Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Microsoft bans Scroogle

From the scroogle website :
In January 2007 it was reported that if you try to send the four characters ".scr" through MSN's Instant Messenger client programs, the message will be discarded, and you will have no indication that it wasn't sent. Apparently it is discarded because the ".scr" extension for screen-saver files can contain executable code. While "
www.scroogle.org" contains these four problem characters, one would think that Microsoft's client software is smart enough to let it through, since these characters are not used as a file extension by Scroogle. No such luck. To send any Scroogle URLs through MSN Instant Messenger client programs, you should strip off the "www." in front of "scroogle.org." The missing period in front of "scr" should let it get through.

Read more HERE.

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