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This is a link post Play.com - Amazon is better! I made this!
*Needs Opera web browser*

Been looking at the stats for my webdesign site, and it has a lot of referrals from Play.com - keeps trying to load images from my webspace - couldn't work out why til I looked at their css - it has lots of references to "techdesign" - I presume that as the browser can't find the "techdesign" in question, it uses Google, and then tries to load them from my webspace at techdesigns.co.uk.

This only happens for users of Opera 9.62

I've replaced images it tries to load with this:



Below is how the Play website now displays when using Opera:


(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 16:58, Reply)
This is a normal post ha ha

(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:01, Reply)
This is a normal post Yep that works a treat.
Also, Opera is the best browser ever.

Anyone who disagrees is clearly a homogayboy.
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:04, Reply)
This is a normal post well let me put on my best sunday frock then
cos I think it blows arse
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:14, Reply)
This is a normal post
I am going to disagree here and say that it's clearly not the best when it deliberates puts load on other people's web servers and permits cross-site attacks like this one. :P
(, Fri 5 Dec 2008, 15:29, Reply)
This is a normal post agrees.
Although I have yet to download chrome as yet.
(, Fri 5 Dec 2008, 18:45, Reply)
This is a normal post Chrome is quite nice
but it has a couple of major bugs.
Doesn't update written text unless prompted to (like highlighting text) doesn't sound bad unless, like me, you can;t spell and need to double check everything you post. Then it;s gets annoying

Sometimes bugs up and stops playing embedded vids after a couple of seconds
(, Sun 7 Dec 2008, 3:21, Reply)
This is a normal post wot!?
I like Opera and I am a homogayboy! In fact most homogayboys like opera the music as well!
(, Tue 9 Dec 2008, 20:37, Reply)
This is a normal post Oh dear
That's pretty funny, but i'd suggest you let play.com know what's going on so they can fix it. Good karma rather than angry sueings leading up to Christmas and all that!
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:04, Reply)
This is a normal post What can they sue him for?
Replacing images they're leeching from his site?
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:09, Reply)
This is a normal post well, technically
he knowingly changed the images for something that could cost the company thousands of pounds. So I'm sure they could get him for something.
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:26, Reply)
This is a normal post One could also argue that unauthorised use of his items could harm his own business and severely limit his available bandwidth
Whether I'd argue that remains to be seen.
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:40, Reply)
This is a normal post But it's not deliberate is it?
There's a missing component on the Play site, which one particular(ly crap) browser is trying to do something smart to find and failing. The only reason he's getting this traffic is because Opera is sending it his way, not Play.
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:55, Reply)
This is a normal post Good point.
But is it not the responsibility of Play to ensure that their content is sourced from the correct place, rather than through his site? I know nothing of the workings of Opera though, I'm just happy to talk to someone. :D
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 18:00, Reply)
This is a normal post Playtime
Surely it is Play's fault, because all he's done is to create an image for his own site. If they happen to use that image without permission then the moral rights are surely his?
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 19:20, Reply)
This is a normal post It is their fault
It is, but this is rather the Web equivalent of "I'm going to swing my arms in a circle and walk forward like so, and if you get a smack in the eye it's your own fault, eh!"
(, Sat 6 Dec 2008, 20:31, Reply)
This is a normal post Indeed.
But Rusty being b3tan did the noble thing :D
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:15, Reply)
This is a normal post hahaha
you win the internets
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:09, Reply)
This is a normal post Hahaha
Tips hat - very good
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:10, Reply)
This is a normal post hahaha, well done :)

(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:11, Reply)
This is a normal post Hahaha! fuck yes!
And I still miss your seedy voice overs :)
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:11, Reply)
This is a normal post Hee hee!
Nicely investigated fella
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:24, Reply)
This is a normal post Hah! Nicely.
Works in slightly older versions of Opera too.
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:31, Reply)
This is a normal post This is excellent.
Good work Sir.
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:47, Reply)
This is a normal post Hang on
If it's something that only works in Opera, surely it's a bug in opera, rather than Play's fault?
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 17:52, Reply)
This is a normal post It sounds as if they're accidentally left in development urls
similar to the way your username links to localhost/ when you preview a post on the main or talk board :)
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 18:35, Reply)
This is a normal post Hehe
I just *had* to check whether I'd left the dev server running on my home box then ;)
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 19:51, Reply)
This is a normal post Hahaha
I've done similar things with people leeching my images, but nothing that high-profile of course. ;)
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 18:08, Reply)
This is a normal post Fuck yes!

(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 18:24, Reply)
This is a normal post Bravo!!!
Nice work :)
(, Mon 1 Dec 2008, 20:22, Reply)
This is a normal post Linkage
I think a seven-legged spider is called for!
(, Fri 5 Dec 2008, 14:48, Reply)
This is a normal post HAHA
Let us know if anything happens from Play.com lawyers...
(, Fri 5 Dec 2008, 17:43, Reply)
This is a normal post Steady on!
I got Saints Row 2 for just 18 from there!
(, Fri 5 Dec 2008, 18:46, Reply)
This is a normal post blah blah blah
doesn't work anymore. i'm using opera version 9.62 build 10467.

oh and opera is the best browser for a number of reasons, but mainly because it has mouse gestures.

download it, use the mouse gestures (especially the 'back' button one) for a day or two, then try going back to your crummy IE or FF. you'll hate not having mouse gestures. :)
(, Fri 5 Dec 2008, 19:41, Reply)
This is a normal post pssst
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/39

damned good app though :)
(, Fri 5 Dec 2008, 21:16, Reply)
This is a normal post I have a few extra buttons on my mouse.
It saves a lot of time I used to waste with mouse gestures.
(, Tue 9 Dec 2008, 23:13, Reply)
This is a normal post pfft
everyone knows play.com is better

they have free delivery on everything *thumbs up*
(, Fri 5 Dec 2008, 20:31, Reply)
This is a normal post well i wreckon,
that they looked at there logs, and saw a lot of interest from b3ta.com :P

the irony is without limit :P
PS

Click for buggering.

You now can't open that page at all in opera. Silly lazy play.com
(, Fri 5 Dec 2008, 21:51, Reply)