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What Facebook Knows About You

What Facebook knows about you everytime you visit:

  • Your IP address
  • Your location via GPS
  • The type of browser you use
  • The webpages you visit
  • When and where you took the photos or videos you post

Anyone, including people off of Facebook, can see the following information about you:

  • Name
  • Profile photo
  • Your network
  • Your username

With your username, someone can find out:

  • Your age range
  • Your location
  • Your gender

Great Quotes

It is utterly impossible, as this country has demonstrated again and again, for the rich to save as much as they have been trying to save, and save anything that is worth saving. They can save idle factories and useless railroad coaches; they can save empty office buildings and closed banks; they can save paper evidences of foreign loans; but as a class they can not save anything that is worth saving, above and beyond the amount that is made profitable by the increase of consumer buying. It is for the interests of the well to do – to protect them from the results of their own folly – that we should take from them a sufficient amount of their surplus to enable consumers to consume and business to operate at a profit. This is not “soaking the rich”; it is saving the rich. Incidentally, it is the only way to assure them the serenity and security which they do not have at the present moment

– 1933 Senate testimony of Mariner Eccles, later first chairman of Federal Reserve.

via the excellent London Banker

Great Opening Lines

“When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside of Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon”

~James Crumley, The Last Good Kiss

RIP Steve Jobs

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Text of Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement address at Stanford University.

Awlaki FBI FOIA Request

October 4, 2011

David M. Hardy
Section Chief, Record/Information Dissemination Section
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Attn: FOI/PA Request
170 Marcel Drive
Winchester, VA 22602-4843

Dear Mr. Hardy:

This letter constitutes a request (“Request”) pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. subsection 552.

I am requesting a copy of all records or information concerning ANWAR AL-AWLAKI (aka Anwar al-Aulaqi).

Mr. Awlaki was born in 1971 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was killed in Yemen on Sept. 30, 2011, according to a statement President Barack Obama made the same day. I trust the attached statement of the president will serve as the proof of death you require for this request.

Awlaki was a leader in al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and was one of the most wanted terrorists in the world. He was the subject of numerous investigations by the FBI for more than a decade.

If you deny all or any part of this request, please cite each specific exemption you think justifies your refusal to release the information and notify me of appeal procedures available under the law. I expect you to release all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material.

I look forward to your reply to this Request within twenty (20) business days as required by 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(6)(A)(i).

Thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely,

Seth Hettena

Fitness in 100 words

I’ve been getting way into fitness lately. Here’s what I’ve learned so far in about 100 words:

  1. You can change your life without changing your body. But not the other way around.
  2. You don’t need strength until you realize you don’t have it and you wish you did.
  3. Eat food that comes from living things.
  4. Don’t copy people in the gym. Most don’t know what they’re doing.
  5. Don’t just sit there.
  6. Fitness is strength, yes, but it’s also balance, flexibility, agility, power and endurance.
  7. There is no substitute for hard work.
  8. True fitness is beautiful movement. See gymnastics, dancing and martial arts.
  9. If your core is weak, you’re weak.
  10. Avoid routine. Try everything.