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Comment Re:I hated boredom... (Score 1) 351

I have to disagree. Though the listed items for the most part deal with things that are sourced from external stimuli, the act of cogitating on them for a while does NOT have to be external. Once you've read a piece of poetry or literature, heard a song or held a political discussion, you can go back and reflect on that. Distracting oneself with Angry Birds (the apparent favourite from reading so far) can prevent reflection on past experience or taking the time to extract meaning or insight from previous stimuli. That being the case, I'm guilty of hovering over my OpenSudoku while stuck at the DMV, so what do I know?

Comment Re:Do Not Track is not a problem (Score 1) 290

Those of us with extensible browsers can do better than DoNotTrack, which relies on the good nature of the site you visit.
Try getting a browser plugin to modify your headers and set it to filter or change your Referer header (I like to set mine to something snarky, in case the site I'm visiting is watching).
I've yet to have anything noticeable break as a result of this little hack.
Steps 2 and 3? Disable Cookies and Javascript. Of course, that can take quite a bit of fun and functionality out of HTTP services, but it's your privacy.

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