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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 10:17 am    Post subject:

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My Internet speed

Internet speed test
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21.1
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Testing upload...
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Mbps download

21.1

Mbps upload

Latency: 37 ms
Server: Los Angeles
Your Internet connection is very fast.

Your Internet connection should be able to handle multiple devices streaming HD videos, video conferencing, and gaming at the same time.


Your latency is pretty high considering you're running a test on an LA server(I assume you're in socal)? On wifi it should be around 10-20ms and it should be 1ms on lan.

My ISP is Spectrum, they use cable. I think my buffering and freezing problems stem from cable. It's my understanding fiber-optics is faster with less freezing and buffering. ATT is installing cable in my area. When it's available I'll switch.


Yes its cable but are you connected wirelessly to your internet or wired? 37 MS is pretty high but I guess for general browsing you won't notice it.


I'm connected with a modem. I know very little about Internet connections and their workings.


Then you're on wired I'm guessing. Your ms should be 1 if you're testing in LA. Maybe its just a prime time usage for Spectrum.
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 10:35 am    Post subject:

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AV software and things like ccleaner are largely unnecessary these days and a drag a lot a lot of computers. Microsoft's built in solutions are perfectly fine. This is what I tell everyone whose computer's I've fixed. Don't be stupid ie stop clicking on emails promising you 25k a month working from home.


Funniest thing i've heard in a while. Microsoft software is trash in general. Relying on Microsoft's built in solutions to protect/maintain one's computer is laughable considering they have not even figured out how to do updates without requiring reboots yet. AV is necessary (especially if you are using Windows). CCleaner is a great program and completely unrelated to the pop-up software and emailed/phishing programs you see.


You are thinking of the previous iterations of windows built in solutions. It has improved tremendously to the point of matching industry standards without the bloat. Ccleaner doesnt do anything that windows already doesnt.

This sounds reminiscent of people bashing windows vista when they were trying to use it on their 400 dollar e-machines computers.


Nah, i'm not thinking of previous iterations of Windows since i have to use the latest versions for my work. Improving from absolute garbage is not really notable or worthy of great praise. Would be curious to know what "industry standards" Windows is now up to par with considering Microsoft has consistently tried to deviate from industry standards throughout its history. Security has largely been an afterthought for Microsoft, so forgoing a third-party AV is an unnecessary risk. Same for ad-blockers. Obviously, you do not want to run multiple AVs simultaneously since that would be overkill and cause problems, but there is a reasonable use case for a third-party AV on Windows.

Also, since you implied hardware might be the problem, i am running dual SSDs (one nvme m.2 and one 2.5" - 1.5TB total with ~50% utilization) with 48GB of DDR4 RAM (utilization varies depending on how many VMs i run) and an i7-7700k quad core running at 4.2GHz that is liquid cooled.

CCleaner may not do anything that Windows 10 cannot do. That is not the point. The point is that CCleaner aggregates several cleanup activities that non-technical people could not be bothered (or would just confuse themselves or cause more damage) trying to find/use.


Might want to read up on articles about windows AV the past few years. It might not be perfect but it ranks at the top. Its also free and doesn't come with bloatware.

I'm not blaming your hardware at all. Just pointing out that the criticism of Microsoft's internal AV package is similar to that of Vista criticism. Misunderstood and unwarranted.

For software that is supposed make it easier for people to do things it sure it does a lot of underhanded things as well like as well like track user data, trying to sneak extra bloatware in. Did you know hackers hid malware in ccleaner a few years ago and it was unknowingly distributed? Running diskcleanup/clearing cookies takes literally 10 seconds to do and its highly advisable not to delete/change registry files if you don't know what you're doing even if ccleaner is doing it for you.


I have personally never seen built-in AV in Windows ranked on par with third party ones, which also have free versions with no bloat. Even in corporate environments, we run AV and other threat prevention tools, which implies that the built-in Microsoft protection is inadequate.

In terms of hackers distributing malware in CCleaner years ago, that may have been prevented if more PCs ran third-party AV instead of relying on Windows to protect them. With regards to tracking user data, you should not be using Windows at all if that is a concern since Microsoft is doing that already.

In terms of messing with registry entries, i agree with you 100%.
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 12:12 pm    Post subject:

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AV software and things like ccleaner are largely unnecessary these days and a drag a lot a lot of computers. Microsoft's built in solutions are perfectly fine. This is what I tell everyone whose computer's I've fixed. Don't be stupid ie stop clicking on emails promising you 25k a month working from home.


Funniest thing i've heard in a while. Microsoft software is trash in general. Relying on Microsoft's built in solutions to protect/maintain one's computer is laughable considering they have not even figured out how to do updates without requiring reboots yet. AV is necessary (especially if you are using Windows). CCleaner is a great program and completely unrelated to the pop-up software and emailed/phishing programs you see.


You are thinking of the previous iterations of windows built in solutions. It has improved tremendously to the point of matching industry standards without the bloat. Ccleaner doesnt do anything that windows already doesnt.

This sounds reminiscent of people bashing windows vista when they were trying to use it on their 400 dollar e-machines computers.


Nah, i'm not thinking of previous iterations of Windows since i have to use the latest versions for my work. Improving from absolute garbage is not really notable or worthy of great praise. Would be curious to know what "industry standards" Windows is now up to par with considering Microsoft has consistently tried to deviate from industry standards throughout its history. Security has largely been an afterthought for Microsoft, so forgoing a third-party AV is an unnecessary risk. Same for ad-blockers. Obviously, you do not want to run multiple AVs simultaneously since that would be overkill and cause problems, but there is a reasonable use case for a third-party AV on Windows.

Also, since you implied hardware might be the problem, i am running dual SSDs (one nvme m.2 and one 2.5" - 1.5TB total with ~50% utilization) with 48GB of DDR4 RAM (utilization varies depending on how many VMs i run) and an i7-7700k quad core running at 4.2GHz that is liquid cooled.

CCleaner may not do anything that Windows 10 cannot do. That is not the point. The point is that CCleaner aggregates several cleanup activities that non-technical people could not be bothered (or would just confuse themselves or cause more damage) trying to find/use.


Might want to read up on articles about windows AV the past few years. It might not be perfect but it ranks at the top. Its also free and doesn't come with bloatware.

I'm not blaming your hardware at all. Just pointing out that the criticism of Microsoft's internal AV package is similar to that of Vista criticism. Misunderstood and unwarranted.

For software that is supposed make it easier for people to do things it sure it does a lot of underhanded things as well like as well like track user data, trying to sneak extra bloatware in. Did you know hackers hid malware in ccleaner a few years ago and it was unknowingly distributed? Running diskcleanup/clearing cookies takes literally 10 seconds to do and its highly advisable not to delete/change registry files if you don't know what you're doing even if ccleaner is doing it for you.


I have personally never seen built-in AV in Windows ranked on par with third party ones, which also have free versions with no bloat. Even in corporate environments, we run AV and other threat prevention tools, which implies that the built-in Microsoft protection is inadequate.

In terms of hackers distributing malware in CCleaner years ago, that may have been prevented if more PCs ran third-party AV instead of relying on Windows to protect them. With regards to tracking user data, you should not be using Windows at all if that is a concern since Microsoft is doing that already.

In terms of messing with registry entries, i agree with you 100%.


Well if we're talking in corporate terms then yes I would absolutely run AV but if we're talking about the average user's home pc. I just dont think its necessary given the cost and everything else that goes with it.

In regards to Ccleaner. I'm just not a fan of software that pushes you to install bloatware and to buy their premium subscription model every chance they get. Everything it does Windows does.
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 11:45 pm    Post subject:

jodeke you should remove your PC's case cover and use compressed air to blow out the dust clumps that are most certainly clogging up your fans and cards. That would be much more productive than any software "maintenance" that you could perform on your porn and toolbar-addled machine.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2021 7:52 am    Post subject:

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jodeke you should remove your PC's case cover and use compressed air to blow out the dust clumps that are most certainly clogging up your fans and cards. That would be much more productive than any software "maintenance" that you could perform on your porn and toolbar-addled machine.

Thanks for reminding me. I don't download porn, too many viruses.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2021 10:28 am    Post subject:

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jodeke you should remove your PC's case cover and use compressed air to blow out the dust clumps that are most certainly clogging up your fans and cards. That would be much more productive than any software "maintenance" that you could perform on your porn and toolbar-addled machine.


dinosaur porn??
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2021 11:31 am    Post subject:

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jodeke you should remove your PC's case cover and use compressed air to blow out the dust clumps that are most certainly clogging up your fans and cards. That would be much more productive than any software "maintenance" that you could perform on your porn and toolbar-addled machine.

Thanks for reminding me. I don't download porn, too many viruses.


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jodeke you should remove your PC's case cover and use compressed air to blow out the dust clumps that are most certainly clogging up your fans and cards. That would be much more productive than any software "maintenance" that you could perform on your porn and toolbar-addled machine.

Thanks for reminding me. I don't download porn, too many viruses.


We see the distinction you're making Jodeke

(just messing with ya!)
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jodeke you should remove your PC's case cover and use compressed air to blow out the dust clumps that are most certainly clogging up your fans and cards. That would be much more productive than any software "maintenance" that you could perform on your porn and toolbar-addled machine.

Thanks for reminding me. I don't download porn, too many viruses.


We see the distinction you're making Jodeke

(just messing with ya!)

Awww shucky ducky, you kicked the covers off.
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Switch to SSD if you can, and you will notice a considerable speed boost in your older PC. Ensure you are still receiving Windows (or whatever OS you have) updates, especially security patches. If you are not, I would recommend at least upgrading your OS. I use Avast and CCleaner periodically.

What issues are you seeing with your current PC (what do you mean by changes screens in a blink)?

I'm not having any issues. I'm wondering how many are performing necessary maintenance and what methods they're using to perform maintenance. I'm open to suggestions.

I'm running Microsoft Windows 10 OC. I mean it changes with a click, no hesitation.

I go with thinking a computer has to go through history to get to where you want it to go. If history is crowded it takes more time to get there. So I try to keep the plate as clean as possible. I liken it to washing your hands.


Clearing your browser history and cache frequently will slow down performance, not speed it up, since your browser will be required to fetch/load the entire website every time you browse after clearing your cache. You may not notice if your internet connection is extremely fast.


Not so with my machine. When I clear the browser and cache it speeds up.

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Your browser tends to hold onto information, and over time this can cause problems with logging in to or loading websites. It is always a good idea to clear out your cache, or browser history, and clear cookies on a regular basis

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 4:39 am    Post subject:

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Switch to SSD if you can, and you will notice a considerable speed boost in your older PC. Ensure you are still receiving Windows (or whatever OS you have) updates, especially security patches. If you are not, I would recommend at least upgrading your OS. I use Avast and CCleaner periodically.

What issues are you seeing with your current PC (what do you mean by changes screens in a blink)?

I'm not having any issues. I'm wondering how many are performing necessary maintenance and what methods they're using to perform maintenance. I'm open to suggestions.

I'm running Microsoft Windows 10 OC. I mean it changes with a click, no hesitation.

I go with thinking a computer has to go through history to get to where you want it to go. If history is crowded it takes more time to get there. So I try to keep the plate as clean as possible. I liken it to washing your hands.


Clearing your browser history and cache frequently will slow down performance, not speed it up, since your browser will be required to fetch/load the entire website every time you browse after clearing your cache. You may not notice if your internet connection is extremely fast.


Not so with my machine. When I clear the browser and cache it speeds up.

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Your browser tends to hold onto information, and over time this can cause problems with logging in to or loading websites. It is always a good idea to clear out your cache, or browser history, and clear cookies on a regular basis


You're probably experiencing a placebo effect because you're not going to see a speed up when you're clearing your cache daily since there has not been enough time to build up stale data/cookies. "Regular basis" in the quote you posted (not sure the source) does not mean daily or hourly. It means more often than the people who never restart their computer or do any maintenance whatsoever. Those people need to clear their caches that have months/years of stale data.

If you want a more noticeable speed up, you can use an ad-blocker (e.g., i use the "uBlock Origin" chrome extension). Bypassing/blocking loading ads will lower the time required to load pages in your browser (not to mention making your browsing experience less annoying/dangerous with the temptation to click ads that are misleading or distracting - even if you're just trying to "close" them).
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 6:37 am    Post subject:

BadGuy wrote:
jodeke wrote:
BadGuy wrote:
jodeke wrote:
BadGuy wrote:
Switch to SSD if you can, and you will notice a considerable speed boost in your older PC. Ensure you are still receiving Windows (or whatever OS you have) updates, especially security patches. If you are not, I would recommend at least upgrading your OS. I use Avast and CCleaner periodically.

What issues are you seeing with your current PC (what do you mean by changes screens in a blink)?

I'm not having any issues. I'm wondering how many are performing necessary maintenance and what methods they're using to perform maintenance. I'm open to suggestions.

I'm running Microsoft Windows 10 OC. I mean it changes with a click, no hesitation.

I go with thinking a computer has to go through history to get to where you want it to go. If history is crowded it takes more time to get there. So I try to keep the plate as clean as possible. I liken it to washing your hands.


Clearing your browser history and cache frequently will slow down performance, not speed it up, since your browser will be required to fetch/load the entire website every time you browse after clearing your cache. You may not notice if your internet connection is extremely fast.


Not so with my machine. When I clear the browser and cache it speeds up.

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Your browser tends to hold onto information, and over time this can cause problems with logging in to or loading websites. It is always a good idea to clear out your cache, or browser history, and clear cookies on a regular basis


You're probably experiencing a placebo effect because you're not going to see a speed up when you're clearing your cache daily since there has not been enough time to build up stale data/cookies. "Regular basis" in the quote you posted not sure the source) does not mean daily or hourly. It means more often than the people who never restart their computer or do any maintenance whatsoever. Those people need to clear their caches that have months/years of stale data.[/color][/b]

If you want a more noticeable speed up, you can use an ad-blocker (e.g., i use the "uBlock Origin" chrome extension). Bypassing/blocking loading ads will lower the time required to load pages in your browser (not to mention making your browsing experience less annoying/dangerous with the temptation to click ads that are misleading or distracting - even if you're just trying to "close" them).


Is that your interpretation? If not what's the source? I won't argue it's accuracy. I can only attest to what I've experienced. When I clear my cache and browser my machine speeds up. That's a fact, not an imagination.

Placebo, I smile when I ink that term. I'm imagining, mentally inserting something I want to be true, really!!?

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 7:21 am    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
BadGuy wrote:
jodeke wrote:
BadGuy wrote:
jodeke wrote:
BadGuy wrote:
Switch to SSD if you can, and you will notice a considerable speed boost in your older PC. Ensure you are still receiving Windows (or whatever OS you have) updates, especially security patches. If you are not, I would recommend at least upgrading your OS. I use Avast and CCleaner periodically.

What issues are you seeing with your current PC (what do you mean by changes screens in a blink)?

I'm not having any issues. I'm wondering how many are performing necessary maintenance and what methods they're using to perform maintenance. I'm open to suggestions.

I'm running Microsoft Windows 10 OC. I mean it changes with a click, no hesitation.

I go with thinking a computer has to go through history to get to where you want it to go. If history is crowded it takes more time to get there. So I try to keep the plate as clean as possible. I liken it to washing your hands.


Clearing your browser history and cache frequently will slow down performance, not speed it up, since your browser will be required to fetch/load the entire website every time you browse after clearing your cache. You may not notice if your internet connection is extremely fast.


Not so with my machine. When I clear the browser and cache it speeds up.

Quote:
Your browser tends to hold onto information, and over time this can cause problems with logging in to or loading websites. It is always a good idea to clear out your cache, or browser history, and clear cookies on a regular basis


You're probably experiencing a placebo effect because you're not going to see a speed up when you're clearing your cache daily since there has not been enough time to build up stale data/cookies. "Regular basis" in the quote you posted not sure the source) does not mean daily or hourly. It means more often than the people who never restart their computer or do any maintenance whatsoever. Those people need to clear their caches that have months/years of stale data.[/color][/b]

If you want a more noticeable speed up, you can use an ad-blocker (e.g., i use the "uBlock Origin" chrome extension). Bypassing/blocking loading ads will lower the time required to load pages in your browser (not to mention making your browsing experience less annoying/dangerous with the temptation to click ads that are misleading or distracting - even if you're just trying to "close" them).


Is that your interpretation? If not what's the source? I won't argue it's accuracy. I can only attest to what I've experienced. When I clear my cache and browser my machine speeds up. That's a fact, not an imagination.

Placebo, I smile when I ink that term. I'm imagining, mentally inserting something I want to be true, really!!?

source


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nickuku wrote:
jodeke wrote:
BadGuy wrote:
jodeke wrote:
BadGuy wrote:
jodeke wrote:
BadGuy wrote:
Switch to SSD if you can, and you will notice a considerable speed boost in your older PC. Ensure you are still receiving Windows (or whatever OS you have) updates, especially security patches. If you are not, I would recommend at least upgrading your OS. I use Avast and CCleaner periodically.

What issues are you seeing with your current PC (what do you mean by changes screens in a blink)?

I'm not having any issues. I'm wondering how many are performing necessary maintenance and what methods they're using to perform maintenance. I'm open to suggestions.

I'm running Microsoft Windows 10 OC. I mean it changes with a click, no hesitation.

I go with thinking a computer has to go through history to get to where you want it to go. If history is crowded it takes more time to get there. So I try to keep the plate as clean as possible. I liken it to washing your hands.


Clearing your browser history and cache frequently will slow down performance, not speed it up, since your browser will be required to fetch/load the entire website every time you browse after clearing your cache. You may not notice if your internet connection is extremely fast.


Not so with my machine. When I clear the browser and cache it speeds up.

Quote:
Your browser tends to hold onto information, and over time this can cause problems with logging in to or loading websites. It is always a good idea to clear out your cache, or browser history, and clear cookies on a regular basis


You're probably experiencing a placebo effect because you're not going to see a speed up when you're clearing your cache daily since there has not been enough time to build up stale data/cookies. "Regular basis" in the quote you posted not sure the source) does not mean daily or hourly. It means more often than the people who never restart their computer or do any maintenance whatsoever. Those people need to clear their caches that have months/years of stale data.[/color][/b]

If you want a more noticeable speed up, you can use an ad-blocker (e.g., i use the "uBlock Origin" chrome extension). Bypassing/blocking loading ads will lower the time required to load pages in your browser (not to mention making your browsing experience less annoying/dangerous with the temptation to click ads that are misleading or distracting - even if you're just trying to "close" them).


Is that your interpretation? If not what's the source? I won't argue it's accuracy. I can only attest to what I've experienced. When I clear my cache and browser my machine speeds up. That's a fact, not an imagination.

Placebo, I smile when I ink that term. I'm imagining, mentally inserting something I want to be true, really!!?

source


He's right.


OK. I'm not a computer geek. What's the source making him right? I'll concede if shown evidence. I've produced links. They're my source. Are they reputible? I don't know.
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Posted by Valarie Geckler on August 11, 2011

(Editor's note: Updated July 2014 with new instructions.)
What is my "cache" and why should I clear it?

Any sophisticated website you visit is actually a composition of dozens, hundreds or even thousands of files. Even websites supremely optimized for speed are likely loading tons of files at once to display content in your browser.

Browsers try to do their part to speed up the loading process. The first time you visit a site, your browser will “save” pieces of the site. Because your browser can display the files stored in its cache much faster than it can pull fresh files from a server, the next time you visit that site, the use of cached files will help cut down page load time.

It sounds like cache is a good thing, why have you asked me to remove those saved files?

Many times web developers have to make updates to the files that comprise your site in order to push a change or new feature live. If we change a file that your browser has cached, it’s going to keep serving the old, cached version of the file and you won’t see our most recent change. That’s why we ask you to clear your cache.

How do I clear my cache?

The process of clearing cache differs from browser to browser. Generally speaking, look for an option to delete cache or temporary files in your browser’s administrative settings.


Remember, after clearing your cache in any browser, refresh the page you are viewing so your browser has a chance to grab the fresh files.


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jodeke wrote:
nickuku wrote:
jodeke wrote:
BadGuy wrote:
jodeke wrote:
BadGuy wrote:
jodeke wrote:
BadGuy wrote:
Switch to SSD if you can, and you will notice a considerable speed boost in your older PC. Ensure you are still receiving Windows (or whatever OS you have) updates, especially security patches. If you are not, I would recommend at least upgrading your OS. I use Avast and CCleaner periodically.

What issues are you seeing with your current PC (what do you mean by changes screens in a blink)?

I'm not having any issues. I'm wondering how many are performing necessary maintenance and what methods they're using to perform maintenance. I'm open to suggestions.

I'm running Microsoft Windows 10 OC. I mean it changes with a click, no hesitation.

I go with thinking a computer has to go through history to get to where you want it to go. If history is crowded it takes more time to get there. So I try to keep the plate as clean as possible. I liken it to washing your hands.


Clearing your browser history and cache frequently will slow down performance, not speed it up, since your browser will be required to fetch/load the entire website every time you browse after clearing your cache. You may not notice if your internet connection is extremely fast.


Not so with my machine. When I clear the browser and cache it speeds up.

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Your browser tends to hold onto information, and over time this can cause problems with logging in to or loading websites. It is always a good idea to clear out your cache, or browser history, and clear cookies on a regular basis


You're probably experiencing a placebo effect because you're not going to see a speed up when you're clearing your cache daily since there has not been enough time to build up stale data/cookies. "Regular basis" in the quote you posted not sure the source) does not mean daily or hourly. It means more often than the people who never restart their computer or do any maintenance whatsoever. Those people need to clear their caches that have months/years of stale data.[/color][/b]

If you want a more noticeable speed up, you can use an ad-blocker (e.g., i use the "uBlock Origin" chrome extension). Bypassing/blocking loading ads will lower the time required to load pages in your browser (not to mention making your browsing experience less annoying/dangerous with the temptation to click ads that are misleading or distracting - even if you're just trying to "close" them).


Is that your interpretation? If not what's the source? I won't argue it's accuracy. I can only attest to what I've experienced. When I clear my cache and browser my machine speeds up. That's a fact, not an imagination.

Placebo, I smile when I ink that term. I'm imagining, mentally inserting something I want to be true, really!!?

source


He's right.


OK. I'm not a computer geek. What's the source making him right? I'll concede if shown evidence. I've produced links. They're my source. Are they reputible? I don't know.



Your cache contains files that you would otherwise continue to download, every time you frequent a given website. When you delete your cache, you have to download them all over again.

Latency and download speeds can be a function of the time of day you're browsing, which could cloud your perception of increased speed following the flushing of your cache. You could also be experiencing a placebo effect.

Ad blockers are nice and they will help, but the folks who host or compose the content on the websites you visit need to pay the bills.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 9:27 am    Post subject:

The tree's getting too long I eliminated it. It's there for reference.

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Your cache contains files that you would otherwise continue to download, every time you frequent a given website. When you delete your cache, you have to download them all over again.

Latency and download speeds can be a function of the time of day you're browsing, which could cloud your perception of increased speed following the flushing of your cache. You could also be experiencing a placebo effect.

Ad blockers are nice and they will help, but the folks who host or compose the content on the websites you visit need to pay the bills.


What you guys are saying makes sense. I'm not refuting it. I'm judging my computer speed by what happens when I delete my history, which means clearing cache, and data.

Placebo doesn't tell me why there's less hesitation when I change sites. Not being a computer expert I'll take you guys' word for clearing history doesn't speed up my computer.

I'll continue to do it and run Avast Premium Cleanup. If I'm fooling myself, so be it.

What Adblocker do you recommend?
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 9:35 am    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
The tree's getting too long I eliminated it. It's there for reference.

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Your cache contains files that you would otherwise continue to download, every time you frequent a given website. When you delete your cache, you have to download them all over again.

Latency and download speeds can be a function of the time of day you're browsing, which could cloud your perception of increased speed following the flushing of your cache. You could also be experiencing a placebo effect.

Ad blockers are nice and they will help, but the folks who host or compose the content on the websites you visit need to pay the bills.


What you guys are saying makes sense. I'm not refuting it. I'm judging my computer speed by what happens when I delete my history, which means clearing cache, and data.

Placebo doesn't tell me why there's less hesitation when I change sites. Not being a computer expert I'll take you guys' word for clearing history doesn't speed up my computer.

I'll continue to do it and run Avast Premium Cleanup. If I'm fooling myself, so be it.

What Adblocker do you recommend?


It's good to clear your cache and browsing history periodically (maybe, once a month or so). Just saying there will be not much to gain (and likely drawbacks) from doing it more often. Personally, i rarely clear my browser cache unless i am noticing issues since the browser should automatically be clearing your cache items periodically, as well.

For ad blockers, i use uBlock Origin in conjunction with Ghostery. Sometimes (rarely), i will have to temporarily disable Ghostery to get sites to work. Ad Block plus is also good, and you do not technically need Ghostery since it's more for blocking trackers for privacy rather than ads.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 3:48 pm    Post subject:

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jodeke wrote:
The tree's getting too long I eliminated it. It's there for reference.

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Your cache contains files that you would otherwise continue to download, every time you frequent a given website. When you delete your cache, you have to download them all over again.

Latency and download speeds can be a function of the time of day you're browsing, which could cloud your perception of increased speed following the flushing of your cache. You could also be experiencing a placebo effect.

Ad blockers are nice and they will help, but the folks who host or compose the content on the websites you visit need to pay the bills.


What you guys are saying makes sense. I'm not refuting it. I'm judging my computer speed by what happens when I delete my history, which means clearing cache, and data.

Placebo doesn't tell me why there's less hesitation when I change sites. Not being a computer expert I'll take you guys' word for clearing history doesn't speed up my computer.

I'll continue to do it and run Avast Premium Cleanup. If I'm fooling myself, so be it.

What Adblocker do you recommend?


It's good to clear your cache and browsing history periodically (maybe, once a month or so). Just saying there will be not much to gain (and likely drawbacks) from doing it more often. Personally, i rarely clear my browser cache unless i am noticing issues since the browser should automatically be clearing your cache items periodically, as well.

For ad blockers, i use uBlock Origin in conjunction with Ghostery. Sometimes (rarely), i will have to temporarily disable Ghostery to get sites to work. Ad Block plus is also good, and you do not technically need Ghostery since it's more for blocking trackers for privacy rather than ads.

Maybe it's a placebo. Since I downloaded uBlock my computer seems to be qucker. Whatever the reason Brenda is cooking.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 9:11 pm    Post subject:

Anyone still on dial up through AOL probably doesn’t really have a good opinion on speed.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 6:11 am    Post subject:

I think jodeke is connecting via NetZero.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 9:35 am    Post subject:

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Anyone still on dial up through AOL probably doesn’t really have a good opinion on speed.


I use AOL because my family has accounts. It's a great way to stay in touch. I send them BlueMountain cards with it. I use it mostly to pay bills. AOL captures my emails and keeps Chrome clear. I browse with Chrome.

My computer changes sites quick as a wink. It's gotten a little quicker since I posted this Computer Maintenance thread and used some of the suggestions.

All you young whippersnappers can benefit by following my In a world location quote.👴🏾
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 11:00 am    Post subject:

AOL... now that is a blast from the past.

I still remember everyone hyping AOL stock back in the day, including top tier management consultants who really didn't know what they were talking about (surprise surprise). I kept telling them that there was no future in AOL; their native content would be dwarfed in quality by non-ISP dependent Internet providers, that their limiting Internet access bandwidth outside of AOL was a self-defeating strategy, that there was no economy of scale in being a large, purely ISP, and that their infrastructure reliance on POTS dated their very existence, at least in non-rural areas. It astounded me that Time Warner was stupid enough to buy them. The Internet threatened print media lineage-based revenue but they moved in the wrong direction.
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AOL... now that is a blast from the past.

I still remember everyone hyping AOL stock back in the day, including top tier management consultants who really didn't know what they were talking about (surprise surprise). I kept telling them that there was no future in AOL; their native content would be dwarfed in quality by non-ISP dependent Internet providers, that their limiting Internet access bandwidth outside of AOL was a self-defeating strategy, that there was no economy of scale in being a large, purely ISP, and that their infrastructure reliance on POTS dated their very existence, at least in non-rural areas. It astounded me that Time Warner was stupid enough to buy them. The Internet threatened print media lineage-based revenue but they moved in the wrong direction.

Buy some stock. LINK It's going for around $49.
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