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Comment: Re:Work for the man, not for mankind (Score 3, Interesting) 171

by psyclone (#47777195) Attached to: Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

To compete with Google [Chrome] they need to not rely on Google for 90% of their funding.

As long as the ads are clearly marked with no privacy implications (no pre-fetch of those sponsored tiles that sends cookies, exec's javascript, pings 40 trackers, etc.) then I support the move.

It's sad, but if Mozilla dies, will any free software group fill their void? The Net would never be the same...

Comment: Re:Correlation Does Not Imply Causation (Score 1) 281

by psyclone (#47775231) Attached to: The Evolution of Diet

So does "Paleo" involve capturing wild goats or sheep, feeding and milking them for many days to get enough cream to make butter?

I guess it depends how long in the past we are talking about. Early nomadic people didn't have domesticated animals they herded around. Even the dog is only ~ 30k years old.

Comment: Re:They used to call me paranoid... (Score 1) 427

by psyclone (#47657369) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

I have no idea how those work, I would assume the channel guide is an external web service and is not hosted by the Actiontec router.

It's worth a try, you can always restore the router to it's default. It's not like you're flashing the firmware of the Actiontec, just changing some settings.

Programmers do it bit by bit.