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  •  I second that (1+ / 0-)
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    Timaeus

    I still use an IBM Aptiva bought in 1997. It's pretty much a glorified word provessor now, but it's a damned good one!

    My "new" computer is an IBM Net Vista bought in 2002... or maybe 2003, don't remember. It runs Win 2K, and never gives me much trouble. Well except this site is loading slower and slower with all the ads and petition pop ups, which is why I'm tending to stay away lately.

    I was sick when I learned Big Blue wasn't making PCs anymore

    I know I need a newer comp soon. Probably bow to a laptop, but I won't be happy with the newer OS and browsers that were designed with the advertisers in mind. Just another sign of the Late, Great USA.

    Meddle not in the affairs of dragons... for thou art crunchy and good with ketchup.

    by Pariah Dog on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 09:13:21 AM PST

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    •  I would receommend Firefox (3+ / 0-)
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      Pariah Dog, Eyesbright, Timaeus

      with the "NoScript" addon since it allows you to pick what Javascript code can run on your browser. This makes the site snappy again.

      But, finding it for W2K might be a problem.

      •  I use Firefox now (0+ / 0-)

        and have been for several years. How do I find this no script addon?

        I can't update it anymore because all the new fangled things require a newer OS (so it tells me). But there must be a way to jigger things as they are so I don't get all this crap on Kos.

        Meddle not in the affairs of dragons... for thou art crunchy and good with ketchup.

        by Pariah Dog on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 11:35:08 AM PST

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          Eyesbright

          Tools-->Add-ons

          Pick "Get Add-ons" from left.

          Type in "Noscript" into the search field (upper right) and it should list the add-on which you can then install (provided it supports the version off FF you are running).

          This add-on by default disables all Javascript on a site which kills ads dead. You can they select from the list to allow some sites to run for functionality.

          You do have to pick and choose experimentally, since some scripts run things like the posting function here at DK. In a pinch, you can pick "Temporarily allow all on this page" and turn things off one at a time.

          Generally turning off anything with Google in the title crushes ads and pop ups.

          Let me know if that helps or you have questions. You can contact me by email at david(at)plan9.org with questions.

          •  Thanks (0+ / 0-)

            I looked it all over, but it said I needed version 3.0.something and as I said I've tried to upgrade and it's a no go.

            I was poking around my version too though and it looks like I might be able to do the same thing with it. Will look into it tomorrow when I have more time to study.

            Thanks again. I love Kos, but it's been pretty damed annoying the last year or so, and I can't afford a subscription yet.

            Meddle not in the affairs of dragons... for thou art crunchy and good with ketchup.

            by Pariah Dog on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 02:20:36 PM PST

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