The Null Device

Irritation of the day: Web banner ads which imply that the viewer is a gullible rube. Case in point: the animated "click on the seamonkey and win $500,000" ads and the like. Anyone who knows about the way web browsers work will know that there is no way that a server can know which frame of an animated GIF you clicked on, and whether you did in fact skilfully nab the animated graphic. To those in the know, the subtext of the ads is "you are an idiot". Now I don't know about you, but I wouldn't trust my money (or personal details) to a firm that has this opinion of its target market.

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