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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

Zynder Re:They can go bite a donkey (698 comments)

The TV analogy just hit me. Hadn't thought of it like that. Can you imagine if right in the middle of your fav show that PIP windows of other channels and ads just started flying across the screen? That right there is a stab-worthy offense!

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

Zynder Re:They can go bite a donkey (698 comments)

No offense, but that does sound like an "average user". That was probably your point, carry on!

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

Zynder Re:Doesn't matter even if the publishers win... (698 comments)

And when they do, you can hover over said ad, right click it, and select 'hide element' from the ABP menu. And when they circumnavigate that, we'll click something else and it'll go away, and they'll avoid that so we'll click this other thing. It's a war that cannot be won by either side. I'll keep fighting though!

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

Zynder Re:Doesn't matter even if the publishers win... (698 comments)

While in principle you're correct, I find blocking the ads actually slows them down. They'll keep repeatedly sending reqs for the page and many will lock up if they can't get them. At the very least, you have to wait for every one of them to time out. It's easily observable how voracious they are if you'll look at connections being block in Peer Block, if you use it. The page will hammer one URL twenty times and when it times out, it'll switch to another affiliate network and repeat until it ultimately gives up. I find the porn sites are the worst offenders of the affiliate networks crap and the refusal to give up, but news sites are no angels either. I do still block the shit out of em though. Surfing internet porn without a condom is a sure way to get digital herpes.

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

Zynder iBlocklist (698 comments)

Something like maybe, iBlocklist, the providers to Peer Guardian/Peer Block. They work well, when they work, but that's the issue- they are just as extortive as everyone else. If you want daily updates or anything requiring heavy traffic, you gotta pay. I understand that, and I'm not decrying the process, but mainly trying to point out that there are no saints on the internet.

about two weeks ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

Zynder Re:Effort dilution (254 comments)

That was a very informative description put in laymen's terms. If I had mod points, you'd get two!

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Founder Presents Vision For The New Republic, Many Resign In Protest

Zynder Re: Who cares... (346 comments)

My dreams were trashed by Bush Jr, so I had no expectations. Also, are you a prophet? I was completely unaware that the Repubs already won the 2016 election! Sounds to me that you Hoping for Some Change. Where have I heard that before....

about two weeks ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

Zynder Re:Herp a derp fast computers DEEERRRPPP (197 comments)

The toggle switch on the front panel is not what a Scottish programmer is flipping.......

about two weeks ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

Zynder Re:Don't laugh (197 comments)

Look guy, there is no winning the Internet no matter how much people may claim otherwise. As such, I speak my mind. I mean, what the hell ARE you gonna do about it? Not a fucking thing! You got insulted, grandpa, because you sounded like a crotchety old bastard, and I call em like I see em. Now, however, you're whining like a prepubescent tween and throwing a fit. Talk about crying and "needing" to have the last word. You replied to an AC to justify and support your non-existent position of being a pretentious electronics snob. You threw out an insulting holier than thou post and I called you on it. What else do you expect when you post on /.? I bet you think you have some kind of "right" to just spout your nonsense and never have not one person argue with you about it. Like your OP, you're just wrong. You are currently at the point now that you may want to give me the last word, shut the fuck up, and go build something useful with your MOSFETs because I am on-shift for TEN more hours tonight (paid for by YOU btw, THAT is the best part!) so I can troll you all night. If you wanna dance, we can dance.

about two weeks ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

Zynder Re:Don't laugh (197 comments)

Hey, fucker, I'm a grandpa too. I agree with AC below, you need to stay away from every impressionable young person alive. Not only because you'd probably run them away from the electronics field, but there'd be a significant chance you'd pass on your assholery and that is something the world doesn't need. Now get the fuck off my lawn!

about two weeks ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

Zynder Re:The back slapping on this mission... (197 comments)

Could you link us to which mission you've successfully completed?

about two weeks ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

Zynder Re:clock speeds yes (197 comments)

Not if you have one of those cheap shit E2 APUs. That laptop is slower than my 32bit Thinkpad from 2005. My Galaxy Note cellphone is faster. What a piece of junk. I would have been pissed if I actually paid retail for it.

about two weeks ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

Zynder Re:These are real engineers, you Ruby weenies. (197 comments)

Damned near every person on this website is an engineer then. I am in charge of and run the engine in my vehicle daily. Aren't definitions fun?

about two weeks ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

Zynder Re:F-14 pilot would trade F-14 for space capsule (197 comments)

Don't get penisy, kid. Have you ever done the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs? I mean, do you even Pirate, bro?

about two weeks ago
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Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

Zynder Don't laugh (197 comments)

Don't laugh. NEVER laugh. You'd be bitching if they were out in the streets in gangs, stealing your stuff, vandalizing your property, or any of that other shit old people complain about. Instead, you have a youth who has a desire to learn and invent something which will hopefully lead them into being a productive member of society instead of serving 20 to life for cooking meth. Young folks, especially in the high school age range, are easily discouraged and you ridiculing them about being too hipster or whatever will only alienate them. When faced with this situation, I will show them how to blink that LED with their Arduino, then show them how to blink it over a USB port with their gaming rig, then show them how to blink it with a mechanical cam switch (old points distributors work great for that fyi). If I've got some lying around, I'll show them how to blink it with some vacuum tubes! What you have to do is find out why they chose to do it the way the are doing it (typically because that's all they know) and then show them all the choices available, why you'd use each one in a different application, and show them why they get to use that Arduino now instead of wire wrapping an 1802 on perfboard. The key to all of this, I've found, is maintaining the balance between lengthy enough to get the concept across but short enough to keep them from picking up their phone and tweeting their facepage.

Besides, grandpa, you should be happy the hipster Makers are doing what they do. Thanks to steampunk, vacuum tubes(especially nixies) are making a huge come back. I have a USB vacuum tube audio amp similar to this. You couldn't buy that shit when we were kids. You had that 100lb behemoth amp that made the house lights dim when the bass hit, and kept your room 80deg during the coldest of winters. And that was if you had a good bit of money. If you had a little money you might be able to buy a Heathkit. Otherwise, like me, you cobbled together some barely functional and noisy bullshit from an old guitar amp and a half working tube powered CB radio. Now you can get something handheld portable for a hundred bucks with the further satisfaction that your "dying" craft is actually living on and they'll need people like you to teach the new gen.

The overall point is, no matter how they get to the destination, what really matters is that they're taking the journey. Time itself will teach them when they need to blink that LED with an RPi or if they need to use a couple transistors. /. is always posting stories about how we need more STEM graduates, more hardware hackers, and more programmers. A lot of folks here agree with that sentiment and perhaps you've said as much in the past, so please, don't ever laugh at them. They're sensitive.

DISCLAIMER: I am dense at times. If "laugh at" was just a figure of speech, please don't take the post personally- perhaps someone else can be inspired.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Founder Presents Vision For The New Republic, Many Resign In Protest

Zynder Re: Who cares... (346 comments)

Correct, right about nothing.

about two weeks ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

Zynder Re:Effort dilution (254 comments)

I would think maybe, being very generous here, that back in the day America probably didn't care about exporting vehicles. Though in this day and age you are completely correct. Differences now are mostly tradition IMHO. I mainly responded because I love to hear the arguments people make why one side is preferable to the other. You evidently weren't claiming that, my bad.

about two weeks ago

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The Economy Flourishes Under Democratic Presidents

Zynder Zynder writes  |  about 4 months ago

Zynder (2773551) writes "2016 is shaping up to be another presidential election about the economy. Democrats are previewing their populist message heading into this fall’s midterms, while Republicans are increasingly talking about economic immobility, campaigning against an Obama economy that they say hasn’t worked for them or their constituents.

Republicans, like any politicians whose party is out of power, argue that the economy will improve under their watch. But if voters looked at history, that’d be a hard story to sell, according to a new study from the strictly non-partisan National Bureau for Economic Research.

For the past 64 years, since Harry Truman was first elected to the White House, Democrat presidents have presided over stronger economies than their GOP counterparts — by almost any measure of economic health."

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