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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Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 18th Aug 2010 19:01 UTC
Anonymous Penguin
Member since:
2005-07-06

Some of the ads I hate most (because they tell nothing but lies and try to brainwash you):

1)Newsmax
2)Scientology

Of course I block them both. That means that I have to block all of Google AdSense.
Sorry Google, be more selective.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Some of the ads I hate most (because they tell nothing but lies and try to brainwash you):


Are there ads that aren't full of lies and brainwashing?

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

That is true, but there are various degrees ;)

If they are trying to sell you something, I don't find it too bad.
But if they try to change your life with their false ideology, that goes too far for me.

Edited 2010-08-18 19:11 UTC

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