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Land of the free?

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 3:10 pm

An interesting and thought-provoking little Flash animation criticizing the “technical difficulties” brought about by America’s government. Well worth sharing, in my opinion, and with a clever URL to boot. (via boingboing)

Buckaroo Bonzi?

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 9:13 am

Yay. Finally. Someone is suing one of those companies who come up with those absolutely idiotic fake-dialogue-box banner ads:

SPOKANE — A law firm has sued a California software manufacturer [Bonzi Software] for fraud, alleging that Internet advertising banners that impersonate computer error messages are deceptive. The banners have headings that read “Security Alert,” “Warning” and “Message Alert” with such messages as: “Your computer is currently broadcasting an Internet IP address. With this address, someone can immediately begin attacking your computer.”

At least I now know who to boycott because of those ads. Not that I was really interested in that blasted purple ape, anyway… [via Bonehead of the Day]

Netscape stops the pops

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 12:54 am

Heh. I see that Netscape has finally given in and included Mozilla‘s pop-up blocking features in Netscape 7.01 (albeit with a newly designed preference UI), a feature which, as I commented before, they rather shadily left out of the original 7.0 release. A reaction to users’ nearly unanimous complaints about the missing feature, I wonder?

Either way, it’s yet another reason people might want to make the switch to Mozilla, even if it is in the rather commercialized version which Netscape provides…

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