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exocet_cm
Free at last, free at last
Premium
join:2003-03-23
New Orleans, LA
kudos:3

Weatherug begs for forgiveness

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As you can see I am working on another computer across the internet removing crap.

When I went to uninstall weatherbug I read this. For some reason it just REALLY REALLY pissed me off. Crap like this is BS.

Begging, pleading for me to leave it on...disgusting.
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I know that God is real, but I don't think He created this vast universe just for us.
Seti@Home & Seti@Boinc


CJ

join:2000-07-18
USA
Did that with a girlfriend years ago when I was young. And yes, it was also disgusting.


richtig
Music Is Emotion
Premium
join:2003-02-19
Australia

1 recommendation

reply to exocet_cm
The Red Cross doesn't do that when you close their web-site!

»www.redcross.org/services/hss/courses/
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We are the music makers,We are the dreamers of dreams.Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy


koolman2
Premium
join:2002-10-01
Anchorage, AK
reply to exocet_cm
I actually like weatherbug. After scanning with Ad-Aware and Spybot, it gives no problems whatsoever. It's kinda nice to have alerts right there when they happen, and to know the temperature outside when I'm on the computer. The only complaint I have is that it randomly yells at me to pay to upgrade, which I just click through.
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A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.


Vvian Kalyss

join:2003-10-14
Stage 5.0

1 recommendation

reply to exocet_cm
Misleading... I thought this thread was about Weatherbug putting a notice on their website finally saying sorry for all the problems they've caused on peoples' computers.
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Mikami Vvian, resident Girlfriend of Steel, care of the Tokyo-3 Middle Daughters Club


dadkins
Can you do Blu?
Premium,MVM
join:2003-09-26
Hercules, CA
kudos:18
reply to exocet_cm
That's pathetic! Never did like WeatherSlug.

B
Premium,MVM
join:2000-10-28
reply to Vvian Kalyss
Yeah, me too. Too bad...

-- B

P.S. I think I've seen that same begging screen while uninstalling Weatherbug, but what can you do... AOL in particular is notorious for this nonsense. Then they leave a NEW icon on your desktop AFTER you finally manage to uninstall it.
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In a realm outside causality and function


exocet_cm
Free at last, free at last
Premium
join:2003-03-23
New Orleans, LA
kudos:3

1 edit
said by B:

Yeah, me too. Too bad...

-- B

P.S. I think I've seen that same begging screen while uninstalling Weatherbug, but what can you do... AOL in particular is notorious for this nonsense. Then they leave a NEW icon on your desktop AFTER you finally manage to uninstall it.
AOL AIM installs their icons everywhere. Start menu, program files, desktop, IE favorites.

Edit: Sorry for the misleading title...
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I know that God is real, but I don't think He created this vast universe just for us.
Seti@Home & Seti@Boinc


Steve
I know your IP address
Consultant
join:2001-03-10
Foothill Ranch, CA
kudos:5

2 recommendations

reply to exocet_cm
Weatherbug at least performs a service that a very wide variety of people actively prefer - I have several customers that say "I don't care" about the privacy issues. After looking into the program, if I ever left my house and/or cared about the weather, I probably would run it too.

Free sometimes has costs, costs of which some users are more than willing to bear. Not every "phone home" is an atrocity.

Steve
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Stephen J. Friedl • Unix Wizard • Microsoft Security MVP • Tustin, California USA • my web site

B
Premium,MVM
join:2000-10-28
reply to exocet_cm

Re: Weatherug, for theTemperature-Sensitive Toupee

Hey no need to apologize. Misleading titles are the lifeblood of a vibrant forum.

Or maybe not. But don't sweat it.

-- B
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In a realm outside causality and function


sivran
Seamonkey's back
Premium
join:2003-09-15
Irving, TX
kudos:1
reply to exocet_cm

Re: Weatherug begs for forgiveness

I donno, I thought the screenshot was rather amusing, actually.


Anonymous
Premium
join:2004-06-01
IA
kudos:2
reply to koolman2
said by koolman2:

I actually like weatherbug. After scanning with Ad-Aware and Spybot, it gives no problems whatsoever. It's kinda nice to have alerts right there when they happen, and to know the temperature outside when I'm on the computer. The only complaint I have is that it randomly yells at me to pay to upgrade, which I just click through.
»www.singerscreations.com/
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Someone who finds a job they love will never work a day in their life.


black knight
Premium
join:2004-06-22
Oxford, CT
reply to exocet_cm
And For those of Use running the "FOX". You can get 'Weatherfox" FREE. Works great.

BK


richtig
Music Is Emotion
Premium
join:2003-02-19
Australia
reply to Steve
They pretend to provide a metric temperature. It displays Celsius in the big images, but the forecasts don't. When will the great USA catch up with the rest of the world? Besides, here in Australia there is an adequate free service from the Bureau of Meteorology.
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We are the music makers,We are the dreamers of dreams.Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy


Steely
I rise when the sun goes down
Premium
join:2000-10-15
Princeton Junction, NJ
kudos:1

2 edits

1 recommendation

reply to black knight
said by black knight:

And For those of Use running the "FOX". You can get 'Weatherfox" FREE. Works great.
"Weatherfox" is actually now "ForecastFox," and it's available here.

What is it?

ForecastFox is an extension that brings international weather from The Weather Chanel® to your Firefox web browser. You can use your US zip code or you can easily find your town or city by using the built in search tool. It is unobtrusive and lightweight, yet can be customized to display nearly as much data as the leading desktop weather programs! If you can't find what you are looking for, double-click the weather icons displayed to open the weather.com® forecast for that day. A slider, slimilar to when popup notification for when all downloads complete, pops up from the bottom right corner of your screen when the current conditions are updated. You can even set what appears in it or disable it!

ForecastFox lets you customize everything, from the number of days to be forecasted, to the content of the tooltips. You can decide whether to see the labels, and you can decide what toolbar to place Forecastfox in. The options window is intuitive and makes it fast and easy to change any of the settings you'd like.

The profile system lets you easily change between multiple locations. Each profile saves all of its own settings, including the tooltips and labels, the number of days forecasted and the location of the forecast. There is even a setting that allows you to automatically rotate between the profiles at a given time interval.


Go for it!


Nogard is me
Premium
join:2004-01-08
Columbus, OH

1 recommendation

reply to exocet_cm
LOL Weatherbug begs for forgiveness is a big joke. Weatherbug is really junk. They say after you try to uninstall that it can save your life. It also says that they can warn you of severe weather alerts but so can the TV. Anyway, dump the junk and get weather pulse. It's better, freee and not ads or spyware.


koolman2
Premium
join:2002-10-01
Anchorage, AK
I don't watch Tv.


Nogard is me
Premium
join:2004-01-08
Columbus, OH

1 recommendation

LOL... Look out the window and if you a see a storm you know there's a storm. If you see a tornado than run and take cover. J/K...


koolman2
Premium
join:2002-10-01
Anchorage, AK
It's not easy with these darn mountains and trees in the way!


dadkins
Can you do Blu?
Premium,MVM
join:2003-09-26
Hercules, CA
kudos:18


koolman2
Premium
join:2002-10-01
Anchorage, AK
There's a difference between opening a browser, looking through my favorites, clicking the link, waiting for load..., rather than looking at my taskbar and seeing that it's 26 degrees out.
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A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.


dadkins
Can you do Blu?
Premium,MVM
join:2003-09-26
Hercules, CA
kudos:18

1 recommendation



DaveDude
No Fear

join:1999-09-01
New Jersey
kudos:1
Ads with weather, I got tired of weatherbug throwing ads at me at every turn, weather exchange is good too.
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I dont support the **aa!


dongyrn
Professional Geek

join:2003-07-14
Martinsburg, WV
reply to Steely
Yeah, I used to use Weatherbug too, uninstalled from all computers and put Weatherfox on my Firefox browser instead, been very pleased, no more annoyances. I actually don't miss the alerts that much, half the time they were annoying non-critical crap that didn't affect me anyways. Oooh, a frost warning, better take an extra 3 seconds to warm the car up in the garage...
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P4 1.6|2x512 PC2100|PNY GeForce 6800 GT 256MB|IBM 45GB|Seagate 20GB|StarLogic 16x DVD-ROM|17" Samsung 710T-Black LCD
No matter where you go, there you are.


not quite right
I'm not cool enough to be a Mac person

join:2001-06-23
Puyallup, WA
kudos:1

2 edits
reply to exocet_cm
Why would you need to install a program to do this?
Right there on the ol' home page.


sivran
Seamonkey's back
Premium
join:2003-09-15
Irving, TX
kudos:1
reply to dadkins
Weatherpulse uses too much memory

Should this really be here, in Security?


dbarber

join:2000-07-25
West Chester, PA
reply to exocet_cm
Uh..., none of you use this? It uses 3476 k of memory, but I don't mind.


pcdebb
RIP lil hurricane
Premium
join:2000-12-03
Brandon, FL
kudos:5
reply to exocet_cm
it can save your life? lol


gracie7
Geek Goddess
Premium
join:2003-07-15
confusion
reply to Steve
said by Steve:

if I ever left my house ... I probably would run it too.
ROTFLMAO! i resemble that remark... (just a little levity in a discussion about something--weatherbug---that usually gets my ire up.)
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graciella! "not tonight dear, I have DSL."
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dadkins
Can you do Blu?
Premium,MVM
join:2003-09-26
Hercules, CA
kudos:18

2 edits
reply to sivran
LOL! I didn't start it.

As for WP using too much memory... Ok. Under 4MB doesn't bother my laptop in the slightest.
YMMV.