zombeck

Freelance Writer

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Facebook Patents Technology That Could Allow Banks And Businesses to Discriminate Based on Social Connections

Facebook, the website everyone and their sister, brother, cousin, uncle, and friends you didn't even know you had is a member of just secured a patent on Tuesday that could help filter spam and offensive content and improve searches. Isn't that great? Less spam and no more nude pics, Obama monkey memes, and tea-billy racist outbursts, but there's more. A lot more and it's not good. The technology could also allow lenders to use a borrower's social network to determine whether he or she is a good credit risk. Let that sink in.

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GOP Sets New Bar for Disgusting Rhetoric

When I was a kid I liked to see how far I could push my teachers, parents, friends, church minister, and girlfriends with the things I'd say. I'd say outrageous things to get a reaction. I've done the same thing in my marriage trying to get a rise out of my wife. In nearly all the cases, I've had to take it up a notch, as the people around me became immune to my comments, or simply started to ignore them.

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