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Comment: Re:close to population (Score 1) 364

I thought most of the reason the UK didn't get invaded in WWII was because they managed to keep the Nazis from physically getting across the Channel (paratroop operations at the time were horribly messy and not very likely to be successful...nearly impossible unless you reinforced them via sea or land during the invasion). Just letting the Nazis conquer Scotland and get a proper foothold on the island is about the most colossally stupid idea I can think of, especially considering Hitler's penchant for invading countries that were neutral and he said he'd leave alone.

Comment: Re:Is this at least user-selectable? (Score 1) 473

by TangoMargarine (#47731645) Attached to: Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

Technically I highly doubt that there is an equal amount of energy in going from 40 to 80 and going from 40 to a stop (*accelerating* from 0 to 40 vs 40 to 80 will definitely involve different gears). And I wasn't talking about doubling my speed...15 or 20 may be enough to get past them, vs. coming to a complete stop in a limited distance to avoid either party being t-boned or a corner impact.

And we're not even talking about if there are drivers behind you. The commuting traffic I drive in, I would bet money that if I were to randomly stand on my brakes, I would get nailed almost instantly.

Just to remind you, my original point was that "100.000% compliance with the speed limit no matter what in all circumstances" was a bit unreasonable. Our definitions of technically correct are butting heads :)

Comment: Re:Adblock doing less, less efficiently != better (Score 1) 537

by TangoMargarine (#47730565) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

and it blocks all ads unlike adblock,

I assume what you mean is "it has a better blacklist." Because that's what we're talking about, right? Not heuristics to determine whether something's an ad? If so, then no, it does NOT "block all ads."

and it operates in kernelmode).

Okay, fine. Apart from any potential security concerns, it'll be faster.

There also isn't a host file on the planet that tears up that much CPU and in excess of 4gb of RAM and there probably never will be.

I keep hearing these "OMG Firefox is eating up all my available memory" responses and I just don't buy it. I'm a tab whore, and I only have 2GB of RAM even in my machine and neither AdBlock nor Firefox (well, technically I'm on Palemoon now) chokes.

Especially since adblock doesn't do a fraction of what hosts can for added speed, security, reliability, and even anonymity.

Why you insist on using a needlessly redundant and massively inferior product that doesn't even do its job right anymore being crippled and paid off by advertisers to NOT do its job

...Aaaaaand we're back to the APK rhetoric. At least this post was almost entirely free of bizarro punctuation, bolding, italics, etc. You missed a + and &.

As a final thought, all this whining about "AdBlock doesn't even do it's job anymore! It's sold out!" can be solved by merely going into preferences and unchecking the "Allow some non-intrustive advertising" box. At least, I have no reason to suspect it doesn't.

Comment: Re:You evidently can't read (Score 1) 537

by TangoMargarine (#47729441) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

I'm talking from an end user perspective. Maybe it's not as efficient with clock cycles but who cares because it's good enough. I'm sure there's a few fiddly technical reasons for HOSTS but AdBlock + NoScript does everything *I* care about.

No, I haven't done benchmarks. And I'm not going to commission an interface usability team to compare them either, because as we've learned on /. they're generally idiots (the ones we hear about, anyway). AdBlock is virtually the definition of a set-and-forget, zero-effort-required product. NoScript isn't so much, but I really doubt ApkTool9000 is any better.

I can't help but notice the conspicuous absence of NoScript on his list of poo-poo'd extensions. Not like it's one of the top 2 names in Firefox security plugins or anything...

Comment: Re:Apk didn't call you feeble. You did (Score 1) 537

by TangoMargarine (#47729197) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

Not quite sure how that's a's an infodump of declarative statements saying his program is good.

And as stated previously, I have no desire to compare penis sizes. Presumably he/you'd reject any arguments I made anyway. Posting the same thing 12 times an article for years is a fairly good indication he's not open to having his mind changed :)

AdBlock works well, and you don't have to manually tinker with much of anything. Throw in Element Hiding Helper for click-based blocking for the edge cases. If you *enjoy* messing with fiddly bits, good on you--I can understand that as I rather enjoy setting up a new Linux install myself. But at a certain point I just become tired of all the fiddly bits and want something to Just Work(tm).

P.S: I'm sure you'll ignore all these points and just keep ranting about HOSTS so good day, sir.

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for Mother Nature cannot be fooled. -- R.P. Feynman