Final third eh? Great!
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Leaving aside the obvious difficulty with putting ads into an 'ad-free' browser in the first place, my experience of Brave's ads is that they all look kinda dodgy. I'm not saying that they are, but they look questionable - just endless cryptocurrency outfits. Also, if you enable Brave Rewards then the ads actually become very intrusive - pop up from the task bar that need nuking.
That said, I'd like Brave to succeed, so maybe the VPN option would help, although as the article suggests probably doesn't provide enough revenue for the long haul.
I forwarded my copy of the email to El Reg on Saturday after receiving it. Mostly due to this closing line, which irrated the crap out of me:
"We want to thank you for your goodwill and support as our team works around the clock to help those impacted"
No Loqbox, you are not the victim or saviour here, and the 'goodwill and support' is downright cheeky... The remainder of the email is the usual weasily nonsense that you've all seen many times.
What actually happened is the cats all survived, and by their very nature as cats had to win against mere humans, and proceeded through several generations to dump asbestos through the vents as revenge. Should have just let them colonise the building, it's safer in the long run.
Whatever you might think of Microsoft, and I can't quite recall whether you've ever expressed an opinion, it's a huge stretch to state C# is "not doing very well". Using TIOBE is about as useful as putting all the language names in a hat and pulling them out. Using an equally dubious method of popularity, there's a broadly-similar amount of Java and C# jobs in London which isn't really surprising for two long-established languages with fairly easy switching for devs between the two.
I work for a large UK charity and I certainly don't recognise any of what you suggest. In actual fact most salaries are a good 15-20% under market rates - travel is always standard and hotel rooms shared (where possible). Furthermore we have a real staff retention problem due to salaries, so if anything our issues are the opposite of what you suggest
As for the high C-level salaries that may exist - that's more of a cultural problem we have in that they'd never fill the roles unless they did. Sure, that rather stinks, but I don't think charities can be blamed for this - I'm sure we'd all rather they didn't pay huge amounts to often usless idiots,similar to any corporation really.
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