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Big Tech finally getting what it deserves

#1 Post by TH2002 » Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:26 pm

So, into the madness with Facebook (and Instagram which it owns) going down. Call me controversial or whatever, but am I the only person who sees this as Big Tech finally getting a long-deserved taste of its own medicine?
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Re: Big Tech finally getting what it deserves

#2 Post by madicetea » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:07 pm

TH2002 wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:26 pm
So, into the madness with Facebook (and Instagram which it owns) going down. Call me controversial or whatever, but am I the only person who sees this as Big Tech finally getting a long-deserved taste of its own medicine?
I mean, I think the US Congress has taken a bit more notice to such companies as of late?
But I am unsure that other than the news putting them into mainstream conversation for this short recent time (which I imagine will fade as quickly), there has been a real long term effect on these companies yet?

Do you see something different? I haven't even seen evidence that the EU can force GDPR fine payments from large tech companies yet, last I heard.
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Re: Big Tech finally getting what it deserves

#3 Post by cadillacmike68 » Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:36 pm

TH2002 wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:26 pm
So, into the madness with Facebook (and Instagram which it owns) going down. Call me controversial or whatever, but am I the only person who sees this as Big Tech finally getting a long-deserved taste of its own medicine?


You're not alone, but don't hold your breath waiting for meaningful leglative changes.

i don't waste my time with any of that nonsense. I use this forum for computers, a few Cadillac forums for my cars and an old Canon film camera forum for my cameras. Plus a few 2A forums. No ANTI-social media bs for me.
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#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:30 am

Speaking of Cadillacs, if you want to see a REALLY gawdawful, sh!tty, ugly Caddie, look at this:

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They used it to drive Shaq to the Formula 1 GP in COTA/Austin/TX.
That fugly thing is called The Badillac.
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Re: Big Tech finally getting what it deserves

#5 Post by cadillacmike68 » Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:01 pm

That's a 1969 DeVille and yeah, it is FUGLY.

How about the Deuce DeVille, a 1964 on a Deuce and a half chassis...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iknpvkJSA2A and:

https://engineswapdepot.com/?p=12649
You get the idea. It runs too.
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Re: Big Tech finally getting what it deserves

#6 Post by ajkula66 » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:04 pm

cadillacmike68 wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:01 pm
That's a 1969 DeVille
I've always wanted one of those, sans "improvements" of course...a quintessential American car IMO.
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