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  •  4 points *and* a followup (none)
    For you, my good man.  That was highly entertaining, in large part because it was so true.

    I think that ultimately it's a good thing that we can't edit or delete posts.  Once you hit Post, it is what it is, and it's there for (effectively) forever.  Some kind of duplicate-prevention logic would be nice, though.

    Now that you're hooked on tabbed browsing, you should try:

    Tabbrowser Preferences

    You won't believe the stuff you can do with tabs once you install this one.

    Mouse Gestures

    Back button?  I don't need no stinkin' back button!  Hold right mouse button, click left button, voila.  Back one page.  Literally 50x faster than clicking the Back button.

    Adblock

    Lipstick on a pig?  Not on my screen!

    -AG

    Bull Moose Progressive
    Supporter of self-defense rights for responsible citizens

    by AlphaGeek on Thu Nov 18, 2004 at 09:28:15 PM PST

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    •  Thanks for the tips! (none)
      I will try those plug-ins.  re: the adblocker, my Foxfire has a default setting that lets you choose graphics from any particular site and always/never display them.  I chose "never" for dKos and the ugly pig lips disappeared.  The text of the ads still appears, but now at the very bottom of the page. This does not appear to affect graphics from other sites that people display in comments (using the [img src=...] html code), which is a good thing.  I will try the actual adblocker plugin soon, however.
      •  adblocker is different, it really works (none)
        I doesn't block graphics, it only blocks ads. You can load in a script that folks keep updated with filters for all the known ad services and with keywords and other tricks to identify ads as opposed to legitimate content. It doesn't put ugly placeholders instead of the ads, it simply maintains the page layout with white space in their place.

        You have the ability with a click to choose to see a blocked ad, or to block an ad that was missed by the filter. And it all works transparently, accessible with the right-click menu.

        While we're talking about Firfox extensions (which is what they are, not plug-ins which are different, like adobe reader or the flash player), I also recommend BugMeNot. It allows you to register on free-but-subscription-required newssites, like the NYTimes or LATimes, without giving out personal information or bothering with filing out forms.

        There are many other terrific extensions to check out. Just go to https:/update.mozilla.org/extensions

        Incidentally, Firefox extensions are trivially easy to install - you just click on the install link and it all happens automatically, while you are browsing. Keeping them updated is a cinch, as well.

        Firefox is a wonderful example of how open-development peer-production works over the Net. People working together in a decentralized, nonhirarchical way, for no pay or even credit, create a collaborative output that is superior to armies of the best-paid professional commercial programmers. And it all happens outside the traditional capitalist economic system of "markets and firms".

        "The problems of today will not be solved by the same thinking that produced the problems in the first place" - Albert Einstein

        by galiel on Fri Nov 19, 2004 at 08:41:16 AM PST

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