Why do I get the feeling
we're going to end up with "Stoptheboats" and "Muslimsgohome"?
987 posts • joined 15 Oct 2009
we're going to end up with "Stoptheboats" and "Muslimsgohome"?
Well to be fair, I have, just once. I normally use ad blockers and script blockers of course, but I don't mind disabling them on certain specific sites that I use frequently, don't have intrusive ads, and ads are their primary way of paying the bills. One of these sites which I use for anime related content once had a (static, no-audio, non-intrusive) sidebar ad for a figurine of a character I really liked from a show I enjoyed. It was affordable, and I liked it. So, this one particular time I clicked the ad and made a purchase. I guess advertising that is relevant, non-intrusive, and respectful of the audience can occasionally work. What a pity that the vast majority of advertising doesn't even fulfil a single one of these criteria let alone all three.
What's that going to do to voting patterns in a decade or two?
@jake - "An' it harm none, do what ye will."
This may not apply to you, but most people who quote that think the second part means "do what you want". That is in fact not the case, it actually means you should identify your "will", that is the goals you wish to achieve in life, and act in accordance with that.
@Charles 9 - "and can frequently need ALL of the surgeon's senses to avoid mistakes"
I'm not sure I want to be part of an operation that requires a surgeon's sense of taste.
Some are, some aren't. What I am saying, however, is that "Nothing to hide, nothing to fear" is generally the favoured phrase of authoritarian right wing groups as they seek to give ever more power to their jackbooted thugs.
@ Oliver Jones
'As the Left are so fond of saying, "If you've nothing to hide, you've nothing to fear."'
Yes of course, the rallying cry of such well known leftist institutions as police unions, intelligence agencies, and Theresa Stasi May.
What a horrible thought. They can go Bing themselves.
My approach to situations like that is to always passively-aggressively close the lid as well as the seat.
Huh, I wouldn't have thought so with all the exceptions and special cases. I'm a native English speaker who is presently learning Japanese and one of the things that has amazed me about that language is the simplicity and regularity of the grammar in comparison to English grammar. What would you consider a language with complicated grammar then?
No cable SERVICE. As in cable TV. Which, ironically, would include a (cable-less) satellite service such as Sky. No Foxtel, or free to air TV, or any of that shite. Not even a subscription to any of the TV broadcasters' digital services like Stan or Netflix. I did not mention the complete absence of any physical cables. I do subscribe to Crunchyroll if that counts.
Tch, I wouldn't do that. It's a nice large screen handy for streaming things from my desktop when I'd rather relax on the couch - games, Youtube, anime, etc. What I don't have, and haven't for over two decades, is any kind of antenna or cable service. TV set, yes, TV "service", no.
That's not a problem, that's a feature. A lot of people, even most people, simply aren't going to pay attention to ads. That's something advertisers need to accept. They fire off a wide spray in order to catch the relatively small handful who will pay attention. The rest of us are not your audience.
I can't find the knob.
"make their own choices"? With what funds or resources? You can bet the owning class won't share just because they're asked nicely.
Technically, Arabic numerals are actually Hindu numerals. They were developed in India originally, were adopted by Arabs, and from there passed to western cultures.
that I really miss Lewis Page.
No she wasn't.
Sounds like drones are fun practice targets for a homemade bola.
The top right drone in that pic should really have been an old-fashioned British nanny flying by means of umbrella.
Sadly, I do understand it. It translates as "I am an obnoxious git whose only tiny ray of joy in an otherwise miserable life is to denigrate others. I hang around on pickup-ar(se)tist forums thinking of myself as an 'alpha', mostly because I don't know the rest of the Greek alphabet. I also post anonymously for fear of someone connecting my selfish viewpoints to my identity because I don't have the courage to defend my beliefs in person."
I had a cracked power connector on an SSD which I had not noticed and after some movement due to other fiddling inside it let the 12v line short across the connector itself. The insulation on the wires leading from the power supply immediately burst into flame and melted most of the rest of the wires. I yanked power to the machine right away and waited for the smoke to dissipate and the wires to cool down. Fortunately I had a spare power supply which I swapped in to see if there was anything salvageable of the box. Surprisingly it booted straight up, everything worked apart from the SSD (which wasn't even the boot drive, I have another SSD for that), and all I needed to do was finish properly connecting the power!
Slaughter is natural causes, for a cow.
Nope, they shrug off beer spills pretty easily. Perhaps you had a pre-stressed one?
See, every cloud does have a silver lining!
Apart from the obvious "give us back control" that everyone has been saying, as well as "make it not so damn ugly", I'll add "stop pretending everything is happening on a mobile device". Give us an actual desktop OS, the desktop and mobile use cases are just too damn different for this one-size-doesn't-quite-fit-all.
It can be laid at the government's door because outsourcing essential government services to a for-profit private company is something that simply should not be done, ever.
It doesn't involve digging up bits of the country and selling it overseas for bargain basement prices, therefore it will never happen under a Coalition government.
He said tunnel, not hallway.
I am not sure I agree. I primarily use my old Nexus 7 as an ereader and 9:16 (vertical orientation) is perfect for books.
...if iPads are getting progressively cheaper and improving hardware with each version, there's really only one question to ask: Can I install Android on it?
In all seriousness, though, we really need tablets to become commodified just like PC hardware. Buy according to size, RAM, processing power, budget, etc, and pop whichever OS and software you like on there.
"Just because some disagrees with you politically, don't assume they're unintelligent or uneducated"
I never assume that someone is unintelligent or uneducated merely because they disagree with me politically. I assume it when they demonstrate they are unintelligent or uneducated. It's hardly my fault that the two frequently coincide.
However, I would very much like to see him try doing that!
Glad I never fell for that cloudy nonsense. And due to my work's confidentiality needs there's no cloudiness there either.
Huh, I'd entirely forgotten YouTube even HAD ads.
I think that might be common to women in general. I normally go through less than one roll per month. When a female friend visits for the evening I typically find at least a quarter of the roll has gone.
"asked for some Marigolds"
How does a flower stop you cutting your hands?
(Yes, I know it's obviously a brand name for something but I'm tired of people dropping a brand name in a sentence and assuming everyone knows WTF they're on about.)
"pushing out one of the blanks for an ISA/VESA slot"
Ouch, the worst cut I ever got from a case was from the very same thing. I still have a good two centimetre scar on my thumb. On the plus side, that PC accepted my blood sacrifice and was the only one to never give me any trouble for its entire operational lifespan.
"no but I'm betting someone somewhere will work out a way to rip people of using that organisation"
Usually the people entrusted with creating or administering the rules meant to ensure people are not ripped off by the organisation.
The red/blue/black boxes were post-AD&D. The old brown boxes were pre-.
Unbalanced as it was (not that it really matters if you're there for roleplaying rather than merely simulating combat), I miss the old 1st edition AD&D.
There is only one true Call of Cthulhu RPG, and that is the old Chaosium rule set.
Sounds like somebody's never played Rolemaster.
Just logs, detailed ones. And make it clear to your offspring that you regularly review their contents.
Yes... Thery keep you alive, then send you a crippling bill a couple of months later that bankrupts you.
Nope, Australia. Where our health care system work extremely well. Of course our neoliberal party bleats abouty it being unsustainable, but thet's the same line they trot out about every kind of public infrastructure they can't sell to the highest bidder. They've tried to destroy it ever since it was introduced by Labor but it's been so popular and successful they cannot.
Incidentally, you are mischaracterising the NHS. But that is unsurprising, all your posts show you are a selfish neoliberal yourself.
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