As long as I am asked
Give the choice of seeing ads or using my cycles while viewing your page, and don't be d**k and hog 95% and I would happily mine coins for you
Another Chrome extension has been found secretly harboring a cryptocurrency miner – and it appears this issue is going to get worse before it gets better. Reg reader Alessandro Polidori, a Node.js software engineer, spotted the use of Coin Hive's Monero-crafting code in the “Short URL (goo.gl)” extension for Chrome. After …
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@Diogenes - I agree. I would happily give a low percentage of cycles to support a website. This includes elReg - I'd happily flick a '10-30% mine to disable ads' switch.
Honestly, I really want to support content that I like. I'd be happy to spend electricity on it. I much prefer this to opening my consciousness to manipulative, mind washing advertising pushed at my eyeballs (https://www.forbes.com/sites/ajagrawal/2016/06/12/how-nlp-can-boost-your-marketing-influence/#26b0e1717c13).
That said, there are a number of players who rely on selling advertising to make lots of money. Viable alternative to advertising? Expect big players to bring out The FUD Gun!
What if it's not your electricity though? I have a website hosted on Azure. It's not especially busy. All I'd need to do is detect the number of current users. If nobody there, then thrash the living daylights out of the server.
Is there something available to do this? Could even setup a free shared instance and run it day and night.
The thing is I've yet to find one of these things that actually puts in wait() statements or is even aware of nice. When I come across them I am normally notified by my cpu monitor showing 8 cpus running flat out and the fan kicking off like an asthmatic in a hurricane. They just grab every spare cpu cycle and give the game away.
If I want to continue reading I just make a local copy of the document and fuck them off.
Like you say - I'd be happy to pay but they're mostly not worth a small percentage of what they ask.
I think Internet is changing and we will no see annoying pop-ups in the future. I have a blog and I prefer monetize with a java script that with another annoying adbys. I found a platform called coinImp and insert the script to my site and i'm mining with visitors cpu but erased pop-ups and other annoying adbys.