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November 18, 2006

Phishing Website?

As many of you know, Microsoft has made an upgrade of Internet Explorer (to I.E. 7) a critical update for security reasons. Well, here's an interesting aspect of the new security software: today, when I clicked to respond to one of the posts on this very bulletin board, I was greeted with this lovely message:

Internet Explorer Phishing Filter False Positive

False positives are the bane of the security industry. That sort of thing is going to tick a lot of people off, I'm sure. Some might argue that it's not a false positive, but just a warning that it may be a positive. Well, if you took your kid to the movies and someone told you that there "may be" rat excrement in the popcorn, would you buy it for your kid? It is a false positive, simply by virtue of having any kind of a flag raised at all.

I wonder what about that page made the warning appear. I haven't been able to find any other pages that cause that message to show up.

Posted by Jeff at 02:45 PM | Comments (3)

November 09, 2006

No one is sad to see the Republicans lose

Have you noticed this?

Even the most die-hard Iraq War and/or Bush supporters aren't upset by the Republicans losing.

Granted, they're not the least bit thrilled to see the Democrats fill the vacuum left by the losing Republicans, but no one has any tears in their beer over the election.

Instead of focusing on the Democrats, almost every conservative in the media is focusing on the Republicans getting what they had coming to them: for immigration, for spending, for growing big government, for supporting social programs (medicare drug benefit, No Child Left Behind, etc.) - essentially for not being conservative.

The poor hard lefties, though. They're trying so desperately to gloat over the bodies of the conservative voters, but instead they find the conservatives gloating right along with them.

Posted by Jeff at 11:19 AM | Comments (4)

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