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2. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 9, 2013, 10:07 Shok
 
Good idea!

For the less technically inclined, on win7 with UAC on, you will need to start notepad from the start menu and run it as an admin, then open C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts and add the entries and save. MS Security Essentials then came up in my case telling me something was suspicious so I allowed the change...your AV may differ.
 
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1. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 8, 2013, 22:52 NegaDeath
 
If you don't use facebook its best to block it entirely. All those like buttons on web pages everywhere slow down browsers since they all phone home, and a poorly coded website will stall entirely waiting for a response from facebook. I've noticed a few times in firefox that while a page is trying to load its stalling while accessing some facebook server.

Yay adblock. Or blocking via the hosts file works well too. For reference these are the additions to add to the hosts file.

127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 facebook.com
127.0.0.1 static.ak.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 www.static.ak.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 login.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 www.login.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 www.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 fbcdn.com
127.0.0.1 www.fbcdn.com
127.0.0.1 static.ak.connect.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 www.static.ak.connect.facebook.com

 
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