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Archive for January 31st, 2007

Firefox bug: causes relationships to break up

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Found this while searching Bruce Schneier’s blog for something:
Bug 330884. From the report:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create 2 unique user accounts (for steps sake, let’s call the two accounts Joe and Mary) in Windows XP Home.
7. Log-in as Mary and open Firefox.
8. Browse, browse, browse… but you don’t really have to. Just go to “View Saved Passwords,” click on the tab that will show you sites to never save passwords for, and you’ll see whatever painful site Joe denied to save a password for.
9. Break-up with fiancé.

(Of course, the comments on the bug report include people giving relationship advice.)

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Wed, 2007-01-31 at 21:20:56

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Firefox bug: Autocomplete bookmark keyword queries

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Steps to reproduce:
1. Use “g” (or something) as a keyword for some search.
2. Type “g long query goes here which is too long to type every time”.
3. A couple of days later, start typing it again, and notice that although URLs auto-complete, these bookmark keyword queries don’t.

It would be nice if they did. The Autocomplete Manager extension (doesn’t work on Firefox 2) seemed at first to be a solution, but it is not.

(I heard that there is a long-ignored bug filed about this, but I couldn’t find it…)

Written by S

Wed, 2007-01-31 at 00:26:55

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An article called Unhappy Meals in the New York Times Magazine. Nearly 10000 words, every one of them worth reading.

Something (possibly unrelated) Freakonomics quorum on the obesity epidemic.

And Dean Ornish’s TED talk and an article.

Some more links I haven’t carefully read: Is nutrition science not really science?, Junk Food or Junk Science?, Diet and Fat: A Severe Case of Mistaken Consensus.

Also, What if it’s all been a big fat lie?, and (heh) The Physics diet.

Written by S

Wed, 2007-01-31 at 00:25:06