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[#] Fri Apr 03 2015 08:51:10 EDT from fleeb

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If they're claiming to be from .ninja, they probably aren't real ninjas anyway.

[#] Sat Aug 01 2015 13:41:40 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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On a whim, this weekend I decided to see if I can configure AdBlock to filter "clickbait" sites out of the sites I read. It seems easy because the content appears to be generated by having the host site include a script that makes your browser go to the clickbait site to fetch content, so you just filter out those domains and you're good to go.

I've had success so far by adding the following two lines to my filter list:


I'm surprised that no one is already maintaining a subscribable list of these cesspools. Does anyone know of more sites to add, or of any subscribable lists?

[#] Sat Aug 01 2015 14:25:26 EDT from dothebart

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since I live in the city that addblock plus comes from, I can tell you that you can buy yourselves out of their line ;-)

[#] Sat Aug 01 2015 15:42:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Eyeo GmbH? I guess that's the company ... sometimes people confuse Adblock Plus with "Adblock", the one from those two idiots who appear on your screen and beg for money.

Anyway, it says "Eyeo GmbH, the company behind Adblock Plus, has no right to, or control over, any filter list content other than Acceptable Ads." So I guess you can pay to persuade them to consider your ads "acceptable" ?

[#] Sun Aug 02 2015 07:43:41 EDT from dothebart

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yes, exactly those. Its sort of like a protectiono money for comercial senders...

[#] Sun Aug 02 2015 15:52:33 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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...which works until someone publishes a subscribable list "advertisers who paid Eyeo but we want to block anyway." Funny how those things work.

As for the clickbaiters, so far I've found that blocking Outbrain and Taboola has been an excellent start.

[#] Mon Aug 03 2015 07:54:02 EDT from dothebart

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I use noscript - blocking those advertisers also does a pretty good job in removing anoying adds. Though some remain.

[#] Mon Aug 03 2015 10:25:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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But doesn't noscript also break a whole lot of web sites that actually need it?

[#] Mon Aug 03 2015 15:57:58 EDT from dothebart

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yea, you need to find out which sites to enable. usually the advertizing ones are pretty obvious ;-)

[#] Sat Aug 22 2015 07:56:22 EDT from zooer

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I read an article the other day on how Facebook is the Walmart of the internet. It wasn't because Facebook
attacts the worst of the worst, it is because Facebooks design is to keep people from going elsewhere.

[#] Sat Aug 22 2015 21:37:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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That's about the sum of it.  Everything about facebook is set up to keep you on facebook.  And to keep you coming back.  That's why they set up drama between your friends.

It's also the absolute central reason why I hate facebook.  As the operator of the digital equivalent of a mom-and-pop-shop that got "walmarted" by facebook, I do hope that Mark Fuckerburg dies in a car fire, is jump-started back to life by the EMT's, and then gets shot by the hospital manager upon arriving at the ER.  There is nothing in the universe worse than facebook.

[#] Sun Aug 23 2015 16:25:27 EDT from zooer

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Facebook, the internet forstupid people.

[#] Wed Sep 23 2015 08:00:28 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Stupid indeed.  Here's a new one from this week: ]

Get into a flame war on Facebook, then get shot in real life.  That's how it works.  Facebook is deadly and should be shut down.

[#] Fri Sep 25 2015 09:50:03 EDT from fleeb

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If only the stupid use FB, and if people now get killed using FB, we can observe a very literal form of social Darwinism.

It might help save the earth.

[#] Mon Sep 28 2015 09:20:52 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I think FB should be nationalized and regulated as a government utility.

(Which is a fancy way of saying I want it gone.)

[#] Fri Oct 02 2015 14:40:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Wow ... I'm going to try this.

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It's essentially a spam filter for your phone line. In order to use it, you have to have a phone service with "simultaneous ring" feature (basically any of the digital services support this). After you sign up, you set up your phone to simultaneously ring their scrubbing center's phone number (which is toll free, so they get to use ANI instead of CallerID). They compare the incoming number to a database of robo-callers, and if the number appears "clean" they give a busy signal, which causes the call to be sent only to your phone.
If the number is a known robo-caller, they answer the call and play a recording, so your phone stops ringing immediately.

Yes, I understand the privacy implications. I've weighed them and I'm willing to give it a try.

[#] Fri Oct 02 2015 22:24:44 EDT from zooer

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My digital internet phone service has a call blocking feature.

Although I wish it had the options, "send to voicemail" and "reject"

[#] Sat Oct 03 2015 10:37:17 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Mine does too, but Nomorobo has a database of douchebag dialers, so it can proactively reject calls for you. Kind of a neat business model too; they give away the simultaneous ring based service to consumers, and they sell database access to commercial subscribers.

It's Saturday morning here in uncensoredland, so I'm looking forward to not hearing from "cardholder services." I've talked to a few of them but I'm aways disappointed; they always hang up on me when I tell them I have $1.7 million in credit card debt. I guess they're just not set up to help someone in as much trouble as I am :)

[#] Sat Oct 03 2015 10:47:42 EDT from zooer

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Tell them you know someone that needs debt consolidation help, give them this phone number: (301) 874-8090

[#] Sun Oct 04 2015 16:19:53 EDT from vince-q

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2015-10-03 10:47 from zooer
Tell them you know someone that needs debt consolidation help, give
them this phone number: (301) 874-8090

Oh my GOD that's funny !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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