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Comment Welcome to the Red Queen's race. (Score 1) 244

I agree that there's too much advertising, but why would anyone cut down?
Bandwidth is cheep, serving an ad costs almost nothing.
If it's costs $0.0000001, the ad doesn't have to be very effective to be cost effective.

Sure, everyone will complain, and even the advertisers will agree that the world would be better served with fewer adds.
But they'll still want to advertise just a bit more than their competitors...

Comment Re:My personal web site does not support HTTPS (Score 1) 136

... The user's browser will warn the hell out of them ...

Exactly. Which is why I find that unacceptable.

The problem lies not with the ability to turn on encryption - that's relatively easy.
It's the browser acting as if a self signed certificate is less secure than no certificate.

Let's encrypt may be better, but it depends on how browsers decide to treat domain-validated certificates.

Comment My personal web site does not support HTTPS (Score 0) 136

I run Apache and I even compiled in HTTPS support, but here's the thing; I need a valid certificate which costs real money.

Is there an anonymous way to run an HTTPS server?
Something that doesn't guarantee the identity of the website, but still allows the traffic to be encrypted?

Comment Or they're lying. (Score 1) 643

In college, I remember a survey that claimed college men were having sex three times as often as college women.
We all got a chuckle out of this, since it was obvious (to us) that the results were wrong.
Either the men were bragging the numbers up, or the women were demuring the numbers down, probably both.

But I'm sure this time all survey respondents were perfectly truthful.~

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