what's with the stale pages?

Fairly often, when I click on the "earlier" link on my LJ friends or friendsfirends page, it shows me a stale page. I've gotten good at noticing that and hitting reload, but it's annoying. This only happens about one time in five -- most of the time, clicking the link does cause it to reload. Why is it behaving so randomly?

I think maybe I could make this go away by selecting "every time" instead of "when the page is out of date" in Mozilla's cache prefs, but I think that will also make Mozilla go to the network when I hit the Back button, which would suck. I want it to send an If-Modified-Since every time I actually click a link, but use the cached copy for the back button. I think that's how it always used to work. Has something changed?

Is it Mozilla being stupid, or LJ?

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Top Ten Conspiracy Theories of 2002

Top Ten Conspiracy Theories of 2002
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you'd cry too

A Philippine police mascot attempts to cheer a baby in a shopping mall in Makati's financial district in Manila December 22, 2002. The Philippine police has enhanced security in shopping malls and other public places to counter the threats of terrorist attacks or bombings this holiday season. Selected police officers were tasked to wear mascot costumes as they patrol the shopping malls in the capital to make their presence less obtrusive and more friendly. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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if we can save just one business model, won't it all have been worth it?

"You're not buying music, you're buying a key," says Larry Kenswil, the president of the eLabs division of the Universal Music Group, the world's largest record company, which recently started charging 99 cents for a digital single that can be burned to a CD but not copied to certain portable devices, like the Apple iPod. "That's what digital rights management does: it enables business models."

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dnalounge update

DNA Lounge update: three-fisted tales of sysadmin horror!
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