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Posted on Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

Dave!I am getting so very tired of clicking on news links only to find that I must register to view the material. It's so stupid, because news is news and if you won't let me view it without registration, I'm just going to go someplace else to see it. The idiots at Sydney Morning Herald wanted me to register, so I said "kiss my ass" and then went to the BBC News site and read their story without having to give up any personal info.

I just love how ass clowns like the New York Times say "by requiring registration we are better able to determine which areas of the site are of greatest interest to our users," which is complete bullshit. Web servers keep very detailed logs that show exactly where people's interests lay. And if you're lying about why you force people to register, are you also lying about what you do with the information you collect?

Even more stupid, how do they know that the people who are suckered into registering are going to provide accurate data? If I ever end up registering, I think I'll be a 16 year-old hispanic woman living in Iowa with an income of a billion dollars who works as a neurosurgeon. What good does that information do you? Dumbasses.

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  1. kazza says:

    *comfort* yah know the feeling. Got frustrated with cnn for doing the same thing.

    But it does make me wonder what you were trying to look at on our humble little rag 🙂 I did actually register for the Sydney Morning Herald, but really because it is the town newspaper after all. I certainly wouldn’t register for anything else.

  2. Dave2 says:

    I honestly don’t remember what the story was about. I was probably reading an Aussie blog and they linked to a story at SMH… then, once I found out I had to register, I just went to the BBC News page and read about it there. Kind of silly really.

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