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#676 2016-02-12 02:16:23

glittersloth
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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

Gravitational waves detected, supposedly. About frickin time!! I was just thinking of getting a new ringtone.

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#677 2016-02-12 03:44:50

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

The only time I've ever installed a ringtone it was an astronomical one. It was the one for the Beagle Mars Lander - that didn't turn out well did it? It never phoned home sad


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#678 2016-02-12 05:24:21

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

glittersloth wrote:

Gravitational waves detected

I too think that this is the major news of the day. Religious nutcases and general d00m must stand back from real news.

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#679 2016-02-12 12:59:51

twoion
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I find it very funny when a (non-bot)spammer dares to post while admins and mods are online… earns only a one-way express ticket into the stop-forum-spam database. Suicidal, one might say.

$$ make bans.xml
 $ ./submit.lua bans.xml
 ==> Thatence1986 (200)
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 ==> Parld1971 (200)

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#680 2016-02-12 14:57:28

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According to the Google image search, we're a bunch of retro-computing, catpic-posting metalheads who like drinking Yorkshire tea and coffee with cream, while typing on mechanical keyboards, in space smile

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#681 2016-02-12 15:12:16

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

twoion wrote:

According to the Google image search, we're a bunch of retro-computing, catpic-posting metalheads who like drinking Yorkshire tea and coffee with cream, while typing on mechanical keyboards, in space smile

https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2016/02/12/ScreenShot2016-02-12at23.51.54.th.png

and fish hugging.


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#682 2016-02-12 15:27:11

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^^ I find our lack of faith pony disturbing.


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#683 2016-02-12 16:07:09

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

Pvsage should look into investing pony keycaps for his keyboard.


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#684 2016-02-12 17:46:47

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^ Was briefly a snowclone featuring Darth Vader and Fluttershy based on Vader's "I find your lack of faith disturbing" in Star Wars: A New Hope.  (It's similar to the snowclone of "it's dangerous to go alone - take this.")  There's also a Rainbow Dash version along the lines of "I find your lack of awesome disturbing."


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#685 2016-02-12 18:12:15

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

twoion wrote:

According to the Google image search, we're a bunch of retro-computing, catpic-posting metalheads who like drinking Yorkshire tea and coffee with cream, while typing on mechanical keyboards, in space smile

https://cdn.scrot.moe/images/2016/02/12/ScreenShot2016-02-12at23.51.54.th.png

Yorkshire tea? I wonder where that came from... tongue


The servant lifted off a kind of ottoman a long peacock-blue drapery, rather of the nature of a domino, on the front of which was emblazoned a large golden sun, and which was splashed here and there with flaming stars and crescents. “You’re to be dressed as Thursday, sir,” said the valet somewhat affably.

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#686 2016-02-14 11:13:28

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Reading recommendation on Bloomberg about the giant clusterfuck that is online advertising.


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#687 2016-02-14 13:10:41

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I can think of nothing that has done more harm to the Internet than ad tech

clusterfuck indeed.


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#688 2016-02-14 15:26:35

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twoion wrote:

WTH, direct soundcloud support in MPD? Let's go…

mpc load soundcloud://url/https://soundcloud.com/radioclassica/top-ten-3122014-cyprien-katsaris-111-piano-hits
$ mpc play
Top Ten - 3/12/2014 - Cyprien Katsaris 111 Piano Hits
[playing] #876/876   2:09/62:02 (3%)
volume: 74%   repeat: on    random: off   single: off   consume: off

Great tip! For a Soundcloud desktop client, check out Soundnode...
https://github.com/Soundnode

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#689 2016-02-14 15:53:02

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^ Nice!

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#690 2016-02-14 19:00:48

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ohnonot wrote:

I can think of nothing that has done more harm to the Internet than ad tech

clusterfuck indeed.

Agreed.  I have uBlock Origin set to allow unobtrusive ads; I hardly ever see any.  Biggest part of the problem IMHO is the advertisers themselves and the types of ads they pay for.


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#691 2016-02-14 21:42:12

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pvsage wrote:

Agreed.  I have uBlock Origin set to allow unobtrusive ads; I hardly ever see any.  Biggest part of the problem IMHO is the advertisers themselves and the types of ads they pay for.

it was a quote from that bloomberg article; there's so much more to it than your average computer/linux user's point of view.
i read about half of it. a huge corporate - i'm not going to say it again - but there's no better word for it really.


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#692 2016-02-15 15:08:20

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With a recent iOS update on my iPad, every time I win a game, it shows an ad. I think they should do it the other way around - show an ad if I lose, giving me more incentive to win.

BTW, some of the ads are of excellent quality and are actually enjoyable to watch. Somebody must put a lot of money into them. But, as usual, some of the ads are horrible.

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#693 2016-02-15 15:13:39

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ratcheer wrote:

With a recent iOS update on my iPad, every time I win a game, it shows an ad. I think they should do it the other way around - show an ad if I lose, giving me more incentive to win.

BTW, some of the ads are of excellent quality and are actually enjoyable to watch. Somebody must put a lot of money into them. But, as usual, some of the ads are horrible.

Tim

I hope that otherwise, you are having good fun with your 500$ tablet computer which still is showing you ads sad God, vendors suck so much.


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#694 2016-02-15 15:29:41

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^ This is the point I meant to make a few posts back.

@ohnonot:  I did read the article.  When even a writer at Bloomberg - which primarily exists because marketing - admits that there are fundamental flaws in online ad tech...well, I'm sure that means something.


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#695 2016-02-15 16:02:51

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I liked how Bloomberg begged visitors to disable ad-blockers a few weeks back. When you did that you were greeted with a friendly ransomware infection. <3

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#696 2016-02-15 16:15:29

twoion
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dot|not wrote:

I liked how Bloomberg begged visitors to disable ad-blockers a few weeks back. When you did that you were greeted with a friendly ransomware infection. <3

That's why I'd like to a be legal person, I could keep contradicting myself and lying all day long without having to worry about my person's integrity. It'd be like talking out of my ass and people still would only judge me by the wisdom coming out of my mouth smile


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#697 2016-02-15 16:22:04

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I like how even supposedly reputable news sources have fallen into the trap. The paper I worked for, its web-site was so loaded down with advertising, that the site would hardly load. A check in chrome would show over 1,000 javascript errors per page load, along with ad content servers just taking forever to respond. It was absolutely the most atrocious bit of web-coding I ever laid eyes on.

Then there is the bit about them forcing me to spend a bunch of time building up web ads when 90+% of our revenue came from print ads. Local people just did not want to buy ads on that web-site, both for the aforementioned reasons and the fact that they basically had to play roulette with their advertising dollar as there was no guarantee that their ad would come up on a page load. A page load could pull up a competitor's ad or some random crap served up by the online ad agencies the paper was tied too.

I don't know how to fix the print industry's revenue problems but I do know that particular site was a steaming pile of garbage.

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#698 2016-02-15 16:51:16

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

tknomanzr wrote:

Then there is the bit about them forcing me to spend a bunch of time building up web ads when 90+% of our revenue came from print ads. Local people just did not want to buy ads on that web-site, both for the aforementioned reasons and the fact that they basically had to play roulette with their advertising dollar as there was no guarantee that their ad would come up on a page load. A page load could pull up a competitor's ad or some random crap served up by the online ad agencies the paper was tied too.

I hope the site was all modern, hosted 'in the cloud' too where a big cloud hoster could make mad money with overpriced, underperforming 'services' smile AWS, Azure, Rackspace, whatever – they are all twice as expensive as your local hosting company, only they bill traffic insanely high instead of quoting sustainable hosting prices.

I know of many small- to mid-sized companies who think that they should move to The Cloud while being blissfully unaware of all the billing tricks implemented by the major platforms, and only because Going With The Times mandates it…


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#699 2016-02-15 17:02:45

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I don't know how to fix the print industry's revenue problems but I do know that particular site was a steaming pile of garbage.

I think nobody really does. The only idea I can come up with is "Burn everything to the ground, preferably not build it again", but I can see why this is not the most popular of ideas out there.

I know of many small- to mid-sized companies who think that they should move to The Cloud while being blissfully unaware of all the billing tricks implemented by the major platforms, and only because Going With The Times mandates it…

There are definitely scenarios where 'moving into the cloud' make sense. Friend of mine is building a startup that needs insane amounts of processing power (something to do with genetics, don't ask me, I have no idea what they are actually doing) for very short periods of time. Renting the necessary dedicated server would be around 1500$ a month, or ~20.000$ for hardware if they actually buy the hardware. With Azure they pay around 150$ per month for their number-crunching stuff. So, .. it's not all insane.

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#700 2016-02-15 17:07:05

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

tknomanzr wrote:

I like how even supposedly reputable news sources have fallen into the trap. The paper I worked for, its web-site was so loaded down with advertising, that the site would hardly load. A check in chrome would show over 1,000 javascript errors per page load, along with ad content servers just taking forever to respond. It was absolutely the most atrocious bit of web-coding I ever laid eyes on.

The worst thing is the amount of data that these waste of space ads waste. Not a big deal when using your home's internet connection, but ad-blocking saves me a ton of mobile data. Ads alone are often an order of magnitude heavier than the actual content on a page. It's just sick.


dot|not wrote:

I liked how Bloomberg begged visitors to disable ad-blockers a few weeks back. When you did that you were greeted with a friendly ransomware infection. <3

A lot of other news sites are following that example (the ad-blocker disabling, not the malware). Most people seem to circumvent that with this.

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