I think washingtonpost.com has some experience with DDOS attacks, which would explain why they're being a bit more cagy.
I hate ads. Period.
There's a reason I paid for my LJ.
That's the obnoxious part. Most ad blockers assume that if you click on a link,
it's okay to do things like open new windows. This forces you to provide the
click in order to read an article, effectively bypassing Adblock and similar software.
Which is diabolical.
I just block ad domains. Even if the window opens, nothing's going to be displayed.
Most adblocking software has a denial list so you don't even have to wait for the window to time out.
Are you using firefox? There's a couple of extensions that will block anything that comes from a particular site. I know I used to block the banner ads on yahoogroups, and it's useful for popups because it blocks the image and doesn't even put a placeholder, so if there *is* a popup, it's so tiny you won't notice it.
I like the way you think.
aww, if i were a geek, i'd destroy them. do your worst, hon!!!
adblock *plus* :)
imagine, lots and lots of left over laptops, installed in cafe's all over... plugged into the building power, perhaps wedged in a couch, or a ceiling tile... always on, always connected, waiting to be randomly told to do something :) mmmMMMmmmm :)
2008-06-10 03:44 am (UTC)
ads and you
the whole reason companies advertise is to get customers to realize that their product or service exists.. sure you could search through thousands of paid listings of companies that already make millions a day...But it is possible that you and other people ignoring these legitamate banner ads and suxh that do not interfere with surfing..like poups pop unders. windows spam. even software that installed itself, programed by a company that paid someone that knew java, which can run on almost all OS... to make the program to get into your computer just to advertise and track what you are looking at. Do yourself a favor and instead of blocking and attacking these people.. give them some sort of feed back.. even if its.. uck you and your ads all over my desktop and infesting my HD!!...even better encourage ethical advertising.. by clicking the ones you like or ARE interested in that have behaved in an acceptable manner..
2008-06-10 04:12 am (UTC)
Re: ads and you
going too far in advertising..companies that pay people to be a walking billboard..it's a great idea. we should be paid for that huge brand name plastered across our clothes, our cars, our cellphones..when u get a text message from a random sender advertising a service.. your phone is private property right? no, not exactly. you are leaseing the phone and it's service. and at anytime unless specified in your TOS which most often is not. You can be sold to an advertising company. You and your contacts on your phone are now fair game. Per your user agreement. that rarely specifies your privacy rights per legal agrement with this service. upon signing this there are no privacy laws that will protect you. Unless you fight for them. hacking a server will only make it worse, it alows them to learn to better protect their assets. And the info you gave them the right to have by "own"ing a celphone or internet service.
On top of this. All communications have been copied and stored in digital and text format since 1993. possibly earlier. we'll before 9/11
And several software progs are remote. there doesn't need to be any physical file or registry entry for them to do this. they simply sniff. Now that everything has an ip. It's even easier. Even your tv watching has been monitored and logged for a long time now. This digital marketing push. Is just another ploy, to get you to buy technology that can better monitor your every move and thought.
Stop thinking about yourself. and start thinking about what you could do to keep us from being a populace under a electronic eye. Where everything we do, is chosen for us. even if you think you may have made the decision yourself.. suggestion is a very powerful tool. advertisers know this. And use this extensivly. It doesn't have to be subliminal. But keep in mind your sub-consious takes in everything.. that small text and quick talk in that col car ad, may not have been understood in a way you could immediatly recall. But you do..don't you? even though you flipped the channel to hitup another ad..you still have that image in mind. your sub-consious plays back the audio for programing into short-term memory and long-term memory.
Th text that is thousands of words, compressed inot barely readable blur at the bottom to protect them from false advertising law suits...your sub-consios has stored in less then a second. you don't even have to read it. the image as a whole is stored.. and your mind will analyz this informations hundreds of thousands of times. and keep this information. For your entire life, unless your injure or wipe your mind in some manner. even then your sub-consious acts as a recovery sector. helping your mind peice things back together as close as possible as it was before.
Again, stop being so selfish, and concentrate your efforts on something that may benefit your entire world. We are in this together wiether you think so or not. Your actions impact others. So don't waste your time on trival things. when so much more needs to be done elsewhere
2010-01-29 05:32 am (UTC)
I use the Ad Block Plus extension for Firefox, but I also use No Script which prevents ANY domain from running a script unless I approve it first. I haven't had any trouble with voicefive... I ended up here because No Script was notifying me that it was blocking a script from voicefive.com so I Googled it to see what it was. Given what I've read, I've obviously now blocked it permanently, without ever seeing a single pop-up window.
2010-01-31 05:57 am (UTC)
I use Microsoft's own tools
On your system you have a HOSTS file. File purpose is to speed up DNS searches by building a table of favored sites with their DNS address. It is the first place your computer looks for any address.
Build an entry with the 4 addresses for voicefive, so that when an item comes in for voicefive it goes RIGHT BACK TO THEM.
Your entry can look like :
But, be careful. Back up your hosts file before any changes.
The best info I have seen on the Hosts File is at:
screw the bad guys!!!!!