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Comment: Re:Identifiable enough that Google targets ads (Score 1) 159

by Trax3001BBS (#48599249) Attached to: How Identifiable Are You On the Web?

Now if someone can tell me the full list of domains I need to block to prevent DoubleClick (also from Google) from serving ads, I'd appreciate it.

I use a HOSTS file, it serves me well; quite large at this time. I also take the time to read a sites TOS they will tell you what to block (though one link says they don't mention Flash Cookies (or one of the three mentioned).

Read the TOS of ROVIO.COM (Angry Birds); "sent overseas" well where?
When I last read it long ago it gave me a lot of sites to block; the most important being

Angry birds (all of ROVIO.COM programs) collect your information then sells it to (It's Google) who in turn sell it to parties who wish to target ads to you.

Ever wonder why there are so many free game for your Cell Phone, they make money off of them selling to at the least. The information being sent or collected will or should be listed in a sites TOS. Most of the time you need to use your browser for Google's "Play Store" to get the website of the program your looking at.

Comment: Re:Great... (Score 0) 377

by Trax3001BBS (#48570917) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

I have always been under the impression that Jpg's and other graphic formats are already compressed (i don'thing BPM's are), and will sometimes grow larger if compressed again. Try this with a batch of Jpg or another graphic's format, it will be larger than the batch total. Sometimes by just a little; sometimes by a great deal.

Can't argue though as BPG seems to compress,while I figure with just more loss of the data you can see anyhow - JPG's line when it first came out.

Comment: Re:What about XFree86? (Score 1) 172

by Trax3001BBS (#48558251) Attached to: Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

Man, don't scare me. What should i consider "old"?

It's a state of mind really. I'm 61 and could be called old, hell I get senior discounts now.

I have no illnesses and feel as well as I ever have, or I could dwell on every ache and pain and start acting like I was 61 instead of a "kid" (say 35 yrs old : } ) still.

+ - AdNauseam browser extension quietly clicks on blocked ads

Submitted by stephenpeters
stephenpeters (576955) writes "The AdNauseam browser extension claims to click on each ad you have blocked with AdBlock in an attempt to obsfucate your browsing data. Officially launched mid November at the Digital Labour conference in New York, the authors hope this extension will register with advertisers as a protest against their pervasive monitoring of users online activities.

It will be interesting to see how automated ad click browser extensions will affect the online ad arms race. Especially as french publishers are currently planning to sue Eyeo GmbH the publishers of Adblock."

Comment: Re:Deal with it, advertisers (Score 1) 698

by Trax3001BBS (#48552073) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

Advertisement / marketing organizations that want the status quo to remain should not press the issue. Some simple facts are going to come out of any meaningful conversation on the topic:

1) we don't want your cookies. we didn't ask for them, and we don't like them.
2) we'll be happy to pay a small fee to not see your ads, and you won't see any of that $.

I have a stupid 4 second video that was part of a much longer post; Posted to a MineCraft website my son and I played on.

I had forgotten all about it till the e-mail started to come in, at this time it's seen around 430,000 unique views and nobody likes it (go figure), It's being seen out of conetxt.

I refuse to put any ads on it or screw with it in any way, it's as it was when it was first posted (other than it's description).

If you want to hunt it down, search for badactorep on youtube - of all my Gmail accounts that's the handle Google (gmail) stuck me with (and the worst of em all).

The demographics one can get from that amount of views is just amazing, one can really zero in on their visitors - and why I don't log onto sites unless I have a real need, like posting a new video to another account that is my main site (also no ads or overlays, just videos),

Trax3001bbs - always ad free :}

+ - Facebook founder presents vision for New Republic and (nearly) everyone resigns->

Submitted by SkiTee94
SkiTee94 (2984671) writes "Chris Hughes, one of the original founders of Facebook, is in damage control mode to save his recently acquired century old publication The New Republic. In response to Hughes' vision to turn the highly respected, and most would say old school, publication into a "digital media company" dozens of senior editors and writers simply quit. As a, likely now former, reader myself it seems Hughes doesn't understand that the publication's edge in the market is precisely that it isn't a fluffy clickbait "digital media company." Is simply Hughes a visionary cleaning out dead wood or a clueless one-hit wonder tech star now leaving destruction in his wake? More from the NY Times:"
Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:From as young as 17? (Score 1) 102

by Trax3001BBS (#48536267) Attached to: In North Korea, Hackers Are a Handpicked, Pampered Elite

Man, those were my prime hacking years. If I was getting started that late, I wouldn't be any good until I was 30.

I started late as well (30 something) I was learning assemble language on the TRS-80 3, The AmigA while a great system stopped me cold (no programs, even the basic was very broken).

I tried to get my son to learn hacking or at the least assemble language he had no interest.

So tried hard, failed due to the system I was using.

Comment: Too lazy to protect themselves (Score 2) 528

by Trax3001BBS (#48528429) Attached to: The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

"In the letter, Sony defended its decision to wait five days to admit its security had been compromised and called on the government to help make the internet safer."

They asked for outside help (expected the government to stop it) and apparently took security a bit lax in one area.
"In the letter, Sony defended its decision to wait five days to admit its security had been compromised and called on the government to help make the internet safer."

I did get two free simple games over that one, I expect money this time they need to take their security a bit more serious. I mean even shutting down the gym (who knows why, terminals?

Once burnt twice shy, not something Sony is familiar with.

Chemist who falls in acid is absorbed in work.