Don't forget your towel!
And do not forget your dowel.
I'm the kind of hoopy frood who always knows where her dowel is
Rabbits are... expendible.
-- Watership Down
and obviously in a mood today.
While a site is loading ... the site shows a mockup of what could potentially be a greyed-out version of the page you're looking for, with greyed-out versions of paragraphs and columns and everything. It isn't *actually* a greyed-out version of your actual text, it's just made to look at it.
This is st00pid. I'd rather look at a blank page while waiting.
n-gate is always good for a chuckle, even when he's criticizing El Goog, HN, et al, for the wrong reasons.
"Mozilla convinces a tech rag that it blocks ad trackers, while still shipping Google Analytics directly with Firefox. A gullible person points out some ways to help Mozilla pretend to defend our privacy, and Hackernews immediately requests a method to send money to Mozilla while ensuring none of that money helps women or brown people. Almost half the comments on the article are debating the merits and methods to do exactly that. None of them will work, because they all depend on the idea that Mozilla accepts source code from strangers who do not work for Google. The rest of the comments are Hackernews arguing about whether it's possible (or even desirable) to network two computers without advertising appearing on at least both of them."