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Comment Re:As long as you keep population constant? (Score 0) 281

What does it matter if population changes?

If you have 1.1 million people using 500MW of power, life is good.

If you have 1.7 million people and they need 700MW of power and you're still only producing 500MW of power, you have a problem.

That straightforward enough for you?

Comment what is the likelihood of that? (Score 2) 287

It's possible that this declaration by SO might help to clarify to advertisers that it is the overabundance of low quality ads that practically force the public to seek out ad blockers. But seriously, what is the likelihood of that?

I'm not sure. The number is a negative value somewhere between googolplex hypercubed and infinity...

Comment Professional or not? (Score 3, Insightful) 143

A truly professional "IT Pro" will learn to forget the things he has seen about his/her colleagues.
We've all had to do things like: check mail spools, check user directories, enable debug-level logging on various systems, etc. and seen embarrassing or personal things. The question is: are you a professional who learns to forget it and stick to the relevant data or are you a shithead who spreads rumours and makes us all look like privacy-invading assholes?

Comment Re: Ok. (Score 1) 662

How is using *my* electricity, risking *my* computer's integrity, distracting *my* attention for *your* profit not abusing *my* resources?

Because YOU are the one choosing to go consume the content that someone else risks time and money to create. Nobody is forcing you to go to Wired for your amusement. But you're looking to use a technical method to separate the content you want to see from the content that the person who's creating and hosting that content wants to include in what you're not paying them for in order to do pesky things like not go bankrupt as they meet payroll and keep producing the thing to which you feel entitled at no cost.

What are you, 12? Yeah, I thought so.

So, if their ad network slings a drive-by download of malware on him, it's HIS fault?

Fuck that noise.

Online advertising is unprotected sex (except nowhere near as enjoyable) with a stranger.

Ad Blockers are condoms.

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