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I use uBlock, and it's defaulted to "block all". And it gives you a count of how many it blocks...
If I use a site more than a couple of times, and the count is small enough, it gets added to the whitelist, like CP is.
If the number if too high - and I've seen 40 or so on some sites - I'll just bugger off and not go back. Very little on t'interwebs is so unique that I can't find what I want on a less greedy / more user friendly site.
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I posted that from work, and I don't see ads on CP at work because... well, I don't know why. I can't install software of any kind. It's a DoD system, so they may be doing something.
At home, I'm running PiHole DNS, which blocks ads based on their URL. It updates itself automatically every so often.
I'm not going to apologize for not wanting to see ads.
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"Make dashboards without IT staff!" - umm, we're pretty much all devs here.
Which is probably a good audience, to a manager that has to spend his advertisement budget. Ads are the best way to burn money, and the best thing is it doesn't even have to have a positive ROI - as it also puts out your name, your brand, or grows your market.
Using an ever-growing hosts-file; I don't care if the ads are unobtrusive. It is showing content from third-parties and can be abused.
I'm not concerned either, since I'm prepared. Same for someone trying to break into the house.
honey the codewitch wrote:
It can't be worse than that IE6 exploit
So, explain me how that is technically impossible, and how that makes you feel safer?
honey the codewitch wrote:
A banner campaign that could nuke your PC without scripting. Pretty near impossible to disable.
No banner campaigns being loaded here, regardless of browser. Domains serving ads are blocked on the system level, so it works with all browsers, and even on my Kubuntu machine. A small C# app synchronizes them; GETting the latest file on a webserver and adding the last local modification date to that header. If the server replies "not modified[^]", the file isn't even downloaded, making the impact on the system very low. Plus I don't spend bandwidth (which is cheap nowadays, granted) or computing power on downloading and displaying ads (and/or malware).
It matters not how strait the browser, how charged with malware the ads,
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