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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Our Privacy Policy

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information
In order to use certain portions of the R&R of Thickness, you may be asked for, or you may choose to provide, personally identifiable information such as name, email address, postal address, favorite ice cream flavor, etc. We will collect this information with or without your consent, but if comes under dispute, we will swear on the farmer's almanac that you provided it of your own free will.

By using this website, you authorize R&R of Thickness to use this information to operate and manage the blog, exercise our legal rights or defense against legal claims, to comply with applicable laws or regulations, to comply with a subpoena or court order or to investigate suspected fraud or a violation of the terms of the R&R of Thickness Users Agreement. Since the Users Agreement currently only exists as a single draft written on a toilet paper roll and hidden under the bed, this leaves us wide open to use your information any way we please.

We will try our damnedest to sell your Personal Information to ANY third party willing to take it, with or without your consent. Third parties typically do not reveal their sources, so you won't know that it was R&R of Thickness that sold you out.

You should be aware that information you "share" on our blog may be viewed and used by anyone with access to the blog, including your boss.

The security of your information is very important to us and we take commercially reasonable steps to attempt to secure your information. We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. We have a guard dog (labradoodle) watching the server. Only those employees and contractors who need access to your information in order to perform their duties, or want a good laugh, are authorized to have access. However, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and R&R of Thickness or information stored or transmitted through the Service or on our servers, will be completely free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers or teenagers.

No Children under 13
We have no intention of collecting personal information from children under the age of 18. Besides, we use words like fuck and shit occasionally and are highly cynical, who wants their kids exposed to that?

Changes in Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. In fact, it has already changed while you were reading this. Hit refresh to see the new policy.

Terminate Account
We haven't wasted any time creating a "terminate" feature, because, let's face it, even if we had one, we'd still keep your personal information. Storage memory is cheap and you never know when that information might be useful.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Recycling Electronics

A few times a year, many local towns have an electronics recycling day. This is to encourage people to stop throwing their electronic monitors and TV sets in the dumpster and dispose of them properly.

If you read the item in the above picture, you probably already figured out the problem. They are charging people to dispose of these items. This just goes against human nature, since there is still no charge for people to continue (illegally) tossing them in the dumpster. It seems doubtful that most people will dispose of these items properly if it will cost them time and money to do so. If the environment is truly at risk with these items, you would think the town would cover the cost of these disposal programs (raising taxes if necessary).

Imagine a trash can in the park that charged 25 cents to put an item in the trash. Think about what this park would probably look like after a few weeks.

Rather than charging people, how about every time you properly dispose of a TV you get entered into a monthly raffle for an iPad?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Penny for Your Thoughts...on the Penny

You may have noticed that there is a new penny design out for 2010. The real question to ask is, why are they still redesigning pennies instead of eliminating them?

Pennies are ridiculous and worthless. There is nothing more annoying than getting charged $4.01 at a store and getting $0.99 in change because you don't have a penny. Some places leave out a tray where you can discard your pennies for others to use. Some places simply ignore the penny and give back a whole dollar. We're only talking small business, of course. Big corporations don't care about such things. Try rounding off your bill at Walmart or Best Buy and see what happens.

What is even more insane is that it costs more than a penny to make a penny! That is right, the government is subsidizing the cost of every penny produced. The half penny was eliminated in 1858, and it was worth much more than the current penny is today.

See this excellent video rant on the subject from the Freakonomics Blog.

Even Abe Lincoln would agree...the penny has got to go.