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I recently mentioned my confusion over the icon next to the URLs in Google Chrome, which seemed to always state the site's identity could not be verified. Someone commented that this is because the identifier only applies to sites with SSL certificates, which turns out to be the case, and is explained here. This makes me feel better about the whole situation, though I don't understand why they even bother to display the icon for regular http connections, but there's probably a good explanation for that as well.

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12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2011, 15:17 Ant
 
re-Verse wrote on Feb 24, 2011, 15:29:
Heh, apparently the shack redesign has me posting on bluesnews again, so I guess it was good for something.

You better hope Blue doesn't change his web site.
 
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11. If its any consolation Feb 25, 2011, 00:23 Darth Guybrush
 
I gave U a heads up as a "news" site!  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2011, 23:41 nin
 


Keep your chin up, Hoop.

 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2011, 23:30 Hoop
 
re-Verse wrote on Feb 24, 2011, 15:29:
Heh, apparently the shack redesign has me posting on bluesnews again, so I guess it was good for something.


Welcome

An update on my Earth quake ravaged city.
Last few days have been taken up organising to get Mum out of town north to my sisters, driving around is crazy the city is almost raised to the ground and whats under ground has done it's best to makes itself visable.
The effort by the local & international services is nothing short of epic.
The city is on lock down as army patrols cordon off roads, people are doing their best with what very little they have & often offering that to neighbours & strangers.
My place has power & water now, I've made it known it's available to anyone for showers, doing a load of washing or filling water containers.

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8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2011, 17:45 DangerDog
 
Haven't visited Shacknews in a day or so, worst design change ever.

R.I.P. Shacknews.com
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2011, 15:29 re-Verse
 
Heh, apparently the shack redesign has me posting on bluesnews again, so I guess it was good for something.

 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2011, 15:28 re-Verse
 
Wow, tong time  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2011, 14:22 Dev
 
Or it could just be a bug and not a feature. One of those things that companies don't think through before doing. MS does that all the time and google sometimes does it too.  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2011, 12:24 ProfMike
 
Yeah, but the new site needs a grammar checker...

"I recently mentioned my confusion over the icon next tot he URLs in Google Chrome, which seemed to always state the site's identity could not be verified. Someone commented that this is because this is because this identifier only applies to site's with SSL certificates, which turns out to be the case, and is explained here."
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2011, 10:52 Redwood
 
15 years?! Holy smokes, I feel old.  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2011, 10:21 Cutter
 
Yay on America Dad. Roger has to be one of my all time favourite cartoon characters. His drinking, his personnas...lol.
 
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"Nobody wants to be nobody in America. Ed is the apotheosis of a prevailing American syndrome. It used to be that someone became famous because they were special. Now people are considered special just for being famous. Fame, itself, is its own virtue.
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2011, 10:13 nin
 

Blue, I'd like to say if/when you update or redesign your site, I hope you keep it similar to how it is now. It loads quick, it's easy to navigate, easy on the eyes, etc etc...


In other news, Teh Shack apparently exploded overnight.
 
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