Community server is more shitty than usual this week



  • That's a screenshot of a post made by a spammer. Yes, I have reported it.

    The page loaded without any links and without any buttons. I refreshed the page, and LITERALLY FIVE MINUTES LATER (17:51), the page loaded and I was able to report the spammer.

    How the hell do you manage to remove all semblance of usefulness dynamically? Keep in mind that this is CS we're talking about. They're not evil, just really really stupid. And evil.



  • @Ben L. said:


    That's a screenshot of a post made by a spammer. Yes, I have reported it.

    The page loaded without any links and without any buttons. I refreshed the page, and LITERALLY FIVE MINUTES LATER (17:51), the page loaded and I was able to report the spammer.

    How the hell do you manage to remove all semblance of usefulness dynamically? Keep in mind that this is CS we're talking about. They're not evil, just really really stupid. And evil.

    Also noticed the spammer couldn't make up their mind between "false" and "fake".

     



  • Apparently you reported it, but I never got emailed. Interesting.

    The loading problem was probably just the server or some network connection having indigestion. It happens pretty frequently if you pay attention. This isn't some HA site, ya know.


    (Is that the Chromebook OS? Because, wow, that looks like a poor man's OSX.)



  • @drurowin said:

    Also noticed the spammer couldn't make up their mind between "false" and "fake".

    I like that half the adjective forms of the countries have the country name next to it in parens. Because a customer might be like "'Finnish'? Where the hell is 'Finnish'?? I just want a fucking fake/false Finland passport, you twats!"



  • @drurowin said:

    Also noticed the spammer couldn't make up their mind between "false" and "fake".

    A false passport and a fake passport are not the same thing. A false passport is a stolen passport that has been altered. A fake one is made from scratch. Price tag is quite different; false ones are usually more expensive because of the supply chain volatility but they stand a better chance of passing e-scrutiny.



    Let me know if you need a quote but please note that my guy is strictly wholesale and won't provide documents to no stinkin' terrorist.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    (Is that the Chromebook OS? Because, wow, that looks like a poor man's OSX.)

    It looks more like Windows 7 to me.



  • @Ben L. said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    (Is that the Chromebook OS? Because, wow, that looks like a poor man's OSX.)

    It looks more like Windows 7 to me.

    Well, the system tray is on the bottom rather than the top, and there's no god-awful brushed-metal/gray plastic shit everywhere. But the icons on the lower-left look more dock-like (little indicator underneath to show the program is running, right?) and there's no Start menu nor Aero Glass. shrug

    What is the green quote thing? It's in the system tray and Chrome?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    What is the green quote thing? It's in the system tray and Chrome?

    I think it's hangouts. It shares the same icon, at any rate.



  • @drurowin said:

    Also noticed the spammer couldn't make up their mind between "false" and "fake".
     

    Could be intentional. If you'll notice, there are tons of mispelled words that look right at a glance. You read it as "Fake Passport" because that's what your brain is expecting. Take a closer look, and you'll notice they're selling "Fake Passover".  Either it's a technique to elude spam assassins, or they're selling counterfit Jewish holidays. It's just like the real thing, but it only has 7 days, and the Matzoh is just really big Skyflakes.



  • @Ben L. said:

    That's a screenshot

    Jesus fucking shit, man! I know ChromebookOS is a fucking gimped OS, but can you at least install an image editor on it?  Like Gimp. Because you know what happens when you take a screenshot that is sized 1:1 with a site, and then post it on the samesaid site? You fuck up the layout for every post that comes after it.

    Double the fuckupedness when the site runs CS.

    1,366px × 768px images. Fuck.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    I know ChromebookOS is a fucking gimped OS...

    I think it's "Chrome DOS".

    @Lorne Kates said:

    ...but can you at least install an image editor on it?

    No, but you can install Gimp. (Zing!)

    @Lorne Kates said:

    ecause you know what happens when you take a screenshot that is sized 1:1 with a site, and then post it on the samesaid site? You fuck up the layout for every post that comes after it.

    Double the fuckupedness when the site runs CS.

    1,366px × 768px images. Fuck.

    I doesn't fuck up the layout for me, it just chops off some of the image. Of course, I'm running "Chromefox Explorer", the #1 fucking browser.



  • @Salamander said:

    hangouts

    Wow, they are reeeeally pushing that shit. Pretty soon I'm not going to be able to jerk off to Katy Perry or Emii videos on YouTube without creating a hangout first. And since, like, the only person I know on G+ is my brother-in-law that's going to make things really awkward.



  • @Ben L. said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    (Is that the Chromebook OS? Because, wow, that looks like a poor man's OSX.)

    It looks more like Windows 7 to me.

    OK, so now whe know Ben.L has both a "family" iPad, and a ChromeBook.  God damn, just have to be conspicuous consumption, don't you.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Pretty soon I'm not going to be able to jerk off to Katy Perry or Emii videos on YouTube without creating a hangout first. And since, like, the only person I know on G+ is my brother-in-law that's going to make things really awkward.

    There are a lot of better options out there. Did nobody tell you about scuttlepad or yoursphere?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @Ben L. said:
    @morbiuswilters said:
    (Is that the Chromebook OS? Because, wow, that looks like a poor man's OSX.)

    It looks more like Windows 7 to me.

    Well, the system tray is on the bottom rather than the top, and there's no god-awful brushed-metal/gray plastic shit everywhere. But the icons on the lower-left look more dock-like (little indicator underneath to show the program is running, right?) and there's no Start menu nor Aero Glass. shrug


    Sorry, it doesn't bother with glass when the window is fullscreen. Here's a picture with glass and the app menu visible:



  • @drurowin said:

    OK, so now whe know Ben.L has both a "family" iPad, and a ChromeBook.  God damn, just have to be conspicuous consumption, don't you.

    Pfft.. whatever. I have seven iPads. Never turned any of 'em on, they're just for target practice with my 48 guns.



  • @Ronald said:

    Did nobody tell you about scuttlepad or yoursphere?

    They make social networks for kids?? Jesus Leg-humping Christ..

    Worst. Cultural. Suicide. Ever.



  • @Ben L. said:

    Sorry, it doesn't bother with glass when the window is fullscreen. Here's a picture with glass and the app menu visible:

    Yeah, that does look like an indigent fellow's Win7.

    But, hey, it has all your favorite Google Apps! Like.. that light bulb one. That's gotta be something cool.

    And there's the octothorpe using the Windows colors! It looks eerily reminiscent of the old Windows logo! That's, um..

    ..is Google just trying to get sued here?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    I like that half the adjective forms of the countries have the country name next to it in parens. Because a customer might be like "'Finnish'? Where the hell is 'Finnish'?? I just want a fucking fake/false Finland passport, you twats!"

    I want a false Belgian passport, but all I can find that seems to come close is a fake Belgium one.



  • @Ben L. said:

    image
     

    I'm rather curious why the 1px table borders are dark grey on your screen. I noticed some odd crossed out styles for them in Firebug, so maybe it's a discrepancy in CSS selector cascade rules?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    (Is that the Chromebook OS? Because, wow, that looks like a poor man's OSX.)
     

    Pretty hard to tell from ONE SINGLE BAR OF UI.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @drurowin said:
    OK, so now whe know Ben.L has both a "family" iPad, and a ChromeBook.  God damn, just have to be conspicuous consumption, don't you.

    Pfft.. whatever. I have seven iPads. Never turned any of 'em on, they're just for target practice with my 48 guns.

    He could've bought something that makes financial sense, like an Oracle Exadata X3-2.  (Starting at only $75,400, you can't afford NOT to have one.)



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Pfft.. whatever. I have seven iPads. Never turned any of 'em on, they're just for target practice with my 48 guns.
     

    Wait, WHAAATTTT?? Morbs are you MAD? Why would you EVER shoot an Apple device… thats turned OFF‽‽‽



  • @SamC said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Pfft.. whatever. I have seven iPads. Never turned any of 'em on, they're just for target practice with my 48 guns.
     

    Wait, WHAAATTTT?? Morbs are you MAD? Why would you EVER shoot an Apple device… thats turned OFF‽‽‽

    And not being held in front of some hipster's chest.  I don't think an iPad would slow down a .30-06 hunting rifle round much.

     



  • @drurowin said:

    @SamC said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Pfft.. whatever. I have seven iPads. Never turned any of 'em on, they're just for target practice with my 48 guns.
     

    Wait, WHAAATTTT?? Morbs are you MAD? Why would you EVER shoot an Apple device… thats turned OFF‽‽‽

    And not being held in front of some hipster's chest.  I don't think an iPad would slow down a .30-06 hunting rifle round much.

     


    It's mostly glass and metal, so it'd probably help.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    And there's the octothorpe using the Windows colors! It looks eerily reminiscent of the old Windows logo! That's, um..

    Obviously it's some tool for working with C#.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    And there's the octothorpe using the Windows colors! It looks eerily reminiscent of the old Windows logo! That's, um..

    ..is Google just trying to get sued here?

    One of the first things I noticed about Chrome, same colors as the Windows logo just arranged in a circle instead of a square.

     



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    And there's the octothorpe using the Windows colors! It looks eerily reminiscent of the old Windows logo! That's, um..

    ..is Google just trying to get sued here?

    One of the first things I noticed about Chrome, same colors as the Windows logo just arranged in a circle instead of a square.

     

    Hmm, that's strange. I can't imagine anything else using red, yellow, green, and blue...

    Oh, except every 4-pack of crayons ever made.

    And pokemon

    And Google

    and fruit



  • It's also the union of the traditional primary colors (red, blue, yellow) and the primary colors of light (red, blue, green).



  • @Ben L. said:

    And pokemon
    I really don't think you get to count Green. It's the Japanese version of Pokémon Blue.

    (Unless you're not just counting the first-generation games, in which case you left out Gold, Silver, Black, White, and a bunch of titles that aren't actually colours.)

     



  • @Ben L. said:

    I can't imagine anything else using red, yellow, green, and blue...

    Oh, except every 4-pack of crayons ever made.

    And pokemon

    And Google

    and fruit

    You clearly don't understand how trademarks work. It's not just "using the colors". It's using them in a logo similar enough to the Windows one to cause confusion in consumers, and in the same industry. Now, the Chrome logo is probably different enough to pass trademark muster (although it does make me question the branding folks at Google when they have to rip off their competitor's logo) but that # sign thing is pretty damn similar to the Windows logo.



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    It's also the union of the traditional primary colors (red, blue, yellow) and the primary colors of light (red, blue, green).

    Do you people not understand how trademarks work? Are the colors black, white and red trademarked? No. But when you use them to draw Mickey Fucking Mouse (or "Rickey Ducking Rouse"), that's a trademark violation. (Actually, it doesn't matter what fucking colors you draw Rickey in..)

    And actually, the # sign actually looks a bit like the newer Office logo, too. So there's probably a case to be made that the general pattern belongs to Microsoft. Like how you can't open a restaurant and serve "McBurritos" because clearly you're ripping off McDonald's. McD's doesn't even need to have an actual product called "McBurrito" since taking "Mc" in front of foods to make a new product name is their thing--you can't do it.



  • I most like that he's offering BOTH real and fake ones. I was in the market for a fake, but now he says he can get me a REAL Mexican passport I totally want that instead.
    Is there anyone in the world to whom it doesn't occur, that the definition of a real passport is that it was issued by the authoritative office to the actual person named within it?



  • @eViLegion said:

    I most like that he's offering BOTH real and fake ones. I was in the market for a fake, but now he says he can get me a REAL Mexican passport I totally want that instead.
    Is there anyone in the world to whom it doesn't occur, that the definition of a real passport is that it was issued by the authoritative office to the actual person named within it?

    Is there anyone in the world who doesn't realize you can slip any Mexican government official--even the President--1000 pesos, and basically walk away with any documents you want?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @MiffTheFox said:

    It's also the union of the traditional primary colors (red, blue, yellow) and the primary colors of light (red, blue, green).

    Do you people not understand how trademarks work? Are the colors black, white and red trademarked? No. But when you use them to draw Mickey Fucking Mouse (or "Rickey Ducking Rouse"), that's a trademark violation. (Actually, it doesn't matter what fucking colors you draw Rickey in..)

    So the colors have nothing in common with the old Windows logo but the # shape infringes on one of MS's trademraks?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Of course, I'm running "Chromefox Explorer", the #1 fucking browser.

    I actually found those kinds of browsers to be too distracting, I just stick with the regular ones.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    It's not just "using the colors". It's using them in a logo similar enough to the Windows one to cause confusion in consumers, and in the same industry. Now, the Chrome logo is probably different enough to pass trademark muster (although it does make me question the branding folks at Google when they have to rip off their competitor's logo)
    Nobody is going to see the Chrome logo and get it "confused" with Windows. I've always just thought it was a subtle fuck you aimed at Microsoft.  Yes, that would be silly.  But it's not like it hasn't been done before.



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    So the colors have nothing in common with the old Windows logo but the # shape infringes on one of MS's trademraks?

    facepalm Of course the colors are exactly the same, which when taken with the # shape would seem very reminiscent of the Windows and Office logos.

    The point is, you can't just trademark colors (outside of very narrow usage), which is what you dipwads were seeming to imply. No, Microsoft doesn't own a trademark on the primary colors. Yes, they almost certainly have a trademark claim to those four colors arranged in a square shape, when relating to software.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    Nobody is going to see the Chrome logo and get it "confused" with Windows.

    I think it's possible they might. Or at the very least, given it's similarity to Windows and Office logos, they might think it's a M$-sanctioned product.

    But I did say that the Chrome logo would probably slip by, but the hashmark thing (which is what I brought up in the first place) almost certainly would not.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @MiffTheFox said:
    So the colors have nothing in common with the old Windows logo but the # shape infringes on one of MS's trademraks?

    facepalm Of course the colors are exactly the same, which when taken with the # shape would seem very reminiscent of the Windows and Office logos.

    The point is, you can't just trademark colors (outside of very narrow usage), which is what you dipwads were seeming to imply. No, Microsoft doesn't own a trademark on the primary colors. Yes, they almost certainly have a trademark claim to those four colors arranged in a square shape, when relating to software.

    It's a fucking IRC client. It's not made by Google. It's a free app, and it works on Windows too. How the fuck is someone going to confuse Microsoft's logo:

    With this thing:



  • @Ben L. said:

    It's not made by Google.

    Okay?

    @Ben L. said:

    It's a free app, and it works on Windows too.

    Oh, well things that are free are allowed to break the law! Everybody knows that!

    @Ben L. said:

    How the fuck is someone going to confuse Microsoft's logo:

    I don't know why you gave a screenshot of the application instead of the logo, which is what's being questioned here. The logo is very reminiscent of the Windows and Office logos.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    The logo is very reminiscent of the Windows and Office logos

    I took the liberty of searching for images similar to the windows logo.

    Among the things that show up long before any Google product:

    • Firefox
    • MSN Messenger
    • Apple's rainbow logo
    • An apple with arms and legs
    • A bell
    • Internet Explorer
    • Media Player
    • A green @ sign
    • The AVG logo.


  • @Ben L. said:

    I took the liberty of searching for images similar to the windows logo.

    Ah, a GIS. Clearly the final word on whether something looks like something else!

    @Ben L. said:

    The AVG logo.

    Man, are they trying to get sued, too? Fuck.



  • @Ben L. said:

    I took the liberty of searching for images similar to the windows logo.

    Among the things that show up long before any Google product:

    • Firefox
    • MSN Messenger
    • Apple's rainbow logo
    • An apple with arms and legs
    • A bell
    • Internet Explorer
    • Media Player
    • A green @ sign
    • The AVG logo.

    I would agree that the AVG logo is very similar to Windows.  Maybe too similar.  I wonder how they got away with that?  As for the other items on your list, the only thing you proved is that Google's image search sucks.

     

     



  • @El_Heffe said:

    I wonder how they got away with that?

    Yeah, it's just the Windows logo rotated 180 degrees, with slightly different shapes. I know it didn't used to be like that, so all I can imagine is they changed it and nobody's figured it was worth suing them yet.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    I would agree that the AVG logo is very similar to Windows.

    Oh, and if you GIS for "avg logo", the 71st result is the Windows logo. Now, I'm no lawyer, but I'm pretty sure under Supreme Court rules that means Microsoft wins a $30 million settlement from AVG: $101 million - ($1 * position in GIS results)



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @El_Heffe said:
    I would agree that the AVG logo is very similar to Windows.

    Oh, and if you GIS for "avg logo", the 71st result is the Windows logo. Now, I'm no lawyer, but I'm pretty sure under Supreme Court rules that means Microsoft wins a $30 million settlement from AVG: $101 million - ($1 * position in GIS results)

    I'M GONNA BE RICH!



  • @Ben L. said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    @El_Heffe said:
    I would agree that the AVG logo is very similar to Windows.

    Oh, and if you GIS for "avg logo", the 71st result is the Windows logo. Now, I'm no lawyer, but I'm pretty sure under Supreme Court rules that means Microsoft wins a $30 million settlement from AVG: $101 million - ($1 * position in GIS results)

    I'M GONNA BE RICH!

    Sorry, I'm bankrupt after that $100 million I had to pay to that pot-smoking cat. Would you like my collection of purple dildos, perhaps?


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