i'm too lazy to run noscript effectively, but httpseverywhere and adblock mostly get the job done. I had no idea how god awful the internet without adblock was until i had to troubleshoot my mothers computer.
i'm sorry masnick, not for you, not for anyone. i'll buy your schwag, but i wouldn't whitelist my grandmas forum on quilting, if my grandma knew what the internet was.
Amen. Awhile back, some random people and i on a forum, managed to reconstruct an entire series that had been printed in the 70's, like 5 books, over the course of 6 months, in .txt files .pdf's and other wierdness, were hosted, and shared, and spread widely enough to insure that they'd never be lost again.
And at the end we felt damned good. We felt like archivists, who had preserved something awesome, and made sure that it would be there for someone to stumble across down the road. It made the jump from tree to data, and will be remembered. I don't feel like a thief, it was a labor of love.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to watch comedy as a concept die, I can assure you it's me sitting in a freezing room explaining to two angry government agents why "murder-boner" is an inherently more richly comedic pairing of words than "death-erection."
this wins the internet for the day. i'm turning off my computer and going to bed, because nothing will beat this quote.