This is not about the model T but it is about the forum.
I am in China and one of the guys at work wanted to read a paper that I wrote but I did not have a copy.
He said "No problem" and Googled my name
Was I surprised!
Numerous pages were returned with my name that included press releases, links to my papers and magazine articles, awards that I have received and some of my posts on this site.
It even included pictures of me and the T
The thing that surprised me the most was the MTFCA posts
You are being watched!!!
Google or Baidu?
Google we use a direct connection to the US
"I am the Eye in the Sky looking at you..."
Yep, this has been going on for years, probably ever since the advent of the internet. Our footprints are all over the world, everytime we click the mouse. We have two choices, either live with it, or throw the computer out the window! And even then the drones and satellites are watching us doing that! We only think we're living free.
Yep makes me want to go out and moon the satellites!
I think I will outline a big middle finger with fertilyzer in the yard next spring so the government can get a grasp of how I feel when they look down on me!
Fred, That is EXACTLY why I use a handle when I post here as well as other places on the net!
So, I Googled myself. In images, 1st row I see our 61 VW crewcab and the nose of our 68 single cab. A few lines down, I saw our 26 roadster and 50 Ford F1 restomod p/u. OH, and I also read my obituary. I was a pretty nice guy :-)
Saddened to hear of your passing. I will pray for your family.
I do use my real name. The government and societal "chosen ones" have already taken everything I had of value, so if anyone wants to steal my identity, they can have it. Then they can take care of my wife and pay my bills.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Tim is correct. We have to file for taxes, have social security cards we have worked for large companies that require various clearances and it goes on and on. There isn't much that big brother doesn't know about most of us.
You guys that use Chrome are giving Google all your personal info. They sell it to everyone, and give it to the government. I may use Google as a search engine, but I refuse to 'log in' to Google to use any of its services that require a log in.
It's not just Chrome, or what we post. I am convinced that the only things Google doesn't know are those things that haven't happened yet!
Seriously, the "web crawlers" or "spiders" or whatever the codes or software are (is) called, is very capable of returning just about anything that has been put into print....even police records!
And, there are companies that are attempting to "outsearch" Google.
Lots of information out there....like it or not, others can find a lot about you.
Want to see something really cool?!!??? Type the following in a google search bar: Images of ______ . (put your first and last name in the blank) and then hit enter.
You will be amazed.......
I use Startpage.com Startpage checks Google anonymously. (It drops your identity). I search so many times a day that I have it as my home page. Startpage may not give you everything that Google does if you use G directly. But 99% of the time I find what I need.
I do find, however, that my spelling has to be near perfect or things go haywire. Even two identical letters (hastily done) in a word may cause poor results.
Bring up startpage.com and click details. There is also an option to Set as homepage.
Startpage was originally IXQUICK.com. You can set IXQUICK as your home page.
Google is everywhere.
If you don't want google to find you you'll have to pull the plug and watch TV........or something.......
You can surf using an anonymizer.......which will slow down your surfing and if you want unlimited access you'll have to pay.
That said.......an anonymizer won't keep you hidden if you post in any internet forums........or anywhere as far as that goes.
I received a post from an old flying buddy that McAffee, the internet security guru, said the web site for signing up for the new mandatory health care is an internet hacker's dream.
OH NO I feel like this!!
^ Sumting tells me you aren't that cute Fred........ ha ha
I remember those ads. We'll probably all get arrested for looking kiddie porn now, though.
Google images of yourself and you get: pictures of you; pictures you posted of other stuff; pictures of other people with your name; lots of pictures having nothing to do with you, anybody with your name, or anything else.
Thanks, Fred, for posting that cute Coppertone ad.
With todays political correctness running amuck, Demorats, if given the chance, would accuse Republicans of ponography.
Dick Cheney says that 0bat couldn't find his behind with both hands.
eBay has some other Coppertone ads. http://www.ebay.com/bhp/vintage-coppertone-ad
Eugene, you believe Dick Cheney the draft dodger who accused Iraq of having WMD?
I respect all young men who faced the Vietnam era draft, except those draft dodgers who later sent other soldiers to their deaths.
Draftee USArmy 1965-7.
You mean like Bill Clinton? Or perhaps every other democrat in the House and Senate?
Ralph, As one of those young Vietnam era enlistees (I had to. My draft number was 339), yours is one of those posts I typed a long response to then after reading it said, "Naaaaaaaah!" Why ruin a good thread with more politics. Whatever our differences politically, we love and served the same country. Thank you for your service, brother.
Sgt. USMC (Veteran)
Those were frantic times after 9-11, Royce, and nearly everybody was bullied into supporting that illegal war. Read the ORIGINS of those statements in context, especially Byrd and Kerry in 2002. It reads quite differently. A half dozen Congress Critters is not every Democrat.
Cheney always (wrongly) tied Saddam to 9-11, by inference if not directly. Probably the majority of Americans thought destroying Iraq was avenging for 9-11. It was left to President Obama to give the command to invade an ally and pull the trigger on Osama bin Laden.
Thank you, Jim.
Actually Ralph, they were times when President George Bush followed the letter of law and asked Congress to give him permission to enforce United Nations sanctions. President Bush asked the members of Congress to research the intelligence carefully and to vote for what they felt was right. Those members of Congress were NOT asked to vote for something they had not read. Those members of Congress were not rushed. Those members of Congress did vote nearly unanimously, as a bipartisan group, entirely in favor of enforcing sanctions against Iraq.
Contrast that time of bipartisan statesmanship with the acrimonious bully pulpit of the current president. He forced members of his party to vote into law a totally dysfunctional health care law. He ignored Congress and invaded Libya, then ignored pleas for help from our Libyan ambassador when the embassy was overrun by Al Quaeda operatives who the current president was supporting the week previous. He ignored the situation, then has his entire cabinet lie about the matter.
Does the book "1984" come to mind?
The new world? If they are watching me they'll
change the channel real quick, and if I gotta go
whether on a back tire or on the shop side or
tree whats so interesting with that? Sooo for all the fence veiwers watch me on a lawnmower. And I
hate lawnmowers raking leaves? NO thats what the winds for............
My wife, (PhD with specialty in domestic violence) reminds me that there are unintended consequences to almost everything we do.
I should have thought about her statement before starting this post!
And should have realized that it would take a left and right turn.
BTW - Royce is right - again
There is a big difference in how things are handled by the White House today than in the past.
(Just the humble opinion from a hard working guy in the "Live Free or Die" state.)
As long as this has gone so far, thanks to a single statement quoting Cheney, I'll drift it more.
You guys seem to hate Obama for unimportant reasons. I dislike Obama for the Bu$h programs he's continued, like NSA spying, torture, and the surge in Afghanistan. He also loved Summers, the same Goldman Sacks ilk that has been ruining the economy and raiding the Treasury ever since Clinton, and maybe before. While the Republicons kept Clinton busy lying about Monica, they got Glass-Steagel repealed, which had protected us from the banksters. We're in even greater danger today of a repeat of 2008.
Bu$h wanted to be a War President, and he got it. Obama wanted healthcare for everybody, and will end up with a little progress.
Just like Bu$h's Medicare Part D was a gift to big Pharma, Obamacare is a gift to the insurance companies. It has some good features, however, like no more denial for prior conditions. That part applies to everybody, I believe. What we need is Medicare for everybody, paid in according to age. Medicare has about a 3% overhead, a small fraction of what the fat insurance companies have received.
What nobody in either party is talking about is the Pork Barrel squander on the Military. The F-22 was a $Trillion program, and the F-35 could total $1.5 Trillion. That's 1/6 of our national debt. Where's the enemy?
Those are total program costs. The F-22 has hardly fired a shot in anger, and has had lots of problems. Due to a software glitch, a pilot was trapped in one for 7 hours.
They finally cut the $80,000 canopy with a chainsaw. The Navigation systems on the first two that were deployed to Guam got lost at the Intl. date line. Pilots have had serious hypoxia problems in them. That is supposedly fixed. The final cost for them was $160 Million each. We don't have an enemy worthy of their cost. We used F-15s or F-16s over Libya last year.
The F-35 is in small danger of being cancelled. The software is 8 years behind schedule, and their cost has grown from $80 Million each to $160 Million each. I caught a Lockheed VP defending it on CSPAN recently. Lockheed has jobs in every congressional district, so they get backing.
Obamacare software flop shouldn't be so unexpected in light of the above two programs.
Congress votes more than the military wants. We have 2500 tanks parked in the desert, and they are spending big $$ to upgrade them. Will we need those in another war with Grenada or Germany?
The Mafia apparently has their hand in it, too. The last of the brand new C-27J are going straight from the factory in Italy to Tucson for "storage" with the rest of them the USAF has parked. You can read about that turkey on http://fireaviation.com/2013/10/09/air-force-transfers-c-27js-to-boneyard/ . The USAF didn't want more than the 100 C-17 they have, so Boeing "sold" a half dozen to India, to keep jobs in SoCalif.
A $2.1 Billion B-2 crashed on takeoff from Guam after a heavy rain in 2008, due to a few cc of water in the air data sensors. You can find that one on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andersen_Air_Force_Base_B-2_accident . At least the B-2 has done some good. They dropped 5 bombs on the ChiCom embassy in Kosovo. I caught a documentary on the B-2 on Smithsonian channel last week, and they conveniently failed to mention the crash in Guam, or the program cost.
We spend more on our military than the next dozen nations - combined. Bill Maher was ragging last week on the military being nothing but a jobs program. He mentioned the C-27J, but failed to note it is made in Italy.
If we need a jobs program, what could it do?
What do you think of killing US Citizens abroad with drone strikes?
Ralph, You've got a lot of T experience, but differing social/political views that I usually just ignore, but, I met a waitress on my way home from Hershey who was all excited about finally being able to get health insurance, even though she was a diabetic. Guaranteed insurability for pre-existing conditions! Her premiums were going to be almost $400/mo, but, her deductible was $13,800.00/year. May be ok in SoCal, but back east, most waitresses can't afford that deductible. This thread is doing nothing ..."to promote Model T hobby", so it has no place here.
Well said Mike --
Hey Ralph, Here's the Elephant's rebutthole to your last post. :-)
Those are ugly numbers, Mike. They claim to subsidize costs for people on waitress wages. I wonder if that amounts to anything? I'm just glad to have Medicare, as my pension from one of the most profitable companies in the US dropped our medical two years ago.
Oh, what you think of me is none of my business...