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Comment Re:The downside (Score 1) 74

The downside here is that means you can't just get rid of CPU intensive ads by disabling Flash.

Like the HTML5 video tag, that was supposed to free us from evil Flash, but just brought forth the unblockable autoplaying autoloading multimegabyte video ad, this isn't as great a piece of news as it might seem...

Guess I got to stick with obsolete IE. With corporate IE I do not have to worry about HTML 5 support :-)

But seriously why can't an adblocker block it? They can do domain checks on hte video links for cross site or not execute them if they are run from a javascript. Yes this will block fine content working today but it can be done.

Comment Re:I want to go first party. What should I read? (Score 1) 586

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) 419

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) 586

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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