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Alexa Web Search Platform Released

Seth Finklestein Re:Spyware? (63 comments)

I use Firefox with CookieJar to block Google's cookies, so I can't be tracked.

Alexa relies on an Internet Explorer plugin which makes it spyware as it is always running, even when you're not on the Internet!

about 9 years ago

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Give it a goddamn rest, editors.

Seth Finklestein Seth Finklestein writes  |  more than 10 years ago The name of the site is CNET News.com. Its URL, perplexingly, is http://news.com.com. Putting two jokes about the URL on the front page is more than stupid. It's Slashdot "editor" stupid.

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Wow.

Seth Finklestein Seth Finklestein writes  |  more than 10 years ago It's threads like this that make me proud to be a troll. I got assloads of karma and another user got the piss taken from him (because he doesn't view signatures! ha!).

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Michael has returned

Seth Finklestein Seth Finklestein writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Michael Sims posted an article today. He hadn't done so in more than two weeks, leading to speculation that Michael Sims had been fired from his post as Slashdot "editor."

Sadly, this means that I have upgraded my Slashdot boycott status from SF3 to SF2. Michael Sims' injustices will be remembered.

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Seth Finklestein Seth Finklestein writes  |  more than 11 years ago

As you know, I'm a troll impostor of Seth Finkelstein. I post long-winded diatribes to mock the fixation of Mr. Finkelstein with Slashdot and its editor Michael Sims, with whom Finkelstein has fought a long-running battle.

In a recent posting, I referenced "pictures of my daughter" with a fake URL that would suggest "my daughter's" name is Sylvia. In a retort by the real Mr. Finkelstein, he explained that "Sylvia" is in fact the name of his late grandmother.

I offer my humblest apologies to Mr. Finkelstein. I chose the name "Sylvia" arbitrarily and did not mean to evoke unpleasant memories.

In the future, I vow to post only ad hominem attacks on Michael Sims and fake legal information to fuel Slashbots' desire for what they would loosely term "freedom."

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Bleat, you sheep!

Seth Finklestein Seth Finklestein writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Wow. A really biased, unscientific comparison between Google and Overture gets moderated way the hell up without question. The Slashdot groupthink is hard at work debunking every other search engine, even though "Overture search" is merely a test of Overture's sponsored listing features.

A better comparison would have been to compare, say, a Yahoo! search to a Google search. But as we say back home, let the sheep bleat 'til you shear 'em. :)

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missing000

Seth Finklestein Seth Finklestein writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I'd just like to thank Slashdot's own missing000 for helping me out with my fascinating cybersecurity research.

Here is a comment from missing000.

From: ayoung@email.com
To: sethf@sethf.com
Subject: Stopping censorware

Hi, seth.

I enjoy your work and appreciate what you are doing for Slashdot. Enclosed, please find a confidential code listing from a major censorware program.

Using my highly-developed brain, I deconstructed the code. There were more than 500,000 web sites in there, including Slashdot and my own web site.

Thank you again, missing000, truly a great hero in the fight against Michael Sims.

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Haha

Seth Finklestein Seth Finklestein writes  |  more than 11 years ago I got a +5 post today by doing a Google search and simply pasting five matches into a short message. One of them is even a clickthrough to a Google AdWords ad! (Can you spot the clickthrough?)

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My karma

Seth Finklestein Seth Finklestein writes  |  more than 11 years ago

My karma is going up. I am the ownage. Man.

The legendary ekrout was onto something. If you just search for the article topic on AltaVista, then you can easily find a few good links to put into a post. Boom. ! Instant-o karmo.

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Hi Michael!

Seth Finklestein Seth Finklestein writes  |  more than 11 years ago Michael Sims: jellicle@inch.com
76 Swan St.
Staten Island, NY  10301
(718) 556-1002

Les jeux son fait.  The game is up.

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I am me, dammit!

Seth Finklestein Seth Finklestein writes  |  more than 12 years ago

I would like to take some time to address Mr. Michael Sims, the stupid assmonkey who has been downvoting my comments and posting anonymous messages accusing me of being a fraud.

I, Seth Finklestein, am an award-winning anti-censorware advocate. Although millions of copies of my book "Censorware and You: Why Michael Sims is a Stupid Ugly Whore" have been sold, I still have detractors. While some might suggest that these detractors are puppets of the censorware companies exacting their revenge, I have a simple answer: they are all Michael Sims.

If you ever see a comment asking me to "attest" to the validity of my award-winning opinions, just ignore it. If you have moderation points, moderate me up and moderate the anonymous trolls down. If you ask me, logged-in posters like me are the real heroes today.

Thank you.

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Stop moderating me down!

Seth Finklestein Seth Finklestein writes  |  more than 12 years ago

I would like to call attention to the fact that Michael Sims, Slashdot's most biased editor, has been systematically downvoting my posts. This cannot stand. I would now like to call for a complete and total boycott of Slashdot, especially Michael Sims.

It was bad enough that Michael Sims stole my pride and joy, the Censorware Project, but now he is causing my voice not to be heard. This cannot stand.

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