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Submission + - Fox News encodes propaganda in their URLs->

bucketoftruth writes: Descriptive URLs are all the rage these days, allowing would-be clickers to identify the content of an article before visiting the site. They can also be used to deceive or send a message. Fox News' website offered their version of a descriptive URL with a few easter eggs. 1. The URL includes "obama-gets-crack-healer-chief" when crack, healer, and chief don't appear anywhere in the article or headline. 2. The accompanying picture in the article is named "0bama_111009_forthood_monster_397x224.jpg". 0bama is spelled with a zero — a popular meme of groups that consider his presidency invalid. There's also no reference to a monster at Fort Hood, apart from the implied character of the shooter. Buy why include it in a picture of the president and first lady? Is Fox exercising creative license with URLs or is it more nefarious?
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Submission + - No Linux allowed for video at the Dem Convention?->

bucketoftruth writes: If you browse to the Democratic Convention website and attempt to check out any of their upcoming streams you bump into the following artificial limitation:

We're sorry, but the Democratic Convention video web site isn't compatible with your operating system and/or browser. Please try again on a computer with the following Compatible operating systems:
Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, or a Mac with Tiger (OS 10.4) or Leopard (OS 10.5).
Compatible browsers: Internet Explorer (version 6 or later), Firefox (version 2), or, if you are on a Mac, Safari (version 3.1) also works.


What reason could they have to block Linux from viewing streaming videos?

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