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1,700 Websites In Russia Go Dark In SOPA-Style Protest

masshuu Re:What hosting company? (34 comments)

Hostgator hosts mosts of its servers with bluehost now. ...

Probably busy today looking at the forums.

about a year ago
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Spain's Extremadura Starts Move To GNU/Linux, Open Source

masshuu Re:The expense isn't the license, it's support (182 comments)

Reminds me of what the trainers at work said.

Sit a linux admin and a windows admin in a room together and tell them to walk away from their mail exchangers for 2 weeks. The linux admin will be indifferent and the windows admin will visibly twitch, snap, and kill everyone.

Oh the stability of windows products.

about a year ago
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Spain's Extremadura Starts Move To GNU/Linux, Open Source

masshuu Re:web applications (182 comments)

So the companies have control over whats execu... damit.
So the people can edit word doc.... damit
So the people can play 3D Pinball! Thats it.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Buying a Laptop That Doesn't Have Windows 8

masshuu Re:Try NewEgg (570 comments)

I have a co-worker who spent i think they said 4-5 hours total between 3 phone calls to whichever company produced their computer, i forget who it was.
After complaining and yelling at them for 4 hours, they revoked the windows 8 licence and mailed them an OEM copy of windows 7 with drivers and they are quite happy now.

about a year and a half ago
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How Companies Learn Your Secrets

masshuu Re:Intelligent Advertising (354 comments)

if you are really as sensible as you're apparently claiming, you wouldn't ever buy a new car at all ... people still buy new cars, because there is social and personal value in having a new car that no amount of economics can justify.

Which is why i said 10-15 years. certainly it is more efficient to buy a used vehicle and i likely will but if you wanted to get anal, you could say advertisements effect your choice there to. There is no reason one can't buy a new vehicle and if i have oodles of money, I might just buy something nice. You also have to understand that i don't understand this "social" thing. Why would i care what people think of my car? If i think its nice then that's all i care.

none of us (of the male persuasion) "see" ourselves buying tampons, but what if your wife tells you to buy tampons of a particular brand, and you forget which brand when you get to the supermarket? are you going to come home with no tampons even though you know there is a chance they will be the wrong brand and that you'll have to return to exchange them? this is what advertisers are counting on, and i think its possibly a more common scenario than you might think. if i have to remember more than 3 things i usually get my wife to write it down, but sometimes i think i should be able to remember 3 things and forget one of them anyway.

Cellphone much? You really are trying to hard to make me thing that tampon advertisements are for me. Do you work for a tampon company in their advertisement department?

Also, if you really want to get into "brand recognition", there are several brands i see heavily advertised that i will never buy or use. Why can't I opt out of these brands advertisements? I'm already very familiar with the name.

more than 2 years ago
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How Companies Learn Your Secrets

masshuu Re:Intelligent Advertising (354 comments)

Certainly advertising is to target average people with money but I also thing your assuming i'm lumped in with the general population.
Your also missing my point, Advertisements are designed to, as you said, give brand recognition. They also drive impulse purchases. Its no doubt that my dad decided he wanted to get a 2011 camaro because of advertising and he just had gotten his raise along with the his truck being paid off at the time.

My original point was that I am not going to be buying a new car in the next 10-15 yeas. In the event that i do, its not going to be an impulse buy because i saw the car on tv the previous week.
I also never ever see my self buying tampon brands that i choose plus a whole other host of items which lead us back to jmactacular's original post and how I would prefer to never see tampon and car advertisements.

more than 2 years ago
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How Companies Learn Your Secrets

masshuu Re:Intelligent Advertising (354 comments)

and you think ill be choosing tampon brand when? If there is ever a situation where i'm buying tampons, im going to ask my girlfriend the brand first lest i have to return tampons...

Also when i decide to spend $40,000 because "i like the name" ill give you the $40,000

more than 2 years ago
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How Companies Learn Your Secrets

masshuu Re:Intelligent Advertising (354 comments)

because I'm a guy, i clearly want to be persuaded buy tampons or i'm 21 with almost no income, i clearly need to be persuaded to buy a $40,000 car

more than 2 years ago
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The Gradual Death of the Brick and Mortar Tech Store

masshuu Re:Microcenter? (491 comments)

anytime I walk into Frys here, they (try to) hand me a paper guaranteeing their price is the same or lower than newegg or amazon.

more than 2 years ago
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Blockbuster Trying To Woo Disgruntled Netflix Customers

masshuu Re:$200 per device for the Windows license (214 comments)

What legal fees revolve around having a proper licence and not an OEM(The normal version was $120, OEM was $100)

about 3 years ago
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Blockbuster Trying To Woo Disgruntled Netflix Customers

masshuu Re:$200 per device for the Windows license (214 comments)

Yes I meant OEM. I looked and a normal copy is only like $120 on newegg if you want to get anal over licencing terms.

about 3 years ago
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Google+ Account Suspensions Over ToS Drawing Fire

masshuu Re:Facebook Vs. Google+ (560 comments)

I didn't say that you have to. If your willing to pay money, there are plenty of places you can go. I was referring to people who don't want to pay for it or have money(Although co.cc on a business card is just as bad)

about 3 years ago
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Google+ Account Suspensions Over ToS Drawing Fire

masshuu Re:Facebook Vs. Google+ (560 comments)

because someone has to actually host the mailserver. Not everyone knows how to do that themselves.
You have the option of paying a company to do it or use a free service like hotmail/gmail/yahoo(not sure if yahoo or hotmail let you use your own domain, I don't touch them)

about 3 years ago
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Google+ Already At 10 Million Users

masshuu Re:Sure, send me an invite! (1223 comments)

would not mind an invite myself, matthew.r.cash(gmail)

about 3 years ago
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AppleCare Reps Told To Skirt Malware Questions

masshuu Re:OSX (389 comments)

I'll admit I had a box pwned.

Setup a VPS with a bunch of software and forgot about it for a few months so it never got updated. Logged on and one of the daemon users had a bunch of stuff running on it(Chinese spam going to Chinese boxes, so no real damage occurred) It wasn't rooted or anything but i wiped the machine anyways.

more than 3 years ago

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Is my Opera being killed off?

masshuu masshuu writes  |  more than 5 years ago

masshuu writes "About 3 years ago when i switched over to Opera, it was relatively stable. I never had issues with it. But in the past year, i have seen less and less support for it. Even products from Google seem to not work with it(every time i open Gmail, i get a second window that says "enable Javascript and Cookies", although there clearly enabled.)
When i recently took some placement tests online for Devry, i couldn't even use Opera because the Web Software would keep saying i was using an un-supported browser or that my cookies were disabled(although i will point out again they are not disabled).
The worst part are websites that have a Div or some other form of popup covering the whole layout of the website, saying to download Firefox now, with no way to close the object. I have encountered many Websites that do that, and find it very irritating when they do that.

The final question: Why is opera being supported less and less, and why does it seem that no one wants to try to follow any form of standards. You have some browsers try to, but honestly, with the big bucks M$ receives, the backing of FF, and the bloated prices of Apple, why do they still not follow a common standard."

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