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Comment: no different than newspaper (Score 1) 611

by renegade600 (#47721965) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

I will block ads and see no problems with it. I see it no different than taking the sales circulars out of the local paper and tossing before reading. I think more people, including me, would not block the ads if there were not so "in your face". Just keep them simple, and not so obtrusive and I would not block them. If they would stop with the data collecting, I would not block them. If some did not pass on malware, I would not block them.

Comment: star trek - New Frontier (Score 1) 401

by renegade600 (#44660885) Attached to: New, Canon-Faithful Star Trek Series Is In Pre-Production

I think I would rather see the new frontier series - starting from the beginning when Mackenzie Calhoun was a warlord, how he came into starfleet, and his adventures in Sector 221-G. I rather enjoyed reading and listening this series, more so than the other star trek series.

That is not to say I will not watch the new Series :-)

Comment: simple fix (Score 1) 572

by renegade600 (#43363145) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Protecting Home Computers From Guests?

Some routers have guest accounts. Get one of those routers and not allow sharing under the guest account. If you do not have one of those routers, then make sure you have account passwords on all of your computers. This way you do not have to worry about them getting access to your computers. Finally make sure you have a good firewall.

Comment: Re:Best AV suite ever (Score 1) 515

by renegade600 (#41442799) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Actual Best-in-Show For Free Anti Virus?

Linux has been mentioned - several times then was moderated as troll or off topic. Since it a college student, they will most likely need windows - depending on the classes so linux may not be an option.

I use mse and malwarebytes for all my security needs on my windows computers. In addition I use housecall for a second opinion. The biggie about mse is once you install, you can forget it. As you go about searching for a free antivirus, be sure to check their features. I have used most of them at one time or another. Watch out for the following issues.

1. only allowed to install on one computer in a household
2. popups wanting to sell the paid version
3. ads in general
4. have to manually update or scan
5. heavy resource usage - especially on older computers

That said, when paying bills online or doing anything that could lead me into areas that could bring about malware, I will boot to linux.

Comment: this could backfire (Score 1) 272

by renegade600 (#39705339) Attached to: Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

He better be careful, his stance could backfire. If Comcast services are not counting towards the cap, then subscribers could watch more netflix. Comcast could have just as easily count their own services towards the cap and netflix subscribers would not be able to watch as much netflix. or is this what Hastings really want???

If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius -- it wasn't a hype. If you hype it and it fails, then it was just a hype. -- Neil Bogart