The idea is not new and the concept may or may not have been deployed as marketing strategies in order to get people to buy more pop corn or whatnot…
Theres a lengthy article on Subliminal messaging on wikipedia. Anyhows – the reason for all this is the below snippet from one of Disneys “The Rescuers”, where a naked woman is seen in the background in one of the scenes:
Read more at Snopes.com.
[via Bits & Pieces]
Oh – there’s also a bit from Fight Club:
An alert sent out by the Danish Forest and Nature Agency warns danish drivers that the next couple of months will have more fox crossing roads than usual. Many of the foxes that loose their lives are young and inexperienced and haven’t learned all the dangers and threats that we humans are. Sadly the alert is only in danish: Advarsel til bilisterne: Øget risiko for påkørsel af ræve
So to answer your question – why am I writing about foxes running wild? Well, mostly because I immediately came to think of my own little firefox reading this. I too run across some roads on the internet – and the bad things that can happen to you out there are not as obvious as a 14-wheeler truck. Phishing, spoofing, illegit cookies and on and on are daily threats on the internet. So, what ways are there to protect Firefox from all the bad traffic out there?
I’ve been looking at this extension for firefox:
Google Safe Browsing is an extension to Firefox that alerts you if a web page that you visit appears to be asking for your personal or financial information under false pretences. This type of attack, known as phishing or spoofing, is becoming more sophisticated, widespread and dangerous.
…any more suggestions for enhancing privacy and safe browsing?
[Image from Wild Nature Images]
Version 3 of Firefox will (among others) have these security features:
- One-click site information. Want to know more about the site you’re visiting? Click the site’s icon in the location bar to see who owns it. Identify information is prominently displayed and easier than ever to understand.
- Malware protection. Firefox 3 warns you if you arrive at a web site that is known to install viruses, spyware, trojans, or other dangerous software (known as malware). You can see what the warning looks like by clicking here.
- Web forgery protection enhanced. Now when you visit a page that’s suspected of being a forgery, you’re shown a special page instead of the contents of the page with a warning. Click here to see what it looks like.
- Easier to understand SSL errors. The errors presented when an invalid SSL certificate is encountered have been clarified to make it easier to understand what the problem is.
- Out-of-date add-on protection. Firefox 3 now automatically checks add-on and plugin versions and disables older, insecure versions.
- Secure add-on updates. Add-on update security has been improved by disallowing add-ons that use an insecure update mechanism.
- Anti-virus integration. Firefox 3 now informs anti-virus software when executable files are downloaded.
- Windows Vista parental controls support. Firefox 3 supports the Vista system-wide parental control setting for disabling file downloads.
Read more here: Firefox 3 for developers
Bits&Pieces has been added to my daily reads – good fun and crazy stuff.
Images like the one below:
A norwegian boy tricked an upset moose by ‘feigning death’ – a skill he had acquired by playing WoW. Wired tells more: Boy Survives Moose Attack Thanks To World Of Warcraft.
That’s all good and well – but the moose made a wise choice by attacking a WoW-player. The moose below decided to take on a Counter Striker:
Rand Fishin fra SEOmoz.org er en af mine SEO-forbilleder. Han er temmelig skarp og har en imponerende række af læsværdige indlæg og artikler om SEO, social media og så åbenbart også julegavelister.
For enden af linket her finder man 50 gode idéer til julegaver med nørdpotentiale men et vist kvantum af æstetik. Jeg har allerede sat en halv snes krydser…
Et par eksempler:
Legetøjshydrogenbil med H2 hub og det hele. $99.95
…ja den er jo set før – men stadig cool. $69.99