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Technology Is The Damndest Thing...

Post by WildCat » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:11 am

Today I installed the Fishbrain app on my phone, it's a fishing app. The first time I opened it it showed a pic of a man holding a big muskie and it said "your friend Don Jouravleff is already a member. Do you want to follow him" or something like that. Now I knew Don years ago, he was a friend of a friend but I haven't seen him in years and that friend died 6 or so years ago. How the living fuck did Fishbrain know I knew him? I've never had a Facebook page, Twitter, or anything else like that which would link me to him. Fucking bizarre!

Anyway, I googled his name and was shocked that this story popped up: Wife of McHenry man who died after being shot during home invasion recounts details to police

Jesus fucking Christ! Don was murdered last year by some lowlife he fired from his moving company!

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Re: Technology Is The Damndest Thing...

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:10 am

Holy shit.

Do you have to enter personal information to use this app? How did the app know your identity?
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Re: Technology Is The Damndest Thing...

Post by WildCat » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:21 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:10 am
Holy shit.

Do you have to enter personal information to use this app? How did the app know your identity?
Yes, you enter your name.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:23 am

And it has to be your real name?
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Post by WildCat » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:29 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:23 am
And it has to be your real name?
No, but I entered my real name.
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Re: Technology Is The Damndest Thing...

Post by shemp » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:46 am

You fool! Never enter your real name! Now you have to grab whatever you can and flee to Paraguay!
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Post by Doctor X » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:23 am

You really think he can hide in Paraguay?

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Post by Fid » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:49 pm

Agnostopolus did. Anybody hear from him lately?

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Re: Technology Is The Damndest Thing...

Post by Grammatron » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:00 pm

Either his phone number was in your contacts when you got the app or your phone number was in his contact when he got the app. If it's the latter then your phone number was stored in a "shadow account" until you got the app yourself.

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Re: Technology Is The Damndest Thing...

Post by WildCat » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:32 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:00 pm
Either his phone number was in your contacts when you got the app or your phone number was in his contact when he got the app. If it's the latter then your phone number was stored in a "shadow account" until you got the app yourself.
I think this is it, I do have his phone number in my contacts didn't even realize it.
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