Okay, yeah, the breach was old, I think, but the release of the passwords is new.
Awaiting zooer's comments on Android One ... it's everything he said it would be :)
must be a huge fan of Obama.
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.
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.
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.
ABP, but I thought the problem would be with all ad blockers. This ad block is complaining about it.
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...
Cologne is quite popular in the world news these days. Or perhaps I should call it Colognistan.
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.
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.
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.
Subject: My tracks
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.
Subject: Goo Tube
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.
Subject: Re: Goo Tube
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.