I have been having some trouble with startics the last month or so. I noted every time I refreshed a stratics page it would damn near stop my PC to a crawl.. Then boom... If starts moving again. This I found had something to do with those damn big adds that come after the 1st post. Well.. Those are flash player ads. I don't use flash very often if ever. I took it upon myself to remove Adobe flash player and plug-in from the add and remove programs. WOW so much better... And if you do need a flash player for a web site they tend to link the flash player download for you if not just being used for ads. Just thought I would share with those that like to play and read while not bogging down. Some banner ads show but their removal is not the goal. The overall speed is to me. Small non flash banner ads still come through.