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RE: Free Japanese email and popular sites

Post by keatonatron » Tue 09.12.2006 8:56 pm

Cyborg Ninja wrote:
And no way I'm giving Google my cell phone number.

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Then again, I'd have to wonder if I'm comfortable with Google storing my email so they can create advertising revenue from it.
Huh? Maybe you'd be better of living in a cabin in the woods far away from all computers, safe from your paranoia that they will one day take over the world and start eating humans.

But really, there's no such thing as free. If you want "free" e-mail, you have to pay for it by seeing ads. The thing about google is it shows you ads related to what's in your e-mails--a human doesn't read your e-mail, your info isn't shown to anyone else, and they don't make any money off you unless YOU PERSONALLY click one of the ads in your inbox. No one's taking advantage of you.

The only way to get what you want is to use non-free e-mail: buy your own damn e-mail server then you can do whatever you want with it.

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RE: Free Japanese email and popular sites

Post by Infidel » Wed 09.13.2006 12:53 am

there is a saying, Beggars can't be choosers. If you get something for free, Then don't complain as if you had paid for it.
なるほど。
さっぱりわからん。

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Post by keatonatron » Wed 09.13.2006 4:09 am

"Hello, I would like to return this free cheese. It is defective."

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RE: Free Japanese email and popular sites

Post by magma » Wed 09.13.2006 9:34 pm

"Hello, I would like to return this free cheese. It is defective."
Not enough holes in the swiss?

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RE: Free Japanese email and popular sites

Post by Cyborg Ninja » Wed 09.20.2006 6:48 pm

Well I do plan on running a server on one of my PC's. I could do something for email.

Next question. What are popular Japanese P2P programs?

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Post by Harisenbon » Wed 09.20.2006 8:05 pm

Next question. What are popular Japanese P2P programs?
Winny

That's about it ;)

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Post by keatonatron » Wed 09.20.2006 8:37 pm

Japanese people aren't big into the P2P. Everyone properly buys their stuff like good consumers.

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Post by Cyborg Ninja » Thu 09.21.2006 12:57 am

Didn't Winny have a problem with a virus during the summer? Is Winny have a torrent-like system or is it more like Gnutella? If it was like a torrent system then I'd be worried because viruses would be hard to get on a system like that (unless the original file was a virus itself).

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Post by keatonatron » Thu 09.21.2006 8:41 am

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Didn't Winny have a problem with a virus during the summer?
Yep. It was called the "Police crack down and throw the creators in jail" virus.

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RE: Free Japanese email and popular sites

Post by paul_b » Thu 09.21.2006 8:44 am

keatonatron wrote:
Japanese people aren't big into the P2P. Everyone properly buys their stuff like good consumers.
:o :o :o :o

So, a) Sarcasm or b) Don't get out much ?

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RE: Free Japanese email and popular sites

Post by aKuMu » Thu 09.21.2006 8:53 am

keatonatron wrote:
Cyborg Ninja wrote:
Didn't Winny have a problem with a virus during the summer?
Yep. It was called the "Police crack down and throw the creators in jail" virus.
So the "new" p2p tool is "share" as Winny is no longer updated ;)
And its not like a torrent system, its more like edonkey. But not with a serverlist. you need to enter NODES into it where you connect to. (Clusters)
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Post by chiisu321 » Fri 09.22.2006 6:14 pm

Does one have to set up an ID to use the email on yahoo japan?

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Post by keatonatron » Sat 09.23.2006 1:01 am

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Does one have to set up an ID to use the email on yahoo japan?
Do you mean... register?

Yes, you have to tell it what name you want to use before it can give you said name.
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RE: Free Japanese email and popular sites

Post by Cyborg Ninja » Tue 10.03.2006 1:35 pm

Not sure I like that eDonkey-like model. Oh well. ;_;

What are some good gaming sites? I looked at Famitsu and was underwhelmed.

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RE: Free Japanese email and popular sites

Post by Schattenjedi » Tue 10.03.2006 2:03 pm

Cyborg Ninja wrote:
What are some good gaming sites? I looked at Famitsu and was underwhelmed.
Here's a good PC gaming site: http://www.4gamer.net/

I've been unable to find any good site for console gaming though.

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