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Comment: Re:There is no free lunch (Score 1) 278

by SeaFox (#49530725) Attached to: German Court Rules Adblock Plus Is Legal

Ad money is how many of the websites finance themselves, pay their bills. From that point of view the AdBlock hating sites only want to show you the contents ONLY if you see the advertisements.

Expect further development of Ad pushing technologies, because the websites will need to get paid or they will go out of business.

Cry me a river.

I'm willing to pay for ad-free access to certain sites I frequent often, the problem is inevitably that every single site thinks they should get Netflix-level pricing for that access. $6-10/mo per site soon becomes much more expensive than my actual ISP bill. Paywall creators need to get real with their how much they think their content is worth.

Comment: Re:amphetamine - no adverse side effects? (Score 1) 391

by SeaFox (#49525137) Attached to: Using Adderall In the Office To Get Ahead

Meh, it will becomes one of those things that's expected but never put on paper -- can't have surviving family suing the company for wrongful death, can we?
Gotta keep it under the table, and entirely " the employee's personal choice* ".

*-- if they want to advance in their career with us

Comment: Re:Handset makers will be thrilled. (Score 1) 27

by SeaFox (#49517509) Attached to: For High-End CPUs, Qualcomm Ditches TSMC For Samsung

For a fixed dimension phone, smaller circuit board means more volume free for the battery pack.

Okay, I see where you're coming from. You're saying the "making it smaller" is referring to the circuit board, not the phone. That is one way to interpret it. Unfortunately, grammatically that's not what they said. Since the full sentence reads "That would reduce the cost of assembling a phone, and also free up some space to make it smaller." the pronoun "it" would be referring to the subject of the sentence -- the entire handset.

Comment: Handset makers will be thrilled. (Score 1, Interesting) 27

by SeaFox (#49516731) Attached to: For High-End CPUs, Qualcomm Ditches TSMC For Samsung

It's feasible Qualcomm could get Samsung to drop its own chips, because the Snapdragon 820 will have an onboard LTE modem. That would reduce the cost of assembling a phone, and also free up some space to make it smaller.

Yes, because the reason Android phones are so big is because they can't make the circuit boards smaller due to component count. It has nothing to do with stupid one-upsmanship on screen size.

Comment: Re:Lets use correct terminology. (Score 1) 177

by SeaFox (#49501501) Attached to: MakerBot Lays Off 20 Percent of Its Employees

Management in a tech company can't identify the "bottom 20 percent", because every engineer does different work.

Isn't that, like, exactly how Microsoft used to run things? There was always a "bottom performing" person or persons, and it didn't matter if the worst was better than the industry average, they weren't good enough and got penalized for it.

Comment: Better protection against SEO. (Score 4, Insightful) 271

by SeaFox (#49501423) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Features Would You Like In a Search Engine?

What made Google so great when it was still relatively new was the results were more relevant, i.e. they weren't just a bunch of advertisements. With the rise SEO that is less the case now, and looking for something on Google for me now means adding "-buy -purchase -price -shop" automatically.

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