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I really don't want this to have to be my thing but AVG was bought by Avast was bought by (ugh) "NortonLifeLock" so where do you think it's heading?

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I stopped using AVG when it started throwing ads and pop-unders at me. Actually I haven't used any antivirus in a few years now. Fuck it.

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The Happiness Engine wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:30 pm I really don't want this to have to be my thing but AVG was bought by Avast was bought by (ugh) "NortonLifeLock" so where do you think it's heading?
We all die ina Mexican prison!!
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AArdvark wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:35 pm I stopped using AVG when it started throwing ads and pop-unders at me. Actually I haven't used any antivirus in a few years now. Fuck it.
That was actually a good move:

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... us-is-bad/

I did the same. Haven't used an AV for over 7 years or so.

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I think this summarizes what I hate about webapps.

I logged into Edge this morning, I was going to post under the Cyberganked Twitter account. I copied a link from Github. When I did that, Edge popped up the following:
New options for copying URLs in Microsoft Edge settings
When you copy URLs, a friendly link of the URL (title of the page) is available to paste by default instead of the actual URL.

Want to paste the actual URL? Use Ctrl+Shift+V

If you want to have your default copy and paste format as the actual URL, select "Change default".
... Yes, motherfuckers, I want to **paste the actual URL, not your ad-tracking piece of shit garbage version of it.** And *I* am the one that has to change. I am the one that now has to "Control Shift V". It is nice that they said I can set it back. But also what I can do is simply not use Edge any more.

I made it 14 minutes before computer programs angered me this morning.
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The next one is a true GMICP:
Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 21.04, codenamed Hirsute Hippo, was released on 22 April 2021. [...] Support for drag and drop from the file manager to the desktop was also added.
The wait is over. It only took them until 2021 to add this amazing new feature.

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1994 will finally be the Year of Linux on the Desktop!

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We need to make an operating system. Let's do something different around here and focus our anger inward.
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Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:39 pm We need to make an operating system. Let's do something different around here and focus our anger inward.
I used to build my own custom Linux kernels in late 1998. We could totally do this. However, we would spend the next 2 years arguing over features and which desktop UI system to use!

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Ok, another Gmail complaint. These fucks just can't stop messing with shit. Now on one of my gmail accounts it has started throwing up a bright yellow warning box whenever I want to send an email to a prospect. It thinks I need a warning EVERY single time that I should make sure not to send sensitive information to outside contacts. OK. I got it the last 20 times I had to click out of it. Why don't they go all the way and warn me every single time that I shouldn't click links on any unfamiliar emails.

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odyssia76 wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 10:47 pm Ah. You used USPS. Mistake #1. They consider tracking to9 be pretty much optional. Their tracking numbers are made up. When they lose something (i.e., constantly) their attitude is ":oh well, tough shit." Never, ever send anything via USSPS where it actually matters if it gets there. No matter how much tracking shit they offer to put on it.
For what it's worth:

1. When I lived in Denver, the USPS themselves constantly stole our packages.
2. I had an arcade monitor shipped via FedEx and they destroyed it.
3. I had a flat LCD arcade monitor shipped by UPS and they destroyed it.
4. The USPS lost and charged me and did not honor the insurance for the computer I sent Jizaboz.

So I really just have a bad experience with one and then wait till the other two fuck up.

I DID have one recently good experience with UPS though. I shipped an arcade board to Arkadia Retrocade via UPS and they packed it and got it there successfully.

The only one who hasn't fucked me is DHL but we can't pick them in this country usually.
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Casual Observer wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:33 pm Ok, another Gmail complaint. These fucks just can't stop messing with shit. Now on one of my gmail accounts it has started throwing up a bright yellow warning box whenever I want to send an email to a prospect. It thinks I need a warning EVERY single time that I should make sure not to send sensitive information to outside contacts. OK. I got it the last 20 times I had to click out of it. Why don't they go all the way and warn me every single time that I shouldn't click links on any unfamiliar emails.
If you have uBlock Origin, you might be able to click on that annoying element and tell uBlock to never show it again.

You might!!!!!!!!
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I recently discovered a guy who makes video mixtapes by mashing together hundreds of clips. Most of the clips are from old kung-fu movies that have fallen into the public domain, with other random bits thrown in. He streams them online for free, but says you can have access to the archives of old mixtapes for $5/month. I decided to sign up and was sent a link to a Google Drive share where I can view all the videos, but not download them.

I really wanted to download the videos so that I could put them on rotation out in my building, where I don't always have great bandwidth. I thought there must be a way to download the videos, so I typed "how do you download videos from protected Google Drive shares" and found a video on YouTube made by a twelve-year-old kid explaining how to do it. By putting Chrome (or any) browser in develop mode you can find the video being called, open it in a new tab, and then do a file/save-as.

I'm not sure which bothers me more... that Google's video protection/security can be bypassed by a simple browser trick, or that I had to have a 12YO kid show me how to do it. Either way, I'm happily downloading the videos now and plan to continue supporting the guy while he makes new videos.
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Someone said that one of the reasons to install some form of Internet blocking software - like the kind that blocks porn - is to see if your kid is smart enough to figure a way to get around it, if so, they've proven worthy enough to see it.

In my case, this place not only blocks porn, but VPNs, anonymizers, sites dealing with information about guns, and probably other things. You can't go to any VPN site, as they said in Die Hard, "The block comes down like a fucking anvil."

But one google search, 15 minutes later and a free signup, then 1/2 hour to download and install the software, and I had the equivalent of a free private VPN. Fuck them.

I do not understand why - other than possibly to prevent access to sites distributing malware - why they restrict adults from seeing things. Why should they care? Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects them from liability, too.
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So you're all for authority until it stops you from seeing some boobies. I see how it goes.
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Wait, the commander said he doesn't use porn. . .

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Casual Observer wrote: Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:41 pm Wait, the commander said he doesn't use porn. . .
Well, I'm sure if he does, TNarcos will rat on himself and then himself in.
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Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:30 pm So you're all for authority until it stops you from seeing some boobies. I see how it goes.
I don't remember saying I was in favor of any authority. I said I could understand blocking malware distribution sites. I did not say t supported prohibiting access to information.
Casual Observer wrote: Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:41 pm Wait, the commander said he doesn't use porn. . .
No, but my brother does, and if I have to go to the website of a company that produces lesbian erotic videos to purchase one for his birthday, or Christmas, that they then ship direct to him, then I need to connect there.

Also, it forbids connection to asstr.org, which is an archive of text files. No pictures, no audio, no video. And it disallows sites that discuss guns. It disallows access to VPNs. There might be other sites it does not allow that I do not have an interest in at this time, but I don't know about.
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Would you considered yourself censored?

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Tdarcos wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:25 am
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:30 pm So you're all for authority until it stops you from seeing some boobies. I see how it goes.
I don't remember saying I was in favor of any authority. I said I could understand blocking malware distribution sites. I did not say t supported prohibiting access to information.
Casual Observer wrote: Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:41 pm Wait, the commander said he doesn't use porn. . .
No, but my brother does, and if I have to go to the website of a company that produces lesbian erotic videos to purchase one for his birthday, or Christmas, that they then ship direct to him, then I need to connect there.
Why would you purchase a physical media porn video to ship anywhere in 2021? Also, that's a creepy birthday gift.

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