Because Apple is a U.S. corporation, and AAPL's price is denominated in U.S. Dollars.
If the majority of sites in the top ten results from a major search engine look like WSJ or Elsevier/Wiley journals, with a paywall or anti-ad-blocking measures required to view past the first paragraph, the web will become a more frustrating place. I have already run into this problem with paywalls when I search for certain linguistics topics on Google.
If your web browser is vulnerable, then a script in a page that you view can attack your box even if it isn't an advertisement. Get a web browser that isn't vulnerable, such as a web browser that runs in a sandboxed process.
Put them on a very slow download rate, basically rate limit the ads so they take much longer to download than you would spend on the page.
Then watch the other elements on page not finish downloading until the ads are completely downloaded and their display is confirmed.
I agree that DNS-level blocking is effective. It was effective for TWX, who blocked ads on a DNS proxy built into a home router. But it relies on an anomaly in the present web advertising market, namely that ads are delivered from a different hostname from the rest of the site. Thus a site can defeat it by serving the ads and the rest of the site from the same hostname.
the program I built for custom hosts file generation is completely FREE, no strings attached
Does it come with the ability and right to make and distribute improved versions? If not, that's a string.
It's become common for a user to read only one article on each of ten sites when he finds articles through web search, citations from other sites, or social sharing. How is anybody going to be willing to subscribe to each of those sites? A pay per page model would have to deal with transaction fees that payment processors charge, which are fairly large for the credit card networks. Even Bitcoin imposes a fee of 0.0001 BTC (currently 2.5 cents) on any transaction smaller than 0.01 BTC (currently 2.50 USD) to discourage "dust spam".
However, I'm not running scripts unless I have a compelling reason to do so.
Then watch sites twist overage costs on cellular and satellite Internet into such "a compelling reason":
[on] my home consumer-grade broadband router [...] I had forgotten how many of the mainstream ad servers I'd manually blocked by hostname
APK would be proud of you.
This has a countermeasure: deliver only the first paragraph to NoScript users (and to search engine robots), and deliver the rest through AJAX.
Applying Nintendo-class developer qualifications and overhead costs would just hand the market over to Windows and Android. Apple knows this.
But you still need enough stations to have all cars connected, or you need to provide for the labor of connecting each in turn while its driver is in the work site.
Electrically they are a pain because they are 40A at 208V, which makes provisions for more than three a bit of a challenge; 480V units would be much easier to accommodate.
How much does it cost to step 480 V down to 208 V at that current?
Thank you. Now that the legal stuff is out of the way, the onus lies on Newgrounds to find SWFs that don't survive conversion with existing tools such as Shumway.
Either build a Flash decompiler to translate it to HTML5
Which would need permission from each uploader, and I'm not sure whether the submission agreement that was in effect at the time of each upload already granted this permission. I imagine it's not like YouTube, where transcoding is mentioned from day one as an expected part of video delivery. If not, how will Newgrounds manage to contact all authors of uploaded SWFs to seek permission to convert to HTML5?
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