Found A Good Ad-Blocker

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  1. Devoidarex

    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    Don't know if this has been posted before, but I've been using PithHelmet (<-- click) for a while.

    It works really well, integrates into Safari and I rarely see a single ad on the pages I visit.

    Worth a try for those of you who hate those distracting ads that are getting more and more pervasive, even on higher-quality sites.
     
  2. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    Hmmm interesting, but I haven't found that to be much of a problem... (especially compared to windows.)
     
  3. Devoidarex

    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    It's not for pop-up ads so much as just the regular ads that you see embedded on each webpage you visit.

    They all go bye-bye.
     
  4. Apothis

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    FF + adblock (and noscript if you wanna go even further)
    /nuffsaid
     
  5. Devoidarex

    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    Nope. Safari > FF on OSX.

    And I use Opera + AdMuncher on my PC.
     
  6. RyanL

    RyanL OT Supporter

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    Firefox + Adblock Plus + Filterset.g Autoupdate
     
  7. Apothis

    Apothis New Member

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    Safari sucks almost as much as Opera. :fawk:
    FF is where the POWER is at. (see: extensions)
     
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    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    Opera doesn't need extensions to do what FF does. Nuff said.

    Safari works better than FF on OSX. Nuff said.
     
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    i love safari. browser of choice for most apple users id say.
     
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    Apothis New Member

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    1. For somethings, true. For most, not.
    2. Like Opera, Safari is a nicely polished (but limited) product. But Ill take functional power and options over that any day.
     
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    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    I don't buy this claim that Safari/Opera are "polished" but lacking in functionality.

    For me, both are fast, stable, and do EXACTLY what I want them to do. Wow. Functionality and polish in one package.

    Just what the doctor ordered.
     
  12. ppops

    ppops mark webber = teh future

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    Thanks!!

    I'll be using this....
     
  13. JustSurvive

    JustSurvive New Member

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    Are there any good blockers for Camino?
     
  14. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    how are you liking camino? i found safari seemed to be better IMO.
     
  15. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    I had loaded Camino and started using it more and more over Firefox 1.06 until I loaded Deer Park and now I can't go back. I think Deer Park runs better under OS X than Camino and being able to move tabs around freely = win.
     
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    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    soooo you're saying to give deer park a try?
     
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    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    If you're not averse to running beta software, go for it. :bigthumb:
     
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    I liked both, I just use Camino.
     
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