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Favorite clickbait hook?

SeaFox Re:Am I doing something right? (181 comments)

One trick I use is to hover over the link. Sometimes the missing piece of information is in the URL, then I can decide if I actually want to give them a click. For instance, "You'll never believe what scientist have found to cause headaches!".

Then the link will be "www.cnn.com/blah/blah/caffeine.withdrawl.headaches.html\

Sounds like your one weird trick is something advertisers don't want us to know!

4 hours ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

SeaFox Aero? (150 comments)

Can we have our transparency back?

9 hours ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

SeaFox Re:Of course it's worse (302 comments)

Until Microsoft has a production release, it's not even fair to compare the two.

Agreed. Not to use the old joke, but in this case comparing a pre-release beta build to a finished, released product is an apples to oranges comparison (or maybe apples to lemons would be more appropriate).

yesterday
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Favorite clickbait hook?

SeaFox None seen? (181 comments)

There should be a poll option for "I don't see any of these because I use an ad blocker".

The biggest clickbait I see is headlines that mention Apple or its iToys for a story.

yesterday
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

SeaFox Re:It's the OS, Stupid (247 comments)

No, try a MacBook Air, running iOS, but with a regular Ethernet jack on it, too.

Why the MacBook Air? Because its so lightweight and gets such great battery life now -- would probably do even better if running iOS instead of full OSX.

Why iOS? Because it's much harder for the average computer illiterate person to screw up the machine, and it still lets them get on the Internet, use Facebook, access email, and play games, which is all they really care about anyway.

Why an Ethernet jack? Because wi-fi simply isn't good enough sometimes. Also what if the wireless router gets its settings wiped and needs to be reconfigured? WPS is not the answer. Also Internet technical support is not going to troubleshoot connectivity issues over wi-fi and take the results seriously.

2 days ago
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Kickstarter Cancels Anonabox Funding Campaign

SeaFox Re:SlashDot Is Watching You (75 comments)

I have Adblock Plus set to block social stuff, too. Maybe it's filtering some stuff before Disconnect gets it.

2 days ago
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Kickstarter Cancels Anonabox Funding Campaign

SeaFox Re:SlashDot Is Watching You (75 comments)

I believe you're thinking of Ghostery, actually.
And that's if you have the Ghostrank feature turned on, which helps the makers financially, but it is disabled by default.

2 days ago
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The One App You Need On Your Resume If You Want a Job At Google

SeaFox Re:Ugh (197 comments)

I prefer the old Battletech/Mechwarrior line from the 90's, "Information is Ammunition".

2 days ago
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High-Tech Walkers Could Help Japan's Elderly Stay Independent

SeaFox Re:I saw this movie (34 comments)

It's only a matter of time before the walkers go rogue and a special task force has to be formed to stop them.

You forgot the part where the task force is made up of high-schoolers, and a trip to the beach is required as part of the mission.

2 days ago
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Kickstarter Cancels Anonabox Funding Campaign

SeaFox Re:SlashDot Is Watching You (75 comments)

Are you sure that's sixteen separate companies?

Disconnect is showing 16 counters for me too.
  - 12 content-related requests from Google
  - 3 Google social-related requests
  - One analytics request from ComScore

Looks like two companies to me.

3 days ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

SeaFox Re:5K display (and computer) for $2500 (352 comments)

I seem to remember there was a restriction that the iMac had to be turned on to act as a monitor. So you would be wasting the power of running the machine just to use the screen. Has that changed?

4 days ago
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Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

SeaFox Re:In short... (232 comments)

Vote with your money.

Yes, that's exactly what Comcast is going to do -- by giving a bunch of money to the only person who really matters in this whole thing -- the City Manager.

5 days ago
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Google Finds Vulnerability In SSL 3.0 Web Encryption

SeaFox Re:Chrome Dumbed Down (68 comments)

Tick this box to break the internet? Those kinds of options just cause user frustration. Security should not be optional.

How about those users not mess around with checkboxes if they don't know what they're doing to start with, leaving them for those people who do.
That's the whole point of segregating settings into "basic" and "advanced" sections.

This pandering-to-the-morons thing is starting to put all of us at risk.

5 days ago
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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

SeaFox Re:Traffic Shaper? (429 comments)

He is supposed to HIRE someone that is. Just like you hire someone to install a water heater, or electrical lines. If you are deploying COMMERCIALLY, you should hire someone who knows what the fuck they are doing, or dont bother.

Most coffee shop owners are too cheap to do that. They'll just buy a basic home router from a retailer, hook it up, and then when things don't work properly they call their ISP and complain about how their Internet service problems are costing them business.

about two weeks ago
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Twitter Sues US Government Over National Security Data Requests

SeaFox Re:good for them (57 comments)

...look no further then this key $. Forcing corporations to collect data costs money, lots of it.

Yeah... like they aren't collecting the data anyway for their own marketing uses.

about two weeks ago
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Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss

SeaFox Hey Britons! (264 comments)

If you need any pointers, we have a bunch of books with accounts on stopping tyranny by governments that don't listen to you. You might want to save the tea for yourselves, though.

about two weeks ago
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HP Is Planning To Split Into Two Separate Businesses, Sources Say

SeaFox Re:HP (118 comments)

Question is - which one does 'HP' have more faith in?

Just watch and see which side they transfer all their debt to. It's a classic play called "leave your shareholders holding the bag for your mismanagement of the original company".

about two weeks ago
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Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

SeaFox Re: Friends (367 comments)

If it's a preview and they're using the same key for all the installations, why bother with a fucking key in the first place?

I'm sure the software phones home occasionally to validate the key. Once they reach commercial release (or maybe even the next major stage of development), they can revoke the key so folks can't just use this alpha release as a free copy of Windows.

about two weeks ago
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Only Two States Have Rules To Prevent Cheating On Computerized Tests

SeaFox Re:Or how about... (95 comments)

Just yesterday I was chatting with a student in a programming class. She was complaining that she got in trouble for using language features that were "not taught yet" in the class.

That is sad. I did the same thing in junior high. We had a small unit in a computer apps class on programming in Basic. I did some research in the library to come up with idea for a group project program and ended up making a game. I used RND to randomize the outcome of a choice, a function that had never been covered in class. That and the fact the teacher could tell I wrote the whole game myself (since i was a lousy typist the other guys typed up what I'd handwritten) earned me a grade of 115% of the available points.

about two weeks ago
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Redbox Streaming Service To Shut Down October 7th

SeaFox Re:So um (64 comments)

LOL.

It's still people trying to use the unlimited Internet service they paid for, of course Verizon will keep throttling them.

about two weeks ago

Submissions

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SeaFox SeaFox writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SeaFox writes "Macworld reports that a U.S. judge has denied the request of E360Insight to have Spamhaus's domain pulled by ICANN. Judge Charles P. Kocoras wrote that such an action would "not correspond to the gravity of the offending conduct." ICANN has previously said that even if served such an order they would not have the authority or ability to carry out such a request and it would be the up to the actual registrar to carry out the action. Spamhaus's registrar, Tucows is based in Canada, making the situation even more complicated. Tucows could not be reached for comment at the time of ICANN's statement on October 12th."
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SeaFox SeaFox writes  |  more than 8 years ago

SeaFox writes "Mac-rumor site ThinkSecret reports that at least part of Apple's WebObjects, the web application infstructure that powers the iTunes Music Store and Apple's own online store will be Open-Sourced in a new version to be released next year. A public announcement is expected at the release of Leopard. This follows up the license fee for WebObjects falling from $50,000 to Free when Tiger was released.

From the article:
Apple will not be withdrawing support for WebObjects, sources stressed, despite the software's omission from the list of Application Server Technologies under Mac OS X 10.5 Server and the Intel-based Xserve. Portions of WebObjects code are covered by patents Apple acquired from NeXT, and Apple will keep that code in-house.

Also mentioned are changes to a J2EE-style environment and preformance improvements of four to six fold via a new threading module. Apple aquired WebObjects as part of the 1997 buyout of Steve Jobs's company NeXT."

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