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Re: X-10 and like behaviour.

  • From: James Thomason
  • Date: Thu Jul 19 13:07:56 2001

> There are a few windows programs that claim to block popups.  X10 even

I have been using the free Adextinguisher on windows at 
http://adext.magenet.net/ for quite some time.  No X-10 here, or any other
ads for that matter.

Regards, 
James


> recommends them for people who don't want to get their ads, which
> surprised me since it pretty much admits that they know they're
> harassing people to the point of installing special software just to
> get some X10 ad relief.  Seems like a poor way to get name recognition
> to me ("X10?  Oh yeah... they do those really annoying ads, and made
> me buy special software just to be rid of them.  Ooh, I think I'll buy
> something from them posthaste!").
> 
> I just did:
> 
>   echo "127.0.0.1 ads.x10.com" >> /etc/hosts
> 
> which solves half of the problem (I get an empty popup).
> 
> David
> 
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