I found it in the /etc directory of my Ubuntu 12.4 partition. This doesn't block it at the router but at least the computer is safe. This list belongs in the room's info file.
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
# Block Facebook
#somebody please think of the children.
I don't use adblock. I have been using the EFF's Privacy Badger, which seems to block the most annoying ads. I pair that with Ghostry. Between the two I don't see too many ads.
I felt guilty and turned it off. If I could financially harm the record companies instead of Pandora, I'd definitely keep it on.
This week's featured Bottom Feeders are a motley gang of scammers, hucksters, and paranoid lunatics who think that smart meters are harmful, or want to make people think that smart meters are harmful, some of whom are selling cute little "shields" for US$100 or more.
Evidently I now work for the power company, or so I've been told, because I had the audacity to point out that the RF emitted by a smart meter is miniscule compared to the mobile devices and wifi devices they keep close to their rapidly disintegrating brains every day.
One particular mendicant even swore to "bury" me. I know he was serious because he posted in all-boldface and all-caps. One does not post in that way unless one is absolutely serious.
The guy probably carries his cell phone in a front pocket... right next to his junk...
But, did he a bang a shoe on his desk?!?
+10 for Khrushchev reference
Didn't we used to have a mendicant running around here?
It was eaten by a grue.
Now I'm going to have to buy a field strength meter and photoshop a certification or two so I can make a video refuting these scammers.
Subject: meanwhile, on the intarwebz...
Subject: How can I help?
When unwanted chat windows appear on random web sites, I *always* chat with them.
Subject: Re: How can I help?
IGgy, that was fantastic - completely made my day!
Subject: Re: How can I help?
Pearl can handle every problem.
So I heard that Facebook now auto-detects when it thinks you are suicidal, and takes "appropriate measures."
Perhaps today it only encourages you to talk to your friends about it, but for a company that does everything it can to slurp as much of your life as possible, and who are known to employ psychologists to tune the experience to make you want to keep coming back to see "what he/she said" next... This is totally a slippery slope.
Knowing that someone is suicidal and not doing anything about it is, potentially, criminally negligent. Facebook just made itself the de-facto arbiter of everyone's psychological well being. Considering that there are people who want, for example, to tie mandatory psychological evaluation to things like gun ownership, this seems like a high speed trip into very dangerous territory.
This is not funny. People should not kill themselves; they should kill Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg.
BuzzFeed is laying off about a hundred people, having missed its revenue targets.
So, all together now:
"BuzzFeed fires 100 of its own staffers. You won't believe what happens next!"
This is not funny. People should not kill themselves; they should
kill Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg.
But Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg shouldn't kill themselves, as it might deprive others of such an opportunity?