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Comment: Banksy On Advertising (Score 4, Interesting) 200

by houghi (#49786143) Attached to: Adblock Plus Victorious Again In Court

âoePeople are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from the buses that imply youâ(TM)re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.

You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.

Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. Itâ(TM)s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.

You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially donâ(TM)t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, donâ(TM)t even start asking for theirs."

â" Banksy

Comment: Re:The patent trolls need to win (Score 1) 76

by houghi (#49781221) Attached to: Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Patent Troll

This will work if the situation we are in is the worst situation. I am sure that it still can get worse.
One thing that could happen is that you ar eforced to verify that you are not offending any patent for anything that you produce.

Don't assume that a change in law will mean an improvement.

Comment: Delete history and cookies (Score 5, Interesting) 529

by houghi (#49750497) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

I delete all history and cookies and cache each time I log out. Although I like the technical aspect of tracing me and showing advertisement, as a consumer and user I detest it.

I detest it more than I like it. Or like Banksy says:
People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply youâ(TM)re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.

You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.

Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. Itâ(TM)s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.

You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially donâ(TM)t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, donâ(TM)t even start asking for theirs.

Comment: What about increase in sales? (Score 4, Interesting) 224

So even if people pirate less waht does that mean for the sales numbers?

Did they increase, because people absolutely want the content, regardless?
Did it stay the same, because people who pirate are not willing to pay, no matter what?
Did it decrease, because people use pirate software as a test to see if they like it and now are unable to make a choice?

Comment: Re:And it still sucks (Score 1) 118

I have a 52" TV. It is as smart as the PC it is connected to. Basically it is a big monitor. I paid 500EUR for it lasy year. Sure, it isn't 4K, but that I do not (yet) need for a TV.

If I needed a seperate PC for it, I could easily add a RaspPi to it and use that. Or any other solution I desire. I tried the 'smart' part of it and it was pretty stoopid. There was nothing I could not do already with the downside of not being able to do more.

Comment: Re:Ads that assault my computer are immoral (Score 1) 618

by houghi (#49716987) Attached to: Editor-in-Chief of the Next Web: Adblockers Are Immoral

It started much sooner. Before Internet there were ads. The differende we now have the ability to block them. This was not possible before with billboards and other media.

Yes, you could go to the kitchen when adds came on tv. You could change the channel when they came on on the radio. Now we have t he ability to really block them.

The reason this is done is because people do not want them. I do not want them on the Internet. I do not want them on TV. I do not want them in the streets. I do not want them on my clothes, not on my car, not on anything.

I ... DO ... NOT ... WANT ... ADS.

"but then companies won't be able to do this and that." So? That does not change the fact that i do not want them.

"Your attitude determines your attitude." -- Zig Ziglar, self-improvement doofus

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