Too many sites/ads abuse Flash/Java, so they are disabled globally and only enabled for individual sites that need them for something I want to see/use. Non-Flash ads are free to load, but I do individually block ones that play sounds, jump all over the page, or have too much flashing/shaking/other motion to be easily ignored. The ads for the 3-D monitors on WoWI are very close to getting the ban stick, but otherwise I haven't had any issues with their ads.
Phanx, I think you and I may have been separated at birth.
yeah, I have issues with it too. My solution was to just tell "IE Tab" to use IE for curse.com. That got broken for a while today as they were implementing some "use a current browser" (which I would have done, but I deliberately don't have flash installed on my Firefox due to annoying ads and malware potential)
Anyway, I found that if I allowed this "recaptcha.net" or whatever the name was, I got the captchas just fine.
I figure it will settle down in a day or so... I hope.