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post #131 of 151 (permalink) Old 01-31-2019, 11:38 AM
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i tried brave for a few days and then uninstalled it. ofc any "new" browser installation will feel snappier - its like that everytime.

however opera naively squashes ads much better; no pop ups! and i get an annoying pop up telling me my user name and password if i am not logged in.

and brave rewards? sounds more like rewards for being a nice lab rat. no thanks.

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Your definition seems strangely tailored to meet the argument you're making. It's very different from my own and most other people's.
It is to an extent (then again most power users do things different than most people) but, and I'll say this without bias or trying to push any agenda; if you do go into the venues where "serious computer people" hang out, e.g the newsgroups, nix/bsd forums, sysadmin/coding/stack exchange forums you will find that line of thought to be the general consensus.

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Coincidentally, it also means only Firefox users are power users. If that's the case, I'll happily be a "casual".
Not necessarily, but I bet if there was some kind of survey done you would find that more of the top level (top level in computer-fu world) users probably use Firefox over any of the other mainstream options. You could take this as anecdotal evidence, but I can wholeheartedly say that in those venues I just listed, almost nobody runs Chrome or anything else as their daily driver browser, it's the fox or fox derivatives like Palemoon/Waterfox/Tor.

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You could make that argument because of the source control though. Those in that kind of environment are likely going to find a fork that works for them or make their own...

That being said I also know a lot of people the fork off of chromium

Personally I care less about the browser as I am about the actual traffic itself...

I'll personally stick to chrome because it have everything configured the way I want and see no legitimate reason to switch.

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FYI, I just discovered https://www.overclockers.com/forums/ which doesn't appear to have as much traffic as here though there are some smart people there, but sure performs a lot better and isn't overrun with ads. It appears to be based on vbulletin.

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Pi Hole it! Here is a look at my hole for the last 24.
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Pi Hole it! Here is a look at my hole for the last 24.
Truly beautiful. Quantifies all the time and resources stolen from me by the scumsuckers developing today's web

Took literally 30 mins to set up.



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Pi Hole it! Here is a look at my hole for the last 24.
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Truly beautiful. Quantifies all the time and resources stolen from me by the scumsuckers developing today's web

Took literally 30 mins to set up.

Is there a newbie guide to set pi hole up?


I have zero knowledge on how to do it.

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Is there a newbie guide to set pi hole up?


I have zero knowledge on how to do it.

Take look here - https://pi-hole.net/. I am running it on a Raspberry Pi 1 B.
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Take look here - https://pi-hole.net/. I am running it on a Raspberry Pi 1 B.
The github page doesn't tell a whole lot.


I have no experience with linux either... Is it possible to run on an old windows machine?

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The github page doesn't tell a whole lot.

I have no experience with linux either... Is it possible to run on an old windows machine?

Here are the prereqs - https://docs.pi-hole.net/main/prereq...rating-systems



You can run it on almost anything but the os has to be -
  • Raspbian: Jessie / Stretch
  • Ubuntu: 16.04 / 16.10
  • Fedora: 27 / 28
  • Debian: 8 / 9
  • CentOS: 7 (not ARM)
You could try getting virtualbox going and then a virtual instance running one of those, give it a static ip and then set a pc to use that IP as the primary DNS server address. You can then start watching it happen. After testing you can set all your wifi and hardwired IPV4 and 6 for your stuff to that or you can setup DHCP at router so you don't have to make any changes to workstations/gamestations/phones/tvs etc... I have also setup a secondary RPi 1 dns server. That way I can unplug or disconnect either one and there is no interrupt. The advantage to setting DNS server address at PC is that if Pi Hole fails (haven't seen it happen yet) you would just need to reset to Obtain DNS address automagically. Otherwise you will have to make change at router, but that change would cover everything on network and you wouldn't have to change each back if there is a problem. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. The secondary DNS Pi Hole pretty much eliminates that though. The new RPi 3 B+ is 29.00 at Microcenter.

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