Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

October 19, 2016

humble bundle happy hour? Unhappy malware

Filed under: Antibargain,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 6:02 pm
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humble bundle employs GameSessions DRM for its “happy” hour, the exact opposite of what we have come to expect from the Humble Bundle experience.

 whilst the DRM ensures publishers are happy to let us supply gamers with their latest and greatest games for free.

Take a moment to flood-ask them about their evil drm then submit these malware samples to helpers like avast.

Keep an eye out for “special offers” inside the game.  This smacks of the “open” candy malware fiasco.

overlays will appear during the trial

During the trial, we use in-game messaging to show hints and tips to help you get the most out of the game, as well as the chance to provide feedback [which break screen capture]

GameSessions is less than forthcoming about how this strong drm works, at what non-monetary cost to the user, or the sketchy malware seeming inclusions in trials.  Beware: GameSessions uses blink links as affiliate URLs [to humble bundle].  Be sure to wipe cookies prior to HB purchase.  Death to affiliate urls.

[ Sagacious Himself ]

February 3, 2015 obviousness on sale

Filed under: Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 7:44 pm

If the obvious mostly escape you, and you prefer to consume material videoly, then you might want to burn money on Lynda videos

waste money on obviousness or RTFM to be ahead while saving time in a bucket recycling power saving bucket

“refer” your interweb “friends” to have them waste money on the obvious and “earn” money for your spam!


December 2, 2014

lies in the hive, poisonous honey

Filed under: Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 8:31 am

Where unlimited = limited download speed & limited streaming speed

Where free = not-free (3rd party hosted ads)

[screen shot to post when wp feels like cooperating]

This is not baseball; no three strikes required to nuke credibility.  But for fun MLM spam your friends for more “free” stuff.. not.

September 25, 2014

Glenn Beck “discovers” ATM skimmers .. merely a bit more than a decade later via not useful lifelock charging for a free service of three credit r

Filed under: Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 4:51 am

Without much effort one can find places on the interweb alleging a market for ATM skimmers and related theivery technology  …. don’t pay life lock for what has always been a free service option







July 24, 2014

FreedomPop free 4g is free except for the fees and evil billing practices

Filed under: Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 10:27 am
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Alternative to freedompop mobile minutes:  Vitelity’s new vMobile.

considering freedom pop? don’t do it. Alternative as requested:

Is freedompop free: no freedompop is not free ; is freedompop a good deal: no, freedompop is an unwise choice ; hidden costs of freedompop ; better choice that freedompop ; netzero is worse than freedompop ; freedompop phone is not free wireless ; freedompop free wireless is not free ; vitelity vmobile can avoid using mobile minutes without installing apps

freedompop $10 penalty top up is enabled by default and ‘fun’ to disable ; freedompop continues to penalize disuse or usage under  100 megs/month.


Sagacious Himself -- brevity in circumlocution: never blague -- suffering genius

edit topical: solution alternative

Are you considering a secondary/portable internets access for entertainment  elsewhere?  Consider instead SickBeard as ethical usenet.  This will allow you to eliminate the cost of DVR rental at home leaving your funds to purchase LTE bandwidth while still reducing monthly  spending overall.  Do NOT enter into a contract with sprint/clear.  If clear/sprint only use Pay As You Go (if they require your social security number or the last four digits or openly declare the need for a ‘soft credit check’ you are being entered into the contractual relationship you need AVOID.).  To employ usenet ethically you must pay/license your tv/movie content through your ISP/satellite/other  amazon/netflix.  If you download from usenet without just compensation to content producers you will be ethically/legally guilty of piracy (depriving others of just wages).  You can ethically download programs from  ‘air channels’ or those you can receive with merely a tv…

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July 4, 2014

stacksocial watery speaker redundant awesomes?

Filed under: Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 11:43 am


stacksocial shower speaker — surely it’s a surface mount acoustic transducer my first thought otherwise why bother with dime a dozen schlock Silicon Whatsit [CSR plc, aka Cambridge Silicon Radio] clones of unspecified quality?

stacksocial shower speaker is not a surface mount transducer making your mirror or shower door a giant low quality speaker suitable for raped mp3 music but merely a rubberized low quality generic bluetooth sink by silicon whatsit




Nonesuch!  Instead awesome descriptions repeats repeatedly for repetition of awesomes.  With free Engrish!

awesome descriptions repeats repeatedly for repitition of awesome


No, CSR, bluetooth does NOT make everything better

And bluetooth is THE OPPOSITE of high quality audio: throwing away quality mp3 style is NOT BETTER.  It does not matter if Bob cannot hear the difference.  The reality of evil is in the spec: discard.  There is less music binary in an mp3 via lossy compression than there is in studio source or FLAC.  This is self evidently indisputable.

ALL bluetooth audio profiles work on lossy principles.








June 27, 2014

roku activation without [risk of fraudulent billing] providing financial instrument

Filed under: AdNoyances,All My Mine Are Still Mine,Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 7:20 am
see also:  roku3 remote codes 

To step 3 has been added a subtle option to "skip" adding financial instrument

roku activation without financial instrument risk of fraud

 roku with no payment method without CS masochism

There is no [simple] adblocking for roku. 

If you don't mind the malware mindset of roku app ecosystem there is fecklessness for you to address yourself.   Return your roku in favor of Amazon Fire TV (rooted + xbmc + XPosed Framework + XPrivacy + AdAway + Llama)

adblocking on Fire TV is easy.

free: no costs

apps showing ads:  NOT-free

"not-free" is not a kind of free: it is the opposite of free

a roku channel with a pre-roll ad is NOT-free.

I use a roku for ONE subscription I purchased prior to roku.  Unforuntanely roku takes a HUGE slice of profit from the provider.  When the kinks are removed from the xbMC hd video plug-in on the server side I'll shelf the roku.

May 15, 2014

harrahs wifi painfully slower than mobile hotspot :: bonded dialup?

Filed under: Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 9:01 pm

shared bonded dialup?


harras hotel wifi painfully slow half second ping mobile hotspot rooted phone better


having provisioned/used bonded dialup this hotel wifi is about as much fun


redacted NDT server results:

no firewall access, required ports not opened

NDT server results harras hotel wifi dont plan on any gaming or streaming video


npad server results

The maximum data rate was 5.523911 Mb/s

Fail: loss event rate: 0.005329% (18765 packets between loss events).

Harras Hotel wifi:  NOT for streaming video, NOT for gaming, NOT for chatting….   slow old interweb?

Only $14/day woohoo for “up to 4 devices”  [or use the “hidden” ethernet ports]

Do ask your [competent] tech for a greater speed allocation.  Do offer to explain how extra slowly.




May 14, 2014

gog “last chance” to choke on horrible games

Filed under: Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 5:44 am

How many will throw their credit card on a sowrd to move the sale along to the next not-suck item?

Take a page from amazon, gog: show what’s coming up next

until then OCD of others will do

whatever wp add media fibberwhatsitfail

May 8, 2014

34mm Express Card to HDMI for Macbook Pro circuitously

Filed under: Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 1:47 am

It’ll be cheaper to buy a Roku3 or amazon FireTV

34mm Express Card _to_ USB3 (StarTech ECUSB3S22)


USB3 _to_ HDMI  (StarTech USB32HDE)

~ $100


StarTech ExpressCard 34mm to USB3




StarTech USB3 to HDMI out




April 28, 2014

French Cows Fraud: “Full games” farce. More than 4 euros, in game purchases enabled

Filed under: Antibargain,BULLSHIT,games — Sagacious Himself @ 7:41 am

The french [cows]  idea of just payment is 4 euros monthly for “complete games” but “forgot” to enable all upgrades and disable in-game purchases.

Pay once, then pay again iteratively toward full game

french cow bait and switch subscription pay for games pay again incrementally in game upgrades NO FULL GAMES


April 22, 2014

StackSocial: Name the price we tell you to name, not name your own price you cheap bastard

Filed under: Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 7:35 pm
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Name Your Own price by nature attracts people wanting to spend as little as possible. That after all is the essence of a free market.

stacksocial price naming tyranny and rude customer abuse


Don’t be rude?

name your own duplicate of the average pirce stack social free market understanding willfully ignorant


Name our average price yourself!




April 14, 2014

worst bundled “game” ever: boredom in 3D!

Filed under: Antibargain,Download,games — Sagacious Himself @ 9:12 pm

In BundleBandi’s 3D paraglider

3d boredom in a paraglider

even less interesting than a sandbox


January 24, 2014

how to sell an empty can for $9

Filed under: Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 1:57 pm

  1. fill it with imaginary creatures
  2. label
  3. markup story
  4. profit!

empty can profits

December 25, 2013

11 bit studios malware? thanks humble bundle?

Filed under: Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 9:13 am
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Humble Bundle did not sell the malware version of 11 bit studios games. Knowing they push malware I won’t be donating again if Humble Bundle features their products in a bundle.



Oh how I love “privacy” policies which describe the minutiae of privacy-violation and imply other personal abuse.

11 bit studios veryunprivacy policy

11 bit studio malware

“Your first and last names and profile picture are considered “public” on 11 bit studios ” — not constrained to facetards

“and any other information you choose to provide”

What’s left to ‘choose’ to volunteer?

not only “deliver and target advertising” but also for mobile devices

. harvest your phone number
. extract your name from used accounts

privacy rape policy

and additional UNWANTED advertising in a PURCHASED game

. inform users about new products or promotional offers

“If you have provided your e-mail address ”

If?  11bit extracts this from mobile.

here is the confession of the nature of this product I’ll not be using.  I don’t use MALWARE

“This Application is supported via advertising, and collects data to help the Application serve ads. We may work with analytics companies to help us understand how the Application is being used, such as the frequency and duration of usage.We work with advertisers and third party advertising networks, who need to know how you interact with advertising provided in the Application which helps us keep the cost of the Application low.”

Supported by advertising?  No, I spent money for this product.

Pay to be privacy rape?  Nuh uh!

“opt” out continues to be a grand abomination.  But no one would opt in…. yeah, that tells you something doesn’t it?

“Opt-out of all information collection by uninstalling the Application”

Right.  you’ll simply keep all the privacy rape acquired information and all is good?

“We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information”

LIARS!  Unless you mean you’ll keep it from third parties who have not yet purchased the illicit knowledge?

Shame on 11 bit studios

.  Adblocking challenge accepted

remember always play as a 12year old to effect information removal.

“If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at  © 11 bit studios S.A. 2012”


privacy rape policy

A merry Christmas to all and to some personal counterintelligence

February 29, 2012

alternative to “free”dompop? Netzero 4g with similar fees minefield and unethical business practices

Filed under: Antibargain — Sagacious Himself @ 3:46 pm

netzero mobile bandwidth free after giving netzero money

Discounts await the few

 [50% gear discount] Not applicable to Free or Basic plans. Shipping and handling fee of $19.95 applies. Offer is available to new NetZero Mobile Broadband members for the first-time purchase of a device only. This is a limited time offer. It may be changed or withdrawn without notice and may not be combined with any other offers, discounts, rebates or promotions.

$20 shipping fee for USPS basic rate?   gougy much?


netzero 4g free package limited to 200 megs per month less transfer than not-free freedompop with even higher fees

The “free” plan is free after paying money and limited to 12 contiguous months AND MAY NOT be renewed

payment terms

Free Plan. Your right to access the NetZero Mobile Broadband free service plan from a specific device terminates twelve (12) months from the date you initially sign up for this free service and may not be renewed. If you upgrade to a pay plan with that device during that twelve (12) month period, you may not return to the free service plan.



some gotchas

 reducing the aggregate bandwidth available to excessive bandwidth users during periods of congestion

You must not use the Mobile/Home Wireless Broadband services with any equipment that has an altered electronic serial number or equipment identifier or any equipment that has undergone a factory reset, without seeking and obtaining NetZero’s express advance written permission in each instance.

 You expressly permit and authorize NetZero and its Affiliates (and such third parties as may be authorized by NetZero, subject to the Privacy Policy) to furnish you, electronically when you use the NetZero Services or by any other means selected by NetZero, information or materials prepared by NetZero or by (or on behalf of) other entities, including information, advertisements and solicitations.

Effectively: “Please do not circumvent our bandwidth regulation client-side”

Burried CS# 800-939-8674 , billing CS# 866-841-1442

You agree to accept advertizing and marketing material further agreeing to provide valid addresses to torment you with this information.

To obtain mid-term refund without penalty simple become a minor of 13 years or younger and inform netzero of this without disclosing your creative understanding of time

( it seems likely they’ll run the same horrid software upon connect ala dial up which at the time could be circumvented by capturing CHAP authentication they creating your own DUN in then current windows xp )

When netzero coerces you to agree to binding arbitration to signup for services you may opt-out in writing (on paper) within 30 days [exercising your rights which CAN NOT be waived]


The company will host a conference call to discuss the results at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The conference call dial-in number is 888-503-8169 for U.S. and Canadian participants and 719-457-2083 for participants outside the U.S. and Canada. The passcode is 3723918. Alternatively, a live webcast of the conference call, along with a presentation containing financial highlights for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, will be accessible within the Investors section of the company’s website at

The presentation and a replay of the broadcast will be available on the company’s website for seven days following the call. A replay of the broadcast will also be available for seven days following the call by dialing 888-203-1112 (or 719-457-0820 outside of the U.S. and Canada) and the replay passcode, 3723918.


David Bigelow, 818-287-3560
Scott Matulis, 818-287-3388




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