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Why does that website take forever to load? Clues: Three syllables, starts with a J, rhymes with crock of sh...


I was going to post the same thing.

"Sites need revenue, and the threat of ad-blockers in some cases actually makes the situation worse for the rest of users by triggering convoluted workaround logic and complex disguising of ads that increase script execution time."

Hulce has his argument all arse about face in many ways. Assuming a site needs revenue, assuming that ads are a decent source of revenue, assuming javascript is necessary for ads, ignoring the issue of tracking and user-privacy and the well-documented issue of ads having been used as malware vectors (even outside of the tracking and privacy invasion issue).

Maybe, even as an ex-Google employee, those assumptions just come naturally.

Not blocking ads on the Internet is like unsafe sex in the 80's.

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