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Facebook knows all about you: Unrolled thread from @dylanmckaynz

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/24

“Downloaded my facebook data as a ZIP file Somehow it has my entire call history with my partner’s mum a historical record of every single co […]” @dylanmckaynz

Full Unrolled thread from @dylanmckaynz [WayBack], the Twitter thread head is below.

The unwrap/unroll was done by ThreadReadApp which I bumped into thanks to Kristian Köhntopp: [WayBack] Discover and Read the Best of Twitter Threads.

My archive was less than 20 megabytes, likely because I hardly used it as it is way too much of a time sink.

You can download yours via the steps at [WayBack] How can I download a copy of my Facebook data? | Facebook Help Center

Basically, logon to Facebook, navigate to, initiate the download to create the archive (requires your credentials again), want for the confirmation, then download the archive, then run the script that Dylan created: [WayBack] A Ruby script for collecting phone record statistics from a Facebook user data dump · GitHub.

Cannot run it yet (Mac OS sierra has a ruby version that is too old).


Via: [WayBack] Dylan McKay on Twitter: “Downloaded my facebook data as a ZIP file Somehow it has my entire call history with my partner’s mum… “

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Wolfgang Rupprecht on Dennis H. Klat, Carlos Hawking and Deeklatt – Google+

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/18

Wow: [WayBackWolfgang Rupprecht – Google+:

Dennis H. Klatt 1938 – 1988

I knew him at MIT. He was my undergraduate thesis advisor and was a kind and gentle person. When I knew him around 1980 he was about to build the prototype for the first Klatt Talker as it was called then. He had speech samples generated by running his mathematical model of the vocal tract on a large mainframe, but no way to generate speech in real time. I remember being quite happy years later when I heard he had convinced DEC to produce it. The local Boston radio stations would sometimes use it on air when they were goofing around. The initial voice (and the only voice early on) had a bug that made it sound like a Mexican accent to most people. It wasn’t intentional and was a bit of a surprise that a vocal tract modeled from first principles would sound that way. Going with that observation and figuring it was best to advertise bugs as features, the voice was often called “Carlos”. I didn’t realize that Hawking’s voice was also based on the Klatt models (and Klatt’s own voice at that!)

Poking around Google to see what else Google had on him dredged up one more interesting tidbit. There was a character in a TV cartoon called Deeklatt that used his voice. I wonder how many people realize that Deeklatt was a play on D. Klatt. Dennis, we should all be so lucky as to leave a legacy like yours.


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Opinion needed: DIY or branded scanner for scanning film negatives and slides?

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/16

I’ve a ton of slides, negatives and photos to scan and want to automate the process as much as possible. Think thousands.

Opinions are welcome on both the hardware to use and the process.

It looks like for slides and negatives the opinions vary between building your own rig, fiddling with flatbed lighting or buying a tad more expensive one.

But that was 3 years ago. How’s the state of the art right now?


via: [WayBack] Guess I’ve got a lot to do over the holidays… I’m pretty sure #Google…

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Medisch dossier | Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens: wie heeft recht op inzage/wijziging/verwijdering van welke gegevens en waarom wel/niet?

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/14

[] Medisch dossier | Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, meer details in [Archive.ispraktijkgids_patientgegevens_in_de_cloud_def.pdf.

Doordat een combinatie van regelgeving van toepassing kan zijn – waaronder “Wet op de geneeskundige behandelingsovereenkomst” (WGBO), “Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens” (Wbp) of/en “Wet bijzondere opnemingen in psychiatrische ziekenhuizen” (Wet Bopz) – is het een lastig gebied, niet alleen voor jezelf, maar ook voor ouders/verzorgers/vertegenwoordigers.

Bovenstaande link heeft meer informatie over wie er recht heeft op inzage/wijziging/verwijdering van welke gegevens en waarom wel/niet.


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Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/12

Een aantal jaar met wat minder OV en ik heb gemist dat dit in 2015 is geïntroduceerd: [WayBack 2015]:

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