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Q: Safari and the new CNN web site

by grimgraphix / July 8, 2007 5:29 AM PDT

Is it my imagination or does the new CNN web page seem to take forever to load? The old CNN site loaded fairly quickly as I recall. The new site sometimes refuses to load at all for me. I thought this was maybe a problem with my home server but I'm at a coffee shop right now and experiencing the same delays in load time on their wifi.

grim

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Not imagining it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2007 5:35 AM PDT

Safari is not everyone's web browser. I'm not going to duplicate why it's here but it has more to do with giving iPhone developers a way to test if their web app or site will work with the iPhone.

Many missed that detail.

Bob

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CNN.com
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 8, 2007 7:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Not imagining it.

While it took a little while to load, it was no slower than CNET forums on my machine.

I'm not sure I follow Bob's comment on Safari, it was around a long time before the iPhone, unless he is referring to the Windows version.

www.cnn.com was the site I looked at. Do you have a different address?

cnn.com loads in under 4 seconds from here.

P

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No problem for me.
by Angeline Booher / July 8, 2007 7:35 AM PDT

Safari 2,0.4 (4193)

I went to the site as soon as I read your post. It loaded very quickly.

I have not played any of the videos.

Angeline

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Yep, that's my version.
by grimgraphix / July 8, 2007 12:39 PM PDT
In reply to: No problem for me.

I'm thinking it may be time to archive and reinstall my OS. I have several glitches that keep occurring lately. Maybe the Safari CNN issue was just a coincidence.

Thanks

grim

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WiFi problems included with 10.4.10 update?
by grimgraphix / July 30, 2007 3:35 PM PDT

I just came across this article and was immediately reminded of this thread which I started back during the first week of July. Since that time, I've been frustrated by my G4 iBooks reduced WiFi range. Where I used to be able to range around my house and get a strong signal, I am now reduced to "meeting half way" my WiFi connection to ensure dependable downloads and streaming video that won't drop out (darn you CNN and your increasing use of video) .

Anyway, here it is...

BTW... I think the guy makes a much bigger deal out of Archive and Install process than it really is... " involves reinstalling the entire Mac operating system?an involved and possibly risky task"

Mac Users Suffer Wi-Fi Failures After OS Update

Question for you Mac users out there: having trouble connecting to your Wi-Fi networks lately? If so, you're not alone. TUAW.com is reporting that a large number of Macheads are complaining that their systems won't connect to their wireless networks in the wake of a recent OS X update?and it's happening to me, too

As TUAW.com points out, discussion threads are cropping up everywhere about the problem, and there's a prominent story on Digg about the suspected bug as well. So how many Mac users are actually affected? Hard to say, but the issue sure caught my attention once my own Wi-Fi woes began.

I first noticed a couple of weeks ago that my trusty Wi-Fi-enabled G4 PowerBook was having trouble connecting to the Net?and naturally, I figured Road Runner was to blame. Finally, when my Wi-Fi spottiness grew too severe to ignore, I called Road Runner tech support and went through all the steps: rebooted the cable modem, rebooted the PowerBook, checked my DNS settings, and so on, until we finally determined that my Net connection was just fine. Strangely enough, my Airport Extreme base station seemed fine as well; my Xbox 360 and the two iPhones in our house were wirelessly accessing the Net with no problems. But my PowerBook stubbornly refused to find my Wi-Fi access point?and on the rare occasions that it did, the connection lasted for only a few minutes at a time.

After a little Web searching (via wired Ethernet, unfortunately), I found an unusual number of similar stories, and the consensus is that the problems began in late June, after Apple released the Mac OS X 10.4.10 update. I'm still waiting to hear back from Apple PR about the issue, but Macrumors is reporting that Apple's engineering team is working on a fix.

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