So if a company doesn't operate in a way I like, the best way to express that... is to invest in them? I don't think you thought that one through completely.
Nowhere did I say anything about malware, abuse, or severe annoyance: you are taking a simple hypothetical and using an unstated extreme possibility to suit an unyielding position.
If a website uses one or two small, innocuous ads that aren't animated, I'd see no problem with it. You seem to be taking the extreme stance that any advertising at all is a personal affront to you. If that's the case, you are being unreasonable and such an opinion shouldn't matter to most people.
Now, it may be difficult to find an ad host that doesn't push giant, screaming, in-your-face ads, but that wasn't the point.
You're right: intravenous tuna use doesn't sound healthy at all! Salmon, however, is another matter entirely.
Because newspapers have the resources to get companies to advertise on their pages, it is part of their business model. A small open source project website, for example, can't afford to go out and find people to advertise on their website. But they can get help with hosting costs by using a company whose focus -- and business model -- DOES include finding people to advertise with them.
Most normal website owners are not comparable to newspaper publishers in any meaningful way.
Because they could recreate anything on a holodeck: why would anyone bother with a camera?
You're Tien Shinhan!
If a person discusses their own medical history with someone else, HIPAA does not apply. If they talk about it in public and someone overhears it and somehow uses that information, including a marketer, somehow, HIPAA has nothing to do with that.
Now, there may be an expectation of a certain amount of privacy when discussing something over email, but if that information is somehow obtained -- even by a breach of the email servers, and assuming neither server/individual is a hospital/doctor/insurer/etc or an employee of such -- HIPAA does not somehow magically apply. Just because it is medical information, it is not immediately protected by HIPAA.
I'm not sure why you're hung up on PHI, I didn't see anything related to medical information mentioned yet. But that's what business agreements are for: to share or pass the blame.
I demand more research investigating this fart-rain connection. The fact that there is none proves a conspiracy by the fart-denialists!
True. Having two left eyes or two right eyes would be awkward.
Yes it is: just ask Picasso's models.
And, of course, if Obama suggests congress do something reasonable, they're CERTAINLY not going to wave their arms and scream about what a terrible idea it is, and how it would turn our country into a Socialist state...
It's not illegal to be an irresponsible asshole, and they have the same legal rights as polite people.
Came here to say this.
Personally I'm waiting for[...] "Oww my balls" to air
That was an act on "America's Got 'Talent' " a few seasons ago. It even went through a few rounds. No $#!@. I haven't watched since.