Firefox Alternative

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at
Sun Jul 3 11:58:46 UTC 2011

On 07/03/2011 12:13 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 03/07/11 14:44, Billie Walsh wrote:
>> On 07/02/2011 11:09 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>> But you have no security-orientated extensions. You must be a very brave
>>> man indeed :-) .
>> I stay away from porn sites
> Too old, eh? :-D

Just boring. About as interesting as watching grass grow. Once you've 
seen it, you've seen them all.

>> and social network sites. Places where you catch social diseases. *<]:o)
> Regrettably nothing to do with "social networks". Every site you visit
> has something there which may/probably will impinge on your privacy. You
> will see for yourself what I mean if you installed the extensions I
> mentioned.
> One thing which Firefox 5 now has is an option which tells the URL you
> go to that you do not want to be tracked. Now, how effective this is I
> don't know but one of the extensions I have had installed for zonks
> doesn't adivise the URL it just simply kills off any tracker(s).
> Quite a number of people to whom I mentioned these extensions simply
> come back with, "I've got nothing to hide." Neither do I but I still
> don't like providing unsolicited information to parasites like google
> who then sell the gathered information to make a buck.
> BC

Google knows all about me anyway. There are days I spend hours on 
Google. Searching for images, old out of copyright books, all sorts of 
esoteric stuff. The same for, Gutenburg and several other 
sites. Not exactly the stuff advertisers and spammers dreams are made of.

Once in a while I might search for something as interesting as solid 
rocket propellant. But that would be of more interest to the guys in the 
black suits and Raybans than an advertiser or spammer. [ Howdy guys, 
yes, I said "solid rocket propellant". ] Speaking of whom, I haven't 
seen any black SUV's on the street yet but I'm sure their interested in 
what we're doing anyway. We have twenty-eight [ yes, I said 28 ] 
satellite dish's of all sizes out in the front yard.

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. 
Liberty is a well-armed lamb."     - Benjamin Franklin -

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