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July 17, 2003 11:11 AM   Subscribe

Regarding this post: We've discussed problems with geocities links before. Unfortunately people are not requiored to have read that discussion before posting. Can we grep front Page posts for sites with limited bandwidth quotas (geocities and other known free hosting sites) and then at least warn the posters on the preview pane that they should probably get the google cash or try and find the content elseware?
posted by woil to Feature Requests at 11:11 AM (21 comments total)

Is this 'grep' something I need a linux box to know about?
posted by angry modem at 11:14 AM on July 17, 2003


umm... I suppose it started as a linux term, but I don't actually use linux -- in fact havning been forced to use linux I despise the stuff. My apologies. Urban Dictionary Def
posted by woil at 11:21 AM on July 17, 2003


umm... I suppose it started as a linux term

I think I just heard Bill Joy's head explode.
posted by Space Coyote at 11:30 AM on July 17, 2003


OK I'll bite, exactly how do you get the google cash? Do you have to buy a ticket or run a race or what?
posted by mss at 11:31 AM on July 17, 2003


I get it with a gun.
posted by rocketman at 11:39 AM on July 17, 2003


i note that www.geocities.co.jp does not seem to have these limitations. grep that!
posted by quonsar at 11:53 AM on July 17, 2003


exactly how do you get the google cash?

Try to get in before the IPO.

grep that!

AWK!!
posted by timeistight at 12:05 PM on July 17, 2003


"Before there was Linux, there was UNIX, if you want to get all technical about it," he sed.
posted by jpoulos at 12:15 PM on July 17, 2003


I wish I hadn't made that error... sorry (again). I thought the idea of Star Wars sound bites in Spanish was too good to pass up that I completely blanked on the reality of limited bandwidth.

I can't belive how FAST it went from reachable to non-reachable.... literally, about 1 minute.
posted by Witty at 12:50 PM on July 17, 2003


hee hee! blame crash! he downloaded 4 of those MP3's!
:-)
posted by quonsar at 12:53 PM on July 17, 2003


Literally?
posted by xmutex at 1:15 PM on July 17, 2003


"hee hee! blame crash! he downloaded 4 of those MP3's!"

More like eight, I think. I only mirrored the ones that I liked.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:21 PM on July 17, 2003


CrashFilter
posted by ColdChef at 2:11 PM on July 17, 2003


A crashfilter is a device I invented that goes in an automobile, between the driver's seat and the firewall. It is a mesh screen with sharp edges and a reservoir on either side, so as to, in the event of a violent accident, separate solids from liquids.
posted by Hildago at 3:25 PM on July 17, 2003


Maybe you could sell that to Volvo for their new safety concept car, Hildago. Would you end up with soup or stew in the reservoirs?
posted by dg at 3:33 PM on July 17, 2003


SpitCoffeeFilter, Hildago!
posted by billsaysthis at 5:39 PM on July 17, 2003


having been forced to use linux

free will's not what it was, is it?
posted by andrew cooke at 7:12 PM on July 17, 2003


Something should added to the guidelines in regards to the stress of our regard: any personal site with galleries of mp3s or large gifs
and jpegs is toast post posted here. A brief explanation of bandwidth, in English dogs and cats can understand, and an explication of the dangers of too much collective attention in regards to Geocities and other such sites would be in order.
posted by y2karl at 8:56 PM on July 17, 2003


Guidelines? MeFi has guidelines?
Whoda Thunkit
posted by mischief at 10:51 PM on July 17, 2003


Bandwidth, bandwidth everywhere, but not a drop to download.
posted by walrus at 4:22 AM on July 18, 2003


grep that!

AWK!!


[jcw] man you
No manual entry for you
posted by jessamyn at 12:12 PM on July 18, 2003


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