Saturday, May 04, 2019

Fisker in the wild.

It had really chunky glitter paint. But that never shows up. Got three shots off, but this was the best one.


  1. Capital of Texas RefugeeSaturday, May 04, 2019 7:56:00 PM

    BTW, Mozilla dropped a "security change" into their Firefox add-ons environment that pretty much busted add-ons for nearly everyone ...

    That's absolutely stupid, but then they decided they'd get sneaky.

    Mozilla wants you to sign up for data collection "studies" in order to get the patches quickly.

    Or I could just set this via "about:config" or in prefs.js (hint to leaperman, do this now):

    user_pref("xpinstall.signatures.required", "false");

    And I could leave it like this forever despite all of the fucktards going "BUT WUT ABOOT MUH CERTIFICATES" ... because with Mozilla, there's never any real security anyway because you need to be protected from them, so you take your chances regardless.

    All of my installs of Firefox already had this parameter set except for the ones on Android devices, so this didn't bother me much except when uBlock Origin for Android suddenly deactivated itself while playing YouTube videos on my tablet. I had to set this parameter a long while back in order to continue to use older versions of Firefox that aren't messed up in some stupid way.

    Since Google pays Mozilla to be t̶h̶e̶i̶r̶ ̶b̶i̶t̶c̶h̶ Numero Uno Supremo Search Engine in Firefox, I don't feel like I need to give them anything to maintain an increasingly adequate product, but here's the worst of it ...

    But when someone's add-ons get fully switched off, what happens next?

    If they're not used to configuring security in layers and they're using add-ons for all of their anonymizing needs, this little "glitch" of Mozilla's effectively de-anonymized lots and lots of users with little to no warning, and their "quick fix" consists of agreeing to data collection.

    Except me, of course -- I never trusted them in the first place.

    So was this a carefully timed tactical nuke strike around a weekend against unprepared anonymous Internet users?


    I don't know, but the "quick fix" reeks of more "convenience".

    I noticed you have a thing for these Fiskers ...

    I also have a thing for a lot of cars that are unusual because of their age, which is why I think the Caterham/Lotus Seven is cool, even though it really needs some better security and wind screens for the post-1950s era.

    But ... I saw a 1987 Buick Grand National for sale with less than 3k miles on it. *wooooooooot*

    It's in absolutely perfect condition, and for about what you paid for your Audi and a trip to somewhere around The People's Republic of Massachusetts, it can be yours!

    But I bet the California Smog Nazis would never let you register it. :-)

  2. I don't know if I have a thing for them. When they were a real company they annoyed the hell out of me. But now they are fairly rare. And absence makes the heart grow fonder. It's just pretty uncommon to see them.

    And I don't think it's impossible to be tracked these days. So - just don't google shit like how to kill you wife before you kill her.

    And sometimes you just have to say - yeah... I'm not searching that.

  3. Man, I wish I could unsee that David Letterman part. You know like how Waka Flocka's mom looks like Tracy Morgan.

    Now that's all I can see.