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Comment Digital media have created this problem themselves (Score 1) 519

Users didn't start blocking ads because of some unreasonable hatered towards good deals on stuff and services. Users started blocking ads because of bad ad practices. I don't want to search through 10 tabs looking for that one dickhead page that's playing audio half way down a mile long article. I don't want to search for an X and cross my fingers that I'm not getting hijacked, simply because my cursor ventured away from the content area of the website. I really really really don't want to take your survey about how well your website works 1½ seconds after loading the page. I don't want blinking banners telling me I've won some imaginary prize.

Bad ad practices have gotten so out of hand that I would claim it's down right a security risk for the average user not to run some sort of ad/flash blocker. My pensioned mother has installed trojans in the belief that she's actually getting a real security warning that her computer is infected, because of fraudulent ads served on regular websites. If the people that manage those ad networks don't give a damn what they're serving, I don't give a damn about what they want to sell me.

I unblock on a pr. page basis. I do believe the content creators I follow, on for example youtube, deserve some money for their efforts, so I sit through some of their video ads. Slashdot ads I've simply forgotten to unblock, because they're so unintrusive that I forget they're there (will unblock after submitting this). Random faceless media can however kiss my ass. If I don't trust them, if I can't trust them and if I don't have any emotional/personal connection to them, they don't deserve the income I can generate for them.

Comment Yeah, I don't mind breaking that a few times (Score 1) 272

For many years I've had some sort of Linux distro, either on a seperate machine or as a dualboot. I'm used to those breaking all the time. Lately Linux has been very stable, and I can do pretty much all my productivity on Linux, so I don't mind so much if I have a Windows partition that has to be repaired/reinstalled once in a while.

Comment Not much really (Score 1) 278

I've got like 5-6 keys, including a couple I don't know what are for. And I have a knife with a 2 cm blade which comes in handy if I have to cut open a box or letter. The only other things I carry around are my wallet with cash, cards and ID, my phone and a can of snus.

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