Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 18:40 UTC
Internet & Networking If there's one thing several people are really, really good at, it's ruining the web. The latest attempt is something quite insipid, something that had me scratching my head a few times before I realised what was going on. When copying and pasting text from certain websites, content would be added to your clipboard without you knowing about it - something like "Read more at". John Gruber finds this just as insipid as I do, and investigated a little further - while also coming up with a way to block this nonsense. Seriously - this is right up there with those in-text underline ad things.
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RE[2]: Insipid
by bralkein on Fri 28th May 2010 21:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Insipid"
bralkein
Member since:
2006-12-20

Insipid means flavourless, not tasteless. I thought it was a pretty stand out error but if I'm being finicky I guess I'll shut up.

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RE[3]: Insipid
by Ventajou on Fri 28th May 2010 23:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Insipid"
Ventajou Member since:
2006-10-31

Don't be so insipid...

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RE[3]: Insipid
by cerbie on Sat 29th May 2010 00:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Insipid"
cerbie Member since:
2006-01-02

Not to be a vocabulary nazi, but...

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insipid
"1 : lacking taste or savor : tasteless <insipid food>"

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasteless
"2 : not having or exhibiting good taste <a tasteless joke>" (em added)

It fits quite well.

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RE[4]: Insipid
by bralkein on Sat 29th May 2010 01:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Insipid"
bralkein Member since:
2006-12-20

Pfft, well if you'll take an American's word for it...

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RE[3]: Insipid
by anevilyak on Sat 29th May 2010 01:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Insipid"
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

I'd guess he actually meant "Insidious".

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