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Comment SMS? (Score 1) 90

Come on Google... It was cool when you get web search or the email and improve it in a way nobody was pushing. But you're talking about improve SMS when since more than 5 years ago we started to use Whatsapp (or Facebook messenger) or whatever. Remind me of the aliens on Simpsons saying they improved our table tennis sport in an electronic way and the result was a game like Pong.

Comment Re:Least effective too (Score 1) 231

You're covering just one side of the problem (virus detection). Let's ignore that Windows Defender is really effective (it's close to the paid alternatives). The other side is about not raise so many false positives. Most of paid AVs raise so many false alarms that average Joe will tend to ignore the alerts or just uninstall the AV at all. Windows Defender, at the end of day, works because it has a good compromise of detection and low false alarms.

Comment Re:You're credible why? (Score 1) 352

What is the relation between a former developer opinion about anti viruses and one of the products of the organization he worked? You're saying that if you don't agree with the memory model of Firefox, the opinion of the former developer is wrong, which is totally unrelated. Attack the message, not the messenger.

Comment This totally breaks the rendering speed. (Score 4, Informative) 766

I agree with the summary. Basically, we have faster engines for rendering for HTML and JS, but the UI is really slow. IE family is the worst in this aspect.

On Firefox (my default browser), a nice boost in tabs rendering is made turning off the tab animation: changing "browser.tabs.animate" to false in about:config.

Comment Re:Maybe we should mimic civil engineering (Score 0) 280

And how they know they building will not fall? That electric structures will remain up? Testing. If I go to any electric company building for larger projects, you'll see a pretty large testing camp. Some stuff running over one year, to make sure they'll not break in the next 5 years. You know any software company that test their software for one year? Even software like a bank, that runs, in some cases, for 40 years. No, QA is not planned, not allowed to run more then 1 week. It's pretty lame.

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