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Comment: Re: Again... (Score 1) 136

by thejynxed (#48686455) Attached to: Snowden Documents Show How Well NSA Codebreakers Can Pry

They don't even need to do that. All they need to do, is get together with their counterparts in the CIA, FBI, etc, decide exactly what they need and want to happen, then take it to the Congressional Intelligence and related committees to make it happen.

We've already seen at least the FBI chirping in on this with commentary about Apple/Google and their upcoming mandatory default encryption on phones.

Comment: Re:Adblock is doing something right (Score 1) 699

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

7 on this page
1,670,489 in total

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!"

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