Can we stop with the autoplay ads please, Gawker? It's rude. Rollover ads that take up the whole top banner are bad enough (I'm looking at you, old Defiance ad!) but this is worse.
I know I can download any number of ad blockers, but in general I don't really mind ads. Content around here is free and something has to pay for it or else io9 will become a subscription service, and nobody wants that. I even click on some from time to time if they are things I might be interested in. I just hate the ones that suddenly start making loud noises I never asked for in a random browser tab.