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Comment Re:Why the exodus ? (Score 1, Flamebait) 124

India is a slum. People shit on the sidewalk in Mumbai. There is heartbreaking poverty everywhere you look. And stink and pollution.

If you had a chance to leave on a plane to the US you'd seen in the movies, you'd be off like a shot.

Shit, even if you'd only watched Jersey Shore and Real Wives of Portland you'd be off like a shot.

Shit, even if you'd only watched Trailer Park Boys you'd be off like a short (yes I know it's Canadian).

Comment Re:Yes, there is a simple fix (Score 1) 167

You obviously weren't doing it right.

NoScript for Firefox and equivalent for Chrome have a site-by-site whitelist. One only enables JS as required.

I have also found it instructional as to the amount of third party access sites are willing to sell. Particularly keen seem to be online newspapers. e.g. has Javascript served up from 15 domains.

Combine that with other add-ons like Ghostery and Self-Destructing-Cookies and you will be unpleasantly surprised at the unnecessary crap that's thrown at your browser for the benefit of the sites you visit.

Comment Re:Down the line... (Score 1) 248

Maybe they are just the ones you remember directly because you're not part of their target demographic and so they are jarring.

I often see products in sports that re-enforce my brand choices. Even as much as I dislike that sentence. They ride the same brand of motorbike as me, helmet, sunglasses, gloves etc. etc.

Comment Re:Down the line... (Score 1) 248

"Product placement in films and international programmes (such as US drama series) has been allowed on UK television for many years. From 28 February 2011 TV programmes made for UK audiences can contain product placement as long as they comply with Ofcomâ(TM)s rules."

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