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Re: Location.location

Postby rolf » 05 Sep 2011, 15:10

I liked how the little globe showed a banner with "Oakland, CA", flag, and all when the west coast of USA revolved into view. :dance:

Meantime, I followed the howto, linked above, searched about:config for dom.ipc.plugins.enabled, and turned off the one of those that was on. After a restart, I don't see plugin-container in top. :dance1 Bring it!

However, "Large Visitor Map" (off-site linked page) seems to be java, which takes > 60% cpu in top. :wall:

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Re: Location.location

Postby dedanna1029 » 05 Sep 2011, 18:02

viking60 wrote:"Someone" will be able to pin point your exact location though. And if you surf with a smartphone they will be able to do so 24/7 Like with German Green party politician Malte Spitz:
He went to court and forced the German Telecom to give him his own data and put it on the Internet to make his point. Here you can see his movements for 6 months - in detail - every minute of the day.

On ANY cell phone, if you don't keep your GPS turned off, then you are liable for this yes. The problem is, most think it's the greatest thing on this earth, and it can be - if used correctly. Mine stays turned off until/if I have an emergency (and I'm talking the "dial 911 because" type, and that is only so emergency people can find me). Meh. People are stupid. Except for the ones here, of course.

As an added footnote, I can't see the globe from my cell phone. Go figure. LOL.
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Re: Location.location

Postby R_Head » 06 Sep 2011, 16:30

I do too K and also saves battery power if you do.

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Re: Location.location

Postby dedanna1029 » 10 Sep 2011, 00:03

+1
I'd rather be a free person who fears terrorists, than be a "safe" person who fears the government.
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Re: Location.location

Postby viking60 » 11 Sep 2011, 13:14

Just to add to your (understandable) paranoia here is a good one:
http://www.infosniper.net/
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Re: Location.location

Postby rolf » 11 Sep 2011, 14:14

Brain getting harder, day by day, constantly forgetting where I left something or other, what was I going to do, I can see where such would come in handy, as long as I can remember, "There's an app for that!" :berserk2

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Re: Location.location

Postby viking60 » 11 Sep 2011, 14:18

Yup I guess I should be thankful in my age too. The other day I could not find my car key. Searched the entire house and it was gone. :f
Where to search next? Google of course! And they immediately knew that I had misplaced my car key in the refrigerator. +1
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Re: Location.location

Postby rolf » 11 Sep 2011, 14:51

:dance1 :A


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