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08-23-2012, 11:38 AM
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Extremely unlikely. The fact that that trick works means that the Dispatch has it set up such that they're tracking which articles you've read via cookies whereas with a pay-to-view service they're more than likely going to be tracking whether or not you paid. So clearing cookies would merely require that you log back in again; it wouldn't reset anything else.

...and, incidentally, the fact that that's how the Dispatch tracks these things is - if they're really trying to be strict about that limit - downright pathetic. At a minimum you'd think they'd require you have a dispatch.com login for "premium" articles so they could track your allotment on their own servers without being dependent on client-side storage. Who the hell came up with that idiocy? It's like installing a deadbolt with the keyhole on the inside.
Perhaps an illustration can be provided as well, to describe how odd of security this is.


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08-23-2012, 03:42 PM
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08-23-2012, 06:06 PM
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Extremely unlikely. The fact that that trick works means that the Dispatch has it set up such that they're tracking which articles you've read via cookies whereas with a pay-to-view service they're more than likely going to be tracking whether or not you paid. So clearing cookies would merely require that you log back in again; it wouldn't reset anything else.

...and, incidentally, the fact that that's how the Dispatch tracks these things is - if they're really trying to be strict about that limit - downright pathetic. At a minimum you'd think they'd require you have a dispatch.com login for "premium" articles so they could track your allotment on their own servers without being dependent on client-side storage. Who the hell came up with that idiocy? It's like installing a deadbolt with the keyhole on the inside.
The Dispatch's one sided political coverage makes it the most biased rag in the nation, IMO. They are too cheap to use a better system. They have pissed off a lot of people, and are paying for it in their sharply declining subscriptions.

I, for one, will never again subscribe to the paper. I feel badly for the "workers", but not an ounce of pity for the owners or editors.

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08-24-2012, 04:38 AM
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This next week is going to suck down here. In one corner, the RNC. In another corner, Issac. Yeah... commuting to work (located close enough to the TBT Forum) will ssssuuuucccckkkk!!!!

If I had vacation, I'd so be in Ohio next week.

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08-24-2012, 02:23 PM
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This next week is going to suck down here. In one corner, the RNC. In another corner, Issac. Yeah... commuting to work (located close enough to the TBT Forum) will ssssuuuucccckkkk!!!!

If I had vacation, I'd so be in Ohio next week.
Ouch. Yeah, at least up here you can turn off the TV.

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08-24-2012, 06:07 PM
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The nonstop barrage of political ads here in Ohio is in full-effect. It's beginning to be maddening for me.

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08-24-2012, 06:30 PM
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The nonstop barrage of political ads here in Ohio is in full-effect. It's beginning to be maddening for me.
We have stopped answering the phone at our house between the hours of 5 and 9. They are mostly pollsters or robo-political taped messages.

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08-27-2012, 06:11 AM
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I've heard from long-time Tampa residents that this RNC stuff is worse than all of the three Super Bowls hosted here combined. And of course, you can't escape it because it's all around you. I won't go into further detail as to not make this a political thread and derail it into that direction, but on the straight up traffic/amount of people/logistics aspect of it, it's a huge clusterquack. It's like an OSU football game times 1,000 and lasting a heckuva lot longer.

Then you throw Issac into the mix, and it's a mess. And poor New Orleans. They could get hit again on the seventh anniversary to the exact day that Katrina hit.

We're getting heavy bands of rain here in the bay area, but nothing much. Rain, then none, then rain, then none. Definitely going to be less hectic than T.S. Debby was earlier this summer, when I had a pond in my backyard. (And even then, you guys got the worst of Mother Nature that week with the super derecho that happened like a couple of days later.)

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We have stopped answering the phone at our house between the hours of 5 and 9. They are mostly pollsters or robo-political taped messages.
There is a reason why I no longer have a landline.

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08-27-2012, 05:13 PM
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There is a reason why I no longer have a landline.
Wife started getting robo calls on her cell phone.

Can't be put on the DoNotCall list because of 1st Amendment.

They are targeting certain areas and states and demographics.

Wonder what and where you have to be not to get a call?

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08-27-2012, 05:43 PM
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Wife started getting robo calls on her cell phone.

Can't be put on the DoNotCall list because of 1st Amendment.

They are targeting certain areas and states and demographics.

Wonder what and where you have to be not to get a call?
Prison.

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08-28-2012, 09:16 AM
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The Dispatch's one sided political coverage makes it the most biased rag in the nation, IMO. They are too cheap to use a better system. They have pissed off a lot of people, and are paying for it in their sharply declining subscriptions.

I, for one, will never again subscribe to the paper. I feel badly for the "workers", but not an ounce of pity for the owners or editors.
Wonder who they'll blame for today's colossal **** up.

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08-28-2012, 09:49 AM
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Wonder who they'll blame for today's colossal **** up.
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The presses went down.

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08-28-2012, 09:57 AM
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The presses went down.
How much money have they put into those presses, in recent years? And now they're going to a new format, how long will it take for them to get that right?

As for political bias, the editorial side has been that way for decades. Doesn't mean you have to buy into their views. I don't see the bias reflected in the news side, so I don't care what their editorial board thinks. In fact, there is a much wider span of views on the op-Ed side than there used to be, so I can live with the rest in order to get the local news each morning at my door (except today!).

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08-28-2012, 10:03 AM
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How much money have they put into those presses, in recent years? And now they're going to a new format, how long will it take for them to get that right?
Apparently, not enough to achieve perfection. Stupid Dispatch should know better.

How long will it take them to get the new format right? I don't know. How long is acceptable?

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How long will it take them to get the new format right? I don't know. How long is acceptable?
The 24 hours it takes them to change over.

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08-28-2012, 10:55 AM
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The 24 hours it takes them to change over.
Fair enough - I expect the same.

This feels like one of those "this guy is injury-prone" after an injury discussions -- or like when I ran out of gas in my mother-in-law's car because the gas tank sensor broke. You know, my mother-in-law who always has her car checked every 3,000 miles and who had her garage give the car a once-over before the trip we were on?

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Apparently, not enough to achieve perfection. Stupid Dispatch should know better.

How long will it take them to get the new format right? I don't know. How long is acceptable?
Clearly the only solution is to fire everybody.

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We have stopped answering the phone at our house between the hours of 5 and 9. They are mostly pollsters or robo-political taped messages.
I terminated the Foley house landline a couple of months ago because everyone in the house has a cell phone now. All the landline was doing was becoming a dumping ground for unwanted solicitation and political ad / survey calls, so I don't regret cutting it off for one second. It is so much quieter around our house in the evenings now, and I have a few more dollars in my pocket each month as well.

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The presses went down.
Seeing as I paid for 1/1,000,000,000,000th of those presses, I'm an owner of them. That allows me to have unrealistic expectations of total perfection.

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Seeing as I paid for 1/1,000,000,000,000th of those presses, I'm an owner of them. That allows me to have unrealistic expectations of total perfection.
Dispatch presses and DSL's sarcasm meter in the same day? Call the Mayans.

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That's my thing.

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How much money have they put into those presses, in recent years? And now they're going to a new format, how long will it take for them to get that right?

As for political bias, the editorial side has been that way for decades. Doesn't mean you have to buy into their views. I don't see the bias reflected in the news side, so I don't care what their editorial board thinks. In fact, there is a much wider span of views on the op-Ed side than there used to be, so I can live with the rest in order to get the local news each morning at my door (except today!).
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The 24 hours it takes them to change over.
To revisit this, and to potentially make my posting on this topic transparent (which it should not necessarily do, but I will not get into it in any more detail):

Those of you in Upper Arlington, Westerville, Hilliard, Dublin and the Powell/Olentangy area who receive a community newspaper either in your Dispatch or your driveway... the edition dated today, Aug. 30, is an exact match for the upcoming Dispatch new format. Hopefully, this is a chance for folks with concerns to see if they can "get it right," although I guess it shows it's not a changeover that takes place in just 24 hours.

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