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Safe Browser Rebuttal + More

The other day I mentioned a study which concluded that Internet Explorer by far and away blocked more malware than the competition (see Which Browser Blocks The Most Malware? Surprise!). Today I noticed a fresh article which takes quite a different view..

Internet Explorer is the safest Web browser!? Ha!

Microsoft is trying again to con people into thinking that Internet Explorer is the safest browser around. It’s not. At best, it’s tied with Chrome.Read more..

Some other items of interest..

Google engineer calls Google+ a “pathetic afterthought” and “knee-jerk reaction”

A Google software engineer who accidentally broadcast a 4,578-word rant about the company’s failings saved his toughest criticism for the Google+ service. A list of features can’t make up for a…” Read more..

New UK ISP porn filter: a tragedy of transparency, privacy and security

UK government will hold ISP’s responsible for filtering internet content to appease a Christian charity. There is no technical or peer scrutiny in filter implementation.Read more..

[What? Government does something stupid? No!]

Oh. Yes. There’s a new iPhone. (Yippee.)

iOS 5 breaks down upon arrival for some mobile users

iOS 5 is here…at least for some iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners.Read more..

(Oops..)

RIM ramps apology parade for outage: Lazaridis up to bat

The timing of RIM’s outages couldn’t be worse with the launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S and a new BlackBerry 7 cycle.Read more..

(Oops)

Again? Sony’s PlayStation Network hit with another attack

Sony’s PlayStation Network, the gaming and entertainment platform knocked offline for weeks this spring, has been hit again. Read more..

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October 13, 2011 - Posted by | browsers, computers, Internet, News, tech | , , , , , , , , ,

12 Comments »

  1. Internet Explorer is the safest Web browser!? Ha!….

    Just goes to show you can always find something on the internet to back up what you think. Hard to find reliable sources at times.

    However…I can’t wait for Firefox 8..this is the cat’s pajamas. Strengthening User Control of Add-ons | Mozilla Add-ons Blog

    “Enhanced control of add-ons: Users will receive a one-time notification to review and confirm third party add-ons they want to keep, disable or delete. When Firefox starts and finds that a third-party program has installed an add-on, Firefox will disable the add-on until the user has explicitly opted in, giving users better control over their Web experience.

    Sony? Can you say rootkit?…..Never trusted them since then.

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    Comment by delenn13 | October 14, 2011 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Not only is there “hype”. (And “spin”..)

      But there’s FUD.

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      Comment by techpaul | October 14, 2011 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      I almost gave you a TP Silver Star for using “cat’s pajamas”…

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      Comment by techpaul | October 14, 2011 | Reply

  2. Yep, since 1994, I have seen a lot of hype, spin, FUD and Godwin’s law invoked more times than I can count.

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    Comment by delenn13 | October 14, 2011 | Reply

  3. Not quite the beginning, but pretty close. BB’s and Chat rooms..those were the days.

    In the 80’s I worked at the bank’s data center…we used batch mode processing and tape drives with Burrough’s mainframes…like this..scroll halfway down Computer History

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    Comment by delenn13 | October 14, 2011 | Reply

  4. Forgot to say and I had my own PC..with 8 in and 5 1/4 in floppies.. History of the floppy disk – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Comment by delenn13 | October 14, 2011 | Reply

    • 8″?

      Wow. Okay. You got me beat. 5.25 were on their way out when I first started hating the new comp-u-tatin’ devices (And I only saw photos of reel-to-reel..)

      Did I say “hate”? Yes. Back then I did. And I blame a particularly obdurate “Sound Blaster” card for making me learn things like “IRQ”, and starting my counting at 0.. and eventually becoming That Guy. (You know the one. The one who can fix PC’s..)

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      Comment by techpaul | October 14, 2011 | Reply

  5. There were only 2 PC’s in the bank of over 70 branches and I had one of them.

    I am the software person in the household..the hubby is hardware. He won’t even search for a thing. I am the searcher too. He swears, “If she can’t find it; it’s NOT on the net.” We are always getting calls from family or friends.

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    Comment by delenn13 | October 14, 2011 | Reply

  6. Cool..Festus(Ken Curtis) was in that movie. And Natalie…what a waste.

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    Comment by delenn13 | October 14, 2011 | Reply


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