ActiveX, predominantly in Internet Explorer
What is active content and why does Internet Explorer restrict it?
Active content is interactive or animated content used on websites. It includes ActiveX controls and web browser add-ons, which are small programs that are used extensively on the Internet. Active content can make web browsing more enjoyable by providing toolbars, stock tickers, video, animated content, and more.
Why does Internet Explorer restrict active content?
Internet Explorer restricts this content because occasionally these programs can malfunction or give you content you don't want. In some cases, these programs can be used to collect information about you, damage information on your computer, install software without your consent, or allow someone else to control your computer remotely. Given these risks, you should allow active content only if you completely trust the publisher or the website it's coming from. (And you can trust Rene on his baby blue eyes ...)
How can I allow active content?
If Internet Explorer restricts active content that you are sure you want to allow, click the gold Information bar that appears at the
topbottom of the webpage, and then click Allow blocked content.
When you view the galleries of this website in Internet Explorer, be sure to allow the ActiveX content to get the most of this viewing experience. The ActiveX content on this website is restricted to the lightbox functionality. Other browsers, like Chrome and Edge, will run the ActiveX component natively and safely.
HTTP vs HTTPS, predominantly in Chrome browser
What will you see in Chrome with an HTTP website?
Right now if you visit an HTTP website, Chrome shows a circled i icon to the left of the address denoting an opportunity for more information. If you click it, Chrome says: Your connection to this site is not secure..
Starting Tuesday July 24. 2018 with Chrome 68, an HTTP connection instead will show the words not secure alongside the information icon.
Then Chrome 69, due in September 2018, will drop the green color for the padlock icon and secure word it shows now. Instead you will see a less noticeable black lock.
At some point later, that lock will disappear as Google tries to convince everybody that HTTPS should simply be what is expected.
Last, in October 2018, Chrome 70 will take a more aggressive stance against unencrypted HTTP sites by changing the black not secure warning to a more alarming red color.
What does this mean for this website?
For the time being this website will remain HTTP. However, this does not mean that you run any kind of risk by viewing this website, because there is no exchange of information, storing of personal identifying data, or storing of credit card information. Therefore, you can be assured that you viewing this website is secure, safe, and enjoyable no matter what Google is trying to tell you.
How does the owner of this website really feel?
Fuck Google, Alphabet, whatever the fuck this evil company is called!
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