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But, the other side of that coin, though I hate it terribly, is that everything is pushing us towards rented software and undoing the PC revolution. That means that the back end of the web becomes heavier and heavier. Folk like Amazon are hiring a lot for large scale back end development to support this trend. It takes a lot of software to track everything we do and package it up for sale.
I have an extra Facebook account (yes, I know it's "illegal" ) that I had set up for the sole purpose of posting articles from the Wall Street Journal so that I could get around its seemingly impenetrable paywall - a ploy that doesn't even seem to work anymore! I should say that I been using my regular account in Firefox, and this extra account in Chrome, so it hasn't been an issue going back & forth.
Anyway, because Firefox has automatically updated to a new version (66.0.3), all the add-ons for that are now broken , and thus Firefox is currently a dodgy browser to use (I've figured out how to add the add-ons back in some type of temporary debug status, but of course, some of them are causing strange behavior ). So I used Chrome to access Facebook, and thus that extra account was in the cookie to have me logged in, and I noticed a huge number of notifications from 2 accounts that are not my Friends or anything else like that that I can detect. I tried searching for how to accomplish this, but alas, I have failed - and thus I have come here to the ask the masters on how to do this.
EDIT: It seems that these notifications are termed as "Pages you may like", so maybe Facebook itself is pumping these notifications?
I have an extra Facebook account (yes, I know it's "illegal" ) that I had set up for the sole purpose of posting articles from the Wall Street Journal so that I could get around its seemingly impenetrable paywall
So, let's see if I've got this straight:
0. You breached the terms and comnditions of one site so that...
1. ... You could steal from another site
2. The first site informs you whenever it receives a message for you
3. This is the first site's correct function, rather than for use in committing fraud
4. You want our help to make the first site stop doing its duty, and simply continue to help you steal from the second site.
Sorry, but I don't use fb, so I don't have a clue.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
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I have been working on and off (at home) on that single algorithm for almost 2 and half years, I think.
I am now very close to completion with an elegantly simple algorithm
Except.. it doesn't work...
After days of staring at my screen I came up with a test that shows an internal data inconsistency that will predict failure.
But... basically the validation is a loop doing some calculation at each step.. .
It came literally right after the same loop applying the calculation result.. yet it has different value than expected?!
Why, ho why? And how?
I think the forces that be are preventing me from finding the truth!
That's the only logical explanation I can come up with!