[Arm-netbook] Auto-discard notification

Alison Chan alisonc at alisonc.net
Wed Dec 11 16:27:41 GMT 2013

On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 10:47 AM,  <freebirds at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> Google requires a cell phone number to register for gmail.

No they don't. I was able to register a new gmail address without
providing them my mobile number. (this was in an incognito window in
Chromium, from a shared IP address with thousands of Google accounts
users behind it, so there's no obvious way to tie the newly registered
account to my actual identity.)

> https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0

Holy crap. I wasn't aware that Google was storing my location history.
This means that Google knows where my girlfriend's and several of my
friends' houses are. I'm disabling that right now and deleting all my
location history.

That said, I can understand why the linux-sunxi project chose to use
Google groups and github for code hosting. Using gratis services
removes the burden of hosting their own git repository or mailing
list, and lowers the barrier to entry because millions of people have
Google and github accounts already and may not want [ugh] an account
on one more service. I've experienced this myself -- I used to have
several email accounts, but I've since consolidated them by forwarding
into one personal email account and the account that my university
gives me.

Alison Chan
alisonc at alisonc.net
http://alisonc.net | http://github.com/alis0nc
+1 909 278 7753

Sedulously eschew obfuscatory hyperverbosity or prolixity.

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