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Comment Re:200 Million Yahoo "Users" (Score 1) 169

Lately, Yahoo has been nagging me to not use anything but their official apps and web interface to access my email. I guess this news is why.

Screw that. I pay $20/yr for SMS/IMAP access to my email there. That means I get to use Thunderbird and iOS Mail, and they get to keep their servers secure.

I use Yahoo mail regularly, mostly for job search and other official biz. I joined years ago and was able to get [firstname].[lastname]@yahoo.com for each member of my family when they started allowing the dot to be used left of the 'at.'

(For personal email and website registrations I use my earthlink address.)

Comment Re:Radicalized through Islam (Score 2) 404

Call it what it is: religiously fundamentalist motivated mass murder.

It wasn't terrorism. It was most certainly NOT intended to bring about any political or policy change, or even make a political statement.

It was lethal grade bigotry, inspired by a fundamentalist upbringing - fundamentalist Islam vs Christian is moot.

Comment Re:WTF Apple (Score 1) 249

Whoever thought this was a good idea is a fucking idiot.

This has been a feature of Yahoo Web Mail for years, and I would wager it was conceived at GMail, though I don't use it so I'm only guessing.

When you paste a URL into Yahoo Mail you get a little mini menu that allows you to make it just a plain hyperlink, or even plaintext. I'm hoping Apple steals that too.

Comment Absolutely not (Score 5, Interesting) 301

No Facebook, no Twitter, no Gmail, no LinkedIn. I refuse to let my personal information, social connections, and browsing habits be used as fodder for profit. I'm an old school NNTP nerd who still believes that spam means repetition, autoplay video is a crime against humanity, and anonymity is a fundamental right.

My lawn? Have a field day. It's vast and vigorous. I might even come out and play hackey sack with you... Just don't ask me for ID.

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