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Comment Re: Ok. (Score 1) 653

The reason most people use ad blockers is to keep their browsers actually running in a good manner. With HTML5/Javascript framework advertising clients, the issue of the browser eating more and more clock cycles until the operating sytem locks up has just gotten worse. It's more noticeable on lower powered machines like cell phones and tablets, but I even see it on Core I5 machines, especially if there isn't enough memory.

This idea that you can push all the processing to the client and not pre-render anything for your advert is rediculous.

Comment Professional or not? (Score 3, Insightful) 140

A truly professional "IT Pro" will learn to forget the things he has seen about his/her colleagues.
We've all had to do things like: check mail spools, check user directories, enable debug-level logging on various systems, etc. and seen embarrassing or personal things. The question is: are you a professional who learns to forget it and stick to the relevant data or are you a shithead who spreads rumours and makes us all look like privacy-invading assholes?

Comment Re:I want to go first party. What should I read? (Score 1) 653

That's the first step. The second is to provide a web form for advertisers to upload suitably sized images and set the placement, caption, link target, and start and end dates, so that you can just approve, approve, reject, approve.

This leaves two problems: finding what rate to charge, and getting advertisers to find this contact information page.

Comment Banks should still roll a joint for you (Score 1) 421

And there's no way most banks are going to let me pay her card from my account.

Since when are banks that issue payment cards no longer willing to let a cardmember add a joint account holder?

Hell...Discover, for example, won't even let me manage my own two cards from the same account...I need a separate online account for each card.

Then perhaps that bank needs to Discover some cardmembers that aren't you. Facebook gets a lot of things wrong, but separating auth and auth is one thing it gets right: each person has one account, and that account is connected to resources.

But thanks for clarifying. Now I have a sound bite to use against cookie haters: Basic auth is broken because logout in long-running browsers is broken.

Comment Re:$52 a YEAR? (Score 1) 653

if they dropped it to some micropayment (give us $5 now and we'll deduct 10 cents per visit and re-bill you $5 when you run out)

If you read one article on each of twenty different sites, which is entirely plausible if you find articles through an aggregator such as reddit, SoylentNews, Slashdot, or the Twitter accounts you follow, how much will you have paid in total to set up these micropayment accounts?

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