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[#] Wed Aug 20 2008 08:20:42 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I tried to install it, but it only works with ff3 and nobody's going to rip my ff2 from my cold dead hands until pandora stops working.

But I'll check it out at work, thanks.

[#] Tue Aug 26 2008 07:35:52 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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i've seen kde4.1 at the froscon. its real cute. nicer than vista, reaching out for macos.

plus... it runs smooth on a eee 701, and is getting nokia help so it runs smooth even on a nokia tablet or a freerunner...


[#] Tue Aug 26 2008 11:29:34 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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but... tested the lenny prepackages... its crashy and slooouuwww.

[#] Tue Aug 26 2008 13:55:26 EDT from IO ERROR @ Uncensored

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Obviously your computer doesn't have a high enough KDE Experience Index.

[#] Sun Aug 31 2008 18:03:16 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Microsoft promised that IE8 would be their most standards-compliant browser yet... claiming that, by default, it would comply to the internet standards.

In less than six months after that announcement, they broke their promise:

[#] Mon Sep 01 2008 04:38:44 EDT from IO ERROR @ Uncensored

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OK, so they're not going to show intranet sites in standards mode by default. Seems reasonable, since 99% of them are designed for IE6 and therefore broken.

[#] Mon Sep 01 2008 06:23:27 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That sort of thing really annoys me, too.

Melvin occasionally submits a report to some government agency (he has training for working with people who have serious disabilities, something he keeps up for the sake of taking care of his sister should the need arise).  The office to which he sends these reports no longer takes faxes.. he either needs to submit the report in person (a long drive across the state), or he has to submit them online using IE.  He can't use Firefox, his preferred browser, because they absolutely rely upon IE; they're using activex controls.

Fucking lazy pukes.  It really pisses me off when someone won't go to the trouble to do something like that right.  I wish, oh, I wish that it were possible to sue their ass off should we get a virus because he's forced to use IE on that one website.  Which, given the government's inability to take care of their own systems, is quite likely.

[#] Mon Sep 01 2008 13:01:21 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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fleeb, similar with tax stuff in germany too. you can do it online, but its tightly integrted with ie.

thats why i do pen & paper here ;)

the target mailbox is ~5km from here, so its just a nice bike ride in the evenings...

[#] Mon Sep 01 2008 13:21:09 EDT from IO ERROR @ Uncensored

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Aren't government web sites supposed to be accessible to people with disabilities? Such an IE-only web site would not qualify.

[#] Mon Sep 01 2008 13:36:46 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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In Israel, they pretend it has something to do with the text being right to left... it's just laziness. Drives me batty that I have to open IE to look at my blood test results.

[#] Mon Sep 01 2008 14:15:16 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Federal government web sites are, IO, but I don't think the state government has such constraints.

In Melvin's case, it's a state government problem.

[#] Mon Sep 01 2008 14:37:03 EDT from IO ERROR @ Uncensored

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I've never had a problem seeing right-to-left text on Firefox. It just works.

[#] Mon Sep 01 2008 16:29:44 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I think you can get glasses to fix that now.

[#] Mon Sep 01 2008 16:49:44 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Glasses?!  Sheesh, you'd think they'd at least have contacts for that by now...

....unless their x-ray glasses, of course.

[#] Tue Sep 02 2008 04:30:51 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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IO - and what Right to left language do you read well enough to be able to know if it's presented correctly or backwards? (no snarkiness intended)

[#] Tue Sep 02 2008 11:19:02 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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(I was kinda wondering that too)

[#] Wed Sep 03 2008 15:44:01 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Microsoft patented up and down.

[#] Thu Sep 04 2008 07:10:41 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Page up and Page down, to be more precise.

If they feel like throwing money away on nonsense like that, it's their money to throw away.  I don't think it could hold up in court. 

[#] Thu Sep 04 2008 07:36:27 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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depends on how much the opposing lawyer is getting paid.
But unless they're planning on suing IBM for putting "page up" and "page down" on their keybaords in the 70s I can't see how they're going to make money after legal costs, what company would have that much to pay them?
I'm starting to think that all this silly patent stuff is part of a long term plan when the windows/office cash cow starts having problems. Maybe they'll start selling them.

[#] Sat Sep 06 2008 21:52:19 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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for all their badness I can run ie on my windows 2k box and I can't run chrome on it.

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