And It Looks Like There's No Point in Using Google Chrome Anymore

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  1. The Night Funky

    The Night Funky BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Google's going to be killing adblockers.
    So, I'll be switching to using something else as my primary browser. Probably go with Brave, since it's got adblocking built-in.
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  2. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    I use Chrome...if this changes the experience, it will be time to look elsewhere.
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  3. armalyte

    armalyte Unsafe for everyone.

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    Same. When I get annoying ads despite my adblocker I'll quit it.
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  4. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    I don't block ads because I'm spoiled, or entitled, or lazy, or some stupid bullshit, the ads are so fucking obtrusive and memory-greedy they make the internet fucking unusable.
    I have to adblock to be able to goddamned move!
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  5. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Same. It isn't so much ads I object to, it's obnoxious ads. If there's an ad in a banner or a sidebar, that's fine. It's when they're popping up in front of the page content, or playing audio or video without my consent, or slowing down the browsing that I start to go Travis Bickle.
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  6. armalyte

    armalyte Unsafe for everyone.

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    ... such as the youtube ads on mobile. Man those bother me.
  7. The Night Funky

    The Night Funky BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    And if the ad companies would let me tell them the kinds of ads I wanted to see, there wouldn't be this issue. Oh, sure, I can tell them that I don't want to see a specific ad, but none of them give me the choice of saying that I want to see certain ads. For example, I would love to be able to say that there's no point in showing me an ad for a new car, because there's no fucking way I'm going to make payments on a car, given my current financial situation. I can't do that, however. I can tell them to stop showing me ads from XYZ dealership (who isn't located anywhere near I live), but I can't say "Show me ads for cars from these makes, in this price range, within 25 miles of where I live." If I could tell them the specifics of the things that I wanted to see, there's all kinds of ads I'd be clicking on in a heartbeat, but they won't let me do that. Because they think that they know me better than I know myself. Yeah, sure, assholes. Keep telling yourself that, and I'll keep blocking your shit.
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  8. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    many corporate/government/military computers use programs/procedures that only work to full capacity with Chrome so since I have to use it at work it's easier to just follow suit and use it at home too (most of the time anyway).

    Side note I have a question: sometimes I will purchase something in a store (not using a smart phone or other mobile device to research prices or user reviews or whatever since I don't have a smart phone) and the next day I see on my computer ads related to what I bought. :unsure:
    I'm not delusional/paranoid but if I were this would certainly add fuel to the fire! :shock:
  9. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    The internet thinks I’m an elderly gentleman looking for love and help with erectile dysfunction. :(
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  10. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    to be fair, you do put out that vibe! :shrug: I must too (duh) because lonely/lovely women within 2.5 miles of my location are waiting to hear from me now! :yes:
    And these women really get around I guess, because wherever I go I see pictures of the same women and they are still within 2.5 miles of my current location! :huh: Who knew? :shrug:
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    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    don't cry! Pretty women are within 2.5 miles of you too!
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  13. Zombie

    Zombie dead and loving it

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    I switched back to Firefox a few weeks ago. Chrome just wasn't doing it anymore.
  14. Amaris

    Amaris The Aether

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    I use Vivaldi. It's built with Chromium, but has so many more features, and is still lightweight by comparison. Jon von Tetzchner, the same guy who helped found and develop Opera before it became the mess it is today, and his team are behind the development of Vivaldi. It's worth a look.
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  15. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Safari at home, Firefox at work. Chrome only for certain specific uses, like accessing the agency home page for edits and updates.
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    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Yabut, are there four seasonal versions? :chris:
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  17. Amaris

    Amaris The Aether

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    Fisherman's Worf Hamachi is a fish best served cold

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    Makes sense. The same internet believes that I need bigger breasts, cheap and fast.
  20. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Oddly enough, Chrome is the only browser Wordforge work well on here at work. :/