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Comment: Re:This is all from the Mumbai terror attacks (Score 1) 281

by Bryan_W (#32787748) Attached to: Indian Government Threatens RIM, Skype With Ban
So it's like when you take your car to the dealer and and you pay $50 get fed a line of BS about the car's computer needing to be replaced, and then you take it to the neighborhood mechanic and pay him $10 to replace a spark plug. If a good mechanic was used in the first place, only one guy would get paid. It's a win-win!

+ - AT&T Censors 4chan server 13

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An anonymous reader writes: Details how (home of the notorious /b/ — "Random" image board) is being actively blocked by AT&T. According to the scant details available on 4chan and Reddit there are reports that has become inaccessible from California to Texas and some reports claim as far east as Connecticut. Supposedly this is to stop a ring of pedophiles, but as one Reddit poster said it best "First the came for the pedophiles and I was not a pedophile..."
Disturbing news indeed.

Comment: Re:In Soviet Russia, web sites visit you (Score 1) 216

by Bryan_W (#28329203) Attached to: Sniffing Browser History Without Javascript

And for those of you who are wanting to tell me "but Firefox just joins all startups into the same process and only gives you a new window". Well, I defeated that by dynamically creating a new home directory on the fly for each startup, populating it with a template set of files Firefox expects, setting the HOME environment variable to that path, and starting the Firefox process. So the scanning of my browser is limited to just what this one I use for Slashdot has visited recently.

If you didn't want to go through all of that hassle, you could have just done:
env MOZ_NO_REMOTE=1 firefox --ProfileManager
It starts a new firefox instance and gives you the option of creating a new profile for a site. Comes in handy for me.
Also check out prism

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