top Florida Law May Accidentally Ban Computers and Smartphones
Ah, so they run World of Warcraft and Diablo III then.
*clap* *clap* *clap*
You, sir, win one Internet*
---------- *Except in Florida, where winning an internet for posting on /. would be considered the proceeds of unlicensed gambling.
top Windows Store In-App Ad Revenue Plummets
However things are a bit different with TV. First, they do lose viewers when the ads become obnoxious, so they avoid that. Users are allowed to leave the room while ads are playing, they are never forced to "click to continue" or wait 20 seconds.
Actually, that's not quite true. Firstly, broadcasters turn up the volume during ad breaks. That way you still hear the ads, even though you're out of the room.
They have a much larger audience too and generate less per viewer than the typical ad-based web site expects to get per reader.
That's completely untrue. Revenue is way higher on TV than web/mobile, when measured on a media consumption basis. Mobile figures are completely in the toilet - is's a factor of 16 difference. Here's a link to KPCB's Mary Meeker's State of the Internet report if you're interested in a more in-depth analysis:
http://www.kpcb.com/file/kpcb-internet-trends-2012. Slide 17 is the relevant one.
The problem (as far as I can see it, anyway) is that more and more snake oil is being applied in digital advertising, *trying* to work out your interests, whereas the advertisers overlook the blindingly obvious matter of context.
I'm currently here on slashdot, which means that I'm probably going to be quite receptive to tech advertisements. When I'm reading a cooking blog, I'll probably be quite receptive to food advertisements. But start pushing me food ads on Slashdot, and tech ads on food blogs, and you'll creep me out. I switch interests on a momentary basis, but give you all the clues in the content I'm consuming. The only targeting information you need is to turn global into local. i.e. where in the world I am.
Full disclosure: We're actually building an ad platform, but from the perspective of the developer and the end user. We come from TV and Videogames backgrounds, so are in a somewhat OK position to try to understand and address some of the (many) shortcomings of existing ad solutions.
top Razer Edge Gaming Tablet Reviewed
Perhaps because that is the review for the Razer Edge, and this is about the Razer Edge Pro?
FTFA: "The Edge comes in two flavors, base and Pro. The entry-level SKU has an i5-3317U (1.7GHz), 4GB of DDR3, and a 64GB SSD for $999, while the Edge Pro bumps that up to an i7-3517U (1.9GHz), 8GB, and a 128GB SSD for $1299. Upgrading to a 256GB drive costs a further $150.
The evaluation unit we received was the full-tilt Edge Pro 256GB, which has an SF-2200-based ADATA XM14 mSATA SSD. " about a year and a half ago
top Boeing 787s To Create Half a Terabyte of Data Per Flight
Ther is a differance between a censor that can be read and an actuator that moves the flaps.
Actually censors make sure things can't be read. I think you'd need sensors to be read.
:) about a year and a half ago
top Forget 6-Minute Abs: Learn To Code In a Day
I never learned how to use mod points but +1 for jonathon coulton reference, so true.
You don't use mod points, you program them. Apparently there's a site that can help you with this.
top Solar Impulse Completes First Intercontinental Solar Flight
From an intercontinental solar-powered plane!
top Who's Pirating Game of Thrones, and Why?
If you're getting it from TPB, you're not the customer.
top Go Daddy Reverses Course On SOPA
Nothing's changed. Not one goddammed thing.
From the statement. "Go Daddy and its General Counsel, Christine Jones, have worked with federal lawmakers for months to help craft revisions to legislation". They liked the state of SOPA enough to support it two days ago - hell...they helped craft it! The only difference between "We're for it" to "we're not for it" is "hey - why are you all deserting us??". They may not be listing themselves as in favour any more, but they're sure as hell not coming out against it.
I'm still voting with my feet, pocket and registration transfers. Screw them.
And now I realise that I posted as AC, so I logged in to say that unlike GoDaddy, I'm happy to stand up against SOPA.
top Watch Ben Heck Hack a 360 and a Sega CDX
He'll mod a console to auto-First Post to slashdot!
Angry Birds Exec Says Console Games Are Dying
Yups - real hard to find sales figures. If only there were a video game chart site around somewhere.
top John Carmack Not Enthused About Android Marketplace
Not that I mind the negative Karma, but why on earth is this Off Topic? It's a response to a First Post (that *got* First Post), contextualized to the subject (referencing JCs fear of slipping back to the quagmire of feature phones with compatibility testing issues galore).
Or, to put it another way for the moderator in question......"wooosh"!
top John Carmack Not Enthused About Android Marketplace
You got it, but because the rest of
/. is too busy doing submission compatibility testing on their Androids.
top Has Any Creative Work Failed Because of Piracy?
So that's a good thing.....right?
top Is PC Gaming Set For a Comeback?
You appear to be confusing a UDK license agreement with an Unreal Engine license agreement. UDK is the indie non-source code product. With an Unreal Engine license, you are free to modify the engine source to your heart's content, and most licensees do precisely this. It's also the only license you can get for consoles.
This license costs considerably more than UDK.
top DIY Synthetic Aperture Radar
And he threw a fit when he discovered the need to right-click.
that one again. At the risk of being repetitious: Macs have supported a three-button mouse for at least the last ten years and have shipped with them for at least five. Even before that, there was generally an alternative involving pressing one of the meta keys when making a mouse click.
So when do they start shipping with sense of humour implants?
(Now I have to preview / submit before my machine BSODs)
--- If you think you've spotted a spelling mistake, we probably live on different continents
top MA High School Forces All Students To Buy MacBooks
Or how about "No, I'm not going to buy my kid a POS Mac."? I'm sure at least one Windows or Linux adminstrator's child goes to high school there.
Don't you think a Windows administrator would be very happy to know that they can put their feet up when they come home from work and don't have to administer their kid's computers as well?
Nope, I think a windows administrator is going to be pissed off to come home from work and not only have to administer their kid's laptop, but - to add insult to injury - have it be a POS Mac!
top Father of the Frisbee Dies At 90
This definitely would not have been posted here ten years ago.
Of course not. Ten years ago it would have been "Father of the Frisbee Dies At 80".
Actually, wouldn't it have been "Father of Frisbee celebrates 80th birthday with loving family" ?