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Virgin America to offer Google Chromebooks on select flights

By Emil
Jul 1, 2011
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  1. Virgin America has announced that it is teaming up with Google to offer its customers the opportunity to "test-fly" a Google Chromebook for free. From July 1, 2011 to September…

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  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,838   +926

    Oddly, I thought the "fun in flying", should be the flying, not having your head shoved in some Google "Spyware Book". You can do that anywhere, on the ground, taking a c***, instead of sleeping with your partner, instead of doing your job....ad naseum....
     
  3. Seems a little unfair to unleash such bitter hatred to just Google. If you don't think your ISP knows more than Google does about your online activity you're ignoring a much more incidious problem. If you have a cell phone your telco has all your location info -- a smart phone only amplifies this issue. If you use any web browser and don't lock it down to the point where it's almost unusable the whole web cookie matter is just trivial, diversionary fluff because items like web trackers, LSOs (aka Flash Cookies), and the now cancerous and ever-present Facebook Like link can and are being used to profile not just your web habits but your character traits. So yeah, dump on Google since it's becoming superficially trendy to do so but your anger is ignoring the bigger issue about being a 'digital citizen'.
     
  4. There is nothing fun in flying imo. I think it's a good idea, you get some entertainment, and they get to advertise their new laptop.
     
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,838   +926

    well whether it "seems" that way to you or not, the fact of the matter is, the thread is about Google "Chrome Books". So, if I unleashed my equivalent hatred of Apple in this thread, I would be off topic, but still correct.
    This is well thought out, entertaining, and informative but; I don't have a "smart phone", avoid Facebook" like nuclear waste, (or bubonic plague),, and my ISP is probably sick of porn by now.
    Is "digital citizen" wun o' dem thar fools that text, talk, and drive so that it isn't save to share the roards with them? Is a digital citizen someone that thinks that playing video games stimulates the economy? 'Cause if that's what a "digital citizen" is, then I hope they close all the fast food restaurants, and forget to refill the worlds candy machines, and they all die the f*** out.

    (BTW, is "digital citizen" a euphemism for "superficially trendy"? Because that about sums it up).
     
  6. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Guru Posts: 687   +47

    I prefer Jetblue's TV's tho!
     


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