Trackball cars! Though it won't be fully finished until we have a touchscreen with the patented apple zoom gesture to accelerate
Now they've just given those terrorists the idea...
To make him forget what you told him. I have great big periods of time I don't remember. It usually starts with walking in to a bar, but beyond that I forget how to make it happen!
Sorry, but it's not possible with some of the ad formats being used. I actually have looked in to this and have set up some sites so the ads do load last, this unfortunately is a fair bit of work for the publisher not only initially but also going forward and most online advertising companies do not have the technical expertise - they are primarily sales focused institutions. It also means that they lose flexibility in what they can serve and as such may lose out on money to other websites that can do what a client wants.
most ad providers do have load tests and backup systems - just not all
actually the most important thing is not showing the ads, but counting the ads shown. I did work at a company that had a fallback where if there was a bottleneck it would switch to serving a default ad - but that makes no money. Clients pay on the number of views/clicks an ad gets and you have to have the request go through to the server to get this. Also the adserver needs to decide what ads to show. It might be acceptable for click only ads - but it's the view based ads that make the most money, and you would get rid of any possibility of optimizing delivery of those ads - i.e. less money.
I was looking for the tin foil hat reference at the end of this comment. I think you forgot to put that in and as such got moderated interesting instead of funny.
and drinking leads to game playing in pubs! Now it all makes sense. Buckhunter anyone?
logic puzzle: "it was the bus' last stop - the bus driver got off"
I doubt this - I don't see any intentions of CityRail trying to make money. In fact - I do agree with CityRail in this case. How many people will download the app - think it's official data and then complain to cityrail when they fail to check out their website for trackwork being done? I'm going to go against the grain here and actually say that while the app is useful, it does have the ability to cause more harm - especially if the user is on an iphone and just check the website for train times. you'll also find the rail system is not privatised (yet) - so making money isn't part of their scheme.