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Comment Re:No problem (Score 4, Insightful) 653

Or just wait an hour or two for AdBlock's anti-AdBlock killer list to re-fix their site.

The advertisers need to understand that they really can't win this war - Even if it eventually comes down to letting every single ad and craptastic script on a page run in an invisible sandbox just to pass all their tests, we still won't watch the damned ads.

Find a revenue model that doesn't depend on pissing off your customers, or you deserve to go out of business. Really that simple.

Comment Re:More nation-wrecking idiocy (Score 1) 592

I'd expect drivers are slowing down because the road is less safe without the lines

You've just described virtually all "traffic-calming" techniques, in a nutshell.

Let's make roads narrower; let's add more curves to reduce visibility; let's have tall plants grow right up to the pavement so you can't see the deer; let's add random obstacles like rotaries-without-intersections; and now, let's take away the lines that let people know where and how many lanes exist!

All these will make traffic slow down, because they all make the road substantially more dangerous. You really want to make the road safer? 100% divided, with 100% gated fencing to keep kids and wildlife from wandering into the road. The rest of this just amounts to games, by nannies desperate to pretend that the real problem has anything to do with "speed" .

On the bright side, this suggestion at least does have one positive side-effect, no doubt totally unintentional: without lines, Everywhere becomes a passing zone.

Comment Re:An NDA works and makes for Target to sue (Score 5, Insightful) 234

NDA's are nice...but I've seen them ignored and nothing much could be done about it, unless your company is a BIG one with some powerful attorney's and deep pockets.

Free hint, corporate America - I don't need the actual code in-hand to walk away with anything actually worth stealing from your code.

The implementation amounts to nothing more than mere documentation, to a skilled programmer. The underlying concepts hold all the value, and once I've seen them, you can't make me un-see them. "Oh, what a cool way to schedule garbage collection without sacrificing soft-realtime I/O responsiveness! I'll have to remember that one!" - Done. Your one jewel-amongst-the-dross just became mine.

So whether enforceable or not, the NDA has a hell of a lot more practical use here, as opposed to trying to control physical access to your preeeciousss source code.

Comment Re:Stupid headline (Score 1) 425

The fact that calories instead of joules are used to measure energy stored in food shows that no genuinely new research was done in that area since nineteenth century.

I know, right? Much like all those silly 19th-century-throwback MPG ratings on cars - Those crazy ol' Hollow-Earthers at Tesla and Toyota might as well measure it in furlongs per hogshead of whale-oil!

/ Okay, MPG actually does suffer from many of the same problems as food calories, but KMPL suffers from exactly the same problems despite using nice modern SI units.

Comment Re:Seems like freedom of speech to me (Score 1) 195

Spam is percieved by the recipient, not whomever sends it.

Funny thing about words - They actually have meanings that you don't randomly get to pick to support your entirely fatuous position.


And by the way: How the heck did your response get marked insightful ? Its acually the very opposite of it.

Because I would dare say that most of us can pull up our big-boy undies and just not click the "share" button. If your professional victimhood counts as the most interesting thing about you, however, I can see why you might not appreciate that possibility.

Comment Re:Seems like freedom of speech to me (Score 1, Insightful) 195

Whoah, put down them irons, cowboy! You can just ignore it when Amazon asks if you want to share your purchase. You don't even need to say "no", you just move along with whatever you wanted to do next.

I hate spam as much as the next guy, but "don't click the goddamned share this button" falls juuust tad short of sending 50M emails a day about Chinese V1@gra.

Comment Re:Seems like freedom of speech to me (Score 5, Insightful) 195

without stopping to think "do my friends really give a shit?"

So, basically no different from the entire rest of Facebook?

"I just ate a bag of Doritos" - I don't give a shit.
"Look at these pictures of my new puppy/baby/ocelot/car/hairstyle" - I don't give a shit.
"I just bought a new Dyson Vacuum on Amazon" - I don't give a shit.
"Sally has just changed her relationship status to emotional blackmail" - I don't give a shit.
"I just took a great big shit" - Nope, I still don't give a shit.

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