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[#] Fri Sep 12 2014 08:26:06 EDT from fleeb

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Okay, yeah, the breach was old, I think, but the release of the passwords is new.

[#] Sat Sep 13 2014 18:14:33 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Ok, that's fine; I don't mind if someone releases my Google password from three years ago :)

[#] Fri Oct 03 2014 11:34:32 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Awaiting zooer's comments on Android One ... it's everything he said it would be :)

[#] Fri Oct 03 2014 14:27:24 EDT from zooer

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(looks around nervously and slowly walks backwards out of the room)

[#] Wed Mar 25 2015 18:44:42 EDT from zooer

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Mr. Foobar is a huge fan of all things Google. Google has close ties with the Obama administration, Mr. Foobar
must be a huge fan of Obama.


http://www.wsj.com/articles/google-makes-most-of-close-ties-to-white-house-1427242076

[#] Thu Mar 26 2015 11:45:22 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Because if you don't like Google, you are teh RACIST!!!1

[#] Wed Oct 14 2015 12:23:17 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I'm still happy I have the Nexus 5. I got a free and seamless upgrade to Marshmallow this week. It's nice not having carrier or vendor crapware.

[#] Fri Jan 15 2016 10:46:09 EST from zooer

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So it seems the latest version of Chrome (Version 47.0.2526.111, Linux) broke AdBlocker (1.10).  The ad people have made pages that wont load unless you disable it, not it seems all of the internet doesn't load properly.  This sucks, between facebook and the ads the internet has become rather un-enjoyable. 

Can't wait for Superbowl Sunday so everyone can endlessly discuss ads.



[#] Fri Jan 15 2016 12:17:16 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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AdBlock or AdBlock Plus?

AdBlock Plus is the one that actually works well, AdBlock is the one with that whiny dude and his wife who beg you for money.



[#] Fri Jan 15 2016 15:22:37 EST from zooer

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ABP, but I thought the problem would be with all ad blockers.  This ad block is complaining about it.

 

http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm/reviews?hl=en

 

 



[#] Sat Jan 16 2016 13:12:35 EST from dothebart

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Known story - yes. abp is 'made in cologne' and, they're currently batteling with some of the bigger german publications which also added workarounds to their page so it wouldn't boot without the adds.

NoScript also serves for that pretty well, and since I don't like bild.de anyways, I don't care...



[#] Thu Jan 21 2016 10:42:07 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Cologne is quite popular in the world news these days.  Or perhaps I should call it Colognistan. 



[#] Thu Jan 21 2016 11:01:55 EST from zooer

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The problems seems to have stopped and I am not sure why.  Two sites couldn't load for me until I turned off the ad-block extention.  One of them was YouTube, the other not Google related.   I became really annoyed with the ads so I turned it back on and didn't have a problem again.

 

I can't wait for the Superbowl where people get excited to talk about ads.



[#] Fri Jan 22 2016 10:34:41 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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The other day I was having trouble watching some videos on YouTube and I thought I was having the same problem. When I disabled AdBlock Plus there started appearing these really obnoxious banner ads right over the videos. Geez.

[#] Tue Jan 26 2016 13:47:00 EST from fleeb

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You might want to check your system for malware.

There's some really crazy shit going on out there, the kind of stuff that might do something like that if you don't have AdBlock Plus running. Weird shit like installing extentions to Chrome that you didn't realize were installed, etc.

[#] Wed Feb 03 2016 18:20:30 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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So ... it seems that the Google Overlords are beginning a campaign to shame sites that don't use SSL encryption.

[ http://tinyurl.com/zosxoqt ]

Starting next year, when you go to an HTTP site (as opposed to an HTTPS site), it won't simply "not display the lock icon" ... instead it will display a lock icon with a red "X" through it.

There is some merit to the idea that people will respond to that better than checking for encryption on sites which ought to have it. But is this too much? What about the millions of sites that just have public information out there for anyone to view? There's no point in encrypting those, but now we'll start to see something that looks like a warning.

[#] Sat Feb 06 2016 20:06:22 EST from zooer

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Bastards.

 

Google is removing and no longer supporting My Tracks.  They said it would stop working.  I didn't use it often but I liked this app.  

My Tracks records your path, speed, distance, and elevation while you walk, run, bike, or do anything else outdoors. While recording, you can view your data live, annotate your path, and hear periodic voice announcements of your progress.

 

I guess I have to look for another tracking program.

I have also found out that I can not delete old saved tracks from "my maps" and others are having the same problem.  They are deleted from the phone, deleted from drive, but they keep showing up in recently used. clicking on it opens the map as if it wasn't deleted.  Google keeps asking people for links to their undeletable(sp?) file but because most are private they can't get to them,  (wink wink)  I have no problem sharing the link with a google developer, I don't want to post that link in public.

 

 

But they are bastards for stopping this great program.



[#] Sun Feb 14 2016 09:40:22 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Last night I rented a couple of movies on YouTube.

Think about that for a minute.  Blockbuster is dead, I don't have a NetFlix subscription, and I didn't have to open up the pay-per-view menu on my cable box.  I just searched for the title on my phone, paid for the rental using their new payment system (which, unlike a lot of other vendors, doesn't force you to do everything their way -- you get a choice of putting a balance on the system, or using a credit card, or using PayPal), and then pushed one more button to move the playback from my phone to my Chromecast.  (The Chromecast is hooked up to the home theater, of course.)

The amusing thing is that it's YouTube.  The little web site where people upload 30 second clips of their cat falling off a table.  It sure has come a long way.  Good thing it didn't fall into Microsoft's hands.



[#] Sun Feb 14 2016 20:13:26 EST from zooer

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I am still grumbling about losing My Tracks.  I tried one of their suggestions.  It doesn't seem to save the tracks.  Tried it twice, switching options and making sure everything was correct.  No errors, no saved files.  I told it to save three versions (file extensions) of the file... no go.

 

I like to track some car trips.   They have a lot of fitness trackers.  Running, jogging trackers but not a general tracker.



[#] Tue Mar 22 2016 23:20:03 EDT from -1'

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