Perhaps a read of The Janitor On Mars is in order...
497 posts • joined 22 May 2007
I let Zip have an ancient junkmail address to try their listings, it chose a query I didn't do on purpose, one it tried to get me to choose which had nothing to do with what I was actually looking to browse. Several other spammy recruiters sent me "offers" for that query immediately and constantly. I did get Zip to kill my "account" and it went away after a while.
Their offerings appear to me mostly atmosphere with some BTU's added.
"Small" only if you have extra email addresses and extra resources, which many unemployed do not.
I saw them for the bag of dicks they are back when free shipping was purposely delayed by waiting a week to ship. Since then rarely use them. I do maybe one order a year, stuff unavailable elsewhere and with no deadline, so they aren't twisting my arm with their delay game.
Corporate subsidies should be abolished. "Let the market decide" is like saying "let the drunk guy drive" but if that's what they want let's give it to them, especially when it hurts.
They do fail occasionally, after the first time it happened to me I made a habit of being nearby. And I listen for the click, if I don't hear it in a reasonable time I stop doing the windshield and check.
When they fail it makes a puddle very quickly. Busy stations often have pumps taped off, could be lots of things, but I have reported failed shut-offs a few times.
Schmidt was always creepy,. He's a creep. The other founders are obvious creeps. The bit about up to a line is a creepy thing to say, and a lie like everything else they say. Don't be evil was coined by an ad agency who did work for big tobacco, so very likely to be totally sincere like big tobacco is and was..
All creeps, each and every. They are the new Catholic church, holding and storing millions of child porn images that are being sexted between people below the age of consent, yet nothing is being done.
We can all help by securing everyone around us, but it is an uphill battle, they don't get it. There's one more born every minute.
We need public hangings for people like this.
Install Wordfence and you can block IP's and ranges with the Advanced Blocking pane. And see in real time who is trying via Live Traffic.
I tended a site besieged by a certain corrupt international child molesting religious agency and never went down due to vigilant blocking and some other measures. But they tried.
Also, obscure your login page, most scripts look in the same hierarchy.
I'm dropping Hover as a registrar because they include both Google and Facebook scripts on the admin page. I block them with Noscript, but I've told them twice it's unappreciated and they aren't getting it.
Worse still is Craigslist if looking for work or apartment., can't see the contact info without captchas.
They have set up themselves as somewhat essential and are now milking it. We need draconian and medieval measures.
Just logged into a Citi account this morning for the first time, could not do it with locked-down browser, even when I allowed far too much, but since I'd used the card I had to dig out a semi-protected Chromium and watch the multitude of requests, using Little Snitch to select..
Facebook was one of the attempted connections while just logging in.
Never had a Fb account and don't want one. I'm notifying the retailer involved and and dropping that card. It's not only bothersome to have to do that just to have an account somewhere, it's also how much bandwidth it takes to snoop on everything, how slow it makes things for no benefit.
Why aren't the social media owners prosecuted as Peeping Toms, I'd like to know?
If I spied on someone then showed that they had clicked an obscure agreement some time in the past that they'd forgotten, I guess I'd be off the hook for it, right?
I use Apple stuff, always buy refurb or used, still using 10.6 so likely I'm not helping them achieve more figures.
Have worked as Applecare phone tech, saw things from the inside. Applecare agents are rewarded for selling stuff, but not for helping. I was at an outsourced call center; Apple mangers would call for support for their products and try to hire me away when I did well. Perfectly ethical in their world.
Anything to distract from the rise of corporate control. Getting more desperate, now we need clowns with floppy hair to distract since the old divisions were seen through as chimerical. This is about rich vs poor and no mistake.
Wonderfully nuanced thread, but the same themes show up; who benefits, how much power do they have, and what kinds of distracting incompetent puppets can they employ?
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