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NetFixer
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Anyone know what these critters on the Comcast account page are?

To my vision on my monitor, they are the approximate size and shape of mosquitoes.
          
Could this be a Comcast web coder's dark sense of humor referring to a blood sucking creature?
          
Or are those critters only visible on my account page?



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graysonf
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They look more like birds to me, flying in that cloud filled sky background.



YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY
reply to NetFixer

Maybe it's the iCloud



Clever_Proxy
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Villa Park, IL

Carrier Pigeons



pokesph
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reply to NetFixer

great, you've found more bugs in the comast code.



Darknessfall
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reply to graysonf

said by graysonf:

They look more like birds to me, flying in that cloud filled sky background.



train_wreck

join:2013-10-04
Antioch, TN
reply to NetFixer

looks like the comcast site's truly "for the birds" *ba dump ching*



YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY
reply to Clever_Proxy

Comcast uses Carrier Pigeons as a redundancy for when e-mail goes down! .....I know...bad joke! Ha!



tshirt
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reply to NetFixer

Those are the "Your bill is OVERDUE" drones.
You really don't want to find out what they do.


cooperaaaron

join:2004-04-10
Joliet, IL

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reply to NetFixer

Looks to me like the page is saying: "Look at your money fly away!!"



NetFixer
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reply to YukonHawk

said by YukonHawk:

Comcast uses Carrier Pigeons as a redundancy for when e-mail goes down! .....I know...bad joke! Ha!

Actually, with modern large capacity micro SD cards, RFC 1149 can be a relatively efficient transmission medium (if you aren't concerned with the lag time).
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A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.


NetFixer
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reply to graysonf

said by graysonf:

They look more like birds to me, flying in that cloud filled sky background.

          
          
Mutant Ninja Bluebirds of Happiness?
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A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.


graysonf
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Buzzards at a distance?



YukonHawk

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reply to NetFixer

said by NetFixer:

Actually, with modern large capacity micro SD cards, RFC 1149 can be a relatively efficient transmission medium (if you aren't concerned with the lag time).

Now that was priceless!


DooBee

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reply to NetFixer

Too funny! Note they are still there when the balance is zero!



intok

join:2012-03-15
reply to NetFixer

The problem with this is if you use it for piracy the NSA drones and RIAA/MPAA hawks will take your packets out of the sky...



Johkal
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reply to NetFixer

Anti-fraud markers.


earletp

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reply to NetFixer

Click for full size
If you view the entire background image, there's a couple more that were cropped out.


NetFixer
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said by earletp:

If you view the entire background image, there's a couple more that were cropped out.

Ah yes, the two overlapped critters on the far right do look a bit more like birds than bugs. Actually, I didn't intentionally crop them from the screen shot I posted, they are not normally visible to me because of the screen magnification I use (in order to be able to read the text on most web pages). And the annoying tendency on some web sites (Comcast sites among them) to disallow horizontal scrolling does indeed often make objects on the right side of the screen invisible to me.

Here is what I see when logged into the Comcast MyAccount page:




Notice that there are no overlapped critters on the right of the screen (and no horizontal scrollbar to allow them to be seen). There are also no clouds in the background on that page (but now that I have seen your image, I know what graysonf See Profile meant when he mentioned birds flying in that cloud filled sky background). Just for grins, I manually logged out of that site, and accessed it again, and now I see that on the login page, there is indeed a cloud filled sky background (with what are probably flying birds). I normally don't see that page because I setup that site for auto-login. Thanks for the posted background image; it did help me to see birds instead of bugs.
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A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.


bbeesley
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perhaps they are Comcast's compliance with RFC 1149

»www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1149.txt



NetFixer
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said by bbeesley:

perhaps they are Comcast's compliance with RFC 1149

          
Wow, there seems to be an echo in my connection. I guess perhaps that is because Comcast can't use echo cancelers on an HFC line.
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A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.


owlyn
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reply to NetFixer

They look like New Jersey black flies.



NormanS
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said by NetFixer:

Wow, there seems to be an echo in my connection ...

I am so glad I decided to read through before commenting. RFC 1149 was my second thought, after web bug.
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