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Comment: Opt-out (Score 5, Informative) 619

by pr0nbot (#48969125) Attached to: Google, Amazon, Microsoft Reportedly Paid AdBlock Plus To Unblock

I'd assume (without further info) that this is about the "allow some non-intrusive advertising" checkbox you get in the filter options. It's on by default, but when you install adblock (as I did a few days ago) it one of the things you go through when the configuration dialog pops up.

It links to:

It's not perfect in that it's on by default, but it's easy enough to disable. Perhaps they could improve it by tying this checkbox to your "do not track" preference?

Comment: Re:Government Intervention (Score 1) 495

by pr0nbot (#48935415) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

Where I live (a stone's throw from Canary Wharf, London's other major financial centre and where the fat internet pipes come into the UK) there's no fibre, no LTE, and the exchange is miles away. 2MB down has been the best I've been able to get for the last decade, with no change in sight. I blame Thatcher!

Comment: Re:Simple... (Score 3, Insightful) 376

by pr0nbot (#48491105) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: IT Career Path After 35?

I think I'd advise the reverse, at least in terms of company size. A small company is more likely to value you for what you do, rather than want to replace you because your salary has become "too high". The small company I work for has a family feel to it, with zero office politics, but possibly not the same career advancement possibilities you'd get at a megacorp.

Perhaps startups are a special case; an established small company will be more stable. Or at least, your future is tied more to the performance of the company than the whims of those above you.

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?