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computers death to browser dependance
by kraken
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on Sep 13, 2002 10:06:21 AM

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A reasonably knowledgable person can make amazingly complex websites that work fairly well in all browsers. Why then do the ass clowns at my company seem to make everything IE dependant?
I can't wipe my ass at work without someone popping up and reminding me that I'm not using IE. I don't fucking run windows. I have Outlook running under Crossover Office so I can read email from their goddamn exchange server. I can run Word and Excel under the same, for when people send me their goddamn word docs. But why, in the name of all that is (un)holy do they insist on requiring IE to do ANYTHING? If you go to the "internal portal" in anything !IE, it just takes you to a text-based sitemap. Say you want to go to the directory to look up someone's phone number. Not using IE? Sorry, they just redirect you to a random useless search engine. What pisses me off the most is that very little of this shit actually *requires* IE. And then this morning. My goddamn windows domain password is about to require me to change it. The only thing I use it for is to log into Outlook. They have a website that they tell everyone to go to to change your password. "Your one-stop-shop for managing your LAN password!" Bullshit. Doesn't work in !IE. Die IE dependant fuckers, die.

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    Can't help with the IE crap
    by cxreg(
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    on Sep 13, 2002 10:47:03 AM
    but as for the password, change it to something, change it again, to a 3rd pw, then change it back to the orignal. They'll never even know :)
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      no such luck
      by kraken
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      on Sep 13, 2002 10:59:08 AM
      it won't let you use the last 6 they have some of the stupidest fucking rules for passwords that I've ever heard. they imposed a maximum length on it (which makes no sense), for one thing.
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        max length makes sense
        by irni(
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        on Sep 13, 2002 11:04:52 AM
        when you are an admin full of a company of idiots who go "what is my password?" "I think it might have been "my dog is a fat old turd" or maybe it was "my fat old turd of a dog is stupid." I can't remember." Make them have secure (upper case, lower case, numbers mixed in) passwords that are 6-8 characters and everyone will be ok.
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          Still makes no fucking sense....
          by dogzilla(
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          on Nov 13, 2002 09:50:04 AM
          Great thinking, genius: you have a bunch of retard users who can't remember the difference between "my dog is a fat old turd" and "my fat old turd of a dog is stupid", but somehow you think they'll suddenly be able to remember "ZFg76dn"? What fucking asshole IT guy planet are you from?
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      not necessarily
      by irni(
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      on Sep 13, 2002 11:02:33 AM
      I can set up the PDC or Domain Controller to remember your last X passwords and not let you set it to a past one. And anyway he said he couldn't change it because the page they set up to do so wouldn't let him. Go to a windows machine, login as you, change your password, log off.
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    IE can eat my ass
    by proxy(pro_xy at yahoo)
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    on Sep 13, 2002 11:07:08 AM
    Though, honestly, it's the best browser out there (imho) ... though it annoys me when people just ignore the cross-browser compatability shit.

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      I don't exactly despise IE
      by kraken
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      on Sep 13, 2002 11:11:18 AM
      if I'm on a windows machine, I use IE almost exclusively. it's just the fact that I'm NOT on a windows machine, and I don't think I should have to wander around asking random people, "hey, can I log into your machine for a minute?" whenever I need to change my password.
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    I still use Netscape 4.
    by zaxon(huk~)
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    on Sep 13, 2002 01:33:57 PM
    So, imagine the fun I have with the Internet.
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    What does "other browser" mean?
    by Gribble
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    on Sep 13, 2002 05:28:23 PM
    I think you're on drugs, or you're a terrorist.
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      I think he means "The One True Browser"
      by cxreg(
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      on Sep 13, 2002 05:34:18 PM
      Also known as Galeon
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        Galeon rules!
        by bean
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        on Sep 14, 2002 08:47:05 PM
        all bow before the powerful and non-retarded browser!
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          Fuck galeon
          by kko
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          on Nov 10, 2002 08:58:19 PM
          Too fucking slow and too fucking big... requires GNOME (yeecchhhh!) and Mozilla (retch).... And if Galeon requires Moz, why not use Moz instead??? Me? I use lynx, and links+ the few times I use X and feel like checking out pr0^H^H^Himages... fuck GNOME, fuck KDE, fuck IE, fuck Scotland, fuck Russia, fuck the incline, and fuck you....
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            oh yeah
            by bean
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            on Nov 10, 2002 11:02:33 PM
            i forgot that you were the autority in what browser i should use. bend over asshole >:)
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            Why indeed
            by GMFTatsujin(Ask and ye shall receive)
            gfd messagesAIM
            on Nov 13, 2002 04:09:01 PM
            Hmm.. I seem to recall that galeon makes integration between filetypes and applications easier to programatically manage through the interface. Although that may just be me blowing shit out my ass.

            Why Scotland and Russia, by the way? I sense a recurring theme.
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        Yum yum
        by GMFTatsujin(Ask and ye shall receive)
        gfd messagesAIM
        on Nov 12, 2002 12:55:11 PM
        Phoenix... Luscious Internetty Goodness at half the footprint and all the control of Mozilla.

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      by emag
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      on Sep 13, 2002 05:37:35 PM
      does it have to be one or the other?
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    Spoof it
    by Poindexter(
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    on Sep 16, 2002 04:07:24 PM
    Opera (Win, Lin, Mac, etc.), Omniweb and others allow for spoofing the user agent. On the few sites that don't display you can always break out Exploder.

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    I agree, on so many levels
    by Toonces(spam@zing)
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    on Nov 13, 2002 08:02:01 PM
    IE Blows Dogs. Really, it is easly 4 times slower than Opera. I use Opera almost exclusively, and use IE only when some jackass web "master" has woven together a piece of crap webpage that won't work without it.
    Why do these piece of shit loser IE fanatics do what they do? It's safe. They think Oh Boy, I Can Go With Microsoft And Everything Will Be Okay Forever. Wheeee!
    Bunch of snivelling jackass retards. Never mind that IIS is total crap, that their server can be brought to a halt by a crappy display driver. I would like them to all drown in a big vat of dog vomit.
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      not like IE?
      by b0b(
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      on Nov 14, 2002 01:25:17 PM
      How can you not like a peice of software that will change its settings automatically without asking, it can even change your OS settings without asking, I truely love the fact that it will install software it feels to be a necesity starts a process which the OS will not let you stop which then means you can't delete the binarys. I FUCKING LOVE MICRO$HIT PRODUCTS. Ok, thats enough venting for now.
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