A cop gets sent back in time alongside criminals.
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.
TODO - I'll add notes when I get around to re-re-watching this.
TODO - Is this out in blu-ray?
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.
- TODO - The movie Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future
See also Dark Angel - (2000 TV show), if you like the general feel of this show.
A software application that can block ads from being displayed on your web browser.
- I experimented with this during my replacing web browser components project as a replacement for various ad blocking, Greasemonkey and Stylish.
- See also Ad-blocking with Polipo and adzapper.
This looks like it hasn't been updated in forever, because there are references to it being tested under Windows 95/98.
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.
I use this alongside Bluhell Firewall. Maybe I shouldn't.
2015-11-20 update - This seems to have been fucking up some websites. Argh. It's disabled for now.
I use this alongside Adblock Latitude. Maybe I shouldn't.
This is not actually firewall software, but an ad-blocker/privacy extension.
to re-watch and add notes
A down-and-out traveller discovers a pair of sunglasses which let him see through the illusions aliens have been using to control mankind.
With overtones of the manipulation of the everyman, I would easily put this movie in the same class as Nineteen Eighty-Four. However, the otherwise weighty impact is cushioned by comedy, great characters and a great story. Though old, this movie stands the test of time. Easily considered satirical-horror, there's much more to it.
This is, in a sense, a bubblegum movie that delivers a subtler message. It tickles the viewer's cognitive dissonance. Some viewers will easily "get it", and some will merely find it entertaining. I hope those between those two groups will be particularly intrigued.
- Based on Eight O'Clock in the Morning - (1963 short story) by Ray Nelson (archived)
- See also fnord
Buckaroo Banzai - (1984 movie) has concepts found in They Live.
While Replacing Firefox, I wanted to look into a solution for abstracting out advertisement blocking.
- Polipo makes downloading from file-hosting sites hang up regularly, starting at 15MB. May be a mis-configuration.
I have Firefox set up to let me type single words into the location bar to trigger its search feature. Polipo breaks this, trying to go to
http://keywordMultiple keywords work, so this is rather strange.
See also Ad-blocking with Polipo