Goodbye 1 problem. Hello 20.
I don't know about the streaming sites, but I know the blocking of torrent sites has had little effect or the more (or less) tech savvy people who use them. People get around not being able to browse for their torrents by subscribing to torrent RSS feeds (for TV), and by using things like Tor if they absolutely need to browse the Pirate Bay or other sites.
The trackers are not blocked, and therefore the torrents still work fine.
"ADA" is the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the American Dental Association.
... and quite a few other things, if you care to look outside of the US: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADA
That's a good point. I haven't been following consoles for a few years now but, you're right, it was kind of silly of me to assume people would wait to actually get their hands on the consoles before trolling!
... and the fanboy trolling for this generation begins.
This will be a long 5 or so years...
Are you referring to my ding-a-ling by any chance?
I've only seen one Scroogled ad but it was pretty clearly nothing but a thinly veiled smear campaign/Outlook.com ad.
BUT, how can you say "they're handing nearly everything over too?" Even the summary states they hand over very little. Much less than I had anticipated.
Exactly. Thanks for mentioning this. I was going to post the exact same thing.
It's only a matter of tim.
"Gene Therapy Extends Mouse Wingspan"
+1 for exposing shitty logic.
I watched the first season of Numb3rs and found it stupid. To me it looked like they were interested in making Maths and Computer Science cool, but couldn't find a way to do it. They resorted to over dramatizing simple concepts and spewing out technical terms without any explanation (turning them into buzz words). Worst of all, some of the stuff they were saying was completely ridiculous.
When the show was running, friends of mine who had seen it would occasionally come up to me and tell me they had no idea my field of study/work was so exciting. When I would tell them "yes, it is exciting, but Numb3rs is nothing like real life," they would inevitably lose interest.
Although Numb3rs seemed to try to make Math and CS cool, I doubt they managed to create many new scientists. And I'm not surprised as the whole thing was a big misrepresentation.
Oh, and don't get me started on CSI.
Showering will usually fix that.
lol @ your nick!
that only makes sense if people who block banners would, otherwise, be the same people to click on them.
I've been browsing the web since around 1997, and blocking banners since about 2007. I can confidently say that in those 10 years with banners I probably only clicked 3-5 banners.
Obviously I should assume my personal experience is representative of banner-blockers as a whole, but do believe I represent a majority of us. Why? I think if people are tech-savvy enough to block banner ads they are also savvy enough to know what's being advertised using banners doesn't interest them.