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Comment: Re:bye (Score 1) 529

by JThundley (#49757007) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

"Firefox is open source and free, but they introduced a tiny bit of advertising that can be turned off. Time to jump to a proprietary browser made by an ad company that's already tracking everything I do!"

I don't like this development either, but ditching Firefox for something less free with more advertising is retarded, just like you are.

Comment: Re:Hmmm .... (Score 1) 113

You know that little screen they put in the back of the seats? Do you think they're stupid enough to cable that into the engine management?

Yes, I'd believe it if someone told me that. The air travel industry doesn't exactly impress me with their tech or the way they handle it.

Comment: Re:Lost control of eleven television channels? (Score 1) 71

by JThundley (#49449969) Attached to: French TV Network TV5Monde Targeted In 'Pro-ISIS' Cyberattack

They guessed their terrible passwords. From what I read, their highest-level password was azerty12345, which is the French version of qwerty12345. They then interviewed someone about it in front of someone's desk. That person's desk had usernames and passwords on index cards taped to their monitor! People could read them from the video, and their youtube password translates to "the password of youtube".

tl;dr they had godawful security practices.

Comment: Re:Advert for Razer? (Score 1) 199

by JThundley (#49350575) Attached to: What Makes the Perfect Gaming Mouse?

I can vouch for this as well. I bought 2 expensive mechanical keyboards that would disconnect randomly, repeat keys, and even press keys that were somewhat near other keys I pressed. That and their Razer Synapse software is terrible. It's bloated, it fails to update sometimes and I had other problems with it. Even the fucking mousepad I bought from them doesn't work correctly, I had to use double-sided tape to stop it from sliding everywhere!

I've since wised up and stopped giving them my money.

Comment: Re:How would he know? (Score 3, Insightful) 165

by JThundley (#49324109) Attached to: RMS Talks Net Neutrality, Patents, and More


For one thing, he said, he now connects to websites from his own computer – via Tor and using a free software browser. Previously, he used a complicated workaround to more or less email webpages to himself. The announcement brought a surprised gasp and a round of applause from the 300-plus attendees./quote

The difficult we do today; the impossible takes a little longer.