Windows Legacy OS forum

Rant

.. 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.

like i.i.com.com, i.d.com.com, view.atdmt.com,
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???

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: .. CNET videos... redux
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: .. CNET videos... redux
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
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.

Grif

Collapse -
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

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
icon
Laptops 19,436 discussions
icon
Security 30,426 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
icon
Windows 10 360 discussions
icon
Phones 15,802 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

Tech Tip

Stuck without Internet and want to watch movies?

CNET shows you how to download movies and TV shows onto your device using Amazon Prime so you'll always be entertained.