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Comment: Re:None of them. (Score 1) 436

by nashv (#47598109) Attached to: Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

I for one would say, the unparalleled sync, multi-core usage binary, sandboxing, lack of Australis(hit), non-clunky interface, official 64-builds that actually have better performance etc. are good arguments. I don't mind using Firefox on my most powerful machine - but it is a major pain on mobile and ULV processor ultrabooks (especially those that depend on multiple cores rather than speed per core).

For a seamless experience across all my machines Chrome is still the best browser out there.

Comment: Will it ever stop? (Score 1) 790

by nashv (#47597477) Attached to: Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

All right, there's been the NSA gaffs already, Julian Assange has talked about it, and Google here even plainly looked through someone's email without a warrant.

What is it going to take for people to stop using Gmail? Why don't people understand that cribbing about a free (as in beer) service is not going to help. You have the choice to stop using it.

Comment: Re:Great for India (Score 2, Insightful) 85

by nashv (#47367039) Attached to: India Launches Five Foreign Satellites

No one was judging a country based on their rocket launching capability. People were appreiciating the efficient and economic rocket launching capability and the efforts that went into developing it. You are one who is doing the judging of an entire country, rather than just the particular achievement reported posted in the article.

As for all the problems you describe as being present in India, as an Indian I thank you for your concern. But seeing as you aren't doing that much to help us solve them, you can keep this list of what is wrong with yourself. We already have that list for the last 60 years.

Comment: Re:Core competency (Score 1) 142

by nashv (#47284199) Attached to: Mozilla Working On a New Website Comment System

are you doing something that really makes you think this matters?

I use Firefox on my desktop. Until I started getting ULV processors for me ultrabooks and such. Firefox tanks there, even with SSDs. So much so that my need to maintain syncing between portables and desktop caused me to abandon Firefox on the desktop too. Australis just encouraged me to ditch it.

So, your condescension aside, I did manage to talk to Firefox developers over IRC and they themselves concede that Electrolysis is not even close to stable and the problem with Firefox being single threaded (which includes the XUL rendering) is just too deeply entrenched to have any easy solutions.

Comment: Core competency (Score 1) 142

by nashv (#47280463) Attached to: Mozilla Working On a New Website Comment System

Well, the core of Firefox was written more than 10 years ago, and while it didn't necessarily have to be that way, the truth is that it has simply not kept up. Just getting Firefox to optimally use a modern multi-core processor is considered a massive effort. It is time for Mozilla to close down Firefox development (like they did with Thunderbird). Or at the very least, fork Chrome - it's been done before and it will give them instant parity with all modern web browsers.

Comment: It doesn't. (Score 4, Insightful) 582

by nashv (#46762045) Attached to: How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

1. Proprietary software could have a million bugs like this. You just wouldn't know it. They do not become less dangerous because they are proprietary, nor do security flaws become more dangerous because they are in open-source code.
2. Open-source software at least has the possibility of being looked at over and over. Proprietary code may be reviewed or not depending on the resources, interest, and monetization capability of that code. A possible review by all relevant coders in the world is always more review than by a limited team of programmers and analysts at one company.
3. The real problem with Heartbleed is the time that passed between code being written and a bug being discovered. That delay exacerbates the security problem. However, there will be some sort of statistical (probably Poissonian or normal) distribution of the time required to catch a bug since introduction into code. As with anything, there are outliers. Heartbleed with its serious and longstanding flaw must be considered an outlier unless shown otherwise. I have not seen evidence that this happens on a regular basis with any software, FOSS or otherwise.

I would appreciate it if future Slashdot discussions were let out through the upper orifice with some maturation period in the brain, rather than through the lower orifice after festering in the colon.

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