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Comment If it is some kind of war (Score 2) 76 76

I wouldn't be surprised if it's closest to a guerrilla war.

It's hard to recognize the attackers before and after the battle, they are part of the crowd.

With Anonymous and these other groups from for example Russia or Arabic countries, they might have no (direct) affiliation with any state. Just the 'cause'.

Comment Re:WebM (Score 1) 93 93

I don't want to be a grammar nazi but technically you are comparing apples to oranges.

WebM is a container format, not a codec.

The codec you are talking about is probably: VP8.

An other newer codec also exitst VP9 which is better than H.264.

But obviously it's trying to compete with H.265. The gap between VP9 and H.265 is a lot smaller than between VP8 and H.264. Actually the gap is still getting smaller. VP9 is still improving. H.265 not so much.

Comment Re:The Kitchen Sink (Score 1) 208 208

Funny how you mention Pocket, because this was one of they things they mentioned they wanted to improve:

"Folks said that Pocket should have been a bundled add-on that could have been more easily removed entirely from the browser. We tend to agree with that, and fixing that for Pocket and any future partner integrations is one concrete piece of engineering work we need to get done."

https://mail.mozilla.org/piper...

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FirefoxOS actually helps improve and streamline the Gecko engine and is the place where they started testing multi-process support in the real world. I don't think it would ever be a total loss. It is also what they use to help define new webstandards which can help give the web parity to native: https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAP...

Comment Re:Because... (Score 5, Informative) 208 208

If you had read TFA they are actually trying to fix some of the problems people had with this:

"Folks said that Pocket should have been a bundled add-on that could have been more easily removed entirely from the browser. We tend to agree with that, and fixing that for Pocket and any future partner integrations is one concrete piece of engineering work we need to get done."

Comment Re:I remember... (Score 2, Insightful) 208 208

The reason it took so long for Firefox to get e10 (electrolysis) is obviously because they don't want to break addons and were trying to find the best way to do it.

And those bashing FirefoxOS as well, this is the place were they first deployed e10 to figure out what works and make it reliable.

Comment Re:I hope for an agreement (Score 2) 1307 1307

There might be a chance Greece will leave the Euro. But the chance they'll also leave the EU is a lot smaller. Don't confuse the two.

There are political reasons Greece is part of the EU, those will not change.

Also when Greece leaves the Euro Greece will default (the other EU members will not get their money) and the Greece economy collapses even further. After which the other EU members will burn up more money so they can help the sick and needy with aid like medicine, food and other supplies.

Yes, it's strange the Greece economy is part of the Euro-zone and has the same monetary system as the rest of the Euro countries. It should not have happened in the first place because only similar economies should be part of the same monetary system otherwise you can't use the currency to at least have some control of your monetary system.

But I'm not so sure GrExit really is a great solution. Because it won't give the creditors their money back. And the current austerities are already the cause of death of certain people in Greece right now, let's not make it a lot worse.

Comment Re:No way in hell (Score 5, Insightful) 140 140

How do you mean no extensions ?

Now I don't know what Edge will support or does support, but the first article I found looking on Google for Microsoft Edge extensions tells me they support:
http://imacros.net/microsoft-e...

"Edge will have extensions, “Javascript and HTML based” – essentially very much like Chrome. No C# support."

This means, similar model to Firefox and Chrome. Actually, many extensions work in both.

Maybe you are confusing plugins with extensions.

Plugins are like Flash, Java applets, Acrobat Reader all that stuff.

You know the stuff that is usually the least secure in most currently deployed browsers.

Comment Re:Hmm... (Score 2) 46 46

Homomorphic encryption isn't new at all.

It's just that we used to think it's uselessly slow. I believe it was in the millions times slower than a normal application without this kind of encryption.

But in more recent years people have been able to build practical systems with it by mixing different kinds and more specialized forms of encryption:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

There are companies that also build products: Cloud Encryption Gateways

But I doubt that really solves the problem, if the application gets an update the proxy will probably start to leak data.

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