[kwlug-disc] DuckDuckGo.com -- an alternate search engine

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Tue Jul 27 20:02:13 EDT 2010


On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 7:43 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 07/27/2010 7:31 PM:
>
>  A technology in and of itself may be cool and useful. How it ends up being
>> used may be a different story: e.g. ads that suck the life out of your CPU
>> and bandwidth, spam in your email, Phishing, ...etc.
>>
>> Javascript (and Flash) are the reason why wildly popular FireFox
>> extensions such as NoScript and AdBlock exist.
>>
>
> (-:
>
> Would it be counter-intuitive for Google to allow an ad-block add-on to
> exist in Chrome? (Chromium?)
>
> Hmmm.


There are extensions for Chromium that do ad block and Flash block.
I am using them.

There are many more ...

Perhaps Google realizes that the tech-savvy/paranoid group are too tiny to
be
significant to its revenues? Dunno ...
-- 
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
http://2bits.com
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
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