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  • 1 month ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    You can't just stop at Facebook, that's never going to work. I voted in the Republican primary by absentee ballot in my state a while back, I now receive mailers and emails from groups like Red State Briefings, The Political Insider and the heritage foundation... I've never signed up for any of these things but I made the mistake of absentee voting and that required an email to email the forms which they promptly sold to their friends. So while you can hit Facebook they will still get the crazy stuff because if they vote it's going to show up in their inbox. Not that Democrats are great on that front, I get a dozen texts a day during election season about voting this way or pressuring my Senator to vote that way... I don't even know how they got my number, let alone know it's mine, it's not even in my name... Damn data mining.

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  • 1 month ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I wonder if the swap to ARM is in hopes of shutting down the hackintosh community, without the Intel CPU's they won't really have a way to run this anymore. More likely I guess they are probably cheaper and slowing down hackintosh is just a side benefit though.

  • 2 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Sadly this ugly cellphone interface will be mandatory eventually, Twitter started out like this allowing you to turn it off then went full new interface, screw you if you don't like it. The only way to get away from it, don't use Facebook.

  • 2 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    “There are times in life when differences should be put aside,” Macmillan CEO John Sargent wrote in a memo to librarians

    Yeah and the second this looks to be over he'll return to this god awful plan and is probably going to beg other publishers to follow suit, they already charge libraries exorbitant amounts and limit the number of patrons that can borrow the item before they need to buy it again.

  • 2 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    You mean those "temporary" measures aren't going to be temporary, well color me shocked !

  • 3 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    As recently as June of 2019 Google was actively planning to break ad-blockers by creating and implementing their Manifest v3 changes, which would change how the API's that the blockers use work. source

    In November, they started implementing the change in the development branch, Chrome Canary. source

    Google's Response to the public outcry in June was to claim, No, Chrome isn’t killing ad blockers -- we’re making them safer So much like politicians like to scream for the kids, Google plans to scream for security! Despite months prior claiming it was to increase performance.

    If you are thinking well I'll just use Firefox or Microsoft Edge, well Firefox likes to remain compatibility with Chrome so it's easy for extensions to work on both, they don't want a scenario where extensions aren't available for them because most people use Chrome, but they have said they have no plan to implement or make mandatory that specific part of manifest v3. Microsoft had originally come out against the change but then decided to go all-in with Google by making Edge a chromium-based browser so who knows. Mozilla's page on Manifest V3

    So to answer the posts original question, we haven't won and the battle rages on with King Google ready to strike a decisively bad blow to adblocking. It really was a bad decision to let an advertising company become the creator of the world's leading internet browser, we should have known one day they would come for the extensions that hurt their bottom line. Much like the ISP owning the Cable companies.

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  • 3 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I wouldn't necessarily call it lazy, we use so much technology these days that could be considered lazy, cars when you could walk, microwaves when you could use the stove, a washing machine when you could use a tub and wash board, a dryer when you could use a clothesline... I think it's just the natural progression of technology taking over menial tasks, technology creep. We are so busy thinking of if we can do it and not asking why are we doing it and that's how we get this.

    Personally this type of technology is great for somebody that can't get home at the pets feeding time because traffic is bad or the boss mandated overtime. Some people pay for people to come feed their pets while they are out of town, now you just buy a device and skip paying a person. That works better for cats than dogs though thanks to automated self cleaning litter boxes also being a thing. But, still there is a place for this type of technology.

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  • 3 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I added a related link because NYTimes wanted me to get an account and that wasn't going to happen, I think it's the same story and wasn't behind a wall for me.

    I notice this on grubhub a lot, our closest Chinese place charges $1 more for everything on the menu if you order through grubhub. So these days I use them to see the menu and then go to the store and place the order and save $5-6, plus no tip or delivery fee, so it's win win I guess because they don't have to share the profit.

  • 3 months ago
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  • 3 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    You know, you can go over to the Google Play store and see app permissions, and TikTok and Reddit's official apps have almost identical permission requirements.

  • 11 months ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    To recover a system with a corrupt registry hive, Microsoft recommends that you use a system restore point.”

    I think the really messed up part of this is that Microsoft is recommending system restore which is another function they have disabled as a default on Windows 10.

    Posted in: WTF, Microsoft?

     
  • 1 year ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    It only takes one family member to agree to this to completely screw you too. Even if you do nothing wrong it's only a matter of time before they collect the sample and send it to advertising, healthcare and insurance providers to jack your rates up and target ads to you.

  • 1 year ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    What I got out of it is that iPhone and other apple sales have been down because just maybe nobody wants to spend a grand for a phone each year and that means they need to expand to new customers outside the ecosystem in order to keep posting record profits and keep shareholders happy.

    I'm guessing this is apples way of testing the waters for an Apple TV that is actually a TV and not a plug in device much like Amazon has now started making TV's with the fireTV software built in.

  • 1 year ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    This is my only real major concern with legalization, the inability of a roadside test. With alcohol you have the breathalyzer, with other drugs it's going to have to be blood, and that's going to be a hassle.

  • 1 year ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Apparently only the writers get money if a song is played on the radio, no the artist, but as a cowriter I guess she would get something. Source

    Also, that source makes it sound like she's really getting ripped off by the royalty companies like BMI and ASCAP who are collecting two sources of royalty from streamers.

  • 1 year ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    I question how the use of the tattoo's in a game are not covered under fair use, the person they are on is a part of a much larger body of artwork and in theory, that means the tattoos are technically a derivative of the original work because they aren't the focus of the work.

  • 1 year ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    The show yesterday did a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49, the zone advertisers want, and that is better than 99% of non-sports stuff on TV. That's not a bad rating and that means it's highly unlikely that they'll be forced to take a pay cut or get cancelled, but I'd guess it is likely they remain a 10-13 episode season show.

  • 1 year ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    Legal marijuana is going to replace it, from what I understand smoking pot is just as bad and maybe worse for you, and the CDC breaks down its current problems and cites sources for what they claim.

  • 1 year ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    How does a former American spy on the run with Asylum in Russia know any of this? He's got to just be guessing, I just don't believe that Russia is letting him do intelligence work other than telling them what he knows, so to me it just seems like he's guessing and is using this to keep his name out there.

  • 1 year ago
    Comment NinjaKlaus

    For a thousand dollars per phone these days that shouldn't be happening, of course the fact it does is also extremely interesting and I'd have never thought about Helium or any other gas interfering with my phone.