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Comment: Re:bye (Score 1) 446

by Runaway1956 (#49752827) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

Yeah, I have. Not terribly recently, but - - - well, lemme check it right now.

guy# timedatectl
            Local time: Fri 2015-05-22 12:44:05 CDT
    Universal time: Fri 2015-05-22 17:44:05 UTC
                RTC time: Fri 2015-05-22 12:44:05
              Time zone: America/Chicago (CDT, -0500)
          NTP enabled: yes
NTP synchronized: yes
  RTC in local TZ: yes
            DST active: yes
  Last DST change: DST began at
                                    Sun 2015-03-08 01:59:59 CST
                                    Sun 2015-03-08 03:00:00 CDT
  Next DST change: DST ends (the clock jumps one hour backwards) at
                                    Sun 2015-11-01 01:59:59 CDT
                                    Sun 2015-11-01 01:00:00 CST

Warning: The RTC is configured to maintain time in the local time zone. This
                  mode is not fully supported and will create various problems with time
                  zone changes and daylight saving time adjustments. If at all possible, use
                  RTC in UTC by calling 'timedatectl set-local-rtc 0'.

Comment: Re:bye (Score 1) 446

by Runaway1956 (#49752273) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

LOL @ the phones and tablets with half gig of ram. The wife decided she wanted a tablet. She wanted no input from me, she was going to do this all on her own. When it finally arrived, she was enthralled with it for a week or so. Install a couple "apps" and her memory was gone, and she's caching to disk, waiting MINUTES for a page to load.

When she bought a desktop, she handled that very much the same way. She sent me several links, and asked me to pick the best. I sent back the "best" link, and bluntly told her that if she didn't get AT LEAST 8 GB of memory, she was wasting her time. Argue, fuss, complain that I'm just trying to spend her money, blah, blah, blah - until I reminded her how much money she wasted on her tablet.

So, yeah, I'm with you on the memory - I need to upgrade. A second or third generation dual core Opteron at 1.8 Ghz and 4 gig of ram is ancient history these days.

Comment: Re:How about ... (Score 1) 446

by Runaway1956 (#49752001) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

"Who do you think is paying for the free stuff?"

End users. Customers. Consumers. The unwashed masses. The advertisers don't pay for anything - they skim money off of you and me, and half a billion other end users, then they imaginatively put some infinitesimal part of that money to use giving away "free stuff". TANSTAAFL

Comment: Re:How about ... (Score 1) 446

by Runaway1956 (#49751955) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

There are plenty of suckers out there who have no concept of privacy or anonymity. So - along with fifty million other users, I deprive Mozilla of an income stream that they imagined that they were entitled to. Are they going to notice? All fifty million of us together aren't hurting Mozilla any at all.

Comment: Re:How about ... (Score 1) 446

by Runaway1956 (#49751889) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

Maybe you meant to say "Iron Browser" rather than Chrome. The official Chrome or Chromium from Google scoops up more data than Firefox even dreams about.

http://www.srware.net/en/softw...

Yeah, I like Iron pretty well, but I'm growing to like Pale Moon better.

https://www.palemoon.org/

And, if those don't suit you, you can always go with this one.

http://lynx.browser.org/

The memory footprint for that last one is almost invisible on a 4 GB system!

Comment: Re:This is the last fucking straw (Score 2) 446

by Runaway1956 (#49751839) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

"Features" are in the eye of the beholder. If I need DRM to access a site, I just move on to something more interesting and/or important. I simply do not play that game. If I wanted to be digitally restricted, I could always get caught robbing a bank, and spend several years in prison, right?

Comment: Re:bye (Score 1) 446

by Runaway1956 (#49751785) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

I suspect that a lot of people THINK in pictorial form. When I want to go to slashdot.org, I type slashdot.org. Yeah, the browser autocompletes for me, but I continue typing the address in. I've been doing it that way since before there was a Firefox, it's a habit that I see no need, or even a desire to break.

Wonder how many slashdotters couldn't find slashdot without a shortcut? The idea is hilarious, IMHO.

Comment: Re:bye (Score 1) 446

by Runaway1956 (#49751739) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

Mmmm. Vivaldi on Linux doesn't seem to work real well. Additionally, creating an account and logging in to the vivaldi website simply doesn't work for me.

Something's wrong here, if the next great browser is incapable of designing a working website.

But - since you reminded me that it's on my machine, maybe I'll fire it up again today to see if anything has changed . . .

Nope - first attempt to login gives me a message "Session expired, please log in again." Second attempt says username and password don't match.

Ehhhh . . .

Comment: Re:bye (Score 2) 446

by Runaway1956 (#49751627) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

The memory is there to be used - you're entirely correct. I cannot fault you for that. But, when the system has 4 gig of memory, and Firefox is using 60% of that memory - IT IS SIMPLY TO MUCH!

I recently installed Pale Moon. I've not yet seen Pale Moon using 25% of system memory. I have a lot of tabs open right now, and Palemoon is using 17% of system memory. Enlightenment and Palemoon are constantly swapping places for top memory usage position in htop. The only other process that competes, is lightdm . This means that I can fire up a lot more applications, or I can actually do some compiling while the browser runs.

Yeah, I have memory, but it's MINE to decide how to use, not Mozilla's.

And, yes, this IS part of the reason I switched to Pale Moon. The subject of TFS and TFA are another reason. And - I'm also an adventurous type. I'll run any browser that comes along - if it behaves as I wish it to.

Comment: Re:Fuck you. (Score 1) 616

by Runaway1956 (#49716083) Attached to: Editor-in-Chief of the Next Web: Adblockers Are Immoral

You mean from cross site scripting? Yeah - I do have an idea. And, I block it unless I actually decide that I want to see what is on those other sites.

But, even with most cross site scripting, the total content of the page is often only a fraction of the advertising content, in terms of bandwidth.

You try it. Wander the web for some hours, or a day, or a week, and keep track of your bandwidth usage. Then install something like uBlock, and wander the web. You bandwidth usage will drop significantly. At the same time, if you kept track of your CPU and memory usage, those will drop as well, although less significantly.

Advertisers put your equipment as well as your bandwidth usage to full use, and all for something that I have no desire to see.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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