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i just signed up at honda-tech.com and in order to log in i need to (enable browser cookies). what do i need to do??? thanks.
 

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alright.... here ya go:

go to your toolbar and click on "TOOLS"

from the drop-down, select "internet options"

next, go to the tab labeled "Privacy"

from there, slide the settings bar up/down to your prefferred level. I would say to select "Medium" - this should allow the cookies to access the site.

hope this helps... :cool:
 

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Yeah if you want adware and spyware along with your cookies
Hey, it was just a comment. If you have an internet connection, you should know enough to keep your computer regardless of the browser you use. Like it or not, as Mozilla grabs a larger part of the browser base, it will fall prey to a lot of the hacks that IE is subject to.
 

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LonelyRR said:
Yup i'm with holmes,

sooner or later someone is going to make adware/spyware for other browser.
Right now mozilla isn't open to nearly 2% of the crap IE is. so it's just beneficial to your PC to make the change. Why go on worrying about the fact that the net will kick the **** outta mozilla sooner or later when it's an immediate fix for 99% of your avg. web users problems in the NOW. 'course everything gets cracked over time. Thats when I'll be using something new, updated, and more solid. Thats not to mention the obvious benefits beyond spam of using a different browser. I don't think I could live without tabbed browsing. *drools*. way to cool.

Firefox, Spybot, Adaware & yer fav. antivirus..
Hastle free internet browsing for the masses.

I'll note that IE with locked down security settings and teatimer from spybot makes it a pretty good browser to use. but if you've managed this combination ya love IE to much to bail on it. especialy if your not a porn-browsing, internet-game playing, pop-up loving f00l. Although I still wouldn't suggest it to a friend.
 

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Liquid said:
FF comes standard allowing regular cookies.
So does Exploder...

Yeah if you want adware and spyware along with your cookies
dont give out wrong information. Cookies cannot install adware and spyware on your computer. cookies cannot install anything on your computer, period. cookies are just small text files that are stored on your computer by websites during a visit with information that a website can use on your next visit. The only problem is that cookies can be used to track your visits across sites so for e.g. if Toyota and Pep Boys have an understanding with eachother and if you visit the Pep Boys website after visiting Toyota's the Pep Boy's one could use your cookies to show you Toyota specific advertisements.
 

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gee...in my 11 years of having my own computer and using the internet (do the math, I was 11 when I had my first computer) I've never had a problem I couldn't handle using all the software people normally complain about: AOL, Explorer, Windows.

Basically, learn to use your ish--that is, knowing both its uses and weaknesses--and you shouldn't have any problems.

Number 1 reason that I don't use Firefox: Alot of people on the internet don't know how to write HTML correctly. Sure, most of these people are just a bunch of amateurs and their sites are just personal, but I still dislike the idea that Firefox renders code differently than IE: and IE is by far the industry standard. Why would you create a browser that renders the way HTML looks differently than the industry standard?

I, for one, have been caught writing code that that Firefox doesn't render. Sure, I went back and fixed it--but it still irritates me that if I use firefox, there's gonna be a large chunk of the internet that i'm gonna see differently than what the person making it wanted it to look like: and isn't that the whole point of the HTML? To render data in a way that is uniform for all users?

That said, I'm not closed to anything. I have Firefox on my computer, just like I have other browsers and media players and etc. But I don't think I'll use it in earnest until I start seeing the majority of websites that say "Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox" at the bottom.

And ya know, you really gotta be pretty careless to get adware one way or another--and even more careless to not notice it right away. And I defnitely have spent my fair share of time on Warez and Porn sites so it's not like I don't get exposed to it. Maybe ya'all need to brush up on knowing what processes are running in the background and what each does....and then turn off all the unnecessary ones. I have 3 icons sitting in my toolbar: Norton Antivirus, the volume control, and AIM right now. If you have anything else in that toolbar, you really need to reevaluate if any of those icons have functionality that would justify the added CPU and memory loads--I'm sure those slow your computer down much more than spyware and adware.
 

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LonelyRR said:
Yup i'm with holmes,

sooner or later someone is going to make adware/spyware for other browser.
Firefox, Spybot, Adaware & yer fav. antivirus..
Hastle free internet browsing for the masses.
Liquid,

SpyBot and Adaware do not play nicely together. If you go to spybot site it will tell you that. I agree with Aeteocles and holmes on this as far as how they feel on this topic.

As for YELLOW RR's original problem before it turned into IE bashing, did it work for you what natecoop suggested? Just checking.

Stro
 

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gee...in my 11 years of having my own computer and using the internet (do the math, I was 11 when I had my first computer) I've never had a problem I couldn't handle using all the software people normally complain about: AOL, Explorer, Windows.

Basically, learn to use your ish--that is, knowing both its uses and weaknesses--and you shouldn't have any problems.

Number 1 reason that I don't use Firefox: Alot of people on the internet don't know how to write HTML correctly. Sure, most of these people are just a bunch of amateurs and their sites are just personal, but I still dislike the idea that Firefox renders code differently than IE: and IE is by far the industry standard. Why would you create a browser that renders the way HTML looks differently than the industry standard?

I, for one, have been caught writing code that that Firefox doesn't render. Sure, I went back and fixed it--but it still irritates me that if I use firefox, there's gonna be a large chunk of the internet that i'm gonna see differently than what the person making it wanted it to look like: and isn't that the whole point of the HTML? To render data in a way that is uniform for all users?

That said, I'm not closed to anything. I have Firefox on my computer, just like I have other browsers and media players and etc. But I don't think I'll use it in earnest until I start seeing the majority of websites that say "Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox" at the bottom.

And ya know, you really gotta be pretty careless to get adware one way or another--and even more careless to not notice it right away. And I defnitely have spent my fair share of time on Warez and Porn sites so it's not like I don't get exposed to it. Maybe ya'all need to brush up on knowing what processes are running in the background and what each does....and then turn off all the unnecessary ones. I have 3 icons sitting in my toolbar: Norton Antivirus, the volume control, and AIM right now. If you have anything else in that toolbar, you really need to reevaluate if any of those icons have functionality that would justify the added CPU and memory loads--I'm sure those slow your computer down much more than spyware and adware.

That is just like borlands Jbuilder I think its called and MS visual C++ compilers. At school the lab computers had borlands complier, I had MS vis at home. I would write code at school get home and get a ton of complier errors with ms vis. It drove me crazy to have to always change my code around.
 

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hmm.. having been in the IT field since ... 1989? .. wow.. I'm old... I want to make sure we get something straight: Internet Explorer is not the STANDARD. It is the de-facto standard, it is not the STANDARD. In fact, it lags behind in implementation of the W3C STANDARDS by a LONG margin.

What most people fail to realize is that Firefox does not render the pages incorrectly. Firefox is rendering them as they are written to the html standard, but they don't show up correctly because THE PAGE is not coded to the ESTABLISHED standard. They were coded for the MSIE implementation, not the STANDARD implementation.

For example: MSIE does not support CSS v. 2 but Firefox does. CSS has been a standard for a LONG time, yet MSIE does not support it. Another example: Create a web page in any MS app that supports saving as a web page, and then look at the code. You will see that the code is SO bloated, that you could realistically take away 50% of the coded lines and it would STILL show up the same way. In fact, MS-generated code has a lot of "microsoftisms" that BREAK the html standard. Luckily, these are ignored (as they should be) by browsers (not just firefox) that conform to the HTML standard. One of my friends that generates web pages for Yahoo is forced to use a Microsoft web page authoring tool. He ALWAYS goes through and trims the code afterwards, because "it's so damn bloated that it takes up twice the space to show the same info as my cleaned up version."

The reason pages say "best viewed with Internet Explorer" is because 1) they used an MS product to create the web page and 2) it's broken code in ANY other broweser that strictly adheres to HTML standards. Yes, the fault lies in the page writers for NOT writing correct html. If your pages are to standard, they will appear the same no matter what browser you use.

Now, frankly, I have never had any problems using either MSIE or Firefox, nor have I EVER had any problems with most pages displaying and behaving accordingly in Firefox that showed up correctly in MSIE. A lot of that is because I've customized Firefox to what I like, and because I like to tinker with the about:config settings.

Enough security organizations have advised to leave MSIE for some other secure browser that to not heed their advice is tantamount to OS suicide. Sure, you can protect yourself with spybot S&D, Ad-aware, and your favorite flavor of virus protection (and yes, I use all those myself), but even THAT is not perfect. The security holes in MSIE are tied into the OS. They are direct access points into the rest of the OS. No matter what you do, as long as you use MSIE, you are open. So.. why take the risk?

This isn't FUD. It's established observations supporting a large corporate network. It's current security advice from CERT, the Internet Storm Center, Homeland Security, etc. If you insist on using MSIE, then please go to http://www.nwnetworks.com/iesc.html , the Internet Explorer Security Center, and secure yourself as best you can.

Oh, and interesting reading: http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=159906206
 

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lol. I was wondering if someone was goign to argue the "msie is the standard" stuff.

Then again he did say "industry standard". It's what all the other browsers get based against. I guess ya don't realy have to adhere to w3c WEB standards to be the industry standard. *shrug* this could go on forever.

*holds up the holy grail* TABBED BROWSING PEOPLE! :bitchslap: get with it. lol
 

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heheh.. yeah, exactly .. TABBED BROWSING! Where else can you browse for ebay items, motorcycle gear, and pr0n in the same window, and 1) NOT have a cluttered start bar, 2) NOT get active-x installations of spy/adware, and 3) be able to hide the pr0n browsing on command! :bounce:

Although, to be fair, there ARE "UI updated" alternative browsers that use the same dlls/dependancies as MSIE, but have tabbed browsing, etc. Two that come to mind are www.avantbrowser.com and www.maxthon.com. However, since these alternative browsers use the MSIE "engine" (for lack of a better word), they still have the same security issues (although maxthon and AV both patch themselves as soon as a security issue is identified, often ahead of the MSIE patch).
 
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