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a reply to a comment on the General Rambling your opinion of "Blur" and "PrivDog" 3 years and 3 months ago
which does not inherently make it bad or evil

its best not to fixate on a single issue and attempt to apply it to all circumstances

you are aware i assume that duckduckgo's search algorythms (core code) does not meet your definition of free software - right? ddg's ia's are open source (which i guess is evil) but the core code is proprietary and closed sourse so you may need to switch to a libre search engine
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling your opinion of "Blur" and "PrivDog" 3 years and 3 months ago
you are correct re Chromium- i shouldnt type responses when i am rushed

SRWare used to post their source and still have the links on their web site but they seem to be incorrectly linked - hard to know if that is intentional or not

The source that you provided re: open source is a biased source and their opinion is not the final word and in general open source is a program in which the source code is available for download for use and/or modification from its original design

Also its impossible to completely use free software by whatever definition you choose - i do agree that it is important to trust the software that you use but that does not mean that it has to be free
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling your opinion of "Blur" and "PrivDog" 3 years and 3 months ago
you said: First of all, let me say that Chrome is also non-free software, and it is known to spy on it's users (Which is not surprising, seeing as it belongs to Google). The only popular free browser is Mozilla Firefox, so you might want to use that. If not, you can try others, like Midori. And, of course, for about the best privacy you can get, use Tor Browser. But Firefox with some add-ons should do for ordinary browsing.

while it is true that chrome is part of the giant privacy abusing and data sucking empire that is google, chrome is actually free because it doesn't cost anything (free) and is open source so that anyone can download and modify then compile the code as they see fit (free)

there are several recompiles of chrome that have the tracking junk removed, srware iron comes to mind, probably others as well
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Battle for net 3 years and 3 months ago
yep and now the federal government now has their hooks in the internet

i am very excited for new regulations and taxes and fees

this is the same government that snowden told us about and now somehow this is a good thing? I'm skeptical at best that this will turn out well
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling upgrade the duckduckgo icon! 3 years and 3 months ago
seems like people post about changing the duck every now and then on the forums, I think that it needs to be left alone because its unique and identifiable
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Center alignment page width (firefox) 3 years and 3 months ago
what's with the all bold typeface, very difficult to read. Firefox is not perfect by a long shot, but all browsers have bugs and shortcomings

Opera used to be a great browser but now it's just candy wrapping around Chrome so it has lost its technical edge

Safari in Windows is a waste
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Are there URL parameters to hide the clutter? 3 years and 4 months ago
so you would like the search engine that doesn't track you to interrogate your local client to determine your personal settings? i'll take the default search engine message any day

besides, how much time do you spend on the start page - in fact why go there at all?

the best take away from your comment should be that if this is the biggest complaint that you have the gang at ddg doesn't have much to worry about
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Have a user account when using Duckduckgo 3 years and 4 months ago
thanks for making my points for me as those are exactly what I do not want to have happen

a feature like this would drive away privacy minded users to be sure
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Have a user account when using Duckduckgo 3 years and 4 months ago
seriously? the last thing that i want is strangers using im to contact me when i am using a site that promised not to track me

if a person has to set up a "proper" user account they need to enter their contact information and that is the exact opposite of what duckduckgo does
a reply to a comment on the General Rambling Duckduckgo browser 3 years and 4 months ago
seems like a no win for ddg

should the browser be based on blink or trident or gecko or webkit or presto - no matter which would be chosen people would not like the decision plus there are already lots of browsers available with these engines so what would the point be

plus they would have to support Android BSD iOS Linux OS X QNX Windows Windows Phone and IBM z/OS or people would complain

it is not just a matter of creating a browser there is constant updates and support which requires a much larger staff all for something with minimal potential payoff

i prefer to stay with the browser that i use which is well seasoned and reliable and suites my needs
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