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Comment: Re:48GB of ram? (Score 2) 56

by gstoddart (#48933773) Attached to: Mozilla Dusts Off Old Servers, Lights Up Tor Relays

Honestly, lately I find Firefox to be more of a memory pig than Chrome ... as of the last update to Firefox grows to using 2GB of RAM after a few hours, instead of staying under 1GB after several days.

Because every developer apparently feels that all of my memory is there for just them.

Yeah, Mozilla, I'm looking at you guys -- that's just sloppy.

Comment: Re:LOL ... what? (Score 5, Funny) 56

by gstoddart (#48933695) Attached to: Mozilla Dusts Off Old Servers, Lights Up Tor Relays

Ah, but it comes with a catch. These are Mozilla servers.The AX (Administrator Experience) team has made regular improvements to them every month. As of this writing, the case has been modified so that it has no front-panel status display (not even a status bar of LEDs to show temperature and system load), and the case has been modified so that the power button is operated by a foot pedal, and next week the fiber/ethernet ports will be covered over with a 2-inch thick layer of beautifully minimalistic white epoxy laboriously hand-polished to a glossy sheen.

*bites lip* Oh, keep talking nerdy to me.

Comment: Re:LOL (Score 3, Informative) 83

by gstoddart (#48932363) Attached to: Canada Upholds Net Neutrality Rules In Wireless TV Case

Now, let's take the contrary to your position:

The wireless provider is no longer allowed to treat their own subscription offering as being different from, say, Netflix by pretending data which they're sending you is magically different than any other data -- which prevents them from undercutting other services by making those services artificially more expensive.

This basically allowed them to make competition obsolete by giving themselves an exemption, and treat their data packets as special.

This didn't help consumers, or competition ... it helped them get an unfair leg up because they own the network and could cheat.

Do you think people are well served when a company can undercut competition by rigging the system?

Comment: Re:Well I guess it's a good thing... (Score 1) 189

by gstoddart (#48928503) Attached to: Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites

Leech.

Let's be clear here ... fuck yeah.

I don't surf little private vanity sites, I hit major news agencies, and sites owned by large corporations.

Let me be perfectly clear: I don't give a crap about the revenue of large corporations. Not now, not ever.

You think I should give a shit if Dice gets ad revenue? Or cnn? or google? Or Microsoft? Of Ziff Davis? Or Facebook? Or Twitter?

Fuck that.

Comment: Re:Well I guess it's a good thing... (Score 3, Insightful) 189

by gstoddart (#48928491) Attached to: Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites

They don't owe me a damned thing, and I don't owe them anything -- but until they find a technology solution to stop me, too damned bad.

I'm still going to block as many advertising and analytics companies as I can, using as many plugins as I can find. In every browser I use.

The sites I read aren't in any danger of going under because I don't give them ad views -- and even if they were, I still don't trust the companies involved.

But blocking Facebook and Twitter and the big ad/a analytics companies? If you think I give a crap about that, you're sadly mistaken.

So you go ahead and be a well behaved little consumer, me, I'll continue to not give a crap about the revenue of large corporations.

Comment: Re:Well I guess it's a good thing... (Score 5, Insightful) 189

by gstoddart (#48928167) Attached to: Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites

I'm curious... At this point do we just expect everything to be 100% free? Or do we think money fairies give companies the capital to pay for bandwidth and processing power?

Hey, there will always be people who don't block ads. Some sites have subscriptions, which people are free to use.

But the reality is, most sites with ads are infested with literally dozens of third party crapware, places which sideload junk into your system (specifically through crap like Flash), and which want to collect collate and sell your private information.

I will allow a site which serves its own advertising to show ads as long as they're not overly intrusive. But doubleclick, discus, scrorecard reasearch, quantcast, facebook, twitter -- and literally hundreds of other shit sites I have no interest in, well -- that's not my problem.

I'm visiting your website. Unless you lock me out via subscription (in which case I'll ignore your site), I do not owe you ad revenue, and I sure as shit don't owe the 20 other sites embedded in your website anything.

Honestly, if you eventually go out of business ... that is not my problem. Protecting myself from marketers and malware is my problem, and quite frankly, Flash gets reported as loading up malware pretty regularly. I've treated it as malware for over a decade now.

But let's not act like I owe you something. And let's certainly not act like just because you collect your money from a bunch of shady assholes that I owe them anything.

Comment: Re:Wait... (Score 1) 134

by gstoddart (#48926747) Attached to: The American App Economy Is Now "Bigger Than Hollywood"

Do I get counted as an astronaut as I'm waiting for NASA to call me up? Or as a porn star in case one of the starlets decides she wants a hunka hunka burning nerd for a quicky?

Does wishing you had another job cause you to count towards the statistics of that job?

I honestly don't think "wannabee" counts towards these things. :-P

There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. -- Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923

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