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#1 RedFlow

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:43

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I find that pretty funny. "FoxFire.exe" and shes in the technology department.


#2 vetgigapixels

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:44

Wow, what an idiot. Somebody from a high school tech department doesn't even know about alternative browsers? Sorry, but that's just poor.

#3 HawkMan

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:45

School got rules, kid didn't follow rules, kid gets detention...

Why is there a news story ?

and as for the foxfire.exe thing, the kid may have renamed firefox.exe to foxfire.exe to be able to run it as the computer may run blocks on running certain files, it's not exactly unheard of. especially in a school enviroment where they probably run IE set up with all kinds of security policies. Seeing as it was specifically mentioned as foxfire.exe and not just foxfire.

#4 Slimy

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:46

fake.

#5 snyper

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:46

what would he get for opera?

#6 OP RedFlow

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:47

fake.


Very possible. Oh well still makes a good joke? I think it's real though.

#7 Impact

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:48

It's kind of like that at my school too. It's not that bad, but pretty bad.

#8 XerXis

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:49

even if it is real, if the school has a policy that only programs they installed should be used by students (as they should have) the kid broke that rule, ergo detention. Nothing news worthy in either case

#9 nemo

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:49

School got ruls, kid didn't follow rules, kid gets detention...

Why is there a news story ?


+1. They're trying to make this into something that it's not.

#10 vetStephen

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:50

yeh so what, ive got in trouble for using firefox,

Some IT Techs suck!

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#11 OP RedFlow

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:50

Its still funny the way he wrote the report.

#12 guruparan

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:50

Hmm...i work in a very big IT company....and we arent allowed to use Firefox. And even if we install it, firefall doesnt allow the program to open any websites :-)

note :we use with ie7....when we asked for the reason, we got reply back saying that most of our company apps are build upon IE schema...& its a trusted product from microsoft & if at all we face some issues, tech consulting team from MS will fix it within 3 hrs!! & other browser organizations doesnt due that...maybe once firefox starts quick supports & fixes, our company may allow it in future...but i think thats gonna never happen :-)

#13 vetColin-uk

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:51

even if it is real, if the school has a policy that only programs they installed should be used by students (as they should have) the kid broke that rule, ergo detention. Nothing news worthy in either case


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doesnt make a diff wheather it was firefox, foxfire or another program :p

#14 zeroday

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:51

rules are rules.
looks fake anyway.

#15 Doli

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 19:52

Not his computer so he had no right to install it or run it (USB drive) on the school's computers if they didnt want him to do so, better browser or not.

Where does it say she is in the technology department? or the person is a she?