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Comment: What? (Score 0) 307

by waspleg (#48434379) Attached to: Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

what-everyone-says-they-want-but-nobody-actually-wants dept. ??

No. Fuck their extortion. Adblock EDGE (the non-corporate-sellout fork of Adblock Plus) is more than enough thanks. If/when that stops working I'll use hosts (laziness makes the plug-in easier).

Fuck ads always and forever. This bullshit is worse than facecrook, "Hey, I have this great idea that will get people to PAY for us to track them!"

Don't be evil; indeed.

By the way if anyone here is in advertising or marketing ⦠kill yourself.

No, no, no itâ(TM)s just a little thought. Iâ(TM)m just trying to plant seeds. Maybe one day, theyâ(TM)ll take root - I donâ(TM)t know. You try, you do what you can.
Kill yourself.

Seriously though, if you are, do.

Aaah, no really, thereâ(TM)s no rationalization for what you do and you are Satanâ(TM)s little helpers.
Okay - kill yourself - seriously.
You are the ruiner of all things good, seriously.
No this is not a joke, youâ(TM)re going, âoethereâ(TM)s going to be a joke coming,â thereâ(TM)s no fucking joke coming.
You are Satanâ(TM)s spawn filling the world with bile and garbage.
You are fucked and you are fucking us.
Kill yourself.
Itâ(TM)s the only way to save your fucking soul, kill yourself.

Planting seeds.

- Bill Hicks on marketing

Comment: Was impressed until.. (Score 4, Insightful) 144

by waspleg (#48404695) Attached to: What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy

"The rules prohibited ISPs from interfering with internet traffic, except as a last resort, and urged them to instead combat network congestion with âoeeconomic measuresâ such as new investment or usage limits.

Those limits have resulted in relatively low monthly caps for Canadians, but the rules have kept neutrality violations to a minimum."

If given the choice between investing in infrastructure and usage limits what do you think American ISPs would do?

Also, all the speed in the world doesn't do much good with low caps.

Comment: I don't get the hate. (Score 2, Insightful) 245

by waspleg (#48402887) Attached to: Big Talk About Small Samples

I don't read his long articles, generally speaking, but he has been an advocate against censorship and I respect that much.

No one makes anyone read the articles, and without even checking, I'd guess you can configure /. not to even show them.

The Haselton hate reminds me of the Jon Katz days, which is kind of amusing ;)

Comment: First, (Score 1) 574

by waspleg (#48335287) Attached to: The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

everyone thinks that they are the "A" team. Some people who don't belong in IT at all are very good at bullshitting as well. The industry is also overflowing with people with no interest in it who have been lured in to it by promises of high paying easy jobs gold rush style.

Second, plenty of people work full time and get certifications with the aim of furthering their career or getting in to a different area than the one they're in - just because you couldn't/didn't doesn't make someone who did automatically less skilled than you are.

Third, I can't tell you how many degree-having diploma mill idiots, including people with Masters+ degrees, I've seen; they're too many to count.

I agree with you that experience is the best thing to have, but a lot of that is chicken-egg. Everyone wants someone with experience but you can't get experience without first having the job.

Comment: Agreed, except (Score 1) 321

the "unfortunately" part. A machine that effectively extends human intelligence and communication beyond its natural limits, among other things, can't be toaster-level stupid while maintaining its vast flexibility.

I think dumbing it down would cost functionality (as well as jobs, like mine ;)).

Comment: The problem (Score 2) 116

by waspleg (#48325735) Attached to: Users Can't Distinguish Scams From Facebook's Features

is even if you don't have a profile, like me, other people will post pictures of you and information about you which they collate, analyze, and sell as well (without your permission or direct interaction with them).

So, not playing isn't effective unless everyone you know also respects your not wanting to be there, and most won't, even if unintentionally.

Comment: I love this essay (Score 1) 251

by waspleg (#48324353) Attached to: Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

The Myth of the Rule of Law

"The fact is that there is no such thing as a government of law and not people. The law is an amalgam of contradictory rules and counter-rules expressed in inherently vague language that can yield a legitimate legal argument for any desired conclusion. For this reason, as long as the law remains a state monopoly, it will always reflect the political ideology of those invested with decisionmaking power. Like it or not, we are faced with only two choices. We can continue the ideological power struggle for control of the law in which the group that gains dominance is empowered to impose its will on the rest of society, or we can end the monopoly."

It's extremely well written and makes the above points through illustrative examples.

Comment: It's not obvious? (Score 1) 198

by waspleg (#48320395) Attached to: Ebola Nose Spray Vaccine Protects Monkeys

Because, there is no market it for it where people can pay exorbitant amounts for it. The dying people are penniless.

Although, maybe that's what the media fear mongering is all about? Maybe they will back it after all once they whip everyone in to a "think of YOUR children dying horribly of Ebola - get vaccinated fast!" buying frenzy?

What do I know, I got modded troll for saying the Apple CEO probably came out for marketing purposes - he released an accessory (iWatch) the next day.

=)

The bogosity meter just pegged.

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