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Comment: Re:His viewpoint is staggeringly ignorant (Score 1) 616

by sudon't (#49712305) Attached to: Editor-in-Chief of the Next Web: Adblockers Are Immoral

Oh yeah, I'd love to go back to playing whack-a-mole with advertisers. I can't tell you how grateful I was when someone finally came out with ad-blocking software with regularly updated lists. Thing is, it's much more complicated nowadays, what with beacons, trackers, analytics, evercookies, etc., than when you were blocking banner ads on simple HTML pages. I actually know how to write a regex, unlike the vast majority of mankind, but I sure as hell don't want to spend all my time trying to block all this crap. You might as well tell everybody to develop all their own software. Do you really think anyone who can't write a regex should be stuck seeing ads?

I agree, though, that ISPs shouldn't be involved in deciding what content you receive. After all, aside from the slippery slope, there may be some perverted individual who loves ads.

Comment: Re:Fuck you. (Score 1) 616

by sudon't (#49712053) Attached to: Editor-in-Chief of the Next Web: Adblockers Are Immoral

Better yet, they can get the fuck off of my internet. We were better off without all of this commercial shit clogging everything up.

I'm with you. Some people act as if they have a right to make money off the internet. I'd prefer that most of them disappear. If anything is immoral, it is advertising.
I would ask everybody to install ad-blocking software - not only for a better experience for yourself, but to stop feeding the the bastards.

Comment: Two Identical Sets (Score 1) 278

by sudon't (#49706187) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's On Your Keychain?

In this order:

House key (Disney Naughty / Nice)
Peterbilt key
toolbox key
Ford key
shed key
bike lock key
key that opens many pool table ball racks
another key that opens many pool table ball racks
miscellaneous padlock keys
cigar cutter

I carry two identical (except for the cigar cutter and pool table keys) sets. Because truck drivers do that.
They're all in order (and faced) because that's what obsessive-compulsive types do.

Comment: Re:Labels do harm to the Artists ? (Score 1) 244

Record labels had a place - when they made and distributed records. They shot themselves in the foot when they forced the conversion to CD, and then began charging twenty dollars for a ten-cent item. Had they not been so greedy, they might still be relevant.
Anybody, (excepting owners of newer Macs), can burn a CD. Not anybody can press a record. If you want to continue as a record label, I suggest you start making records again.

Comment: Re:Deception (Score 1) 152

by sudon't (#49675071) Attached to: The Best Way To Protect Real Passwords: Create Fake Ones

Right. These "security questions" web sites have you set up now, like "mother's maiden name", and such? I use some completely unrelated information. That way, if someone does the research, or an ex-lover wants in, they won't be able to use that information.
But having your password manager compromised is a rare situation. If everyone used them, and used them properly, we would have no need of these two-step authentication schemes.

Comment: Re:National debt (Score 1) 395

by sudon't (#49606271) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

What, you might ask, happened in 2008? Oh yeah, that's the first fiscal year where the budget was passed by a Democratic controlled Congress.

Those tax 'n' spend Democrats! Anything else happen around that time, or was TARP just a Democratic entitlement program? Here's the thing, kids: The so-called deficit doesn't matter. At least, it wouldn't if our politicians and citizens understood how fiat money works. The US budget is not like a household budget, (the metaphor the ignorant like to use), where you have to get money. The fact is, they didn't spend nearly enough on recovery, all because of the know-nothings.

Comment: Re:Things that make you go hmmm (Score 1) 203

What's wrong with selling drugs like heroin? Why is that, or simply getting high, a crime at all? Why do you think it's ok to arrest someone who was not committing a crime, simply because they may have committed a crime in the past?
It is this puritan drug war which is driving all of this police militarization, and especially the hyper-aggressive policing in black city neighborhoods. It is the drug war which creates almost all of the crime in these areas. The drug war is the greater problem, and the root cause.

Comment: Re:She has a point. (Score 1) 628

by sudon't (#49605957) Attached to: My High School CS Homework Is the Centerfold

IT'S A FACE, not a nude body.

I agree. It's a pretty chaste image. Nowadays, people seem to think they have the right never to be offended, no matter how easily offended they are.
Another thing, generally speaking: If I wanted to be treated as an equal, I wouldn't want to then demand special accommodations, which would only serve to underline my inabilities. But that's just me.

Comment: Re: Google+ is a Privacy Nightmare (Score 1) 359

by sudon't (#49561675) Attached to: Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed

Right. The reason I deleted my account was that they were creeping me out with their emails asking me if I knew so-and-so. I foolishly uploaded my address book so I could transfer it to an Android phone, (somehow, it couldn't be done directly from my Mac at the time), and promptly forgot about it. Later, my email inbox started filling up with emails asking me if I knew old employers, and other people who I'd never, ever, want looking at my profile. It took me a while to figure out how they were making these connections, and when I did, I had to delete these hundreds of address book entries from their site, one by one.
I just hate the way Google scans all your data, and makes whatever use of it they like. And I really hate that they try to force you to use one ID for all of their accounts. I don't want all that shit tied together. I also stopped using Google for my googling, not only because of privacy concerns, but also because you don't get neutral search results.

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