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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One of the reasons I use Opera
by blitze on Wed 18th Aug 2010 23:41 UTC
blitze
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2006-09-15

Opera has had fairly good ad blocking capabilities for a while now. Throw in Gestures and a host of other features and well. Here I am.

Those ads shown on your example pics Thom are disgraceful. Taking up almost half the screen real-estate. Welcome to the blocking crowd.

Oh and I also hated those flashing adverts that would distract my attention whilst I'm trying to read something.

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