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Comment: Re:Neat (Score 4, Interesting) 106

by Pikoro (#48644381) Attached to: Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

It would seem that all of their sets are based on the original set plans which were designed for the 4:3 aspect ratio. Trying to shoot in a widescreen format would likely show parts of the set which weren't intended. I mean, check out how much of that bridge set is open plywood. That set requires some strictly framed shots to work right.

Comment: Re:You use more power, & risk redirects too (Score 2) 699

by Pikoro (#48550709) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

So if you hit a site that has 5-10 of your "blocked" sites, you have to parse that file each time, for each query. Talk about a waste of resources.

Also, my DNS box is doing more than just serving up dns requests. You still haven't shown me any kind of benchmark. Only your made up numbers and statistics.

Come on... Step up. Show me a single study that compares a million+ line host file against a single dns query for the same item.

As for adding complexity... Yah, I guess it does add some. Things that someone that only knows how to parse a plain text file in notepad might not grasp...

Bring it on! Show me the study!

Comment: Re:You pile on more inefficiency (Score 1) 699

by Pikoro (#48550431) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

So your only comeback is that a DNS server uses more power? Really? Is that the best you got?

Still no response to #10. Come on buddy... show me the benchmarks. I want to see the speed difference between parsing a 1,000,000+ text file vs a single dns query.

Take your time.. I'll wait.

Are you sure you're not the lovechild of Bennett Haselton and the Timecube guy?

Comment: Re:Ask yourselves these questions... apk (Score 2) 699

by Pikoro (#48549603) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

1.) Secure you vs. known malicious sites/servers (beyond malicious adbanners - see 2 thru 6 below next)

2.) Secure you vs. downed DNS servers aiding reliability

I run my own DNS server.

3.) Secure you vs. DNS redirect poisoned dns servers

See the answer to 2 above

4.) Protect you vs. fastflux using botnet attacks and stop their communications back to their C&C servers

Yup. Don't install shit from unknown sources.

5.) Protect you vs. dynamic dns using botnet attacks and stop their communications back to their C&C servers

See Answer to #2 above.

6.) Protect you vs. domain generation algorithm using botnet attacks and stop their communications back to their C&C servers

Again, see #2

7.) Speed you up for websurfing not only by adblocking but also hardcoding favorite sites

Utterly stupid approach since every decent site used CDNs now.

8.) Get you past a dnsbl you may not agree with

See #2 above

9.) Keep you off dns request logs

See #2 above

10.) Do all of those things and block ads (better than adblock) more efficiently in cpu cycles and memory usage

Show me the benchmarks

11.) Work on ANY webbound application (think stand-alone email programs, for example).

See #2.

12.) Give you direct, easily notepad/texteditor controlled data for all of the above

Hmm. vi on my dns server seems to work fine.

13.) Block out trackers

See #2.

14.) Block spam mails sources

Don't sign up for stupid sites using real email addresses and/or use an email specifically for those sites and blackhole the resulting email.

15.) Block phishing mails sources

Have a little common sense and this isn't an issue.

Debating if I should paste this after every one of your spam posts...

Comment: Re:They can go bite a donkey (Score 2, Insightful) 699

by Pikoro (#48549377) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

I think the problem that you're failing to recognize which the OP stated was that yes, I pointed my browser at a website. What I did not point my browser at is the 14 IFRAME ads and analytics hosted by 15 other 3rd party providers. If a site wants to serve ads, then they should do like I did when I was running a largish (over 1M unique users a day) website. Sell your own ad space. Ad networks who host obtrusive ads need to go away. Unobtrusive stuff like text ads or static stuff I don't really have a problem with.

Really slashdot? 3 minutes between comments, even on different threads?

Comment: Re:Already lost the "complete freedom" argument... (Score 1) 129

by Pikoro (#48548167) Attached to: Economist: US Congress Should Hack Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Anyone else remember when electronics came with circuit diagrams on the inside of the [easily] removable cover? Things didn't require special tools to work on and repair yourself. Oh, and you could actually BUY replacement parts instead of tossing the whole thing in the bin and getting a new one?

MS-DOS must die!

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