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Straight Angle™: Why I hate MSN so much!
Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Why I hate MSN so much! 

There are times, when I wonder, why I hate MS so much....Then, I used to think, after all without MS, there wouldn't have been a PC for me to browse and speak ill of MS so much...But time and again, MS proves itself that, it deserves to be hated, deserves a post that would screw it- literally.

One of my regular reads is the Slate Magazine. Yeah- I know, though it is owned by the MS group, I read it...it does have some nice articles and some nice writeups. Take for example, this article in the picture...rather it's a book review column.

There were two books reviewed- Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families, and Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture. Now, dont just grin at the name of the books...It occurred to me that these might be a good topic...what with the net stuffed with porn material to more than 50%, Porn will definitely have an impact in all our lives. But, to the subject of this post!

When, I opened the review page, the picture was how it looked- a big banner in the middle of the page, for The New York Times...asking me to click it..I am really incensed by the insensitivity of the page designer. The banner stays in the middle of the page...what sort of stupid idea is it to have a banner in the middle of the page!..Thinking that by, clicking on the banner, it will disappear, I click on it, only to find that, it is much more smarter than me...it just stayed there...irritated to the core, I simply closed the window and started blogging!!

But the second time, I opened the same page, the banner was gone!..So, either the page should install a cookie to know that, this is not the first visit(in which case, it is even more bad)..or that was a simple mistake by a designer-which I suspect cannot be the case...MS hadn't gone that bad yet! Iam thinking of stop reading Slate!- I dont want to be tracked with cookies!!..There you go MS...You don't deserve me!

4 Comments:

Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

Sometimes that helps.. I got one such irritating popup everytime I connect using AOL software (AOL is my ISP here). Without any option, I clicked that and they automatically started sending TIME mag free.. I called them up to see whether it is really free.. yes it is, but for the first 12 issues, by which time I can either cancel or start paying.

Of course, this comment has nothing related to your post. :P

9/20/2005 9:07 AM  
Blogger Krish said...

@Chakra:I didn't get such thing Chakra..may be had I got, I would have been calm!!:)

9/21/2005 1:27 AM  
Blogger G3 said...

hmm ... if your concern is pop-ups, then its a different case. But if your concern is cookies and being tracked, boss dont you think Google is worse at that. They index even the IP address that I sign in from. Isnt that far worse? think about it, they can actually figure out whether I am in India or Singapore ... even worse if I always sign in using a static IP address, whether I am at home or office. grrrrrrrr!

9/22/2005 2:07 AM  
Blogger Krish said...

@Gayathri: Well..I liked your comment(to be frank)...I honestly feel to be an hypocrite..but then, I guess, Google's cookies are "Dont do evil" cookies...whereas, MS Cookies are, "Shi**y Cookies"...so the bias!!..:P
But to be honest, you have a valid argument, for which I dont have any answer- convincing or not!

9/22/2005 2:23 AM  

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