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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Or you could block ads on your router
by Ventajou on Wed 18th Aug 2010 15:01 UTC
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Until recently, I was using ClarkConnect (now ClearOS) on an old computer as a linux router; it has an adzapper feature which means any device on your LAN can browse ad free. I switched to eBox recently and there are instructions on their forums to do the same thing.

As for the navigation crud, there's often a print button on articles which can basically get rid of everything including the 2 paragraphs per page that some sites use. It's not automatic but it's generally worth taking the time to click it. If you have nothing better to do, a simple greasemonkey script can probably click the button automatically.

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