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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DDG's got an N-M-E. 5 years and 18 days ago
And what's your opinion? (meaning, everyone has their own opinion)

He's basically saying that if Google and Yahoo have been affected by the NSA crap, what stops DuckDuckGo from also one day being affected. Given how Tor includes DuckDuckGo as a search engine (along with StartPage), as one example of a privacy related thing, if something fishy were to happen with DuckDuckGo I'd bet it would be found out pretty quick. There is a level of trust people have for DuckDuckGo, and if that trust was lost then it'd be suicide for them as a company.

His "creepy droid" article isn't bad, but he could of gone even further.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Looking for Love 5 years and 19 days ago
Some can only search with DuckDuckGo

But you

a reply to a comment on the General Rambling DuckDuckGo Email 5 years and 19 days ago
I was reading this the other night and I remembered your post about the raspberrypi. Though it is from 2 years ago. Linus Torvalds:

" LXF: Have you heard about the Raspberry Pi? At least in the UK, it's really captured everyone's imagination.

LT: It's slightly too slow for what I'd like to do.

The thing can actually output on to a real monitor, but then apparently it can't play YouTube, etc, and if it can't make things like that smooth, then it's a bit too slow.

LXF: The problem is it requires some firmware which isn't open source.

LT: Plus it's like two to three years old, the SoC on that board, to keep the price down. I think it's a compelling idea.

I really like the notion of having hardware that's so cheap you can basically give it out to kids, and 99% will never use it for anything, because they'd rather play; but if you give everybody the possibility of maybe noticing that it's cool to hack on things like that, I think it's great.

I suspect that the next generation is going to be sufficiently better that you can do some things with it."

But I also thought your satellite idea was neat. Kickstarter has seen a few satellite projects funded a while back. If someone had a concept to get free internet going I bet it'd be funded. They'd also be making money by selling the hardware needed to connect though. And then it'd have to compete with Fiber.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling duck duck go as a free web search engine 5 years and 20 days ago

DuckDuckGo is free. What are you trying to download though?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Disconnect Android 5 years and 20 days ago
I'll try it out:

Well, the first thing I really like is the "This APP doesn't require any special privileges". You don't see that too often, very nice.

Once you start the app you see its search bar. I entered "test" and it then opened up my Firefox and used
That site has a decent rating for HTTPS on

That's about it.

The app isn't malicious:

The only thing is that it plans to be a paid service next month: "Use for free in February (a subscription will be required starting in March)". I don't think it's worth paying for personally. For the truly paranoid you could always just use DuckDuckGo or StartPage with Tor- all of which is free.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Advert against DuckDuckGo 5 years and 20 days ago
I see the same ad with Adblock disabled, but not when enabled. Do you have "Adblock" or "Adblocker"? If Adblock, just go to Filter Preferences and update your filters.

For what that site is see:
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Is this a legitimate company add 5 years and 20 days ago
SpyHunter's official site is here:

The link you posted may just be an advertisement of it (though its download link is broken at the moment). They do say "Disclaimer: is an authorized distributor of Spyware Hunter. Support can also be provided by the manufacturer."

SpyHunter-Installer.exe scanned at Virustotal:

The software itself is clean, but from the comment section on Virustotal they appear to be a crap company. (one person claims they're being sued, another that they are charging users and not offering refunds)

So, in any case, avoid them.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Ничего не могу здесь понять, нужен автоматический перевод. 5 years and 23 days ago
"I can not understand here need automatic translation."

So like a DuckDuckGo translate?
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Best Addons For Firefox (Privacy) 5 years and 25 days ago
Tails isn't meant for 24/7, or even really meant to be installed. It's just a bootable disk kind of thing (though you can put it on a USB too). It's just a good distro to play with and learn from though.

For Linux distros to install I'd recommend Fedora, Debian or Mint. I really like for the GUI

The only thing that has kept me from going full Linux over Windows are the few games I run. But if you're switching from Mac to Linux- bout time.
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Duckduckco? 2.0 5 years and 26 days ago
There are things like Dropbox that even EFF rates pretty decent which I guess are considered "cloud services". From last year:

Then there's other things, like Facebook which I read today purchased an APP for $19 billion (enough money where they could build the Burj Khalifa, the One World Trade Center and the Shanghai Tower side by side). I'm not against people making money, but I think the world could do better without Facebook. If you notice too, most successful sites seem to have this mock idea of end user control. Ya know, the sort of "we'll let you make your profile, and let you edit a few things and you can be your little crazy self and have fun. But the end of the day, we own you and whatever you upload". Things being free and people not caring about how a thing works so long as it does is a big reason why some things continue on.
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