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The Man Responsible For Pop-Up Ads On Building a Better Web

radja Re:Wrong protocol for you, you want nntp (135 comments)

I'm not responsible for the site's funding. I AM responsible for the bandwidth I pay for. I'm also responsible for how the site is rendered on my screen. I did not ask for ads, either implicitly or explicitly, and was never asked if I wanted to see ads. Advertising is also an attack vector, so blocking ads is also about my safety.

about a month ago

The Man Responsible For Pop-Up Ads On Building a Better Web

radja Re:Wrong protocol for you, you want nntp (135 comments)

the site is paid for by putting ads among the content. Luckily, I have taken measures to prevent those ads stealing bandwidth. I have never consented to being shown ads, its purely between the site and the advertiser. The viewer is not part of the deal, so don't bother the viewer with ads, unless he asked for it.

about a month ago

The Man Responsible For Pop-Up Ads On Building a Better Web

radja good intentions? (135 comments)

the intention was to show advertising to people. Steal their bandwidth and hide real content without getting approval. The intentions of advertising on the web were never good, they were evil. And all that because some companies want to line their pockets.

about a month ago

US House of Representatives Votes To Cut Funding To NSA

radja Re:Next! (164 comments)

Funny? probably some dutchmen at work here. NSB was the dutch nazi party just before and during WW2. In dutch 'NSBer' still means traitor or snitch.

about 3 months ago

US To Charge Chinese Military Employees With Hacking

radja Re:Very Bad Precedent (225 comments)

There is already a precedent. German soldiers were tried and sentenced for carrying out orders in the concentration camps.

about 4 months ago

Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

radja Re:LED (921 comments)

just stop pointing your camera at me. I don't care if it's showing a red light or not. She was being obnoxious, and wouldn't stop when asked.

about 7 months ago

First Ever Public Tasting of Lab-Grown Cultured Beef Burger

radja Re:Solving Canibalism (303 comments)

Kosher bacon!

if it's grown in a petridish, it's not from a pig, right?

about a year ago

US Entertainment Industry To Congress: Make It Legal For Us To Deploy Rootkits

radja Re:Time to start thinking (443 comments)

Just to make sure it's not plagiarized ofcourse... because that's piracy too...

about a year ago

Hanford Nuclear Waste Vitrification Plant "Too Dangerous"

radja Re:Separate the fluids? (292 comments)

solids can leak too. think bucket of sand with a hole in the bottom.

about a year ago

Lamenting the Demise of Hangups

radja Re:Isn't that what swearing is for? (215 comments)

dont swear.. get a referee whistle. works especially well against call centers, as they cannot take off their headphones fast enough.

about a year and a half ago

UK Government To Spy On Computers of the Jobless

radja Re:Germany... (278 comments)

it sounds like slavery to me, because people are forced to work and do not get any wages. A workforce for the government should be paid at least minimum wage, and not be on welfare which comes with a lot of other restrictions. The system asks a LOT in return for welfare... more than a job, in my dutch experience.

about 2 years ago

ITU To Choose Emergency Line For Mobiles: 911, or 112?

radja Re:Reasons for either (354 comments)

at least in the netherlands, you still can. pulse dialing is still supported.

about 2 years ago

Austrian Blank Media Tax May Expand To Include Cloud Storage

radja Re:Double dipping (129 comments)

yes, there's a tax on phones, drives, dvd's... but you only pay the tax once, when you buy the item. You are NOT taxed every time you copy a song from one medium to another. It's not a tax on transfer. it's a tax on devices.

about 2 years ago

FIA Adds Rome To Formula E 2014 Inaugural Season

radja Re:Less noise? (91 comments)

nah.. 99% of the fun is the crashes. F1 is too safe to be fun any more, and the competition itself is NEVER shown. get rid of the races, put the cars on a roller setup to see who built the fastest car, and show us the construction process. because it's not about the driver. it's about the cars and how they're built.

about 2 years ago

With Pot Legal, Scientists Study Detection of Impaired Drivers

radja Re:Apples and Oranges... (608 comments)

the currently known tests do not test for high, impairment or being under the influence. They test whether there is THC in the blood or saliva. This is the reason why this test is not used in the Netherlands. The law clearly states that driving under the influence of marihuana is not allowed, but that is not something these tests can show.

about 2 years ago

Best Trek Captain?

radja Re:Slog (618 comments)

Slog Supplemental... I've heard worse names..

about 2 years ago

To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

radja Re:But that's not the real problem. (1651 comments)

In my experience in the Netherlands, cyclists have pretty good respect for the laws. Car-drivers though... that's another thing. even a basic rule like the maximum speed seems too hard to understand for most, and that's with the very loose control of the maximum speed. you are even allowed to break the maximum speed legally. drive 125 km/h where 120 km/h is the limit, and you will not get fined.

about 2 years ago

Who's Pirating Game of Thrones, and Why?

radja Re:Yes, you can do that. (1004 comments)

legality will differ by country. In the netherlands this is perfectly legal.

more than 2 years ago

NASA Rocket Barrage Will Light Up Mid-Atlantic Coast

radja Re:Wouldn't it be funny (69 comments)

if you can laugh about bombing iran, you can laugh about the bombing of the twin towers.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Scrub Pirated Music From My Collection?

radja Re:How is 'legal' determined? (758 comments)

also, legality of ripped music is different in many countries. suppose you visit a friend in the Netherlands. he has a CD or DVD you like. you can sit down behind his computer and copy it, and the resulting copy is perfectly legal. it does not have to be a direct copy, mp3 or any music or video format is just fine. it's different if the friend copies it for you, in that case he's illegally spreading copyrighted material. you can take your copied CD back home, and it's still legal as far as I know, under the Berne convention.

more than 2 years ago


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