Is anybody familiar with Audible and their DRM scheming? I want to buy The Fountains of Paradise, but idiotically somebody decided it can only be sold in the US, so I can't. (International rights are brain dead. Just because somebody else has purchased selling rights, they bar people from buying five or ten copies across the ocean.)
Could somebody buy it and send it to me, technically?
I have even installed Hotspot Shield to hide my IP, and use a US address and cc, but still, everytime they throw me out and refer me to the UK site, which of course does not *have* this friggin book.
"Hey, guys, will you take my money please!!!!"
And they wonder why people use "piracy".
OK, it turns out I could buy it in the US iTunes store. Even a bit cheaper.
Maybe next time I'll try using USunlocked.com.
[Update re the below: It seems that rebooting after deleting the app did the trick. It seems it's gone now. Thanks god. (In the meantime I reset safari, so I've lost all the cookies and passwords it remembered. Just great.).]
... Great, now I have another problem: I can't get rid of the fucking banner AnchorFree Hotspot Shield puts in my browser!! Goddamn fucking shit.
I have removed the software and even used "secure delete" in Finder. It still pops up windows and banners in my Safari browser. I'm gonna hound the fuckers till the ends of the earth if they don't solve this for me, I'm so pissed off. In the fifteen years using a Mac, I never had this kind of problem before.
I'm reading this, but so far no help. (I've also called the company and mailed them, but of course this kind of thing always happens in the beginning of a weekend.)
Oddly, it has not affected Firefox. But the problem is not in Safari itself, because their server turns up when I do a trace-route:
traceroute to domai.com (188.8.131.52), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 10.3.48.1 (10.3.48.1) 162.072 ms 219.470 ms 170.247 ms
2 74-115-0-1.anchorfree.com (184.108.40.206) 204.919 ms 165.597 ms 163.752 ms
3 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 165.942 ms 185.429 ms 168.603 ms
4 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199) 176.034 ms 171.033 ms 182.448 ms
5 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 167.036 ms 173.354 ms 184.160 ms
6 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 166.261 ms 166.384 ms
10gigabitethernet2-1.core1.sjc2.he.net (22.214.171.124) 166.367 ms
7 10ge5-3.fr1.sjc.llnw.net (126.96.36.199) 185.456 ms 167.458 ms 175.939 ms
8 xe2-0.cr01.sjc01.mzima.net (188.8.131.52) 188.845 ms 170.250 ms 207.039 ms
9 xe0-0.cr02.sjc02.us.mzima.net (184.108.40.206) 183.359 ms
tge2-4.fr4.phx2.llnw.net (220.127.116.11) 183.985 ms 189.751 ms
10 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 183.555 ms 195.362 ms 211.333 ms
11 neteng-intibgp.vl177.bb1.phx1.cwie.net (126.96.36.199) 187.083 ms 187.010 ms 189.355 ms
12 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 183.870 ms 189.868 ms 194.564 ms
13 neteng-intibgp.vl177.bb1.phx1.cwie.net (220.127.116.11) 185.413 ms 182.918 ms 185.369 ms
14 domai.cavecreek.net (18.104.22.168) 195.211 ms 185.774 ms 185.405 ms