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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #135 on: March 28, 2018, 10:39:54 PM »
 

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #136 on: March 29, 2018, 05:46:02 PM »
 

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Hi Jerry,
for me your post is blank. Maybe my firefox settings are detecting something considered insecure and blocking it.
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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #137 on: March 29, 2018, 06:01:38 PM »
 

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Hi Jerry,
for me your post is blank. Maybe my firefox settings are detecting something considered insecure and blocking it.

It's an image, I can see... maybe slow loading or FF??



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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #138 on: March 29, 2018, 06:17:08 PM »
 

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #139 on: March 29, 2018, 06:22:33 PM »
 

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #140 on: March 30, 2018, 07:11:48 AM »
 

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Hi all,

thanks for your responses. I use FF (more strict blocking of tracking content etc.) and that's where I interact with this forum; and for others, e.g. non-https sites where I will not be logging in, I use Chromium (less strict blocking, though still blocks javascript by default).

I re-opened this page on Chromium, it said javascript was blocked, so I un-blocked for this page, but still no image. I allowed protected content, still no image.

All I can suggest is:
a) I have more secure browser environments which see reasons to block the content
or
b) I am missing something in the way I have things set up. Though I do normally use FF to read e.g. The Guardian and I'm used to blank spaces/content or ads blocked. That's the way I like it.

Another factor may be my use of plug-ins Privacy Badger, HTTPS Everywhere, and Disconnect.

Anyway, I am assuming Jerry's posted image is not vital for me, I can live without it. I'm curious of course!
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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #141 on: March 30, 2018, 07:59:58 AM »
 

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Hello Searchernow,

In your browsers do -
other images hosted on imgur display?
other png file type images ?
 

Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #142 on: March 30, 2018, 05:33:29 PM »
 

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Hello Searchernow,

In your browsers do -
other images hosted on imgur display?
other png file type images ?

I'm not aware of what images might be hosted by imgur, either shown or blocked! What I did do just now was to try to open the imgur site, and both browsers block it, it is unsafe! Maybe there's the answer.

Not sure about other png images, how would I know?
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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #143 on: March 31, 2018, 09:18:06 AM »
 

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Hello Searchernow,

I thought it could be the case, I had looked at imgur before it looked a bit snoopy to me, I use a different image host. https://imgbb.com/

You could check this post
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/other/is-there-a-way-to-make-the-desktop-taskbar-always-on-top/msg39982/#msg39982
and see if the png images I added display in your browsers, to determine if your browsers are blocking png image file type at other hosts, or whether it is only blocking imgur.
 

Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #144 on: March 31, 2018, 10:28:11 AM »
 

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Hello Searchernow,

I thought it could be the case, I had looked at imgur before it looked a bit snoopy to me, I use a different image host. https://imgbb.com/

You could check this post
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/other/is-there-a-way-to-make-the-desktop-taskbar-always-on-top/msg39982/#msg39982
and see if the png images I added display in your browsers, to determine if your browsers are blocking png image file type at other hosts, or whether it is only blocking imgur.

Thanks,
I opened that page and I do see your pic of a bee on flowers and a screenshot of "Panel window".

More generally, the wikipedia page for imgur reported a serious potential user data breach, though unlike yahoo they did notify users straight away.

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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #145 on: March 31, 2018, 10:50:49 AM »
 

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Re-reading my posts - I mentioned blank spaces n the Guardian, I should add that these are the exception, most images in the Guardian I can see ok.
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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #146 on: March 31, 2018, 11:52:28 AM »
 

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Do you have a link for the imgur wikipedia page please, so I can read the detail of it ?

The blank spaces in the Guardian may be blocked adverts ?
 

Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #147 on: March 31, 2018, 03:46:21 PM »
 

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yes, at least some blanks are ads, I try to live an ad-less life.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imgur
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Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #148 on: April 01, 2018, 02:54:53 AM »
 

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Thank You  :) , I'll have a read of it
 

Re: Meltdown & Spectre Information and Discussion
« Reply #149 on: April 02, 2018, 01:03:23 PM »
 

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I had looked at imgur before it looked a bit snoopy to me, I use a different image host. https://imgbb.com/
Very many thanks for this useful tip  8)

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