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There Ain’t no Such Thing as a Free Lunch

There Ain’t no Such Thing as a Free Lunch

Is there really such a thing as a free lunch? Nothing is ever free, and that applies doubly so for the internet. That “free” service you are using is actually costing you far more than you might think. Always remember that when something appears to be free, that you or somebody else is paying somehow.

Is it Morally Wrong to Use an AdBlock Application?

Is it Morally Wrong to Use an AdBlock Application?

Is it morally wrong to use AdBlock (or any other ad blocking software)? When I was younger, I subscribed to many different magazines. I was fascinated by different subjects, including military history, geopolitics, science fiction, fantasy, and photography. At first, the advertising was sparse and generally ads seem to be positioned with articles and content with a similar subject. Any other ads were in the back section of the magazine. It was obvious, especially looking back from now, that the…

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Shhhh… Listen! Do You Hear The Sound Of Cookies?

Shhhh… Listen! Do You Hear The Sound Of Cookies?

With all of the rhetoric about cookies many people don’t understand that these little text files were invented for a reason. In fact, cookies were created to solve the internet’s equivalent of Alzheimer’s disease. Web sites do not remember who they are talking to! The web was designed to be simple and straightforward. You (a browser such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox) ask for something (video, image, text and so on) from a web server. The web server obediently…

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