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V.T. Eric Layton

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Isn't the politically correct euphemism for a criminal the term "person of interest"? Not to be confused with an interesting person. :thumbsdown:
Here, it's "client". You are a client when you are arrested. You are a client when you renew your driver's license. You are a client when you are spending the night in the drunk tank. You are a client when you report a burglary. You are a client when you are sitting in the police car whilst your speeding ticket is being written. And so on.The Pooh Bear Gang of the Helsinki Police Orchestra:Emergency number infomercial for little folks (YouTube):
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Isn't the politically correct euphemism for a criminal the term "person of interest"? Not to be confused with an interesting person. hysterical.gif
I want to be an interesting person, is there an app for that??
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ilya-zhitomirskiy-co-founder dies

 

One of the founders of the nascent Diaspora social network has died at age 22. Here is the story from the Associated Press:

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ilya Zhitomirskiy, one of the founders of the social networking site Diaspora, has died. He was 22.

 

Nina Fiore, executive secretary in the San Francisco medical examiner's office, confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that Zhitomirskiy died in San Francisco. She would not say how or when he died.

 

Diaspora, an alternative to Facebook, was founded by four New York University students in 2010.

 

The site lets users keep control over their photos, videos and status updates while sharing them with friends.

 

Zhitomirskiy co-founded the website with Raphael Sofaer, Dan Grippi, and Max Salzber. The group raised more than $200,000 for the project by collecting contributions through the website Kickstarter.

 

According to Zhitomirskiy's profile on Diaspora, he's "super passionate about building a world of hacker spaces, maker culture, sharing, cycling, and life satisfaction."

 

In a September 2010 interview with New York Magazine, Zhitomirskiy said he wanted social network users to migrate to websites that were more transparent about privacy policies.

 

Zhitomirskiy said he and his co-founders didn't set out to make money when they created Diaspora but to instead provide an "open platform" for users.

 

"There's something deeper than making money off stuff," Zhitomirskiy said. "Being a part of creating stuff for the universe is awesome."

 

To die so young is a real tragedy. :(

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