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Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by jballi » Today, 17:18

I agree. Advertising has become significantly pervasive. I've avoided it as much as I can by watching Netflix and downloading or recording shows so that I can skip through the commercials. But "they" are figuring out ways to make it much harder.

I just got Windows 10 and I noticed that I was getting ads that I wasn't getting before on Windows 7. I think I fixed that problem (Hint: I use a DNS proxy server with ad blocking) but I had to do extra stuff that I didn't have to do on Windows 7.

Watching YouTube from YouTube.com has become unbearable. I now only use a download tool to download the YT video and skip most of the advertising. This trick doesn't work with live streaming shows or very long videos (1 hour+) but it works for everything else.

My TV is smart but it's old and it doesn't have all of the ad junk in it yet but if/when I get a new TV, I will probably run into the problems you've described.

OK, enough of the complaining...

The best solution I've seen so far is a DNS proxy server that runs on a separate machine on your network. Your PC, TV, Phone, everything can use it to bypass ads. Pi-Hole is not the only DNS proxy server with ad-blocking but it has become very popular and it looks like it works well. Here's more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBXTnrD_Zs4

There are a bunch of other videos out there. Just search for "Pi-Hole" or "DNS proxy server", etc.

I've have been tempted to buy a Raspberry Pi so that I can install Pi-Hole for several years now but I haven't pulled the trigger yet. I'm using a DNS proxy server on my PC and it's doing most of the work but it would be nice to have something that works for all of my devices.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by garry » Today, 15:51

Internet of Shit
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Samsung or Sony or LG or with Android ... ?
Samsung SMART TV owners complain about increasingly obtrusive ads
Ads in your TV interface
Sometime in 2016 Samsung began pushing a software update to enable ads in the user interface of previously acquired Smart TVs as well as new TVs.
The ads were shown above a new icon in the bottom menu.
What is ACR? It is short for Automatic Content Recognition and it means that the TV uses identification technology to analyze and recognize the content displayed on the screen at any time.
It is used to build a personal profile of you and your interests in order to serve "native ads on the home screen" and "video ads on Samsung TV Plus" as well as ads "on the biggest to the smallest screens".
In other words ads that venture beyond your TV.

There is apparently no way to deactivate the ads.

- "In general, the banner cannot be deactivated in the Smart Hub. We thank you for your feedback and assure you that Samsung takes customer feedback into account in product development," Samsung Germany said in response to the tweet.

https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1583755244

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by joedf » 25 Sep 2020, 08:46

I wouldn't worry too much. Do what you can and what you think is best, but should the worst happen then there is not much more one can do. :? :thumbup:

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by Neallunosk » 25 Sep 2020, 07:53

I'm still worried about the situation with the coronavirus. all my friends are already infected except me. When do you think this will end? I'm scared

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by burque505 » 18 Sep 2020, 12:35

:D I didn't know it was April 1! I must be losing track of time.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by garry » 18 Sep 2020, 12:21

Tuesday, 15 September 2020
The value of X to be fixed at 5 once and for all

https://www.the-postillon.com/2017/04/value-of-x.html
Bonn (dpo) - This news is guaranteed to delight maths grouches all over the world!
Determining the value of x is the goal in countless mathematical problems and now the world-renowned Max Planck Institute for Mathematics has finally fixed it at 5 exactly.

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Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by BoBo » 08 Sep 2020, 03:14

@jballi ... so I have a deja-vu (sort of) once I see your name/nick. TBH, I've never ever been to Bali :lol:

Regarding Lexicos vs Lexikos. I'd guess that 'abuse'/mixup is related to your cultural background. Germanic languages using 'k' far more often as 'c' (while it's pronounced the same way), i.e. in German: 'Lexikon/Lexika' (Engl. encyclopedia/dictionary/lexicon)
AutoHotkey vs AutoHotKey
Not that difficult to master: AutoHotkey = AH, AutoHotKey = AHK. Now let's guess why people use it the 'wrong' way :shh:

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by jballi » 07 Sep 2020, 20:43

I am horrible with names in real life. Online is even worse for me.

I have been on this site for many years but if you asked me to name as many online names as I could, I might be able to remember 4 or 5. If you put a bunch of names in front of me, I would do better but I couldn't attach a personality, skill set, or much of anything else to most of the names. I would just be able to recognize the name. But even then, I couldn't guarantee that the spelling was correct.

Interaction doesn't help much. I can have an impassioned conversation with someone or even work on a small project with them and after it is over, I can usually remember the activity but I usually can't remember who it was with. Well, not with any certainty. Sometimes it only takes a few days for the disassociation to occur. Sometimes it takes a week or two. Please don't take it personally. It's not you, it's me.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by tidbit » 07 Sep 2020, 14:29

Wow... people still get confused by this all these years later.
No I am not. I am tidbit. Not tank, or TLM either (people seem to think I am them too xD. I guess anyone starting with a 't' and is admin = tidbit)
Unfortunately I do not have that file either. it /might/ be in here: https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3216

and while I'm clearing up names:
it's lexikos, not Lexicos.
it's also AutoHotkey not AutoHotKey
gx240 wrote:
07 Sep 2020, 12:15
tidbit wrote:
17 Aug 2020, 14:34
IKR. I don't get the hate for Edge. people still hate on it after it switched to chromium. People just bandwagon hate on MS products :/ It's not my main, but it is my backup, and go-to choice for Selenium because it's so fast.
Hey Tidbit, are you the same person as "polyethene" and "Titan" from the old AHK forums? I'm trying to find an old file that he posted years ago that's now just a dead link, and after some Googling I think you might be the same person? (I would have sent you a private message, but I'm banned from doing that.)

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by Xtra » 07 Sep 2020, 13:08

lol @ @tidbit

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by gx240 » 07 Sep 2020, 12:15

tidbit wrote:
17 Aug 2020, 14:34
IKR. I don't get the hate for Edge. people still hate on it after it switched to chromium. People just bandwagon hate on MS products :/ It's not my main, but it is my backup, and go-to choice for Selenium because it's so fast.
Hey Tidbit, are you the same person as "polyethene" and "Titan" from the old AHK forums? I'm trying to find an old file that he posted years ago that's now just a dead link, and after some Googling I think you might be the same person? (I would have sent you a private message, but I'm banned from doing that.)

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by BoBo » 07 Sep 2020, 04:00

Weren't sure to leave a comment about a comment commenting video. But hey, so what. Leave a comment.
:arrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a_ytyt9sf8 ; &t=21m52s ; similar to my 'noobishy' commenting style

Probably worth a look as well: C :mrgreen: lick me (found while google'ing around)

So my feelings about comments in CLEAN CODE are:
1) Comments should only say what the code is incapable of saying
2) Comments that repeat (or pre-state) what the code is doing must be removed.
3) If the code CAN say what the comment is saying, it must be changed at least until rule #2 is in force.

In bad code, the only rule is "don't let your code be/stay bad."

https://disqus.com/by/tim_ottinger/


https://www.till-biskup.de/_media/de/lehre/programmierkonzepte/ws2017/13/pcv-programmierkonzepte-13.pdf (German)

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by guest3456 » 30 Aug 2020, 11:34

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Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by joedf » 25 Aug 2020, 18:07

They don’t even ban me because they’re afraid they’ll never get their videos back.
wow ahhaha nice, didnt even think of that :lol:

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by boiler » 25 Aug 2020, 15:37

Not only do I not rewind, I don’t even bother to return them. I just let the late fees pile up. They don’t even ban me because they’re afraid they’ll never get their videos back.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by jballi » 25 Aug 2020, 15:25

garry wrote:
25 Aug 2020, 02:37
again something old-news ....
https://www.the-postillon.com/2018/07/rewind-videos.html#more
The Postillon: YouTube to require users to rewind videos after watching

YouTube is asking its users to be a bit more considerate.
The video portal announced that, in future, users who do not rewind videos after watching them will be penalised by being temporarily blocked from the site.
These users thus risk not being able to watch any more videos for several days.
I never rewind. I'm not about to put any of the 84,000 professional rewinders out of work. My Aunt Susan is one of those rewinders. It is one of the few jobs that you can do from home. You can set your own hours. 6 hours one day, 10 hour another, weekends only, and so on. I don't care if YouTube bans me for it. It's only temporary. I watch too much YouTube anyway. Just think of the thousands of ads I won't have to watch!

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by garry » 25 Aug 2020, 02:37

again something old-news ....
https://www.the-postillon.com/2018/07/rewind-videos.html#more
The Postillon: YouTube to require users to rewind videos after watching

YouTube is asking its users to be a bit more considerate.
The video portal announced that, in future, users who do not rewind videos after watching them will be penalised by being temporarily blocked from the site.
These users thus risk not being able to watch any more videos for several days.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by garry » 18 Aug 2020, 06:53

@BoBo Yes i can ignore it and the radio broadcast is 40 seconds longer , but no problem ... :)

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by BoBo » 18 Aug 2020, 04:07

@garry Well, that's a Swiss regulatory thing and not specific to the German language (AFAIK). And the thing is that, IMHO, the majority of people on this planet AKA women, won't support your statement that "man' ('man' vs 'Mann') is as neutral as you say it is.
In your very own private life you're still free to ignore things like "Liebe Papphocker, liebe Papphockerinnen" and simply handle it the old-fashioned way. ;)

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by garry » 18 Aug 2020, 02:55

EDIT : I didn't see the last page / thanx for answers SKAN (browser) /tidbit/Frosti/gregster/joedf ,
was just writing about gender problems
@BoBo thank you for the links , 'man' is searching for other words , shou'ld be neutral ( german has before the substantives "die / der / das/" > "der Mann / "die Frau" / "das Mädchen" / "die Küche" / "das Haus")
it's just annoying to hear swiss-german radio , like "dear users and dear female users" ( the neutral word 'man' is not allowed , it must be something female also , like > 'man/frau' )

20200911 Gendersternchen - Wollen die Medien die Gesellschaft umerziehen? DLF radio german MP3 Audio Podcast
https://ondemand-mp3.dradio.de/file/dradio/2020/09/11/gendersternchen_wollen_die_medien_die_gesellschaft_dlf_20200911_1145_a220df4f.mp3

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