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Comment: Re:Reinventing the wheel (Score 4, Informative) 265

by Guillaume Castel (#30013076) Attached to: Multi-Button OpenOfficeMouse At OOoCon 2009

"Why the 'F does the page have to reload when I hit the back button"

Because a lot of web pages (including slashdot) are served with HTTP headers that tell the browser not to cache them, and the browser follows that directive. Yes, it's annoying. I use tabs for that reason too.

Comment: Not so obvious (Score 3, Informative) 515

Anyone worth their salt knows nothing is stored in the cable modem.

I don't know about the USA, but in France, all major ISPs provide their customers with "boxes" that can not only act as a modem/router/wireless access point, but also provide phone service over IP, IPTV, and sometimes include a hard drive for PVR functionality; mine can even act as a FTP server (that's an advertised functionality), with either the included hard drive or even a USB flash drive plugged into the box.

Anyone worth their salt knows that, right? Anyway, I don't expect the police to be fully aware of the latest advances in consumer hardware, so I don't think it's completely illegitimate for them to seize anything that looks related to computing equipement.

Always try to do things in chronological order; it's less confusing that way.