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Starting off 2018 with your usual round-up of everything that's happening in cycling...
 

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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Leviathan [2902 posts] 1 week ago
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Hmm? Something about Aru?

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sunnyape [34 posts] 1 week ago
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Hmm? Something about a video?

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cyclisto [345 posts] 1 week ago
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This live blog articles with promising descriptions and no content or even link, really amaze me. I wonder why I keep clicking on them.

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fukawitribe [2082 posts] 1 week ago
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cyclisto wrote:

This live blog articles with promising descriptions and no content or even link, really amaze me. I wonder why I keep clicking on them.

Adblocker ? You don't see the articles with Adblock activated.

 

That said when it's not activated the articles are there but they'll be overlaid with enormous video adverts and fake Facebook screens....

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mikeymustard [18 posts] 1 week ago
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fukawitribe wrote:
cyclisto wrote:

This live blog articles with promising descriptions and no content or even link, really amaze me. I wonder why I keep clicking on them.

Adblocker ? You don't see the articles with Adblock activated.

 

That said when it's not activated the articles are there but they'll be overlaid with enormous video adverts and fake Facebook screens....

Yeah, and take 4x  longer to load!

While I understand the magazine has to get revenue from somewhere, I dont appreciate them eating up my bandwidth; at least there are only 9(!) adverts on this page, a certain other onine 'zine that might be on your "Radar"  has begun to block me completely: greedy bastards can keep their crappy rag  if they're gonna squeeze 23 ads onto one page!

Time to ramp up the ad blocker arms race with an ad blocker that stops websites blocking the ad blocker from blocking !

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FluffyKittenofT... [1930 posts] 1 week ago
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I don't even have an ad blocker and still see nothing.

 

Mind you, I do have a script-blocker, so I suppose that must be having the same effect.

 

Thing is, every time I turn off scriptblocking (or, when I used to use it, adblocking) its never very long before I encounter a situation on some site or other that I visit where visitors have been infected with malware from a hijacked advert.  Not only are many adverts ridiculously intrusive, but the way they get served up seems to create a significant security hole on otherwise trustworthy websites.  I just don't feel its worth the risk.

 

And why do sites have _so many_ scripts running?  Just screeds of them, most of which don't seem to do anything of any use to the end-user.  The web is suffering from bloat.  The more powerful browsing devices get, the more unnecessary crap web developers add to use up those CPU cycles.

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Jitensha Oni [98 posts] 1 week ago
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For me (I’m on a Mac), it’s only the browser I’ve set running adblock that prevents the page loading. It loads fine on the others and without over-intrusive ads. I guess the script blocker is doing the same for FKoT (totally agree with their last paragraph btw).

Anyway for those that are not seeing it on this site, check this
https://twitter.com/Trudgin/status/947964249720094722