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Comment: Re:Okay... (Score 3, Informative) 231 231

You don't have to give up anonymity, at least not according to the io9 people (the sci-fi site under the Gawker umbrella). They are encouraging everyone to just create a throw-away twitter account that is only used at io9. Whether this is acceptable to twitter may be another story...

Comment: Re:FFS it's not that hard (Score 1) 352 352

Even better: update your adblock plus lists to include the URL

This list will block (or attempt to block) all third-party "Social" sites' widgets on pages not owned by the parties themselves. To install, find the add new subscription field fo AdBlock plus and paste in the URL above. Details for Chrome (but work for AdBlock plus in any browser) here:

Comment: MPAA and bad PR (Score 4, Insightful) 209 209

.'' Oops. Looks like there's a little bit of egg on the movie studios' faces!"

The movie studios do not care that the MPAA looks like goons and everyone hates them. That's what the MPAA was created to do and that's why the studio keep them funded: they take all the bad PR on behalf of the studios. They are a front to take the bad PR.

"Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone." -- G. B. Stearn