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Comment: Re:Speaking as a former yearbook adviser (Score 4, Insightful) 375

Get national recognition for his work

In one sense (although they will ultimately lose to their own bosses) they have done him a huge favor and his work is now a national discussion and is being seen by someone who will snap this kid up. I wish him the best, he's a great talent.

Comment: Re:Careful betting on future technology (Score 2) 298

Oh hell, that happens with keyboards too. I've posted before that while working on a time crunch problem, the manager of my manager was hanging around and keeping his nose in her business. She was trying to type up a synopsis of the current status to email to *his* boss and he was continually asking her questions and pressuring her to hurry the solution up. Fortunately for her I was standing there to answer questions for her memo because in the middle of a sentence she wrote "fuck you". I leaned way over to block his vision and pointed saying "I think you have a typo there ."

Comment: Re:Copyright against ad-blockers (Score 1) 616

by Oligonicella (#49712867) Attached to: Editor-in-Chief of the Next Web: Adblockers Are Immoral
You cannot copyright dynamic. The page they send me may have copyrighted *content*, which I do not modify, but the ads placed into rectangles of space is not copyrighted by them and I would suggest you argue with the advertisers as to who exactly owns the copyright on their content. Blocking said ad is synonymous with not visiting their site to view their content.

Comment: Re:To avoid product placement, watch period pieces (Score 0) 616

by Oligonicella (#49712795) Attached to: Editor-in-Chief of the Next Web: Adblockers Are Immoral
The advertiser lobbied the movie production's responsible parties. Those are the people who decided to go ahead, they could have simply refused. Similar to an actor lobbying for the part, it's just that the money flows the opposite direction. Your scenario would have an advertiser sneaking into props and putting that coke bottle in the set item group. So yeah, the advertiser didn't put it in the shot.

Comment: Re:Fuck you. (Score 1) 616

by Oligonicella (#49712729) Attached to: Editor-in-Chief of the Next Web: Adblockers Are Immoral

Many little snowflakes nowadays make the accusation that they've been "coerced" once they make a bad decision that is freely theirs to make.

coerce: persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats.

I do believe you're calling it coercion because you fell for their clever manipulations and encouragements that enticed you to open your wallet and freely draw out your reserves to make an adult exchange. All without using any force or threats.

By the way that free adult exchange thingie doesn't qualify as theft.

Some parting adult advice to those delicate snowflakes - learn delayed gratification. It works wonders for preventing you from accumulating piles of unwanted crap.

"I think trash is the most important manifestation of culture we have in my lifetime." - Johnny Legend