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  • The commercials at the beginning always work.
  • I think I give it a lot more time because I still remember keeping a book at my computer desk to read while web pages were loading.
  • I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.
  • PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.


    I like videos when I'm looking to watch a video, I'll even deal with ads on youtube. But autoplaying videos, especially with sound, when I'm not looking for them? Fark you.
  • Clearly today's Interwebs user is spoiled. Some of us remember what is was like for the jpg to render just down to the top of boobies and then stop for a minute or two. Two seconds is nothing.
  • Sybarite: I think I give it a lot more time because I still remember keeping a book at my computer desk to read while web pages were loading.


    My parents had dial-up until two years ago... My dad and I always had books at the computer desk.
  • Ennuipoet: o


    I vividly remember downloading my first animated gif file of porn. It was quite amazing to like, 12 year old me.
  • PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.


    I hate news videos. Fark that shiat. I can skim an article in 10 seconds and glean the important details, but if I watch a news video about it, I have to sit through a 30 second commercial, then the newscasters bantering, then let them slowly crap out the story with unnecessary drama. I drop it and go google a written article on the same topic as well.
  • PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.


    The worst part? Not only must everything be multimedia, but the ISPs (both for mobile and standard providers) are getting increasingly stingy with bandwidth and even if you have an "unlimited" plan, they'll throttle you if you fall out parameters they define.

    Something has to give.
  • cgraves67: PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.

    I hate news videos. Fark that shiat. I can skim an article in 10 seconds and glean the important details, but if I watch a news video about it, I have to sit through a 30 second commercial, then the newscasters bantering, then let them slowly crap out the story with unnecessary drama. I drop it and go google a written article on the same topic as well.


    This. I can get through content a lot faster reading than I can waiting for the idiot news anchor to read it of the teleprompter.
  • I was told there would be wardrobe malfunctions.
  • I can't jog longer than 5 minutes but I'll watch a 27 minute progress bar while my porn downloads
  • I completely agree with this...

    These days, I have trouble maintaining interest for just abo
  • PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.


    Ditto.
  • PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.


    Yeah I always look for a transcript or an alternate source like you said. It's far quicker to read, and you can do a word search as well if you're looking for something specific.
  • Finance people drive me crazy--- they get furious if a report (that queries 40 million rows of data AND needs to be converted to PDF) takes more than 14 seconds to open.
  • This is why Google kicked ass from the start. It wasn't the "amazing algorithm." In the dialup era, Google loaded much, much faster than any other search engine out there.

    /Back in the day, it was all about how fast a site loaded up. And about wearing the right onions on the belt, of course.
  • It's not just impatience, it's that the delay is open-ended. If a video hasn't loaded in 10 seconds it may well not load in 60, or at all.
  • Lately youtube has been very slow and glitchy anyway. What i dont get is how some videos in full hd load faster than cats filmed with cellphones
  • cgraves67: I hate news videos. Fark that shiat. I can skim an article in 10 seconds and glean the important details, but if I watch a news video about it, I have to sit through a 30 second commercial, then the newscasters bantering, then let them slowly crap out the story with unnecessary drama. I drop it and go google a written article on the same topic as well.


    ^ THIS.

    News in video format is about as offensive as Microsoft Bob in terms of being talked down to. Believe it or not, news companies, most people on the internet can read just fine.
  • MrEricSir: cgraves67: I hate news videos. Fark that shiat. I can skim an article in 10 seconds and glean the important details, but if I watch a news video about it, I have to sit through a 30 second commercial, then the newscasters bantering, then let them slowly crap out the story with unnecessary drama. I drop it and go google a written article on the same topic as well.

    ^ THIS.

    News in video format is about as offensive as Microsoft Bob in terms of being talked down to. Believe it or not, news companies, most people on the internet can read just fine.


    And a three minute news vid piece, preceded by a minute commercial, takes 20 sec to read.
  • PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.


    Probably because you learned to read a few decades ago. Text is the superior medium for most news. Even when they include a clip I want to watch, it's 5 minutes of jabber and 10 seconds of the thing I want to see
  • Captain Darling: It's not just impatience, it's that the delay is open-ended. If a video hasn't loaded in 10 seconds it may well not load in 60, or at all.


    Yeah this is why the progress bar was invented and quickly done away with in favor of spinning cursors
  • moothemagiccow: PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.

    Probably because you learned to read a few decades ago. Text is the superior medium for most news. Even when they include a clip I want to watch, it's 5 minutes of jabber and 10 seconds of the thing I want to see


    Yeah at least if it's hosted on youtube you can fast-forward and skip the nonsense. Most news sites have their own propriety flash video player that disables any skipping ahead or rewinding, it's really obnoxious. If I wanted that I'd just watch TV. I think news organizations don't understand why this medium is more popular now.
  • Those of us who learned how to build a web page under dial-up conditions laugh at modern shiat with original-size/dpi images, flash, vids etc.

    Get off lawn.
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