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Comment: switch off personalized search (Score 1) 276

by Gunstick (#49508897) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Features Would You Like In a Search Engine?

Today's search engine like to optimize results for you. So you get the results based on past searches and clicks.
This puts you into your own personal bubble. You only find stuff you already know because you only get links relevant to your personal knowledge field. But what you actually search is a different view on the world, not your own view.
To escape that, you would need to remove all cookies and even change to a completly different PC or ISP or country.
This should be a user user accessible feature. Sort of "amnesia search".

Comment: luxembourg: 3 languages and more (Score 5, Interesting) 274

by Gunstick (#49281823) Attached to: Speaking a Second Language May Change How You See the World

In Luxembourg, from the first years in school on, we learn french and german.
And additionally learn the local Luxembourgish.
Later, english is added.

So everybody is trilingual, but often from parents there are 1 or 2 other languages added.
And learning 5 languages as a kid is in fact no problem at all.

Comment: This is how you solve "Bug 1" (Score 1) 765

by Gunstick (#49213551) Attached to: Ubuntu To Officially Switch To systemd Next Monday

Yeah, bug 1 was resolved recently. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubu...
But as I see it, using systemd makes linux as useless and undebuggable than windows.
So there is no point to use linux, nothing different, sam black box as windows. Result: microsoft has won. Thanks Poettering.

Solving Bug 1 by making linux the same as Windows. Yeah! Sure, that's how you do it!

Comment: so I can't customize other extensions to my liking (Score 1) 196

by Gunstick (#49062647) Attached to: Firefox To Mandate Extension Signing

It heppens that an extension does not install because the firefox version does not match.
The only thing not OK is the developer not having submitted a new file where the version is changed.
I usually unpack the extension, change the firefox version and repack it again.
And it works flawlessy.
Now, with signing, this will probably be impossible.

Pinning firefox in apt ...

Comment: I have a solution for this... (Score 1) 562

by Gunstick (#48845551) Attached to: Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

... but noone listens to me anyway.
You can also ask any cryptoexpert. There are ways to crypt and also have decrypting by court order only.
PKI plus public key of authorities, decryptable by 2 keys. government decrypt key is owned by multiple people so decrypting without court order is difficult
Won't work for OTR obviously

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