There's some things that if you basically block them without giving them a response, it basically just hangs the webpage loading until it times out, whereas an empty response with a 200 will just allow them to continue loading correctly. That may be a saner way to block the omnipresent google tracking.
On the going off the big 5 thing, the file sharing part is easy if you're at all tech savvy. Bittorrent, or self hosting on Linode, Digital Ocean, or Prgmr, and also self-hosting with nextcloud. Blocking AWS and Google Cloud breaks a huge chunk of the net though. I wonder how they're doing the block though. When I was trying to speed up my web page loading by blocking some tracking services, I redirected their requests to my own web server that responded to everything with just an empty response
"Critics of the big tech companies are often told, 'If you don’t like the company, don’t use its products.' I did this experiment to find out if that is possible, and I found out that it’s not—with the exception of Apple."
What happened when a reporter blocks blocked Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple for a week.
- Purism laptop
- Nokia phone
- physical maps, calendar, and books
I'm not impressed by the graphite thermal pad I'm trying out here, but it could just be that I went to a smaller case and downgraded my heat sink when I installed it. Will have to pick up some more fans, and see how it works with those, then install some NT-H2 compound and see if that drops the temperature at all compared to this pad. It's been mostly sitting at 69 degrees in the middle of winter, and I like my stuff a little cooler than that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeLsJ8xtuGU Interesting conclusion.
More game tracking, I'm a couple weeks behind. #3 Alien Storm, #4 Streets of Rage 2, #5 Virtua Fighter 2, #6 Streets of Rage 3, #7 Alex Kidd and the Enchanted Castle, #8 Alien Soldier, #9 Bio-Hazard Battle, #10 Bonanza Bros, #11 Comix Zone, #12 Crack Down, #13 Decap Attack, #14 Fatal Labyrinth. I've been on a bit of a Sega Genesis kick lately.
Key takeaways from this incident are:
1/ Use unique email addresses with each organisation you share data with
2/ Don't share accurate information unless absolutely necessary
3/ Although my password was not breached, unique passwords are vital
4/ If you need to share a phone number, consider a second SIM and dual SIM phone or consider a service like mysudo
5/ Sign up to Troy Hunt's HIBP
6/ Exercise your rights under privacy legislation and complain when they are not upheld
Oops, I haven't been keeping up on my game tracking here. #94: Tokyo Mirage Sessions, #95 Golden Axe II, #96 Streets of Rage, #97 Flicky, #98 Golden Axe III, #99, Suikoden 5. My second highest number of finished games in a year, only 1 short of last year. Probably blame Suikoden for that, took 82 hours to finish.
@zaitcev BTW, I think that Conception TV show was originally a (pretty lousy) game series.
The usual. Software developer, former BBS sysop. Atari XE, Dos, OS/2, BeOS, Windows 2000/7 former user, Linux/FreeBSD/Haiku/OpenIndiana current user.
An instance for Kazriko