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InduceBrowserCrashForRealz

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 at 19:12 by John Sinteur in category: Google

This should crash your browser if you’re using Chrome.

Yes, that’s intended behavior.


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  1. No. It didn’t. I’m using 9.0.597.98 on Scientific Linux (RHEL) 6.

  2. javascript;void(0); ?

    Sadly it does nothing on 9.0.597.98 on my ancient Win XP Dell Mini. I’m all for crashing things…

    Actually I like it that when Chrome does blow up, the messages are apologetic and fairly sensible, e.g. “This plug-in has crashed.”

  3. Try putting “about:inducebrowsercrashforrealz” in the address bar manually…

  4. Ok. That shut it down. At least when you restart Chrome, it knew where you were and lets you restore all your tabs, etc.

  5. Heh, heh…those darn interns :-)

  6. Gotta wonder if that is a remnant of testing code. Some known way to shut down the browser directly so they could test the recovery mechanisms? I tried various permutations and nothing else would cause this behavior. Not an exhaustive search, for sure, but enough to make we wonder.

Oracle: ‘Eight Android files are decompiled Oracle code’

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 at 19:04 by John Sinteur in category: Google

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Oracle has claimed that Google derived its Android code from the specifications for "hundreds" of Oracle’s copyrighted Java files, and that at least eight Android files are actually decompiled Oracle object code.

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But it went a few steps further in its letter (PDF) to the court. Well-known open source watcher Florian Muller called it “the single most interesting document in this whole lawsuit to date as far as the copyright part of the case is concerned “.

Oracle says that in the case, it has identified fifty-one Java API packages – about a third of Java’s APIs – that contain numerous class files under Oracle copyright. All told, the company has pinpointed 14 Java copyrights infringed by Google, and it “expects” that case discovery will reveal more. “Thus, contrary to Google’s ‘we only took a little bit’ argument, Google derived its Android code from the specifications for hundreds of Oracle’s copyrighted Java files,” the letter reads. The emphasis is Oracle’s.


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The Beatles performing Smack My Bitch Up

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 at 19:02 by John Sinteur in category: News

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  1. Best bit of blasphemy I have seen in ages.

$40 billion ‘missing’ from Iraq accounts

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 at 13:09 by Paul Jay in category: News

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BAGHDAD, Feb 21, 2011 (AFP) – Around $40 billion are “missing” from a post-Gulf War fund that Iraq maintains to protect the money from foreign claims, its parliamentary speaker said on Monday.

“There is missing money, we do not know where it has gone,” Osama al-Nujaifi said at a news conference in Baghdad. “The money is around $40 billion in total.”

“It may have been spent somewhere, but it does not appear in our accounts, so parliament will investigate where this money has gone.”

Nujaifi did not say when or how the discovery had been made regarding the missing money. He said two investigative committees had been formed to track down the cash.


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Petraeus’s comments on coalition attack reportedly offend Karzai government

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 at 9:37 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ

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To the shock of President Hamid Karzai’s aides, Gen. David H. Petraeus suggested Sunday at the presidential palace that Afghans caught up in a coalition attack in northeastern Afghanistan might have burned their own children to exaggerate claims of civilian casualties, according to two participants at the meeting.


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Prepare Spaceball 1 for immediate departure.

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 at 9:35 by John Sinteur in category: News

And change the combination on my luggage.


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  1. Isn’t it kind of atheist superstition to highlight this? :-)

  2. And I looked at my own token and it had the number 053829 on it. What are the odds that this very number might appear right when we looked at it?

    (snarky answer 1 in 100000, I know)

Mark your calendar!

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 at 9:30 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


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  1. Terrible speller, that Lord…do you think he may have got the day wrong too?

  2. Drat! And I had plans for that day! Oh well, I guess I can just bend over and kiss…

  3. It’s kind of blurry, but does the sticker above the line on the bumper that reads “Read the bible” say “48 days left”? If so, then he needs to learn how to count, too….

Gabon: The forgotten protests, the blinkered media

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 at 8:56 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The global media’s attention is focused on the revolutions sweeping through North Africa and the Middle East, with Egypt – and to a lesser extent Tunisia – being most prominent. But not all revolutions are blessed with this level of attention. The West African nation of Gabon is currently also in popular revolt. What, you haven’t heard about it yet?


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Warship defects to Malta

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 at 8:35 by John Sinteur in category: News

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A Libyan warship arrived in Malta on Tuesday after its crew refused to carry out orders to bomb Benghazi, the satellite network Al Jazeera reported.

A second Libyan ship has also reportedly been sighted in the area, the network reported.

You know, if W had just waited a few years, you’d have seen a similar uprising in Baghdad…


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Deepak Chopra answers a question.

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 at 6:51 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


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  1. Boom! Back of the net =)

Arizona jury condemns anti-immigration activist to death

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 at 6:50 by John Sinteur in category: News

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A jury on Tuesday sentenced the leader of a small Arizona group opposed to illegal immigration to die for her role in the home invasion shooting deaths of a father and his 9-year-old daughter.

The jury of 11 women and one man returned the death penalty verdict for Shawna Forde, 43, the founder and leader of the Minutemen American Defense group, for the May 30, 2009, killings of Brisenia Flores, 9, and her father, Raul Junior Flores, 29, in Arivaca, in southern Arizona.

The case now automatically goes to the Arizona Supreme Court for an appeal.


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  1. I think the headline should read “Arizona jury condemns double-murderer to death” and maybe mention the aggravated assault and robbery special circumstances. I’m actually kinda surprised prosecutors didn’t put hate-crime provisions in there too, but I guess it was unnecessary.