* Posts by David David David David (formerly David 22)

10 posts • joined 6 Jul 2009

The case for ethical ad-blocking

David David David David (formerly David 22)

NoScript + Adblock Plus

I use NoScript and Adblock Plus. and they are both turned on for all sites with a few exceptions for Noscript. (oracle.com and other sites I use for work)

Every now and then I disable Adblock on a few sites that might deserve it and I recently expermiented with theregister.co.uk and regmedia.co.uk and found, to my surprise, that the only change was the addition of the banner for some continuous live beer drinking or something in London. No other ads at all.

Noscript, however, shows that you want me to allow scripts from google-analytics, googletagservices, dpmsrv and admedo.

I suppose that the ads come from these pages, but there is no way I am allowing random 3rd party sites to run scripts in my browser if I can help it.

I can live with the banner at the top so I haven't reenabled adblocker for the reg again.

Dave

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LOHAN's final test flight set to honour PRATCHETT

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Apple, publishers and ebook pricing – what does it all mean?

David David David David (formerly David 22)

Why should it be a monopoly for Amazon?

There is nothing to stop Apple from aggressively pricing ebooks to foment iWhatever sales, as Amazon do for Kindle sales.

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iOS 4 hardware encryption cracked

David David David David (formerly David 22)

whatever

the author probably wanted to make a portmanteau word from "plod" and "clot".

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Apple to triple iTunes song sample length

David David David David (formerly David 22)

There's no accounting for taste.

Who is this Rihanna of whom you speak any way?

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Hollywood claims Aussie ISP promoted BitTorrent use

David David David David (formerly David 22)

Why not?

yes it's just you.

BitTorrent is the protocol - the others you mention are clients that implement the bittorrent protocol.

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Cops taser Somerset chap's nether regions

David David David David (formerly David 22)

beemer owners

Surely driving a BMW is an offence in itself

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Gov demand for Governator to terminate PunterNet

David David David David (formerly David 22)

Re: Re: Where the hell are the IRA when you need them?

Sarah,

Assassination is a very good political tool (for some value of "good", i suppose). It is a very effective, time-honoured and traditional method of dealing with political "problems".

Dave.

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Incompetence a bigger IT security threat than malign insiders

David David David David (formerly David 22)

@Peter 2 12:22 GMT

Unfortunately, yes.

Most (if not all) managers like fancy external reports so that they can have something shiny to show their own bosses. (Internal reports are also much detailed and show up too much dirt to be shown to higher-ups.) A fancy *IDC* report will persuade the stupid fuckers even though it doesn't actually say anything at all.

David

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Web browser makers line up battleships

David David David David (formerly David 22)

@ Anonymous Coward 12:50 GMT

Who gives a shit about Opera?

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