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Recommendations on Youtube – Why are you doing this?

EnglishRantYoutube 6 comments - Kagamin

First of all my browser settings and addons:

  • Vanilla Cookie Manager purges every cookie hourly (except whitelisted ones)
  • most of the scripts are blocked by ScriptSafe (because Monero JavaScript miners and Spectre/Meltdown vulnerability)
  • Do not track me” is activated in the browser settings (personally I don’t think that matters but hey, why not)

Basically I don’t get recommended contents based on my “preferences” but this way I get the general sh*t and I usually get something like this…

Being biased is bad…

Please note the number of subscribers:

  • Electronic music: 840.000 (that’s fair because music is good)
  • Family Guy: 26.000 (I prefer The Simpons but Family Guy is also good)
  • Viktor Orbán: 630 (What? How does this one get here?)

I usually get results like this...

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Firefox – every good thing has come to an end…

EnglishRantWeb browsing One comment - Kagamin

I started to use Firefox as a main browser around 2007 but after almost ten years I can’t agree anymore with the direction Mozilla and their browser have recently taken. For example I hate Australis but with add-ons like Classic Theme Restorer I can mostly restore the original layout of the browser. By the way more than half of the addons I use are functionality restoring ones that put back the features Mozilla removed (like Panorama, the download window etc). With Firefox 57 that will change because XPCOM and XUL will be removed from the equation. So what will differ Firefox from any chrome-based browser? Almost NOTHING. Plus I don’t want experience the growing pain of the new back-end as an user.

The war between browsers in the past (image source: shoze.blogspot.com)

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A small rant about Windows 10

EnglishOperating SystemRant 2 comments - Kagamin

Let’s talk about Microsoft latest operating system and my user experience as far. I started to use Manjaro (arch-based GNU/Linux distro) a few months ago and honestly I’m quite satisfied with it’s performance and reliability (okay, a small bug here, another one there but nothing that I can’t handle). At my workplace we have some new hardware (powered by Kaby Lake CPUs) so we have to use Windows 10 to get updates for the OS and I also have a Windows 10 installation as a virtual machine for obvious compatibility reasons.

Bye Nanami, it was fun but it’s over now…

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