http://www.metafilter.com/favorites/19030/comments/ - 07/31/15 14:35:51 - 12/04/04 09:21:16
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2068Seriously.There are major websites that I just can't read on my iPhone, like the Jerusalem Post. It takes forever to load and then there's this weird draggy effect as you scroll. The Guardian is about half as bad: I don't get the dragginess, but I often get page crashes and half the time the front page won't load at all. The Toast has these horrible little adds that slide in from the side and obstruct your view. They've fixed them a bit so you... [more]Joe in Australia10:20 PM on July 29, 2015This is a real and pressing problem; over the past couple of years I've worked on redesign projects for large and mid-sized ad funded sites, and it is rough fighting for lighter-weight pages. One of the problems is concentration risk: if you put all of your eggs in one basket with a single ad network and/or metrics system, you run the risk of falling behind in a sort of arms race that pushes shockingly thin margins around like water seeking the lowest point. In businesses... [more]verb8:27 PM on July 29, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2066FittedThe thing you carry with you will report on your progress, and then the next thing is...why not tell work what you're doing for a lowering of your life insurance premium? Hey, why don't we start just making our work badges into little FitBit-like devices, just to make things easier? Giving out pedometers is already a thing, voluntary I believe, in some workplaces to lower premiums. I would do it if offered. I let Progressive monitor my driving too to get rates lower.Drinky Die6:48 AM on July 29, 2015MeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2065Your underwhelming UK holiday photographsWhat will you do with all this possibility? You'll climb the same route everyone else is climbing of course and shuffle slowly in a queue. But if you're queueing, you are participating in a national pastime!ocherdraco8:24 AM on July 28, 2015MeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2064It has become death, destroyer of worldsEvery single one of the Google Car's accidents have been caused by other drivers. How did you find that link? I rest my case.
gauche11:52 AM on July 27, 2015I am sure this letter will make a tremendous difference and cause the human race to reconsider its choices.
entropicamericana11:47 AM on July 27, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2062On the death of Sandra BlandEveryone Has the Right to Mouth Off to Cops. U.S. courts have made this clear again and again and again.The courts have made it clear that individuals have a right to insult police officers. In 1987, the Supreme Court decided in City of Houston v. Hill that the First Amendment allows for a "significant amount of verbal criticism and challenge directed at police officers," ruling against a Houston, Texas, ordinance making it "unlawful for any... [more]naju1:35 PM on July 26, 2015MeFi post:
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2061This train is coming like a ghost trainThey can't stop the trains. They can't tear down the stations. They've tried everything. They dismantle the tracks but the next week they've returned somehow. The drivers don't remember getting on. Sometimes one of them will realise, partway through, what's happening and try to stop the train, but their hands can't move. The railways tell you a story about government regulations and workarounds, the government hastily adds some extra clauses so nobody gets suspicious, and after a while everyone... [more]eykal6:08 AM on July 26, 2015MeFi post: