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Comment Re:Three cheers for selfishness! (Score 1) 78

RTFM may or may not be useful, depending on how you say it. If that's all you say, then yes, it's useless. But if you provide a link to TFM (or maybe a chapter/section number of a readily-accessible book) then you are pointing someone at the right answer without doing his work for him.

This is especially important if the question is (or appears to be) someone's homework assignment.


Journal Journal: Ad blocking on the cheap 1

One way to block web-ads without buying any expensive software is to use the proxy-autoconfig file that most web browsers support. This file is a JavaScript script that every URL gets filtered through. The script returns the address of a proxy server for handling the URL or "DIRECT" if the URL should not be proxied.

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