ðe Wtp

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Name ðe Wtp
User since March 5, 2007
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In a little more detail...

"free" does not mean I have my registry secretly parsed (yes, that's what filex.com, the supposed white-hat does when you ask what a strange extension is) or any accessible search data, plus data derived from tracking thrown in my DoubleClick file (thats "Do No Evil" Google) Mash up your public info with any other info and sell the list or "specific targeting at our web site for your ad'' (too many to list) with at least TELLING you first and letting you opt out of these "Genuine Advantages" as the boys at Redmond say

My Reviews

Profound.Censor

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

To profane is to treat that which [your faith's name here] holds holy.
The word you are looking for is maladicta or "bad speech".
None, of,for instance, "the 7 words you can never say on TV", though the author seems to feel everyone should live by his/her standards is profane, nor is it 'cursing', a practice encouraged by many religions including, for instance Judaism, Christianity and al-Islam. If someone does wrong to you, you may ask the Deity to strike them down. That is a "curse". The cursing prohibited by the faiths named is what Job was told to do in most versions of The Bible by his neighbors - "curse god and die", or, by extension, insult the basic beliefs or founders of a given faith, especially [yours].

I personally find all censorship add-ons appaling, as they allow one person to set him- or herself up as "the community standard" when it comes to maladicta and obscenity.

But stop calling it "cursing" or I am liable to ask my Deity to do nasty things to your code

東京電力使用率メータ

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Uh, we don't even know what it does. Since the rest of this site is in English, could we PLEASE require translation into the main language of the Internet. I'm not playing Chauvinist here, but English is currently the closest thing to an Esperanto that we've got. If the FoxSite is offered in other languages, then all should be in that tongue. Right now, its only in English, and code writers should, with 'fox assistance, offer enough translation to make it work.

MinimizeToTray revived

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

one little problem: There are times I need every scrap of RAM I have, though I want 'Fox, ONLY WHEN CLOSED to appear as it does withyour other Minimize settings (OK, MAYBE with a tiny speed-launcher) But I want the program CLOSED, NOT like T'bird, which I almost always keep open. You could even keep the icon there whyle the 'fox was open - it just seems funny that out of all the possible combinations of when/how, ths is the ONLY one not on the list

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 

Oxford Dictionaries

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

As much as I love the OED and friends, and *hate* their cost (I mean, why shouldn't they GIVE me a copy of the leatherbound ed. of the OED III when it appears) I have to question this one. Oxford Publishing gives very little away, nor would an add-on be necessary if they did - a simple trip to their web site will give you the price of a sub. to the OED III, in-progress, on line, hardbound sets, and their latest release, the $150 or so OED II + Supplements ($150).
When someone offers an expensive Something fornothing, I get concerned,

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20100712). 

PassiveRecon

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

THIS INFORMATION IS NO LONGER TRUE AS OF 27-JULY-10 and I suspect for some time now.
When I pressed the PR "button" area on my status bar, I was connected with a for-profit outfit, DNSStuff Inc., offering me a free trial and some fairly high (for non-business users) fees for what looked to be highly professional services - MOST of which are available free of charge, many already installed in Win XP Pro and 7 Ultimate eds.
I called the company today asking them to either change the listing or remove it, based on Mozilla's policies.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.02). 

Penelope

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

(fyi)for those who don't know - qualcomm decided to build a new Eudora of its own based on the 'bird see eudora.com)I think I've left a half-doz reviews here re: this re-Joyced Thunderbird theme for Welty users.
As of 2/10, the preferred Way, Eudora 8 (now in beta 8) is still a bit too featureless and has ONE feature (I hope is not T'birdbased - it'l just mean going beck to T2.x that is DANGEROUS - it tries to auto-find your account(s) ++UnGood if you have more than ONE,
So for the while, I must say YES because Penelope is stable, though lacking in features I loved, and Yes because older Eudori don't cooperate w/win-7 64, and YES because it is still the best there is and, until Something Else Better comes from the Eusora which I am sure it will and Yes though t'bird has ONE BAD feature (newsreaders and mailers should be separate beasts, lest a message for one go to a thousand) and because, as usual Yes because it's all kinds of fun and loving, so, as of this date I say YES.
Here is a Candle to Light you to Bed
Yet Another Winston Smith,(rats)
for those who have missed years of bad orgasmic jokes, James Joyce scholars have given names to the chapters of Ulysses, and Molly Bloom's soliloquy while making love to husband Leo, which helped get the book banned in the US, though the "dirtiest" word is YES. The chapter consists of one sentence.

As for Smith and the Candle, USE IT YOURSELF to protest the amount if infotheft not by "hackers" or "crackers" (I've been a hardware Jack Hack since 'age 4 and I'm proud of it), but by Google and Microsoft (try cutting off all auto-access to Redmond from Win-7, I do hardware, and this is a software problem) and the others without consent ... Our next President may be chosen by how well s/he and Corporate "People" mine data)
Smith spends most of "1984" searching for Big Bro's enemy Emanuel Goldstein (hence the nom de guerre of the publisher of 2600) where the password for access to a Big Bro trap is a pair of lines from a charming English ditty:
Here is a candle to light you to bed
Here comes a chopper to chop off your Head

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1a22). 

Penelope

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

(fyi)for those who don't know - qualcomm decided to build a new Eudora of its own based on the 'bird see eudora.com)I think I've left a half-doz reviews here re: this re-Joyced Thunderbird theme for Welty users.
As of 2/10, the preferred Way, Eudora 8 (now in beta 8) is still a bit too featureless and has ONE feature (I hope is not T'birdbased - it'l just mean going beck to T2.x that is DANGEROUS - it tries to auto-find your account(s) ++UnGood if you have more than ONE,
So for the while, I must say YES because Penelope is stable, though lacking in features I loved, and Yes because older Eudori don't cooperate w/win-7 64, and YES because it is still the best there is and, until Something Else Better comes from the Eusora which I am sure it will and Yes though t'bird has ONE BAD feature (newsreaders and mailers should be separate beasts, lest a message for one go to a thousand) and because, as usual Yes because it's all kinds of fun and loving, so, as of this date I say YES.
Here is a Candle to Light you to Bed
Yet Another Winston Smith,(rats)
for those who have missed years of bad orgasmic jokes, James Joyce scholars have given names to the chapters of Ulysses, and Molly Bloom's soliloquy while making love to husband Leo, which helped get the book banned in the US, though the "dirtiest" word is YES. The chapter consists of one sentence.

As for Smith and the Candle, USE IT YOURSELF to protest the amount if infotheft not by "hackers" or "crackers" (I've been a hardware Jack Hack since 'age 4 and I'm proud of it), but by Google and Microsoft (try cutting off all auto-access to Redmond from Win-7, I do hardware, and this is a software problem) and the others without consent ... Our next President may be chosen by how well s/he and Corporate "People" mine data)
Smith spends most of "1984" searching for Big Bro's enemy Emanuel Goldstein (hence the nom de guerre of the publisher of 2600) where the password for access to a Big Bro trap is a pair of lines from a charming English ditty:
Here is a candle to light you to bed
Here comes a chopper to chop off your Head

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1a22). 

Counterpixel

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Please have someone from the Moz Shoppe change the 3.6a2 to 3.6 so we can have this desperately needed program BACK

Lightning

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

From Support page: (deep down faq - first q at least...)

* 1 Files
o 1.1 Where is my Calendar file?
... Network calendars can be stored on WebDAV, CalDAV, and ftp servers and also locally (in this case "Network calendar" just indicates that the iCalendar format is used and not a sqlite database). ....

UNTIL A BIG PRIVACY WARNING IS POSTED, something on the order of:
(If you publish it on any computer but yours, you, you can be assured your SOs will know that they are no longer the only ones in your life (as in "call R. to arrange island vacation") Your boss will know about "Lunch about job offer", etc. Even publishing on your OWN computer means someone might have to try very hard to read your file, in every other case, you are risking putting it on a billboard for all to see)

this really shouldn't be given Moz. support.

Rated on pirtch and doc only

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9). 

Enigmail

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

LAST time I tried this, (and I see no signs of an update since) it asked whether each and every message sent should be encrypted via PGP.

A BUTTON would make much more sense.

I also want to add my voice calling for 64-bit upgrades to BOTH Firefox and Thunderbird, and, the promised improvements to Penelope, the continuation of the wonderful Eudora alternative mail system. (another story).

MOST new *computers* (vs."don't care 'bout privacy, I do it all on-line" appliances) are coming out with multicore 64-bit systems.

The "do it all ON-Line crowd members (who also wonder where all the spam comes from) either need a quick education or simply don't care about privacy - and setting up T'bird or even downloading mail via POP3 is beyond them already.

Some need an education, some wouldn't mind a Telescreen watching their every move at home except in the bedroom under the theory "I've got nothing to hide and I love that 'personalized' experience I get from companies that keep records on me*."

"Anyway I've got nothing to hide, only criminals do" is a frequent response - no hope there.

But for the developing hard-core folks who say NO! to the infothieves (and should demand the Googles of the world offer a "pay $ .0001 per search alternative to "add this to the file on 'im" treatment, and the offer be made before any data is stolen. Call your Congressfolk and Senators and ask for a needed law!)

Meanwhile, 64-bits, multithreaded x86 code and a bit more user control on this one would be a big help.

*Some "social interaction" pages seem designed to elicit 'suckers' for causes allegedly using cash for a,b,c,... and I really feel sorry for these folks.
And even for some who want to stop - Education can be tough. An 80+ widower friend of the family is on every "sucker list" in the country and, of course, donates money to any charity that takes the time to send HIM a personalized letter asking Dear (first name) and ending with an ink-jetted "signature." Though he owns a computer for e-mail and surfing, he has no understanding that, outside of the ink-jet, EVERY initial IBM PC or its CP/M ancestors had the power to do the same thing under Dos 3 and WordStar! (I do see a need for a law in the near future prohibiting the delivery of such requests if the person or his nearest family go before a judge and say and prove such letters have the impact of draining the elderly/others no t capable of controlling *all* their finances, from their well-deserved retirement funds.
(I won't go into details - it is not a Freedom of Speech issue but an I-S/He cannot control, and therefore demand an auto-opt-out)

A for effort
Fortunately for them, at least Firefox is semi-hardened already, straight out of the electron box, and easily/automatically strengthened by updates, handled by a family member who has basic understanding

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.0). 

TrackMeNot

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

1984 - I've had this around, but I'd rather fight a while longer for a law banning the Peeping Toms who know more about you than you do with a proper mashup.. There's a difference between important public data (how much did you give that Congressman?) Business Data, send and bill to... and the data that's stolen without even the decency of telling us it's been taken until after it has gone. Still, in a world where a handful of yahoos (Jonathan Swift's, not the company that doesn't know the origin of its own name) are calling for a police state, blaming everything on the latest immigrants (even the legal ones got their doors kicked in for no apparent reason last week), and don't even respect the (uh maybe because he's black?) moderate President, calling him "socialist" (a word they don't seem to understand, at best) it may be time to PUSH THE BUTTON and run browsers 24/7 to confuse the heck out of pro stat stealers.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.291). 

Tamper Data

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

1984 - I'm about to take this one out for a spin, to see whether it's meant more for developers of peeping tom websites if not outright newborn personal data thieves! We shall see.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (10.1.0). 

NoScript Security Suite

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

1984 - It seems to be the best of stoppers, and one of the most annoying when you *want* to watch something written in the hat-color-neutral language of Java. Frequent updates seem to hit the Bad Guys no matter how they turn. Note: It's on my list too, but mMost of us select our privacy guardians with much fear. We need an outside (of the industry) group to vet the sourcecode. It's in my kit, but I'm still afraid which side anybody is on these days.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.9.8.86). 

Ghostery

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

1984 - I'd love MORE info on the InfoThieves out there mashing us up into little files for sale to the highest bidder. I'd love to be able to customize some mail like: If this is still here when I come back, you LOSE a customer! Note: Most of us select our privacy guardians with much fear. We need an outside (of the industry) group to vet the sourcecode. It's in my kit, but I'm still afraid which side anybody is on these days.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1). 

Cookie Button in the status bar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

1984 - Needs more ways to say "no" to a variety of cookies and crumbs and other unfriendlies: Note - it's on my list, but : Most of us select these with much fear. We need an outside (of the industry) group of coders to vet the sourcecode. It's in my kit, but I'm still afraid which side anybody is on these days.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.2). 

BetterPrivacy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

1984 - should be expanded to kill all web trackers besides cookies when you leave a site! Problem, though what could be more American than cherry pie? Most of us select these with much fear. We need an outside (of the industry) group of coders to vet the sourcecode. It's in my kit, but I'm still afraid which side anybody is on these days.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.43). 

BetterPrivacy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

1984 - Should have an option to KILL when Leaving Site and be extended to go beyond cookies. Also:Most of us select these with much fear. We need an outside (of the industry) group of coders to vet the sourcecode. It's in my kit, but I'm still afraid which side anybody is on these days.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.43). 

Filter Uploader for Adblock Plus

Keep up to date Rated 5 out of 5 stars

1984 - It Seems To Help cut down SPAM, and maybe add some safety -trouble is folks buying ads on websites don't know WE don't see them!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0). 

Adblock Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

1984 - time-tested and proven, (I think, as in Not to Call Home) avoid outdated version caused by some internal dispute among developers. - Meanwhile, it would be a good idea for someone to review source code, anyway.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1). 

Ad Hacker

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

1984 - Most of us select these with much fear. We need an outside (of the industry) group of coders to vet the sourcecode. It's in my kit, but I'm still afraid which side anybody is on these days.