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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdopolis View Post
    I thought flashblock is different from an ad blocker? Doesn't flash block only prevent the Flash stuff from running?
    Correct. I believe ad blockers either point undesirable domain content to 127.0.0.1 or just do not render the content.

    Flash on Linux sucks battery power as all rendering is done by the CPU. My biggest reason for running Flashblock in Firefox/Iceweasel is to conserve battery life. Same with NoScript.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMage89 View Post
    We're *Linux* users, and Flash still runs poorly in every Linux browser except Chromium.
    What do you mean? Chromium also crashes and consumes a lot of cpu power with Flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMage89 View Post
    Also, it's sort of bad form to block ads on an add-supported site, not that I haven't considered it, if the ads continue to be as obnoxious and intrusive as they have been, I'll have to find a way to block them or stop visiting Phoronix altogether.
    Argh! Guilt! I'd been tossing around the idea of subscribing to Phoronix for the last few months and finally did it. $30/year is not bad considering how often I visit the site and the single page view for articles is cool.

    However, I wish Michael would not use Paypal. Paypal irritates me for some reason. Google Checkout perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amphigory View Post
    However, I wish Michael would not use Paypal. Paypal irritates me for some reason. Google Checkout perhaps?
    As far as I know, right now vBulletin's subscription system doesn't integrate with anything but PayPal

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    Hopefully this goes somewhere aside from the bit bucket.
    http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-8494

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    Has something changed already? It feels like the speed doubled

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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    Has something changed already? It feels like the speed doubled
    Nope, nothing should change over till Saturday.

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    All the Slashdot denizens stopped hammering Phoronix finally? :-)

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