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Ad blockers are fine, I use one and also have a huge hosts file. I think the site is also OK if they block access when they spot an ad blocker. I also think it is fine if the site requires $ubscription for access. Today, it is fairly easy to get the information I want by other means. When that stops, I will consider the alternatives. This is how business and the world operate. I would like to see an email service that charges for each email, that would stop a lot of spam. We pay a "mail washer" service to block spam and malware. They block 90% of the email to the server.
I would never block Codeproject
Would I pay for Codeproject? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm
User: Technical term used by developers. See Idiot.
I do not block ads. I only block things that are violating my privacy by tracking me (even after setting the "do not track" flag of my browser to inform them that I do not wish to be tracked). I have not seen an ad in many months. I use Privacy Badger (in chrome and firefox) and have not seen any websites that will not load.
I've never bothered with ad blockers implemented as browser plugins as they tend to cause more problems than they're worth - not to mention that this approach means you have to have a blocker on each device on your network. Even host files need to be updated on each machine, so I don't find it to be particularly effective either. Not to mention you don't have access to a hosts file on some devices.
I've settled on Pi-hole, which is essentially a DNS server combined with a domain blacklist. I run it on a tiny Linux VM running on a machine that's turned on 24/7 anyway. As long as your devices use it for DNS, they all get ad-blocking, including PCs, tablets, phones, smart TVS, gaming consoles, etc.
As I'm writing this, 108,896 domains are being blocked. I can add my own custom domains (and whitelists), but I find that generally whatever it comes with and gets updated with works well enough.
I do not use an adblocker or maintain a hosts file. Usually, the sites I go to aren't too bad with ads anyway. I have to admit to becoming annoyed when I have to wait more than a few seconds for a web page to finish loading due to ads/videos/feeds/etc. If the content is worth it, I'll wait or move on and let it finish...if not, then it's goodbye and on to the next item.
As for the ads themselves, I pretty much ignore them and skip when given a chance.
MikeD 2 wrote:
Do you agree that if people buy ads that they have a right to make you see them?
I agree that they paid for ad space/time and have the right to pitch their wares in a nonintrusive manner, that is a quick loading visual/text in a predictable place. If I'm interested, I'll click, if not, then I just ignore it. What I hate is the 'in your face' approach where you have to click/skip through their pitch before viewing what I came there for.
For those who love dual-mode gcc distros like TDM-gcc,
I've created this little clang-cl.bat file which tries to do the same
for clang-cl. No freaking "vcvarsall.bat" silliness.
:: Dual-mode .bat file for clang-cl.
:: Use as "clang-cl.bat -m32" or "clang-cl.bat -m64"
:: from GNU-make etc.
:: If used without a '-m32' or '-m64', simply calls the first
:: clang-cl.exe on PATH.
:: Make sure you have both 32 and 64-bit clang installed, duh!
:: Edit the paths below to suite your setup.
if %1. == -m32. (
) else if %1. == -m64. (
) else (
Beware, little tested with cmd (the shell from hell IMHO) as I mostly use JPsoft's
4NT (which still works as a charm in Win-10 approx 12 years after it was created).
On a serious note - and since I have no idea what you are talking about it's difficult to be serious - this would probably be best served if you post it as a tip: Submit a new Article or Tip[^]
Add a little more info on what problem it's trying to solve, and submit it (a downloadable version of the .BAT file would be good as well).
Tips and Articles last a lot longer than Lounge posts, which will be paged out of sight by the beginning of next week and may never be seen again. They are also easier to search for!
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
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