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Comment: Re:I'm sure it's just me (Score 1) 369

by Otter Escaping North (#22796104) Attached to: An Early Look at 3.0

For me the X11 requirement on OS X is a real nuisance.

Agreed, but as I mainly use Linux, it didn't have the opportunity to grate on me too badly. Grandpa Otter installed NeoOffice (OpenOffice ported to run natively on the Mac). You might consider checking it out for the next 160 days or so.


+ - Firefox Update breaks Yahoo Mail 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The latest upgrade for Firefox 2 ( breaks certain sites, including Yahoo Mail ( The user simply gets an error: "The page isn't redirecting properly. Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete. This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies."
This error has occurred on every machine we have allowed to update, as well as confirmed with colleagues outside our organization. While I admit that limiting access to Yahoo Mail might be considered a 'Feature' to Microsoft, in the Firefox world this is likely a bug or unintended consequence. What do you think?"

University of Florida Student Tasered At Political Rally 1819

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the slow-to-revise-taser-policy dept.
An anonymous reader writes "During a political rally at the University of Florida, an annoying student was tasered while attempting to ask Senator Kerry (D-MA) some questions regarding the 2004 election. Police are looking into whether excessive force was used to prevent the student from going over his alloted question period." There are also several YouTube videos available of the incident.

+ - IBM beats Microsoft over the head with own code->

Submitted by
bednarz writes "IBM added a delicious twist on its new commitment to help battle Microsoft Office by donating code that was originally derived in part from a Microsoft-developed technology. IBM's iAccessible2, code-named Project Missouri, is a specification for technology used to help the visually impaired interact with Open Document Format (ODF)-compliant applications and was developed in part using Microsoft Active Accessibility (MAA)."
Link to Original Source

Canadian Domain Registry Pulls Plug on Free Speech 210

Posted by Zonk
from the surprised-we-haven't-seen-that-here dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The staff of a Canadian political candidate bragged today that he had managed to shut down a website critical of his involvement in a fundraising scandal, by having the country's registrar of domains pull the DNS records for the site. Criticism from bloggers and free speech advocates has been negative, and is coming from across the political spectrum."

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