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Old 09-26-2012, 11:14 AM   #31
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When I was "lurking" (browsing without signing in) on LQ earlier, there was an advert: "Date 10000 Asian Women". TEN THOUSAND??? At my age??? Be lucky if I could manage half-a-dozen!
On LQ ... that's unusual, but I don't see too many ads with all my ad blocking stuff. You think it was a targeted ad ?

Anyway, that doesn't make any sense, it would take lifetimes to date that many, and it would surely get boring.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 11:20 AM   #32
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You think it was a targeted ad ?
Yeah. I can't pretend to be a teenager any more.
I've seen another one for "Mature Dating", which featured a photo of what looked like Barby's great-great-grandmother.

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Old 09-26-2012, 11:52 AM   #33
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Those dating ads appearing in LQ have really annoyed me recently. Having pictures of scantily clad women on my screen is not a good look for me at at work, even though I consider accessing LQ using a browser in Windows is legitimate for my everyday work.
Always a problem when I get home though, turn the ads on and have a good perv? Or enjoy the luxury of turning the distraction off!
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I've seen another one for "Mature Dating", which featured a photo of what looked like Barby's great-great-grandmother.
Picky, picky, picky! (Oh, and do you mean Barbie or perhaps Bambi?)
 
Old 09-26-2012, 12:08 PM   #34
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Barbie. Definitely not Bambi, not that cute. I'll post a screenshot if she appears again.
 
Old 09-26-2012, 02:44 PM   #35
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As ahs been said earlier; I don't see what this has to do with Slackware. Let Ubuntu do what it wants with its own distro. Either their users will tolerate it (as most did when the Canonical music apps/store controversy was in full tilt a few years ago) or they'll find another distro to use.

I will say anyone who didn't see some monetization of Ubuntu once it had a sizeable user base coming is a bit naive.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 09:32 AM   #36
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I will say anyone who didn't see some monetization of Ubuntu once it had a sizeable user base coming is a bit naive.
What Red Hat does is monetization. This move amounts to malware-ization.

(In my opinion ... Which in this case is correct. )
 
Old 09-27-2012, 12:13 PM   #37
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I can see the argument that these are NOT ads: They are simply online search results on one website. Like how they've already integrated Google and Wikipedia into the dash.
I would prefer to see it as an "opt-in" feature, not a default though.
Regardless, I left Ubuntu for Debian a while back.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 06:31 PM   #38
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I can see the argument that these are NOT ads: They are simply online search results on one website. Like how they've already integrated Google and Wikipedia into the dash.
I suspect that this is the thin end of the wedge for Canonical, they will weather this storm and then push advertising a little harder with oncoming versions of Ubuntu.

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I would prefer to see it as an "opt-in" feature, not a default though.
Regardless, I left Ubuntu for Debian a while back.
As I did for Slackware
 
Old 09-27-2012, 09:20 PM   #39
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The problem with including ads within software, within a search, or even pop ups is that you have no control over where the ads come from and if they were infected by malware prior to transmission.

Canonical is placing a huge level of unnecessary risk upon it's users by doing something like this. Malware authors are often looking for the easiest path into a system, and with this they might have just found it, and it's not like Linux has anti-virus/anti-malware tools that include On-Access scanning like Windows anti-virus and anti-malware tools do.

As someone who has to deal with security issues at times, blocking ads is one of the many low-level ways I use to keep malware off systems and out of networks I service, other than using anti-malware, anti-rootkit, and anti-virus tools to keep these intrusions out of systems other than using preemptive methods like in-browser security settings, blocking certain ports, and disabling certain browser features.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 09:27 PM   #40
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Canonical is, I'm sure, using an officially supported API from Amazon and I doubt very much that it represents any increased security risk.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 10:18 PM   #41
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When I was "lurking" (browsing without signing in) on LQ earlier, there was an advert: "Date 10000 Asian Women". TEN THOUSAND??? At my age??? Be lucky if I could manage half-a-dozen!
Yes the ads are there but also in the header of LQ it says "please register & log in to get rid of these annoying ads"
 
Old 09-27-2012, 10:26 PM   #42
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Food for thought. I have two computer's that run Ubuntu (or an Ubunutu flavor). When I get home next month, they will be re-outfitted with something non-buntu.

Ubuntu's Amazon search feature gets kill switch - The H Open: News and Features

Despite assurances, some Ubuntu search results said to go straight to Amazon
 
Old 09-27-2012, 10:28 PM   #43
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I don't get why it matters if Ubuntu includes ads or gets paid to use a particular search provider or whatever I'm sure there are more annoying features included (like gnome 3 ). On top of that my guess is that at this point in time distros like Ubuntu actually add to Slackware's user base rather than take away from it. I personally started with Mandriva -> Ubuntu -> Slackware. Think of them as gateway distros.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #44
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:07 PM   #45
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They are discussing it on the Ubunutu Forums.
 
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