It removes far more than annoying advertising. Because AdBlockPlus comes with a cut-list of advertising to block, and many people like to block all advertising, as opposed to just annoying advertising, it does interfere with Google Ads.
SparkFun does manufacture some things, and not others. As a rule of thumb, as you browse the store, anything with a bright red circuit board is probably a SparkFun product. If it has the flame logo, then it definitely is a SparkFun product.
More details can be found at: http://www.sparkfun.com/news/308
Take down tpb.piratenpartij.nl, put up tpb1.piratenpartij.nl. Link to tpb1 from tpb, but make sure it's a manual rather than an automatic link. Add some wink-wink language and you're good. Next letter, take down tpb1, put up tpb2. Rinse, Repeat.
I apologize to be the bearer of bad news, but recent government regulation, most notably the Digital Economy Act, has pushed us into the unenviable position of having to increase costs, and decrease service. Your monthly internet bill has been increased by ?15 to pay for the equipment and software required by this new legislation.
If you download any music or movies, even legally, you will get kicked off the internet. There is no recourse we can offer you, and all of our competitors are under the same restriction. Please complain to your local party member.
> The question is what side of the debate you stand on.
There are a lot more than two sides to the debate.
> Do you stand next to the pirates
They're providing a needed service that a few startups (Spotify, Netflix) almost provide
> the child pornographers
They exist because it's still a good, if disgustingly immoral business. The easiest way to stop child pornography is to ban the existence of children, but that's not going to happen.
> and so on, or do you stand on the side of law and order?
Law and order exists at the will of the populace. When morality and law become disjointed, it's time to change the law.
> You pick your side, just remember who is standing next to you.
Again, there are so many sides to the issue you could wind up standing next to someone you don't agree with.
> You can quote him all you like. His suggestions for business models are generally "bend over and take it in the ass like a big boy". Those aren't solutions.
So, you haven't seen the examples of artists actually using some of these suggestions and being successful because of them?
> When you try to tie Mike to any of the business models, he disclaims ownership and waffles like mad. He doesn't want to pinned to anything that fails.
[ citation needed ]
> It's easy to say "bad business model", but without a replacement that can push 10 billion a year, nobody is lining up for the alternatives.
The music industry didn't appear overnight, and the new models aren't going to either. They are however growing, despite RIAAs attempts to make it not so.
Uh, Yes, actually. mooo.com is controlled by the TLDs, but x.mooo.com is controlled by mooo.com. So, to take down x.mooo.com, they would need to access and modify servers beloning to mooo.com, rather than asking Verisign to modify mooo.com in their .com servers.