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Comment computing device performs optimization for user (Score 2) 137

HTTP is a pull protocol. The client pulls data from the server. Bandwidth usage is a resource. The more that is required to download to render a page the longer it will take. And where users pay for usage, the more it will cost the user.
Page render time is a high end user criteria and end users should expect to be able to have the client pull only the content they want to improve performance.

The web site producers only have themselves to blame for creating sites loaded with massive visual and data bloat.

Using a computing device to perform optimizations for the benefit of the user is normal usage. Nobody should be surprised by the use of ad blockers.

Comment Fine with Homeopathy (Score 1) 414

As long as all treatments must pass the same double blind studies as all other drug treatment plans before they can be claimed to be effective and safe.
And that no treatments can be offered until they have passed the studies that prove they are both safe and effective.

All drugs/treatments should be treated equally.

Comment JJ Abrams is not that kind of director (Score 2) 485

JJ Abrams was not hired for his cultural sensitivities. The producers selected Abrams because of the type of movies JJ Abrams directs. Either the producers were not aware of the cultural commentary Star Trek presents or wanted to ignore it. In either case it shows the current holders of the Star Trek production leash do not really have a concept of what the show embodied.

Comment Its ways nicer than current evemts (Score 1) 197

Current worldwide events and history is full of way worse stuff. Our various human cultures have all sorts of weird taboos. On US TV it is okay to show multiple people getting killed, but verboten to show 2 people making love.

We need more exposure to the pain and suffering of the world, just ignoring it and thinking it is not there is wrong.

Comment Define Free - (Score 1) 654

There is opportunity cost to extra time taken.
There is cost to additional cloths needed to stand at a transit stop in the weather.
There is the inconvenience (and risk) cost for brush up against the less savoury components of society.

Factor in all the costs and maybe.

Transit still does not run at all hours, so if I get stuck at work until 2am I would be spending the night.
You could call that the getting stuck and needing a taxi cost.

Crazee Edeee, his prices are INSANE!!!