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10th Feb 2004 | 10:00

So I (finally!) received an invitation to join from one of the FreeBSD guys, and the system was too buggy for me to be able to register successfully. How shit is that?

From what I've seen and heard so far, Orkut seems to be the triumph of flashy web design and association with a famous name over anything useful or new or interesting. Wasn't the whole six degrees thing done to death years ago?

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Ross

from: crazyscot
date: 10th Feb 2004 10:36 (UTC)

Curious. I got an invitation from Orkut yesterday, and had no problems registering with latest Firebird^WFireFox.

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Nicolai The Hand Grenade of Courteous Debate

from: _nicolai_
date: 10th Feb 2004 11:02 (UTC)

... and datamining. Don't forget datamining: it asks for LOTS of information about you and the terms and conditions are "all your data are belong to us".

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The Lusercop

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from: lusercop
date: 10th Feb 2004 11:10 (UTC)

I think that's now not the case (the terms and conditions). Though the datamining seems to be from what I've heard.

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The Bellinghman

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from: bellinghman
date: 10th Feb 2004 12:32 (UTC)

The Register mentions the whole problem of data mining today.

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Rillaith

from: rillaith
date: 10th Feb 2004 11:37 (UTC)

whereas if i get / have had an invite, i will most likely not find it while it goes thee way of the other several thousand bits of spam each week. *chuckle*

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from: techiebloke
date: 10th Feb 2004 20:17 (UTC)

You're still using Netscape 4, aren't you? ISTR that Banger also had problems until he stopped used a browser thats a decade old. It's not unreasonable to use HTML4 or CSS; Netscape 4.x barfs all over them.

But yes, the only point of Orkut is "new toy!". It is, mostly, a waste of time.

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 16th Feb 2004 17:11 (UTC)

No I'm using an old-ish Mozilla, which seems OK except with LJ's CSS, where the header and the first part of the content overlap...

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