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June 23, 2011

mozilla rapid release strategy prudent? race to pass microsoft and google in major versions: yay?

Filed under: DARPA,firefox,micronetblock — Sagacious Himself @ 6:31 pm
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Why, Asa, why?

Will firefox 10 be essentially better than ie9?  10 > 9.  Sure, that’s nice.  Crank up the speed perhaps.  Firefox 42, the best browser possible since we have the biggest version number.. microsoft’s ie15, chrome12, and iron11 are so far behind we win forever.

“Himself,” my friends ask, “should we update to firefox 5?”

“nah, wait for the large scale microsoftesque public beta to end then install 5.0.2″

“but it has all that great privacy stuff, Himself”

“fat lot of good that does with ISPs selling you out with fine grained netblocks geo ip mapped and inflicted in dhcp policy*.. until that evil stuff ends there is less privacy.  VPN surfing for now.”

I still hope adblockplus will be available as a stand alone loopback proxy.  Unburdening the fox and opening the field to all the other players without having to maintain multiple versions.

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* VERY easy for ISPs to offer an opt-out on demand. Send them a paper letter asking to opt-out of geo ip location privacy rape.

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February 11, 2009

a new inappropriate use for IM: random chat via geoIP proximity

Filed under: bizarre must awesome want,micronetblock,Word Coined by Himself — Sagacious Himself @ 1:01 am

new inappropriate use for IM: random chat via geoIP proximity

radiusIM.com

if you thought stalkers were bad before…

why won’t you join the protest against GeoIP micronetblocksDEMAND your ISP issue you an IP address from a non geographically associated netblock

@ ISP:  you could charge for this privacy (restoring) feature


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