Re: wait for it....
"I follow him avidly. Half out of clinical curiosity, half out of mildly amused disbelief."
Ahh, I can relate to that. It's the reason I read El Reg comments ;)
137 posts • joined 7 Feb 2013
Lots of comments floating around the internet at the moment along the lines of "Omg it caused Sony's stock to jump 10%" well http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/sony-stock-rise-board-consider-entertainment-spinoff/ is also worth a look
A suspicious mind may be inclined to think that Sony held off until the XBox reveal.
Is there any evidence that the app actually blocks the adverts? If not then it could just be that it's incapable of displaying them due to Google's refusing to cooperate with Microsoft on the issue. I do wish there was a viable competitor to YouTube then Google would so easily be able to use it to attempt to stifle other services.
The main issue I have is hypocrisy. Google thinks all the content (News, books etc...) on the internet are their god given right to use as they wish but then they go and point fingers.
"Us the back button to exit all your applications as it will close them. Then the battery should easily last 2 days....quick battery use is almost always rogue apps."
Yeah, tried most things. I managed to squeeze out a bit more life by changing some settings and I always close apps anyway. I haven't yet seen anywhere near two days though and using the GPS & maps a few times means you hadn't better use it for much else.
"We're pleased to see that while saintcroix's diet is indeed a pretty lamentable state of affairs, he/she hasn't been deprived of that most basic human need: an internet connection."
Not to defend this person's naysaying of an effort designed to do good but did you check to see if said connection was via a library or other academic institution? Even if it wasn't it could be via a kindly friends house.
There is also a banner version of the advert that takes you to the same URL and seems to play the audio automatically too, can't be 100% sure as both the original and the banner showed up at the same time.
URL of the banner advert is http://www.aldaniti.net:8080/imagenes/creatividades/20130228112334.swf
Any update on this annoyance?
Anyone who has been around here for any length of time knows to pay sod all attention to down votes anyway. More often than not they are the result of either saying something mean that could hurt the feelings of a famboy's chosen company or the amount of inconvenient truth in a comment.
Blocking adverts = You getting access to content you want whilst depriving the content provider of money
Dictionary definition of parasite = a person who receives support, advantage, or the like, from another or others without giving any useful or proper return, as one who lives on the hospitality of others.
I think you will find my logic, in this particular instance, is fairly grounded in reality.
I don't watch TV. Back when I used to I didn't mute or channel hop, no. In fact advert break channel hopping bugs the hell out of me. The only time I didn't at least hear the TV adverts was if I was leaving the room to make a drink or some such.
Your analogy is somewhat flawed anyway. I'm not sure of the exact details because, as I said, I don't have any business dealings with advertising but I know there is such as thing as "cost per impression". When an advert is requested and displayed on a website it records an "impression", blocking means no request is made to get the advert so it directly costs the site owner money.
"You have that choice. Don't use services with adverts. It's that easy."
ABP users often ignore this though and try to spin it in a way that they are entitled to access the content on their terms. One of the excuses that crop up time and time again is 'I pay for internet access, why should I have to watch adverts?', I don't feel I need to point out the gaping hole in this argument. Frankly I consider the use of ABP parasitic and attempts to justify its use arrogant.
P.S. no, I don't make money from any services even remotely connected with advertising before someone tries to pull that one.
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