October 21st, 2004

bender

(no subject)

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3395977/

what do you see? A web page? or a popup that says "redirect limit exceeded"?

when I go to this page on my Linux workstation, running Moz, I get a popup even from navigating via the MSNBC home page. When I run from my W2kpro workstation, running IE, I get the page.

Is this popup an indication of the world to come, when Microsoft will be able to restrict "free content" to only those browsers they deem correct? or does Moz have some cookie handling restrictions which I have no control over?

And why would cookies be necessary to execute a redirect? Is it because the redirect is pulling presumably non-"free" content from Slate? Why should it matter? shouldn't this be handled internally to the server?

Most irkingly, when apparently the content of the article seems to be directed at how content can be biased if only selectively enabled voices are heard.

I'm not sure if this is a political rant, a corporate rant, or a technological rant. Possibly mostly the latter, I guess, as I am increasingly irked by the lack of a decent "grammar" in software design.
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  • "There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream; people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, somewhere else the tea's getting cold. Come on, Ace. We've got work to do."
The seventh Doctor, Survival (the final lines of the original series)