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Rogers – So Helpful

General, Tech, You Stupid Dick

This morning, Rogers never showed for an appointment to fix our cable. Full details over on

While we were waiting, SharkBoy calls me over to see that his website wasn’t coming up. After a few manual tries, it worked. But not after seeing a couple Rogers/Yahoo search page result (none of which had his site listed…)

Today, Torontoist reports that this is a new feature! So Helpful! You don’t need to be told you’ve typed a URL in wrong from the server you were trying to reach, no. You need to see shitty ads and crap search results!

Thankfully Rogers subscribers can turn it off after jumping through a hoop or two:

One: type in this.sux.extremely into your browser. Just like that. Ta da! Rogers search page:

Two: Scroll down. You’ll see a little “What. The. Fuck. Is this?!” text link at the bottom. Click it:

Three: The next page, you’ll find another text link to turn it off:

The next error you get will be directed to a Rogers page, but weirdly (ironcially?) it displays an IE style error page with broken images. Funny to see on a Firefox browser. Ha. ha. ha.

Thanks Rogers! Eat diseased razor blades and gimme back my web, YOU STUPID DICKS

The Lord Giveth

Tech, You Stupid Dick

1998, GlaxoSmithKline introduces a breakthrough HIV drug, Abacavir, that greatly reduces the number of pills an HIV person needs to take a day and adds yet another option for treatment. Hooray!

, like most HIV drugs, it turns on it’s users and starts to kill them. GSK justifies the hefty cost of these drugs ($10-$21 retail per tablet) as going into a rainy day fund for the lawsuits that might come their way. Of course they downplay the study and assuredly inform Health Canada that there might be a problem (while fidgeting with their tie and doing their best Oliver Hardy face).

Congratulations GSK, you’ve made me add a category on my blog called “You Stupid Dick”