We Know Where You Live
Same now. I also use the Sage 1.4.6 news aggregator to read RSS summaries from Reuters, Slashdot and Boing Boing, among others. I'd read Science News too, but their feeds are invariably broken for the same reason I have problems — we're both amateurs. I'd hoped to kill the toilet paper stuck to Slashdot, too, so I tried Privoxy again. It worked for one day, then blocked everything including regular web pages.
Nuts. So I've killed Privoxy again, and now I'm persuading myself that Slashdot's ads "tailored to me" are part of the existential hoohoo of the times.