.monkey.mice 2,441 Posts
    It really is insane. And most people don't seem to care. The phone addiction is real, and facilitates all this shit. We have changed the human race, and not for the better. I truly believe we've entered into a symbiotic relationship with these phones: if a Martian biologist (new concept album) showed up and looked around, would he not agree? We provide electricity and info flow in exchange for endorphin boost / hive connectivity / whatever the fuck these things give us. We are never separated. We are one with the machines.
    Today is Saturday, the day I turn off my phone. This confuses people, and has cost me some friendships. Think about that! 
    Be seeing you.
    Duderonomycove

  • deezleedeezlee 298 Posts
    I have a fb book account for web work but it has no "friends".
    i have the FB apps on my phone.
    When I text someone that is not in my contacts, fb suggests then to me as a friend the next day.

    It came in handy when I got ripped off (Craigslist car drama). Dude tried to disappear cause I only had his number and first name.

    I I texted him and he fronted like I had the wrong number but the next day Facebook was like: "do you know..." With his name. I clicked the link and not only got his name, employers name, friends etc., but it also gave me access to his wall where he had posted photos of our car that he didn't finish paying for!

  • JimsterJimster The Cruffiton liveth. 6,554 Posts
    ...if a Martian biologist (new concept album)
    httpsimages-nassl-images-amazoncomimagesI917xz1Wo17L_SY355_jpg
    Pretty good album, dude pays dues to Don Blackman in proper style.
    dukeofdelridge

  • dukeofdelridgedukeofdelridge urgent.monkey.mice 2,441 Posts
    Jimster said:
    ...if a Martian biologist (new concept album)
    httpsimages-nassl-images-amazoncomimagesI917xz1Wo17L_SY355_jpg
    Pretty good album, dude pays dues to Don Blackman in proper style.
    Holy shit! Tried to flex on some superscientifical future philosophy singularity 101 and got str9 SORVT! No place I'd rather get reassuringly patted on the head though: soulstrut reveals the little dude-ism in everything we do. I gotta hear it. OR HAVE I ALREADY AND IT'S ALL A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX OMG

    srslytho wtf

  • sticky_dojahsticky_dojah New York City. 2,133 Posts
    HELLO.

  • DORDOR Two Ron Toe 9,873 Posts


  • ageage 1,130 Posts
    Hello, Soulstrut.

    Might not post much, but I make the rounds.

    Orale!
    RAJ

  • foefoe turo de la peira 189 Posts
    facebook still have manual checks of pictures so i doubt they are listening to your phone yet. on the phone you do give them access to your mail and through that they suggest everyone you have been in contact with since forever. they have definitely not gotten as far as some of you are afraid they have, yet. they check what the friends you recently been talking to are doing and post that shit for you. and you got the red car theory.


  • I think we can do this Raj... Bringin' it back.


    Duderonomy

  • JimsterJimster The Cruffiton liveth. 6,554 Posts
    foe said:
    facebook still have manual checks of pictures so i doubt they are listening to your phone yet. on the phone you do give them access to your mail and through that they suggest everyone you have been in contact with since forever. they have definitely not gotten as far as some of you are afraid they have, yet. they check what the friends you recently been talking to are doing and post that shit for you. and you got the red car theory.

    They can and do.  It depends on your privacy settings.

    Read it.  http://www.salimvirani.com/facebook/

    • They have and continue to create false endorsements for products from you to your friends - and they never reveal this to you.
    • When you see a like button on the web, Facebook is tracking that you’re reading that page. It scans the keywords on that page and associates them to you. It knows much time you spend on different sites and topics.
    • They read your private messages and the contents of the links you send privately.
    • They’ve introduced features that turn your phone’s mic on – based on their track-record changing privacy settings, audio surveillance is likely to start happening without your knowledge.
    • They can use face recognition to track your location through pictures , even those that aren’t on Facebook. (Pictures taken with mobile phones have time, date and GPS data built into them.)
    • They’ve used snitching campaigns to trick people’s friends into revealing information about them that they chose to keep private.
    • They use the vast amount of data they have on you, from your likes, things you read, things you type but don’t post, to make highly accurate models about who you are – even if you make it a point of keeping these things secret. There are statistical techniques, which have been used in marketing for decades, that find correlating patterns between someone’s behaviour and their attributes. Even if you never posted anything, they can easily work out your age, gender, sexual orientation and political views. When you post, they work out much more. Then they reveal it to banks, insurance companies, governments, and of course, advertisers.






  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,565 Posts
    WhatsApp too (Facebook bought it)

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/13/whatsapp-backdoor-allows-snooping-on-encrypted-messages

    I have Telegram but few of my contacts use it.

  • RAJ said:
    I got facebook and it's funny to say but I think there's less genuine engagement even on SS's quieter times. I hit waxidermy as well. Facebook seems like a place to floss boring life milestones or promote gigs you want friends to come represent at but not a good place for focused shit talking or legit discussion. Being organized around a common interest helps I think. 

    I agree.  90% of my strut friends don't post on there any more and for the 10% Herm and Gary make up for it.


    I couldn't remember my password and I'm not sure what email address is associated with the account to reset it.


    IRONY: I created a new account using FACEBOOK.


    Hi!

    RAJDuderonomyketandollar_bin

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,736 Posts
    Dizzy Bull!
    dollar_bin

  • I had a flashback to 5th grade collecting Garbage Pail Kids when this song came on the radio last night:


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