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    Interesting Find...

    I was on MySpace today and came across this advertisement. Compare the attached image to the character on www.geekstorage.com. Thought it was interesting.
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    Very interesting indeed... hmmm
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    Odd. I highly doubt AT&T would do that though... I wonder who had it first.

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    Very interesting. I did not know the same Geek ran 2 companies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATH-Sean View Post
    Very interesting. I did not know the same Geek ran 2 companies?
    They don't... AT&T is the largest telecom provider here in the US.

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    It's most likely a stock image from somewhere like istockphoto.com...

    Edit: Yep, I was right. Found it here for $15: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-ill...he-net-boy.php
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    Oh, No I realised that.
    - I do not live in the US perhaps this is why

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nich View Post
    It's most likely a stock image from somewhere like istockphoto.com...

    Edit: Yep, I was right. Found it here for $15: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-ill...he-net-boy.php
    That explains it.

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    I wish it was one of the others, and some took the other to court. Who would win? Oh wait, AT&T has a building full of lawyers, that's how they get away with screwing the world over 24/7/365.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HivelocityJJ View Post
    I was on MySpace today and came across this advertisement. Compare the attached image to the character on www.geekstorage.com. Thought it was interesting.
    And why were you on MySpace? MySpace is not for computer geeks lol MySpace is for emo creeps and I highly doubt you are one. Get on Facebook, FACEBOOK FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Fidelisystems] Mike View Post
    And why were you on MySpace? MySpace is not for computer geeks lol MySpace is for emo creeps and I highly doubt you are one. Get on Facebook, FACEBOOK FTW
    Well, I'm not a geek or emo or a creep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HivelocityJJ View Post
    Well, I'm not a geek or emo or a creep.
    But you work for a datacenter lol, so how can't you be a geek

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettReardon View Post
    I wish it was one of the others, and some took the other to court. Who would win? Oh wait, AT&T has a building full of lawyers, that's how they get away with screwing the world over 24/7/365.
    I have AT&T cell phones... they tend to only screw me 1 day per month... Bills
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    I have AT&T cell phones... they tend to only screw me 1 day per month... Bills


    So true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Fidelisystems] Mike View Post
    But you work for a datacenter lol, so how can't you be a geek
    It's easy. I spend time with my friends. I work, but it's a job, just like any other job. Of course I love doing it, but just because it's with a data center doesn't make me a geek.

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    Very interesting find. Thanks for sharing!
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    so why does a major company like att use stock photos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkeden View Post
    so why does a major company like att use stock photos?
    Probably a designer ATT hired used the stock images. If they did not want them to be used they should clearly specify that they should not be used.

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    Interesting. But if I were AT&T or even Geekstorage, if I'm gonna use a mascot, I'd make sure its unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_php View Post
    Interesting. But if I were AT&T or even Geekstorage, if I'm gonna use a mascot, I'd make sure its unique.
    All this time I thought it was unique.

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    It's easy. I spend time with my friends. I work, but it's a job, just like any other job. Of course I love doing it, but just because it's with a data center doesn't make me a geek.
    Interesting... But do you attempt to check your work emails at home
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    Quote Originally Posted by verdictjosh View Post
    Interesting... But do you attempt to check your work emails at home
    Considering the fact that I work from home, yes.

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    Considering the fact that I work from home, yes.
    Well well. That is interesting I though HC was all in-house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verdictjosh View Post
    Well well. That is interesting I though HC was all in-house.
    It is his office is in the Master bedroom and the server's are located in the fridge (Walk in fridge) and Tech support is located in the garage and pre sale's is in the kitchen because im sure Hivelocity cooks it up and billing department is in the restroom and abuse department is in the living room and so forth :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by verdictjosh View Post
    Well well. That is interesting I though HC was all in-house.
    Working remotely is the new trend nowadays. You don't need any office furniture, a single tech's home have outages doesn't mean the rest does. IMO, this is very cost efficient and redundant.
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