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Comment Re:Guilty by omission? (Score 5, Interesting) 220

This seems more to be a forum than social media to me. I don't have friends or follow anyone and post no media. Slashdot would only be considered social media in the very broadest sense. I post on a few forums but have no social media presence at all in what is generally understood to be such, like Twitter, Facebook, et al.

Comment Re:Primary browser: Vivaldi (Score 1) 195

Vivaldi user here too.
Ublock Origin
uMatrix since Chromium based browsers do not have No Script like I used in Firefox
I did have HTTPS Everywhere, but there is a bug in it that prevents you from seeing your Netflix DVD queue so I had to remove it. I still have a DVD plan as there are many titles I want to see that are available on streaming.

Comment Didn't realize IMDB was that old (Score 1) 59

I didn't realize IMDB was that old. I remember getting a CD of Microsoft Cinemania in 1994, which was the best reference that I knew of for movies at the time. I think they came out with a new one yearly, but Internet databases such as IMDB could be updated easier and more frequently so they stopped publishing Cinemania.

Comment Authorized resellers (Score 3, Insightful) 468

One problem is that how does the consumer know who are authorized resellers? Ubisoft doesn't have a list that I can find, so how do you know if a site is legitimate or not? It's hard to go by the old adage "if it looks too good to be true, it probably is" anymore, with so many sites having sales at cut rate prices on digital goods. I picked up a few "too good to be true" bargains last month during the Steam sales.

Comment I don't use glasses to read (Score 1) 464

I have progressives and don't mind them after getting used to them. I actually read better with no glasses, but if I have my arm about halfway extended, then things start getting fuzzy. I use my glasses for long distance and for looking at the monitor since it is about 2 feet away, anything closer (reading distance) I take off the glasses.

Comment Consent to search (Score 4, Insightful) 462

And for heaven’s sake, don’t consent to a search if you are carrying a big roll of legitimate cash.

I have been pulled over twice for minor offenses such as a burned out taillight bulb and then had my vehicle searched for no cause. The police said they smelled marijuana and didn't need my consent. Basically, all they have to do is lie and the Bill of Rights is just a piece of paper as far as they are concerned. They found nothing either time.

Comment Typical day of usage for me (Score 1) 355

Download 4.69
Upload 0.40
Total 5.09
This is what a typical day looks like when I check my online usage with AT&T DSL. Those totals are in GB, so they are saying that I am uploading 400 MB, which is BS. Other than the occasional picture attached to an email, I upload nothing, no torrents, no facetime/skype, nada, yet they say I do nearly 1/2 a GB a day. That's about 10% of my download ratio, so they have to be measuring network overhead. That ovehead adds up to about 12 GB a month, so my 150 GB cap is really in the 130+ range.

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