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+ - Firefox takes the performance crown from Chrome

Submitted by diegocg
diegocg (1680514) writes "Recent browser benchmarks are showing surprising results: in "a geometric mean of all four performance-based categories: Wait Times, JavaScript/DOM, HTML5/CSS3, and Hardware Acceleration", Firefox 22 "pulls off an upset, replacing the long-time performance champion Google Chrome 27 as the new speed king" (other browsers benchmarked were IE10, Opera 12, and Opera Next). With these results, and Firefox developers focusing in fixing the UI sluggishness, can this be the start of a Firefox comeback, after years of slow market share decline?."
Idle

+ - Samurai sword-wielding man aids woman being attacked->

Submitted by ekimd
ekimd (968058) writes "A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack by a man who had been stalking her. A fourth-degree black belt in the Kishindo form of martial arts, Hendrix owns a collection of swords and weapons that he trains with. "Some people have bats they go to," said Hendrix. "I have my sword.""
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Comment: Re:I thought I disabled ads. (Score 3, Informative) 304

by ekimd (#40827449) Attached to: How Intuit Manages 10 Million Lines of Code
Bologna. I've been using Gnucash for years on a sizable business with no problem. I'm also very familiar with QuickBooks (I worked as a staff accountant for several years). Sure, there's a lot that quickbooks can do that Gnucash can't, but there's nothing fundamentally missing from Gnucash to prevent someone from using it for business purposes. If FOSS means anything to you, Gnucash is the only way to go.
Linux

+ - Fedora 17 Released

Submitted by ekimd
ekimd (968058) writes "Fedora 17 aka "Beefy Miracle" is released. Some of the major features include: ext4 with >16TB filesystems, dynamic firewall configuration, automatic multi-seat, and more. Major software updates include Gnome 3.4, GIMP 2.8, and GCC 4.7. The full feature list can be found here.

Personally, I still find Gnome 3 to be an "unholy mess" so I'm loving XFCE with Openbox."
Science

+ - The more science you know, the less worried you are about climate->

Submitted by infodragon
infodragon (38608) writes "A US government-funded survey has found that Americans with higher levels of scientific and mathematical knowledge are more skeptical regarding the dangers of climate change than their more poorly educated fellow citizens...
Thus it is, according to the assembled profs, that the US government should seek to fund a communication strategy on climate change which is not focused on sound scientific information."

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