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May 10 2005 15:13
FireFox Adblocker

I just discoevered this today, along with the standard Adblocker in FireFox (which rules) you can download this tiny extension which adds to the adblocking facility to get rid of Flash Ads etc.

Just thought i'd let anyone know who didnt know about it smile

Oh and if you are still using IE where you have the choice to use FireFox - you are a dick. tongue

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May 10 2005 15:15

Firefox does indeed rule, I can't believe that I ever used that buggy ad-plagued IE crap.

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May 10 2005 16:47

you serious?

its practical jack, Firefox is a better program cause it doesn't get bugged to shit with spyware like XP despite me using various programs to get rid of it and i'm not stupid with sorting out computers but it drove me fucking mad using IE with XP. Firefox is better. its cleaner. maybe only because less people target it with crap. but that'll do for now.

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May 10 2005 16:50

roll eyes Jack come off it, there's no way anyone can defend IE, its a piece of crap. Through and through.

And fire fox has a better name smile

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May 10 2005 16:58

yeah, i was like that with my computer. going for it without protection. and for years nothing happened....

then suddenly, inevitably, IE fucked to shit. believe me, if you don't take precautions and use Firefox those unpleasant surprises are hard to get rid of.

(and how long does it take to download and install Firefox online. a minute? you don't have to pay. it runs alongside IE... could there be more?)

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May 10 2005 16:59

Jack I agreed with you, until my PC got filled with shit and stopped working. Had to download firefox cos IE died too - it is so so good!

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May 10 2005 17:00

See if you never try and you never find out why..

Firefox runs faster, has tabs which are possibly the best browser thing ever, has the great adblocking stuff and isnt a struggle to use like I.E. with its endless security holes etc.

Firefox is just as much integrated with the rest of windows and everything in it.

The difference is by using FireFox you are supporting open source ground level developers who are ultimately the people who make the whole computer world come togther.

And WMP is shit.. Winamp kicks its ass Mr. T

edit// yeah of course jack i was like you for ages, and i still am with some programs, but once you start using altrenative programs, you start to realise how better it is!

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May 10 2005 17:01

and of course if you're browsing libcom - or indeed the CAG website - you see red n black star at the top of every page 8)

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May 10 2005 17:05
Jack wrote:
I've used IE on my computer at home for 2 1/2 years (with XP). Never reinstalled windows. I spend WAY too much time on the 'net. It's not got buggered up yet.

What will you wacky techno-hippies think of next?

grin

"I've spent me 'ole life smokin' and it ain't done me no 'arm!"

Yes, Microsoft Kills. neutral

Don't inhale.

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May 10 2005 17:10

roll eyes

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May 10 2005 17:12

sad boy. you don't think good ole bill employed/ripped off hippies to write his commercial crap then?

no, he spent hours of labour on it himself. obviously.

opensource software is good. i wouldn't use a lot of it until it works with windows but firefox does. its your loss.

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May 10 2005 17:22

I think I still might prefer opera as a browser its got some good features that firefox doesn't, although I am using firefox at the moment, thats just because it came pre-installed and I couldn't be arsed to download opera so I cant prefer it that much.

Just to add another IE is shite comment, IE is shite. It renders pages incorectly, it doesn't follow W3C guidelines, its got huge security issues, its only just got a pop up blocker and its so crap you can't set it to allow pop ups you clicked a link to get up, as rkn says it doesn't allow tabbed browsing, which firefox/mozilla and opera have been doing for years and It doesn't display XML properly, all in all its the biggest pile of shite in the world (except front page *shudders*).

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May 10 2005 17:40

faster, jack. much faster.

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May 10 2005 17:41
Jack wrote:
It's not some deep ideological choice.

Are you sure? Giant corporate monopoly versus anarchic programmers?

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May 10 2005 17:55
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Are you sure? Giant corporate monopoly versus anarchic programmers?

Mozilla and the bloke who wrote firefox aren't anarchic, they are themselves quite a large corporation too. Well the bloke isn't a large corporation, but you know what I mean.

I'm gonna go and try and find the bit on user friendly when they start taking the piss out of IE and then try and take the piss out of mozilla afterwards..... Scurries off.

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May 10 2005 18:23

And we all know what people who do THAT are called.

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May 10 2005 18:26
Jack wrote:
drink coke / eat at McDonalds / wear Nike for political reasons.

I do none of those three, but that's because they're shit (liquid burgers must look like shit), not for political reasons.

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May 11 2005 12:33
redyred wrote:
And we all know what people who do THAT are called.

Vegans? grin

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May 11 2005 13:13
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Not using MS for political reasons would be like refusing to drink coke / eat at McDonalds / wear Nike for political reasons.

I can't quite work out where you're coming from here Jack. Firefox is more reliable, doesn't get infested by spyware and has extra features. Where's the problem? Politics is irrelevant here so why are you mentioning hippy shit etc? You sound like you're supporting big business just for the sake of it, rather than candidly slapping down other people like they're attatching some deep ideological purpose, which I presume is what you're aiming for.

It's bollocks to say 95% of IE users think it's unproblematic, I'd say it's more like the opposite from my experience, but most people are far too technophobic/misinformed to switch. I've never had any problems reading any IE-based page with Firefox (I have however had all sorts of problems reading pages with IE). Also most IE use is corporate, with an anti-opensource agenda, and it is a monopolisitc package given away with computers so playing the 'it's popular for a reason' card is ridiculous.

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May 11 2005 13:44

He's just being "controversial" wink

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May 11 2005 15:08

Jacks all about the image.

As someone said above windows media player classic rules for vids, beats VLC imo...

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May 11 2005 15:21

I REALLY want one of those. They look amazing. I was sat next to some suit on the tube who was playing with one- they are technically fucking brilliant.

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May 11 2005 15:35

yeah, thats what the guy was playing. I couldnt beleive what i was seeing.

Are they really only 170?

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May 11 2005 15:42

Jack's a hypocrit too - otherwise why did he not get an iPod, huh?

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May 11 2005 16:17

Good I like it, it does work (For once!)

Cheers for the heads up. grin

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May 11 2005 16:22

One big political difference between IE and Mozilla is that mozilla is communal property. Without some major change in the law the existing firefox code can never be kept secret or claimed as property by anyone. I or anyone else will always be able to copy the program freely and make changes freely. Those are key freedoms, we don't want the internet to go the way of TV and radio.

(the bit about property isn't strictly true in a legal sense but it is true in a practical sense)

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May 11 2005 17:34
Jack wrote:

I've personally had FAR FAR more problems reading pages whenever I've used Firefox than using IE. So more me, IE has been far more consistent.

The reason pages break in Firefox, Opera or some other browsers is because its poor coding, the reason you can view them in IE is because its a poor browser, So we should all stick to writing badly coded websites because people are so stuck in their mindset, or lazy, that they cant be bothered to change browsers to one that follows protocol.

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May 11 2005 17:49
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Uh, see the post I quoted?

Yeah I saw the quote, it was irrelevant so simply stick to the point, which is the relative reliability etc. I swear the word disassociate seems to be alien to these boards roll eyes.

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I've never, ever, not once, heard anyone complain about IE who wasn't either a geek or an activist.

Really? Because I can't code and sure as hell have no particular ideological adherence to Linux, neither does my brother (although what precisely is right with supporting closed code over opensource I still don't understand, do you also support the parallel concepts of Intellectual Property law?). If people don't complain it's because they are unaware that there is an alternative, not because they are giving a mass vote to Microsoft, that's a fucking crap piece of analysis.

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Exactly. It comes with most computers, and it works. Hence, there's no reason to change.

Capitalism: It comes with most economies, and I'm doing fine, hence, no reason to change. Did you miss the concept that in order to place improvements on an existing system you need to push it (or simply continue with a shit system) or are you just being dense?

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May 11 2005 17:54

i have changed my mind. i agree entirely with Jack. the earth is flat.

grin

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May 11 2005 18:01

Yes thankyou Jack it wasn't an exact comparison. The point I was making was that if everyone simply said 'it's fine as it is' despite a new system having better ideas, more stability and indeed a better base for future change (and is thus an improvement) simply because the old one is working okay for you, there would be no point in trying to change anything. As such you're simply being a reactionary twat.

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May 11 2005 18:15

Firefox - Less malware, runs faster, open source, huge numbers of handy plugins available.

IE - Came with your computer.

Yeah, I can totally see why you might use IE roll eyes