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19. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 6, 2015, 21:51 AlexSledge
 
Pretty simple. Advertisements are Evil. AdBlockers are the enemy of Advertisers, therefore any enemy of my enemy is my friend. AdBlockers are therefor good.

Ideally in place at a border gateway to prevent the advertisers net traffic from even reaching your local node.
 



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18. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 6, 2015, 17:28 Simon Says
 
mystery8 wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 23:46:
I'll turn off adblock when they stop:

- Covering my entire screen
- Autoplaying video and/or sound
- Trying to imitate the website I'm on (like download buttons)

I have Adblock disabled for a certain few sites that I like and that display ads that meet the above requirements.

Amen^^, don't suck up my overpriced limited bandwidth, don't be obnoxious and I won't block. You play vampire with my bandwidth, you choose to act obnoxious to sell your crap I don't need? You get blocked, simple enough.
 
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17. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 6, 2015, 08:59 Verno
 
Adblock on everything, too much malware is delivered by advertisement these days not to. I reward website owners in other ways, assuming they provide a method of doing so.  
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16. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 23:46 mystery8
 
I'll turn off adblock when they stop:

- Covering my entire screen
- Autoplaying video and/or sound
- Trying to imitate the website I'm on (like download buttons)

I have Adblock disabled for a certain few sites that I like and that display ads that meet the above requirements.
 
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15. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 21:22 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 19:51:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 15:18:
I rarely use adblockers, although lately on Blues the autoplay vids have been causing my browser to crash if I leave Blues open too long. So I was tempted. Interestingly, I see that the autoplay ads are gone today, replaced by static images. Hooray!

Yeah, yesterday it gave me that thing where the screen is about 10 letters behind the keyboard.

Exactly! And if you wait long enough, either the browser will crash or Flash will.
 
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14. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 19:51 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 15:18:
I rarely use adblockers, although lately on Blues the autoplay vids have been causing my browser to crash if I leave Blues open too long. So I was tempted. Interestingly, I see that the autoplay ads are gone today, replaced by static images. Hooray!

Yeah, yesterday it gave me that thing where the screen is about 10 letters behind the keyboard.
 



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13. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 19:32 jdreyer
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 18:02:
Cutter wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 16:09:
*snipped for sanity*

Oh, fuck off, Cutter....you have no idea who I am or what I stand for, and per-usual, you're totally, absolutely, and completely wrong. It was an analogy, not a political statement. It had no other meaning or purpose other than that. Everything isn't a fucking cipher that needs to be decoded and understood for a deeper, philosophical meaning. A duck is sometimes just a duck and a conceited, ignorant, stubborn and arrogant jerk is sometimes still just...a jerk. You want nutjob, look in the mirror, you elitist prick.


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First, it's pretty obvious that analogy is going to draw fire. If you have no agenda, why choose that particular analogy?

Second, the wording you used is actually pretty revealing as to your position.

Third, while people are unique and capable of holding a wide variety of views on various topics, it's typical for the pro-life crew also be pro-gun. For example, every single GOP candidate for president is both pro life and pro gun in order to appeal to the US conservative demographic.

I've never understood why that is. If you're pro-life, you should also be anti-gun, anti-capital punishment, pro-welfare (since poverty often leads to premature death), pro-medicare, etc. etc. since supporting all of those things also supports life. However, beyond some liberal pro-life Catholics I've run into, those folks are a rare breed.
 
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12. Re: removed Oct 5, 2015, 19:21 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 16:09:
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Yeah, I'm not sure Rigs could have used a more contentious example. Maybe if he'd compared it to the Holocaust or something.
 
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11. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 18:42 Megalodon
 
People having tantrums stops being cute when they are toddlers, you would do well to remember that you are supposed to be an adult cutter. No one is impressed by your hate filled rants and lame attempts to bully others, you just make yourself weaker in their eyes. Shape up or GTFO.  
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10. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 18:02 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 16:09:
*snipped for sanity*

Oh, fuck off, Cutter....you have no idea who I am or what I stand for, and per-usual, you're totally, absolutely, and completely wrong. It was an analogy, not a political statement. It had no other meaning or purpose other than that. Everything isn't a fucking cipher that needs to be decoded and understood for a deeper, philosophical meaning. A duck is sometimes just a duck and a conceited, ignorant, stubborn and arrogant jerk is sometimes still just...a jerk. You want nutjob, look in the mirror, you elitist prick.


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9. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 17:10 KS
 
"It's not a 'cap' because we don't cut you off. We just automatically increase the rate for additional data. So it's really more of a 'wallet money exfiltration procedure' than a 'cap' ."  
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8. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 16:18 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 16:09:
I love how all you "pro-life" assholes are all pro-gun, pro-violence, pro-war, pro-poverty, pro-capital punishment, pro-trophy hunting, etc. etc. etc. You're the complete fucking opposite of pro-life. You don't know the first fucking thing about morality because you're all souless psychopaths.

I'm both pro-choice and pro-gun. Does that make me a sociopathic psychopath?
 
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7. removed Oct 5, 2015, 16:09 Cutter
 
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6. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 15:58 Luke
 
And the new adblock owner says : YES to ads...................  
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5. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 15:18 jdreyer
 
I rarely use adblockers, although lately on Blues the autoplay vids have been causing my browser to crash if I leave Blues open too long. So I was tempted. Interestingly, I see that the autoplay ads are gone today, replaced by static images. Hooray!  
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4. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 14:24 Mr. Tact
 
Frankly, I can't stand the Internet without ad blockers. I've been cruising the web since Mosaic came out, and I'm guessing in all that time I've purposely click on an ad, maybe a dozen times or so...  



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3. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 12:40 Creston
 
Ad blockers are foe to the internet, but friend to the consumer. Guess which one I am?

 
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2. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 10:36 Rigs
 
“We call it a data plan just like wireless companies have data plans."

No, refusing to call a duck a duck doesn't all of a sudden make that duck....not a duck. Giving an unpopular term a friendly name doesn't make it different either. That's like calling abortion 'a positive process for selective human development'. It's still abortion. It's still killing a living human being for whatever reason. Because you can't make peace with that fact and call it something else might possibly tell you that just maybe you shouldn't be doing it at all. Yeah, that's called morals. And intuition. And fucking common sense.


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1. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 10:08 Cutter
 
Asinine article. Of course ad blockers are friend or foe depending on which side of the fence you are. The advertisers only have themselves to blame. Much like that website itself....

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website

Oh really? So you tracking my habits is for my benefit? Riiiiight.
 
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