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Top 10 Words of 2011 according to Live Science

Top 10 Words of 2011 according to Live Science

Top 10 Words of 2011 according to Live Science

(OP)
http://www.livescience.com/17644-top-words-2011.html

I had not heard of 5,6, 8 or 9.

6 is my favorite.

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RE: Top 10 Words of 2011 according to Live Science

That website is nasty with pop up ads and drop down info bars!



 

"In complete darkness we are all the same, only our knowledge and wisdom separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you."

"If a shortcut was meant to be easy, it wouldn't be a shortcut, it would be the way!"

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RE: Top 10 Words of 2011 according to Live Science

> That website is nasty with pop up ads and drop down info bars!

then this is for you sir: http://adblockplus.org/en/

ACSS - SME
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RE: Top 10 Words of 2011 according to Live Science

I prefer to not use programs to block adds etc.., but instead if I ever visit a website that uses such nasty, underhanded, diabolical web coding practices, I will never, ever visit their site again nor would I ever purchase anything from such a site.

Having those blockers means you never get to see the nasty sites you should never visit or spend more than a millisecond on!

Plus those plugins are for firefox and I don't like firefox!

"In complete darkness we are all the same, only our knowledge and wisdom separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you."

"If a shortcut was meant to be easy, it wouldn't be a shortcut, it would be the way!"

MIME::Lite TLS Email Encryption - Perl v0.02 beta

RE: Top 10 Words of 2011 according to Live Science

>> Having those blockers means you never get to see the nasty sites you should never visit or spend more than a millisecond on!

on some sites, that is one millisecond too long (drive-by infections)...

>> Plus those plugins are for firefox and I don't like firefox!

nope, AdblockPlus also works with Chrome, where as NoScript is FireFox only... but there are others that work with IE, Opera, or (urgh) Safari...

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

RE: Top 10 Words of 2011 according to Live Science

What can a website do as a drive by that doesn't require user acceptance of something?

Is there some exploit in JS / Browsers that allow arbitary code to be downloaded and executed on your PC?

I thought all browsers ran in a sandbox that doesn't allow access to the local machine what so ever, which is part of the browser specification, not even Javascript can get access to the local machine?

Is this not the case?

AdBlock when I went to the site told me I was using an incompatible browser, and I need to install firefox?

Here is the exact quote

Quote:

It appears that your browser is not supported by Adblock Plus. Please install the latest Firefox browser first.
If it works in other browsers then their webmaster needs sacking!
 

"In complete darkness we are all the same, only our knowledge and wisdom separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you."

"If a shortcut was meant to be easy, it wouldn't be a shortcut, it would be the way!"

MIME::Lite TLS Email Encryption - Perl v0.02 beta

RE: Top 10 Words of 2011 according to Live Science

Quote:

Is there some exploit in JS / Browsers that allow arbitary code to be downloaded and executed on your PC?
Unfortunately, yes. Fortunately, if you have your browser, Adobe products, Java, etc. up to date, the known vulnerabilities will be caught. Fingers crossed

Another problem is that even well-known websites can be hacked and set up with "land-mines" but this kind of discussion is better suited for forum760: -Virus/Spyware discussion than here, IMHO.

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Top 10 Words of 2011 according to Live Science

According to the system requirements of AdBlock:

Quote:

Google Chrome

    Google Chrome 16
    Google Chrome 17
    Google Chrome 18

and if you are using one of them, and still getting the "Failure" message, then yes, I totally agree that the programmer needs to be sacked... winky smile


@2ffat,

>> the known vulnerabilities

That is the key word... winky smile

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

RE: Top 10 Words of 2011 according to Live Science

Any website that tells you to install a particular browser when it is actually compatible with others but doesn't tell you that nor provide a list of the compatible browsers, is a dodgy, underhanded, despicable site that should never be visited.

But that is just my bias and intollerant attitude YMMV winky smile

"In complete darkness we are all the same, only our knowledge and wisdom separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you."

"If a shortcut was meant to be easy, it wouldn't be a shortcut, it would be the way!"

MIME::Lite TLS Email Encryption - Perl v0.02 beta

RE: Top 10 Words of 2011 according to Live Science

I'd like to second 2ffat's suggestion that a discussion on browsers, pop-ups, malware, and the like be better handled in forum760: -Virus/Spyware discussion.

As far as the words of the year, numbers six and eight are new to me, but only number six will be retained.  I'm not interesting in number eight, nor any other texting word.

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