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Comment Re:Never mind run Chrome extensions... (Score 1) 152

It's not been my main browser for years, but I use linux and Mozilla said they were primarily targeting Windows with Firefox... so that maybe explains why it's always been kind of slow on my Ubuntu anyway.

But I do welcome this news. I've only ever really "played" with extension development, but Firefox was always much harder to work with than Chrome, not least because a lot of the documentation seemed to be out of date. I seem to recall the Firefox extension tutorial/example thing used the status bar... that had been removed a long long time before.

Also, I suspect Firefox will need this because I seem to recall hearing that Microsoft Chrome^H^H^H^H^H^HEdge was going to support Chrome extensions. At that point, MS-Edge would, for most users, be superior to Firefox.

Comment Re: WordPress is a security problem (Score 1) 51

I have a dev WordPress install running on localhost which hasn't been updated in a while - I just tried that site, and I get a page saying something like "site maintenance being performed - please try again in a minute", and sure enough, it worked shortly after.

I got an email from it saying it had updated to 4.2.4, but that 4.3 was also now available.

So it seems minor updates get auto-updated, but not major updates. Which is fair enough... but I don't know how long older releases get security patches for.

Comment Re:Dubious assumptions are dubious (Score 1) 307

It infuriates me. I wish that rather than completely switching the lights off, they just turned them off at say 10pm, 10:30, 11, 11:30, 12... take your pick, but it would at least benefit many people earlier in the evening, and that would still be a saving of > 50% over leaving them on all night.

Comment Re:Do they charge patent royalties for Windows Pho (Score 1) 103

What I don't get about FAT32 is, if (say) I reverse engineered it and created my own code to read/write it, isn't that totally legal? And fair? And pretty much the same as we've been doing with legacy Office (.doc/.xls) files for years?

So is it that they're claiming some kind of patent on something "special" that FAT32 does? And presumably they couldn't/didn't do the same with Office because everything it does it pretty much just like any other office suite?

Comment Re:YouTube? Srsly? (Score 1) 157

A zoom into a fractal stored as a 16-minute YouTube video must be the least efficient way to store an equation. If only there was some sort of a 'fractal compression' method.

Plus, the article states that they only zoom in by a Google squared... presumably because Google set that limit for YouTube.

Biology grows on you.