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Comment: Re:Pao Wants "Safe Spaces" for Shills and Ideologu (Score 1) 384 384

Reddit is rather stupid in that it counts mobile devices as unique visitors every time they swap network ids, such as when they move from wifi to cell, or from cell tower to cell tower. Even if you are using a verified/registered account, say you swap from your home wifi network to your cell provider, to the wifi network at the coffee shop down the block - you've now just been counted three times as a unique visitor.

Comment: Re:i left reddit in protest of bad treatment by mo (Score 1) 384 384

What's worse is seeing your submission with an actual wrote-out summary, etc in the rejection pile, but see the exact same story get posted hours (and sometimes days) later and it's nothing but a copy-paste of the PR blurb found on one of the sites linked, including all of their spelling mistakes.

Comment: Re:It was only a matter of time (Score 1) 384 384

Shadowbanning was never meant to be used in the corrupt manner it is being used for. It was a tool originally created to help filter out spam bots that at the time were plaguing the site. Now it's simply being used to punish people with the wrong opinions or whatever other whim an admin has on that day.

Comment: Re:Mostly because our food is shit. (Score 1) 409 409

Well yeah, because potatoes are in the same family (Solanaceae) as nightshade and raw potatoes exhibit the exact same alkaloids (at a reduced concentration).

"The family includes the Datura or Jimson weed, eggplant, mandrake, deadly nightshade or belladonna, capsicum (paprika, chile pepper), potato, tobacco, tomato, and petunia."

Comment: Robotics (Score 1) 135 135

Get into robotics, especially any of the companies working on space-bound robotics. There's several companies designing and testing robots right now for space missions that aren't currently feasible for humans to do. There's going to be a need for all sorts of software engineers and other IT specialists for this industry.

(Also because so many industries are heading towards automation, it's good to get in on the ground floor, so to speak, especially in one that is going to do nothing but grow.)

Comment: Nice try with your hyperbole. (Score 1) 161 161

"What's clear is that allowing ad-blockers in iOS 9 could deliver a serious blow to Google, the biggest rival to Apple in the mobile space, because advertising remains a massive portion of the search giant's income."

These people keep saying this, and yet Apple is still considered an also-also-ALSO ran in two of the world's potentially largest markets: China and India. In these markets, Android and other OSes (and the mobile manufacturers behind them) rule the roost and Apple barely makes a dent (and isn't that much in total world-wide market share, either).

Comment: Re:Auto-adjust levels Corel Photopaint (Score 1) 420 420

What is interesting to me, is the fact that the brain itself might be operating automatically in a way that color correction software does when working with photographs for some people, while for others it simply does not do so in a consistent manner, or at all.

That being said, my first self-response when seeing the photo was "The entire photo looks wrong".

I saw a kind of bluish-white and the kind of brown with yellow hints that you see when you shine a flashlight that gives off "yellow" light through dyed black cloth (which is also similar to the effect you get when you apply a little chlorine to cloth that has been dyed black).

Another thing that I found personally interesting to me, was that from my perception, the overall photo itself seemed to have had a blue tint to it, as if the room it was taken in was being lit by a LED light similar to the ones I have in my bathroom (when first turned on, the light they give off is very blue-shifted until they warm up and become a very bright white).

Comment: Re:Firefox for Android FTW (Score 1) 188 188

Try AdFree, AdAway, or minminguard (an Xposed module).

I believe the first two require full root, the module works with either temproot or full root.

Minminguard blocks the API calls in apps directly, so they can't even call for the ad download (thus no ads get downloaded period).

AdFree and AdAway work with the HOSTs file, so it is also recommended to have a HOSTs editor of some sort if you need to manually make adjustments.

I use AdFree and see very minimal amount of adverts - on the mobile version of Slashdot for instance, I only get the static ads in between the post and the comments section, and none of the annoying, moving, flashy, sound-filled ads.

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