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Zero (I'm reading Slashdot through a terminal)
  764 votes / 2%
  14268 votes / 46%
  6045 votes / 19%
  2769 votes / 9%
  1460 votes / 4%
More than 20
  4909 votes / 15%
My browser doesn't have "tabs."
  488 votes / 1%
30703 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • Re:Better question (Score:3, Interesting)

    by dltaylor (7510) on Saturday May 11, 2013 @08:02AM (#43694019)

    Seamonkey as myself, very locked down (even /. is not NoScript whitelisted)

    Firefox as myself, but very locked down, only having some NoScript whitelist entries

    Firefox as a very unprivileged user, but that user has Flash for itself, only

    Firefox as another unprivileged user, but with video codecs, 'cause "just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you"

    Every instance is also running other ad/tracker/script/... blockers

  • Re:Over 1000 (Score:5, Interesting)

    by crizh (257304) on Saturday May 11, 2013 @03:07PM (#43696671) Homepage

    Quite the opposite, I find.

    Tabs grow in a Window in an organic manner, spreading out from the threads that spawned them in a way specific to where and when I encountered them. Not only is it easier to find them but the very patterns that they form contain information about them that would be lost if the were bookmarked or otherwise organised.

    I suppose it might be possible to categorize everything that interests me in a way that preserved that information but the effort involved would be significant compared to opening them in a new tab and leaving that tab open until it no longer holds my immediate attention.

    I periodically weed my tab collection and close stuff or bookmark it if it seems fitting but the core collection of tabs are pretty consistent.

    I find this aids my thought processes. It is so easy to get distracted and forget what one was thinking or reading hours/days/weeks ago, it is immensely helpful to have it all still lying open in front of you exactly where you left it when it first caught your attention.

If it wasn't for Newton, we wouldn't have to eat bruised apples.


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