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Comment Re:I've had this as a plug-in. (Score 1) 190

...except that google gets to decide which adverts are played and which aren't.

I'm betting Google's own dancing monkeys will be as annoying as ever.

That's my worry - remember, Google already implemented a workaround for their own Flash ads, auto-converting them into a form which conveniently happens to be immune to this filter. Get back to me when they've bundled an ad-blocker. What they have here is basically a rival ad blocker - which really isn't something any of us should cheer, even if it does happen to knock out some irritating ads for the time being. (Equally, of course, the new ad-blocking facility for Mobile Safari in iOS 9 which just happens to push more ad-funded sites into adopting iOS apps as a format because Apple iAds just happen to bypass that filtering is a little concerning too.) "Big company kneecaps competition." Just like when Microsoft "helpfully" gave away IE for free in order to kill off Netscape and grab a stranglehold of the web browser market, this may not be anything to applaud long-term.

Comment Re:Douchebag Editors (Score 1) 289

" "Historic central/eastern Pacific outbreak- 3 major hurricanes at once for the first time on record!""

Yep, ON RECORD. But since the records barely go back more than 120 years, and the sats needed to spot storms that form so far from any habitable area have only been in geostationary orbit for about 50 years, the record is extremely short and says NOTHING about global warming.

It is impossible to travel faster than light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off. -- Woody Allen

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