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Anonymous
May 18, 2005 11:10:22 AM

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AFAIR 3D Gamers ( www.3dgamers.com) has been bought out by
Gamespy/FilePlanet and some of the fall-out has just hit the download
pages. Hopefully 3D Gamers' regular 3rd-party download sites will
continue their support......

Better have your spyware filters fully active when visiting
www.3dgamers.com..... Another good site done gone... maybe.

John Lewis

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Anonymous
May 18, 2005 10:02:47 PM

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John Lewis wrote:
> Better have your spyware filters fully active when visiting
> www.3dgamers.com..... Another good site done gone... maybe.

What, you mean just keep using Firefox? Check.
May 18, 2005 10:02:48 PM

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On Wed, 18 May 2005 18:02:47 +0930, GFree <gfree678@gmail.com> wrote:

>What, you mean just keep using Firefox? Check.

Yup, Firefox with the Adblock extension, the only way to surf :-)
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Anonymous
May 18, 2005 10:02:49 PM

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On Wed, 18 May 2005 08:59:09 GMT, Andrew <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote:

>On Wed, 18 May 2005 18:02:47 +0930, GFree <gfree678@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>What, you mean just keep using Firefox? Check.
>
>Yup, Firefox with the Adblock extension, the only way to surf :-)
>--

Has Firefox yet fixed the recently-discovered security holes ?

I am seriously contemplating moving over from perpetually-sieve-like
IE, but would prefer to not leap from the frying-pan into the
Fire(fox) ----- pardon the awful pun...

John Lewis

>Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
>Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
>please don't top post. Trim replies to quote only relevant text.
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Anonymous
May 19, 2005 12:28:16 AM

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John Lewis wrote:
> On Wed, 18 May 2005 08:59:09 GMT, Andrew <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote:
>
>
>>On Wed, 18 May 2005 18:02:47 +0930, GFree <gfree678@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>What, you mean just keep using Firefox? Check.
>>
>>Yup, Firefox with the Adblock extension, the only way to surf :-)
>>--
>
>
> Has Firefox yet fixed the recently-discovered security holes ?
>
> I am seriously contemplating moving over from perpetually-sieve-like
> IE, but would prefer to not leap from the frying-pan into the
> Fire(fox) ----- pardon the awful pun...


NO SW is foolproof as Firefox et al have just proven. If hackers target
it, it will find a way.

IE is perfectly safe IMO if you simply turn up the security levels and
dont execute dodgy attachments.

OK, I do use firefox, but mainly because of multiple tab support.

--
Walter Mitty
-
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Anonymous
May 19, 2005 12:28:17 AM

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"Walter Mitty" <mitticus@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:3f1fpkF5j149U2@uni-berlin.de...
> John Lewis wrote:
>> On Wed, 18 May 2005 08:59:09 GMT, Andrew <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>On Wed, 18 May 2005 18:02:47 +0930, GFree <gfree678@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>What, you mean just keep using Firefox? Check.
>>>
>>>Yup, Firefox with the Adblock extension, the only way to surf :-)
>>>--
>>
>>
>> Has Firefox yet fixed the recently-discovered security holes ?
>>
>> I am seriously contemplating moving over from perpetually-sieve-like IE,
>> but would prefer to not leap from the frying-pan into the
>> Fire(fox) ----- pardon the awful pun...
>
>
> NO SW is foolproof as Firefox et al have just proven. If hackers target
> it, it will find a way.
>
> IE is perfectly safe IMO if you simply turn up the security levels and
> dont execute dodgy attachments.
>
> OK, I do use firefox, but mainly because of multiple tab support.
>
> --
> Walter Mitty
> -
> Useless, waste of money research of the day : http://tinyurl.com/3tdeu
> " Format wars could 'confuse users'"
> http://www.tinyurl.com

Problem is that since FireFox is becoming so popular, it will soon have the
same issues as IE. Malicious hackers target what will make the most impact.

Wouldn't you also find it ironic to find out that MS has a majority
ownership of mozilla? Just wait, wait and see.
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 2:19:36 AM

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John Lewis wrote:
> Has Firefox yet fixed the recently-discovered security holes ?

Yep -- all the publicised problems were fixed last week.

As has already been said, Firefox + AdBlock is a completely different
experience to using IE.

--

(O) e n o n e
May 19, 2005 2:38:33 AM

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On Wed, 18 May 2005 17:08:43 GMT, john.dsl@verizon.net (John Lewis)
wrote:

>Has Firefox yet fixed the recently-discovered security holes ?

Yes with version 1.04 released about 3 days after the potential hole
was discovered.

>I am seriously contemplating moving over from perpetually-sieve-like
>IE, but would prefer to not leap from the frying-pan into the
>Fire(fox) ----- pardon the awful pun...

It is far far better now than IE will ever be.
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Anonymous
May 19, 2005 3:50:58 AM

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On Wed, 18 May 2005 19:27:10 -0400, "HockeyTownUSA"
<magma@killspam.comcast.net> wrote:

>
>"Walter Mitty" <mitticus@gmail.com> wrote in message
>news:3f1fpkF5j149U2@uni-berlin.de...
>> John Lewis wrote:
>>
>> NO SW is foolproof as Firefox et al have just proven. If hackers target
>> it, it will find a way.
>>
>> IE is perfectly safe IMO if you simply turn up the security levels and
>> dont execute dodgy attachments.
>>
>> OK, I do use firefox, but mainly because of multiple tab support.
>>
>
>Problem is that since FireFox is becoming so popular, it will soon have the
>same issues as IE. Malicious hackers target what will make the most impact.

Firefox already has the same issues as IE - the only difference is that
they aren't as critical since it doesn't always have a default plugin for
most of the stuff.

It just needs a few fixes to become impervous:
- Not autoexecuting Javascript on untrusted sites.
- Not autoexecuting plugins on untrusted sites.
- Not auto-downloading images/plugins (especially on dialup.)

Netscape 4.7 had these features previously. The only problem is that they
disappeared on the way to Mozilla for some reason.
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 4:51:31 AM

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Oenone wrote:

> As has already been said, Firefox + AdBlock is a completely different
> experience to using IE.

AdBlock is just the tip of the iceberg. I personally don't want to miss the
following extensions:

"All-In-One-Gestures" for Opera-like (but fully editable) mouse gestures.

"FlashGot" for managing the external download managers.

"PrefBar" for quick enabling/disabling of Java, JavaScript, colors etc.

"Tabbrowser Preferences" for advanced tabbing.

"Flashblock" for hiding/showing flash animations.

"Image Toolbar" for quicksaving images by leftclicking an icon in the upper
left corner (as seen in IE6).

Dennis
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 4:51:32 AM

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Dennis Schamne <schamne@despammed.com> thought that a good way to
threaten somebody was to light a stick of dynamite, then call the
guy and hold the burning fuse up to the phone and say:

> "Tabbrowser Preferences" for advanced tabbing.

Tab Mix includes Tabbrowser Preferences and adds a ton of features
(like rearranging tabs by dragging) making it even better.

SessionSaver is also another favorite. This one saves all the tabs you
have open when you close Firefox and resumes them the next time you
start, including scrolling down to the exact point in the page you were
viewing.

--
Ajay Tanwar | MCSE | ajtanwar@spam.yahoo.com
"Never underestimate the power of stupid people
in large groups." -Despair.com
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 11:12:44 AM

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"KCB" <kcbairdREMOVE@THIScomcast.net> wrote in message
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>
> I was just there and downloaded Salvo! demo. I don't even know what it
is,
> but wanted to see what you guys were talking about. Nothing out of the
> ordinary tried to download, run, load, or otherwise mess with me. What
> exactly is John Lewis talking about?
>


They want you to subscribe before you can download. At least this is what
happened to me. It wasn't like that before.
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 11:14:05 AM

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"Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
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>
> It is hardly different than before, there are still the same free
> servers there were a month ago that work in the same way.


I was asked to subscribe before it would let me download anything. Not too
long ago, this wasn't the case.


> Maybe that
> will change, but there is nothing worth getting your panties in a
> bunch over yet.
>


LOL
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 1:14:59 PM

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Dennis Schamne <schamne@despammed.com> writes:

> AdBlock is just the tip of the iceberg. I personally don't want to miss the
> following extensions:

Don't forget "Greasemonkey", which lets you install user scripts. One
useful script automatically skips the ads in between pages and
articles on IGN and sibling sites...

Nick

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Anonymous
May 19, 2005 2:12:49 PM

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Thusly Dennis Schamne <schamne@despammed.com> Spake Unto All:

>AdBlock is just the tip of the iceberg. I personally don't want to miss the
>following extensions:
>
>"All-In-One-Gestures" for Opera-like (but fully editable) mouse gestures.
>
>"FlashGot" for managing the external download managers.
>
>"PrefBar" for quick enabling/disabling of Java, JavaScript, colors etc.
>
>"Tabbrowser Preferences" for advanced tabbing.
>
>"Flashblock" for hiding/showing flash animations.
>
>"Image Toolbar" for quicksaving images by leftclicking an icon in the upper
>left corner (as seen in IE6).

Good stuff. I'd like to add 'Image Zoom' (zoom in and out of pics on
the web) and 'Opanda IExif' (show exif, the camera information, of a
pic).
May 19, 2005 7:28:11 PM

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On Thu, 19 May 2005 07:12:44 -0600, "NightSky 421"
<nightsky421@yahoo.ca> wrote:

>They want you to subscribe before you can download. At least this is what
>happened to me. It wasn't like that before.

I picked up the Delta Force demo just fine (apart from the wrong file
having been mirrored, but that wasn't just a 3dgamers issue) without
subscribing to anything.
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Anonymous
May 19, 2005 11:50:36 PM

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Ajay Tanwar wrote:

> Tab Mix includes Tabbrowser Preferences and adds a ton of features
> (like rearranging tabs by dragging) making it even better.

I like this one. The "Open new tabs next to current one"-feature is very
nice.

> SessionSaver is also another favorite. This one saves all the tabs you
> have open when you close Firefox and resumes them the next time you
> start, including scrolling down to the exact point in the page you were
> viewing.

Does it also work when Firefox crashes? Happens sometimes to me.
Can't wait for the next crash to find out :) 


Dennis
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 11:10:25 AM

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"John Lewis" <john.dsl@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:428ae817.4182540@news.verizon.net...
> AFAIR 3D Gamers ( www.3dgamers.com) has been bought out by
> Gamespy/FilePlanet and some of the fall-out has just hit the download
> pages. Hopefully 3D Gamers' regular 3rd-party download sites will
> continue their support......
>
> Better have your spyware filters fully active when visiting
> www.3dgamers.com..... Another good site done gone... maybe.

Totally agree, also noticed that I couldn't download anything from the
"free" servers where previously had no problem. What a coincidence.

Bye bye 3DGamers.
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 11:12:56 AM

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"Dennis Schamne" <schamne@despammed.com> wrote in message
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>> SessionSaver is also another favorite. This one saves all the tabs you
>> have open when you close Firefox and resumes them the next time you
>> start, including scrolling down to the exact point in the page you were
>> viewing.
> Does it also work when Firefox crashes? Happens sometimes to me.
> Can't wait for the next crash to find out :) 

Yes it does. A system crash also. Very useful.
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 9:18:37 PM

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On Fri, 20 May 2005 07:10:25 -0500, "Kroagnon" <kroagnon@kroagnon.com>
wrote:

>
>"John Lewis" <john.dsl@verizon.net> wrote in message
>news:428ae817.4182540@news.verizon.net...
>> AFAIR 3D Gamers ( www.3dgamers.com) has been bought out by
>> Gamespy/FilePlanet and some of the fall-out has just hit the download
>> pages. Hopefully 3D Gamers' regular 3rd-party download sites will
>> continue their support......
>>
>> Better have your spyware filters fully active when visiting
>> www.3dgamers.com..... Another good site done gone... maybe.
>
>Totally agree, also noticed that I couldn't download anything from the
>"free" servers where previously had no problem. What a coincidence.
>
>Bye bye 3DGamers.
>

Yep...

I was having similar problems downloading some small files from the
free servers today. Seems as if the links to those suddenly picked up
some very strange corporate-nasal-congestion........

As expected with anything invaded by the Gamespy parasites...

John Lewis


>
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 10:11:18 PM

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Ajay Tanwar wrote:

> Tab Mix includes Tabbrowser Preferences and adds a ton of features
> (like rearranging tabs by dragging) making it even better.

Something strange is happening after I installed this extension: When
closing a tab, Firefox switches to the most left tab instead to the tab
that was viewed before the closed tab.

I tried changing some settings in the TabMix-menu but nothing seemed to
help. Is it a bug? Is it a feature?

Dennis
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 10:11:19 PM

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Dennis Schamne <schamne@despammed.com> thought that a good way to
threaten somebody was to light a stick of dynamite, then call the
guy and hold the burning fuse up to the phone and say:

> Ajay Tanwar wrote:
>
>> Tab Mix includes Tabbrowser Preferences and adds a ton of
>> features (like rearranging tabs by dragging) making it even
>> better.
>
> Something strange is happening after I installed this extension:
> When closing a tab, Firefox switches to the most left tab instead
> to the tab that was viewed before the closed tab.
>
> I tried changing some settings in the TabMix-menu but nothing
> seemed to help. Is it a bug? Is it a feature?

In the TabMix settings, go to the events tab and choose When Closing
Tab Focus >Last< Tab instead of Left.

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in large groups." -Despair.com
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 11:22:10 PM

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Dennis Schamne wrote:

> Something strange is happening

[...]

Sorry, my fault. Found the needed option: Events - Tab closing - When
closing current tab focus *right* tab. I got confused by the hotkey-option
over my needed option.

Dennis
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