Should have included this in the post.
I remember reading somewhere that there are processes in place for a patent submitter to deprecate a patent and forcefully render its content public domain. Am I remembering incorrectly? If not, then that would surely be a sign of goodwill as it would render the given content unpatentable.
Unfortunately I can't check this but your logic is correct only if the unit price charged by the electricity company is the same as that which they return to the customer in the case where the customer produced more electricity than they used.
The exploit maps 0x00000000 to userspace using pulseaudio, this prevents the segfault.
That workaround is a myth.
Interesting, testing it with firefox 3.5 on http://www.making-the-web.com/misc/sites-you-visit/nojs/ and http://www.making-the-web.com/misc/sites-you-visit/ it clearly works!
But you are right that it fails to provide protection with firefox 3.0.xx. Not sure about the 3.1 and 3.2 series.
set layout.css.visited_links_enabled to FALSE in about config
This will break (a tiny part of) the layout of sites that use CSS to change the style of links that were visited by the user, but it protects against this problem.
The Moblin 2.0 UI, for instance.
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