At least native advertising has a much higher bar to distribute malware then traditional advertising. (You have to specifically get the site owner to include an iframe to your site rather then just paying someone who buys ads from someone who buys ads from Google.)
I prefer more obscure alternate names for water, such as hydrogen hydroxide, hydroxylic acid, hydrogen oxide, and oxidane (the last of which is the official IUPAC name! (when it's necessary to disambiguate between liquid water and H2O regardless of state)).
Re: very funny, fortunately doesn't fit my experience
Comcast is rolling out IPv6 nationwide and will send a tech for bad signal levels. Knology sees no benifit to IPv6 and even at -12 dBmV, you'll sit on hold for 90 minutes before all they do is lock out your ability to view signal levels at the modem.
I showed my modem stats to a Comcast tech and he said that he's surprised that I even get internet at all.
I am in no way a fan of wireless mice. Last mouse I had required it's batteries changed every two weeks or so (and these were brand name batteries) and every time you did, you had to "re-syncronize" it with the PC by pushing the button on the mouse then on the base. Or is it pushing the button on the base, then on the mouse? Or is it holding the base while pushing the mouse? Or holding the mouse while pushing the base?
It's things like this that led me back to wired PS/2 mice. I eventually switched to USB when computer manufacturer started putting a decent amount of usb ports on their systems.
I find it a remarkable co-incidence that English just so happened to be the language where primary development of computing took place, and it seems to be the only major languages that uses the Latin alphabet with no diacritics.
Why not? Apple added patented technology (MP4) to HTML5 already.
Besides, it doesn't matter what the WHAT-WG says. Google has ultimate authority over HTML5. Whatever it adds to Chrome will end up in Safari (now just a fancy UI over Chrome anyways) and then Mozilla will be pressured to play catch-up.
It doesn't matter though if Mozilla implements it anyways. They'll implement a different version where the only difference is that the code says "moz" instead of "webkit". Only half of the sites that use the Webkit version will even bother adding the Mozilla version too.
And now you see why I got out of the web developer business. >_
Xerox or HP or whoever makes these scanners can include in the device's license "this license includes the right to use all patented technology within the device" or similar. Then they can market their device as patent-protected, the legal theroy being that the company does have a patent license and if they say it's invalid they should take it up with the licenser, that is, Xerox or HP or whoever.
Then again this problem can also be solved if the statuatory limits for losing a patent lawsuit were raised.