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Firefox beta 2 and images

A post i made in reply to a forum post on dpreview.com

Does anyone else have difficulty seeing images embedded in posts (Image Control tool) while browsing dpreview.com with Firefox (I’m using v1.5 beta 2)? Since switching to Firefox from IE, I’ve lost this ability. I see only the links to control the image, but not the image itself. Perhaps it’s extension or security-setting related?

well it seems to work for me with FF v1.5 beta 2, if you check in the options, go to content, and and check load images is checked and from originating site is not checked, you can probably add an exception for dpreview if you like the setting as it is. (I can’t get an exception to work) image of the option screen follows (for testing) ff options BTW FF v1.5 beta 2 is the beta of FF 1.5, as new as it gets would be the nightly builds, why use it, firefox is free, the developers need feedback so they can fix things, crash data is reported to the dev team and used to fix problems. if people don’t test then it wont get built or be stable. BTW FF crashed whilst writing this post, session saver brought the page back and the unfinished post, cool.

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Disability lobby group denies Ryanair disabled flyers limit

“The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) has denied claims that it agreed with airline Ryanair to limit the number of disabled passengers to four per flight. Air travel is presently exempt from the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act and the DRC said there should the same legal protection for disabled people whatever mode of transport they use.”
Link: www.personneltoday.com

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Step back in time at Scotland’s tip

“A famous signpost at the Scottish village of John O’Groats marks it as the farthest tip of mainland Britain — 874 miles from Lands End in Cornwall, the country’s most southerly settlement.”
Link: cnn.com

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Royal Chinese treasure discovered

“Archaeologists studying the tomb of China’s first emperor say he may have been buried with his state treasure.”
Link: bbc.co.uk

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miscellaneous travel

Iceberg drinks and Arctic vistas

“It is one of the most barren and inhospitable places to live on the planet. Yet the Arctic landscape of Greenland attracts thousands of visitors yearly who marvel at the astounding beauty of icebergs, glaciers and a vast ice cap.”
Link: cnn.com

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Some tourists trickle back to New Orleans

“Jeanie Reavis has come for Mardi Gras and Jazzfest and Creole Christmas, dozens of trips to the city she loves. She will head to New Orleans again Monday, undeterred by the destruction she witnessed on her TV screen from 700 miles away.”
Link: cnn.com

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Couple completes coast-to-coast hike

“A husband-and-wife team reached the Pacific Ocean on Saturday after a 4,900-mile cross-country hike, becoming the first to backpack the transcontinental American Discovery Trail in one continuous trek.”
Link: cnn.com

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World Music Central

“World Music Central is a portal dedicated to World Music. Featuring the latest World Music news, CD and concert reviews, articles, an events calendar, and resources for music fans, industry professionals and researchers.”
Link: http://www.worldmusiccentral.org

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Italian ambassador opens new Ryanair route

“The Italian Ambassador to Slovakia Antonio Provenzano officially opened Irish airline Ryanair’s new route between Bratislava and Milan (Bergamo), the TASR news wire reported. Ryanair plans to carry around 100,000 passengers on this route in its first year.”
Link: slovakspectator.sk

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Ryanair Defends Decision To Eject Blind Passengers

“Irish no-frills airline Ryanair defended its policy on disabled passengers on Thursday after it was slammed for ejecting nine blind and partially sighted passengers from one of its flights.”
Link: airwise.com

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A Traveler’s Guide to Japan

“Because your first trip to Tokyo can be like going to another planet. Planet Tokyo there to guide you through the culture shock that many western travellers experience upon arrival in Japan. If you’re planning a trip, or just hoping to learn something new and interesting have a look at this western traveller’s guide to Japan”
Link: http://www.planettokyo.com/

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Turning the Pages, the British Library

“Discover the British Library’s award-winning Turning the Pages. ”
Link: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html

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Robotic fish make aquarium debut

“The three newest inhabitants at the London Aquarium move like all others in nearby tanks, but the brightly colored fish are robots.”
Link: CNN.com

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Modern potato had roots in Peru

???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Until now it was believed potatoes had no single origin US scientists have found that all modern varieties of potatoes can be traced back to a single source – a spud grown in Peru over 7,000 years ago.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚??

Link: bbc.co.uk

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Call to ban destructive fishing

“Conservation groups are calling for a UN moratorium on the fishing practice known as bottom trawling.”
Link: bbc.co.uk