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Topic # 143864 29-Apr-2014 21:19
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I am guessing this effects all users and not just telecom but I have been noticing sometimes some really stupid load times on some sites and at times its like the browser is hanging at random times. I found that this was being caused by waiting for 'cdn.optimizely.com' , a google search turned up the following link , I used it on Engadget one of the sites I found was being effected and bingo no more problems and instant load.
https://www.optimizely.com/opt_out

Hope this helps anybody else out that has random slow load times on certain sites.




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  Reply # 1033617 30-Apr-2014 07:59
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This hosts file system blocks most pointless and advertising hosts. You can add any website you like to the hosts file in a similar way. They all resolve to localhost, and as there's no web server on localhost (hopefully) it times out immediately and gives up.




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  Reply # 1033641 30-Apr-2014 08:51
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They are not all useless. Optimizely for example helps web site managers to determine if one page is better than another version of the same page by using A/B testing. I'd say that was either a temporary route/server problem or an ISP problem (other people reported Telecom problems this week). either way, blocking things indiscriminately help not, because some of this stuff is there to actually make things better in the long run.






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1033677 30-Apr-2014 09:30
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If you really want to block stuff try

 

https://www.ghostery.com/en/

It will block most thirdparty widgets on a page ie facebook, googleplus, tracking etc




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  Reply # 1033960 30-Apr-2014 13:10
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So far I have only opted out on Engadget as it seems to be the one that gives me the problem for some reason.




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