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5 Eye-Opening Reasons Why I Happily Block Ads

5 Eye-Opening Reasons Why I Happily Block Ads

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Is it Okay to Block Ads?

Whether or not you should block ads (advertisements) is a considerably controversial question, with swarms of arguments for each side. I, myself, use an advertisement blocker when browsing the deep streets of the Internet quite happily, in fact.

Keep in mind that I indeed run this blog and note how I do not display tasteless banner ads.Blocking the Ads

Of course, not everybody thinks like me, which is why I’m supplying the reasons for why you should block ads. This is in face of the arguments for not blocking ads, thus I will attempt to directly oppose them.

But why would you not block ads online?

Certainly, this is a thoughtful question with some solid answers to it, too. To exemplify, here are a few reasonable arguments against the usage of ad blockers, and they all relate to revenue.

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How to Spot a Scam in 3 Simple Words

How to Spot a Scam in 3 Simple Words

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Scams. What Are They?

In order to be able to spot a scam, you must first be able to identify what a scam is. Therefore, as always, let us refer to the good-old Oxford Dictionaries definition:

Definition of Scam

As you can clearly see, the term “scam” could cover an exceedingly wide range of activities. And rightly so, too, since scams can range from medical doughnuts to Nigerian princes. In this article, however, I’m going to focus on the phishing attempts that you might encounter as a technological user.

Even so, narrowing down to a specific category of scams, it’s not difficult to spot a scam. That is, if you look around hard enough, or perhaps by not even trying at all to spot a scam.

Do Not Fall For the Scam

Don’t be so quick to pop out your wallet.

This merely emphasises the problem that is scamming; if it is little trouble to spot a scam, they are evidently far more widespread than we would like. This is a terrible thing, as it indicates millions of undeserving victims having their personal information and/or finances shamelessly “repossessed”.

An honest living does not consist of cheating and avoiding the purposeful challenges of life.

Learn how to stay safe and conquer scams →
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PC Building in 2018: How to Defeat the Infuriating Problems

PC Building in 2018: How to Defeat the Infuriating Problems

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Why Would PC Building Be A Good Idea?

Before we step into the problems associated with PC building in 2018, why would it be a reasonable idea—ever? Well, it turns out that there is a multitude of various motives behind PC building.

It’s (Generally) Cheaper

Custom PC Building

Firstly, building your own desktop computer can be better value for your money than something pre-built. This seems reasonable since you are buying each component and assembling it yourself, not paying someone else to do so.

However, PC manufacturers such as Dell, ASUS, and even CyberPowerPC etc order OEM—original equipment manufacturer—components in bulk. OEM computer components tend to be cheaper per product, albeit they are exclusively intended for resale by another computer manufacturer. For example, Dell would buy Nvidia’s OEM graphics cards as opposed to the consumer models.

Don’t get excited too soon—while OEM product might be cheaper, they are certainly not better; unsurprisingly, these products come with no warranty even if you do get a hold of an OEM product. This is because the reseller of the product will provide a blanket warranty for the entirety of the computer system.

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Mining Profitability 2018—Is it Easily Worth Your Time?

Mining Profitability 2018—Is it Easily Worth Your Time?

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Stop Under-Using Your PC Right This Very Moment!

What if I told you that you could be earning money by simply reading this sentence? Fortunately, this is achievable—you can easily benefit from cryptocurrency mining profitability if you know the ways.

To prove this is possible, I have made a buttery-sweet amount of cash through mining. In fact, I am currently earning whilst writing this post—just by having my computer switched on.

Hopefully, after reading my list of 5 simple strategies, you will stop wasting your time and generate an income. Even if you do not have the hardware to make mining worthwhile, you can still use these strategies to make wise investments in the future without regretting your purchase.

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How to Use Bitcoin: Truths You Need To Know

How to Use Bitcoin: Truths You Need To Know

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First: Why Should You Care About Bitcoin?

You need it more than you think

Even if you will not use it, knowing all about and how to use Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is a lovely intellectual item to have in your toolbelt. One of the fun parts about becoming proficient with computers is expanding your knowledge; broadening your awareness.

Of course, you wouldn’t learn about something for the sake of knowing about it—it is only valuable learning about something that is relevant to you. Well, guess what? Cryptocurrency is especially relevant currently, considering its recent increased popularity.

Perhaps you could take advantage of cryptocurrencies to make some juicy profit, as well as anonymous payments. Are you a software developer wanting to specialise in the blockchain? All computer enthusiasts can easily benefit from knowing about—and understanding—cryptocurrency today.

Have a sneak peek at some of the reasons why you must read this article on how to use Bitcoin:

Advantages of using cryptocurrency:

  • It’s decentralised.
  • It’s international.
  • Make anonymous transactions.
  • The transactions are secure.
  • Only you initiate outbound payments.
  • You own your wallet (though not so much with web services).

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