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YouTube to end-of-life IE6 support March 13 #youtube #ie

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I use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 to run Adobe Flash, in a sandbox, it’s they only place that I run Flash. (If I’m going to be unsafe, I might as well be really exposed.) Today I saw for the first time during a slow load that they are dropping support for IE6.

On March 13, we are dropping support for your browser.

YouTube's message regarding IE6.

Mentioned previously on TechCrunch: YouTube Will Be Next To Kiss IE6 Support Goodbye (14 July 2009)

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 22, 2010 at 12:12 am

FireFox Hacks For Flash #hacks

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It always annoys me that when I arrive at a page I get the message:

Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page.

I don’t want to run Adobe’s Flash in my current context, I would actually prefer to not run it at all. Even Microsoft agrees that Don’t blame us, blame the browser add-ons.

Eric Lawrence Security Program Manager on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team argued on a Black Hat webcast about Clickjacking that Microsoft is not to blame. […] “One of the things we’ve seen in the last two years is that attackers aren’t even going after the browser itself anymore. The browser is becoming a harder target and there are many more browsers,” Lawrence said. “So attackers are targeting add-ons.”

So how did I disable the stupid warning? In FireFox’s about:config I changed the plugins.hide_infobar_for_missing_plugin entry from false to true, now I decide when I see a legoblock whether I want that to work or not.

plugins.hide_infobar_for_missing_plugin true

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

November 27, 2008 at 10:28 am

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Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo!

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I just read What Microsoft wants from Yahoo! and came to the discovery that due to anti-trust issues “Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo[!] had no realistic chance of being successful.

Usman Latif researched public records going back to 2003 to discover what Microsoft really wants from Yahoo!, search patents and making Google’s life difficult.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 11, 2008 at 2:26 pm

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