Adblocking, old man yells at cloud 


@drwho I see http as a fundamentally pull protocol, not a push one. If I'm visiting a website in a client that doesn't support images, I'm not blocking images, I'm simply not requesting them, same with all the tracking garbage. It's a misnomer to call it "blocking", I'm just not asking for them. To pretend that that's some kind of hackery and breaking the website, is disingenuous at best, as there's nothing in the way that the web works that requires websites to be packaged in a certain way.

Ultimately, this is why companies are so eager to get "apps" out. It puts them back in control.

So much nope.


@trickster @drwho remember when Netscape 3 and other graphical browsers of the day had a separate Images button to download images in a web page?

@absturztaube @drwho @polychrome @trickster So can ublock Origin in advanced mode! In fact it even has the ability to block elements over a certain size.
@Mikoto @drwho @polychrome @trickster well, i use both. umatrix to prevent stuff loaded from third parties and ublock origin to block more specific things. works pretty well for me so far
@polychrome @drwho @trickster Firefox has that too, although it is kind of hidden. If you click at the lock icon on the location bar, click the > thing (that on hover says show connection info), click more information, and the click the media tab it shows everything that the page loaded and you can shift-click them and press save as to save them all :3
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