Brit to fellow Brit in bar: Have you heard? The tories are going to track all your e-mails.
Fellow Brit: Awesome. What time does the match start?
"If you find parts of the web un-usable, then don't use them."
The problem is that's closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. I don't know about the others, but my adblocker is there to protect my machine preemptively. I don't want to discover the site is abusive only after the damage is done.
I'd go along wholly with the idea of a warning system if it were a) reliable and b) somebody else's baby -- they won't be able to count on the likes of me to report abusive sites because I don't intend to be in the position of being abused.
Surely detecting such sites automatically should be a piece of cake.
"Let's just not pretend that ad blocking is honorable."
Are we allowed to pretend that without adblocking, the Web is pretty much unuseable? I don't see where honour comes into it.
"Ad blockers offer a convenient way of having the content and not pay for it"
When the intrusive ads stop you enjoying the content without a blocker, "having the content" is a bit of a myth.
The non-intrusive sites suffer, I agree. But it's not my problem if someone pissed on their chips.
Not sure how it works in the States, but the grounding for the EU-wide ban in 2007 was industrial health and safety.
It was intended to protect the establishment's employeees, not people subjected to smoke in their face while dining. That latter effect is just a bonus.
I call bullshit on anyone who doesn't even weigh up the pros and cons bfore committing his family to the dole.
I'm still trying to parse "Trademark Trolls Stops University Nicknames".
Why would the human species' proving non-eternal be bad news?
I have thought about it. My conclusion is that if you have to check twice before carrying something harmless around with you then the terrorists have won.
Indeed. You could just about do Barcelona, Spain to Madrid, Spain in 6 hours.
Barcelona to Bratislava in a Bugatti Veyron, with an extra-large tank, on completely deserted roads, with no toll booths, driving flat out, could maybe get you there in 10.
Yes I know the GP was only trying to illustrate a point.
That's what come of bighting off more than you can chew.
I wonder if that's why they are saying "Users should only do this where the compromise of one password does not result in the compromise of more valuable data protected by the same password on a different system."
Where can I find a good list of which services to stop (or which to keep), please?
Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long