Archive for 2004

Record Bandwidth Transfer

December 31st, 2004 11:45pm No comments

For the month of December, this site transferred over 2.5 Gigabytes of traffic. This is up from the average 900 MB average every month. I don’t know why its so much higher for this month, but it really doesn’t matter because it won’t max out too easily. Just a dumb statistic for you all to know.

And while I’m at it, have a Happy New Year.

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You’ve Got to be Kidding Me

December 28th, 2004 11:44pm No comments

If you don’t feel like reading this whole article I can sum it up in two words: Get Firefox. If you want to read on about how IE sucks, then go ahead.

I decided to use IE just for the hell of it and see how crappy the internet is without Firefox. Since Service Pack 2 should have made it more secure, I decided to see how true that was. Apparently not.

ActiveX controls are the things that popup and ask you to install things, usually adware. Service Pack 2 blocks all of these by default but a little bar pops up on top telling you that it was blocked. Of course, IE is still vulnerable unless you go into Internet Settings and turn off ActiveX controls, but no one does this. So because a bar pops up notifying people when sites try to install bad software, this makes IE okay, right? Wrong…

Here’s what really pissed me off. Sites know that SP2 blocks their spyware, so now they provide detailed instructions on how to install it, bypassing all of SP2s new security features (which are weak anyway). Yes, it’s happening. “In order to continue using our site you must…” Check out the picture for the actual instructions given. Quick note about the picture – it is a real screenshot and a javascript detected Internet Explorer and those instructions popped up over the main content of the website. Dumb people would follow the instructions because they want to access the site. And here’s the kicker. The damn thing says security warning, and the instructions are asking you to install it. People are really dumb and would.

I can’t make this point any stronger: GET FIREFOX!!!! I went to the exact same site and every bad script and popup was blocked.

The i860 – New Junk for Lazy People

December 26th, 2004 11:43pm No comments

This isn’t the first time I’m bashing Nextel phones. Anyway, the i860 is crap and is for lazy people. The feature that pisses me off the most is the push-button flip mechanism. This is absolute junk and a waste of a feature. It proves people are too lazy these days. Whats the matter, takes too much energy to manually filp up your phone? I guess so. Some fat lazy engineer for Motorolla probably designed this because he was sick of burning an extra calorie by opening up his phone. He thought it’d be easier to push a button. Well it sucks. I saw the phone and used the push button flip. It opens so fast that it’s bound to wear out within a month. Just another thing to wear out and break.

Motorolla uses good marketing strategy build a phone that will wear out quickly and break, because lazy idiots will buy the phone, break it in a month, then buy another. I can get a Verizon LG phone for $60 that has all the same features minus the crappy flip option. Sigh… What’s happenning to society these days?

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