Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Nov 2012 01:41 UTC
Windows "Despite the fact that I've been using Windows 8 for the past three weeks, I somehow managed to overlook a rather stark feature in the OS: ads. No, we're not talking about ads cluttering up the desktop or login screen (thankfully), but rather ads that can be found inside of some Modern UI apps that Windows ships with. That includes Finance, Weather, Travel, News and so forth. Is it a problem? Let's tackle this from a couple of different angles." Hadn't seen them either - I don't use those applications - but this is pretty despicable.
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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by Brendan on Sat 10th Nov 2012 21:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
Brendan
Member since:
2005-11-16

Hi,

Advertising is a many-tentacled evil searching the world and filling every crevice. You can't escape. It will not stop until your wallet, your time and your bandwidth are all constantly being leached.

Unless being subjected to advertising is the only payment you make for using a product or service; advertising is not acceptable and never was. There are no exceptions.

- Brendan

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Sat 10th Nov 2012 23:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Advertising is a many-tentacled evil searching the world and filling every crevice. You can't escape. It will not stop until your wallet, your time and your bandwidth are all constantly being leached.

I agree.

Unless being subjected to advertising is the only payment you make for using a product or service; advertising is not acceptable and never was. There are no exceptions.

My post made absolutely no mention of whether or not this type of stuff is acceptable. I simply pointed out the obvious, that no matter what the subject is, people always have something bad to say if Microsoft is involved.... ALWAYS.

I'm not sure if you disagree with me or not because that's the only thing I stated and you made no mention of it what-so-ever. That being the case, I'm not sure why you replied to my post.

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Brendan on Sun 11th Nov 2012 06:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
Brendan Member since:
2005-11-16

Hi,

I'm not sure if you disagree with me or not because that's the only thing I stated and you made no mention of it what-so-ever. That being the case, I'm not sure why you replied to my post.


In response to an article about advertising and Microsoft/Windows; you suggest that people are complaining simply because Microsoft is involved (and by extension, that people aren't complaining because of advertising).

In response to your response; I suggest that people are complaining simply because of inappropriate advertising (and by extension, that people aren't complaining simply because Microsoft is responsible, and that you were wrong).

- Brendan

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