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Comment Re:There's an add-on for that.. (Score 5, Informative) 404

I use Self-Destructing Cookies, which accepts cookies long enough to make a session work and then deletes them automatically when you close the related tab. There's a whitelist feature.

Of course as per usual with a Firefox update, I now have no clue whether or not that extension will continue working, or whether I need to tweak some arcane setting to keep it working, or whether said arcane setting has been removed from the browser entirely... So I'll just stick with my current version for awhile. Other people can be the guinea pigs and I'll look for their reports. The trouble with that approach is that with each release, there are fewer other users out there. Mozilla seems determined to run Firefox into the ground and it's just a sad thing to watch.

Comment Re:Good (Score 4, Interesting) 117

I agree. There are tons of fake download links on otherwise reputable sites, there are gray area sites like TPB where you have to be careful what you click, and there are tons of fake download sites where none of the links are legitimate at all. Try Googling for "[random device] driver" and you get many dozens of bullshit SEO'd sites where all the links point to some EXE full of who-knows-what. I hope they're going to combat all three categories.

As an aside, I wonder if SourceForge will get penalized...

Comment Re:Obligatory (Score 1) 666

I tend to agree here. We have an entire generation of people now who have been brought up with ideas like participation trophies where everyone's a winner, kids whose overbearing parents raised public hell at any perceived slight against their special snowflakes. "What do you mean Kayedin got a C in your class, why aren't you teaching him better?" Many of these people have, by and large, spent their entire lives in a protective bubble where their feelings don't get hurt, much less their behinds get smacked for anything. Now this generation of kids is going off to college, encountering people and processes that make them uncomfortable, and because they've never learned how to cope with being upset or offended, they'd prefer to change the world to suit them instead.

Comment Re:If she really wanted to rescue the company... (Score 3, Interesting) 217

2. Why would a company care about someone who wasn't successful as CEO running another company?

Because that person has knowledge of trade secrets, internal processes, vendor relationships, future product plans, etc. Sure, they might be shit at leading a company, but what they know could be extremely valuable to a competitor.

Comment Re:Take back Slashdot (Score 1) 1305

Every now and then, I run into a bug where I see the upcoming stories highlighted in red even though I'm not a subscriber. I've gotten a few good +5 FP's in that way, having a few minutes to write up a comment while the story is hidden to most people. I don't think I'd pay just for that capability, but I bet some folks would.

Comment Re:I'm not surprised at all (Score 1) 88

Both FlightAware and FlightRadar24 give all aircraft owners the ability to "cloak" themselves, from Air Force One right down to your dentist's 172. You don't have to be a bigwig and there's no reason to suspect that a blocked flight is doing anything nefarious. Often times I'll see an aircraft that's opted out on one but not the other, so it can serve you well to check both. Also, there are several hobbyist type amateur radio tracking projects that log ADS-B hits and nobody opts out of...

The aircraft that are truly up to no good probably aren't going to appear on any of these sites at all.

Comment Re:Think? (Score 1) 522

If america is so bandwith-starved, why don't they all run adblock?

Because Joe Sixpack generally has no idea that option is available, much less necessary. Most people don't make the connection that all the ads are slowing down their browsing, and because they don't recognize the problem, they aren't seeking a solution to it.

Comment Re:Families need faster (Score 1) 522

I doubt Senators are feeling any pressure over family bandwidth. You can bet they have the fastest available plans, plus those special cards Comcast hands out to members of Congress with a domestic support number that gets answered right away and provides a VIP customer service experience. Of course they think the internet is fast enough and customer service is top notch; in their world, these things are true.

Comment Re:Are we going to pay for the long term damage? (Score 1) 509

Republican voters are constantly being convinced into voting against their own interests, to the point where they'll still pull that lever even knowing ahead of time that it's going to hurt them. My favorite example of this sad phenomenon has to be Kentuckians voting a tea-party Republican into the governor's office, fully aware that he's taking away their healthcare.

On Election Day, Blackburn voted for Bevin because he is tired of career politicians and thought a businessman would be more apt to create the jobs that Pike County so needs. Yet when it comes to the state's expansion of health insurance, "it doesn't look to me as if he understands," Blackburn said. "Without this little bit of help these people are giving me, I could probably die... It's not right to not understand something but want to stamp it out."

Here is a guy who has liver problems, neuropathy, back pain, and arrhythmia. His medical care was coming from a clinic funded by the Medicaid expansions that came with the Affordable Care Act. He knows that Bevin, the Republican candidate, has pledged to eliminate the Medicaid expansions in Kentucky. He thinks Bevin doesn't understand that the Medicaid expansions are the only thing helping him and many people like him. He thinks it's wrong that Bevin wants to eliminate this program. He knows that he might die if Bevin is elected and his medical treatment is no longer covered. And he still voted for Bevin because that was the Republican candidate.

Let that sink in. This man intentionally voted to eliminate his own health care and then complained that the person he voted for is taking that coverage away.

Some folks have drank so much of the Kool-aid, there's no helping them.

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