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Oh ho ho ho.

So that one little dingleberry who has been using my email address for all kinds of garbage for about a decade has had a recent spate mostly of updated privacy policies. But he's clearly still using my email address, even after I tracked him down and told him to stop it. So today, I did a quick search on him and found what I'm 99% sure is his Twitter, where he is complaining that 'old people' accidentally tag him in their tweets.
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STOP SPYING ON ME ON TWITTER, OLD WOMAN!
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Oh ho ho. (I saw this yesterday, and I'm pretty sure the description was something about confused old people, which is reflected in the comments.)


Granted, the rest of the questions are pretty weird and bad, but the very first one, despite the plodding clown music, is legitimate. The only possible misunderstanding there is that the number of data points will vary from person to person. They're generally just marketing demographics that could be applied, so not every one is applied to every person unless you think of each one as a toggle or something.

Zuckerberg is just pretending not to know what data categories she's talking about in order to evade the question, but apparently, that's effective, because CNN and a bunch of YouTube commenters think that data modeling is some product of some feeble old person's misunderstanding of technology, and we are fucking DOOMED.

How do people even think that these things work? It's not even that they don't know. That's fine and understandable. It's that they're super-confident that just because they haven't heard of it, it's crazy and wrong.
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Sweet Moses "data modeling" is as old as supermarkets themselves at least. What do they think all those savings cards are?
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What do they think all those savings cards are?
Socialism?
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I showed my great nephew an old PS2 mouse - the sort with a ball inside. He couldn't understand how we ever managed to survive using such ancient technology.

And I explained to him how an optical mouse works - essentially using a tiny camera to watch how the surface underneath it "moves" - but he doesn't believe that. "It works on a white sheet of paper.", he said, "How could it possibly tell the difference between one part of the paper and another?"

He seems quite content with his own explanation that the mouse operates using some sort of technology he doesn't know about - but rejects my explanation as "ridiculous."

I think he may have a great future in sales, management, the law, banking, or advertising.
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Or politics.
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