Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 09:54 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Now here's an interesting little nugget Jeff Bezos didn't want you to know about when he introduced his new Kindle tablets: the Kindle Fire HD is ad-supported, and originally, you would not have been able to remove those advertisements from the device. Over the weekend, the company reversed this policy, allowing you to permanently remove the advertisements from your Fire HD for $15.
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RE[3]: Advertising sucks...
by Neolander on Tue 11th Sep 2012 07:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Advertising sucks..."
Neolander
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2010-03-08

That's true, but not all ads are so awfully designed that they represent a pure concentrated moment of annoyance.

Some examples off the top of my head
-John West salmon (on TV, can be found on Youtube)
-Ikea's "tidy up" series (ditto)
-Project Wonderful's webcomic ads (on pretty much every freely accessible webcomic out there)

I try to refrain myself from using ad blockers. If websites have such an awful advertising policy that they take hours to load (on my super-wondrous pirated EDGE connection) or are painful to read, it's better to notify the author about it or leave than to just ignore the annoyances that people who don't use Adblock go through. We won't change the fact that so far, nothing better than advertising has been found to pay for web hosting costs anyway.

Edited 2012-09-11 07:17 UTC

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