What is people's fascination with Weatherbug?

beer

Lifer
Jun 27, 2000
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Really, I never understood this. You could just as easily bookmark the page and go to it when you are going to go outside. Why do people want some TSR program running at every moment of the day when they only go outside two or three times?

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1 wisapidata.weatherbug.com 83
2 ads.discovery.com 38
3 npwww.streamaudio.com 37
4 y.nbc5i.com 36
5 www.ewzone.com 32
6 www.wfaa.com 29
7 us.js1.yimg.com 27
8 www.msnbc.com 27
9 subscriber.anandtech.com 26
10 www.wimbledon.org 26
11 www.fordtruckworld.com 26
12 rd.ads.juno.com 25
13 isapiad.weatherbug.com 20
14 wguts.weatherbug.com 20
 

beer

Lifer
Jun 27, 2000
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It's a piece of software that resdies memory, correct?

It stays resident there, doesn't it. How is it not a TSR, other than the fact that I am using a word that hasn't been used since DOS?
 

notfred

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Feb 12, 2001
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It is "stay resident"... "stop resident" doesn't even make sense... However, it's still not a TSR program because it doesn't terminate. By your definition a couple posts up, the OS is a TSR program.
 

zsouthboy

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BUT ITS FREE!!!!1111


JUST LIKE THE PURPLE MONKEY DUDE GUY THAT SO CUTE!!!11



Spyware? What's that?
 

Bulk Beef

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Aug 14, 2001
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Between Weatherbug and Hotbar, I'm about ready to club some users over the head. :|
 

Kojak

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Jul 31, 2001
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Originally posted by: sward666
Between Weatherbug and Hotbar, I'm about ready to club some users over the head. :|


I agree. One of our users mistakenly was given local admin rights and downloaded Hotbar. Now all her friends want it, too. She is also wondering why she is getting spam.
 

Parrotheader

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I personally like having it because my office is on the interior of my building and I have no idea of knowing what the weather's like. There could be a Cat. 5 hurricane outside and I wouldn't know it except if the power went out. It's particularly helpful when it's getting close to time to go home and it notifies me that there's a t-storm or tornado warning. I might otherwise be so oblivious to the weather outside and engrossed in my work (or ATOT surfing) that I might otherwise venture out right before the storm hits. Or it might even give me enough heads up to where I can quickly check the radar and then leave the office a little early and beat the storm (and the inevitable traffic jams which follow) home. It's EASILY saved me dozens of hours of drive time.
 

NogginBoink

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Originally posted by: notfred
It is "stay resident"... "stop resident" doesn't even make sense... However, it's still not a TSR program because it doesn't terminate. By your definition a couple posts up, the OS is a TSR program.

It's just another application running on your machine. This one just doesn't have a window like most apps do.
 

djheater

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Mar 19, 2001
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Originally posted by: sward666
Between Weatherbug and Hotbar, I'm about ready to club some users over the head. :|

Hotbar = banned.

sucked resources like a hog.

Weatherbug not a problem.

 

Eli

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Oct 9, 1999
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I like being able to see the current temp in my system tray :p
 

Thegonagle

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I like Weatherbug. I like all the different weather stations I can access in different parts of my metro area. I used to use it when I had cable. I'd like to see a "lite" version though, or even a $10-20 paid version without any ads what so ever. Ad-aware always kills Weatherbug, and it pops up the pop-ups like mad, so it's a bit annoying.
 

Descartes

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Oct 10, 1999
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Originally posted by: NogginBoink
Originally posted by: notfred
It is "stay resident"... "stop resident" doesn't even make sense... However, it's still not a TSR program because it doesn't terminate. By your definition a couple posts up, the OS is a TSR program.

It's just another application running on your machine. This one just doesn't have a window like most apps do.

Not to burst your bubble, but unless it's running as a service, it has a window. All windows applications that are not services have windows and a message queue to process events. That little icon you see in your systray is a window, for example.

Another tangential point: all user interface elements in a Windows application is itself a window.
 

emmpee

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Nov 26, 2001
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One of my co-workers kept hearing that damn weatherbug noise (ch-ch-ch) in her office, and didn't realize it was coming from her computer. she had maintenance crawling in the damn ventilation trying to find the bug... :/