Adblock and Ghostery work on an opt-out basis, which is semi-adequate for ads and totally inadequate for tracking. Request Policy is my #1 mandatory extension.
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How come, in Litvinyenko's name, ladoga's post got moderated "troll"? Comrades, didn't you get the memo? The First Secretary is ok with people knowing that. He would use a speeding car or a dose of that invisible "100% natural cardiac event" poison, rather than polonium you can't get without being a state actor. Instead, the message sent means "yes, we did it, and if you fuck with us the same can happen to you".
For now, Transnistria is only occupied, what's brewing is full annexation.
oh, so Putin invaded three countries
You mean, Georgia, Ukraine and (brewing) Moldova? With functional takeover of a number of ex-USSR countries as well (Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova differ only by daring to stand up to Russia)? And aiding bloody coups elsewhere?
Apart from targets over the horizon.
That's only because current railguns are not powerful enough. Yet.
(Could some physicist give us an estimate of the energy I'd need to shoot downwards and kill some bastard in Australia?)
How is that fancy laser going to work when the enemy uses a smoke screen? Or a mirror?
rm "-rf *"
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Try 'rm --help' for more information.
Neither the asterisk nor the space are valid options.
This is easily fixable: just declare I"P" to be not property, at least for this purpose. You already don't pay any taxes for holding it (which would fix some obvious copyright abuses).
This would leave physical property, services and financial operations as means of shifting cost.
Physical property is easiest to check: the company would need to ship a constant stream of one-sided widgets. These have obvious value: selling a box of screws $1M a piece is obvious fraud. Purchasing no end of usable wares at no more than 20-30% loss for 90% of the company's revenue, year by year, is not something reasonably doable.
Services mean the wealth is actually created overseas.
Financial operations are the hardest to oversee reliably, but if you skip all the creative accounting and look at the total net of money moved around, then again, shifting 90% of the company's revenue year by year is not something easy to hide.
Use Request Policy instead of Ghostery -- it makes advertisers opt-in rather than opt-out. Besides killing any non-first-party tracking dead, it hardly leaves anything for Adblock to clean up.
I'd take a tiny chance to get murdered over not being able to walk in the middle of the city without being robbed or assaulted. Living in Poland, I have so far been robbed twice and assaulted 7 times (once with an injury), and murdered... still not even a single time. And by statistics, my chances to do so are really, really slim.
And these stats ignore the fact that murders happen predominantly between rival gangs, while robbery, assaults and rapes tend to target honest upstanding citizens.
I envision an SSL hack which connects to a valid SSL server but then turns into a VPN connection.
You mean, http[s] CONNECT? With openvpn as the payload (double encryption might be wasteful, but I'd keep it). You can then multihome over those connections with existing tools to your heart's content.
out of US because of danger posed by gun culture and gun laws
This "danger" keeps violent crime at less than 1/7 the level of UK, comparing New York to London (similar population, similar percentage of "bad" minorities, etc).
All the USB slots are in the mouse.
Does anyone actually use wireless mice? They used to be a fad a decade ago, but I can't remember the last time I've seen one.
- batteries are constantly out
- too easy to displace
- hard to manage orientation
Enjoy using a mouse with a bunch of cables attached to it. Not so ergonomic, you see...
As this mouse needs a display anyway, it'd be so much better to put the brains in something that doesn't move.