Safari having problems with PriusChat

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  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    It soon runs away with 100% CPU. Not sure what is happening.

    Turned on AdBlock at most aggressive settings and problem resolved.

    SPECULATION: Google is trying to kill the Chrome competition.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    I always have as block, so I can’t comment. I tried it without after an upgrade killed the old one, and it was like molasses
     
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    That is a really wild.......and probably unjustified......speculation, since you don't know if there is a similar effect on other browsers too.

    This is why I ABHOR pass-trough ads and refuse to use a site that complains about my ad blocker.

    It is likely something IN one or more of the ads.......or just the sheer number of them.
     
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    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    My first debug was to try Firefox which had no problem. Then I enabled all AdBlocker features and the problem resolved. But I had a 'keyboard redirect' problem at Insideevs a month ago. IMHO, they are becoming too clever leading to more effective blockers.

    As a general rule, I don't like to use ad blockers because web sites like PriusChat make a little income from those ads. But when ads become toxic, time for a new plan.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    if it didn't slow the site down, i wouldn't use one either. but danny refuses to take my money, so i'm not chuffed about it
     
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    I looked into AdBlockers because of Priuschat, some years back: at the time it would not run without an AdBlocker. It's not so bad now, but I don't relish all the ads, using an AdBlocker on my desktop, but not on my phone.
     
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    Ironic that to use Safari browser, the ad makers have/can make it run like cr*p which leads to AdBlockers to make the browser usable. Sometimes called 'the problem of the commons', it is delicious except for the forum like PriusChat trying to make a living.

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    ETC(SS) The other One Percenter.....

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    I've always toggled between Chrome, FF, and Safari and I haven't noticed any unusual behavior with Safari (iOS 13.3) lately.

    However....I live my life unfiltered.
     
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    Never had a problem on my Mac or iPad - More anecdotal evidence
     
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    interestingly, on my macbook, along with safari is a high;ly promoted free ad blocker app

    usually, government intervention is required
     
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    I had many websites load far too slow over my bandwidth-limited internet connection. And metered then too, so ads and scripts were consuming huge portions of my limited allowance.

    My only PriusChat-specific issue was the ad-delivered malware that struck too many other readers -- back then, not recently. I didn't dare let those load onto my machine.
     
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    There is no good reason that it could not happen again tomorrow.......and probably will at some point.

    I have no problem with a "few" ads.
    But bloated and dangerous ads is a whole different matter.
     
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    [QUOTE="sam spade 2, post: 2982412, member: 163338’]
    I have no problem with a "few" ads.
    But bloated and dangerous ads is a whole different matter.[/QUOTE]
    The ones that play video, I really hate.

    Bob Wilson
     
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