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by Apollo702
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I seriously love the Blocking system In WOT
Replies: 9
Views: 393

RE: I seriously love the Blocking system In WOT

I don't have time to post all of the links and give detailed instructions but what you want are the NoScript, Request Policy and Cookie Whitelist With Buttons add-ons. When used correctly you could even go to a virus site and unless you lower your defenses nothing is going to get through. Another th...
by Apollo702
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2013 or 1984?
Replies: 141
Views: 2942

RE: 2013 or 1984?

One argument that keeps coming up is the "If you aren't doing anything wrong you don't have anything to worry about/I just talk about my cat, I don't say anything interesting" line of thinking and unfortunately that is wrong on multiple levels. 1. There is the basic issue of rights violations and Am...
by Apollo702
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Software with a Subscription Fee
Replies: 19
Views: 550

RE: Software with a Subscription Fee

I teach tech(not at a university) but I have a family member who just registered at one and they basically forced her to use all kinds of lame name-brand proprietary software and that really is the entire business model: Get government agencies and universities to pay insanely inflated prices for so...
by Apollo702
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Reputation discussions
Topic: Otherwise good websites with bad advertising
Replies: 2
Views: 183

RE: Otherwise good websites with bad advertising

Perhaps it is because by default I have all ads removed I never saw any of that in the times that I have been there. My experience is there are a couple of reasons why we see otherwise seemingly good sites with bad ads: 1. The site was just a honeypot all along. 2. The site owner meant well but was ...
by Apollo702
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Privacy is the most important issue.
Replies: 3
Views: 176

RE: Privacy is the most important issue.

I hear what you are both saying and IMO I think that the new system is CLOSE(sorry, I don't see any tags for things like italics or bold). I really do like how it is possible to go into more detail about WHY we give ratings. My central contention is that there are 2 graphics which we immediately see...
by Apollo702
Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Privacy is the most important issue.
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Privacy is the most important issue.

In many ways I like the new system because people can be more specific. That will help give more accurate ratings. I also have mixed feelings about it no longer having 4 sliders. One improvement is the new system doesn't let people lazily slide all 4 in the same direction when often times one or mor...
by Apollo702
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Reputation discussions
Topic: Bias against Homeopathy
Replies: 21
Views: 575

RE: Bias against Homeopathy

Fraudulent products are a textbook reason for red flags. It may be true that there is a ton of money to be made from selling to the ignorant, the superstitious, the hokey... But it still doesn't make it right. Many people are out there looking for magic or that certain extra something that doesn't e...