29 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for July 27, 2011
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Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:04:05 -0700 From: Thad Floryan <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Google Search problems Message-ID: <4E2E2095.email@example.com> On 7/25/2011 2:25 PM, John Mayson wrote: > [...] > I forget where I read this recently. I might have been from the Free > Software Foundation website. Those of us with Facebook accounts are > not Facebook's customers. We're Facebook's products. The paid > advertisers are Facebook's customers. > > Think about that for a moment. > >>From what I understand of Facebook's business model this is quite > true. I have been tempted for one reason or another to close my > Facebook account (understanding they still own what little I have put > there). But my family begs me not to, so I capitulate. Why? You have EVERYTHING about you here http://www.mayson.us/ so why do you want to perpetuate Zuckerberg's company which, by the way, is referred to as Fecebook in many forums and groups I frequent. That name was coined by a [female] member of the Yahoo linux group of which I'm one of the moderators. :-) All of the "social" sites are money magnets for their owners due to the advertising which is becoming almost obscene and extremely obnoxious in addition to being a vector for malware which inflicted even the New York Times whose ads are offsite-hosted. I don't see ANY ads, anytime or anywhere, when I browse the web with thanks to my merger of the two free well-researched databases here: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm as of 23-JUL-2011 and http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/ as of 21-JUL-2011 both of which are updated frequently. The /etc/hosts trick works on every system in the world: BSD, Linux, MacOS, UNIX (AIX, HPUX, SLES, Solaris, et al), and Windows (Win98SE, Win2K, WinXP, Vista and Win7). And, yes, Windows is POSIX-compliant and has an "etc/hosts" file here: C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/ and, yes, the "/" does work correctly in the "DOS" Command Prompt of Windows systems. ***** Moderator's Note ***** Why do YOU moderate a group on Yahoo? Isn't it more pure to have everything on Usenet? Bill, with his tongue firmly in his cheeck. Bill Horne Moderator
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