Cover photo
Adam Robinson
Lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Adam Robinson

Shared publicly  - 

". . . I had no prior knowledge of the Watergate break-in; I neither took part in nor knew about any of the subsequent coverup activities; I neither authorized nor encouraged subordinates to engage in illegal or improper campaign tactics." (also: "I am not a crook.")

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised."

"We don't have a domestic spying program."
Add a comment...

Adam Robinson

Shared publicly  - 
Oh, Facebook. <sigh> Here we go again.

Really poor move on their part yet again. The automatic opt-in without notification that they keep pushing is insulting to the users and is only going to continue to piss them off.

Considering the inevitable comparisons between Facebook and Google+, Facebook working hard to match Google+'s innovation, and the fact that Gmail is the #1 email service used, might this be indication of Facebook's continued effort to undermine Google's recent success in social media? Covertly swapping out people's Gmail addresses for Facebook addresses as the point of contact? Hmmm.... has to make you wonder. ;)

ETA: Forbes has a great article on this, passed on via +Anthony Utter:

Facebook's Lame Attempt To Force Its Email Service On You
"After all, it should be up to Facebook users to determine the information in their profile about how they want to be contacted, not Facebook. I hope they don’t start taking other liberties with my profile page, changing my interests, hobbies, and 'in a relationship with' to 'Facebook. Only Facebook.'”

ETA 2: Okay, so the plot thickens. I tipped off  +Rob Grega to the change, and he said, "Oh, mine is still Gmail. All good." I double checked, told him no, it definitely changed, go look. After some confusion, we realized that he immediately just went directly into his settings (without checking his profile first to verify the email change) to switch the default email back to his Gmail, but in the settings, it still shows your default email selected as whatever you had previously. I noticed this with mine, too, and went through the same confusion when I tried to switch. Seems logical that if something is wrong with your email address, you would change this in settings, just like with every other website.

Thankfully, in my case, I had first checked my profile to confirm it had switched, then went to the settings, so I knew something was amuck when I saw the default in my settings didn't match what was showing as my default on my profile, and I investigated further. I then followed the article's instructions, and found how to actually edit it.

However, given +Rob Grega's confusion, had I not also been mislead and was able to properly direct him after I learned from my error, he might have mistakenly thought his email address was still correct and left it at that. Facebook's email would have remained his default. Either Facebook is being super sneaky about this, or the whole thing is just an ugly mess. Either way, it doesn't bode well for them.
Add a comment...
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact Information
Sri Kembangan
wù jí bì fǎn - Chinese proverb
  • Computers
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Boxing
  • Bicycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Politics
Basic Information
Adam Robinson's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Recording of Nightingales and bombers, 1942

Beatrice Harrison (above) played the cello in her garden in Foyle Riding, Surrey, regularly accompanied by nightingales. The BBC transmitted

Jackpot millionaire gives wife his winnings

PETALING JAYA: A man who won Magnum 4D Jackpot’s second prize of RM10.4mil on his 20th wedding anniversary gave all his winnings to his wife

PM’s X'mas message: Seize chance to understand each other better

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians must continue to seize the opportunity to forge better understanding between different cultures and faith, said Pr

Former Peace Corps volunteer relishes time spent in Malaysia way back in...

HONOLULU: Ed Chip Euhara-Tilton was in Kuantan in 1966 as a 20-year-old Peace Corps volunteer.

Family lights up lives of others with eye-catching Christmas decor

SUBANG JAYA: For the past 10 years, Roland Xavier and his family have gone all out to decorate their home for Christmas, just to bring a lit

RM6m upgrade for Rainforest Discovery Centre

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s award-winning Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sandakan is set to become better next year with additional facilit

Malaysians among highest number of tourists to United States

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians accounted for 44,000 visitors to the United States for the period January to October this year, placing Malaysia as

Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck makes debut in Thailand

The all new Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck has made its global debut in Thailand, and sales will start on October 17. Thai customers ge


GNS3 is a graphical network simulator that allows you to design complex network topologies. You may run simulations or configure devices ran

The SSL certificate industry can and should be replaced

The SSL certificate authorities like Comodo that have had their security undermined by hackers shouldn't be trusted, and in fact, the way th

Slip-Up in Chinese Military TV Show Reveals More Than Intended | China N...

A piece of Chinese propaganda included a footage showing a university engaging in cyberwarfare against U.S. entities.

Comodo hacker claims credit for DigiNotar attack

The hacker responsible for a stunning attack on a Dutch company that issues security certificates for websites warned on Monday that he woul

Chinese Hackers Hit U.S. Chamber

A group of hackers in China breached the computer defenses of America's top business-lobbying group and gained access to everything stored o

Cycling is a cinch for The Star’s journalists

PETALING JAYA: Two journalists from The Star cycled to work in conjunction with World Car-Free Day to have a feel of how practical an

MMDA reroutes traffic for 'Bourne Legacy' shot

MANILA – Authorities in capital have advised motorists and commuters to brace for the heavy traffic Saturday and Sunday as some major roads

Pepper-spray inventor: "It's fashionable to use chemical agents on peopl...

Features Reviews Video Science Gweek Shop Archive Submit More SEARCH. About Us Contact Us Policies B-SIDE Facebook Twitter Subscribe. DESKTO

US assures Manila of 2nd warship amid Spratlys row

MANILA -- The Philippine defense chief said the United States (US) will provide a second warship as his country's ill-equipped military conf

Malaysia - Guan Eng says national debt ‘dangerous’, potentially disastr...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 — Massive borrowing and irresponsible spending by the Barisan Nasional (BN) government will result in Malaysia becoming

How to manage your @ email address | Protect your Profile and Internet S...

For those that remember, Facebook quietly announced back in April that Facebook users would be receiving an email address, so