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Comment They always miss the point. (Score 1) 369

They demand you stop blocking ads, but never address why people block them in the first place.
They are not blocked because people hate advertisements. They are blocked because the psychopaths that are drawn to marketing can't learn boundaries and simple decency. Popovers, popunders, java-blackouts, slide-overs, noise, flash that extends itself beyond the ad borders obscuring the content... all that kind of horseshit is why they got blocked.

Additional to that- the ad-lag introduced by ad servers being massively over-extended. A page that loads in a half a second takes 30 seconds because the ad is coded to load first and make the rest of the page wait on it, while the TRS-80 that is serving the 80,000,000 ad requests per nanosecond struggles to keep up. Not vetting nor reviewing ads, so malware delivery gets pushed out through otherwise trustworthy pages.

Advertisers- clean house. Unfuck yourselves and your servers. Learn how to not be a sociopath. Then your ads will be allowed through again.
However, until the guy who invented blackout-popover/slider java ads is publicly crucified, then kicked in the jimmy till his eyes bleed, there will be no forgiveness. This crime against humanity must be made to suffer.

Comment Re: hey, CBS doesn't promote Fox, either (Score 1) 223

For years Prime was good. Entire old series, recent seasons of new series, and a buttload of movies.
but then one day it all went away/ ld series only have a season or two and the rest are pay-to-play, movies are a paltry selection. I have had prime since the day it launched- i won't be renewing when it expires next month.

Comment Re:Unionize (Score 1) 350

My take on H1b abuse and how to solve it:
Require the job be independently categorized (prevents high end programmers listed as "janitorial staff") and the pay rate has to be set at 150% of the current median pay for the area for a US worker in that position.
And THEN they must list that job exactly as categorized for US workers to have the opportunity to apply for- reviewed by the H1b oversight to ensure if there are qualified applicants that they are made an offer at the 150% rate.
THEN- if there are really no qualified US applicants- the oversight will review the qualifications of who they bring in and ensure they actually meet those requirements. if they are willing to accept a lesser applicant- they must review US applicants and see if any meet those lowered standards.
If, at that point they cannot find a US candidate, they must hire the H1b at the full 150% rate.

"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department