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May 13th, 2004


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12:35 pm - oh so that's what it does
On the occasion of the third anniversary of the death of Douglas Adams (Tuesday, in case you had forgotten) the cast and crew of the Hitchhiker's movie got together and took a picture. At least, that's what I was told they did. I visited the film's official site and was greeted with a Flash gateway page. It's the Earth with a big red button underneath. It said "Please don't push this button." I pushed it. Then it said "YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!" So I pushed it again.

And a big-ass Netflix pop-up then took over my monitor.

Well! Consider me well and duly warned.

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From:derspatchel
Date:May 13th, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)
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Moooooom! Kestrels is ruing all my fun!
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From:captain_slinky
Date:May 13th, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC)
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After you click the first time, the brightest star above the Earth (to the right a bit... possibly bettleguise?) becomes a link to The Official Movie Blog. Very tricky of them!
From:yuda
Date:May 13th, 2004 07:47 pm (UTC)
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That'll teach you to use IE instead of, say, a modern browser.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 13th, 2004 11:43 pm (UTC)
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Sure, I'll just go and start installing programs on an office PC that's not only not mine, but one I only used for two days. They love it when temps do that.
From:ungratefulninja
Date:May 14th, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC)
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Hey dooder slashdot is ---->
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From:annilita
Date:May 13th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
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That's odd. I just got a big DON'T PANIC and a link to the same page that the star in the upper right linked to. No pop up.
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From:tyopsqueene
Date:May 14th, 2004 02:25 am (UTC)
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Same here, and i'm on IE with no pop-up suppressors. (Becuase - work PC and hterefore not allowed to download own programmes from the intranetweb due to them all being pIRATEd or HAKCED or Trojan Worm things, according to the IT guy).
From:yuda
Date:May 14th, 2004 02:13 pm (UTC)
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Who said anything about slashdot? I'm just talking about using a web browser that actually, like, works.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 14th, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Ok, I'll bite.

A browser that executes code written for it to pop up a window is, in fact, working. Doing exactly what the code tells it to do.

Or perhaps you were suggesting, with a hefty little dose of rhetoric, that people find browsers which can be customized to ignore certain bits of code, like pop-ups and pop-unders and the like?


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