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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What took you so long?
by Barnabyh on Wed 18th Aug 2010 19:00 UTC
Barnabyh
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2006-02-06

I've used Opt-out before it went on to become the foundations for Adblock (and/or was it Ad-aware?). The point is I could never stand the advertising that even in 1998 already was excessive, with all the blinking and the fashionable scrolling banners etc.

I recently tried Chromium. With a hosts file only and no ad blocker installed I hardly saw any advertising at all.

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