* Posts by Skepticmonkey

2 posts • joined 23 Sep 2016

Samsung pulls sheets off costly phone-cum-fondleslab Galaxy Fold – and a hefty 5G monster

Skepticmonkey

it's to small!

What a shame unfolded it's only 7.3 inches it's only 1.1 inches bigger than s9+ I just don't see the point. If it had 6 inch folded to me that would make sense. I currently own the honor note 10 which is a 7inch phone that can be held in one hand for £400 Ok so its not the top tech. But this new fold is pointless other than test concept. The question is who is this phone for? its certainly not for those who want a phone that can also replace thier tablet as it's to small.

Forgive me, father, for I have used an ad-blocker on news websites...

Skepticmonkey

This is a case of reaping what they sow they killed the golden goose and are now crying about it blaming content consumers for it. Website industry is weeping and crying about people using adblockers but the truth is adblockers have been around for a very long time but the strong increase in ad blocker use has come about as a response to extremely intrusive advertising. Rather than being content with static adverts that most people accepted a large proportion of Web sites even high profile ones jumped on the band wagon of using adverts that jump up obscuring content and also making it hard to dismiss them. In fact it almost seemed to be some competition going on which sites could produce the most intrusive banwidth hoging annoying adverts possible and idiot sites that even automatically launch video adds. Now as the article says some sites are simply not allowing add blocking and they seem to be some off those that were the worst offenders. Generally if a site stops you complaining about ad blockers I simply go else where because I simply don't trust them to have changed thier ways about intrusive advertising no website is so indespensable that we have to be bothered putting up with it. There is a simple solution to this problem and it's not banning adblockers it's for the Web to abandon intrusive idiot advertising and instead doing smarter advertising if they do that then people will stop using them. Basically there's a limit to what people will put up with and websites over stepped that mark they should stop crying and blaming people for using ad blockers and start looking at the root cause behind people using them.

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