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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:$230 (596 comments)

i do the same using only noscript. there is a setting to disallow flash even on temp / whitelist sites until it's clicked.

yesterday
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:It's not possible (596 comments)

The model exists and is called flattr. It does not work that good, i guess for serveral reasons:
- The amount of money you need to spend per month is only 2 Eur
- Initially everyone needed to pay, now you can receive without paying yourself iirc. So they'll have many "i hope i get flattred but do not contribute myself" users.
- They have a "like" Button, which needs thirdparty scripts and so on, so it gets blocked by antitracking addons, noscript, adblock, etc. instead of a browseraddon for the contributing user.

yesterday
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:$230 (596 comments)

they at least wanted to add click to play. i used flashblock in the past and the noscript-flashblock for a long time by now. konqueror was one of the first browsers with click-to-play function.

5 days ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:How would the money be split? What's the incent (596 comments)

ads make you buy products you did not intend to buy. apple.com allows you to buy products you wanted to buy before you even visited the page.

5 days ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:heh (596 comments)

as google text ads are considered not to obstrusive, google would happily degrate sites with many image/flash/... banners

5 days ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:That's it? (596 comments)

They cannot win. There are more people with the urge to block, than adblocker-blockers.
The best they can get, is to lose the adblocking visitors.

you followed the story about gmx, 1&1 and other united internet services, which called adblock a malware? Except from streisand, they got a very bad reputation in the media as well.

5 days ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:That's it? (596 comments)

have a look at flattr. you pay a fixed amount anyway, whether you spend it or not. if you like something, you click a button, in the end of the month, your money gets distributed. that way, the click does not cost anything you don't pay anyway, so you can click without thinking about the cost.

5 days ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo Re:$230 (596 comments)

you do not need flashblock. just tell noscript to block flash on trusted pages as well and you have flashblock like placeholders.

5 days ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

allo It's not possible (596 comments)

As soon as you would try to make such a model, everyone would come, create some alibi website and tell the world, he needs one dollar of your 230 USD per year. If there is money, people get greedy.

5 days ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

allo it will not work that way (267 comments)

sounds like he has a lot of bitcoins, so he wants to preserve their status.

Altcoins are having success, even parody ones. Why? Because *coins are a ponzi scheme. Who comes first, gets more for less.
Yeah, creators ARE premining. But nevertheless, the first users can do cheap mining as well, paid by the users who are joining later. Because of this effect you cannot tell people to boycott altcoins, when they have the opportunity to make a lot more money there than with bitcoin.

So maybe there will not be mined more and more bitcoins, but for every coin-currency which is "used up", there will come a successor, which can be mined from start. So its a meta-coin, which does not work by hashing more and more transactions, but by creating new currencies, which will replace the old ones.

about a week ago
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Leaked Documents: GCHQ Made Port-Scanning Entire Countries a Standard Spy Tool

allo Re:Welcome to 1999 (58 comments)

People like you are the people, whose mailservers spam the rest of us.

about a week ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

allo Fail (457 comments)

Next time use a rickroll video without GEMA blocking ;).

about two weeks ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

allo Re:Define Troll (457 comments)

Its because cracker is a stupid word. First i think of cookies, then i think of people creating keygens. No, cracker is no word for "evil hacker".

about two weeks ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

allo Who cannot deal with trolls (457 comments)

should not join discussions, online or offline.

about two weeks ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

allo Re:Also, this is silly: (299 comments)

Some people do not want a discussion (about their content). Look at all this blogs with moderated comments.

about two weeks ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

allo Read only the comments (299 comments)

On News sites with good comment systems, the comments add the real value.

Examples:
- reddit: Comments are dull, because everyone wants to be funny
- Slashdot: Comments are often better than the article, some are just funny, others insightful and interesting.
- Heise: Best* comment system, good threaded discussions, which add value even to the often very good articles.

* look at the news forums. Some other Forums, like telepolisblogs, techreview, mac&i, ... are migrated to new forums, which are worse. If they really migrate all forums, their comments will decline, too.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

allo Re:hum (201 comments)

No, because you change the UA and it works. So why should it be a problem for them?

I guess the reason is, there are good screen records for linux, which can make lossless copies.

about two weeks ago
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Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier

allo Re:This is not the problem (267 comments)

there was recently a posting, that skype will disable old versions (at least on linux). I guess osx will get the same problem.

about three weeks ago

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