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Jessica Sant

Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

I heard about this site on NPR this weekend.

Basically, if you want to read an article on the NYTimes.com website -- you need to register first. Its free. But its still a pain to register for all these news sites.

BugMeNot.com has a repsitory of a bunch of login names for various websites. So, for the NYtimes BugMeNot gives a username/password that you can use to view this lovely article about Peter Jackson suing NewLine.

Pretty slick huh?

- Jess
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fred rosenberger
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 11955

i've had it installed for quite a while as a plugin for firefox. it works ok, but it ONLY works with everyone's help. SOMEBODY has to create that ficticious account. every so often, the sites will wise up, and delete the bogus ones. then somebody has to create another one.

But overall, it's VERY cool...

oh, and p.s. there is a bug-me-not login here at the JavaRanch...
[ June 28, 2005: Message edited by: fred rosenberger ]

There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors
Bug Menot

Joined: Oct 15, 2004
Posts: 26
ahhh.... here it is... although i expect it to be deleted very soon.
Jessica Sant

Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

ya know... as long as someone gives it a non-obviously ficitious display name... then I think its a legit account... Funny that it already has 26 posts.
Sonny Gill
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Joined: Feb 02, 2002
Posts: 1211

Yeah, I have been using bugmenot for a while. Really cool, and such as simple idea!

The future is here. It's just not evenly distributed yet. - William Gibson
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I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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