Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Aug 2010 14:02 UTC
Internet & Networking We're still in the slow news period, so let's talk about something we discussed before: blocking advertisements on websites. Up until, well, today, I didn't block ads - not because of some ethical objection or whatever, but simply because I couldn't be bothered to setup AdBlock. Today, after taking a closer look at some of the websites I frequent, I decided to take the plunge and install AdBlock on all my machines. The following set of screenshots should pretty much explain why.
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mlankton
Member since:
2009-06-11

The fact that this got voted down 4x just goes to show that the internet generation is a generation of sociopaths. Sorry to hear that your comfort is infringed on by having to deal with some ads. There is no sense of personal integrity, no sense of responsibility, no sense of community in the majority of the under 30 crowd. Sad.

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Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

Seeing as many ads work on a pay-per-click basis, wouldn't I have to click on all of them to really avoid being a sociopathic thief?

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Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

I'm just going to ignore your rant about viewing ads, since that was already cleared up by righard and Gullible Jones.

There is no sense of personal integrity, no sense of responsibility, no sense of community in the majority of the under 30 crowd. Sad.

I am so sick of hearing this. Every generation for the past 100 years or more has been complaining about those young whipper-snappers, how they are so entitled, so ungrateful, etc. Yet if anything, the general population has become more educated and responsible over time. I guess it's human nature to think that your generation is somehow better than the generations younger than you, but that doesn't mean that it's true.

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