then it may be worth taking a serious look at. After all, MS seems to get every other major version right.
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We needed to go ahead and bite the bullet on this one. All that wasted energy, continuing, is so stupid in these times of necessary conservation and dealing with climate change.
I hope all the energy wasters enjoy their free/dumb! (and higher energy bills than those of us who smartly made the switch)
If this man's life provided the full rationale for gay rights, it would be enough.
Not if you employed other technical measures. Search around a bit and you'll find captchas are unnecessary.
There are plenty of other technical measures available these days. Captchas are unnecessary.
Tell that to my 46-y.o. eyes that can barely decipher these increasingly difficult eye puzzles, and I have a computer engineering degree. Think about others, will you?
Well, with time zone, cultural and language differences, it's not exactly all that.
So I guess you don't hire humans who have to take potty breaks? egads
Besides, under U.S. law, employees get 15 minutes of break for every four hours of work.
I think we rationally know in advance that this is a bad idea.
Yes, slow-motion train wrecks are quite the sight.
But you assume his job was to service questions from other organizations rather than do the job he was hired to do. How do you expect an employee to get their assignments done if they are crazily distracted all the time?
Are all programmers strawmen to you, sir?
I don't know who you're responding to specifically, but I say "Right on brother!"
I've been in jobs where I've had a manager accuse me of things in a personal, familiar way that had nothing to do with the reality of doing the job. Some managers actually get in the way of people getting their job done. That's just a fact of many jobs, and it would be nice if managers would start getting that. Some of us employees are very well socially adjusted, but when we're at work, we want to work and get our assignments done so we can keep our jobs and earn our money to pay for those very well socially adjusted lives on the outside.
If this change reduces the overall efficacy of advertising on websites, then we'll likely see many independent websites go out of business. Facebook will love this, as it seems like their goal to rub out (yes, I mean this in the mobster sense) the web outside of them.
Maybe we need a compromise?
Have a website somehow "vouch" for the third-party cookies in use on their site by either disclosing them to their users, or letting them present an option/warning to visitors that says "To keep our site financially sustainable, we ask that visitors accept cookies from our advertisers -- to that end, we require cookies to not be blocked to access our content".
I understand why people detest advertising, but it's also part of a commercial ecosystem that keeps the independent web alive and kicking. If we allow the blocking of third-party cookies, we should also give webmasters the power to block access from anyone who is blocking them, and even more, blocking ads on their site. It's only fair.