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Has anyone heard anything about a new restaraunt X-playground?

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Submitted by XPlayGround on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 5:04pm.

Thats the web address, we have all our information on there about the place. some quick info:
we have been here for almost 3 years now, just opened the resturant addition to it. we serve all types of food; pizza, subs, burgers, chicken fingers, etc. open from 11am - 11pm during the week and til midnite on weekends.
XPlayGround has XBOX, XBOX 360, & PS2 to play on. we hold tournaments and have been told that we are the best place around for Birthday Parties.

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Submitted by fancypants on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 9:38am.


that's one hideous looking website, looks like a 13 year old's first attempt at making a myspace page... It says desgined by Akira and Clantemplates, both their sites look much more professional.

Couldn't you get one of your 15-16 year old customers to do one a bit better? Just give'em a month of free usage in exchange. Some photos of the place and your equipment would be nice, too.

Also, the layout gets all mangled up in Firefox, although it worked fine in IE.

Submitted by snark on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 9:58am.

It jumbles up in Netscape as well. You can run your pages through this to check your coding - http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/

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Submitted by PTC Guy on Fri, 05/26/2006 - 10:10am.

Good old MS does not make competing browswers' lives easy.

Firefox usage has been dwindling. Netscape, Opera and other extremely minority browsers, like it or not, are going to have to make theirs work with what the majority use.

As for the validator. The Compliances are always way behind the curve. As of last time I looked, things like wysiwyg, and so on, didn't even have compliance standards. And new functionalities keep appearing.

While I have tried Netscape, Firefox and some others, in the past, I always ended up back at IE.

Right now I have IE 7 Beta installed. And it fixed some issues I had with IE 6 and vBulletin and a couple of other scripts. It is an improvement.

Then, when Vista releases, with IE 7 as default, the other browers are going to have some big issues to deal with, again.

The fun just goes on in the browser wars.

Keeping it real and to the core of the issue, not the peripherals.

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Submitted by Basmati on Fri, 08/04/2006 - 1:53am.

"Firefox usage has been dwindling".

I thought of this old chestnut of yours, PTC Guy, when Firefox announced its 200 millionth download yesterday.

Firefox now has an astonishing 15 percent of the browser market share after a short 21 months on the market. One out of every six Internet users in America now use Firefox. Internet Explorer market share has dropped below 80 percent for the first time since the IE/Netscape wars.

Some "dwindling"!

Once again, you've distorted facts in order to support your own opinion.


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Submitted by PTC Guy on Fri, 08/04/2006 - 12:50pm.

Mozella rises and falls. Has for years.

All it takes is a new MS browser to come out to knock them down.

Shall I whisper IE7 and Vista to you?

I have been running the IE7 for a good amount of time now. Way better than 6 or Firefox.

Everyone I knew that tired Firefox, including myself, deleted it after a bit of time. Just too many non-compatibility issues out there with it.

I am always open for something better than IE. But the software dictates the browser. And MS is the browser THE browser, for now. And for the forseeable future.

It will take a new platform, challenging MS, to make any real inroads.

Keeping it real and to the core of the issue, not the peripherals.

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Submitted by Basmati on Fri, 08/04/2006 - 1:54pm.

I'm fully aware that IE7 and Vista are coming out, but I don't see anything that whispers "killer app" to me.

Personally, I think Microsoft's days of "embrace and extend" are over. They're two years late to market with a tabbed browser interface.

The thing I like best of all about Firefox are all the bolt-on extensions you can add. For example, two extensions make this site much friendlier to navigate:

  • Adblock, which strips the banner ads off the top of the screen
  • Greasemonkey, which allowed me to reformat all pages on this site the way *I* want to see them. What I did was strip out the entire righthand column of adds and stretch out the second column (the text you are reading now) to replace that screen real estate: in essence, I've doubled my blog reading area. Somehow, I don't envision Microsoft giving me that sort of flexibility.
  • So tell me, what's to like about IE7?

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    Submitted by PTC Guy on Fri, 08/04/2006 - 6:43pm.

    Until someone can compete with MS on windows and such platforms their day is anything but gone.

    Who controls the platform controls the browsers.

    There are so many things one has to switch, from Firefox to IE, to get to show or run. That will not change until, again, the platforms are challenged.

    On IE I run AdAware Plus. Top rated spyware utility out there. There is a free version as well.

    I use the free Safety Net firewall. Great program.

    I use the free AVG virus. Fantastic utility.

    7 has Phisher filters and MS has a page full of add-ons you can add.

    IE7 Fixed some browser show issues with some program. Controls are nice and easy to find and use.

    In other words, it will run with any web application and, using the security I mentioned, is safe. But FireFox will not.

    Point you are not seeing is that if FireFox gets more popular it will become a big enough target to go after by hackers, hijackers and so on. It is safe now not because it is better, but because it is too small, user wise, to be worth the effort.

    I tried Adblockers, but stripping out the adware made them safe. And with DSL and good RAM, speed is not an issue for me.

    Sometimes blocking the ads also kills the content. So a trade off there.

    But it is available for IE.

    I am not saying FireFox is bad. I am saying it is still limited in how it handles a lot of formating out there. And when the the scripting principle of the platforms change, with Vista, FireFox will be playing rewrite and catch up again. That is all.

    MS has an advantage. And they will use it to suppress other browsers and platforms.

    Simple as that.

    Keeping it real and to the core of the issue, not the peripherals.

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    Submitted by odoylerules on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 11:47am.

    As far as I know, xplayground is a video/game arcade type place - though I think they've enhanced the snack bar a bit.

    Submitted by loveptc on Tue, 05/23/2006 - 10:36pm.

    Where is this place? Never heard of it. Can someone give me more info please? For what age group is it? If you put an X in the title, my mind goes to X-Rated. I guess I may be influnced by todays news.

    Submitted by McDonoughDawg on Wed, 05/24/2006 - 7:33am.

    As far as X, does XBox make you think the same? I guess my mind just doesn't work that way.

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