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Re: China is in a lot of trouble

Postby Paphitis » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:47 pm

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Paphitis wrote:It's a fascinating place the internet, and I include the dark Web in that as well.


Is it true you can get guns, drugs and (this is for Milti's benefit) East European blondes on there? :shock: :lol:


Yes you can get anything but I wouldn't recommend doing anything like that because law enforcement and state actors are also active.

But you can also get news from dissidents in Hong Kong, or from other countries and so on. Not everything is bad.

Some people in countries like Russia, North Korea, Hong Kong and China actually have to use the Dark Web for their own personal safety.
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Re: China is in a lot of trouble

Postby erolz66 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:47 pm

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Paphitis wrote:People would have to have rocks in their head to take advice from you because adding a mere add blocker is NOT enough to protect yourself.


And just to keep some semblance of connection to actual reality, if you view this site with a browser with a built in ad blocker, like say Brave, using all the default settings that browsers comes with, you will not see the ads on this site.


Sure.

But there are better methods than that, and adds are only a very small part.


I noticed an ad placed on this website that I commented on. To which you replied 'Some people are obviously too dumb to own computers and be on the net.' as if choosing not to block the kind of ads used on this site, as I chose to do, is indicative of dumbness about computers and the internet generically. Some others chipped in to say 'I do not see ads on this site'. To which I replied 'if you use an ad blocker then do not be surprised if a consequence of that is you do not see the ads on this site'.

I do not want to block the ads on this site I want to see them.

If you do want to block the ads on this site then the simple ad blockers built in to and set by default on browsers like brave will do the job.

Vint Cerf, along with Bob Kahn, is to the internet what the wright brothers were to powered flight.

You had never even heard of him and then went on call him an 'amateur' in regards to things 'internet' , presumably when compared to yourself.

People like Time Berners Lee and Vint Cerf, that you dismiss as 'amateurs' have a 'have a clear understanding of the internet' that exceeds your own (and mine for that matter) by multiple orders of magnitude. One having invented the core protocol's that ARE the internet and the other the protocols that are the web.

Once again you have left me with the impression that you can be a dick head of monumental proportions ;)
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Re: China is in a lot of trouble

Postby Paphitis » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:49 pm

Well isn't that stupid! You claim to have an add blocker and yet you ay you saw an add.

Sorry, but there is something that is a bit unhinged about you erolz.

Very unhinged...

Yes well i am sorry but I don't get my information from your mass sources. I'm not a puppet.
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Re: China is in a lot of trouble

Postby erolz66 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:53 pm

Paphitis wrote:Well isn't that stupid! You claim to have an add blocker and yet you ay you saw an add.

Sorry, but there is something that is a bit unhinged about you erolz.

Very unhinged...


You need to go back and read again. I see the ads because I do NOT use an ad blocker that blocks these kinds of ads. I WANT to see the ads, thus I do NOT use an ad blocker. I merely pointed out to those that DO use such blockers that a consequence of doing so is you will than not be able to see the ads on this site.

A bit unhinged or very unhinged ? make you mind up.
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Re: China is in a lot of trouble

Postby erolz66 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:56 pm

Paphitis wrote:Well isn't that stupid! You claim to have an add blocker and yet you ay you saw an add.


No you imagined that I claimed to use an ad blocker. That is not the same thing as me claiming to use an ad blocker, which I did not do.
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Re: China is in a lot of trouble

Postby Paphitis » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:02 pm

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Paphitis wrote:It's a fascinating place the internet, and I include the dark Web in that as well.


Is it true you can get guns, drugs and (this is for Milti's benefit) East European blondes on there? :shock: :lol:


For most people, security could just mean doing the following:

1) use DuckDuckGo as a web browser - this is the only web browser that takes privacy very seriously and which doesn't collect your data. but there is a price. You do not get the best overall search results when for instance you are wanting to look for a business.

Therefore, sometimes we need to use Google which does collect data - but even so, you can limit the kinds of data Google can collect and attribute to your profile to target adds.

2) Use uBlock Origin - and customize it to suit your browsing requirements.

For most people that's enough.

Also the new Mozilla Firefox has great security features.

But if you want to get serious, you need to use a VPN OR

For the really serious stuff you can use Tor Browser and access the Dark Web. Now this is a very dangerous place but its also a good tool because international dissidents also use Tor - I'm talking about dissidents in places like Russia, Iran, North Korea, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia where people actually have to be very cautious about their contact with the outside world.

Tor is probably the safest way as your web browsing is done through "onion links" (provided you don't use it for illegal stuff because then it can become a very dangerous place and you could go to jail). Every website, including Cyprus Forum is viewed not from its own URL but through an unidentifiable onion link and your IP Address is cloaked through multiple servers on the TOR Network.

There is also a lot of illegal activity and State Sponsored infiltrators are also working there trying to track illegal activity.

Also, it's a corner where even the most repressed populations on the planet have a haven. Which is what the internet should be about - giving the repressed a voice.

Now, this isn't for everyone and please keep your kids away. But using TOR isn't illegal in itself depending on how and why you are using it.

The only person who knew what they were talking about when it came to internet security was Get Real. He was on the right path. His only downfall was his inflexibility on using Google - which is the best browser for certain things like finding a great restaurant on Yelp or whatever.

Get Real was in a league of his own and was knowledgeable. He also had an ingenious way of blocking adds by manipulating the HOST File, which means you don't need to add an extension which is very good, but it didn't get rid of adds from social media and YouTube and he completely blocked Google which I hated. If he didn't block google completely and allowed just one extension which blocks adds on YouTube, then I would still use his browser. He never believed I could block all adds on YouTube which he couldn't do - but I can.

I don't rate Erolz. he is all over the place.
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Re: China is in a lot of trouble

Postby erolz66 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:12 pm

Paphitis wrote:I don't rate Erolz. he is all over the place.


You also apparently do not rate Vint Cerf - who invented the internet or Sir Tim Berners Lee who invented the web. That is what makes you look like a narcissistic dick head to me ;)
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Re: China is in a lot of trouble

Postby Paphitis » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:13 pm

erolz66 wrote:
Paphitis wrote:I don't rate Erolz. he is all over the place.


You also apparently do not rate Vint Cerf - who invented the internet or Sir Tim Berners Lee who invented the web. That is what makes you look like a narcissistic dick head to me ;)


That's right!

What took you so long?

Vint Cert doesn't want you to think outside the box. he wants to control the information you have access to so everyone becomes a mindless and easily controllable drone like you.
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Re: China is in a lot of trouble

Postby erolz66 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:17 pm

Paphitis wrote:
erolz66 wrote:
Paphitis wrote:I don't rate Erolz. he is all over the place.


You also apparently do not rate Vint Cerf - who invented the internet or Sir Tim Berners Lee who invented the web. That is what makes you look like a narcissistic dick head to me ;)


That's right!

What took you so long?

Vint Cert doesn't want you to think outside the box.


LOL

Until 20 minutes ago you did not even know who Vint Cerf was lol. You know NOTHING about the man, his view or anything else about him. I on the other hand have met him personally by dint of the fact that we were both speakers at the same conference in Washington DC

What a plonker lol
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Re: China is in a lot of trouble

Postby Paphitis » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:21 pm

erolz66 wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
erolz66 wrote:
Paphitis wrote:I don't rate Erolz. he is all over the place.


You also apparently do not rate Vint Cerf - who invented the internet or Sir Tim Berners Lee who invented the web. That is what makes you look like a narcissistic dick head to me ;)


That's right!

What took you so long?

Vint Cert doesn't want you to think outside the box.


LOL

Until 20 minutes ago you did not even know who Vint Cerf was lol. You know NOTHING about the man, his view or anything else about him. I on the other hand have met him personally by dint of the fact that we were both speakers at the same conference in Washington DC

What a plonker lol


I didn't and I still wish I hadn't.

I have nothing to learn from him when it comes to my data or security.
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