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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Apple Fan Boi's

I am impressed with the enthusiasm some people exhibit for Apple products. It defies rationality and has clearly become deeply rooted in emotion. It's especially funny how enthusiasts will rave about the products and completely gloss over the shortcomings. I've had many Apple friends tell me their computer was in the shop and then casually go on telling me how much better their PC is than my Windows-based PC. It will be interesting to see if the latest iPhone antenna disaster will bring some of these enthusiasts back to Earth.
This cartoon (NSFW) says it all...

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

One Cause for Annoyance

So someone signed up my e-mail address for a site called OneCause. Seems like a nice enough idea - instead of getting money for making purchases, you can donate the money to a charitable cause.

Anyhow, they were sending me all sorts of spam in the form of shopping e-mails and newsletters. So I clicked the "unsubscribe" link in the e-mail to unsubscribe to the shopping e-mails and newsletters. I was greeted with the following page to manage my settings:

Notice that the top checkbox is grayed out. Let's take a closer look:

That's right. I'm a "champion", so I have earned the permanent privilege of receiving the Shopping Emails and Newsletters.