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[#] Tue Jan 30 2018 07:15:32 EST from zooer

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How to block facebook in your Linux host file.  (This needs to be re-posted.)

Tue Sep 19 2017 08:27:41 PM EDT from zooer

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts

::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters

# Block Facebook

#somebody please think of the children.



[#] Tue Jan 30 2018 08:11:57 EST from zooer

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Uncensored receives a "C" grade from Duck Duck Go.


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[#] Tue Jan 30 2018 10:17:04 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Here's the one I'm using; it's somewhat longer and works really well.

# Mark Zuckerberg is the latter-day Hitler.
# Facebook


[#] Tue Jan 30 2018 13:05:57 EST from fleeb <>

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Hosts needs regular expressions or something.

[#] Tue Jan 30 2018 14:10:42 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Well, this isn't really what the hosts file was intended to do, so it's kind of a workaround. Obviously if you control your own network edge you can block entire domains on your DNS server, and of course the browser ad blockers *do* have regular expressions.

Mechanics aside, the key takeaway here is that I've found that the most obnoxious ads, at least on the sites I've been on over the last week or so, have come from Fecesbook. Blocking Fecesbook at the network level while turning off ad blocker on sites which insist on it, seems to allow those sites to load while still blocking the ads that rape your eyes and your computer's CPU.

[#] Sun Feb 04 2018 20:55:14 EST from zooer

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A) Amazon is bad 
B) Apple is bad 
C) Facebook is bad 

Tech giants are the robber barons of our time.

[#] Fri Feb 09 2018 15:50:06 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Well written, and lots of people need to read it ... as for folks like us, we can only say "it's about time you people figured this out."

Amazon is clearly becoming the kind of company that antitrust law was written to stop -- gaining control of so much infrastructure that it sucks the value out of everything it touches.

[#] Sun Feb 11 2018 21:08:01 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Here's a good analogy, and I think it's one that I'm going to stick with for a while.

QQuitting Facebook is like quitting smoking.

Everyone knows it's toxic, everyone knows it's bad for you, and everyone knows it's addicting and hard to quit. (It took me three or four tries to quit, but I managed to pull it off eventually.) But if you're committed, your true friends will help you beat the addiction.

People who have successfully quit Facebook all seem to feel this way. And they all agree that they're much better without it.

(Discussion is welcome, but if anyone suggests that Facebook is *not* toxic, you're automatically advertising denial of your problem.)

[#] Tue Feb 13 2018 14:51:54 EST from fleeb <>

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Hmm... toxic, yes, when approached a certain way.

I don't use it that way.

I use it to create exceptionally hostile arguments that inflame other people's passions, then find a tub of virtual popcorn.

Used in this way, it's quite entertaining.

[#] Fri Feb 16 2018 11:33:51 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Are we all in agreement that at this point, any email with your name in the subject line is automatically spam?

Aside from the fact that this lowlife has my real name (I'm assuming Scumazon sold it to them) ... this one is so amazingly ironic that I just had to share it.  (Slightly redacted.)

They want to sell me ghostwriting and publishing services, but the writing of the email is, ironically, REALLY bad.  How many spelling and grammar mistakes can you find?

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[#] Fri Feb 16 2018 12:20:20 EST from zooer

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In the very least they spelled your last name correctly. If these writers have Thomas Edison and Bill Gates as clients, the company have credibility. 


Fri Feb 16 2018 11:33:51 AM EST from IGnatius T Foobar


Thu Feb 15 2018 06:08:46 PM EST from "Book Writing Inc" <> Subject: Art Cxxxxx, 📕 2 Hrs Left to Become a BestSelling Author.
Dear Art Cxxxxx,


[#] Fri Feb 16 2018 13:53:49 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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They did spell my last name correctly. I redacted it from my post.

And if they are using Bills (sic) Gates, Thomas Edison, Stephen King, and JK Rowling as good examples, that further destroys their credibility in my eyes. All four of them are absolutely horrible people. Mark Twain was pretty cool though.

I can't decide whether the author of that message is a native English speaker.
There are some pretty egregious errors in it.

[#] Thu Mar 01 2018 14:24:52 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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At this point, I think it's LinkedIn that has been selling my info to anyone who wants it. I'm getting lots of unsolicited solicitations on my work email these days, and they all seem to have my first and last name, email address, and the job title I have posted on LinkedIn.

"Our privacy policy: we will not disclose your information to anyone, unless they are offering money"

[#] Wed Mar 07 2018 06:26:20 EST from zooer

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LinkedIn had a data breach a while ago.  

[#] Wed Mar 07 2018 21:57:36 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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LinkedIn had a data breach a while ago. 

Yeah, I heard Microsoft got a hold of all of their data :)

[#] Thu Mar 22 2018 13:26:37 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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What the hell is going on with Fecesbook right now? Suddenly everyone is all upset because they were caught using everyone's private data for nefarious purposes? Hasn't everyone always known that Facebook does that a thousand times a day?

[#] Fri Mar 23 2018 12:47:31 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Roses are red
violets are blue
Facebook sucks
and so does You (tube)


[#] Mon Mar 26 2018 14:51:47 EDT from fleeb <>

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I'm a tad amused by that as well.

I took one look at that app, and where it came from, and said to myself, "Nope, not gonna do it." So I didn't install it.

Doesn't matter that if I wanted to try to do something interesting using the web interface, they would implore me to install their grubby little app, but I steadfastly refused. Because they're slime.

[#] Thu Mar 29 2018 09:51:06 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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What app?  The fecesbook app?  Yeah, that's the one that turns on your microphone and listens in on conversations in the room so it can target advertising at you.\

Meanwhile, I discovered that Slashdot is still around!

Facebook was built on dishonesty. (Score 5, Insightful) 165

Why would Zuckerberg comply with anything other than armed officers escorting him out of the building? The entire service was built on dishonesty. Stolen from another student, built to keep tabs on coeds they wanted to bang, and slurping and exploiting data on the other two billion people who have signed up since then. Facebook is toxic. Facebook is a cancer on the Internet. Facebook brings out the worst in people. Facebook breaks every privacy law a million times every day. The Internet needs to rid itself of Facebook.

[#] Thu Mar 29 2018 14:21:13 EDT from fleeb <>

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RE: FB app... yes, I saw that for what it was when it first came out, and said, "nope". So, yeah, it doesn't have anything on me.

RE: Slashdot... I knew it was still about, but I have long since forgotten my credentials to it. Twice.

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