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Safari 3 Beta Updated, Security Problems Fixed

minus_273 Re:I wonder if... (302 comments)

The reality is that we're back to where we were a decade ago; two big browsers (IE and Firefox) and a bunch of relatively meaningless small players. I can't imagine any reason that anyone would want to actually use Safari. There's barely an excuse for it in OSX, and certainly none in any other environment.

Firefox ain't perfect, but it does the job fine for me, substantially better than Safari.
maybe because safari has a lighter open source engine that exists on multiple platforms.

more than 7 years ago

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minus_273 minus_273 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

minus_273 writes "In the theme of the time man of the year story, slashdot man of the year, the only poll where cowboy neal is not a joke option! Cmdrtaco zonk Anonymous Coward cowboyneal You"
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minus_273 minus_273 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

minus_273 writes "The shopping online flourished under a "taxophobic" Republican congress which was ideologically resistant to tax it. With the new congress coming in in January, it looks like those days are over and there are going to be some changes. According to Forbes magazine, there is enough support in the Democratic congress to pass a new law (which the supreme court has already said is constitutional) that will impose a sales tax on internet shopping. While it might not totally remove the appeal of online shopping, combined with shipping costs, this would significantly increase the cost of shopping online. America voted for change and change it looks like it is going to get."
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minus_273 minus_273 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

minus_273 writes "Cnet is reporting that Russia has agreed to shut down allofmp3.com as it attempts to gain entry in the WTO. Now there is one customer database that the RIAA would be very interested in seeing. Rule of thumb, don't give your Credit card info to a shady eastern European website."
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minus_273 minus_273 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

minus_273 writes "Space Review has an interesting article on what may be in store for space tourism when the new Democrat controlled congress comes in in January. From the article "In 2004 Congress passed the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act (CSLAA) which provided a legal basis for the regulatory activities of the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation's operations in the manned suborbital rocket field. The CSLAA was based on the principle that the primary duty of the government is to ensure the safety of the uninvolved public and if individuals wanted to risk their necks flying in rocketplanes that was mostly their business. At the time Oberstar tried, but failed, to amend the act to include language ordering that the industry be regulated almost to the same safety standards of the airlines. In spite of some weasel wording, the hard legal requirements of Oberstar's proposed regulation would effectively kill the whole entrepreneurial suborbital industry." Oberstar is now the new chair of the House Transportation Committee."
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minus_273 minus_273 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

minus_273 writes "Joystiq and many other blogs are reporting that EA's new releases, Battlefield 2142 and Need for speed carbon come pre-infected with spyware from a company called IGA Worldwide. EA's EULA addresses this issue by saying "When you use the Software while connected to the Internet, the Advertising Technology may record your Internet Protocol address and other anonymous information", " The servers used by the Advertising Technology may, from time to time, be located outside your country of residence." and "IF YOU DO NOT WANT IGA TO COLLECT, USE, STORE OR TRANSMIT THE DATA DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION, DO NOT INSTALL OR PLAY THE SOFTWARE ON ANY PLATFORM THAT IS USED TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET ". While spyware bundled in "free" programs like kazaa maybe one thing, is installing spyware on a game you have already paid $50 for appropriate? While this does not rise to the level of Sony's rootkit, it seems this abuse will only end when people refuse to buy products that install spyware on your computer."

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Engadget involved in apple stock incident (may 16th)

minus_273 minus_273 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Today, May 16th around noon, popular AOL gadget blog engadget posted a blog entry about the iphone and leopard being delayed until October. This was based on an internal apple email that was leaked to them. At the same time apple's stock took a tumble dropping $5 immediately . The email was a fake. No one knows who, how or why the fake email was sent out but one poster on the blog points out that someone dumped 5 million shares around the same time. The WSJ is also covering the story. This looks like a stock scam happening in real time on the blogosphere.

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Support Shigeru Miyamoto on Time magazine's poll!

minus_273 minus_273 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Time is ranking the 100 most influential people in the world. Shigeru Miyamoto creator of mario and zelda is currently number 3, behind people we geeks could care less about. Support Miyamoto! by voting 100. Do you really want the king of Thailand, Bono or some Korean singer called Rain to get more votes? At the bottom you can see the Slashdot effect in full effect in real time by refreshing the results.

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