Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Mar 2012 21:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Because I've been spending days browsing through XDA, reading CM changelogs, and flashing nightly builds, I'm still in an Android state of mind, so excuse me for more talk on the subject. An interesting study has been performed which found that advertisements in Android applications are a huge battery drain - they account for up to 75% of an application's battery usage.
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websites?
by alexz on Wed 21st Mar 2012 04:16 UTC
alexz
Member since:
2012-02-25

As such, with just a bare 1G connection, I'm well within my right to remove ads from web pages to speed up page loading.


I have fairly good Internet here, but ads still slow page loading and waste my precious laptop battery. According to your standards it's well within my right to block ads on osnews, but if everybody does it, how will you survive? Will you launch a paid version? OSNews Gold?

Edited 2012-03-21 04:17 UTC

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RE: websites?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 21st Mar 2012 08:22 in reply to "websites?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

As such, with just a bare 1G connection, I'm well within my right to remove ads from web pages to speed up page loading.


I have fairly good Internet here, but ads still slow page loading and waste my precious laptop battery. According to your standards it's well within my right to block ads on osnews, but if everybody does it, how will you survive? Will you launch a paid version? OSNews Gold?


We have a paid, ad-free version, actually. Other than that - lots of people block ads on OSNews, and I don't see how we have any right to tell you not to.

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RE[2]: websites?
by pandronic on Wed 21st Mar 2012 10:47 in reply to "RE: websites?"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Well, you have the right, but you can't enforce it. As a site owner myself, I'm really bothered by the fact that people can enjoy my content, make me pay for the bandwidth and the servers and not contribute anything back.

If a site has really obnoxious ads it's the user's right to not use that site. It's not his right to steal from the site's owner.

I'm really putting effort into making sure that my ads don't bother my users, but after all that, if you still block my ads then, it's really rude, inconsiderate and overall really douchebag behavior on the your part.

So ... get used to the ads or GTFO, I don't need you anyway. If Adblock becomes a big problem for my sites I'll do my best to block those self entitled assholes. After all, if you want to keep visiting my website, think about the fact that I need money to make it and update it and using ads for that is my choice, my right, you are not forced to click them and if you don't like it fuck off.

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RE[2]: websites?
by bouhko on Wed 21st Mar 2012 15:51 in reply to "RE: websites?"
bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

I had to use Google to find the link to
http://www.osnews.com/subscribe

Shouldn't you try to make it a bit more visible ?

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RE[2]: websites?
by marcus0263 on Wed 21st Mar 2012 21:22 in reply to "RE: websites?"
marcus0263 Member since:
2007-06-02

"As such, with just a bare 1G connection, I'm well within my right to remove ads from web pages to speed up page loading.


I have fairly good Internet here, but ads still slow page loading and waste my precious laptop battery. According to your standards it's well within my right to block ads on osnews, but if everybody does it, how will you survive? Will you launch a paid version? OSNews Gold?


We have a paid, ad-free version, actually. Other than that - lots of people block ads on OSNews, and I don't see how we have any right to tell you not to.
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Wow, for as long as I've been coming here wasn't aware of the ad free. Just signed up

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