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Re: Data Mining
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2014, 06:44:12 am »
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/10/17/amanda_todd_suicide_did_anonymous_dox_the_wrong_guy.html

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/04/19/wrong-boy-targeted-online-witch-hunt-noisy-drummer.html


Data mining isn't bad, it's just another absolutely fucking awesome piece of tech or, rather, an awesome approach to using tech.

Some people are bad, so they do what they always do with fucking awesome tech - they use it to do retarded shit.

The "data mining is teh evil" mindset could equally be applied to science in general

Scientists stalk people?  That explains so much...

Forgive me, I thought the thread was about data mining.

I fail to see any difference between data mining and stalking, to be perfectly honest.

really? because they have two very different definitions, regardless of your personal feelings on data mining.
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Re: Data Mining
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2014, 06:49:43 am »
I get really annoyed every time an interesting conversation here is squelched because someone has a strong opinion about something tangentially related to the subject matter and proceeds to throw a wet blanket over the entire conversation by getting all morally indignant that other people want to explore a subject that doesn't meet their specific criteria of OK-ness.

I don't have a whole lot of free time these days. Interesting intellectual conversations are one of the main reasons I make time for PD. It would be nice if they were allowed to happen without some moralistic bullshit being puked all over them.
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Re: Data Mining
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2014, 06:50:02 am »
Don't know if this is quite relevant, but still a good story on data mining in general: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/02/16/how-target-figured-out-a-teen-girl-was-pregnant-before-her-father-did/

The Target statistics guy who creeped people the fuck out is a story worth studying. I think I read that in the NYT, but it's more relevant than ever:

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If we send someone a catalog and say, ‘Congratulations on your first child!’ and they’ve never told us they’re pregnant, that’s going to make some people uncomfortable,” Pole told me. “We are very conservative about compliance with all privacy laws. But even if you’re following the law, you can do things where people get queasy.
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Re: Data Mining
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2014, 04:19:34 pm »
I get really annoyed every time an interesting conversation here is squelched because someone has a strong opinion about something tangentially related to the subject matter and proceeds to throw a wet blanket over the entire conversation by getting all morally indignant that other people want to explore a subject that doesn't meet their specific criteria of OK-ness.

I don't have a whole lot of free time these days. Interesting intellectual conversations are one of the main reasons I make time for PD. It would be nice if they were allowed to happen without some moralistic bullshit being puked all over them.

Oh, geeze, no pics were even needed for such an illustrative presentation. 
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Re: Data Mining
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2014, 05:12:08 pm »
I get really annoyed every time an interesting conversation here is squelched because someone has a strong opinion about something tangentially related to the subject matter and proceeds to throw a wet blanket over the entire conversation by getting all morally indignant that other people want to explore a subject that doesn't meet their specific criteria of OK-ness.

I don't have a whole lot of free time these days. Interesting intellectual conversations are one of the main reasons I make time for PD. It would be nice if they were allowed to happen without some moralistic bullshit being puked all over them.

Oh, geeze, no pics were even needed for such an illustrative presentation.

I'm glad you've come back to tell us WHAT.
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Re: Data Mining
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2014, 05:36:35 pm »
I get really annoyed every time an interesting conversation here is squelched because someone has a strong opinion about something tangentially related to the subject matter and proceeds to throw a wet blanket over the entire conversation by getting all morally indignant that other people want to explore a subject that doesn't meet their specific criteria of OK-ness.

I don't have a whole lot of free time these days. Interesting intellectual conversations are one of the main reasons I make time for PD. It would be nice if they were allowed to happen without some moralistic bullshit being puked all over them.

Oh, geeze, no pics were even needed for such an illustrative presentation.

I'm glad you've come back to tell us WHAT.

Come back? Seriously. I wouldn't boast to be able to inform anyone of anything. All things seem apparent.
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« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2014, 05:37:55 pm »
I get really annoyed every time an interesting conversation here is squelched because someone has a strong opinion about something tangentially related to the subject matter and proceeds to throw a wet blanket over the entire conversation by getting all morally indignant that other people want to explore a subject that doesn't meet their specific criteria of OK-ness.

I don't have a whole lot of free time these days. Interesting intellectual conversations are one of the main reasons I make time for PD. It would be nice if they were allowed to happen without some moralistic bullshit being puked all over them.

Oh, geeze, no pics were even needed for such an illustrative presentation.

I'm glad you've come back to tell us WHAT.

Come back? Seriously. I wouldn't boast to be able to inform anyone of anything. All things seem apparent.

And yet here you are.
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Re: Data Mining
« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2014, 05:47:32 pm »
SPOOF.
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