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Comment Re: Now I won't feel guilty about using Adblock (Score 1) 375 375

Adblock is fine once you change the default settings, and the element hiding helper is nice too...

uBlock on the otherhand, while effective, blows chunks when trying to block things when you have to write your own filters in it. I hate having to use something like firebug to try and figure out the name/path of the object to block especially on large complex pages.

Adblock lets you click and filter... I'll switch back to uBlock if they ever get a proper point and click helper for putting together the filters.

Comment VM/jumpbox (Score 2) 267 267

We have always used VMs/jumpboxes that are segregated from the rest of the network to allow for accessing potentially dangerous or unapproved external sites.

Downloads are enabled, but to get the files from system requires submitting a ticket to have the files downloaded, scanned, and burned to a DVD or placed on an file server.

While nothing is 100% safe, this sure beats the hell out of compromising your firewall rules and allowing semi-retarded users to fuck shit up.

Comment Genetic memory.... (Score 2) 110 110

I wonder if this could one day lead to a form of genetic memory containing all the basic knowledge that a person would normally receive in school through the first few years of college... if given to an entire population we could rid ourselves of the need to study for many years to become proficient at basic concepts... perhaps allowing the human race to evolve into something greater.

Comment Butt hurt... (Score 1) 122 122

Sounds like they're a little butt hurt because their product... well, I've never heard of it.

A confidentiality agreement is NOT a non-compete agreement which I doubt they could really enforce anyway since a lot of states refuse to recognize them.

As long as he didn't steal anything from them or give out their internal secrets nothing will come of this and he may even get them to cover his legal expenses in the end. I'd bet $5 that this lawsuit is more about getting their name heard than anything else.

Comment lol (Score 0) 158 158

Reminds me of the data center shit that happened up in Quincy Washington, Sure, they created a few jobs, but it also made the land and homes so expensive that the locals couldn't afford to buy and live there any longer... Of course Washington got smart and killed a lot of the tax breaks MS, Yahoo, and others were enjoying at the time...

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