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You too are talking about two different things. While you Dave are correct about American being by definition someone living on the American continent, "American" has in many cultures been strongly associated with the US which is what PJ is saying.
In French, for instance, an "américain" is definitely someone from the US, with very few exceptions. Plus we would never call someone from Canada or Mexico "américain", and I guess that's what PJ Arends was trying to tell you.
I think words like 'destiny' are a way of trying to find order where none exists. - Christian Graus
Entropy isn't what it used to.
US Independence Day is fourth of July.
This also happens to be the end of Philippine-American War[^] and also the date where we get our Independence[^] for the second time. Also from the American colony. Is this purely coincidence or it's just America's favorite date?
PS. Happy US Independence Day y'all Americans out there!
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So I just re-installed my PC. Completely.
I formatted all disk drives and created a clean partition.
So when all is good and done I download Chrome, login to my Google account and check out CodeProject.
I login and, what do you know, Google remembered my password...
I always thought passwords were stored on the local computer (you know, security and safety and such). To make passwords roaming wouldn't they need to be stored on a server somewhere, unencrypted?
Apparently Google just knows all my passwords. Even after a clean install.
I can check them out right there in my settings. All of them.
So if I can just request all my passwords from anywhere wouldn't everyone be able to request my passwords from anywhere... Given they have my credentials?
Do you sign into other services (ie StackOverflow) with your Google ID? I have worked places before where I couldn't login to GMail, but could use my Google ID on other websites, I think that's enough.
I requested they delete my Google ID. They didn't. So I signed out of google+. I hate Chrome, I don't use gmail except to buy things for my Android tablet.
For the past few weeks I have enjoyed the sight of youtube(which I've also orphaned - I use Vimeo now)fading away from any relevance as it is unable to track my choices.
It's like watching the Wicked Witch of the West melt.
Don't be evil? Who says Americans don't get irony?
Yeah. And I have no idea what I did, but my browsing history prior to Sep 27 of last year cannot be deleted. I have no idea what machine I used to browse those, but I've un-synced everything I have and the hostiry is still there.
We won't sit down.
We won't shut up.
We won't go quietly away.
It's actually one of the issues I have with Chrome. It syncs nearly everything by default - you need to turn it off if you don't want it to. Firefox is the other way round, it's default is to not sync everything - you need to turn it on if you want it. It's even worse with stuff like Google Desktop - that knows everything you've ever done on your PC (what programs you've installed, what files you've opened, I've even seen targeted adverts keyed to something written in Word but not sent in any online form).
Though my rule of thumb: don't save your passwords. I know, I know ... not the easiest thing in the world ... but if you're paranoid then you need to compromise.
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According to the NSA that is.
I've used Tails.
I like Tails.
I've beta-tested Tails 1.1 and like the fact that you can disguise it as Windows 8.
I've recommended it to people who were being hassled.
I've eveded the block on Pirate Bay using it(to view the catalogue only of course).
While Google assumes the position and takes it like a man, we in the real world are labelled extremist.
There's a huge difference between someone having 'just' my Google credentials (maybe Google gets hacked, I become the victim of a key logger, or someone gets lucky using brute force attacks, etc.) and someone having access to ALL my credentials by having 'just' my Google credentials.