Random ramblings of a mind damaged by years of disuse and abuse. Also a place to go to be bored to tears.
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Words to live by...
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."
(The right to looseness has been officially given)
"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."
Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I dropped my Facebook account the other day. It took a little bit to do it. I deactivated it. It is much more difficult to delete it entirely. You have to request that see this link to their Help page on the subject. But let me quote the relevant passage:
"If you don't think you'll use Facebook again, you can request to have your account permanently deleted. Please keep in mind that you won't be able to reactivate your account or retrieve any of the content or information you've added. Before you do this, you may want to download a copy of your info from Facebook. Then, if you'd like your account permanently deleted with no option for recovery, log in to your account and fill out this form." (a link to that form is there... interestingly enough, you have to login to get to it)
Why should I have to make a formal request to delete an account? Shouldn't I be able to delete the account as easily as I created it? The option to deactivate was there (buried under a couple of drop down menu layers), why not the option to delete?
Nevertheless, I will fill out that form if I find that deactivation is insufficient. After all, I don't think I will use it again... in fact, I know I won't. I hardly used it before.