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11-12-2001, 03:21 PM
Seen the new trailer yet? If Lucas doesn't add any dialog it should be great:
Click on the Star Wars link
11-12-2001, 03:27 PM
Won't let me view it.
Doesn't matter anyways. I will wait for video for the new Star Wars movie. No way I am gonna pay and stand in line for another POS. Episode 1 sucks.
11-12-2001, 03:37 PM
I changed the link to one page back. Try it this time. U R right about #1 though it sure looked purdy.
11-12-2001, 04:46 PM
How about the "Mystery" trailor... :D
dvd not required...
I love it.. I can't wait, may2002
you have to download it since it doesnt work online..
hmmm very strange
well worth the 12.4 MB download
11-12-2001, 04:57 PM
Looks good, but can't view it without instaling the quick time plug in.. which im not going to do :)
11-12-2001, 05:14 PM
just install it, watch the trailer, and uninstall it :D
11-12-2001, 05:14 PM
what is it with you people?
"i'm not gonna install the quicktime plugin"
"i refuse to download from :NS:" <--it shouldn't bother you anymore at all now that they host their own stuff..downloads are supa-easy
"i refuse to get anything from fileplanet"
you guys are weird...is it really worth all the extra work required to avoid these things you don't like?
11-12-2001, 05:37 PM
I dont give a ****
spy on me all you want
take a look at my 5 gig pr0n collection (some nice ones)
see all my pirated software (also nice collection)
what is it that people think is gonna happen
"KNOCK, KNOCK, Open up FBI" lmao :D
11-12-2001, 05:54 PM
With a written confession from you thats about all they have to do...now isn't it?..lol
11-12-2001, 07:23 PM
First of all, spyware bugs the hell out of me. Software that uses it has no place on my computer. They don't need to know me, and I don't need to know them. If I have to look for another piece of software that doesn't contain spyware than I will. Real Networks is a good example of that.. I stopped using RealPlayer a looooooong time ago.
FilePlanet had (in the past) changed their downloads to registered members only. Then, I stopped downloading from fileplanet as I'm not going to take the time to fill out a form giving out my name, address, and birthdate just to download a friggin' file. And no, i'm not going to waste my time typing in false information.
Recently, I've have been downloading from fileplanet because they now have public servers I can choose from and because Ghandi puts his mods and maps on there.
FP has gotten a little better. Before there would be 20 minute wait time just to download a 200K file. It was just unacceptable.
"Nali Sh*tty" or whatever that is, I have no comment on as I don't believe i've been there.
So to answer your question, "is it really worth all the extra work required to avoid these things you don't like?"
I won't give in to that kind of nonsense..so if I have to spend more time looking for an alternative then yes it is worth it. My privacy is important and I wont compromise it just to use someone's piece of software.
And as far as quicktime goes, I just don't like it and I dont want it on my computer. I miss out on some videos because of that, but thats just the way it goes..
11-12-2001, 07:49 PM
My view is that I'll just disable the spyware (every single time I've come across it, whether in realplayer or bearshare or morpheus or whatever, I've been able to a)disable it, b)uninstall it immediately, or c)just uncheck it and not install it in the first place). I keep very close tabs on my system; especially when I install freeware that could have spyware. The spyware thing is insidious, but controllable for anyone who just pays attention to several key steps in the installation process.
I didn't know FP closed off public servers for a while..every time I used them they had public available, so I didn't see the big deal (except when they're all full[rare for me]..then like you said the 20 minutes ain't worth it).
I'm not saying I like any of these things, but that annoyances (spyware, occasional download waits) are to be expected of anything that's free - so I deal with it instead of dumping the service altogether.
And quicktime's compression is pretty nice..the movie trailers look and sound damn good... I still don't like quicktime because I need a separate player for that *one* video type, but it's in semi-widespread use, so I have it.
11-12-2001, 09:09 PM
I have used many free software programs without any spyware. It's just not necassary to include it in your software. Some companies choose to hide the spyware in their programs, and the average computer user has no idea what is happening..
A good utility that I use is Ad-adware and can be found at http://www.lavasoftusa.com/index.html
It reports and optionally deletes spyware from your computer.
But enough about that.
I think i'll stay out of this topic from now on.
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