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Re: firefox and cnn?



On Mon, 2006-10-09 at 13:39 -0400, tomhorsley adelphia net wrote:
> > It is apparently one of the scripts being run on the page as using the
> > noscript plug-in allows me to view the page (no I haven't tried to watch
> > a video or anything yet.  need someone to test this with all other
> > browsers and t a message to CNNs IT guys.
> 
> I just temporarily renamed the libflashplayer.so file and the spike
> in cpu goes away. Rename it back, and the spike comes back.
> It looks like the flash ad for cisco is doing it (no doubt a clever ploy
> on cisco's part to make your computer act bogged down so their
> consultants can tell you what you need are new routers :-).
You may want to get some extensions for firefox like :

NoScript - Allows you to selectively block or permit scripts per site.
Adblock  - Allows you to block Flash/Images/Frames using wild cards.

These make on-line News reading tolerable.


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