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Living Freedom by Claire Wolfe. Musings about personal freedom and finding it within ourselves.

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Claire Wolfe

OMG! Such a shock! Who could ever have imagined??? Internet Explorer is FLAWED !!!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

In light of the latest in the endless series of revelations about Internet Explorer bugs and vulnerabilities, I bring you …

Demotivational-Posters-Internet-Explorer-6

And now, being gunfolk and technoids (as so many of you are), you can all go off to the comment section and beat each other about the head and shoulders over which firearm should actually represent which browser.

But nobody will disagree on the one that best depicts IE, right?

16 Responses to “OMG! Such a shock! Who could ever have imagined??? Internet Explorer is FLAWED !!!

  1. SJ Griffo Says:

    I’ve tried them all. I chose Firefox. Works best for me at the moment.

  2. Keith Says:

    The trouble is that “creepy*” data-miner, google funds three of the four alternative choices that you’ve shown.

    I was using opera, I’m now on firefox (iceweasel).
    ===================
    *their own word

  3. jed Says:

    Now that Mozilla has announced their NEW AND IMPROVED!!!11!1! now with more swoopy!!elebenty! v.29 browser, I’ll be looking to use something else. If FF is an AR-15, it’s that one that I can’t find a picture of, that has every tacticool accessory known to man bolted to the rails. I picture FF as more of something from HK “Because you suck, and we hate you”. Except that offhand, I can’t think of a firearm from HK that looks like a pig with wings.

    I’ve tried Opera, and didn’t like it. I suppose I’ll give Konqueror a try, but I’m not hopeful. That’s going to leave me with either Uzbl or … I dunno. Dillo?

    Anyways, Safari obviously should be represented by some sort of double rifle, in .470 Nitro Express.

  4. ENthePeasant Says:

    I’m using Pale Moon, best browser I’ve used in quite some time. It’s based on Firefox only it runs much better. The rest are owned and operated by the NSA, particularly anything that Google is involved in (like Firefox) is a no go. But I’m loving Pale Moon.

  5. Bear Says:

    Someone obviously hasn’t encountered Firefox29 (warning: language entirely appropriate to the new version) yet.

    ENtP: You do realize that Pale Moon is just a branch of Firefox (“use the freely available Open Source code of Firefox to base Pale Moon on”)? Other than the deal to make Google Firefox’s default search engine (and damned straight I change that), is Google actually funding a competing browser?

  6. Bear Says:

    Added: For the Opera users- I see they still have Opera 12 available for download. Is it being supported? I tried v20, and the best I can say for it is that it isn’t FF29 or SRWare Iron.

  7. ff42 Says:

    I still have Netscape installed and use it occasionally.

    And of course, the absolutely safest browser available (short of a brick). Text based “lynx”

  8. LarryA Says:

    Anyways, Safari obviously should be represented by some sort of double rifle, in .470 Nitro Express.

    Actually I think the howda pistol is more than appropriate.
    http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Howdah_Pistol

    And I did not know there was an “Internet Movie Firearm Database.”

    If FF is an AR-15, it’s that one that I can’t find a picture of, that has every tacticool accessory known to man bolted to the rails.

    Back in the day, a couple of years after the M-16 debuted, there was the Johnny Seven OMA (One Man Army) I always figured Johnny carried the gun, and the army carried the ammo.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPhZsauluXM

  9. Keith Says:

    Hi Bear,
    Creepy Gargle does indeed fund at least two competitors to its own Chrome;

    Firefox and Opera

  10. Borepatch Says:

    LOL

  11. ENthePeasant Says:

    “You do realize that Pale Moon is just a branch of Firefox (“use the freely available Open Source code of Firefox to base Pale Moon on”)?”

    NOT TRUE! Damn, sorry i didn’t see this earlier. It uses the original code but isn’t associated with Mozzilla in any way shape or form.

    http://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=4163
    “Is Pale Moon affiliated with Mozilla?

    No.

    Pale Moon (and Moonchild Productions) is in no way associated or affiliated with the Mozilla Corporation or Mozilla Foundation. Neither Pale Moon nor the developer have any ties with Mozilla, financially or otherwise. Mozilla does not benefit from people using Pale Moon.

    Pale Moon is a fully independent product.

    So what link is there with Mozilla?

    Only one: I use the freely available Open Source code of Firefox to base Pale Moon on.

    This statement here is in place to let people know that if they wish to abandon Mozilla products as a whole for whatever reason, they can feel confident in using Pale Moon as an alternative.”

  12. Claire Says:

    I’ve been hearing lots of great things about Pale Moon — along with the one very bad thing, that it’s available only for W*******s systems.

    Somebody has now adapted it for Linux: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pm4linux/

    But at this point I’d say it’s strictly for Linux nerds and not for ordinary Linux users. I couldn’t even install it, let alone see how well it performs. Will keep an eye out for Linux .rpm and .deb packages that are more friendly for the rest of us.

  13. Bear Says:

    ENtP: Chill. Take a deep breath, hold, then let it out slowly. Re-laaaaaxx…

    I didn’t say that Moonchild Productions is associated with Mozilla. I said that Pale Moon is a branch of the FF source; which it is. I thought it worthwhile to point out that the original source is the same open source program that you warn is “owned and operated by the NSA”; if the NSA has infiltrated and backdoored the open source FF code, then Pale Moon — being that same code — is just as suspect.

    (Could the NSA do that? Potentially; they same way they got into the PRNG from RSA. But as yet I haven’t heard any reports of backdoors or other deliberate NSA-supplied weaknesses from any of the thousands of people scouring the open source code for FF/PM. By now, I think we would have heard something. It’s one thing to warn of the potential, and something a little more paranoid to claim it has already happened. If anyone has info — as opposed to unconfirmed rumor/speculation — on FF/PM being compromised, please share.)

  14. ENthePeasant Says:

    Firefox’s “association” with Google is my biggest concern. PM simply has none and there was none when the original FF code (which PM is using) was developed. I stay away from anything Google is possible. They are evil.

  15. jed Says:

    I’ve moved to Seamonkey. It’s what happened to Netscape/Mozilla. Downside is, you get the whole shebang “Internet Suite”, not just the browser. Oh well. But, it doesn’t suck. For those running Debian, or one of it’s derivates, e.g. Mint, you can get it all packaged up from Ubuntuzilla. You’ll need to add the repository in your package manager, update, then install. Then re-install whatever add-ons you’re using. Not all the FF add-ons work with Seamonkey, but the main one, NoScript, does.

    To migrate your bookmarks, Export as HTML from FF, then import into Mozilla. You’ll end up spending some time re-arranging them, but maybe not a lot.

  16. Peter Says:

    I…….used to…………….use…….internet explorer but I wouldn’t use that junk by choice ever again. I use firefox. I just wish they would choose duckduckgo as the default search engine.

 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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