Agreed, the figure seems too low to me.
Agreed, the figure seems too low to me.
By my records, you only did 38 of those things.
Wifi should be completely off. It's a big current drain usually, and if you're in standby there will never be a need for periodic transmits (I hate that smart phones refuse to understand this as they want "instant" connection to the access point so they suck up more battery life than they should).
My guess is that they don't really know how to get to low power mode. It's not something commonly done. Most engineers grew up in the PC oriented world where power saving wasn't even a concept, and "instant on" tube televisions were common. It's only now that we're getting to have more devices with batteries that power is more important and people are learning how to manage it. But even then we're still mostly in a "rechargeable battery" mode which means engineers assume someone is recharging overnight and there's no need to try and get lower even lower.
It's on though. Still sucking up a whopping 340mA. Ok, not that whopping but only a slight dip in power. 10mA for a power LED seems like a lot to me, but I'm working on low power devices too long maybe.
Pedantic or not, if the manual says it's "off" then it should be off and not lying about it. The power drop is far too small to actually be in "standby" mode.
Then again, these devices aren't made for people who care about power or privacy. They're designed for people who want the latest gadget.
I'm not sure. Many of these web sites are operated by people who don't control the advertisements themselves. They outsource the ad job to a third party then wait for revenue to trickle in. They may not even have the skills to do the blocking if their tech skill level is just enough to customize wordpress.
Except that this still consumes the bandwidth. This is why I use adblockers to make my network go faster and the pages load quickly. Why should I download several megabytes of useless data just to see a three line email reply?
I am not denying them revenue. I am paying real money to my ISP and Yahoo webmail is a part of what I am paying for. I am well within my rights to block their ads.
You know, since I have Yahoo as a part of my ISP and is for webmail only, I don't ever recall clicking any accept to any Yahoo EULA anyway. Could they prove it in court? Where is the contract if they are asked to present it in court?
EULAs are not legally binding in all countries. A contract is not a contract if both parties have not agreed to them, and a "click ok to continue" does not always constitute legal agreement to the terms. The US is beholden to its corporations and not its citizens, so any immoral laws in that country do not necessarily apply elsewhere (and yes, I put most click-to-continue EULAs into the "immoral" category).
Webmail is convenient so that you can check your personal email while at work. Especially if the service only provides POP3 but not IMAP (which seems common for some bizarre reason).
No, you see the ads even if you pay unless you use some sort of ad blocking service.
However cable television subscribers are not required to actually watch those advertisements. There is no message that says "your programming will be suspended until you stop leaving the room to pee during commercial breaks." And even on DVRs you are allowed to fast forward past the commercials (despite lawsuits trying to prevent this).
And I PAY for this email service through my ISP. If they block the mail of paying customers then they're certainly not within their rights.
No, we may not necessarily care about the companies per se. But we do care about our coworkers, we may care about the customers, and we usually care about quality of the products we make. Even at the base pragmatic level where the inner voice says "don't screw this up because you'll have to keep maintaining it for a few years." Of course some workers are an exception to this, but in general I tend to see that actual employees will spend more effort making sure things are done right.
I'm not a social media person. You can't get upvotes without commenting and you can't comment without upvotes. So that leaves asking questions and hoping someone upvotes that? The only time I ever want to comment is when someone has answered completely wrong and everyone is agreeing with that. So I have to figure out the social media game before I can say "you're wrong, you can't divide by zero".
You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. -- Norman Douglas