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Just to offer the 'told you so' about my dread of the bye week for the Giants a couple of weeks ago, this past weekend's Giants loss to the dreaded Cowboys brings the G-men's lifetime record in the week following the bye to 3-14. With their 3-1 pre-bye record now at 3-2, it's hard not to recall how last year's post-bye loss helped propel a 4-1 pre-bye record into a 6-10 record for the season. Blech.

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17. Re: Giants bye Oct 19, 2005, 13:38 Enahs
 
Anyone out there aroused yet?

Yeah baby! You know how to talk dirty to me don’t you!
What are you doing later tonight?


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16. Re: Giants bye Oct 19, 2005, 13:22 MeatForce
 
The one I'm going back to has very strict browsing policies. For example, bluesnews is not allowed because it's a "Gaming website".

Ouch -- that's harsh.

For my part, I'm pretty sure the people who frequently pass by my office must just assume I work for Blue Maybe you can work out some sort of Virtual Private Nanotube session for those situations?


The websense filters here are pretty lenient (national public broadcaster, so they pretty much just keep us out of anything 'dirty' so that the journos can essentially browse at will), but sometimes they are just WAY off-base, and I have to request that a site be un-blocked..

My favourite one recently was http://openraw.org

Now.... I know entering URLs containing words like that can get you into some mighty funky content, but that one was too funny:

This site was created to give photographers and everybody interested in an open documentation of proprietary RAW formats a place to voice their opinion and to encourage camera makers to openly document their proprietary RAW formats.

Anyone out there aroused yet?

Anyone out there who's not a photography/imaging professional still awake?



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15. Re: Giants bye Oct 19, 2005, 13:13 Enahs
 
The one I'm going back to has very strict browsing policies. For example, bluesnews is not allowed because it's a "Gaming website".

Could you not just use a proxy server? Then you can hit all the sites you want (with in reason...do not be stupid)!

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14. Re: Giants bye Oct 19, 2005, 12:46 Creston
 
I get gateway timeouts. Why? Dunno beyond "screwed up firewall"

Ugh, that's one thing I will miss about my current job, the fairly free internet policy. The one I'm going back to has very strict browsing policies. For example, bluesnews is not allowed because it's a "Gaming website". On the bright side for the rest of you, I won't be on that much anymore.

But they also have completely retarded ones. For example, www.ebgames.com is not allowed.
But it's perfectly fine to go to Best Buy, and check their videogames section. Or to Amazon and do the same. What exactly is the difference here? (Well, the word "game" in the URL, but it's still retarded).

Fortunately they at least allow ESPN...

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13. Re: Giants bye Oct 19, 2005, 12:33 Zathrus
 
It appears that ve3d won't work with Firefox. ... but IE works fine.

Are you at work, behind a firewall? If so, then they're probably doing stupid things to your http requests that are causing them to break.

I keep hoping our local infrastructure will be replaced (our mid-sized company was bought out by a rather large company) because there's a bunch of completely random sites that won't work. And it's not anything "bad" either -- for instance, I can't get to fedoraforum.org, imaging-resource.com, or tmp.garyr.net (TagMix Plus home page). I get gateway timeouts. Why? Dunno beyond "screwed up firewall". I can get to those sites just fine from home though -- and it's not because they're down (I can hit them with lynx from my Linux box at home).

If you're at home, then your ISP is doing very very bad things that they should not be doing.

 
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12. Re: Giants bye Oct 19, 2005, 12:26 nin
 
Interesting. It appears that ve3d won't work with Firefox. When I attempt to connect to the site with Firefox it takes me to sorry.ign.com ... but IE works fine.

Works fine for me under FF...

edit: Yeah, what Enahs said. Serious Sam 2 review is the top story...


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11. Re: Giants bye Oct 19, 2005, 12:23 Enahs
 
Interesting. It appears that ve3d won't work with Firefox. When I attempt to connect to the site with Firefox it takes me to sorry.ign.com ... but IE works fine.

I just hit it with FireFox with no problem at all.

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10. Re: Giants bye Oct 19, 2005, 12:20 d.fibrillator
 
Interesting. It appears that ve3d won't work with Firefox. When I attempt to connect to the site with Firefox it takes me to sorry.ign.com ... but IE works fine.


 
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9. Re: Giants bye Oct 19, 2005, 11:54 Creston
 
Also, what's a 'bye week'?

The week where your favourite team goes bye-bye for the season?


In case of the Giants, yeah.

It's a week in which a team doesn't play. Every team has one bye week, some of them get them in week 2, and some in week 15, and everything in between.

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8. Re: Giants bye Oct 19, 2005, 11:49 MeatForce
 
This is OT, but I can't find anything anywhere - does anyone know what happened to VoodooExtreme (ve3d.ign.com)? They've been down for days.

Well slap my ass and call me Sally, gimme a vodka/nyquil smoothy, and warn the good lord above that Wicked is a camping bastard who likes midget porn! Been a loooong time since I looked at VE

(it loaded right up though)



Also, what's a 'bye week'?

The week where your favourite team goes bye-bye for the season?

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7. Re: GIANTS ! Oct 19, 2005, 11:46 Enahs
 
The only sports I watch is Ultimate Fighting (and other organizations of the same vain) and Kickboxing,ect.

I did not understand one freakin word you just said Blue!


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6. Re: GIANTS ! Oct 19, 2005, 11:45 Creston
 
Actually, if the Giants still tank their season, after the NFL helping them with an extra homegame, I think it would be sweet, sweet irony.

Very curious to see what San Diego will do with Brees and Rivers now that they traded for Feeley (wtf??).
My guess is they'll trade Rivers, since how can you justify letting Brees go now?
Way to waste some picks and a whole whole whole ton of money on someone (Rivers)...


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5. GIANTS ! Oct 19, 2005, 11:27 BFSoLo.
 
So let me get this straight ...

The post bye disaster attributed to the GIANTS morbid anuall "bye" effort completely drowns out the pre bye showing and pretty much leads their yearly efforts into a downward spiral causing "we" Big Blue fans to enjoy yet another very dismal season ... now i see !

damn giants

 
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4. Re: Giants bye Oct 19, 2005, 11:26 d.fibrillator
 
This is OT, but I can't find anything anywhere - does anyone know what happened to VoodooExtreme (ve3d.ign.com)? They've been down for days.


 
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3. Giants bye Oct 19, 2005, 11:20 Met
 
Well look at it this way Blue, maybe their sub-par play will keep them from the disadvantage of a first round bye.

 
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2. No subject Oct 19, 2005, 10:59 zincthallinide
 
Go Cowgiantboysredskinfightingirishrocketshawksbluejays

 
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1. Image (of the Day) Oct 19, 2005, 10:02 Dan =0)
 
No image/link? Just wondering..

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