I guess it's a list that blocks similar things that are "under" ads and only show when you block ads. Soon, sites will just start adding more stuff to be revealed once you block those. It's an endless pit and no one has a solution.
I can read content more or less marketing/fluff free. I then add several styles to make things a bit more legible (font size, a specific font I prefer, body width 85%, line height, and less-contrasting colors).
When I have some spare time on a future weekend I plan to find a way to combine all of them into a single Firefox add-on or a one-click-to-do-everything bookmarklet.
No one is advocating punching anyone in the face. The journalist is essentially advocating public shaming, i.e. "Hey, look at this asshole who dumped the whole complimentary bowl of lollipops in their bag."
I find the Hacker news response to this pretty interesting. I think you'll find that many/most programmer/engineer types will think about this from a "does it follow the rules of the system" perspective: He's following the law as it exists, so if there's a problem, the issue is with the system. Many/most other people, however, will approach this from a social expectations perspective: This person is acting in a socially unacceptable way, so they deserved to be shamed.
I'm not saying which way is better or right, but as someone firmly in the programmer/engineer camp, it's been important for me to understand how so many people approach the "rules" of the world from a very different perspective.
Often people feel morally obliged to avoid doing something for the common good. But as soon you charge a fee people will assume that that fee reflects the social cost and maybe start doing it a lot more.
You also pay for the lollipops. The key is that it's a finite resource with a relatively (3 stage, or whatever) flat rate. The price structure is not dynamic enough to account for the fact that at some point the value of the last drop of water approaches infinity.
The lollipops are a built-in charge with an assumption of only taking a couple.
If you take ten and explicitly pay a dollar, everyone is happy.
The water in California has a limited supply, yes, but the use is plenty elastic. If it was all worth a moderate price per gallon, there wouldn't be such an issue. The elasticity and constant inflow mean that a price asymptote is just not going to happen.
Imagine it this way. Pretend all the water is being sold, no water rights, and the government is free to do whatever it wants within reason.
The government needs a certain amount of money to keep up infrastructure and maybe to subsidize households. It sells this guy 1300 gallons an hour at a high price, and uses that money to not sell a farm 8000 gallons an hour of discount water.
Now you have less water being used, and you send the rich purchaser a thank you letter.
If you charge for externalities, then buying more is not a bad thing. If you overcharge for externalities, it can even be a good thing.
So the question is not "is he using a lot of water", the question is what he's paying for, and whether externalities are being offset.
The price in California is probably too low today, but that could easily be changed.
A better example would be if a person came into a supermarket in the morning and bought all bread and milk so no one else would have any. It's legal,but most stores would probably have a policy against it.
Ya, somehow we think that releasing a falsely imprisoned person after decades is fixing it. We made it right! Well, no, you took away a significant chunk of their life, and likely ruined the rest of it as well.
That doesn't mean, however, that we should give up. We should be more careful about taking away life and freedom, and we should seek to make prison more fulfilling, so that people can have fuller lives when we deem them safe to be let out (because we discovered our error, or because they were rehabilitated).
Why are you disappointed? It sounds like a device you bought a few years ago has a longer useful lifespan than you thought. You get to have a state of the art phone for less money when you own it longer.
I wonder if devices will start to be built better, with more replaceable components as the rate of spec improvements in mobile devices slows down.
I'm a little disappointed too. Don't get me wrong, my N5 is great and it doesn't have many disadvantages... but the stuff people really want should be more doable now. For example, a replaceable battery? Maybe an included thumblonger so you can reach the top-left corner :P
I have an LG G3 which I paid $50 for (upgrade price) which included an extra battery and battery charger (promo period). Being able to swap in a fully charged battery in seconds is something I now depend on when I travel - I never have any battery life anxiety. The lack of swappable batteries on most phones is a huge turnoff for me.
Not the OP (although I feel exactly the same), but I'm disappointed because the battery life on my Nexus 5 is going nowhere but down... but I am not going to buy a new phone with exactly the same RAM and storage (and no SD card slot). The features they have added I don't care about (fingerprint scanner, better camera).
I may well buy a new phone, but there is zero chance it will be a 5x.
Same thing happened to my battery, so I bought a new one and followed a YouTube video to replace it myself. Although the battery isn't meant to be replaceable, the process was not too terribly difficult. Maybe consider that as an option, too.
I've read others describe the same, but when I went to look for a part I've been overwhelmed by the purchasing process. There seem to be several sources for this part and I have no idea how to guarantee its quality. I know the replacement is easy enough, having already had to disassemble the phone to replace the display.
Can you tell me where you found the battery you are using now?
I'm disappointed by the 5X. I was planning to replace the Nexus 5, but the 5x really does not appear to be a good value. If I can really get usable battery life out of the Nexus 5, I'll gladly keep using it, because there's very little else about it that seems in any way deficient.
I was having the same experience where I was getting super disappointing battery performance and was ready to replace it, when I read an article where the author claimed it is very unlikely the battery is at the end of its life (wish I could find it) and it is even more unlikely that a battery you buy off of eBay/Amazon will be better than the one you already have.
Turn off Google Fit, turn off always on OK Google hotword detection, clear the Google Play Services cache.
My phones seem to last 24-30 months; they just eventually take enough damage from being in my pocket and moved around all day every day that they die. And battery life goes to crap. I too was hoping for a nice nexus 5 upgrade.
Yow. Here's a perspective from someone who has only owned two iPhones:
I purchased the first gen on release day (2007) and carried it my pocket every day without a case until the 5 came out in 2012. I still have it, it still works.
I bought my iPhone 5 in 2013 and carry it my pocket every day without a case. It has some cosmetic damage.
Not fanboy-ing; I think it's legitimately interesting that most smartphones are still designed the way early cell phones were: plastic case around components, clipped or screwed on, flimsy from day one.