I finally fixed it! I haven't been able to
use konqueror for months to access Hotmail,
couldn't figure out why.
I thought it was something broken in ssl, but
n-o-o-o-o-o.....somewhere along the way some
package upgrade turned off cookies by default,
and I never new the difference except that
Hotmail stopped working.
What's kinda interesting is that Hotmail is the
*only* site that stopped working AFAIK. Maybe
other sites haved stopped using cookies as much
as they used to.