My Chrome browser has been getting slower and slower under the weight of online ads, so today I installed AdBlock (H/T MJM, or Tom, a few months back). It was dead easy to do, and installed very quickly.
And then, amazingly, all the ads disappeared. And my browser stopped hanging up. Some sites that are particularly ad-heavy – breitbart.com, for example – now load very quickly.
AdBlock is free, but they ask for a voluntary donation towards their five-man team. I was so pleased that I was more than happy to make a donation. They said that only 1% of users ever did that.
Furthermore, I’m more than happy to post this plug for AdBlock on my blog.
Chris Snowdon reports that the following ‘study’ simply doesn’t exist.
I really think that whenever they want to promote some new health scare, they always claim that whatever it is – smoking, alcohol, meat, sugar, salt, butter, chocolate sponge pudding – CAUSES CANCER.
In the end, when more or less everything is claimed to cause cancer, nobody will believe any of the claims – including the granddaddy of them all: Smoking Causes Lung Cancer.
And they’ll stop reading print publications like i (which I think is all that’s left of the Independent) that push these scares. I stopped reading the Independent about 10 years ago when it started running AGW scare stories.
And they’ll start demanding that Tobacco Control Must Be Destroyed, as I regularly do.