Stupidly, I clicked on the first link, which was a Google ad for Chrome bundled with some malware.
Spent the next few hours getting rid of said malware.
I've used adblock (ublock) for a long time, but there was always a little bit of guilt associated with it; that episode cleared the guilt, completely and for ever.
I have a certain addiction I cannot control. Tried everything possible without any success at all. It's not as dangerous as drugs, but it's also related to buying a lot of expensive stuff. So, when I disable adblock, every website spams the hell out of me with ads related to my addiction.
This is nasty! And disgusting. I'm sure I'm not alone. Also there's probably a huge number of people that get influenced to smaller extent and don't pay attention to it (because it doesn't ruin their lives, y'know).
will remove ads in the youtube app if you have a rooted device, just install the xposed framework, then this.
Keep in mind you need to update it when the youtube app updates (youtube app might be showing ads, or behaving weirdly/crashing if you don't)
As such, the pricing structure, while maybe overcomplicated, is perfectly fair. Theoretically, in an ad-free world, this is the price you would need to pay to consume the same content. If you feel it is too high, then what you're saying is that, for you, ads are worth the annoyance. (Or, alternately, you're saying that you'd rather pay less and get lower-quality content.)
Personally, I think $10/month is an extremely reasonable price to pay for the web content I consume, and I'd certainly rather pay it than see the ads.
EDIT: That said, as a matter of product design, I think this pricing structure sucks. They really ought to offer a flat price that removes all ads. However, I suspect that would require strong-arming all AdSense sites to agree to new terms (since it would affect how much those sites are getting paid), and as we've seen when YouTube did this in order to create YouTube Red, it tends to create a huge PR backlash.
Firefox with uBlock. Just plain old FF extensions. No root required.
Firefox for Android is seriously underrated IMO.
But i came back to firefox recently and now it is my default.
The "Reading list" feature is so good productivity-wise.
And using firefox again made me realize that features like Reading-list, Tracking-protection, or even offline-mode would never be implemented in Chrome because of the fundamental conflict of interest between its users and Google
The ad blocker is also open source: https://github.com/rocketshipapps/adblockfast
Ah yes, I'm remembering why I hate non-Nexus Android phones...
My only regret with that would be that we use flash as a way to allow one-button copy to the clipboard (using this http://zeroclipboard.org/).
We had tried non-flash solutions, but none of them worked.
This sounds like it might work https://clipboardjs.com/, so I guess I'll be adding a backlog item to look at it.
NOOOOO this is what Chrome is for! The only flash I have is the built in to chrome flash.
I'm on Linux and there no longer is a supported version of Flash by Adobe. (Apparently there is some NPAPI to Pepper bridge though, to get Chrome's Flash working in other browsers.)
I already uninstalled before that, because I wanted to force HTML5 for sites that dynamically switch between Flash and HTML5 and because I wanted to nudge more sites to support HTML5 by boosting the stats of people who don't have Flash installed.
I'm using Firefox on Ubuntu with Flash (flashplugin-installer) and it's still receiving updates. It's an older version, but it has been working fine with every Flash site I've visited so far.
I don't have flash installed (usually using Safari and Firefox) and have to jump over to Chrome to use a site maybe once or twice a week, which is more than acceptable given the insecurity of Flash.
If Chrome stops supporting Flash I honestly have no need for it.
Same here, I use it for Facebook. But Facebook servers HTML5 video instead of Flash to Chrome. What a world!
This is all for a password manager.
Chrome, I know for sure, changed their minds several times on whether they would allow it...security model thing, you could make it work only by tweaking some internal chrome setting.
The sales pitch at https://clipboardjs.com/ makes it sound like perhaps things have changed enough that a reasonable cross-browser solution is possible now.
Another interesting idea for JS-heavy sites is server-side pre rendering (yes, having the server generate HTML like the good old bad days) like Ember FastBoot http://tomdale.net/2015/02/youre-missing-the-point-of-server...
The advantage of keeping the files separate is that it allows for procedural rendering. Multiplexing gives this a boost by allowing your client to fetch a lot of files at the same time.
This is from the perspective of the person who is uploading the ad, of course, not from the perspective of the browser that is downloading the ad later.
Sometimes I'll go to a site in Safari or Chrome and and the flash won't play, but then I load it up in Canary and it works. I don't understand why those same sites don't just start with html5 if they already support it anyway.
I have a low tolerance for distractions and for anything that resembles nagging.
Also, what's to stop a "html5 ad" from inlining swfobject.js? They've fallen for malvertising before, so how could they not fall for an obfuscated swfobject.js? :)
"html5 ad" may mean "videos in formats supported by html5 video tag"
"video ads built in flash" may mean ".flv in our own player", but also "we're going to unpack your .swf and strip anything apart from <run from frame 0>"
Also "From January 2nd next year, Flash ads won't run" does match up with "Google says that Flash video ads aren't included in the cull "at this time.""
The article is pretty confusing though...
This was one of the major announcements made during CEO's keynote at TwitchCon.
CSS, unfortunately, isn't really backwards compatible unless you invest a LOT of effort into testing and development.
When I see a three column layout on a client's page, with the right column "blinking" I think, usually, that they're probably barely holding on...just from experience...
They're desperately wanting a rewrite.
Also, I use adblockers.. so I haven't seen a flash ad in ages.
Honestly, it has been a very long while since I've seen ads. Adblock aside, my phone is so old that any significant ads effectively causes a crash, total non-responsive phone. So I still don't see them.
The sentence that came across my head when i read the title.
* Quote from the 007 movie Spectre