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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1080 on: January 29, 2009, 04:26:34 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1081 on: January 29, 2009, 11:22:28 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1082 on: January 30, 2009, 01:34:08 PM »
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Google plugs ‘high-risk’ holes in Chrome browser
What did they do Bob ???
Haven't tried Chrome yet because of the past issues with it ::)
And is the installer necessary to install Chrome or i meant is the installer installed also ???
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1083 on: January 30, 2009, 03:36:55 PM »
Hi Dan,

A nice link about creating and remembering safe passwords: http://blog.sellsiusrealestate.com/password-tip/how-to-create-unique-passwords-you-will-never-forget/2007/05/05/

Damian

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1084 on: January 30, 2009, 06:04:14 PM »
Thanks Damian for the info ;)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1085 on: January 30, 2009, 09:36:13 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1086 on: January 30, 2009, 10:00:53 PM »
Hi Dan,

I use this browser for things that are not rendered as it should in fx,

Damian

I installed this ini file there in the main program file:
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[Settings]
threshold=50
cutoff=75

[Inject]
function='AdWriter'
function='htmlAdWH'
function='urchinTracker'

# These are, more or less, false-positives that are caught below.
# Note the use of the "\b" word boundary regex.
[Group]
name="Positive karma, keywords"
score=-36
rule=$url=~'(downlo|uplo|thre|typep)ads?\b'
rule=$url=~'\bad(don|min)'
rule=$url=~'\bminify\.php\b'

# "Third party" hosts earn karma below.  These are hosts that
# are either unlikely to be malicious and/or critical to the
# functioning of common sites.
[Group]
name="Positive karma, hosts"
score=-36
rule=$url.host=~'static'
rule=$url.host=~'\.(aolcdn|files\.wordpress|gawker|yahooapis|yt?img)\.com$'
rule=$url.host=~'\.(akamai)\.net$'
rule=$origin=~'newegg.com/'

# Positive for flash, because blocking any part of a SWF
# makes the entire thing disappear.
[Group]
name="Positive karma, flash"
score=-75
rule=$origin.tag=='EMBED'
rule=$origin.tag=='OBJECT'

[Group]
name="Positive karma, google services"
match=all
score=-50
rule=$url.host$='.google.com'
rule=$url.path=~'/(account|adsense/login|jsapi|maps|uds)'

# The "third party" script in the RSS viewer tends to get blocked.
[Group]
name="Positive karma, browser chrome"
score=-1
rule=$url^='chrome://browser/'

# Now the "bad" scores start accumulating:

# Any third party resource earns some bad karma.  Not enough
# to get blocked, but enough to tip the scales.
[Group]
name="Third-party"
score=30
rule=$thirdParty==true

# Same goes for all javascript.  30+20 means all third party
# scripts are blocked, unless matched above by a "positive" rule.
# This blocks almost all trackers and ads.
[Group]
name="Scripts"
score=20
rule=$type==script

# Adding karma for iframes, as well as scripts, blocks almost
# all the rest of the ads.
[Group]
name="IFRAMEs"
score=40
rule=$origin.tag=='IFRAME'

# Now we start matching keywords, for things that haven't already
# been blocked.
[Group]
name="Keyword: ad"
score=35
rule=$url=~'\bad'
rule=$url=~'ad(s|vertising)?\b'

[Group]
name="Keyword: banner"
score=25
rule=$url=~'\bbanner'
rule=$url=~'banners?\b'

# Images earn just a smidgeon of negative karma.  They
# are sometimes used as the "lazy third party" transmission
# mechanism.
[Group]
name="Images"
score=10
rule=$type==image

# The longer the URL, the more likely it is transmitting all
# sorts of data.  Web trackers commonly do this.
[Group]
name="Long URLs"
score=10
rule=$url.path=~'.{125,}'

[Group]
name="Extra-long URLs"
score=10
rule=$url.path=~'.{275,}'

# Annoying images inserted into feeds.
[Group]
name="Feedburner/Wordpress cruft"
score=15
rule=$url.path=~'^/~./'
rule=$url^='http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/'

# Geocities ads.
[Group]
name="Misc"
score=30
rule=$url.path^='/js_source'
Save this as KarmaBlocker.ini in the same main folder where is the adblock.ini file situated,
Enjoy,

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1087 on: February 05, 2009, 11:57:10 PM »
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« Reply #1088 on: February 06, 2009, 04:18:21 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1089 on: February 10, 2009, 03:26:08 AM »
Mozilla to join EU suit against Microsoft

Its about time. Way to go Mozilla. :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1090 on: February 10, 2009, 03:54:43 AM »
Mozilla to join EU suit against Microsoft

Its about time. Way to go Mozilla. :)

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If the charges stick, then Microsoft could be forced to change the way it distributes IE, as well as pay a fine for monopoly abuse.

This suit should also apply to Apple!  Apple is guilty of monopoly abuse in the same way with it's OS.  Anyone wanting to use osx has to buy a Mac.  What's the difference between having IE forced on someone & having an over-priced Mac forced on people ???  If you want to use Windows, IE is imposed.  If you want to use osx, a Mac is imposed.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1091 on: February 10, 2009, 05:24:01 AM »
Mozilla to join EU suit against Microsoft

Its about time. Way to go Mozilla. :)

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If the charges stick, then Microsoft could be forced to change the way it distributes IE, as well as pay a fine for monopoly abuse.

This suit should also apply to Apple!  Apple is guilty of monopoly abuse in the same way with it's OS.  Anyone wanting to use osx has to buy a Mac.  What's the difference between having IE forced on someone & having an over-priced Mac forced on people ???  If you want to use Windows, IE is imposed.  If you want to use osx, a Mac is imposed.
Because what Microsoft is doing is illegal. Using its dominant position in the OS market to promote IE.

Apple is not imposing a Mac on anyone. The mac is a closed system much like most cell phones and home routers.  The OS is designed specifically for the mac and not for other computers, its not meant to be installed on anything but a Mac. Just like Linksys' software is meant to be only installed on linksys routers. Even though the Mac has most of the same hardware as PCs (Intel processor and chipset) and the Linksys has most of the same hardware as other home routers (broadcom based chipset) you are not allowed to put the linksys software on a netgear router and you are not allowed to put the Mac OS on a non apple computer. If you dont like the Mac hardware, buy a PC. If you dont like Linksys, buy Netgear/Belkin/Buffalo/etc.

When macs used PowerPC chips no one questioned this, now suddenly they use intel and people are crying foul.

Really we have been over this a hundred times. Get over it, Apple is not going to allow people to use OS X unless they buy their hardware.

I can't wait until they win the battle with Psystar and have legal precedence to back them up on this.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1092 on: February 10, 2009, 04:57:17 PM »
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When macs used PowerPC chips no one questioned this, now suddenly they use intel and people are crying foul.
It's amazing, when something is instigated agains MS, it's a big deal but when it's against Apple, their fan boys start to cry foul.
I bet that if it was Firefox that was integrated in Windows, Mozilla wouldn't utter a word.  ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1093 on: February 10, 2009, 05:03:12 PM »
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When macs used PowerPC chips no one questioned this, now suddenly they use intel and people are crying foul.
It's amazing, when something is instigated agains MS, it's a big deal but when it's against Apple, their fan boys start to cry foul.
I bet that if it was Firefox that was integrated in Windows, Mozilla wouldn't utter a word.  ;D
Us IE fanboys would kick up a fuss though.   ;D
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« Reply #1094 on: February 10, 2009, 06:15:01 PM »
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When macs used PowerPC chips no one questioned this, now suddenly they use intel and people are crying foul.
It's amazing, when something is instigated agains MS, it's a big deal but when it's against Apple, their fan boys start to cry foul.
I bet that if it was Firefox that was integrated in Windows, Mozilla wouldn't utter a word.  ;D

THere have been lots of lawsuits against apple that I thought were well founded. Like the class action lawsuit for the plastic discoloring on some First Generation MacBooks. Apple refused to repair the machine because it was a "Cosmetic Defect" so the owners sued and won.

There also have been some lawsuits against Microsoft that I thought were bull. Like the whole "Vista Ready" lawsuit. The machines sold as Vista ready will run Vista basic. If you don't like the performance then add memory and get over it.

But this griping over having to buy Apple hardware is nonsense.
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