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Comment Re:Firefox performance boost (Score 1) 367

I'm not quite sure why it isn't turned on by default.

I use proxies at both home and work. I've used this performance tweak with my online banking sessions at home and I haven't had an issue with it yet.

This tweak was posted for power users to consider. Try it and see what you think. I'm not implying in any way that all users should do this...just those that want to get better performance out of FF.

Comment Re:Firefox performance boost (Score 1) 367

Did you even look at the article?

The concept of Google must be above and beyond both Aunt Sally, Cousin Joe, and quite possibly, yourself.

I simply added a performance tip and your all up in arms about the documentation for it. Start reading and perhaps your find what your looking for.

If you insist on knowing how I found out about "about:config", I was annoyed at web address bar and the search results that it was displaying when I typed an address in. I simply Googled it and wouldn't you believe it! I found a story telling me how to shut off the "browser.urlbar.maxRichResults". It's set to 12 by default. I simply set mine to -1 and it's gone. THAT is how I found out about it.

Aunt Sally, I don't think would ever know or care about it. But, if I said so for her to run it, that would be because she asked me what I run for a browser and I told her it was Firefox and she wanted to run the same thing. As for Cousin Joe, he'd probably start by looking for it. It's not that difficult really.

Comment Firefox performance boost (Score 4, Informative) 367

Try this, Firefox users.

Here's a way to speed up your Firefox and make it MUCH MUCH faster.

1. Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit enter.

2. In the filter field, find and alter the entries as follows:

Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.


Comment Lame... (Score 1) 1079

What the hell!? So this guy likes to work on PCs and has 2 of his own and then they [cops] see him with "unknown machines" and he's committing a crime...!? How lame and yet it's our tax money at work. Unforetunately, (if I'm not mistaken) most campus cops are 'state deputies'. I know this as I challenged one of them before for running a stop sign and getting a ticket for it. $15 for the fine but $18 for the processing. What a bunch of crap! It must have pissed him off enough for him to give me the ticket.

Comment Re:Use a tank (Score 2, Interesting) 112

They do have a vehicle for that. It's called the TIV or Tornado Intercept Vehicle. I live in the Midwest (one of the states mentioned above) and we heard (and saw) that the TIV was passing by last May when a F2 tornado tore through city. If your curious, the vehicle is featured on a show called Storm Chasers on Discovery.

Comment Re:Rather dramatic (Score 1) 356

Yes, I heard that Quebec was pretty bad but you know, planes falling out of the sky would require pilots not paying attention and as for the on-board computers that control our vehicles, heaven forbid, we'd have to ride bicyles... So to recap, pilots will fly manually, we can ride bikes, who cares about your cell phone..that's probably a blessing to most people, there was life before the internet, and landlines...the only person probably crying in their grave would be Pa Bell. Life would really suck, but we'd get thru it.

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