Sol over at the Zaibatsu  talks about social media as an
anti-social influence, and discusses blocking large swaths of IP
article I read a while back, about a woman who wanted to remove
nternet. Loading it in a recent version of Firefox with uMatrix and
Better Privacy reveals the site loading content from 54 outside
lynx). She enlisted the help of a friend who did just that with a
VPN - blocking the millions of IPs owned by google. What she found
context of modern life. Think about google fonts, maps and cloud
that means online shopping won't work, or maybe even our online
Speaking of the latter, my own bank recently made changes to their
online portal so that my usual, mid-privacy firefox setup (standard
ad blockers plus a tab container dedicated to banking) stopped
allowing login. Viewing the console during the login page load
Here at the Republic, oldfolio talks about using older browsers to
un-branded Firefox v3 (Iceweasel), still with native gopher support.
For SSH console use and browsing gopher, it is an ideal solution.
modern popular (western) society, politics and modern life in
level. In my case my family and I decided a life change was in
order, and the move to Canada three years ago worked out for us.
Canada is in some ways a US-lite, in other ways far more invested in
ts citizens well-being than I think the US ever will be. But on a
nation-state scale, it's hard to see how the impetus to change
things enough before a major societal collapse happens is possible.