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Comment Re:So it's useless in the real world. (Score 4, Informative) 80

<!--[if lte IE8]> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.12.4/jquery.min.js"></script> <![endif]-->
<!--[if !lte IE8]> <!--> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.0.whatever/jquery.min.js"></script> <!-- <![endif]-->

If I typed that correctly then it should give users on IE8 and below jQuery 1, while everyone else gets jQuery 3 even if their browsers don't support conditional comments. Just be sure not to use any functionality that's not in the jQuery 1 version that you use, but that should be easy.

Comment Re:Fuck me.. what next (Score 1) 664

In 2017 you will get into your car and set off to work and find your fucking brake cables have been cut by Microsoft employees because you didn't upgrade to Windows 10.

Your widow later discovers there's actually a provision for them to do that, in the latest revised EULA - one that was carefully printed out by a Microsoft lawyer onto a single sheet of A4 in Redmond on November 9th 2016 and immediately shredded, thereby gaining the consent of every windows user in the world.

Fuck you, you fucking fucks.

After our vehicle upgrade agents spent all night cutting the brake cables from every car in the neighbourhood, people started complaining that their brakes pedals weren't working. So we fixed that problem by sending our agents out again, this time to remove the brake pedals from all the cars, but for some reason people still whined.

Yeah, I don't know why everyone is complaining that we removed the pedal that they were complaining was broken.

It only shows it doesn't matter what we do at this point, the haters are out for blood and won't see reason. Best to ignore them at this point I suppose..

Comment Re:But are their search results as good? (Score 3, Informative) 62

Duckie should be roughly similar to Bing, since that's where it draws its search results. There might be some differences due to the fact that DuckDuckGo prevents Bing from tracking you, which limits how much the search results can be customised for you.

Give it a try - I hear that it works well (Bing has improved immensely since it first appeared). If you aren't happy with the results and prefer Google's, but still want to avoid being tracked, then try using StartPage. It's an anonymous search engine, like DuckDuckGo, but it uses Google to generate search results, which I find to be better.

Comment Re:isnt steam a launcher? (Score 3, Interesting) 119

The statement is "the cross-platform alternative to DirectX 12" - specifically 12, and not DirectX in general. On Windows your options for Mantle-like APIs are currently Vulkan and DirectX 12, i.e. the platform-limited alternative to Vulkan is DirectX 12, and the cross-platform alternative to DirectX 12 is Vulkan. I hope that helps you feel a bit better about the headline.

Comment Re:Wake up, Mozilla morons (Score 5, Informative) 249

Sounds like you want Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR). ESR releases receive a major update only once every 10 months, but still receive the same bugfix and security patches as the regular releases. Also, when you do get updated to a new ESR version, you know that it's one that's already been supported as a regular release for 2 months, so there's very little chance of surprise problems.

The current version is Firefox ESR 38, which was released as ESR on 11 August last year. The next one is ESR 45, coming on 31 May, which will last all the way until 21 March next year.

Hope that helps you.

Comment Re:Holy Cow (Score 1) 249

It's not like they start a new version and then sprint to finish the entire thing and do QA and bugfixes all in 6 weeks. That would be ridiculous. If you look at their release history you see that after starting development on a new version it's 4-5 months before it's ready for release, which is quite a realistic timeframe.

Comment Re:By Design (Score 4, Informative) 188

NoScript is an extension, not a plugin. Those are two completely different kinds of addons. Mozilla's quite particular about that distinction.

Extensions are the things we all know and love, like uBlock, NoScript, GreaseMonkey etc. Plugins are things like Flash, the Java web plugin for running applets, Google Update, Silverlight, and so on. For the most part we really don't need plugins.

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