PLS DO 'CLEAR PRIVATE DATA' (OR SOMETHING SIMILAR) ON THE BROWSER BEFORE AND AFTER YOU HAVE DONE A yoga4d.org/privacy SESSION WITH THIS VERY VERY VERY SIMPLE 'ELIZA'-LIKE FRIENDLY 'HUMANISTIC CARL ROGERS-LIKE THERAPEUT' SESSION) Hi! Perhaps you find yourself wonderfully tranquil, successful, fresh, happy, alert and all that, and then you surely deserve that. Now all of us may at times feel a bit frustrated; at some times, there is a usefulness in knowing about various ways to defuse frustration -- for on occasion, frustration may be too rich to be handled in normal ways. Imagine, for instance, a person being in a very, very complicated situation. Perhaps in a foreign city. Perhaps with a very moderate amount of money left; or with somebody upsetting one's state of mind one cannot get anything thought through. Perhaps one is, though, inside or near an internet cafe or a PC connected to internet. One really needs a weekend with a great friend going for long walks in nature, breathing silence: but as it is, one has to get one's mind together, as it is called, right there and then, cars rushing by outside the window -- friends maybe thousands of miles away at that moment. What is one to do? This writer remembers, at one occasion in Manhattan, New York, with some ten or twenty dollars in the pocket, that the Visa card not only didn't function anymore, but was demanded back by the bank officials when I tried to use it, uncertain of how much was at the account. Being great friends with people about equally penniless, all affluent friends being on the other side of the Atlantic ocean, there was more than a mild sense of frustration. I had to meditate to work out the next step: but where should I do it? I needed to sort through the various alternatives, think consequences, in privacy. If I had known about something like yoga4d.org/privacy then, I would have logged on to it, and worked out the thoughts there, I think. So, at some stage later on, I promised myself I would one day make something like that, for I know that on some occasions, a stupid computer with friendly responses demanding nothing back, and forgetting it all afterwards, can be exactly what one wants, and need. In an ideal world, when somebody garantees a private session on the computer: that anything can be typed without anybody recording what's typed, anywhere, then this garantee is good and valid. I have here a computer program -- it is a very minimized version of Eliza, it doesn't do any much analysis of anything, it simply gives a reply, maybe irrelevant but never irreverent or hasty or impolite -- to a sentence typed in. It doesn't store anything. HOWEVER, A COMPUTER CAN BE SET UP SO AS TO STORE THINGS AFTER ALL. So there is NO GARANTEE OF PRIVACY. I say, therefore, only type in things here if you generalize so that you give NO PRIVATE INFO AT ALL about yourself. Or, if you do, know that while I can garantee that this program does not store anything, I cannot garantee that some computer somewhere in the big wild anarchistic internet doesn't store all that you are typing (e.g., it could be a computer virus monitoring the keyboard). So type in freedom, but try to avoid any entirely personal data. If you need some quick replies. For an even more private session, get the program (which is part of the package at norskesites.org/fic3 and which has this text form: www.yoga4d.org/eliza.txt) installed on a local computer with no internet connection, and run it locally. GOOD LUCK!!! -- Aristo Tacoma, June 20th, 2010. Here is the program -- click right here now to enter into a text-only session with it. Remember that though it is being called yoga4d.org/privacy, you keep all definite data about yourself out of it as much as possible, especially if you think the line is monitored somehow. But, again, I myself -- having programmed this -- certainly do not record any element of what you type at all. The program gives a response and then that part of the computer memory is deleted. However, your browser will often retain the lines you have recently typed (they come up when you begin to type something more). So, as I say on top of this page: PLS DO 'CLEAR PRIVATE DATA' (OR SOMETHING SIMILAR) ON THE BROWSER BEFORE AND AFTER YOU HAVE DONE A yoga4d.org/privacy SESSION WITH THIS VERY VERY VERY SIMPLE 'ELIZA'-LIKE FRIENDLY 'HUMANISTIC CARL ROGERS-LIKE THERAPEUT' SESSION) (The phrase "Clear Private Data" I find on the Mozilla Firefox browser that I use, which is on the Red Hat 8.0 operating system (its Wine0.9 departement) which is my favourite. On other browsers, there might be other things mentioned on the menu for the browser somewhere.) GOOD LUCK!!! Copyright notice: While the program ELIZA.TXT in Lisa GJ2 FIC3 programming language, written from scratch with some vague inspiration by the earliest Basic- implemented Eliza-programs, but utterly simple in form, is open source according to the yoga4d.org/cfdl.txt license, this particular page -- its form -- its sentences -- are entirely copyright the author and no copying of this page in any form whatsoever is allowed. This is to protect the integrity of this entry-point, which offers some privacy.