OT: Viewing pics

Recently, I was unable to view some pics linked to hosting sites on the rec. I personally like everyone that take the time to take a picture, edit it, and post it to be seen by all possible so that we can learn together, and hosting sites seem much more reliable than ABP.
I went with Photobucket as it was recommended by another site that is pic heavy. Weighed carefully on the options, and PB and Picasa seem to spend all their time copying on anothers features. The deciding factor was that Picasa/Google limits the size of pics to 800X800 which is fine for net viewing, but not for larger pics. Larger pic capability is available when you join Google+, but I am not much of a joiner to begin with, and didn't want to be strong armed into joining anything. In reading Picasa's terms and conditions, I found them to be more restrictive than PB's, so for now anyway, it is PB.
However, I found that there was a snit between Google and Photobucket that was resolved in court last Fall. Apparently, Google was sued by Photobucket on behalf of their paying clients for allowing copyrighted work to be posted in Newsgroups (that's us) and on Google+ groups without permission. A few million dollars later and some site tweaking, and all is fine again between the big kids.
However, that left us Firefox users with a problem. (Forget it, no way I am changing to Chrome.) Not wanting to get their tail caught in the fight, Mozilla ran for the hills and took out the security exception for Photobucket in their latest release, and it was wiped out in the latest update of FF that I installed.
After all the ballyhoo about who did what, Google remains pointing the finger at PB, and vice versa. But as I said, it is Mozilla. They haven't figured that out on the Mozilla forum yet, and since they are so busy screaching at each other I thought I would post the fix here as it might not only apply to Firefox, but to any other browser that might be having problems looking at pics where a similar fix could be applicable.
To repair this in Firefox is actually so easy that I am surprised the guys on the Mozilla forum don't post it. As a sidebar though, it took me a month to figure out since FF selectively removed that exception...
Open Firefox. A the tool bar, click on Tools. Scroll down and click on Options. This will open another window. Click on Security. Then click on the "Exceptions" button. There will be a line that opens up that asks for the exact address of the site to be listed as an exception. Paste this
s1300.beta.photobucket.com
into that line. The click "Allow" and it will insert it into the allowed sites. Click OK. Done.
This fixed me right up. It has helped out a few others, so I thought I would post it here as well.
Robert
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I'm with you on Google, I don't trust those people for nothin' I use the No Script add on to FF and have google analytics blocked and anything else to do with google. Never had an issue with PB, but added the exception anyway Thanks
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On Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:32:31 -0800 (PST), " snipped-for-privacy@aol.com"

Got to go with Mike Marlow on this, I use PB for my self and so far no problems but I saved your post just in case. When I approach the end of life I'll wish I had all the lost time these damn things cost me.
Mike M
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try flickr (owned by yahoo)
On 2/27/2013 3:32 PM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

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