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Comment: What I need to switch back to Firefox (Score 1) 240

by Kethinov (#49605613) Attached to: Chrome Passes 25% Market Share, IE and Firefox Slip

I abandoned Firefox for Chrome long ago for one reason: I can kill individual tabs with runaway CPU usage without fscking the whole browser.

Mozilla's been working on adding this feature for years, but AFAIK it hasn't yet made it into a stable release: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Elect...

Once that makes it into a stable release of Firefox, I'll give it another spin.

Comment: And blu ray menus! (Score 4, Informative) 85

by Kethinov (#49148963) Attached to: VLC Gets First Major Cross-Platform Release

This release also comes with massively improved support for blu ray menus! (It existed before, but didn't work very well.)

This is exciting to me because it makes full support for (unencrypted) blu ray disk playback including blu ray menus finally possible on Linux and OS X. No more transcoding required!

It will also free Windows users from having to use all those terrible proprietary blu ray players.

This is a terrific release!

Comment: Netflix was coerced (Score 2) 121

by Kethinov (#48732283) Attached to: Netflix Begins Blocking Users Who Bypass Region Locks

Hollywood bullies Netflix into implementing draconian DRM.

But like any abusive relationship they're too afraid of losing their sugar daddy to speak out against it in public.

From the leaked Sony emails: "Netflix are heavily resistant to enforcing stricter financial geofiltering controls, as they claim this would present a too high bar to entry from legitimate subscribers. For example, they want people to be able to use various methods of payment (e.g. PayPal) where it is harder to determine where the subscriber is based. They recognize that this may cause illegal subscribers but they (of course) would rather err that way than create barriers to legitimate subscribers to sign up."

Yeah, right. I'll consider Netflix "heavily resistant" to draconian DRM when they launch a PR campaign publicly skewering Hollywood for asking for it.

Instead this leaked email tells us only that in private they're mildly uncomfortable with draconian DRM but at the end of the day they don't really give a shit and will fall in line in public for The Almighty Hollywood.

Keep taking those beatings, Netflix. Keep doing your abuser's bidding.

Comment: Re:This seems relevant, re: leaked Sony emails: (Score 1) 437

by Kethinov (#48732237) Attached to: Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

I'll consider Netflix "heavily resistant" to draconian DRM when they launch a PR campaign publicly skewering Hollywood for asking for it.

Instead this leaked email tells us only that in private they're mildly uncomfortable with draconian DRM but at the end of the day they don't really give a shit and will fall in line in public for The Almighty Hollywood.

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