May 13th, 2004, 05:15 PM
My computer talked to me...
And I wasn't even drunk...
But seriously, I was browsing around yesterday trying to hunt down some code snippets... while I was on some particular site(I'll have to see if it is still in my history) I got an audio advert for a weight loss drug... since I was the only one home, I nearly peed my pants..I thought there was a woman in the house..
Ah..I think this is the link.. it's loaded with spycrap, so beware:
And on an unrelated note, one of my Yahoo mail accounts has a 608 kb email, no subject, nobody in the "from" field... my address is all in capital letters (I thought addresses were case sensitive)..any bets on what that may be? I don't have a box to open it with right now....
EDIT: On further review, this is probably not the correct forum...Mods?
May 13th, 2004, 05:26 PM
Actually, e-mail addresses are not case sensitive.
May 13th, 2004, 05:27 PM
May 13th, 2004, 05:30 PM
Me neither. Got hit with a lot of cookies to block, then got the message that a JS app failed to load (guess that was it). That's using Mozilla Firefox.
May 13th, 2004, 05:55 PM
May 13th, 2004, 06:03 PM
We also have jackasses and dumbasses but we have managed to corner them in a place called the "Houses of Parliament".............last reports from the front said that they were putting up a fierce resistance?
EDIT: Almost forgot.. the voice is a java app that runs, I've seen it on a few sites now. It can be blocked by blocking java execution. I use opera and it catches it.
May 13th, 2004, 06:14 PM
Thank goodness somebody else has heard them..I was thinking I may have to go looking through closets and under beds..I went back to that site a couple times, and I haven't heard it again... maybe just a random thing?
Almost forgot.. the voice is a java app that runs, I've seen it on a few sites now
And a few more random thoughts..I have WinPatrol running, and it's supposed to notify me if any new cookies are installed.. apparently it doesn't work with Mozilla..? but in all honesty, I don't recall if there is an option to select Mozilla as the browser of choice (I don't have it on this box) I had a bunch of cookies, but that's my own fault, I forgot to double check my permissions.
nihil, I'll send that attachment when I get a chance....
May 13th, 2004, 06:49 PM
Yep i didnt hear it either...I tried it on the latest IE, mozilla and opera...
I have heard voices before from webpages, so its not a new thing.
May 13th, 2004, 06:50 PM
What did I tell you before about computing under the influence?
Now, did you actually talk back to her?
*No, I have actually seen the talking ads. I seen a place where you can get a banner built custom for you with the image and voice of your choice.
May 13th, 2004, 07:50 PM
I've seen those two, the little virtual people that they are. I don't know if that was the case with the website in question though, since there was no accompanying face.