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Comment: Re:Adblock is doing something right (Score 1) 687

by thejynxed (#48551359) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

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Mind you, this is a fresh installation of ABP for Chrome, essentially. Only one month old. On my venerable Firefox installation, I am over 20 million ads blocked. I also use a HOSTS file, so there's quite a bit filtered at the gate so to speak.

I block any and all ads, I don't care what site it is. Too many incidences of malware infestations and remote pwning via malicious scripts in ads for me to make any other choice.

Comment: Re:Weird lightsabre design (Score 1) 390

by thejynxed (#48487661) Attached to: First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

To prevent what we saw happen to Luke's hand in The Empire Strikes Back, that's why. Also, the Sith took pride in and had more individuality when it came to designing their hilts.

I just hope Abrams and Disney at least tosses us fans a few bones with the crystal colors of the sabers though. There were more than just Blue, Green, and Red.

Comment: Re:Whoa whoa whoa (Score 1) 642

by thejynxed (#48409805) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Wut...even their most mainstream members like Dworkin and McKinnon were like this, so to sit and say "It is only an obnoxious minority", is being very dishonest.

I am still awaiting the great whitewashing and angry denial that will come when the mainstream really looks into the origins of Feminism and find out how classist, racist, etc the entire thing has been from the beginning. Then the cherry on top will be when they start reading about the avid support for eugenics and eugenics programs their most prominent members and supporters have espoused over the years. Yes, Eugenic Feminism is/was a thing, and had monetary and other support from such well-known people as Andrew Carnegie, Margaret Sanger, and John D. Rockefeller.

Comment: Re:Bastards ... (Score 1) 327

by thejynxed (#48358339) Attached to: Mozilla Updates Firefox With Forget Button, DuckDuckGo Search, and Ads

Do Not Track is useless anyhow, as I don't know a single website that actually obeys it.

As for tracking people, that's pretty much becoming trivial, and if more ISPs decide to copycat what Verizon is apparently doing with planting identifiers in the headers of packets coming from your machine, anyone and their mother will be able to know it's you.

Comment: Re:The Articles Intel Dropped the Site For (Score 1) 724

by thejynxed (#48050107) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

If that shocks you, you should read archives of her (now deleted) Tweets on Twitter. Implying black men are nothing but "hood men" (while saying in the same/related Tweet that she wanted to say "something worse") and black girls are "hood rats" is only the start of it. She also gloats about ruining the careers of aspiring devs and female journalists.

We won't even get into her wish to have someone make a Nazi Dating Sim.

She's all around one of the most shitty people I've ever come across online.

P.S. - If you see anyone decrying the decision of Intel - take it with a grain of salt. They aren't a corporation full of stupid idiots too dumb to do research into the entire situation before making decisions to remove advertising or parrot stupid nonsense due to being too lazy to actually look into matters.

Comment: Re:This sounds like something from The Onion (Score 1) 724

by thejynxed (#48049961) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Oh, there was at least one petitioner who received a response from Intel directly. They stated that they were concerned with the tone and politicization of the editorial content on Gamasutra and that they would no longer advertise there.

Which makes perfect sense, since Intel is a corporation with a brand to protect, and they would be remiss in protecting that brand, if you have game industry sites basically telling your clientele that they are "dead", "shitbags", and "should be removed from the earth" and then don't remove your advertising support.

Also, the President of Intel is a woman, so in before "MAHOGANY!"

Comment: Re:Not Enough (Score 1) 533

by thejynxed (#47885965) Attached to: AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

With the vast uptake of mobile devices, this is coming much sooner than most people realize. I have a 64 GB micro-SD card in my Galaxy, but I still find myself sending photos and whatnot to my Google Drive account on a regular basis just to make room for more (I take lots of pics with my phone - mainly work related, when I need quick snapshots of off-the-truck damaged merchandise or improperly shipped hazmats to send to corporate and to my LP supervisor).

My wife has it a bit easier - her Nikon camera sends her photos automatically back to her computer over cell service (or wifi if wifi is available). She's been pestering me to setup a Google Drive account for her so she can do the same with her LG Optimus - she only has a 16 GB micro SD card.

Comment: Re: Mecial Cannabis companies (Score 1) 275

by thejynxed (#47877139) Attached to: California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

You need remedial reading comprehension. It was a grocery store selling loss leaders as a part of sales for actual family grocery shoppers, not "We're selling loss leaders so this greedy-assed restaurant owner can come clean out all of the sale items for her restaurant." Which is what they said to begin with.

I'd have banned her and her family after the first time she tried sending one of her kids in, let alone more than one of them.

Hell, I work for a major corporation that sells things, and we have policies in place banning exactly this kind of thing from "customers". Extreme couponers are also another one who are banned by policy.

Comment: Re:For me... (Score 1) 635

by thejynxed (#47793645) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

It's a mixture of FTTN, coax, and regular "DSL type" POTS copper lines. The dirty secret of Uverse, is that it is really just a mish-mash of what was already present, with them "maybe" upgrading a few things here and there. This allows them to get away with charging people more than what they would for normal DSL, and also get away with the "up to" disclaimer nonsense for their speeds.

It's part of the reasons results for Uverse can vary even more widely within a same-service area than cell phone coverage.

Comment: Re:Its all a zero sum game (Score 1) 341

Except in PA, where Verizon is required by the Commonwealth to roll out and offer DSL even in the most rural of areas if enough of the neighbors get together and decide they want it.

Results vary in other States/Commonwealths, of course.

And of course, we also have Comcast and Time Warner, with Comcast having their headquarters in Philadelphia.

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