Huge ass full of hot air slowly crashes.

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    The problem with Wired is not that you have to pay, but that all the handling is a mess of DNS domains.
     
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    +1. Same here.
     
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    Yes, heaven forbid that people should be paid for their work or paid so that they can keep the server running! :rolleyes:
     
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    ...and the SJW hits his mark perfectly.
     
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    Wanting to get paid is now social justice to you? :rolleyes:

    Tell me, do you work for free?
     
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    Coming to the defense of giant multinational publishing corporations and Madison Avenue? That's very Republican of you!
     
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    Yeah. I don't use AdBlock but bothering w/ noscript tweaks to get Wired good to go is a pita.

    As far as pay goes, Wired can thank the FT for sucking up enough of my reading budget that Wired and some other providers fall into my highly optional category. I like the sites that offer x articles per month w/ reggie, and when you get there a couple NoScript tweaks later you're good to go.

    See I don't mind ads on a page when I'm using a laptop. I just don't like having to by guess and by god my way through blacklisting yet another set of trackers.

    You may not get what you pay for when you pay for reading something, but eventually when no one pays for it, then the slide to oblivion is on. When enough media outlets have bit the dust or are provided by freelance mills for pittances, then who's on the slide to oblivion is actually us. This is what I remind myself when paying for online magazines and newspapers, and asking for them as Christmas or birthday presents.

    And to drift back to the aircraft crash... so weird to watch that. When it settles and then looks at first like it might tip towards viewer, made me want to put out a hand to stop it! Reminds me of a time when we were moving a portable shed for some friends. The thing rocked sideways a little when the trailer went over the culvert in a driveway, and we walking alongside to guide the driver had to remind ourselves "hey if it goes, it goes..." since trying to stop that thing tipping over could have killed us.
     
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    It has nothing to do with the size of company. Salaries still have to be paid. Rent is still charged. Electricity is still billed no matter how large or small.

    But you didn't answer the question, so I will take it that you expect others to work for free while you you still get paid. How hypocritical of you.
     
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    Websites make money when you click ads. I never click ads to begin with so how are they making money?
     
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    Much of Wired's "articles" these days are just paid advertising loosely disguised as real story....I don't think their web ads are what actually fund them.
     
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    People use ad and script blockers to defend themselves against tracking, malware, and spoofing.
     
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    I think I've seen this porn before.
     
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    You like big blimps and you cannot lie?
     
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    Clicking by mistake when reaching across lapto keyboard for some earbuds? Guilty here.

    On topic: I loved that one quote the BBC got from the company on the Airlander 10 crash.

    “The flight went really well and the only issue was when it landed."​

    There are a lot of jokes that go more or less like that...
     
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    Off other people clicking the ads obviously.
     
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    I click on one once in awhile, usually a summer handbag or scarf, to see what else they might have. Then I might think to look for a knockoff in Kmart sometime when making a run for crew socks.... I'm one of the useless clicks to the retailer but I guess I pass muster with the website.
     
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    People may also block ads if the main peddler is a tax avoider.
     
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    (fishing for list of Fortune 50) ?
     
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    Sad to see this. I was hoping that project would turn out well.
     
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    I don't give two hoots about websites losing ad revenue. If 'responsible' sites are concerned then maybe they should have made an effort to reform and clean up the industry years ago. I have my doubts 'responsible' advertisers exist but let's give them the benefit of the doubt and say they do. They stood by and watched it all burn.

    Ads have been surreptitiously tracking us for years and companies had to be beaten into submission by law makers just to offer an opt out (which some still flout). They have used pop-ups, pop-unders, impossible to close windows, installed mal-ware, used scare tactics for selling software, claimed your computer had been locked by law enforcement, redirected to app stores, played annoying audio, wasted system resources and network bandwidth, chewed through your battery, caused crashes, made countless pages look garish and ugly, been overly sensitive to a misplaced mouse click or finger touch because they were deliberately placed in easy to accidentally activate locations, and repeatedly forcibly downloaded MacKeeper without any interaction. Did I miss anything?

    So you will have to forgive me for having absolutely zero sympathy for 'legit' advertisers. Maybe they should have made an effort to get their house in order, one bad apple spoils the bunch and all that.

    My heart bleeds. /s
     

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