John McWilliams | 1 Feb 01:43 2012
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Re: Google changing policy

On 1/30/12   PDT 9:45 AM, clay wrote:
> On 01/28/2012 11:14 AM, »Q« wrote:
>> On Sat, 28 Jan 2012 10:00:35 -0800
>> Sailfish<REMOVECAPSsailfish <at> REMOVECAPSunforgettable.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Actually, studies have shown that companies can determine with a high
>>> degree of accuracy who you are by examining your IP for general
>>> location and then examining your browser configuration (platform,
>>> cookies, plugins,&c.) Not courtroom accurate but enough for
>>> marketing purposes.
>>
>> Without using my IP address at all, any site I can connect to can
>> uniquely ID any of the browsers I use if it wants to.
>>
>> <https://panopticlick.eff.org/>
>
> If we run this test twice in a row, we shouldn't increase the count
> since our browser is not 'unique' compared to our browser...
> I did and numbers ....799 and ....800 were unique.
> Either my browser changed from one test to the next, not much use in
> identifying it..., or the test is flawed.

Well, it's flawed all right, but is interesting anyway. I tried on four 
different browsers on one machine, and my fonts were first "fully 
unique", then half unique, then by a third, and then a fourth. So it was 
tracking and computing on that correctly.
James Silverton | 1 Feb 01:50 2012
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Re: Tinnitus (Was: Re: First-World Hypocrisy)

On 1/31/2012 6:02 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
> On 01/31/2012 12:47 PM, Ron Hunter wrote:
>
>> On 1/31/2012 1:24 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
>>>
>>> I had an MRI to rule out a brain tumor (they found nothing!)(or at least
>>> nothing worth calling about). For a long time I could only hear it when
>>> I was in bed at night and everything is quiet and I just thought it was
>>> the neighbors' sprinklers or something -- I never really thought about
>>> it, it was just there. It must have gotten louder recently.
>>
>> What you hear may be blood rushing through a narrow place in your
>> arteries. Something to have checked.
>
> That was a possibility, but I've had my carotids checked and they're
> fine. I can move my head so I can hear my heart beating, but I think
> that's different.
>
> It's not a regular sound, just a sort of sh sound changing in frequency
> randomly with no rhythm at all..
>

The ringing in my ear still occurs but, as the ENT doc said, it is 
becoming much less noticeable and I am no longer worrying about it.

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James Silverton ( NOT not.jim.silverton)
Sailfish | 1 Feb 02:43 2012

Re: Pretty Neat Bookmarklet for Web Page Designers

My bloviated meandering follows what Sailfish graced us with on 
1/30/2012 9:50 PM:
> My bloviated meandering follows what »Q« graced us with on 1/30/2012 
> 9:40 PM:
>> On Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:07:34 -0800
>> Sailfish <REMOVECAPSsailfish <at> REMOVECAPSunforgettable.com> wrote:
>>
>>> REF:
>>> http://hacks.mozilla.org/2011/11/developer-tools-in-firefox-aurora-10/
>>>
>>> Some Firefox 10.0 goodness for web page designers. To enable it, 
>>> right-click the content page and select "Inspect Element"
>>
>> I haven't seen the 'breadcrumbs' view of elements before -- it looks
>> really useful.  (Maybe it's in Firebug already, but Firebug is so
>> overwhelmingly full of stuff I can't tell.)
>>
>> Nice to see Mozilla continuing its long tradition of not worrying if
>> its product names are already in use.  Mod spelling, there's already a
>> qt-webkit browser with that name, <http://arora-browser.org/>.
> 
> It's intrinsic to Fx 10.0. In Windows, you only need to select "Inspect 
> Element" from the content context menu. It's really nice in that if you 
> click the "Inspect" button on the bottom toolbar and mouse from the 
> center of the page to the outer left, it selects the highlights the 
> block element that encases that section of the page. It's a littel 
> difficult to explain but it's a real joy to use. For content DOM 
> inspection, it's a much better tool than DOMi. Of course, DOMi is still 
> the one to use if one needs to interrogate the chrome/UI elements.
> 
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Ron Hunter | 1 Feb 02:58 2012
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Re: Download All Versions of Mozilla Firefox 10 Here

On 1/31/2012 3:55 PM, JohnQPublic wrote:
> "Sailfish"<REMOVECAPSsailfish <at> REMOVECAPSunforgettable.com>  wrote in message
> news:PpKdnXVF6pQD2bXSnZ2dnUVZ_gKdnZ2d <at> mozilla.org...
>> My bloviated meandering follows what WLS graced us with on 1/31/2012 11:30
>> AM:
>>> On 01/31/2012 02:25 PM, Sailfish wrote:
>>>> REF:
>>>> http://www.tomshardware.com/news/mozilla-firefox-browser-download-esr,14595.html
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The most interesting thing about this page is that it provides links to
>>>> all the ESR (Extended Support Release) version, as well.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> So does Mozilla.
>>>
>>> https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/
>>>
>>> Look under Releases :)
>>>
>>> "Who is it for?
>>>
>>> Firefox ESR is intended for groups who deploy and maintain the desktop
>>> environment in large organizations such as universities and other
>>> schools, county or city governments and businesses.
>>>
>>> Who is it not for?
>>>
>>> Individual users who always want the latest features, performance
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Ron Hunter | 1 Feb 02:57 2012
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Re: Google changing policy

On 1/31/2012 2:49 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
> On 01/31/2012 12:32 PM, Sailfish wrote:
>
>> As an aside, I almost never log into Google. I use Fx's search bar for
>> searching and, while I have a Gmail account, I have it set to forward my
>> mail to my POP3 account. I also have a G+ account but never end up
>> using it.
>
> G+ is useless except that a G+ account entitles you to unlimited Picasa
> photo storage -- only photos larger than 2048 pixels (one dimention, I
> assume) are counted toward your maximum, whatever that is.
>
> They started that after I opened a second gmail account because the
> first one was almost full :-(
>
I have a G+ account because if I didn't, it harasses me every damn time 
I log in.
I have no intention of using it.  Facebook is bad enough!
Ron Hunter | 1 Feb 03:04 2012
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Re: Pretty Neat Bookmarklet for Web Page Designers

On 1/31/2012 7:43 PM, Sailfish wrote:
> My bloviated meandering follows what Sailfish graced us with on
> 1/30/2012 9:50 PM:
>> My bloviated meandering follows what »Q« graced us with on 1/30/2012
>> 9:40 PM:
>>> On Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:07:34 -0800
>>> Sailfish <REMOVECAPSsailfish <at> REMOVECAPSunforgettable.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> REF:
>>>> http://hacks.mozilla.org/2011/11/developer-tools-in-firefox-aurora-10/
>>>>
>>>> Some Firefox 10.0 goodness for web page designers. To enable it,
>>>> right-click the content page and select "Inspect Element"
>>>
>>> I haven't seen the 'breadcrumbs' view of elements before -- it looks
>>> really useful. (Maybe it's in Firebug already, but Firebug is so
>>> overwhelmingly full of stuff I can't tell.)
>>>
>>> Nice to see Mozilla continuing its long tradition of not worrying if
>>> its product names are already in use. Mod spelling, there's already a
>>> qt-webkit browser with that name, <http://arora-browser.org/>.
>>
>> It's intrinsic to Fx 10.0. In Windows, you only need to select
>> "Inspect Element" from the content context menu. It's really nice in
>> that if you click the "Inspect" button on the bottom toolbar and mouse
>> from the center of the page to the outer left, it selects the
>> highlights the block element that encases that section of the page.
>> It's a littel difficult to explain but it's a real joy to use. For
>> content DOM inspection, it's a much better tool than DOMi. Of course,
>> DOMi is still the one to use if one needs to interrogate the chrome/UI
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Sailfish | 1 Feb 03:25 2012

Re: Pretty Neat Bookmarklet for Web Page Designers

My bloviated meandering follows what Ron Hunter graced us with on 
1/31/2012 6:04 PM:
> On 1/31/2012 7:43 PM, Sailfish wrote:
>> My bloviated meandering follows what Sailfish graced us with on
>> 1/30/2012 9:50 PM:
>>> My bloviated meandering follows what »Q« graced us with on 1/30/2012
>>> 9:40 PM:
>>>> On Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:07:34 -0800
>>>> Sailfish <REMOVECAPSsailfish <at> REMOVECAPSunforgettable.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> REF:
>>>>> http://hacks.mozilla.org/2011/11/developer-tools-in-firefox-aurora-10/
>>>>>
>>>>> Some Firefox 10.0 goodness for web page designers. To enable it,
>>>>> right-click the content page and select "Inspect Element"
>>>>
>>>> I haven't seen the 'breadcrumbs' view of elements before -- it looks
>>>> really useful. (Maybe it's in Firebug already, but Firebug is so
>>>> overwhelmingly full of stuff I can't tell.)
>>>>
>>>> Nice to see Mozilla continuing its long tradition of not worrying if
>>>> its product names are already in use. Mod spelling, there's already a
>>>> qt-webkit browser with that name, <http://arora-browser.org/>.
>>>
>>> It's intrinsic to Fx 10.0. In Windows, you only need to select
>>> "Inspect Element" from the content context menu. It's really nice in
>>> that if you click the "Inspect" button on the bottom toolbar and mouse
>>> from the center of the page to the outer left, it selects the
>>> highlights the block element that encases that section of the page.
>>> It's a littel difficult to explain but it's a real joy to use. For
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Dennis | 1 Feb 03:46 2012

Re: Tinnitus (Was: Re: First-World Hypocrisy)

The Real Bev wrote:
> On 01/31/2012 12:47 PM, Ron Hunter wrote:
> 
>> On 1/31/2012 1:24 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
>>>
>>>  I had an MRI to rule out a brain tumor (they found nothing!)(or at least
>>>  nothing worth calling about). For a long time I could only hear it when
>>>  I was in bed at night and everything is quiet and I just thought it was
>>>  the neighbors' sprinklers or something -- I never really thought about
>>>  it, it was just there. It must have gotten louder recently.
>>
>> What you hear may be blood rushing through a narrow place in your
>> arteries.  Something to have checked.
> 
> That was a possibility, but I've had my carotids checked and they're 
> fine.  I can move my head so I can hear my heart beating, but I think 
> that's different.
> 
> It's not a regular sound, just a sort of sh sound changing in frequency 
> randomly with no rhythm at all..
> 

The ringing in my ears is so loud I am surprised that people standing
next to me cannot hear it! It is *constant* and is only diminished by
louder sounds. The ringing I hear is a continuous high pitch. Very
similar to the older florescent light ballasts. Some of those old
ballasts emitted an almost inaudible extremely high pitch. What I hear
is slightly lower pitch than that but louder and as I said, constant.

My tinnitus and hearing loss is directly attributed to lack of hearing
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Rinaldi J. Montessi | 1 Feb 04:28 2012

Re: Tinnitus (Was: Re: First-World Hypocrisy)

The Real Bev wrote:
> On 01/31/2012 12:47 PM, Ron Hunter wrote:
> 
>> On 1/31/2012 1:24 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
>>>
>>>  I had an MRI to rule out a brain tumor (they found nothing!)(or at least
>>>  nothing worth calling about). For a long time I could only hear it when
>>>  I was in bed at night and everything is quiet and I just thought it was
>>>  the neighbors' sprinklers or something -- I never really thought about
>>>  it, it was just there. It must have gotten louder recently.
>>
>> What you hear may be blood rushing through a narrow place in your
>> arteries.  Something to have checked.
> 
> That was a possibility, but I've had my carotids checked and they're 
> fine.  I can move my head so I can hear my heart beating, but I think 
> that's different.
> 
> It's not a regular sound, just a sort of sh sound changing in frequency 
> randomly with no rhythm at all..

I get high freq tones, not unlike some of the test equipment I used back
in my military days, or CPU fans under extreme load.  Middle tones are
gone - voice range.

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Tomorrow will be canceled due to lack of interest.
Rinaldi J. Montessi | 1 Feb 04:32 2012

Re: Tinnitus (Was: Re: First-World Hypocrisy)

Dennis wrote:
> The Real Bev wrote:
>> On 01/31/2012 12:47 PM, Ron Hunter wrote:
>> 
>>> On 1/31/2012 1:24 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  I had an MRI to rule out a brain tumor (they found nothing!)(or at least
>>>>  nothing worth calling about). For a long time I could only hear it when
>>>>  I was in bed at night and everything is quiet and I just thought it was
>>>>  the neighbors' sprinklers or something -- I never really thought about
>>>>  it, it was just there. It must have gotten louder recently.
>>>
>>> What you hear may be blood rushing through a narrow place in your
>>> arteries.  Something to have checked.
>> 
>> That was a possibility, but I've had my carotids checked and they're 
>> fine.  I can move my head so I can hear my heart beating, but I think 
>> that's different.
>> 
>> It's not a regular sound, just a sort of sh sound changing in frequency 
>> randomly with no rhythm at all..
>> 
> 
> The ringing in my ears is so loud I am surprised that people standing
> next to me cannot hear it! It is *constant* and is only diminished by
> louder sounds. The ringing I hear is a continuous high pitch. Very
> similar to the older florescent light ballasts. Some of those old
> ballasts emitted an almost inaudible extremely high pitch. What I hear
> is slightly lower pitch than that but louder and as I said, constant.
> 
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