Damned Ads!!!

I’ve been having no end of problems with FireFox locking up my GUI in Debian GNU/Linux. “top” always shows a process called Web Content sucking up huge CPU-time and RAM. That sucker would demand gigabytes of resident RAM and after swapping started I had only a few seconds to kill the process. FF could not regain control even after issuing “A web-page is slowing down your computer Wait? Stop it?”. No choice worked. The process took total control.

After much research and tweaking everything I added an “ad-blocker”. Problem solved…

This is ridiculous. I don’t mind advertisers paying for my browsing experience but killing the browser to do it? What’s with that? You advertisers better get your act together or you’re going to kill the web as we know it. I feel sorry for the noble websites funded by ads. They plead with us not to block ads. I don’t want the overhead of sorting advertisers out between the good, the bad and the ugly. I just don’t want to know. My life is too complicated for an old retired guy. Weeds I understand. They’re just doing their thing. I don’t understand advertisers driving markets away.

See also How to Stop Web Browsers from Slowing Down Your Computer

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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