[svlug] Megan's Law Site
james at linuxrebel.us
Sat Dec 18 12:26:22 PST 2004
On Sat, 2004-12-18 at 01:32, Thomas G. Digby wrote:
> I tried that new Megan's Law sex-offender site at
> and had problems with it.
> First, there's this, which I don't consider very encouraging:
> Best Viewed Using: Screen resolution 1024 x 768 pixels or higher
> Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater
> Netscape 6.1 or greater
> with links to download those browsers.
> I plunged ahead anyway, with Debian KDE Mozilla.
> Mozilla 1.7.3
> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041007
> After I clicked on the site's license agreement I found some of the maps
> showed as broken images. And after I'd been futzing around for a while
> something hung. I had to Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get another virtual terminal to
> log in on to kill the browser process.
> I don't know if this indicates a real Linux compatibility problem/bug, or
> if it was just a fluke or something wrong with my setup, but some of you
> may want to try it with whatever setup you have. If it's real, somebody
> may want to politely tell them that Linux users pay taxes like everybody
> else, and *.gov sites should not favor one company's browsers over
> Also, if it breaks more recent browser versions it may indicate something
> that the browser code should be hardened against.
I think it's just that the site is tremendously overloaded. I've gotten
in completely and I've not gotten in as you did. Right now from what
I've heard a /. on it wouldn't get noticed because the non /. traffic is
so heavy it isn't funny. (MDK 10.1 with FF 1.0)
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