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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Proxomitron works for all browsers
by Googol on Wed 18th Aug 2010 18:17 UTC
Googol
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2006-11-24

... and is the reason why I never bought into Google's browser - it was lacking proxy setting for too long.

Also running No Script on FF, as well as Google Sharing for anon search, Better Privacy to delete Flash-cookies and Ghostery for blocking otherwise invisible crap.

I am not sure though why Thom makes a news item out of the fact that he personally awoke to something a decade late that quite frankly is the most standard thing for anyone using the intertubes... well, good for him, better late than never ;)

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