Porn makes up 30% of the total data transferred across the Internet

By Archean
Apr 6, 2012
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  1. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,175   +435

    What's impressive is that the other 90% of the data transferred across the internet is transferred utilizing only 10% of the time spent on the internet! This assumes, of course, that porn is wildly inefficient, taking 3x longer to extract utility (see: consume) than it does to write to disk or stream.
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,393   +829

    Well, that's what's so time consuming in acquiring good porn. It's so hard to decide which pictures, of which naked women, you should bother to download. Since when you turn them upside down, they all look alike.....:rolleyes:
  3. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,573   +47

    Surprisingly low for what i thought made up Internet traffic. I can't seem go through 2 websites without having some sort of "big jugs" porn banner in my face...

    That reminds me, I really should clean my browsing history out. :eek:
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,393   +829

    Well, this begs the question, "at which 2 websites did you start"?

    Other than that, I suggest you re-evaluate all your browser settings, your browser of choice, your AV "Solution", and whatever else you can think of.

    Oh yeah, and run Firefox with either "NoScript", or "AdBlock +". It sounds like you need both, plus a full system scan.
  5. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Or if you use IE9, enable tracking protection, "You personalized list" or get a list online.
    Or better still, use "Private Browsing" or "InPrivate Browsing"
    Don't ask me how I know that. :eek:
  6. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,573   +47

    Touche. ;)

    But yeah, my comment was made more in jest, I switched to Firefox a few week ago (with Adblock +). But before that i was using an 'unprotected' IE and used to get porn ads pretty much all over the place, so it really does surprise me at the 30% figure.
  7. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    I too felt IE was "unprotected". Using Tracking Protection feels much like Adblock though. Works in the same way I think.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,393   +829

    See if you follow this; NoScript blocks script. Flash video needs script to run. Install "NoScript", and you get no more bouncing boobies. Somebody's rack might sneak through once in a while, but it will be stationary.
  9. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Haha you mean the ad banners and the vid won't move? I dunno, I trying to quit porn to focus on engineering studies. YouTube works when Tracking protection is enabled, and the ads at filehippo.com are hidden, so it has sufficient success I think. The only thing I hate about IE9 is that it doesn't show what it's doing, unlike FF (I'm not talking about the status bar, but the floating ribbon above it. The one which says 'transferring data', 'connecting', 'looking up', 'connected', 'waiting', etc. MS thinks we're too stupid to understand that. 'Stupidification of Windows' as you put it.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,393   +829

    No! With "NoScript" you get a blank space, with a snake "S" icon and a line through it. No banners, no boobies, no bullshit.
     
  11. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    Hehe good I don't use NoScript.
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,393   +829

    That's great, but what about your studies...? :confused:
  13. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

    That's 16th April onwards. We have summer vacations here now.
    Till then I'm free. For TS, and BS. :haha:


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