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Old 21st February 2012
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Hey this is kinda weird. Ive always named my computer "moria" (after the mines of moria.

I have a boa web server, and im trying to connect to it. if i type "localhost" into firefox i get the server, but if i type an incorrect url, Firefox takes me to a goodlesearch, of "moria", with typical results, like Wiki moria(middle earth) video games,

Kinda weird
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Old 21st February 2012
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How is this weird? You probably didn't type the http:// part and firefox interpreted it as a search query, which it forwards to Google.

As slightly related sidenote, in Opera you can type /. to go to slashdot.org
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
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