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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:All for poisioning the well (285 comments)

Come on, Morgon. This is the internet. Did you really think you were going to change my mind when I've already stated somewhere in this this topic (if not to you) that I consider all third-party ads to be malware as a result of the abuses you describe as "punch the monkey shit"? Ten years ago, I would have said your stance was reasonable. Now, I say your stance is reasonable, but I no longer consider myself obligated to care. I've already made my decision, and that's to block all third-party ads.

The ad industry had their chance, and they blew it not only for themselves, but for those who depend on them to make money because nobody wants to pay for anything on the net when they already pay at least fifty bucks a month to their ISP. Instead of providing a legitimate public service, they tried to turn the Web into TV 2.0.

about a week ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:All for poisioning the well (285 comments)

AC is right. Instead of 'running ads', you are the ad.

The difference is that I'm up-front about it. If you were to punch up my site at starbreakerseries.com, it would be pretty damn obvious that the site exists to promote my fiction. My shit isn't cluttering up your reading experience at other sites. Facebook and Twitter aren't going to clutter your feeds with ads like "Angry wizard sex! Check it out at starbreakerseries.com!" If you're at my site in the first place, it's most likely because you already bought my book and want to see if the next one's out yet.

My site is a first-party ad for my own work. I don't see any hypocrisy in condemning third-party ads or sites that use them.

about a week ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:All for poisioning the well (285 comments)

Morgon, if my sites are getting that kind of traffic, then I'm probably selling a shitload of my books in the process. I'll just write off the hosting bills on my tax return, since the sites exist to promote me and my work. (Whether they're effective is another story.)

about two weeks ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:All for poisioning the well (285 comments)

This AC might be a woman, but I doubt she's a lady.

about two weeks ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:All for poisioning the well (285 comments)

My day job involves doing to your girlfriend what you aren't man enough to do yourself, AC.

about two weeks ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:All for poisioning the well (285 comments)

Then you should get your eyes checked. I pay for my own crappy websites out of my own pocket. I don't burden others by imposing third-party ads on them. I have this magical thing called a "day job", because I realize that nobody on the net owes me a single goddamn thing.

about two weeks ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Lilith's Heart-shape Re: Isn't that click fraud? (285 comments)

I already paid to get on the internet. Comcast gets sixty bucks a month. In addition, I pay to host my own websites out of my own pocket. You aren't entitled to a revenue stream from your website. If the only way you can make money on the web is by pushing malware (which is what all third-party ads are) then you don't belong on the web and should GTFO.

about two weeks ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Isn't that click fraud? (285 comments)

If you're an advertiser, you should consider seppuku. Be an hero!

about two weeks ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Joyent unfit to lead them? (254 comments)

In addition using they/their in a singular fashion is considered to be improper use by many in grammar.

I've heard the same said about passive voice, and starting a novel by describing the weather. I'm not in the habit of following rules off cliffs. Until the prescriptivists who insist that singular they/their as a gender-neutral pronoun come up with a better alternative, they're welcome to kiss my fat New Yorker ass.

about two weeks ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Joyent unfit to lead them? (254 comments)

I'll post any way I please, SharpFang, but I haven't posted as AC in this thread. Try to pay attention.

about two weeks ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Joyent unfit to lead them? (254 comments)

AC, I don't agree with MikeRT, either, but he's entitled to his opinion. You really aren't helping.

about two weeks ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Joyent unfit to lead them? (254 comments)

Because their logic is that if you use any gender specific pronouns you are, by default, misogynistic?

I thought their logic was that using the male pronoun for persons of unknown gender or in contexts where gender ought to be irrelevant is both unnecessary and sexist - even if it used to be standard usage. How hard is it to use they/their instead of he/his? I manage it easily enough.

about two weeks ago
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Using OwnCloud To Integrate Dropbox, Google Drive, and More In Gnome

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:IceWM == frosty (30 comments)

I'm not quite hardcore enough for Xmonad, mainly because I don't feel like dealing with Haskell at the moment. However, I'm looking into AwesomeWM now that I finally took the plunge and switched from debian-based distros to Arch Linux, and I configured Openbox to maximize (within the margin) all non-dialogue windows and strip off the decor, which makes Openbox act enough like a tiler to work on a laptop screen.

about two weeks ago
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Using OwnCloud To Integrate Dropbox, Google Drive, and More In Gnome

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:IceWM == frosty (30 comments)

Dude, you have no business being a snob. You're still using a stacking window manager. Come back when you've learned to use a tiling WM like Awesome, i3, Xmonad, etc.

about two weeks ago
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Twitter Should Use Random Sample Voting For Abuse Reports

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:This shit belongs on Medium (132 comments)

Personally, I think Google is backing Medium as a way to get all of the "creative/literary nonfiction" writers off of Google+ so they can appeal to the Fecebook/Shitter demographic.

about two weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Great (602 comments)

Notice what I said about political will? The US government hasn't had the balls to enforce existing antitrust statutes since they went after Microsoft in the late 1990s. IMHO, any corporation that's "too big to fail" should be an antitrust target. Also, Comcast, because fuck those clowns. :)

about two weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Great (602 comments)

The only natural right people have is the right to a life that's solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. At least, that's what Thomas Hobbes thought, but he had survived a nasty civil war. Funny thing about rights: they don't seem to exist until enough people agree that they do, and choose to honor them. That suggests they're an artifact of consensus reality, rather than physical reality.

Otherwise, an atheist living in Saudi Arabia could invoke the right to freedom of religion and not get beheaded for not worshiping the demon Allah. Better to be an atheist living in the US, where you're still free to reject the demon Yahweh and his weakling of an only begotten son.

about two weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Great (602 comments)

I'll support small government if and only if it has the authority and political will to dissolve corporations for malfeasance. A small government that doesn't crack down on corporations is just privatizing tyranny.

about two weeks ago
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Twitter Should Use Random Sample Voting For Abuse Reports

Lilith's Heart-shape This shit belongs on Medium (132 comments)

Seriously. It would fit right in there, and Bennett would probably find a more appreciative audience.

about two weeks ago

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Mathematics: The Most Misunderstood Subject

Lilith's Heart-shape Lilith's Heart-shape writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Lilith's Heart-shape (1224784) writes "Dr. Robert H. Lewis, professor of mathematics at Fordham University of New York, offers in this essay a defense of mathematics as a liberal arts discipline, and not merely part of a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) curriculum. In the process, he discusses what's wrong with the manner in which mathematics is currently taught in K-12 schooling."
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