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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Postby Mongrel » Sat May 04, 2019 4:24 am

FF has been kind of user hostile on the back end for a while now. Goes against my views on computer control, but eh... I'll still take it over Chrome.

I suppose I really should look at Opera (or something else) though. "Armagadd-on 2" notwithstanding, the number of times I've lost a useful add-on because of Mozilla's overzealous reach is in the dozens now.
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Postby Mongrel » Wed May 08, 2019 12:20 am

One of our Magic guys works at NASA and pointed us to this: A bunch of nerds at NASA managed to sneak the X-COM logo in as their mission patch

(Nerds? At NASA?!)
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Postby Thad » Wed May 08, 2019 10:35 am

Mongrel wrote:FF has been kind of user hostile on the back end for a while now. Goes against my views on computer control, but eh... I'll still take it over Chrome.

I suppose I really should look at Opera (or something else) though. "Armagadd-on 2" notwithstanding, the number of times I've lost a useful add-on because of Mozilla's overzealous reach is in the dozens now.

I wasn't as mad about the NPAPI deprecation as a lot of people were, but this was the kind of rookie mistake that really makes Mozilla look bush-league. Twice? Fucking really?

I'm still team Firefox, but it's increasingly with a heavy sigh and an eyeroll. What am I gonna do, go back to Konqueror?

Opera is probably fine. I've seen some FUD surrounding its purchase by a Chinese company, but haven't seen any actual evidence that it's spying on users. And even though it's proprietary, that's the sort of thing you can generally tell by monitoring network connections. I wouldn't necessarily trust the VPN (which very definitely routes all your traffic through Opera's servers, because that's what a VPN is), but I haven't seen any evidence that the browser is phoning home beyond the basic telemetry stuff that most every browser does.

If Opera and user configuration are your jam, you might consider Vivaldi. It was created by the original Opera devs and bears a lot more resemblance to classic Opera than modern Opera does.

I've been using Waterfox at work (because for some reason Firefox does not work correctly at work). It's a fork of the last pre-Quantum version of Firefox; the devs backport security fixes from upstream but otherwise it's mostly like running FF56 or whatever the last version was before the switch. Slower than modern Firefox but supports all the old extensions (if you can get them). But since it's downstream of Firefox, I'm pretty sure it was affected by Armagadd-on too. (Not sure, since it happened over the weekend; didn't have any issues when I came into work on Monday.)

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Postby beatbandito » Wed May 15, 2019 9:52 am

MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS TO DOUBLE UP AS MINI US EMBASSIES TO HELP DISTRESSED TOURISTS IN AUSTRIA

I'll take the ratcage-against-chest dystopia, please.

Bonus points if you all get the same banner ad as I did where a tree-chained environmentalist really just wanted a nice BIG VEGAN burger from Mcdonald's. As any normal human would.

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Postby Thad » Wed May 15, 2019 9:56 am

beatbandito wrote:if you all get the same banner ad

Nah, man, Mozilla issued a patch; uBlock's working again.

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Postby Thad » Wed May 15, 2019 10:06 am

The Navy’s probe into sky penis

(potentially NSFW; contains photos of sky penis)


“Balls are going to be a little lopsided,” the pilot advised.

“Balls are complete,” he reported moments later. “I just gotta navigate a little bit over here for the shaft.”

“Which way is the shaft going?” the EWO asked.

“The shaft will go to the left,” the pilot answered.

“It’s gonna be a wide shaft,” the EWO noted.

“I don’t wanna make it just like 3 balls,” the pilot said.

“Let’s do it,” the EWO said. “Oh, the head of that penis is going to be thick.”

“Some like Chinese weather satellite right now that’s like, ‘what the (expletive)?’” the pilot surmised.


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Postby Mongrel » Wed May 15, 2019 3:36 pm

I find it hard to blame guys for stuff like this when it happens, because the human tradition of "drawing dicks on stuff" is something that's nearly as old as humans drawing artwork of any kind. In a modern context it has sexist overtones of course, but as comedians have known for centuries (if not millenia), the dick is an inherently funny organ.

Also, "We turned dinosaurs into sky dicks" is one of those rare statements which manages to be utterly juvenile and dismissive yet reflective and philosophical all at the same time.
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Postby beatbandito » Wed May 15, 2019 3:45 pm

Turning dino dicks into sky dicks is the work of evolution alone. What hath man wrought?
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