Friday, March 09, 2012


Symantec wondered what would happen if you lost your phone.. so they lost 50 of them to find out.

Some 43 percent of finders clicked on an app labeled "online banking." And 53 percent clicked on a filed named "HR salaries." A file named "saved passwords" was opened by 57 percent of finders. Social networking tools and personal e-mail were checked by 60 percent. And a folder labeled "private photos" tempted 72 percent. Collectively, 89 percent of finders clicked on something they probably shouldn't have. Meanwhile, only 50 percent of finders offered to return the gadgets, even though the owner’s name was listed clearly within the contacts file.

I suspect that the other 11 percent couldn't figure out how to get the phone to work.

Most people are scumbags.. which of course probably includes people you know.. family members.. friends.. maybe you as well.

I've noticed when looking at the news that when somebody does something I would think is only "normal" or "proper", it becomes newsworthy because of the novelty. I'm curious if this basic immorality of human beings is trending or just static. It's probably static.

Yahoo News had a recent article about a young woman that won a million dollars in a lottery. This was newsworthy because she was also on food stamps.. actually using them, and justified it saying she had no job, thus no income, and owned 2 homes. No doubt she will be penniless by the end of this year.

The comments were unusually awesome because the young woman is black.


I've often seen criticism of people who "hate" everyone else. That criticism is always placed in context of the hater being a loner type personality, and thus they are irrational and defined as "bitter".

It occurs to me that the bitter person is just more aware of human nature than most everyone else.

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