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pluggy

Dec 10, 2010, 12:19 pm Last Edit: Dec 10, 2010, 12:20 pm by stephen_t Reason: 1


Considering they're among the biggest Linux users on the planet....
http://pluggy.is-a-geek.com/index.html

simon.monk

They are saying geek is chic.

Real hackers use a command line.
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cowjam

At a guess it's saying "I know you use linux. USE MORE GOOGLE PRODUCTS!"

pluggy

They would have been aware I wasn't using Chrome either, it was the form of the advert that caught my eye.  It worked, I'm giving Chrome another try, it had too many issues last time around......

I'll probably return to the known safety of good ol' Firefox eventually :)
http://pluggy.is-a-geek.com/index.html

mowcius

Go with SRWare Iron, exactly like chrome but it doesn't send info on everything you do to google.

Mowcius

mowcius

and Pale Moon instead of firefox if anyone's on Windows.

cowjam

I have no problem with google knowing everything about me.  At least ads are more interesting when they're tailored.

mowcius

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I have no problem with google knowing everything about me.  At least ads are more interesting when they're tailored.

You're living in the past ;D
Who looks at ads these days. Iron has an inbuilt ad-blocker too...

Well it's also extra data and everyone is so fussed about download speeds and computer speeds, every little bit of extra speed you can irk out of your line (when it's not being used by google) is a good thing.

Mowcius

cowjam

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Dec 13, 2010, 12:42 pm Last Edit: Dec 13, 2010, 12:47 pm by cowjam Reason: 1
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Who looks at ads these days. Iron has an inbuilt ad-blocker too...

Well it's also extra data and everyone is so fussed about download speeds and computer speeds, every little bit of extra speed you can irk out of your line (when it's not being used by google) is a good thing.


I look at ads.  They generate revenue, revenue is good for the web.  If everyone blocked ads they'd come up with some other way to monetize the web (like paywalls).  I look at the ads to keep the web free for you.

I also have a 50mbps line.  Downloading movies at 30mbps doesn't look to have any impact on my web browsing, sending a few stats to google won't make much of a difference.

mowcius

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Dec 13, 2010, 01:29 pm Last Edit: Dec 13, 2010, 01:30 pm by mowcius Reason: 1
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I look at ads.  They generate revenue, revenue is good for the web.  If everyone blocked ads they'd come up with some other way to monetize the web (like paywalls).  I look at the ads to keep the web free for you.

True but I'd rather not be encouraged by adverts to buy lots of stuff I don't need. No matter how stringent you are about what you're going to buy and when, adverts still affect your decisions and I'd rather stay as far away from that as possible.

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I also have a 50mbps line.  Downloading movies at 30mbps doesn't look to have any impact on my web browsing, sending a few stats to google won't make much of a difference.

Lucky you :D I wish I could get a net connection like that round here.

cowjam

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I'd rather not be encouraged by adverts to buy lots of stuff I don't need

A good point, and I recently spent a bit much on the Amazon black friday sales.  I am a sucker for a deal.

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I wish I could get a net connection like that round here

Virgin should be rolling out 100mbps soon!
BT have made noises about making sure some rural areas get fibre to door so you might get lucky.

mowcius

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Virgin should be rolling out 100mbps soon!
BT have made noises about making sure some rural areas get fibre to door so you might get lucky.

Neither of which will be available here  :(

Oh well. I'm managing fine atm (just)  :D

cowjam

I used to live in Cumbria so I know your pain. I was only 200m from the exchange though so got a decent 7+mbps out of my 8mbps connection. The lack of cable or LLU or 3G was a tad annoying.

mowcius

Heh, I'm lucky to get more than 3mbps here. The max that I could apparently get here is about 5mbps but that's still not great.

cowjam

I remember when there were four students sharing a 512mbps connection and the only time we had a problem was a bit of lag when playing quake 3 online.

It's all down to content rich web pages and, as you mentioned earlier, tracking.  I'm quite happy with content rich stuff but it would be good if low bandwidth versions were more readily available.

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