I have ads turned off on
I have ads turned off on
If I read correctly, this is per ad, not per page. So on your average online magazine, that's 5-10 per page. So that's 1000 page views. Your average article is split up over 2-3 pages these days, in order to generate more ad impressions. It also includes every article you click on, load the page, realize it's not interesting to you and leave again with a second or two.
Not sure how much you read, but for me, that would last me maybe a week, and if it includes sites I frequent a lot, less.
It's come to the point where I honestly believe we need to outlaw all advertisement. Yes, I mean that. Make it illegal, absolutely all of it. Posters, mailings, newsletters, TV and radio, web, banners - the whole lot.
Make all of it illegal and then apply the same principle to it that we know works whenever something is dangerous and easily abused: Whitelisting. After pulling the plug, have a serious conversation about where, what kind and how much advertisement we as a society are willing to accept, and then make limited excemptions.
We know for a fact that blacklisting doesn't work. Nobody sane configures a firewall with allow-all and then block lists. You always start with deny-all and then open up services selectively.
Same approach. Outlaw it all, and then decide what is acceptable.
Advertisement poisons everything. It's time to put a stop to it and this is the only way we can do it without fighting over the topic for the next century.
Dude hack the thing! Its Android, the only good thing about Android is if your device don't do what you want it to do? ROM the shit out of the thing. hell my phone is from 2011, was slow as shit...with the default ROM. I put in the Area51 ROM for my phone? Not only did it comes with flash already installed but its a damned nice phone now, just a pleasure to use. i was planning on getting another phone but now i think I'll just get the larger battery for this one and call it a day.
But if the rumors are true you can thank Cupertino for adobe killing flash on android as well, the rumors are that Apple made it clear adobe would be a second class citizen on their platform if they kept flash and Adobe makes too much money of of Apple hipsters to risk that for a free player so they killed it. As for why you haven't seen squat when it comes to HTML V5? Its simple dude, take ANY video and encode 2 versions, same resolution and FPS, make one flash with Spark or VP6 and the other H.264 compatible with HTML V5 and see what you get. I can tell you that the flash video will play smoothly even on this 800Mhz single core ARM phone while the H.264 will choke anything less than a 1.2Ghz dual core without hardware acceleration and even WITH acceleration it'll suck down cycles like a drunk hitting a free mini-bar.
Actually I'll probably get hate from the left for pointing this out, but know where most gun control laws started as? "Fear of an armed negro". Go ahead, look it up, type that phrase into Google and there are several videos detailing the history of gun control laws in the USA, the first one of which was right after the civil war and was targeted at recently freed slaves.
Why do you think that damned near ALL the guns they demonize are cheap guns? Remember the whole stink over 25s and Saturday Night Specials? Blacks could afford those. And does anybody think these laws will affect somebody who makes 100k a year? Nope cheaper guns means more blacks could afford guns and again "fear of an armed negro" comes into play.
The detail given seems to try to obscure instead of clarify, in my opinion
Having skimmed the patent, I agree. I do not regularly read patents, but it is my understanding that software and process patents like this regularly suffer from this problem - they attempt to obfuscate as much of the details as possible in order to make the claims as broad as possible and to make it as difficult as possible for anyone to do anything useful with the information in the patent.
Nevermind the question of whether software patents are valid or not, this obfuscation is in direct contradiction with the intent of the patent system - to trade a monopoly in the technology for the publication of the information necessary to reproduce the technology.
Does $5 buy 10,000 or a million page views at that 5/100ths of a cent each?
Sigh; yeah. I read $0.0005; as 0.00005 cents, not 0.005 cents.
Still $5 even for 10,000 views... I wonder how many months that would last me.
Uhhh...sorry but that would be like saying "Hitler was the ultimate capitalist" since he lets his corps run wild, use slaves and all that. there is a BIG DIFFERENCE between a socialist state like say Sweden or Denmark and a cult of personality totalitarian regime like Stalin's USSR or North Korea, BIG fucking difference.
Stalin, like Hitler with national socialism, was strictly paying lip service, the only thing Stalin cared about was Stalin. A dictator is a dictator, doesn't matter what politics they hide behind, the end result of repression and brutality stays the same.
That the mega-rich have mega-toys seems as good an explanation as any.
I assume that gapagos' question, to the degree that it is fully serious, is a reference to the fact that, in stark contrast to all the hip, cool, oh-so-startup space ventures, Lockheed Martin is one of the aerospace contractors that you go to if you want to deliver a project on a nation-state-sized budget, with overruns to be expected...
While Lockeed is technically private, and only acts like a parasitic appendage of the US government, they aren't exactly a poster child for the 'zOMG! Free Enterprise Innovation will get us into space for cheap!' school.
Yeah what do you need that safety glass in that windshield for? that regular glass kept the rain out of your face just fine!
Got news for ya Sparky there is A REASON why we whine about users still on XP, because as the guy that has to work on them i can tell you more than 85% of them are running as admin, a good half have little to no antivirus and spyware protection, and a good 75%+ has more nasties than a Bangkok whore on coupon day. Say what you will about win 7 but at least it defaults to a limited user and will let you know when your AV is out of date, XP will happily let them run that 30 day trial of norton from 2002 and not say a word.
But whose fault is that? Put the blame where it lies, Steve jobs trying to push his appstore crapstore lock in. I have flash on my fricking THREE YEAR OLD single core cellphone and ya know what? plays great. try HTML V5 with H.264 on anything less than a dual core and see what you get,even with hardware acceleration its a fricking pig.
So call a spade a spade, the killing of flash on mobile didn't have a damned thing to do with compatibility, or battery life, it had to do with Steve jobs making damned sure you weren't getting shit on that iPad without giving him 30%.
I'd like bid 5$ to buy the next 1,000,000 page views served to me. That ought to buy me an ad free internet for quite a while.
If that's the market rate to throw shitty ads in my face, I'm more than willing to pay the going rate to replace them with 1x1 clear gifs for my page views. (I'll also supply hosting and bandwidth cost to serving them to me.)
I think the bigger point is FF's updates break shit and the Chromium based? Don't. Simple as that. Been on Comodo dragon since V2, now on V30, with ZERO plugin breakage. With FF my plug ins broke no less than 6 times before I finally gave up and made the switch.
BTW while I'm on a rant, WTF is it with the Gecko engine and "senior moments"? You know, where it hangs or stutters,not enough to make you think its frozen,just enough to irritate? I can run any of the Chromium based, and fricking IE for that matter, on a little Bobcat netbook all day long and as long as I stick to SD video its smooth. With any of the Gecko based (FF,Waterdragon, Pale Moon, etc) they will have senior moments even on my hexacore? WTF FF Devs? And don't even get me started on FF Mobile, I thought FF 2 was a piggie, damn.
But at the end of the day nobody would give a rat's ass if FF changed numbers every 5 minutes if it didn't break shit. After all i didn't even know what version of Dragon I was on until I hit about, I honestly thought it was V22 or V23, because everything has stayed the same as far as functionality and performance. if anything I'd say since the Moz team started focusing on sailphones that the gecko engine on the desktop has if anything gone backwards, with performance IMHO as far as senior moments and breakages getting more noticeable.