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Comment Re:Firefox cookie management, too (Score 1) 106

Sadly, nope.

Cookie Controller seems to be wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too complex for what it provides, yet if it doesn't allow me finer control over the setting of cookies in the first place I'm not sure it's worth it.

I guess Mozilla is in cahoots with advertisers these days. YOU MUST ACCEPT COOKIES. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!

Comment Re:They delete and lock accounts too often (Score 1) 75

I am suspicious of the notion that "The Cloud" is automatically superior in every way. I've seen the arguments that cloud services typically have high availability, are managed by smart teams, are accessible from everywhere. But the people saying this are likely IT pros doing the grunt work.

I don't trust the company itself not to get sold and change the terms of service, go POOF!, or turn back every single cracking attempt (the bad guys only need to succeed ONCE). If I host my own password manager it is entirely up to me and I present a much smaller attack surface compared to a centralized repository sitting on the open internet.

Comment Re: What about electrical, plumbing etc? (Score 1) 315

Additionally, the code is typically the minimum standard to meet. I know a guy who was a certified electrician who added a room to his house and wired it himself. The inspector failed him because it didn't meet code--because it greatly exceeded code and the inspector didn't recognize it.

Sometimes you just can't win.

Comment Re:Copyright term rollback? Plead the Fifth (Score 1) 157

What did the public at large gain from what Congress gave in the first place by extending the term? Did Congress create value out of thin air by extending it? If so, then that is the creation effectively of the People.

What government giveth, the government taketh away.

Comment Firefox cookie management, too (Score 1, Informative) 106

Firefox somewhere back in the low- to mid-40 version nummers eliminated the option to ask the user for each new cookie that sites try to set. This was valuable to anal-retentive users like me who could allow the target site and maybe its CDN to set cookies, but BIGINVASIVEADS.COM and TRACKYOUREVERYMOVE.NET would get nada.

Remember when these were the upstart, alternative browsers out to help the little guy?

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