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RightHaven Lawyer Says Browser Ate His Homework 91

J053 writes "Wired Magazine reports that Righthaven attorney Shawn Mangano's excuse for being a day late with his explanation as to why the litigation factory made 'dishonest statements to the court' was that his web browser upgraded and he could no longer attach PDF files to his submissions. Yeah, right ..."
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RightHaven Lawyer Says Browser Ate His Homework

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  • by MightyMartian ( 840721 ) on Friday July 01, 2011 @07:49PM (#36638624) Journal

    That is presuming if it happened at all. I'm getting this funny feeling Righthaven is some low-brow shysters who conned some dumb-ass newspaper types out of their money. The whole thing is unbelievably badly constructed, it's just got to be a fraud.

  • Re:Its your fault. (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Billly Gates ( 198444 ) on Saturday July 02, 2011 @01:54AM (#36639826) Journal

    Doing a quick Google search it appears CM/ECF is not compatible with Firefox 4, 5, or IE 9. Neveda is in a servre financial housing crises still and the government probably is using old versions of the software too as a result.

    I wish people were not so self defensive and quick to blame, point fingers, or sue. Shit happens and maybe if we were not so harsh to judge others we would not be so self defensive. Just because some MBA professor is an a**hole does not mean everyone else should be one too. In other cultures outside of North America people do not act like that and life is much less stressful.

    I am not saying it is ok for things to happen if you are a professional, but things do happen. I believe the lawyer. I found this [] and another link which is a PDF file that I wont link which explains acrobat issues with IE 9.

    Many of us are quick to blame that it is his fault, are probably the same techies who advise users to accept Windows Updates. In addition, recommending Firefox can cause the problem too if the user sees a box saying please upgrade. Infact, the upgrade from Firefox 4 to 5 is automatic. Any of you recommended Firefox over IE? Then you have no right to judge him. How should a non web developer know that plugins break between browsers?

    I am sure things out of your control happen all the time like your car not starting before an important meeting. Does that mean you need to be fired? Come on. This issue does show a problem with browsers and intranet sites and it needs to be addressed. This guy is a professional yes, but he is a legal one and not an I.T. one.

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