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Old 09-06-2013, 07:38 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by volkerdi View Post
I'm going to guess what you're implying with that comment. Here, try this:

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grep -r "National Security Agency" /usr/src/linux/*
Better stock up on tinfoil.
I think I'll just go sit in my gauss bunker until I feel better...

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:51 PM   #17
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Ah, I see. thanks.

In that respect I resolve the Google tracking problem with the following:

* I don't use any Google services, not even gmail.

* I use search services other than google.com, all of which the owners claim to not use any tracking (of which I can't prove or disprove, of course).
I agree - even though I sometimes type 'google is your friend' in response to posts here, google is not your friend!

It is not so much paranoia, but rather it is the simple principle of not rewarding people who are serial abusers of pretty much everything that I think is fair, and honest and respectful among human beings.

But I do block Facebook at the hosts file level on all my boxen... let's not even go there...

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Old 09-06-2013, 08:20 PM   #18
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It is not so much paranoia, but rather it is the simple principle of not rewarding people who are serial abusers of pretty much everything that I think is fair, and honest and respectful among human beings.
And that is really what all of these shenanigans reduce to: the lack of simple respect and decency for fellow humans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO2iiovYq70

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But I do block Facebook at the hosts file level on all my boxen... let's not even go there...
As do I also block all things facebook. Not only for security reasons but I believe facebook is one of humanity's greatest hoaxes and a severe waste of energy and time.
 
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:01 PM   #19
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[...]
* For years I have permanently blocked google cookies.
[...]
* Through the years I have found that google search results have consistently gone downhill. Too much noise results from most searches.
Funny how that works.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 01:31 PM   #20
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Funny how that works.
If you are implying that blocking cookies directly results in poor search results, I doubt that very much. Most of the noise in google searches is a result of copy-cat web sites (such as web forum spider sites) that google does not filter, resulting in all of those results appearing.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 03:36 PM   #21
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The problem with google is that you don't have to use google, but they still use you... way too much dbus shenanigans.

Edit:
I'm pretty sure I've got my answer on the original post, so I'm marking this one solved..
Code:
tcp        0      1 10.1.1.144:45250        107.14.44.40:80         SYN_SENT    9513/firefox        
tcp        0      1 10.1.1.144:45244        107.14.44.40:80         SYN_SENT    9513/firefox        
tcp        1      0 10.1.1.144:59239        46.4.96.250:80          CLOSE_WAIT  17428/kdeinit4: kio 
tcp        0      1 10.1.1.144:45243        107.14.44.40:80         SYN_SENT    9513/firefox        
tcp        0      1 10.1.1.144:45245        107.14.44.40:80         SYN_SENT    9513/firefox        
tcp        0      1 10.1.1.144:45249        107.14.44.40:80         SYN_SENT    9513/firefox        
tcp        0      1 10.1.1.144:45248        107.14.44.40:80         SYN_SENT    9513/firefox
tcp        0      1 10.1.1.144:43267        107.14.44.58:80         SYN_SENT    17426/kdeinit4: kio 
tcp        0      1 10.1.1.144:45246        107.14.44.40:80         SYN_SENT    9513/firefox        
tcp        0      1 10.1.1.144:45251        107.14.44.40:80         SYN_SENT    9513/firefox        
tcp        0      1 10.1.1.144:45247        107.14.44.40:80         SYN_SENT    9513/firefox

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Old 11-03-2013, 06:55 PM   #22
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Slackware web site now delivered through Akamai

YAY! now slackware.com will be tracking us....
 
Old 11-03-2013, 06:58 PM   #23
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Slackware web site now delivered through Akamai
Wow. That is quite a step up from the ancient home server that I understand was being used before.

When did this massive upgrade in hosting happen?

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Old 11-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #24
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slackware.com my home page, so I can stay on top of all things slackware beside LQ of course,

that announcement wasn't there a few hours ago
 
  


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