Geotracking

Rocks   0 votes - 0 %
OK, I guess   0 votes - 0 %
Meh   0 votes - 0 %
Mild annoyance   2 votes - 25 %
Sucks   0 votes - 0 %
DIE DIE DIE!!!   4 votes - 50 %
Leave home?   2 votes - 25 %
 
8 Total Votes
geotracking by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 03:29:16 AM EST
It doesn't seem to be consistently applied. In Ireland I would be redirected from google.com but in Switzerland, I am not.

Awesome. by Breaker (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 05:07:42 AM EST
I too have been victim of this.  If I type .co.uk I want English, motherfucker!


sha by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 05:26:56 AM EST
this reminds me of those bumbling people who try to convenience you with small favours that end up only blocking your way. ie, somebody going out of their to open a door for you and you have to wait for them to get to the door, open it, move out of the way, etc. what am I, pregnant or something? I know I'm carrying something, but I have one free hand...

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Computers can do that!?!?!? by duxup (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 07:02:07 AM EST
Yeah I guess they can't...

I loath any site that dramatically changes without my input because it recognizes anything, even a cookie.

The wonders of the internet are that I can choose to get info from anywhere really fast and really cheap.  Not that some dicks can decide what I see on who they think I am and what they think I want.

A pizza place I occasionally use takes me straight to an online ordering page if I'm logged in.  If I'm not logged in I see their usual front page.  If logged in I CAN NOT see that front page unless I wipe out my cookies in the browser.  W T F?  What was that special on the front page again?  NO I can't see it... die.
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That special is only for new customers. by ks1178 (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 07:46:28 AM EST


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http://google.com/ncr by Greener (4.00 / 2) #6 Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 07:55:33 AM EST
overrides the localization and forces the american english site.

I fucking hate this by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 08:12:49 AM EST
I whine about this every time I go to Japan.  It's fucking idiocy.


Also, this:



Hey numbnuts, just because I put Japanese Language support on the machine doesn't mean I want every fucking thing in Japanese!


(iTunes install also used to do this.)
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[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman