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Comment Re:One white elephant for sale. (Score 1) 64

Meh. Twitter developers have made numerous significant contributions to open source - AND their stuff actually gets used. Unlike the schlock-tech that Facebook (for instance) has created.

Microsoft or Alphabet could easily do a talent-acquire, get rid of the useless twitter boards, fix filtering and a few outstanding issues with Twitter itself, and repurpose most of the acquired engineers to a more worthwhile task than "twitter infrastructure".

Comment Re:Hmmm (Score 1) 51

Google Play Music ~320kbps. Amazon ~256kbps. Unfortunately, both are NOT variable bit rate. You can get CD-level quality encoding with VBR 256-320kbps.
At least with Amazon, you can buy CD's, and download MP3's immediately; rip to desired bitrate later. I wont be buying any more music through Google Play Music unless lossless is offered as a download option (wavpack, flac, winzip compressed wav's (which is just wavpack)).

Comment Re:Reason? (Score 1) 495

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Comment Re: Shocking! (Score 1) 526

Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance - Slashdot
My own post from two years ago

The other part is satiation, and insulin response. Higher levels of fructose do not trigger a normal insulin response, and while food sweetened with sugar vs HFCS will have a similar caloric value --- you wont "feel" satiated due to the unbalance and irregular insulin response. Thus you are more inclined to continue to consume more.

Coca-cola for example, anywhere else in the world, except the U.S. is made with sugar. You will (should) feel satiated after consuming a bottle of a sugary beverage. Whereas with HFCS you will be more inclined to have another.

This information has been known for more than a decade. This article Consumption of sugars and the regulation of short-term satiety and food intake, is from 2003.

I imagine the Corn Industry lobby has done their best to suppress this information. The corn industry is heavily subsidized in the US, along with Sugar having import tariffs.

Hell, a few years back know their was a campaign to rename HFCS to Corn Sugar --- as HFCS has gotten too much bad press. I think it didn't get past the FDA

Comment Re: Shocking! (Score 1) 526

There are numerous studies on this. HFCS is imbalanced, and invariably doesn't trigger the same biological response that sugar does.
Leading to diabetes and other health issues.

You can even do this yourself. When you think you are hungry|thirsty, drink a bottle of Coke that is made anywhere in the world, except USA. e.g. Mexican or Canadian coke. You will feel satiated.
The next time you feel hungry|thirsty, drink a bottle of Americanized HFCS Coke. You will probably be able to drink 2 or more.

Comment Re:uMatrix + uBlock (Score 1) 208

uMatrix can only Allow|Deny a resource by its domain and type (css, image, xss, etc).
Whereas uBlock can block|allow based on the resource's partial path|name|regex.

Both will be needed in order to have an exception for a given resource - where the exception (with uBlock) can be either a partial|full url path or regex.
For Instance, if you need to:

1) Block All Scripts on a domain (uMatrix), but allow one|some (uBlock).
2) Allow All Scripts on a domain (uMatrix), but block one|some (uBlock).

uMatrix is much more efficient at its job (out of the box, without any subscriptions) than ANY of the other "Ad-Blockers" incl. uBlock.
To use both, effectively, you will want to not subscribe to blocklists on uBlock either. I believe Gorhill says it best:

gorhill commented on Nov 1, 2014

There are significant differences aside the ones you mention.

Matrix-based filtering and its inheritance model (cell/rows/columns/scopes) can't be obtain with uBlock. uBlock follows ABP-filtering semantic, which is very simple:

Allow everything
Unless there is a matching block filter
Unless there is a matching allow filter

Then it stops there. You can't override beyond this.

There is no such restriction with matrix-filtering, it is fully hierarchical with no limit, and since it's written from the ground up this way, it far more efficient than pattern-based filtering. However, a higher granularity can be obtained with pattern-based filtering. So they complement each other in a way.

But a majority of users just want an install and forget blocker, and this is uBlock. Power users however like to be fully informed about what web pages do, and be able to act on that information with a tool that makes it all easy, this is uMatrix.

Just like RequestPolicy can't fully replace Adblock Plus and vice versa, and using one doesn't prevent using the other.

Although, if Gorhill really believes uMatrix is for power users, it doesn't make much sense to me why he's denied the capability (and all similiar requests on GitHub) of uMatrix to Allow/Deny specific resources by url|regex|name... as eventually you will need to do so, and you can't with uMatrix.

Comment Re:More details on the Bugs (Score 1) 208

1. Australis enables you to have the Old-UI. Australis enables you to have a dozen extension toolbars if you want them. Australis enables you to specify *exactly* how you want the UI to appear.
2. Your opinion? FF definitely uses less memory now (V49) than it did for V30+.
3. Memory use as needed. Firefox is the only browser that can open hundred(s) of tabs like Opera used to - but even classic Opera can't do that any longer as it chokes on modern image sizes.
4. No Comment, I use Opera on Android, when I infrequently need to browse to a page.

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