Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Aug 2010 14:02 UTC
Internet & Networking We're still in the slow news period, so let's talk about something we discussed before: blocking advertisements on websites. Up until, well, today, I didn't block ads - not because of some ethical objection or whatever, but simply because I couldn't be bothered to setup AdBlock. Today, after taking a closer look at some of the websites I frequent, I decided to take the plunge and install AdBlock on all my machines. The following set of screenshots should pretty much explain why.
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Getting more annoying...
by whartung on Wed 18th Aug 2010 17:29 UTC
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I'm pretty laid back with ad block/flash block.

I love Safari Reader, as it lets me "get all the ads" yet still read the article in relative peace, when it works.

My current #1 on my hate scale are "rollover ads". OSNews is most guilty of this right now with this Mee Go ad (or whatever). If by dumb luck your mouse floats over the top banner ad, it happily expands, obliterating the content until you hunt down and find, and hit, the close button. These are just awful.

I used to run a flash blocker, now I simply tolerate it. Flash block used to be enough simply because it got rid of the most annoying ads, especially those with sound.

But with the rise of HTML 5 ads, Flash blockers will become less and less effective.

Eventually I may go back to the /etc/host ad death list. That always seemed to work best if a bit brute force.

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