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Every computer experience I have ever had has latency issues.
There is some point in the process that I am waiting for something
happen, whether it's the processor, the server to return a
or whether there is some nefarious ad-server that installed itself
my computer that
is conflicting with my ad blocking software. I
would love to have the time and expertise to follow up on each
of these latency issues, whether it's waiting for a web page to
download or waiting for the computer to start up, but I don't, and
hate advertisement because they always seem to get in the way --
after you wait 3 minutes for a web page to load and then finally
the back button in frustration, there is always a flurry of
that pops up on the page, meaning to me that the computer was
trouble downloading something to do with the ads. But I would
them my left testicle, and my privacy, if they would guarantee
they were doing as much as they could to optimize my whole
- they can put cursor ads on my computer as long as they
to optimize my whole process. I am tired of having the Turkish
parliament on my desktop. A real democracy would be Coke and
Pepsi serving me cursor ads, and options to buy, along with the
quickest possible access to information, and supporting it with the
best antiviral/optimization army my money can buy. Cursor ads. I
guess this is why Google bought Nest.
||I'm not quite sure what the idea is here. There's a fairly coherent rant, but there might also be a small nugget of idea buried within it...
||After a cursory glance, I think this idea is about mouse-over (or similar) ads. The presumption is that ads should not be about screen real estate (and by inference pixels, and once again by inference downloaded data) but rather about the object of, or area of, focus. I think [JHC] is saying he does not mind being pinged by ads attached to his focus, as relayed to the interwebs by his cursor movement, as long as they concentrate on that (and expedite that), and not downloading the bumf that will appear as he scrolls down, which he won't.
||This is currently happening, as it turns out. It is just a price point issue. The technology that facilitates this idea is currently more expensive than just lumping ads onto web pages. This will change soon. Nobody likes winking in the twilight. Hey! That gives me an idea...
||I would rather see an ad than the