[Fwd: Re: [SATLUG] Verizon feeding ads on URL errors]

Dennis Myhand dmyhand at suddenlink.net
Tue Jun 3 05:26:10 CDT 2008

I saw and read both of your replies Herb.

herb cee wrote:
> I sent this reply at 4:41 and a reply to chris 'Broken CPU pin thread, 
> at 4:53. Neither has appeared on the SATLUG list .... can someone tell 
> me why? the copy made it to my sent folder using Thunderbird ....
> Thanks herb
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> Date:     Mon, 02 Jun 2008 16:41:48 -0500
> From:     herb cee <hc at lookcee.com>
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> Don Crowder wrote:
>> When I make an error in typing a URL into the browser address bar I 
>> get a page of garbage from Verizon instead of an ordinary "page not 
>> found" page.  For example, here's a screenshot of the page I get if I 
>> manually type in the URL for google but leave out the 'dot' before the 
>> 'com':
>> http://www.don-guitar.com/photos/vz-url-error.png
> Yeah I would love to know also since I am getting same thing and also 
> dunno how to even google the question. I am still running Ubuntu 7.10 on 
> a 1.7 P-IV with Nivida card 5200 and 5port intranet router. getting 
> ready to move on to 8.10 just have to make a new partition and back up 
> my files bout 9gig so not bad.
> This makes me wonder about several distros including FireFox 3.0 beta to 
> replace the currently installed that is now hanging hard freeze 
> on any opening of a RSS feed page that began few days ago.
>> I'm really annoyed about this but I'm also aware than I haven't enough 
>> education to understand the full implications of what's taking place 
>> so I'd greatly appreciate a newbie-friendly analysis with an 
>> explanation of the ramifications.
> Yeah, ditto that
>> Yes, in case you're wondering, I'm trying to take advantage of your IT 
>> knowledge and experience (since I have almost none) but if I use the 
>> information in my ezine or a blog rant I'll give you due credit.  :)
> I only give credit first 3 times I pass it on after that .... it's up 
> for grabs, lol
> herb

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