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Comment: Re:Easily defeated.... (Score 1) 526

by JMJimmy (#49752081) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

That's just making what DeepFreeze does complicated. DeepFreeze will keep a computer in a specific state, allow temporary changes but the moment your system is rebooted the system is back to its frozen state. Use external/flash drives/network/etc for saving. If you do need to make a change (install a program, patch, etc) you just enter a password, install, then re-freeze.

Far simpler than snapshots/rollbacks/etc. It doesn't provide the security you speak of but for day to day use that's not important.

Comment: Re:bye (Score 1) 526

by JMJimmy (#49751927) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

Quit trying to use a shitty crack. You do know EFI doesn't really handle OEM versions of Windows. You need the Win 7 ISO directly from Technet or a retail copy.

I used *my* retail disc copy. I used a corporate copy. I used various ISOs including one from Microsoft. I used three different flavours of Linux. All started to install and failed part way through. Trust me, I *hate* Windows 8, I'd ditch it in a heartbeat if I could.

My next machine I will.

Comment: Re:bye (Score 2) 526

by JMJimmy (#49751591) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

Tell that to Win8 when it starts complaining about low 32bit memory and minimizing/terminating your programs.

Err, what?
Win8 automatically terminates processes when low on memory?!
So what's the point of paging in that case?!

I'ev got Win8.1, seems to work fine, especially after Classic Shell and 7+ Taskbar Tweaker and MouseWiz.

Yup. Easiest way to trigger the "feature" is to run a 32-bit browser + a 32-bit game that will fill the 2GB limit. At first it will warn you, taking your full screen game and minimizing it to tell you to close a specific program (oddly never the game itself). If you close that warning it'll repeat this process a few times and on the odd occasion, after a few warnings, it will simply say [We have terminated X program due to low memory]

Comment: Re:bye (Score 0) 526

by JMJimmy (#49751291) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

Tell that to Win8 when it starts complaining ...

The problem there is that you're using Windows 8. Get a real OS, not one with a toy interface.

I would but my only laptop has a broken UEFI implementation and won't accept Win7 Pro or Linux installs. Trust me, it was the first thing I tried to do after seeing the mess they created in Win8.

Comment: Re:bye (Score 4, Funny) 526

by JMJimmy (#49750797) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

I've never understood comments about memory use. I buy my memory to use. If it is sitting empty, I paid for it for nothing. Apps should use it and use it freely for cache, etc. to speed up performance. I'd feel the same about CPU except that high CPU usage leads to thermal issues (fans on all the time, etc.). So I do prefer not to use all the CPU I paid for - but memory? Heck, the OS will swap it out if another app needs it.

Tell that to Win8 when it starts complaining about low 32bit memory and minimizing/terminating your programs.

Comment: Re:Easily defeated.... (Score 4, Interesting) 526

by JMJimmy (#49750671) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

I keep 0 history. Soon as my browser closes, history is wiped. So if this simply looks at my history and serves me adds based on it, then hypothetically this would not work on my system.

Of course if they look at other things (or FF stores info in some hidden super cookie) then I will be subject to adverts like everybody else.

Are you sure about that? https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/s...

It's been broken for some time. Install SQLite Manager addon to see what data is still lurking.

Comment: Re:Or they're just proxying their connections (Score 4, Interesting) 219

The numbers are based on nothing more than whatever the anti-piracy goons feel like putting out. It comes with the support of Voltage who sees notice and notice as a way to send out their demand letters for free and not face the Canadian court system which has held up their litigation and placed appropriate restrictions on the information.

It is not well to be thought of as one who meekly submits to insolence and intimidation.

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