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Use /etc/hosts to block ads at the local level
Authored by: nvdingo on Nov 15, '05 10:49:21AM

My one exception to ad blocking on sites i visit frequently, is sites that use ad hosts that take FOREVER to load.
Thankfully, macosxhints does not have any of these ads, therefore, i don't block any of them.

But, i like to read gpf-comics and superosity every morning. keenspot (which hosts both) unfortunately has one of these super slow to load ad setups.

when they load, you can look in the activity viewer in safari to find out what is taking so long. those are the hosts that i block. Their loading of javascript ads has taken upwards of 5 minutes.

sorry, but you got blocked.



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