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  • energyman
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    so why it is cheaper to buy a VW in USA and have it delivered to Europe than buying it locally? Why is Alternate able to sent its stuff worldwide - but the Newegg is not? Why does cost computer hardware so much more outside the USA?
    You guys get special treatment - and everybody else is paying for it.

    And IDG wants to reach a worldwide audience with their ads and they want everybody to take the survey. But only americans have a chance to get something. Yeah - that is great work. Really.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by pfunkman View Post
    Ignorance must be bliss. Calling it discrimination is the most ridiculous, childish and ignorant thing i have heard all day.

    Its not about special americans getting anything. Its about the nightmare it is for an american based company to hold any form of contest for anyone but americans.

    Want someone to blame or bitch to write your local congressman/parliament rep (If you have one of course).
    Amen, I wonder if people call and bitch at the tv or radio stations too when they see/hear a commercial or rip out ads in magazines.

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  • pfunkman
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    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    well, I am not blocking ads on phoronix. And I still think that 'its common' is a bad apology for discrimination. Also currency conversation is so not a problem. Also IDG is big. No, it just sucks. It is the same kind of discrimination why the whole world has to pay premium prices so the same stuff can be cheaper in the usa. Newegg not delivering outside of the USA or special bundles only available to us americans. You know what? Corporations who discrimiate me, because I am just a normal human and not a special american can lick my ass.
    Ignorance must be bliss. Calling it discrimination is the most ridiculous, childish and ignorant thing i have heard all day.

    Its not about special americans getting anything. Its about the nightmare it is for an american based company to hold any form of contest for anyone but americans.

    Want someone to blame or bitch to write your local congressman/parliament rep (If you have one of course).

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  • energyman
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    but they still want my info. They want, but they don't want to give back. Hm

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    well, I am not blocking ads on phoronix. And I still think that 'its common' is a bad apology for discrimination.
    As been mentioned contests have laws that have to be obeyed. When running a lottery, draw, etc you have to obey the laws of the local it is being made from AND the laws of where the eligible contestants are. Some places winnings are taxable for example other's it is not. As far as whose fault it is, blame the gov't's and lawyers. The draw provider is only following the set of laws that they have to follow.

    Bitch at your friendly politician, they are the ones that created the mess.

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  • energyman
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    well, I am not blocking ads on phoronix. And I still think that 'its common' is a bad apology for discrimination. Also currency conversation is so not a problem. Also IDG is big. No, it just sucks. It is the same kind of discrimination why the whole world has to pay premium prices so the same stuff can be cheaper in the usa. Newegg not delivering outside of the USA or special bundles only available to us americans. You know what? Corporations who discrimiate me, because I am just a normal human and not a special american can lick my ass.

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  • pfunkman
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    I think everyone that admits to using adblock should be permanently banned.

    When you freeloaders use adblock you are screwing over the sites you frequent. Sites dont magically exist for free, the money needs to come from somewhere and if not ad revenue then where? Do you all plan on donating for the bandwidth and space? Its not as cheap as most would think.

    Sadly thats one of the biggest plagues on the internet these days. I dont know where the freeloaders got this sense of entitlement like everything should be free but i can only assume they rationalize it the same way pirates rationalize stealing. Honestly thier no better.

    As far as contest being US and canada thats incredibly common. To make a contest legal and applicable in other countries there are additional hoops to jump through and not to mention currency conversion etc. making it US and canada keeps it simple and straightforward.

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  • energyman
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    I am not using adblock. I use konqueror - and I have a big filter list. However - the ads on phoronix should be shown - but I don't have flash active in konqueror. Flash is too cpu intensive for my taste and I like surfing without it better. So if phoronix wants to show me ads - fine. Do it! But not flash-ads.

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  • duncan_nz
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    Actually its not discrimination, its racism.

    What phoronix has ads?

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  • energyman
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    us&canada only - I call that discrimination. Like always. So not impressed.

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