Back in the old days, before the browsers even had extensions like Adblock Plus, many of us – tech-savvy web surfers – used to block unwanted advertising, SPAM sites, and other non-sense using the /etc/hosts file. The technology behind is very simple – you overwrite the IP address to which the unwanted website’s domain name resolves with a loopback IP address (127.0.0.1). Whether you do it on your own machine or at a home/office proxy server is irrelevant. And it worked magic!
Turns out, people still use this technique today. I came across this article, which shows how to use a rather extensive list of domains for all sorts of online madness, collected and maintained by kind folks at http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/.
But if you’ve never tried it, I strongly recommend giving it a go.
Maybe it was the 3am, maybe I’ve been watching comedy videos for too long, or maybe it’s genuinely funny – I’ll never know for sure. But it made me smile. While watching Andi Oslo stand-up comedy improvisation, I saw this ad popped up:
Nicely done indeed, but the Internet knows that no matter how cool you are, Chuck Norris is The Man. No matter what you do, he beat you down with your own coolness, and make understand how small, unimportant, and irrelevant you are. And the above video was clearly a challenge. True fans never doubted Chuck Norris for a second though. And now, The Man delivers the answer in the form of this video: