CAGcast #317: Bo Knows Bows
Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:24 AM
Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:37 PM
My goal for 2012 was to fund my gaming habit through reward sites which still continues on into 2014. You can read about my "journey" here.
Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:09 PM
Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:03 AM
Honestly I don't think Cheapy did much wrong by leaving Tai. Maybe it's because I'm not a dad yet, but like he said, what's the worst that could happen? He was only gone a few hours anyway. He knows how to use a phone, and the note was left for an explanation. Better to let the kid sleep.
EDIT: Wow, after reading more responses in this thread, I've noticed people are freaking the out about Tai being left home alone for a few hours. It's not like they went on vacation or something. Wow. Just wow.
You will understand when/if you're a parent. The worst thing that could happen is death. Not likely, but the risk (chance of outcome happening times the severity of the problem, as we measure things in the software world) is too high. The chance is low, but the severity is enormous.
As Wombat said, they live in an apartment and a neighbor could easily have started a fire. Or an earthquake could happen (probably not kill Tai, but frighten him horribly). Or any number of other things.
In my opinion, all the comments in this thread are justified. I have two sons, btw: one is almost 6 and the other is 2.5.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:55 AM
Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:26 PM
As for the adblock discussion, I feel a bit conflicted. I to use a adblocker, but I whitelisted the sites I frequently visit, such as cag. More and more people are going to use adblock, so I think its wrong for wombat to blame the user for sites going out of business. Why are these people using adblock is the key to solving this puzzle. Make ads and run scripts that people are willing to put up with, instead of forcing people to disable their adblocker. The ads on cag are not intrusive and very simple, so I dont mind seeing them. The ads on destructoid however...
Ow, and I would not mind getting that code!
Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:44 AM
Nothing at all wrong with leaving the boy asleep. The only reason I even mention it is that I just glanced over the ridiculous posts from the moaning minnies earlier in this thread.
The reason I'm posting here is to take up the discussion on the show about adblockers and the threat to journalists.
The reason I always use adblockers is that on a site I was browsing there was a banner advert for one of the Scream movies. It started playing loud terrified screaming and also had some unpleasant graphics.
I upped all my security settings and installed noscript, ghostery, adblocker, etc.
No more surprises.
One problem with subscriptions is that the columnists I like the most are on different websites. Three of the main ones don't currently need subscriptions anyway: Bon Lefsetz, Theodore Dalrymple and John Dvorak. One of them, the War Nerd at nsfwcorp.com, does. That site just went to a subscription model and I have been considering whether I am prepared to pay $3 to read a few articles a month.
I do love reading that guy's columns, but there is just so much other great stuff out there I don't have to time to read.
I will probably pay the $3, but there are very few websites and writers that couldn't be easily replaced. Maybe I would only pay for him and for Dalrymple.
Thanks for doing the show.