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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by linus » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:58

Gordon wrote:There are unhealthy chemicals in some recyclable plastic bottles which can leech into water on reuse, because they weren't intended to be reused. I'd be very surprised if anyone caught a cancer off them, though.
how often would they have to be reused though?

I know science is beyond the grasp of the many and particularly me but I'd need to see more conclusive evidence than that

I'm less inclined to reuse water bottles because a) possible germiness b) the plastic can go a bit weird if you rewash them and I won't drink out of anything that's made of a bit weird plastic

ooh hang on, I wonder what snopes.com says?

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/plasticbottles.asp

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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by Woodbine » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:59

Perhaps I could send an email out suggesting that sending too many emails gives you cancer?
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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by linus » Sun Sep 06, 2009 13:01

send this to ten people you love the most: 'sending out emails to ten people you love the most does not prove you love them any more than anyone else it just proves you blindly follow instructions'

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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by Woodbine » Sun Sep 06, 2009 13:05

I don't think that would have any effect - it would just be forwarded along with everything else.

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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by Jangloid Mark » Sun Sep 06, 2009 13:20

fogofideas wrote:send this to ten people you love the most: 'sending out emails to ten people you love the most does not prove you love them any more than anyone else it just proves you blindly follow instructions'
hahahaha....that's brilliant, Andy!!!
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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by Uncle Ants » Sun Sep 06, 2009 13:57

fogofideas wrote:ooh hang on, I wonder what snopes.com says?

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/plasticbottles.asp
I have re used PET bottles for making Ginger beer and plan to use some for making beer proper. I suspect beer is actually a lot worse for your health than re using PET bottles. (with apologies for going Off Topic)
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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by Gordon » Sun Sep 06, 2009 14:48

fogofideas wrote:
Gordon wrote:There are unhealthy chemicals in some recyclable plastic bottles which can leech into water on reuse, because they weren't intended to be reused. I'd be very surprised if anyone caught a cancer off them, though.
how often would they have to be reused though?

I know science is beyond the grasp of the many and particularly me but I'd need to see more conclusive evidence than that

I'm less inclined to reuse water bottles because a) possible germiness b) the plastic can go a bit weird if you rewash them and I won't drink out of anything that's made of a bit weird plastic

ooh hang on, I wonder what snopes.com says?

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/plasticbottles.asp
Yeah, it's the difficulty of cleaning that's probably a bit grosser, but yes, "a bit true".
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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by Concrete » Sun Sep 06, 2009 15:05

I'm quite interested in this, Gordon - what are these leechables you were talking about, and why do they only leech out the 2nd time the bottle's used? You can use chemical names and proper scientific terms if you like...

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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by Gordon » Sun Sep 06, 2009 15:33

It's the BPA mentioned in the snopes link. I don't know anything about the science just they chemical was being banned in re-usable drinking bottles (i.e. from camping shops) in Canada, and every bottle had stickers on it crowing about what chemicals it didn't contain. Probably separate to the issue of non-reusable recyclable plastic bottles, where difficulty of cleaning is probably the bigger problem.
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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by Jangloid Mark » Fri Feb 08, 2013 13:02

Wanted to put this in the Facebook thread, but, couldn't find it.

Apparantly, you can lo longer be unsearchable....although I don't know if this has come in yet.

Please can someone who is not on my friends list search for me (surname is Romano), and see if I come up? You'll know it's me straight away, as I use the Jangly green pixie thing as my profile picture...
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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by nik » Fri Feb 08, 2013 13:06

Mark Romano?

I don't get any pixies, nope.
Moustache is dead. Deal with it. I'm now Fulhäst (very occasionally)
Fulhäst stuff...and my photo zine
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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by leon » Fri Feb 08, 2013 14:42

Me neither.
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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by Jangloid Mark » Sat Feb 09, 2013 01:58

Thanks, Nik & Leon :)
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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by tonieee » Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:08

I used to use the Self Destructing Cookies add on for Firefox to stop websites doing any tracking but the latest version of Firefox on Android has broke it so I've installed Ghostery instead. That produces a little icon at the botton of the page with the number of tracking companies that the website passes information to. For Anorak it's zero - well done Anorak :).

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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by linus » Sun Jun 07, 2015 17:32

Thanks, Tonieee, we've all been working round the clock to keep Anorak tracker free, it's kind if you to notice and I'll pass these comments on to the Anorak technobods Weaselburger, Fishsticks3000, Pez Dispenser, Mandroid, Miss Leamington Spa 1957, November Reign and Lemsip Piss because they'll appreciate it... they don't do it for the thanks of course, they do it because they care*









*in reality, I've no idea how this has happened... probably Gordon?

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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by tonieee » Sun Jun 07, 2015 23:26

a fog of ideas wrote:*in reality, I've no idea how this has happened... probably Gordon?
It's probably because there is no advertising, social media buttons or analytics. The embedded youtube videos would probably show up as trackers but they don't work for me cos I'm obstinate. So far the only websites I visited with zero trackers are anorak and duckduckgo.

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Re: The internet and privacy

Post by Gordon » Wed Jun 10, 2015 08:57

All our analytics are secret ones...
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