"not a complete solution" Nor is it a realistic solution for most of the world.
Running a mail server from home would violate just about every ISP ToS I have seen as well.
I can count on zero (0) hands how many times I have been to those three sites in the last five years, and I can count on one hand the number of Captchas I have been forced to interact with in the last month. I get the feeling that most of the sites I visit, and would expect to see a captcha at, aren't going to want to use such an off-putting system. The sites that I really care about blocking ads on are sites that I hardly visit.
When encountering a new site I usually block the most annoying ads and leave the static image and less annoying ads alone. It is only when a site gets douchey with its advertising that I start to block entire domains. If EA, Wrigley and Disney (and almost all other big-name company sites) could provide a less annoying advertisment experiance on their sites I would not feel compelled to block all ads.
I am the only one who thought that writing an article, and one of questionable news value for that matter, from the point of view of some one who has played that game for years was a bad idea?
How is "some guy does some thing, apparently, dumb in-game" news that is interesting or relevant to non-players of that game?
Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"