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Offline fohat.digs

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RIP Internet Explorer ?
« on: Wed, 15 June 2022, 17:26:17 »
Today I heard that IE is being permanently discontinued.

Personally, I got on Firefox soon after it came out and have been there almost continuously since.

I avoided IE as much as I could, but for a long time it seemed like the easiest way to update MS software so I let it hang around on the sideline.
 
“In future cases we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.”
** by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas 2022-06-24 **
- Griswold v. Connecticut is a 1965 decision that married couples have a right to privacy, including on decisions about contraception, and that a Connecticut law banning contraceptive access even for married couples was thus unconstitutional.
- Lawrence v. Texas was a 2003 decision striking down a Texas law banning sexual acts between people of the same sex.
- Obergefell v. Hodges was the 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
What all of these decisions have in common beyond that they gave people rights that Thomas does not want them to have is that the court’s decisions invoked “substantive due process,” a legal argument Thomas thinks is in itself illegitimate.

Offline Leslieann

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 15 June 2022, 20:45:07 »
Good.
Should have happened years ago.

And not rest in peace, let it rot in hell.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 02:07:53 »
Firefox is my only browser since years  and I love it so much.

I used Chrome around 2010 when Firefox was slow but now, Firefox is IMHO the best browser available on the market :)

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 03:35:32 »
No big deal. It has been practically dead for the consumer a long time now. Only kept alive because of bureaucracy in some organisations.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 06:53:09 »
firefox adblocking works better than chrome.

Offline sefixmm

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 07:41:23 »
Ublock Origin is far better.

Offline Leslieann

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 10:37:47 »
Only kept alive because of bureaucracy in some organisations.

There is a LOT of companies who force it's use internally and externally, seriously, it's a lot.

So long as MS left it available, they were never going to redo these websites, some still won't.
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 12:21:20 »

force it's use internally and externally


So, it will continue to exist without support, for as long as users want to use it? And will a cottage industry come along and provide ongoing support?

And will anti-virus and other ancillary software companies drop it?
“In future cases we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.”
** by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas 2022-06-24 **
- Griswold v. Connecticut is a 1965 decision that married couples have a right to privacy, including on decisions about contraception, and that a Connecticut law banning contraceptive access even for married couples was thus unconstitutional.
- Lawrence v. Texas was a 2003 decision striking down a Texas law banning sexual acts between people of the same sex.
- Obergefell v. Hodges was the 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
What all of these decisions have in common beyond that they gave people rights that Thomas does not want them to have is that the court’s decisions invoked “substantive due process,” a legal argument Thomas thinks is in itself illegitimate.

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 19 June 2022, 20:04:09 »
That's business philosophy, if it's not broken, don't fix it. Besides, the kind of money it'd cost, switching over to every new iteration, platform or system, when made available couldn't possibly be cost effective.

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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
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Re: RIP Internet Explorer ?
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 30 June 2022, 02:54:02 »
I only used IE back in 90s. As soon as Firefox came out, all of us moved to it. Then to Chrome later on.
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