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Comment: AOL Reader (Score 1) 132

by lemur3 (#47390007) Attached to: Google Reader: One Year Later

While some might run away in horror at the mention of the name AOL Reader, which has been around for a while now.. is pretty great.

It was recently updated and the ad bar was removed, the software is much quicker and with the fact it is not an independent business project like Feedly, or Inoreader.. there is no upselling!

I tried feedly, it was pushing the upsell too hard and the product didn't feel very useful in its 'free' state... ( )

I tried Inoreader and its free product was much better than the feedly one, but its interface felt slow and clunky compared to what I wanted ( )

I tried DIGG Reader but it was so minimal and featureless that I barely went a week of using it before moving on ( )

I also used TinyTinyRSS locally for a good 6 months and while it is quite good, and the only data I'm revealing to others is that i fetched their feed..maintaining the thing is something of a pain that never comes up with other places. ( )

As of right now I am back to using AOL Reader as my main RSS feed reader... It is fast, the design is good enough for me.. no upselling ...the feature set is just enough to allow me to do what I did on google reader, and not overload.. and they seem to be actively working on making it better ( )

Comment: Re:Obama (Score 1) 211

Hell, at least with Gitmo being a military base he could always claim he's Commander-in-Chief. But noooo, he's ignoring that

actually, no, he isn't ignoring it. in one of his first acts as president he signed an executive order to close gitmo.

he did this January 22 2009

Comment: Re:PCworld doesn't honor unsubscribes (Score 1) 50

by lemur3 (#47240111) Attached to: LinkedIn Spam Lawsuit Can Continue

PCworld doesn't honor my unsubscribes as well, ... Wellsfargo doesn't Honor my unsubscribes. I have tried numerous times to use the unsubscribe links, taken screen shots of the successful unsubscribes. What do I do now? ... Oh and Comcast spectator refuses to honor my unsubscribes too. All proven with screen shots Any advice??

The advice is, and I presume you're in America, that you should complain to the FTC, the Federal Trade Commission, this is exactly what they want you to do.

from the website:

If you try to unsubscribe from an email list and your request is not honored, file a complaint with the FTC.

that line is linked to the following website where one can file your complaint: https://www.ftccomplaintassist...

everyone should follow through with these complaints when businesses do not comply with the law.

I love it when I can simply unsubscribe to things and it works, I do it maybe once a year when the sites I sign up to end up cluttering things and 9 times out of 10, it does its job.. there is not a way to reward those who do it right (save emailing them), but we can get the word to those responsible for monitoring this that some are doing it wrong.

Comment: Re:RIAA/MPAA should top the list (Score 1) 255

by lemur3 (#47056693) Attached to: Americans Hate TV and Internet Providers More Than Other Industries

Time Warner Cable is no longer affiliated with the Time Warner which makes content.

Originally controlled by Time Warner (the film and television production company and cable channel operator), that company spun out the cable operations in March 2009 as part of a larger restructuring. Since then, Time Warner Cable has been an entirely independent company, merely continuing to use the Time Warner brand under license from its former parent


as much as i hate them....... that is one thing you cannot blame them for....... comcast on the other hand.....

Comment: Re:Reading TFA (Score 1) 73

by lemur3 (#47055401) Attached to: Chrome 35 Launches With New APIs and JavaScript Features

I'm not remotely interested in Chrome, but I want to see what's in store for Firefox about 2 releases from now.

this is clearly a joke....but if you actually want to see whats in store for firefox 'about 2 releases from now' just start using the firefox Nightly branch:

they recently implemented a new http cache

they moved the preferences into the webpage area instead of in a popup window

in windows theyve implemented OMTC

and they have been continuing work on their one thread/process per tab project..

Comment: Send the FCC Your Own Comments (Score 4, Informative) 123

by lemur3 (#46921501) Attached to: Mozilla Offers FCC a Net Neutrality Plan With a Twist

Send your opinions and desires about the issue of net neutrality to the FCC now using the following link:

attach your comments to the Proceeding # 14-28, which is at the top of the list, it is entitled "Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet"

Leave a few paragraphs, tell them what you want.

You might not get what you want, but at least you'll have given them a hint of public opinion. Be nice.

again the link is proceeding #14-28 .. make it happen. it only takes a minute or two.. as long as it took you to comment here on slashdot.

they are asking for comments, give them some.

Comment: Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia (Score 2) 138

by lemur3 (#46921467) Attached to: Researchers See a Post-Snowden Chilling Effect In Our Search Data

This is why I keep my full 1992 set of Funk & Wagnalls encyclopedia handy. Just incase I need to look up Anthrax, or Bomb or Detonator.

I can do it safely, without anyone knowing.

Or, one could go to the public library and look at the stuff in the Reference section, one cannot even check those books out! ..Or, just go to the regular stacks and read the books on-site, bring tracing paper for the diagrams.. oh man, there is a whole world of information outside of the internet! and the NSA subpenas

Comment: Adobe Password List top 100 (Score 1) 288

by lemur3 (#46916623) Attached to: Applying Pavlovian Psychology to Password Management

For those interested in the kind of stuff that people do.. here is the top 100 list of passswords from the 130million that Adobe lost last year:

The thing that amuses me (or terrifies) is that nearly 2million of the people had "123456" as their password..

nearly another million had one of these: "123456789" "12345678" "1234567", and "1234567890" ...345,000~ chose "password" as their password (good going adobe.. why is that even allowed?)

i like the people who chose "photoshop" as their password. ..

going through that list you can just see peoples minds working. it is crazy to see what people do.

Comment: Lastpass (Score 2) 245

by lemur3 (#46876615) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Back Up Physical Data?

While it's not the best idea to keep all your eggs in one basket, Lastpass (a firefox, chrome, opera addon, plus a standalone app) is an OK way to store this kind of data.

It is all encrypted/decrypted locally .and then uploaded to the DREADED cloud! ...the lastpass folks never have access to your data.. so theres nothing to 'steal'..

While primarily a place to keep your passwords it does have a handy feature for what they call Secure Notes, with premade forms to filling out all of your personal private info, allowing pictures/scans to be added.

and... while that might be creepy for uploading to Facebook..... with lastpass they cannot decrypt the data, because they dont have your password and cant change it if you 'forgot' it..... because it was all encrypted before even being sent to them...including your password..

then you export a copy of the encrypted database, upload it all over the place in various email accounts, put it in safe deposit boxes on DVDs and flash drives..all stored with a copy of the standalone app that will show you the data, so even if the internet explodes too, youll be good to go!

Comment: AOL Reader for RSS is why I still use AOL (Score 1) 54

by lemur3 (#46872909) Attached to: AOL Finally Admits They Were Hacked

For many people still using an RSS Reader on the web.. and whom loved Google Reader.. AOL Reader is the only reason to have an AOL email account. (with a simple greasemonkey script to hide the ad bar).. It is a well featured, well done product. And I will have to change my (strong, unique) password now, which is a slight bummer.

But this news brings up another issue. The main competitor in the RSS world now is Feedly, but with them deciding to forgo the risk/expense of an authentication system altogether and only allowing OAuth logins via Twitter/Facebook/Google/Microsoft ..with no login system of their own, many people are just uncomfortable giving the Feedly people access to their contacts list and other personal info that they get when using their service.. The info they get access to can be seen in screenshots here:

Perhaps Feedly (and others) have a bright idea there, avoiding rolling their own auth and letting the inevitable data breach land on the hands of the likes of twitter and Microsoft instead of Feedly itself.. .. That certainly may have been a good idea for Adobe, who lost 1.2 million accounts.

Even 2% makes me a little worried about the product that is pretty great in AOL Reader.. and I am gonna probably fire up the locally run Tiny Tiny RSS reader this weekend to make sure I have a backup.

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