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To: TimF who wrote (1417)8/30/2017 10:17:22 AM
From: TimF
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Technically ad blocking isn''t under attack, the site that was remove from the block list (and which I have since manually added to mine and to my hosts file) provides ad blocking detection, but doesn't serve ads. Still the idea that putting a url on a list to block, with block meaning that you simply don't accept any information or commands from it, not that you crack it and break its security, amounts to "circumvention of a technical measure" is a bit of a stretch, and I think abusive of the DMCA process.

Of course now that people have heard about it many will manually block the site (even if they didn't care so much about ad block detection before).

Other sites to block (all go to the same company) can be seen at one of the links from my previous post. reddit.com

You can either block the domain, or just block having it presented by a third party site.

To do the former you can add it to your ad blockers block list as something like sneakystamp.com (just the domain) or ||elasticchange.com

To do the later you can add it as something like ||doubtfulrainstorm.com^$third-party

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From: TimF8/30/2017 11:20:07 PM
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From: TimF9/21/2017 12:12:11 PM
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I had a iphone 5c. Its been replaced by a Galaxy S7.

What I like more about each one.

Iphone -
Its handier. (But overall the bigger size of the Galaxy is an improvement)

I'm more used to the OS since I had it first.

The ability to block and app from using cell data. (With android I'd have to root it or all I can do is turn off cell function for all apps while I use a particular app)

The mute switch on the side.

The fact that iphones get OS updates for longer than Androids.

Galaxy S7 -

It has a bigger screen but not too big as to be unwieldy.

Connected to that it has a higher resolution screen.

Faster. (more powerful processor, 4 times the RAM)

Twice the storage 32GB vs 16GB (The OS and preloaded apps are a little bigger taking up some of the difference but still the extra space is nice).

The ability to side-load apps or use more than one app store (but I'm not going to do this, its a work phone).

Thinner. I supposed there are downsides. If it was thicker it could be more rugged or have a bigger battery, but considered in isolation thinner is better (up to a point)

Its physically in better shape. New, never been dropped or damaged in some other way.

Dislikes about the S7

I"m getting adds on the lock screen. I didn't get anything other than from the app store. I've turned off notification for all apps, and still the ads don't go away.

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To: TimF who wrote (1421)9/21/2017 2:24:46 PM
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Forgot to mention another advantage of the S7. You can add a storage card. Haven't used done so yet, but its nice to have the option.

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To: TimF who wrote (1421)9/21/2017 9:08:33 PM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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On the hardware specs side, you're comparing apples to oranges, no pun intended. :-)

The iPhone 5c was the "cheap" version of the iPhone available at that time, but it was discontinued in September of 2014. The Galaxy S7 was released in March of 2016. So, of course the 5c is going to be slower, have less storage and RAM, a smaller screen, etc.

A better comparison for the Galaxy S7 would be to the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, since they were released the same year.

The main thing keeping me using iOS devices is the prevalence of malware on the Android platform. Over 99% of all malware designed for mobile devices targets Android.

That includes the supposedly "safe" place to get apps –– the Google Play store. It has been infiltrated several times by malicious apps able to get around their malware scanners, sometimes staying hidden for months and garnering millions of downloads before being discovered.

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To: J.F. Sebastian who wrote (1423)9/22/2017 5:56:21 PM
From: TimF
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I wasn't trying to make an equal comparison between iPhones and Androids. I was comparing what I have.

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To: TimF who wrote (1424)9/23/2017 3:54:39 AM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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I understand that, I was simply pointing out it's an inherently unequal (and perhaps unfair) comparison when you analyze two phones with such different hardware specs due to a 3-year age difference.

No offense intended.

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To: J.F. Sebastian who wrote (1425)9/23/2017 12:13:42 PM
From: TimF
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None taken

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To: TimF who wrote (1412)10/1/2017 12:26:03 PM
From: QuantHead
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Not necessarily. Total traffic doesn't say anything about the quality of the traffic. If you have 10k visitors per day to your site about free online games for Bangladeshis, then you can't demand as much as someone who has 1k visitors to their site about the best California golf clubs. The reason? Think of the purchasing power of the two different audiences.

There are also different payment structures for site advertising. You can get paid a flat monthly fee, paid by the number of times the ad is shown, or paid by the number of clicks on the ad.

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To: QuantHead who wrote (1427)10/1/2017 1:36:40 PM
From: TimF
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Which is one of the reasons why I said its the general trend. Maybe even that statement was to strong.

All else being equal more traffic will tend to cause more revenue. Directly when the payment is for each time its shown. Indirectly when its number of clicks (more people viewing odds are more people click), and indirectly when its a flat fee per month (you can show higher traffic you can negotiate for a higher per month fee).

But "All else being equal" isn't a safe assumption as your example shows.

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