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Comment: Re:Cars are just part of what's on the road (Score 1) 157

by tepples (#48443929) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars
When you buy a car, you're buying the ability to have a car in front of you when you leave the building. Autonomous rental cars that drive themselves to the doorstep also provide that ability. Making cars fungible in this manner which changes the threshold for "you are going to use the asset infrequently".

Comment: Static ads vs. animated ads (Score 1) 277

by tepples (#48434839) Attached to: Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

You get content that costs someone resources to create and give them nothing not even the ad revenue.

I use a click-to-play plug-in, not an ad blocker per se. This is because I'm willing to give them ad revenue, so long as the ads are static (text or PNG/JPEG), as opposed to ads that are animated in a CPU-hogging and data-quota-consuming manner (Flash, video, or Flash video). Yet a lot of sites don't get the hint, and they continue to serve what I see as a white box with a Flash Player logo inside instead of noticing that the Flash ad isn't playing and replacing it with a static ad. Am I still a freeloader?

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