WeatherBug bug



  • WeatherBug

    A 30C drop in just a couple of hours, Hell must be freezing over! (Or WeatherBug is actually proving its name)



  • Isn't weatherbug itself a nuisance/malware/adware program?  One of those things that came attached to the AIM installer or something...



  • Come live in the land of the Chinook winds and that forecast could be perfectly normal.



  • @zlogic said:

    WeatherBug

    A 30C drop in just a couple of hours, Hell must be freezing over! 

    You must not have heard: The Colorado Rockies are in the World Series...



  • @shadowman said:

    Isn't weatherbug itself a nuisance/malware/adware program?  One of those things that came attached to the AIM installer or something...

    It's a Vista Sidebar gadget. If you think that Vista is a nuisance then the answer is technically yes :)



  • WeatherBug does (or did, it's been a while) show ads.  That in itself isn't a big deal.  It's not great, but it's part of the package.  However, IIRC for a while some of the ads included some other more significant malware, prompting some anti-spyware vendors to include weatherbug in the definitions for their products.  These days I think WeatherBug ads are clean and it's not blacklisted, though again: it's been a while since I've used it.



  • @zlogic said:

    WeatherBug

    A 30C drop in just a couple of hours, Hell must be freezing over! (Or WeatherBug is actually proving its name)

     

    I don't see anything wrong with this... the bottom section was just the day's forecast.  Obviously the forecast was way off, but that doesn't necessarily make the software wrong (unless their idea of "forecast" is "current high and current low for the day"). 



  • looks like a fahrenheit/celsius bug to me.  21 fahrenheit is about -7 celsius



  • @zlogic said:

    @shadowman said:

    Isn't weatherbug itself a nuisance/malware/adware program?  One of those things that came attached to the AIM installer or something...

    It's a Vista Sidebar gadget. If you think that Vista is a nuisance then the answer is technically yes :)

    OK, I see -- its latest incarnation is as a sidebar gadget.  It formerly was a pretty annoying desktop app. It's also a third-party gadget, so your statement about Vista is a bit misleading.
     


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