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Comment Just tried this out. My experience... (Score 1) 371

I cleared all cookies from Chrome, Opera, and FF, and went to

Chrome and Opera both gave me rates of 3.5%.
Firefox gave me 2.7%.

I proxy my FF sessions through a ssh tunnel to a personal Linux server I have, which is located in Michigan. So to see if that had an effect on it, I cleared cookies again and then disabled the proxy settings. Restarted FF and went to the URL again. This time I got a rate of 2.3%.

I went back to Opera and Chrome, deleted cookies and restarted again. Now Opera was 2.3%, and Chrome was 3.1%. Did it again, and Opera was still at 2.3%, and Chrome had dropped to 2.7%. It's as if this site is just coming up with totally random numbers.

Comment What about the neighbor? (Score 1) 2058

He *did* pay his $75 fee, but they didn't do anything until the fire had actually spread to his house. I'd be pissed if I were him. They wouldn't do anything to *prevent* his house from catching fire in the first place? It doesn't take a genius to figure out that uncontrolled fires usually spread.


Woman Wins Libel Suit By Suing Wrong Website 323

An anonymous reader writes "It appears that Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones and her lawyer were so upset by a comment on the site that they missed the 'y' at the end of the name. Instead, they sued the owner of, whose owner didn't respond to the lawsuit. The end result was a judge awarding $11 million, in part because of the failure to respond. Now, both the owners of and are complaining that they're being wrongfully written about in the press — one for not having had any content about Sarah Jones but being told it needs to pay $11 million, and the other for having the content and having the press say it lost a lawsuit, even though no lawsuit was ever actually filed against it."

Best Places To Work In IT 2010 205

CWmike writes "These top-rated IT workplaces combine choice benefits with hot technologies and on-target training. Computerworld's 17th annual report highlights the employers firing on all cylinders. The Employer Scorecard ranks IT firms based on best benefits, retention, training, diversity, and career development. Also read what IT staffs have to say about job satisfaction. How's your workplace, IT folk?" Read below for a quick look at the top 10 IT workplaces according to this survey.

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