This is odd. When I point Firefox at MS-NBC, I get this:
Unable to read URL from host msnbc.msn.com: Not in GZIP format
But if I try to visit the site with IE6, it comes up just fine.
And yes, I tried it several times.
Is this a Firefox problem, a very very unlikely coincidence, or is MS-NBC blocking a non-MS browser.
Update: I only have this problem on the win98se machine, not on the win XP machine, which suggests it's something local. But it's very odd.