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JavaScript’s rise to prominence continues as it becomes the new introductory language for Computer Science at Stanford.

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NewsCorp is in a dispute with CableVision right now over broadcast rights on their cable network, and so they made Hulu block all CableVision Internet customers from accessing their shows on Hulu.

This is ridiculous…going at net neutrality from a different angle, but it’s still a gross violation.

FailPoint One of the many problems of using FairPoint as your ISP is that their DNS system is horribly managed.  This often causes unreasonably long waits while a name resolves and can even cause some web pages to break as the browser tries to load assets from many different addresses.  If switching ISPs isn’t a viable solution, one workaround is to use another DNS provider.  There are many alternatives; in the past I’ve used OpenDNS, which was better than FairPoint’s but still occasionally had glitches (in addition to other potential concerns) and I’ve just started using Google’s Public DNS, which seems pretty good so far.  Simple tip:  if your computer(s) connect through a router, which they probably do, you should make the DNS change in the router’s control panel rather than on each machine.

Wicked Witch of the East

Many other companies have already stopped supporting older browsers like Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers. We’re also going to begin phasing out our support, starting with Google Docs and Google Sites. As a result you may find that from March 1 key functionality within these products — as well as new Docs and Sites features — won’t work properly in older browsers.

I think that officially means the rest of the world can do it as well.  And since everybody is going to be upgrading now, when IE8 is available (among other, better choices) that means there’s no need to support IE7 anymore either, right?



via Google’s Official Blog.

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