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Authored by: Chas on Aug 21, '06 08:30:27AM

It works! However, I have some worries about this sort of workaround. MSNBC (the MS stands for Microsoft) has deliberately made their videos incompatible with MacOS X. Creating methods for users to work around this incompatibility allows MSNBC a legitimate excuse to continue this discriminatory practice, they can claim their videos ARE compatible and it is up to the user to fix it. Obviously MSNBC could change their site to allow Macs to work, the only reason to exclude Macs is to promote the use of MS Windows systems, and to give one more (bogus) reason why people should avoid MacOS X.

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A browser bookmarklet to view videos on
Authored by: mpress25 on Aug 23, '06 04:45:15AM

I agree wholeheartedly -- unfortunately there are times for research I need to see content that is Mac-blocked so this solution is great!

Being a Newsweek subscriber and then finding out they were part of the MS network which takes part in these discriminatory practices, I let my subscription run out and sent them a note as to why.

Perhaps there needs to be another filing against Microsoft for what is truly an illegal practice.

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