Third time this week. I'm reading through slashdot comments on my mobile and get a popup ad with a "data:text/html;base64" url. Here's a couple screen grabs:
first photo shows the URL. second photo shows that chrome thinks the page is still on slashdot's website. The ad pops up and fills the screen on it's own, without me clicking on anything (so it's on some sort of setTimeout or something). It won't let me use the back button either. This crap is very invasive. Slashdot should not be showing these sort of ads
Confirmed. I've seen it multiple times in the past few weeks on my Android phone's Chrome browser.
Now, there are billions of end users who don't give a toss about how it works so long as it does. We're no longer the majority, or even a dominant force
My point reiterated.
... to force your morality unto everyone else. Of course he's proud of his "successes."
It's not an issue of morality; it's an issue of legality. Being Jewish is illegal in most states. If you disagree with the law, you can write to your and suggest he/she vote to change the law. That doesn't mean you get to disobey it. This good German citizen was not breaking any laws. The Jews he caught were.
You'd have been one of the first to slap on a brown shirt, wouldn't you?
This is a good thing. Appreciate investment in mesh internet technology. If some tech-savvy-group-hated corporate entity starts getting people to think about the idea, maybe an open source solution will come about if it picks up momentum. If you hate the idea of a corporate dystopia where all internet pipes are monitored, start working on open source hardware and software projects to truly decentralize the internet from the lowest levels of hardware and network communication. Corporate America is 100% in control over the internet right now in terms of the L1-L2 side of networking, so do something about it or stop complaining.
And in bad form, replying to self... I can tell you from the inside that it is only going to get worse in terms of the pipe you get to your house. Your data is only going to be monitored more. The bandwidth and latency you get will get shittier. The ads will get shittier. The choices will become more monopolized. Look at the types of mergers and acquisitions the Dept. of Whatever is approving these days if you want to know what is really going on behind the scenes. Do something about it and contribute to an open source solutions that supports your ideologies. Do not expect corporate america or a start-up to provide salvation. Any startup that is a threat to telcos will be bought and shut down in months to maintain the grip. The internet will relentlessly march towards the misery of cable television unless THE COMMUNITY of apt developers provides free/libre/working solutions to real world problems. What are you doing about it? Who are you voting for that recognizes the issues? Who do you work for that is making the problem worse? Open access to free flowing information is the foundation of free society. The hug-box don't-offend-me mentality of this new web will kill innovation in the long run and stifle dissenting and boisterous voices who otherwise could have effected positive change on what the internet looks like in 200 years. Torvalds paved the way for the libre OS. Let's do it for the internet's communication medium from the H/W side. This means ensuring FCC doesn't get paid off to stop every attempt to do so. Think about what you've seen the software side of the internet turn into in the past 20 years, and mentally project how the H/W side is going to go with regards to control, regulation, and monitoring unless somebody develops a solution for distributed free internet so powerful and so ubiquitous that the momentum of change cannot be stopped by the voting shareholder majorities.
Thisi is what happens when you plunder alien technology from their crashed vehicles without understanding the underlying theories and principles before grafting it onto our own.
How the fuck is this +5 Interesting? Do you millennials really believe the US Gov is using alien technology in it's UAVs? I'm guessing none of you have seen the type of shit that passes for code in the government.
There must be more to life than having everything. -- Maurice Sendak