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Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« on: April 21, 2012, 10:08:46 pm »
With some people, I have to wonder.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/facebook-police-gas-siphoning-764512

APRIL 18--A Kentucky man is facing a misdemeanor rap after he siphoned gasoline from a police car, a theft that came to the attention of cops after the perp posted a Facebook photo memorializing the crime.

As seen in the above photo (click to enlarge), as Michael Baker, 20, was swiping the gas last month from a Jenkins Police Department squad car, he made sure to flip the bird as his girlfriend snapped a picture.

After obtaining a copy of the photo (which began circulating in Jenkins) police arrested Baker Monday evening for theft by unlawful taking, according to an arrest warrant, which alleges that he “stole gas from a Jenkins City Police Cruiser” and then “posted a picture of his theft on facebook.”

Baker, pictured in the mug shot at right, is scheduled to be arraigned today in Letcher County District Court.

While the siphoning photo has been removed from his Facebook page, Baker yesterday updated his 380 friends on his legal problems. “just got out of jail,” he wrote in one post, adding later that “yea lol i went too jail over facebook.” Responding to a friend who had not seen the image before it was yanked, Baker assured, “yea lol u would just have to seen it it was funny as hell tho.” (1 page)

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 11:09:31 pm »
I think it is more that there are loads of idiots that use Facebook.
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 05:07:52 pm »
Stephen, see why I said your being on facebook lowered you in my opinion? 

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 12:10:56 pm »
I have a tested (1997) IQ  of 167 and don't have or even want a Facebook account as I cannot see the point of it at all....

I've noticed that extremely vacuous people seem to spend a lot of time involved with Facebook to the point of obsession and suffer from some sort of idiotic delusion that they don't exist unless they are on Facebook.

I'm not sure if they were vacuous and shallow individuals before or bacame so afterwards.

I have enough real friends in the world without having to pretend that I have hundreds of pretend "friends" on Facebook.

To paraphrase God's advice message to Horrace Wimp in ELO's 1978 song "The Ballad Of Horrace Wimp",

"Facebook Users.... Go Out And Get Yourself a Life.... You Can Do It....".

« Last Edit: May 24, 2012, 12:34:21 pm by Panzergranate »
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 02:01:44 pm »
I don't have a Facebook account either, don't see the point in it.

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 02:22:24 pm »
I think most are under the impression its totally private(Within their circle of friends) when it isnt lol, not necessarily lowering of the IQ
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 02:28:03 pm »
Stephen, see why I said your being on facebook lowered you in my opinion? 

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LOL, I have fun with it. I'm able to keep in touch with my grand kids, as they are always on, and I ran into two cousins I haven't seen in a number of years. One of which, would half the time be an international call to make, where as Face Book is free to chat with him.

Add in the insider stuff with Dyna.nets face book page, I find it kind of nice. Now the one thing I don't do, is all those stupid, hijack your computer <enterwhatever>ville games they have. Another thing I like, is say Newegg. I get daily updates when something is on sale via them, amazon, etc. etc. Nice if one saves pennies.

Does it get silly at times? sure it does. My Grandson who is 16, just the other day said, he shocked himself with a power cord, and his right hand was numb. So I told him "Dude, you can not hook up a Fleshlight to 110, stop trying. "It caught him so off guard, that we had a big laugh over it.

So silly , sure, But if something brings a smile to ones face, why the hell not. (As long as it's not illegal of course.)

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 06:40:52 am »
I'm asking this question....

When all cars sold in the world have anti-fuel shiponing baffles in the filler pipe, how come these police cars apparently don't??

In the EU it is mandatory on all new cars and vans since the 1990's so how come not in the US??

It is also possible to fit them and locking fuel caps so once again how come the Police car didn't have one fitted??

Aren't the Police meant to encourage crime prevention??

Somehow it wouldn't surpirse me if the precinct that owns the cop car has a Facebook account as well....

 
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 08:41:04 am »
Not related to siphoning gas, but one night I was passing a cop on the interstate driving his Chevy Tahoe. He was all over the place. As I passed, I noticed that he was on his swing-over laptop. I figured, ok, that's excusable, he is probably trying to find a location for a call, it is part of his job. Then I noticed the royal blue stripe at the top of the screen with his picture at the left. The cop was driving at 65mph through a city in an SUV while updating his facebook!
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 06:12:38 pm »
I'm asking this question....

When all cars sold in the world have anti-fuel shiponing baffles in the filler pipe, how come these police cars apparently don't??

In the EU it is mandatory on all new cars and vans since the 1990's so how come not in the US??

It is also possible to fit them and locking fuel caps so once again how come the Police car didn't have one fitted??

Aren't the Police meant to encourage crime prevention??

Somehow it wouldn't surpirse me if the precinct that owns the cop car has a Facebook account as well....

 

Notice the size of his siphon hose. It probably had to be that small to get past the baffle. Squad cars would automatically have the required baffles since they are just heavy duty versions of private vehicles.
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2012, 07:15:19 pm »
Stephen, see why I said your being on facebook lowered you in my opinion? 

 :laugh:

BASTARD!!!

LOL, I have fun with it. I'm able to keep in touch with my grand kids, as they are always on, and I ran into two cousins I haven't seen in a number of years. One of which, would half the time be an international call to make, where as Face Book is free to chat with him.

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Just don't talk to blondes too.  A study proved that talking to them lowers your IQ. 
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 07:26:17 pm »
I'm in luck there. Not too many Cherokee blonds, or on my wives side, Italian Blondes.

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 07:39:38 pm »
I had a running gag with the HR woman at my old job about not speaking to her because of that study.  She really got annoyed when I pointed out how appropriate the Word for Dummies book she had on her desk was.  :)  She kept her dummies books hidden after that.   

She is actually quite smart and very nice but I wouldn't tell her that

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2012, 11:13:53 pm »
yes :police:  . memebers feel smarter cause they think the freinds give a crap about them and their issues, FACTS most public dont care at all. The real stupid thing is most post All their info names dates and more where the issue of id theft can be easy.  But these days i guess thats ok. :laugh:
No bad on facebook though i have an account and posted stupid shiAt.  :)
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2012, 03:20:33 pm »
The answer is yes.
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2012, 12:56:39 pm »
I have noticed that people with below average IQ's (100 is the agreed rating for average) have a fondness for using the word "LIKE" in their conversations, sometimes half a dozen to a dozen times in a single sentence.

"LIKE" is word that even the extremely stupid can spell which is why it seems to be the popular choice.

Folks with limited mental agility and suspect abilities also tend to use "Kid's Speak".

Kid's Speak words, which are cute when uttered by an under 8 but sound stupid when used by a grown adult are "Spelled" instead of "Spelt", "Misspelled" instead of "Mispelt", "Worster" instead of "Worst" and "Funner" instead of "More Fun".

Some of you probally have alread noticed that Microsoft Spell Checker wrongly uses "Misspelled" instead of "Mispelt" thus confirminf what a growing majority of folks believe about Microsoft programmers....

So next time you hear somebody using Kid's Speak or "Like" in every sentence they utter, just remember that not everybody can be as smart as you....

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2012, 03:01:19 pm »
<snickers> Panzer said "confirminf"

J/K ya bro.

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2012, 07:17:14 pm »
Absolute proof that Facebook does indeed lower your IQ:

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2012, 12:29:06 am »
Now wait a second, that was long before Facebook was even thought of! Like back in the "I'm gonna Eat Dirt, if the next patch isn't out" days.

I'll have you know, My IQ was low , looooong before Facebook!

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2012, 01:12:56 am »
Speaking of Facebook... anyone been watching Facebook's stock since the IPO Last week?  It's downright hilarious to see how badly mis-managed the companies public debut was.  A stock that was expected to soar into the stratosphere, barely hanging on to its initial asking price.  It's up a buck-oh-three, at this point.  Market's closed Monday, usually means either a big sell-off or no movement as no one wants to be holding on to something that's overvalued over a long weekend.
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2012, 03:10:49 am »
It's gonna be interesting to say the least, on the Social Media front. Esp. now that Google and Motorola are in cahoots. I can see them really pushing a mobile version of Google Plus.

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2012, 01:25:21 pm »
Now wait a second, that was long before Facebook was even thought of! Like back in the "I'm gonna Eat Dirt, if the next patch isn't out" days.

I'll have you know, My IQ was low , looooong before Facebook!

Stephen

But had it bottomed out yet?
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2012, 01:26:54 pm »
Now that it is publicly traded the major shareholders can pressure for unlimited data mining for profit. 
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« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2012, 11:56:58 pm »
Now that it is publicly traded the major shareholders can pressure for unlimited data mining for profit.


Its normal is it NOT?  I dare anyone to tell me that Dynaverse  has not USED data from members to enhance or embarrace the theme?
 Data shared can make one theme worthy  as SFC one must share that data or it will be lost in global corp data.
 Tec and theme whatever data is either shared or riped thats the code of # $

I Dare say its time for the puplic vote for the issues thats needed not the wanted!
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2012, 06:39:57 pm »
Now that it is publicly traded the major shareholders can pressure for unlimited data mining for profit.


Its normal is it NOT?  I dare anyone to tell me that Dynaverse  has not USED data from members to enhance or embarrace the theme?
 Data shared can make one theme worthy  as SFC one must share that data or it will be lost in global corp data.
 Tec and theme whatever data is either shared or riped thats the code of # $

I Dare say its time for the puplic vote for the issues thats needed not the wanted!

Do you think that Dynaverse is making profiles of its members data to sell as a profit making venture? 

I expect that Facebook will end by grouping together people by profiles into lists and selling those lists and the associated data to other companies.  The data is not theirs it belongs to the people it is about. 
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2012, 09:05:32 pm »
A man accused of actual bodily harm made the national new in the UK last month. During his trail he boasted on his Facebook account that he figured that he'd "Got Away With It".

Unfortunately for him the court saw his Facebook "confession" and he had to change his plea to guilty.

That evening, the day before sentencing, he added more to his Facebook page by insulting the judge presiding bover the case.

The next day he had to appologise to the judge and the court. His lawyer asked for some leniency over the contempt of court charges as his client was, quote, "thought process challenged", which is the politically correct expression for extremely thick and retarded.

I think that this recent event proves the question posed by the thread....

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« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2012, 02:11:04 am »


Do you think that Dynaverse is making profiles of its members data to sell as a profit making venture? 


I did not say that ! But data has been used to enhance or filter , whatever its used without the knollage of the members!
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« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2012, 02:27:17 pm »
Do you think that Dynaverse is making profiles of its members data to sell as a profit making venture? 


I did not say that ! But data has been used to enhance or filter , whatever its used without the knollage of the members!

Which is totally different from selling it to 3rd parties without your knowledge or consent. 
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« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2012, 11:26:17 pm »
Do you think that Dynaverse is making profiles of its members data to sell as a profit making venture? 


I did not say that ! But data has been used to enhance or filter , whatever its used without the knollage of the members!

Which is totally different from selling it to 3rd parties without your knowledge or consent.

My issue is not the sale but the collecting of data in it self?  Its not hard at all to ask members about the quality or whats wanted for a web site other than that its privacy issues !  But is there is a legal reason or a goverment issued to force that data to be collected and saved ?
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2012, 10:33:25 am »
I finally thought of a reason to like Facebook.

The more other people use it and companies use it to check up on potential employees the better chance those of us who don't use have of getting the job.   After all most people on Facebook reveal their true selves to their detriment.
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« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2012, 10:58:23 pm »
I finally thought of a reason to like Facebook.

The more other people use it and companies use it to check up on potential employees the better chance those of us who don't use have of getting the job.   After all most people on Facebook reveal their true selves to their detriment.

Companies have used this for many years why complain about face book when your own email alone is the same being looked at! 
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2012, 01:05:19 am »
Good Lord, that's dumb.

Yep, it's me doing the Blyrezilla routine where I appear out of nowhere, stomp across the city, and then disappear back into the nothingness that spawned me.  I hope everyone's doing well and I'll try to come around more often.  ;D

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2014, 07:53:39 pm »
I just found another example of the stupidity of Facebook users.  I'm at a public library and this guy is talking about how unreasonable his father is being.  Why is his father mad?  Because he sought help from a publicly gay guy on facebook for his father who was still in the closet.  Now anyone searching his name online will find he is gay.  Way to go son out your father to the world in the name of helping him.   :screwloose:
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2014, 12:42:59 pm »
Really the answer to this question is no... its just that we now know that the IQ of the average human is much lower than we anticipated.  Shine a little daylight on things and you'd be surprised at what you see.  Facebook is just a lot of daylight.  Our technological advancement is by leaps and bounds surpassing our mental advancement as humans, and in some cases, the technology is holding back our mental advancement.  Instead of doing basic addition, subtraction, even some multiplication and division in your head, everyone today seems to need a calculator.  Now with the development of things like the Google Glass, how long until people no longer even have to go to the trouble of remembering names, and birthdays?  As a society we're dependent on this technology, I wonder how many people wouldn't even be able to find their way home from work without a GPS now?
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2014, 12:57:56 pm »
A couple of years ago I had to argue with a truck driver over a delivery he wanted to make to my employers.  We weren't the correct location but his GPS said otherwise.  He didn't want to accept that someone working here knew better than the GPS.  I bet he has a Facebook page ;)
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2014, 02:33:30 pm »
At my former employer one time we shipped a product out and the next day it came back on a different truck.  I had a hard time getting the driver to understand that on the paperwork we were clearly the origin point not the destination.  When he finally did get it he asked the question "Where is Finland".   He had a hard time with that answer too. 

Why are the stupid immune to the pain they cause? 
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2014, 03:41:36 pm »
Not facebook, but these idiots decided to basejump off the freedom tower, and then post it on youtube.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140325-base-jump-arrests-one-world-trade-center/

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2014, 04:00:59 pm »

Why are the stupid immune to the pain they cause?

Reptilian thinking has served crocodilians well for eons. It will continue to serve all those enslaved by it.

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2014, 09:06:40 am »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26847366


I'm pretty sure these guys had Facebook accounts. A blow torch on a bomb casing that they weren't postive was deactivated? Seriously?


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Seven dead as war bomb explodes in Bangkok scrap yard


At least seven people were killed and 19 injured when a suspected World War Two bomb exploded in a scrap metal warehouse in the Thai capital, Bangkok.

Construction workers found the bomb and sold it, believing it was inactive.

Warehouse workers used a blow-torch to take the bomb apart and detonated it in the process, reports said.

The massive blast destroyed the shop and created a large crater. It also damaged nearby houses and started a large fire.

Thai police said that five people died at the scene.

"The warehouse workers thought the bomb was no longer active so they used a metal cutter to cut into it, causing the explosion," local police chief Virasak Foythong told the AFP news agency.

Police bomb squad chief Kamthorn Auicharoen told the Associated Press news agency that it was "likely this is a bomb dropped from a plane during World War II".


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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2014, 09:44:43 am »
Or, there are just stupid people out there.  :laugh:

Hey, did y'all know "we" have a FB page?
https://www.facebook.com/pages/DynaverseNet/153228018072175?ref=br_rs
Does this lower all of our IQs?

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2014, 11:02:09 am »
Stupid? These yahoos are candidates for the Darwin Award!  :D ;D

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2014, 03:15:33 pm »
Hey, did y'all know "we" have a FB page?
https://www.facebook.com/pages/DynaverseNet/153228018072175?ref=br_rs
Does this lower all of our IQs?

Explains why I've felt subpar lately. DAMN YOU FREY! (or whoever made that page).
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2014, 05:36:03 pm »
I think it works the other way around - stupid people are drawn towards more and more FB, like moths to a flame. Since you don't use it Nemesis, you're safe... as long as you resist....

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2014, 07:53:52 pm »
How can I resist when there is nothing there TO resist from my viewpoint?  Facebook has about as much appeal to me as having sex with a belt sander.  Not at all.  I'm a very private person and Facebook is the antithesis of that. 
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2014, 08:12:22 pm »
I was speaking with an acquaintance after all the NSA, corporate information farming/surveillance stuff broke and was pretty amazed at his total lack of concern or interest in the issue.

He said, "What can you do? I don't really care, I'm not doing anything illegal and I have nothing to hide."

I replied, "Neither am I, but I don't have that much I'm really interested in sharing either."

The fact that people are willing giving away the rights our ancestors fought so hard to aquire baffles me. People actually have no problem being virtually stalked everywhere they go. They actually feel less important if someone isn't keeping a constant tab on their lives.

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2014, 08:50:52 pm »
At the risk of Godwinning the thread.  The Jews had nothing to hide until someone came along that needed victims then they were easy to find. 
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2014, 11:19:26 pm »
Facebook has about as much appeal to me as having sex with a belt sander.

So, would pleasuring yourself with a spinning lathe have greater or lesser appeal to you than facebook?

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2014, 08:36:43 am »
How can I resist when there is nothing there TO resist from my viewpoint?  Facebook has about as much appeal to me as having sex with a belt sander.  Not at all.  I'm a very private person and Facebook is the antithesis of that. 

I don't see the appeal either. I do have an account but I really can't remember the last time I put something on it. I mainly use it to enter contests.

At the risk of Godwinning the thread.  The Jews had nothing to hide until someone came along that needed victims then they were easy to find. 

I don't feel that Godwin's Law really applies here with the generally polite discussions we have.
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2014, 11:37:42 am »
One of the things that I see coming with all the government collected data is profiling.  A crime will be committed and a profile of the suspect will be made on usually very limited information.  Then they will search the citizen database of detailed profiles and that will be the suspect list.  Lots more Brandon Mayfields to come.
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2014, 11:50:12 am »
Actually, I do think this is getting dangerously close to "Godwin's Law, " in that every person of Jewish heritage I know would take your comment poorly and historically inaccurate. The Jewish people had been prejudiced against, segregated, blamed and otherwise mistreated for centuries; the nazis used antisemitism to the extreme, but those hatreds were long-standing. Your statement Nemesis seems to suggest that they should have been hiding so as not to be seen; in this case, the 1930s equivalent of "staying off FB" for them would have meant not gooing to synagouge or otherwise going publlic with their beliefs.

This is supposed to be a funny "why I hate FB" thread, which I totally get. My own wife hates the thing and wants nothing to do with it, but spinning it into quasi-serious paranoia about the NSA is  a bit much. Am i worried about overreach by the NSA, as well as net neutrality? Sure. I am equally as worried by the corporate data-gathering and manipulation? Almost more so, but I think facebook, hate it or not, is really not a big concern in these issues. It's like hating a AOL chat room, who cares?

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2014, 12:11:31 pm »
I'm very much aware of the history of purges and restrictions of employment for the Jews in Europe, how they were blamed for spreading plagues.  Forced baptisms (then charged with apostasy for continuing in their own religion).  And so forth.

But censuses have for a long time been used to gather a lot more information than just how many people you have.  Want to purge the Jews just go through the census records which made it easy for the Germans.  I don't fully fill out census forms as I leave blank anything I don't think the government has a real need to know. 

Just attending the church or religious organization of your choice doesn't get  you on government lists in most countries (Germany is an exception as they have a Church tax you pay). 

Want to purge D&D players get the NSA to do a data search.  Think that left handed redheads are genetically inferior the NSA could probably get most of them for you.  Facebook and similar things are huge sources of personal data.  Probably second only to credit cards, air miles cards and the like. 

I'm against the rampant gathering of our personal data for the financial gain of companies and the prying of the government.  They buy and sell OUR data for their benefit without our willing permission.  I've had retailers for example insist that if I don't give them a phone number their is no warranty (which is not what the law says, a homeless person still gets a warranty). 

When you are a criminal suspect with enough evidence to convince a judge that you might well be guilty THEN the government can get the warrants to tap your phone etc.  Then that data should be restricted to use in investigating your alleged crimes and only accessible by the investigators who should not be in anyway connected with you. 
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #51 on: April 03, 2014, 02:13:52 pm »
Back to the topic of facebook idiocy, this criminal mastermind robbed a bank, and then posted selfies of himself on facebook, posing with the guns in the same outfit he wore while robbing the bank.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bank-robber-posts-facebook-gun-selfies-687432

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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2016, 11:09:37 am »
And now Facebook is shown to cause depression in heavy users.

Link to full article
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Re: Does having a Facebook account lower your IQ?
« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2016, 11:46:04 pm »
Sadly - almost all of Mensa has moved to bookface - forcing my hand.

I really did like Google+ when it first came out (and before it attempted to emulate its awful competitor) it was a really slick interface that allowed me to effortlessly follow the leaders in both science and science-fiction!