New Ads



  • I am thrilled to point out to everyone not fully awake yet, we have some more ads that are popping up around here!

    I know some of you have noticed the Fluke ads. They will also be doing an AMA sometime soon.

    Today we just added an AetherStore ad.

    I know that some of you find ads annoying but this is how we keep the site running fast and smooth for you all. With ads come a better running site. Make sure you give some of our advertisers some love!



  • It helps that these advertisers actually have members in the community too, don't they? :-)



  • Yes it does. If you have any questions ask away!



  • @Minion-Queen said:

    Yes it does. If you have any questions ask away!

    Should I have AD block turned off?



  • @gjacobse said:

    @Minion-Queen said:

    Yes it does. If you have any questions ask away!

    Should I have AD block turned off?

    Now that is a valid question.



  • @Minion-Queen said:

    Yes it does. If you have any questions ask away!

    Can you put rep contact @member on the ads? for example @xByteSean



  • @gjacobse said:

    @Minion-Queen said:

    Yes it does. If you have any questions ask away!

    Should I have AD block turned off?

    YES!!


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    @Minion-Queen said:

    @gjacobse said:

    @Minion-Queen said:

    Yes it does. If you have any questions ask away!

    Should I have AD block turned off?

    YES!!

    If the are going to continue to be locally hosted, it is rare to be blocked by an ad blocker anyway.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    @Minion-Queen said:

    @gjacobse said:

    @Minion-Queen said:

    Yes it does. If you have any questions ask away!

    Should I have AD block turned off?

    YES!!

    If the are going to continue to be locally hosted, it is rare to be blocked by an ad blocker anyway.

    Correct. The ads here sneak around uBlock's filters.


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    @JaredBusch said:

    @Minion-Queen said:

    @gjacobse said:

    @Minion-Queen said:

    Yes it does. If you have any questions ask away!

    Should I have AD block turned off?

    YES!!

    If the are going to continue to be locally hosted, it is rare to be blocked by an ad blocker anyway.

    They get blocked sometimes, though. ABP blocks some of them, even when I told it not too. If I completely disable it for the site, it does not block. Oddly, it only blocked some of the images, not all. No clue why.


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    @RojoLoco said:

    @JaredBusch said:

    @Minion-Queen said:

    @gjacobse said:

    @Minion-Queen said:

    Yes it does. If you have any questions ask away!

    Should I have AD block turned off?

    YES!!

    If the are going to continue to be locally hosted, it is rare to be blocked by an ad blocker anyway.

    Correct. The ads here sneak around uBlock's filters.

    Not much of "sneaking around", more of it doesn't block standard images. Nothing even slightly weird being done to get around blocks. It's all as vanilla as can be.



  • @scottalanmiller Interestingly, I now can't get to a particular post in a thread, like when I have a notification, since I refreshed the homepage after this "new ad" announcement. Probably an unrelated bug or browser weirdness, but certainly odd timing.


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    Thanks, @Minion-Queen! AetherStore is excited to be up on ML :) I like the idea of being able to contact a member of the vendor directly, @LAH3385, something to consider for future ads.

    In the meantime, I'm @shannon for all AetherStore-related questions and comments!



  • @shannon said:

    Thanks, @Minion-Queen! AetherStore is excited to be up on ML :) I like the idea of being able to contact a member of the vendor directly, @LAH3385, something to consider for future ads.

    In the meantime, I'm @shannon for all AetherStore-related questions and comments!

    Is your network called the Aethernet?

    I've always been perplexed by the pronunciation of Aetherstore.
    Is it a short 'eh' sound, long 'ee' sound or an 'a' sound?


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    @nadnerB said:

    @shannon said:

    Thanks, @Minion-Queen! AetherStore is excited to be up on ML :) I like the idea of being able to contact a member of the vendor directly, @LAH3385, something to consider for future ads.

    In the meantime, I'm @shannon for all AetherStore-related questions and comments!

    Is your network called the Aethernet?

    I've always been perplexed by the pronunciation of Aetherstore.
    Is it a short 'eh' sound, long 'ee' sound or an 'a' sound?

    Aether is the standard spelling of what is strangely often called Ether in IT. The AE ligature is called an "ash tree" and is always pronounced "ee". Similarly Daemon is the correct spelling of demon and that's why in UNIX we have daemons (always spelled the full correct way) and always pronounced with the long e. The word Ether is an Americanism spelling of the old word Aether.

    Words like encyclopaedia, Aesop (of the fables), daemon, paedophile, Aeon (of flux), aether and tons more are properly spelled with the full ash tree (it's actually a letter missing from most discussions of the English alphabet along with the oe ligature made famous by worlds like phoenix) but modern spellings, mostly American ones, tend to not bother to write the ae together or the ash tree letter than they represent and often just use an "e" which often leads to confusion as to how to pronounce words. This has led Americans to pronounce paedophile, refering to children, as pedophile which should refer to feet.

    AetherStore is pronounced as written, with the long e sound of the word Aether on which it is based. From which Ether has been derived.



  • @scottalanmiller

    Brilliant!


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    The random dropping of the ae ashtree ligature and the resulting mess of spellings is actually one of those "this is why English is complex to spell and pronounce" things. If people used the full, traditional spellings without trying to get all fancy and modern, it is actually easier. Understanding the ash tree, when it would appear in words and that it is pronounced consistently actually makes spelling and pronunciation far easier. It's only when we try to shorten it and get fancy that we realize that we are overloading other letters with tons of sounds and have left ourselves without a spelling based guide to pronunciation.

    Because most people don't bother to learn the "rules" behind a lot of this stuff they instead are forced to memorize what seem like irrational spellings of individual words.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    <Lots of words>

    Thanks :D



  • @gjacobse said:

    @Minion-Queen said:

    Yes it does. If you have any questions ask away!

    Should I have AD block turned off?

    I've whitelisted it, as it was blocking some of them...

    OT: Thought Fluke changed their name to NetScope or something?



  • @NattNatt They got bought out by Netscout.



  • @Minion-Queen said:

    @NattNatt They got bought out by Netscout.

    That's the one! Thought it was too close to NetScape :')



  • @NattNatt I actually typed Netscape first :P had to go back and fix it (that was before caffeine)


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    Yeah, caffeine, that was the problem ;)



  • and they're back.

    The ads were missing for me all of yesterday even though I've changed nothing.

    Just now, they are back.



  • I am using ABP here and I have yet to see it block a single ad. I made this domain an exception just in case, though.


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    @IRJ said:

    I am using ABP here and I have yet to see it block a single ad. I made this domain an exception just in case, though.

    I made it an exception and it blocked them anyway!


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    @Dashrender said:

    and they're back.

    The ads were missing for me all of yesterday even though I've changed nothing.

    Just now, they are back.

    Now that is odd.



  • I haven't seen any ads today. No adblocker that is enabled for this site.



  • I am using ublock origin, but I've never changed the setting for this site. Until yesterday I saw the xByte ads just fine. but then I saw MQ's post about new ads, and noticed I then saw nothing.

    And as I mentioned, they are back today.


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