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Comment: Is there an extension that...? (Score 1) 353

by cjellibebi (#49080631) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Most Useful Browser Extensions?

...when you visit a clickbait site such as, blocks all the "you may also be interested in" stuff so that you just see what you came to see and don't get distracted into visiting millions of other "10 signs you are a serial procrastinator, number 5 will turn your underwear into a war-zone" links?

So far, after Googling, I have only been able to find "Anti-Upworthy" which de-sensationalises the language of clickbait headlines, but ideally, I'd like to block the display of "you may also be interested in" stuff. And no, using a .hosts file to block the offending site is not an answer because I don't get to see the original article I came to see.

Comment: I wonder what version we'd actually be at... (Score 1) 270

by cjellibebi (#47209977) Attached to: Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released

My guess is that 5.0[sane] would be around the time they changed the extension system (ca. 10.0[insane]) to take into account the rapid release cycle breaking extensions that relied on a max version number. Internally, I can't off the top of my head think of what changed internally since 10.0[insane], but I'd guess the introduction of Australis (29.0[insane]) would make it 6.0[sane] (unless there was another really major change which would push the sane version number to 7.0 or even 8.0). So FF 30.0[insane] would be 6.1[sane].

Another way of doing it is that the major version number only changes when an ESR is branched off, and the minor version number corresponds to an insane-major-number. So 4->4, 10->5, 17->6, 24->7, so 30.0[insane] would be 7.6[sane].

Perhaps if we can work out what version number Firefox should have, we can encourage disgruntled Firefox users to refer to it by it's sane version, and hope this will catch on.

"If anything can go wrong, it will." -- Edsel Murphy