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Comment Re:My Plans for Firefox (Score 1) 208 208

Damn, I thought that was just me.

Yes, I know the feeling, when we encounter such a major bug our reaction is: "this must obviously by a problem with my personal setup, there's no way the devs would let such a major flaw unsolved". But well, it's not. This is Firefox and the devs just put the bug aside, don't address it exists, and go on adding video chat and some new icons in the tab bar.

Comment Re:I remember... (Score 2) 208 208

if a tab dies, you'll still close the browser and reopen it, just in case the flaw had affected something else

No we don't, and I've never saw anyone doing that. If a tab crashes you either reload the tab or if you are paranoid you open a new tab and input the address of the crashed tab and move on.

Comment Re:My Plans for Firefox (Score 1) 208 208

I agree in the generality, but like what I've said, there are a lot of people complaining and bug reports about Amazon for a long time now and the devs did absolutely zero. I don't see the point in telling the devs yet again about related problems when they are just plainly ignoring major bugs about the same issue.

Comment Re:My Plans for Firefox (Score 1) 208 208

Seriously, what's the point?

Everyone knows Amazon brings Firefox practically to a halt. Many people also know that Atom GitHub pages crash Firefox. These are know issues for many months and nothing (really, literally nothing) has been done about it by the devs. So, there is really no point to keep filling but reports about this issue when the devs don't even solve those related bugs that they already know that exist for a long time.

Comment Oversimplification of the problem (Score 1) 1307 1307

I see a lot of people telling that the Greeks are lazy and asked for money and now don't want to pay. I also see a lot of people telling that it's all the fault of EU.

Well, the thing is, this is not even the question. This that we are assisting is not about not wanting to pay, it's about a democratic elected government being able to take their own choices on how to pay it.

The EU, IMF want to dictate how the Greek government should run their country in order to get money to pay them back.

Now, look, there are two big reasons why this should be ridiculous to you: 1. If you believe in democracy, the sole prospect that an outside entity should dictate how a democratic elected government should act, it's abhorrent. 2. If you believe in logic, you will see that if the program was very definitely not working so far (and if you check the data you see it didn't work in Portugal and Spain either), then you should think a bit and see that an even worst program is also not going to work

Bottom line, what I see the new Greek government (and please notice that it's a really new government, not one of the Big Center parties that ruled Europe for the past decades) asking, is for time to implement their program and try to get out of the mess the country is in (which is fault of the previous Greek governments, the EU and the IMF).

Comment Firefox usage is going down hard (Score 0) 208 208

I couldn't take it no more. The slowness, the crashing, the halting (Amazon, GitHub Atom pages, etc). So after about 2 years of fighting with Firefox I changed to Chrome about 3 months ago and I didn't look back. Sure Chrome is not perfect, but it's better than Firefox. And that's the deal right now, it comes a point when people finally fed up enough to finally ditch Firefox. Users can only put with a definite amount of bad choices by the devs and Firefox keep making worst and worst choices.

Like me, more and more people are doing the same and Firefox is being relegated to a curiosity, and that's a good thing, it may open the door to a new strong open project that poses a real alternative to Chrome.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers

Comment Re:Moan moan moan (Score 1) 172 172

You know. What you say would actually make sense in a world where Firefox market share remains steady. But in the real word it doesn't, Firefox market share is taking a very hard hit, so it means that no, Firefox it's not the least bad browser, Firefox is actually an worst browser for many people that stopped using it in the past months/couple of years. Myself included.

Comment Re:Oh boy! (Score 1) 172 172

Well, I don't notice and abnormal utilisation of resources with Amazon in Chrome or Safari (OSX). But it's true that I never actively checked for it, I'm just satisfied that it works properly on the usability side in those browsers.

But Amazon it's not the only page giving problems with Firefox for me. The browser would sometimes just crash or halt with certain pages. Mostly disparate pages, but there was another page that gave a lot's of problems with Firefox as well, the GitHub pages of Atom editor packages would very ofter halt the browser and crash it. It's not a page as widely used as Amazon but it's still a page that must have ten of thousands of views a day.

Right now I'm happy with Chrome. What I missed most was tab management from Firefox (an area where Firefox excels), but since I've found the spaces extension for Chrome, I don't miss it that much. All the rest seems a bit snappier and a bit better put together in Chrome.

Comment Re:Oh boy! (Score 5, Interesting) 172 172

This was exactly the reason that gave the final push to ditch Firefox for me as well. Seriously, how can a page that's seen by millions of people everyday - Amazon - bring Firefox to a crawl and the devs instead of fixing the problem keep adding video chat to the bloated thing? It's just insane.

Comment Instead of building thin bendable phones... (Score 2, Insightful) 152 152

Perhaps Apple could build usable phones that actually last a full day on their battery instead of competing for the biggest buzzword of the moment and be able to say: "Look, this is the thinnest phone on the market". It bends easily, it breaks easily, it's got an awful battery, but ei, they can state it's the thinnest phone on the market.

Comment Re:F***sck Uber and others (Score 1) 177 177

You just explained exactly why the users prefer Uber.

Sure, like you said, there are nice taxis therein Poland regulated by the government. And then there are all the other scammers around.

Now, me as a tourist, I land at Krakow airport and I have no clue which is which and I may as well end up in a shitty dirty unregulated cab paying 5x the fare I was suposed to pay and I basically have no way to even complain about it. Or, I can just connect to the airport WiFi, call a Uber driver and be sure to arrive at my destination in an accountable transport that charges me the minimum fare possible for that trip.

Guess which one the users choose.

Comment At ESO with the leading scientist behing Roseta (Score 2) 419 419

Funny enough, just today I was watching a presentation in ESO with one of the leading scientists in this project. And it's a bit more complicated than I thought.

Unlike NASA, ESA never applied this technology, so they can't just use it in space probes. They would have to get in a partnership with NASA or to allow some years for the engineering teams working with them to find out how to use the technology correctly (we are talking about systems with very limiting energy and weight requirements here).

Then, even if they know how to apply it correctly, the probe would be launched using an Ariane taking off from French Guiana and, by French law, any nuclear device transiting in French territory would need to have an express signed order by the French president, allowing it.

I totally agree this is a baseless fear, but now, we are so deep into it that even if we wanted to use a nuclear power source, we would need to do it with great effort.

Comment Mozzila strategy in a nutshel (Score 1) 351 351

Keep adding some features coming from some pet projects of the most vocal developers that a great part of the user base doesn't care... while products that gets bloated, slower and buggy at every interaction. Somehow this doesn't seem like a good business strategy.

Personal experience: Changed to Chrome about 3 months ago... since I learned to live with the definitively less advanced tab management, everything has been better. Much faster and less buggy.

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