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.. CNET videos... redux

by ChicagoJammer / June 28, 2013 5:11 PM PDT

..are mini product reviews, I see...

BUT.. you need to not block certain URLs.

and other stuff I haven't figured out yet.

too many URL interconnections.... but AVANT was able to give me a few clues.

...could you PLEEEZE just have a nice, simple viewer that's compatible with IE, FF, AVANT, CHROME et al without having to edit my (our) blacklists???

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Make Sure Certain Flash Settings Are Enabled Also
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 29, 2013 3:35 AM PDT

For some reason, CNET requires Flash Player to have the setting below enabled:

Open the Control Panel, then double click on the "Flash" icon. On the "Storage" tab, make sure to CHECK the box next to "Allow sites to save information on this computer".. Disabling this option will prevent CNET videos from playing correctly.

Hope this helps.


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Convoluted URL intertwingling == bloatware? cancer?
by ChicagoJammer / June 29, 2013 5:13 AM PDT

Grif, thanks. I'm just going to opt out of the whole process. All those dynamic FETCHes
of bits of miscellany just eat up too much ram, cpu and bandwidth; creeping acromegaly due
to these naught-but-pseudo-spyware chunklets of JS / gif / jpg... is just as noxious as Windows'
uncontrolled expansion, it's the old IBM ruse translated into the PC world, "...yeah, we got yer
OS rightcheer, Pally, butya need more memory and a more powerful CPU and oh them
HDs is really improved, we'll make yas a dealio here..." Wink

PC's are nothing more than souped-up desktop publishing engines, but they're working
for everone Else, not us! Maybe we could just lump all this into the generic term Sneakyware??** Silly

I'd call that an amazing sales job. And we dint even notice!! Shocked

....wonder if anyone's thought of something like Windows-Lite?

oh, yeah.. Linux!!!! Grin

** darn. several Google references to Sneakyware already exist; well, PMTA, I guess.
And here I thought I was being inventive!! Used to be aHEAD of the curve. Must be gettin' old(er). Cry

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