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    The US and the UK have found a bug in IE over the weekend that could mess up your computers.

    UPDATE 2-US, UK advise avoiding Internet Explorer until bug fixed: Thomson Reuters Business News - MSN Money


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    Who uses IE anyway?


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    I don't like it all but people do use it. I usually use Orchestra, once in a while Chrome or Firefox.
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    Warning about Internet Explorer: It is Internet Explorer!
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    Bugs in IE? In other news linux is open-source and macs are expensive.
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    I would really appreciate a IE user to sum up in a few words, why I should use it.
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    1995 called. It wants its headline back.
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    Who uses IE anyway?
    I use IE, mostly for testing purposes, since some bugs can easily be seen at a glance with IE (because it craps out in IE), but not seen at a glance in Chrome or others. (In some cases it has benefits similar to having a canary in a coal mine)
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    People still use Internet Explorer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmbettencourt View Post
    People still use Internet Explorer?
    Was about to ask this? lol..
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    And even before Chrome become popular, I used either Firefox or Opera. MS makes good products like Office and Windows, but IE really sucks [deleted]...
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlinsomes View Post
    And even before Chrome become popular, I used either Firefox or Opera. MS makes good products like Office and Windows, but IE really sucks [deleted]...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
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    And even before Chrome become popular, I used either Firefox or Opera. MS makes good products like Office and Windows, but IE really sucks [deleted]...

    I should have maybe warned you that the US first amendment is not used on this forum. This is not a democracy here by any stretch of the word.
    You shouldn't be discussing moderation in a thread. It is against the forum guidelines.

    But for once you are correct. This is not a democracy here. No more than it is a democracy when you are invited into someone else's house. This is a private forum. You asked to join and were invited in. Just like in someone's house, you just can't say and do anything you please. If your guests don't like what you say or do they can show you the door. Same here. (You have been shown the door twice already.)

    BTW, if you don't like it here, why don't you go back to your little woo-poo crap forum and stay there.
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    I am sort of interested to see why posts like your last one are encouraged, and someone not liking people talking to them (or others) like that get shown the door?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
    I am sort of interested to see why posts like your last one are encouraged, and someone not liking people talking to them like that get shown the door?
    Don't make arrogant but ignorant posts and no one will 'talk to you like that'. It's really quite simple. You've been treated very fairly here by the mods and admins -- you just don't learn from their constructive criticism. Don't make yourself out to be some sort of bullied martyr -- you're not.

    Bottom line: quit whining about the moderation here. You sound like a spoiled brat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franticfrank View Post
    I would really appreciate a IE user to sum up in a few words, why I should use it.
    Whether you use it or not, you should still keep your copy of it updated. I've noticed that many Microsoft sites seem to work better if your using IExplorer and you never know when your going to need to access MS. Also, it's a standard that you can use to compare all other browsers with. Anyway I like knowing the capabilities of many browsers and you actually have to use them to know them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
    I am sort of interested to see why posts like your last one are encouraged, and someone not liking people talking to them (or others) like that get shown the door?
    It is because everyone is against you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
    I am sort of interested to see why posts like your last one are encouraged, and someone not liking people talking to them (or others) like that get shown the door?
    It's similar to the difference between (1) A complete stranger calling you an intolerable imbecile. (1) A close friend calling you an intolerable imbecile. Another difference emerges from Chuck's credibility via contributions to the forum. I would say, however, that you are better than some of the past cranks (I mean that seriously).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
    I am sort of interested to see why posts like your last one are encouraged, and someone not liking people talking to them (or others) like that get shown the door?
    It is because everyone is against you.
    Et tu Brute?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
    I am sort of interested to see why posts like your last one are encouraged, and someone not liking people talking to them (or others) like that get shown the door?
    It's similar to the difference between (1) A complete stranger calling you an intolerable imbecile. (1) A close friend calling you an intolerable imbecile. Another difference emerges from Chuck's credibility via contributions to the forum. I would say, however, that you are better than some of the past cranks (I mean that seriously).

    You will pardon me if I cannot accept you seriously, s'il vous plaît?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
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    I am sort of interested to see why posts like your last one are encouraged, and someone not liking people talking to them (or others) like that get shown the door?
    It is because everyone is against you.
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    We have discussed you in our secret meetings and we have all agreed to gang up against you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
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    I am sort of interested to see why posts like your last one are encouraged, and someone not liking people talking to them (or others) like that get shown the door?
    It is because everyone is against you.
    Et tu Brute?
    We have discussed you in our secret meetings and we have all agreed to gang up against you.
    Some people just can't keep a secret. You didn't have to let her know that. She's paranoid enough.

    (Note to self: Don't invite RedPanda to future meetings.)
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    You have met my pet Paranoia? What did she say to you? Was it bad?

    Didn't I warn you not to use IE early enough?
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    Hi all.

    Wow, I never knew IE was so bad. I've been using it for a couple of decades, keep it up to date, and also use Microsofts bundled MSS (Microsoft Security Essentials).

    I rarely if ever, had any problems - in fact, I'm trying to recall some, and I can't.

    Opens multiple sites, tabs, animations .. never a problem.

    Tried Chrome once, and HATED it, mainly because I felt (and noticed) Goolge was basically taking over my computer .. my life even - down to the color of my underpants - found heaps of folders with google stuff I never knew I had - nor wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcbo View Post
    Hi all.

    Wow, I never knew IE was so bad. I've been using it for a couple of decades, keep it up to date, and also use Microsofts bundled MSS (Microsoft Security Essentials).

    I rarely if ever, had any problems - in fact, I'm trying to recall some, and I can't.

    Opens multiple sites, tabs, animations .. never a problem.

    Tried Chrome once, and HATED it, mainly because I felt (and noticed) Goolge was basically taking over my computer .. my life even - down to the color of my underpants - found heaps of folders with google stuff I never knew I had - nor wanted.
    I personally like open source products like Firefox, but I also, still use IE and BING is the search engine of my choice for many very good reasons.

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    O, I way prefer Bing, and not only that, they actually pay you a little money for searching. I think I've used it primarily for about a year now, and have made around $44 that I use as Amazon gift cards. You can redeem for other things as well.

    My fave browser is Opera though, also for several reasons. I also like Bing as a homepage. I also really like windows 8.1 operating system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
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    I am sort of interested to see why posts like your last one are encouraged, and someone not liking people talking to them (or others) like that get shown the door?
    It is because everyone is against you.
    Et tu Brute?
    Not quite true, I like her, I think she is very smart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franticfrank View Post
    I would really appreciate a IE user to sum up in a few words, why I should use it.
    in my case, "it's company standard" - makes web development easier if you only have to cover one type of browser, substandard or not
    oh, and btw, a patch was sent out for this bug, even to XP users, and even though their support was supposed to have finished
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Robot View Post
    I've noticed that many Microsoft sites seem to work better if your using IExplorer and you never know when your going to need to access MS.
    i notice that some sites don't recognise your log-in details when you use any other browser but IE - in my case that happens to be one of my on-line bank accounts
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    We have to use it at work as it's the only browser our finance/purchasing system will work in...
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    it may surprise many people who think that most web pages are written in open source PHP that many large (non-IT) companies swear in using the big names for their products, just so that they can be sure of the necessary support whenever they need it (Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and SAP spring to mind)

    most IT security people in large communities are scared shitless of anything even remotely connected with open source
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR View Post
    it may surprise many people who think that most web pages are written in open source PHP that many large (non-IT) companies swear in using the big names for their products, just so that they can be sure of the necessary support whenever they need it (Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and SAP spring to mind)

    most IT security people in large communities are scared shitless of anything even remotely connected with open source
    I think that's probably true, but the concept of open source has a lot of appeal to me personally, so I choose to support it whenever I can. However I grew up on Microsoft from DOS 2.0 through Windows 7. I haven't tried Windows 8.1 yet, but don't feel any big pressure to upgrade to it. In any event open source seems to be more directed to people rather than companies. If I have a problem with Firefox, I don't have anybody to call for a fix, but I think they do have a forum like user group where you might be able to interact with others that develop or just use the product. But I've never felt enough need to use it.
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    It must be a real PITA to have an application and then have to support every browser out there and many software levels of each browser. Firefox, which I use mostly, changes versions and has updates all the time. Every time it does, some plug-in won't work properly. I assume there is a standard applic-interface that each browser has that doesn't change -- or shouldn't change without warning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucknorium View Post
    It must be a real PITA to have an application and then have to support every browser out there and many software levels of each browser. Firefox, which I use mostly, changes versions and has updates all the time. Every time it does, some plug-in won't work properly. I assume there is a standard applic-interface that each browser has that doesn't change -- or shouldn't change without warning?
    I try not to use to many plugins because I know how bloated a browser can get when you load it up. But getting back on topic. Microsoft did come out with a browser fix very fast (only took about a week) Probably because of the news coverage putting the spotlight on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franticfrank View Post
    I would really appreciate a IE user to sum up in a few words, why I should use it.
    Specific reason: I frequently copy articles from newspapers, etc. using wordpad. When using IE the typography information (type size, Italics, bold face, etc.) are carried over. With Firefox and Chrome, all this information is lost and everything comes out in the same size and font. Personally I use Avant, which acts as a front end to IE and is more user friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Robot View Post
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    Hi all.

    Wow, I never knew IE was so bad. I've been using it for a couple of decades, keep it up to date, and also use Microsofts bundled MSS (Microsoft Security Essentials).

    I rarely if ever, had any problems - in fact, I'm trying to recall some, and I can't.

    Opens multiple sites, tabs, animations .. never a problem.

    Tried Chrome once, and HATED it, mainly because I felt (and noticed) Goolge was basically taking over my computer .. my life even - down to the color of my underpants - found heaps of folders with google stuff I never knew I had - nor wanted.
    I personally like open source products like Firefox, but I also, still use IE and BING is the search engine of my choice for many very good reasons.

    PS - Welcome to the forum.
    Hi. Thanks for the welcome, BR.
    I like BING a lot, and use it in preference to Google for searching. Much crisper and neater. Also, they have a gorgeous screen pic every day.

    Also, I recently realised that Microsoft had a great web based email - outlook.com - (duh !) much easier, neater, crisper, than Gmail, which has in recent times, become a farce IMO.

    What do I like about Google - there must be something .. ah, yes, Google Earth and Google maps are a standout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayflow View Post
    O, I way prefer Bing, and not only that, they actually pay you a little money for searching. I think I've used it primarily for about a year now, and have made around $44 that I use as Amazon gift cards. You can redeem for other things as well.

    My fave browser is Opera though, also for several reasons. I also like Bing as a homepage. I also really like windows 8.1 operating system.
    Hi Mayflow - pleased to meet you.
    BING pays you ???
    Didn't know that!
    Where do I sign up ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcbo View Post
    Hi. Thanks for the welcome, BR.
    I like BING a lot, and use it in preference to Google for searching. Much crisper and neater. Also, they have a gorgeous screen pic every day.

    Also, I recently realised that Microsoft had a great web based email - outlook.com - (duh !) much easier, neater, crisper, than Gmail, which has in recent times, become a farce IMO.

    What do I like about Google - there must be something .. ah, yes, Google Earth and Google maps are a standout.

    Cheers
    I've been using MS Live Mail for the last 6 years and like it very much. Also, after I loaded the BING desktop I gained the ability to right click on any picture where ever I find it and make it my background. (very cool) All I can say is the BING desktop has been very useful and I wouldn't to ever be without it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcbo View Post
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    O, I way prefer Bing, and not only that, they actually pay you a little money for searching. I think I've used it primarily for about a year now, and have made around $44 that I use as Amazon gift cards. You can redeem for other things as well.

    My fave browser is Opera though, also for several reasons. I also like Bing as a homepage. I also really like windows 8.1 operating system.
    Hi Mayflow - pleased to meet you.
    BING pays you ???
    Didn't know that!
    Where do I sign up ?
    Get Paid To Search With The Bing Rewards Program
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Robot View Post
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    O, I way prefer Bing, and not only that, they actually pay you a little money for searching. I think I've used it primarily for about a year now, and have made around $44 that I use as Amazon gift cards. You can redeem for other things as well.

    My fave browser is Opera though, also for several reasons. I also like Bing as a homepage. I also really like windows 8.1 operating system.
    Hi Mayflow - pleased to meet you.
    BING pays you ???
    Didn't know that!
    Where do I sign up ?
    Get Paid To Search With The Bing Rewards Program
    Ah, thanks!
    Only available in 50 US states ..
    I'm in Australia ..
    There was something useful there though - 'meet sigle women'.. heh ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcbo View Post
    Ah, thanks!
    Only available in 50 US states ..
    I'm in Australia ..
    There was something useful there though - 'meet single women'.. heh ..
    Are you talking about single women in the US?
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