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Comment: Re:Why not restrict all ads to GIFs or JPGs? (Score 1) 109

by Intrepid imaginaut (#49373001) Attached to: How Malvertising Abuses Real-Time Bidding On Ad Networks

Do they? I know there's a premium on popup ads and interstitial pages, but I've never met anyone who said "wow, what an amazing ad jumping around and flashing lights at me, let's click on that instead of checking out the content I came for". Maybe some people pay more for them but I wouldn't call it a well advised move.

The most interesting part of the article for me is the idea of real time bidding - maybe web adverts will finally start paying as well as print adverts.

Comment: Re:Why so many social justice articles here at /.? (Score 4, Insightful) 346

Yes, I submitted an article about how Wikipedia canned a gaggle of feminist editors from Wikipedia for spewing crap on gender related entries and it never saw the light of day, yet this agitprop makes the grade? Okay, the day will come and indeed is coming when this clear bigotry will reflect very badly indeed on slashdot editors. I know I'd certainly never hire one of them based on their past performance.

Comment: Re:Genderless information (Score 1) 346

Men tend to slip back to pseudo-savagery if women aren't around in a workplace for a while, and when a woman comes in, they tend do remain savage

No, they really don't. They may make jokes and talk frankly about women, but guess what, women do the same thing about men. Are you calling women savages now?

Comment: Re:the Lumia mosaic (Score 1) 213

I'd agree with this to a certain extent but I'd be cautious about making everything voluntary, some foundational skills in math, geography, history, language etc should be a requirement. Also life economics like mortgages, pension plans, investments and savings. The entire property bubble was an organised ram raid by the banks on middle class savings, students need to know how that happened so they don't fall for it or any other bubble again. And while we're at it the legal ramifications of things like marriage and parenthood should be dealt with right next to sex ed.

Comment: Re:He's an Angel (Score 2) 569

Ah now, how sad would it be if his mum was condemning him too. While arguments can be made for and against unconditional love, more often than not it's helped people get back on their feet after they do really stupid things. It's not as though he's got a shortage of critics.

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for. -- W.C. Fields

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