corporate jamming

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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954347/
https://web.archive.org/web/20171220131235/http://www.showcase.ca:80/continuum

A cop from an authoritarian future is caught up in a daring time-travel jail-break, to become stranded in present-day Vancouver Canada.

Overall this is adequate, but with several plot points and character traits which are difficult to believe. The biggest problem I have is the various brushes against citizen-terrorism apologetics. My takeaway is that this show is "safe", with some edginess fabricated for the kids.

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Google > Chrome >
Software > Web browsers >

(on Wikipedia)
https://github.com/brave/
https://www.brave.com/

Brave is a web browser that uses components from Chrome to build a more security-conscious browser which also has an alternate advertising mechanism with revenue sharing.

Like Chrome, it's missing fundamental things.



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TODO - I'll add notes when I get around to re-re-watching this.

TODO - Is this out in blu-ray?

Max Headroom (1987-1988) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092402/

Particularly notable for its subtle and overt corporate jamming, Max Headroom was unique and wildly popular in its day but, for reasons unknown to me and not yet researched, had its life cut short.

I think I give my high personal rating because of its strong influences on my perceptions of the world. Perhaps it would not hold up today, but I'll note that on my eventual re-watch.



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http://www.zaplet.org/adzapper/

A software application that can block ads from being displayed on your web browser.

(on Wikipedia)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ijbswa/
http://www.privoxy.org/

Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk.

I experimented with cliget during my replacing web browser components project. I was interested in replacing Greasemonkey and Stylish, Adblock (now I use Adblock Latitude), Change Referer Button, etc. While I did get it working, I didn't stick with it.

The show was cancelled after two seasons, at which time I stopped caring enough that when I learned it had been un-cancelled I continued to not care.

Mr. Robot (2015-) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4158110/

A psychologically-disturbed young man's fantasies spiral out of control as he pursues a lunatic's dream for economic anarchy.

Fast and loose. This is one of those shows which tries to cash in on this generation's theme of general discontent. It generally fails. More-or-less entertaining.

For everyday people this is somewhat recommended. For fans of psychological stuff, and anti-corporatism, this is somewhat recommended. For people who know enough about computers but don't like psychological stuff or anti-corporatism, I do not recommend this.



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