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Best explanation I've read yet on what went wrong with our political process. Contrary to a very popular belief it's the voters' fault, not the politicians'.

#election2016 #politics #voting #ns
All right, I need to vent. For months, I’ve watched Donald Trump decry as “rigged” everything from the Democratic primaries, the Republican primary rules (that’s right, the same rules that helped h…
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I knew you were thin-skinned, Donald, but a personal letter about a tweet you didn't like?! #Trump #Trump2016 #ns
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A few months ago, I brought to light the insane state of today's advertising and the evil that is VPAID ads https://plus.google.com/+ArtemRussakovskii/posts/VgrLdYcoifr.

These ads destroy performance, leech bandwidth by 10s of megabytes, and are served by major ad networks, including Google's own AdX and AdSense.

Today, these VPAID ads are as popular as ever - and that is just disgusting. They're the real cancer of the advertising industry.

To showcase just how evil they still are, I took a single AdX ad tag and put it on an otherwise empty page. A static image ad loads, but it's secretly a VPAID one. It then randomly switches to a video, then back to a static image, then back again - it's like a never-ending self-reloading cascade of garbage.

GIF: https://gfycat.com/PositiveLateAlligator.

Right now after several minutes of just leaving this one single ad open, I'm at 53MB downloaded and 5559 requests. By the time I finished typing this, I was at 6140 requests. A single ad did this. Without reloading the page, just leaving it open.

A single VPAID ad absolutely demolishes site performance on mobile and desktop, and we, the publishers, get the full blame from our readers. And when multiple VPAID ads end up getting served on the same page... you get the idea.

Google and other ad networks, why are you allowing this kind of garbage to continue flowing through your pipes? Don't you see how much damage it's doing to the whole advertising business as people are practically forced to install ad blockers?

If you don't like to be taken advantage of, tell Google. Tweet at them, send them emails, let them know via any means you can that it is not OK to allow our browsers to be hijacked in this manner.

Thank you.

Edit: AdSense actually lets publishers disable VPAID here https://www.google.com/adsense/app#main/allowAndBlockAds http://i.imgur.com/WH1VItG.png. AdX does not - I reached out to them, but so far I got an unhelpful response about disabling everything that says "video" in the OptIn tab (doing so did nothing to filter out VPAID). sovrn is another network I actually dropped entirely because of VPAID. Most ad networks don't give you any control over things like that, so at least kudos to AdSense for adding that toggle. Getting rid of VPAID and similar pest ads altogether though - that's a world I'd want to live in.
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A bit late to the Drumpf party, but better late than never.
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Podcast of my appearance on a South African radio show "Kellman on CliffCentral" to talk about the 2016 elections.

#politics #2016election #USpolitics #elections2016 #ns
Marat Ryndin joins the show from Boston Massachusetts and helps Jonathan Sinclair figure out the politics going on in the States with regards to the Presidential elections. They talk about Antonin Scalia, Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Bernie Sanders. Content hosted by iono.fm
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Received this yesterday. #tesla #model3
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A great post about how modern web / mobile apps are specifically designed to turn us into attention span challenged, constantly distracted, unproductive idiots & some ideas on how to change that.

#design #internetaddiction #apps #ns
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This post finally made me write a post in response that I've been thinking about for a while anyway.

https://medium.com/@MaratRyndin/great-post-a-few-ideas-on-how-to-reduce-the-problem-that-ive-implemented-myself-ca7837293d95#.sryq783yx
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If you're like me and prefer to base your opinions on empirical data rather than other people's opinions check out this new offering from Quartz. #data #ns
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The one you pencil in on your calendar before the season starts. FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. Watch El Clasico Live Stream. Legally.

This SAT @ 2:30 PM EST.

#FCBRMA #FCBarcelona #RealMadrid #ns

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El Clasico live stream is on fuboTV via beIN SPORTS. Watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid from your desktop, smartphone, tablet and Roku with the fuboTV app. Don't miss a moment.
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On fancy title proliferation.

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Incredible data visualization of WWII war deaths that puts in perspective just how peaceful the time we live in is in contrast to what we may perceive.

#wwii #datavisualization
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This was the best education I have ever gotten regarding wars. Thank you. #namaste
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Introduction
I like design, mobile & web apps, reading, writing, photography, sports (mainly soccer, hockey & boxing), movies, music (mainly EDM & rock), tech, startups, business, politics, science and standup comedy. 
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Never bored. Never boring. Climbed Everest... base camp.
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Professional designer / amateur writer.
Skills
User experience design (UX design), visual design, mobile design, getting along with engineers, being an app / startup junkie, communicating clearly, writing / blogging (once was a sports reporter), lifehacking (cord cutting expert), making people laugh and think about a wide range of subjects, using reason and logic over emotion.
Employment
  • Actifio
    Senior UX / UI Designer, 2014 - present
  • Brainshark
    Senior UX / UI Designer, 2013 - 2014
  • Google
    UX / Visual Designer, 2011 - 2013
  • Sermo
    Senior UX Designer, 2010 - 2011
  • Going, Inc.
    Creative Director, 2008 - 2008
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