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Comment LinuxQuestions = Slackware central (Score 1) 145

Eh, is the de facto Slackware support forum, it just doesn't bear Slackware in the name. I mean, strictly speaking it's a multi-distro forum, but look at the number of posts in each subforum here.

It would be like asking or what their favorite distro is.

Comment Re:So... (Score 4, Informative) 35

> basically the internet providers are snooping on all your traffic

They may or may not, but that's not where copyright violation notices come from. Specialized companies working for the copyright industry monitor public torrent swarms, and simply register the ip addresses that connect to the swarm. Then they send out letters to the ISPs who own the ip addresses, with details of the infringement, and generally the ISP just coughs up your information.

Comment Re:Reality is... (Score 2) 210

> A system shouldn't allow 1000 login attempts to the same account per second.

Cracking passwords generally isn't done by attempting to login, but by hacking into the database, obtaining the password hashes and then running a password cracker on them offline (using a dictionary, rainbow tables and whatnot). Cracking passwords like 1-2-3-4 is almost trivial in this case. "Difficult" passwords are a lot harder to crack this way.

So if you use 1-2-3-4 as a password on several sites, and only one of those sites gets compromised by a hack, your password for all the other sites get exposed.

Comment Re:WTF (Score 1) 348

Sometimes the computer decides to change focus on you in the middle of typing

That is more a Windows problem than a Chrome problem.

Even so, if Windows decides to change focus to another window, it would be to something other than your browser window, so how Chrome handles the backspace in that scenario is irrelevant because it doesn't have the focus anymore.

It's only when you manually change the focus back to Chrome, that you should pay attention that your text box is focused before pressing backspace. If you don't do that, that's just a PEBKAC error in my book.

Comment Re:WTF (Score 1) 348

Do whatever dumb shit makes you happy, but leave us out of it.

How about they leave me and everyone else out of it and don't go breaking people's workflow by changing around default keyboard shortcuts that have worked for decades.

I've lost countless emails to shitty webmail deciding I really need focus somewhere unexpected, and returning me to the login page. It's way past time we got rid of this madness.

I can't remember that ever happening to me.

Comment WTF (Score 5, Interesting) 348

No! I use that feature all the time. Together with vimium, it allows me to navigate while keeping my hands on the keyboard without having to reach for my mouse all the time.

I know alt+left arrow works too, but a chorded keyboard shortcut is a lot less convenient, and I'd still have to move my hand to the arrow cluster instead of staying close to home row.

Comment Re:Well maybe... (Score 1) 500

Comprehensive reading is not your strong point I take it?

This person was already running Windows 10, but then Windows decided on its own that it was time to install some random updates and that this was more important than what the owner of the computer was doing with is computer at the time.

This is bordering on malware practices.

Comment Re:Having used Android, iOS and Windows Phone... (Score 2) 242

> I'm not convinced you have ever used an iOS device. The "flick" you describe works just fine on every version of iOS back to the beginning.

I just checked with my iPad Air 2 running whatever the latest iOS version is at this time, and the scrolling rate on webpages and long lists does indeed appear to be limited to a maximum rate whereas on Android it scrolls as fast as you can flick it, or at least much faster than on iOS (verified on my Nexus 6p and Nexus 7 2013)

It hadn't really occurred to me until now, so I guess it hasn't bothered me either, but the effect is real so there's no point in denying it.

Comment Re: Having used Android, iOS and Windows Phone... (Score 2) 242

It's also not consistent. In some apps it's a button in the top left corner, in others there's a close button in the top right corner or somewhere else, in some apps you have to pinch to close, in some you have to tap outside the window overlay,...

It's totally ridiculous, and it's the one thing that drives me bonkers on my iPad.

Submission + - Mozilla's New Servo Browser Will Be Released in June 2016 (

An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla has announced it is releasing the first alpha versions of its Servo browser this upcoming June. The project uses browser.html for the browser's UI and Rust for the browser's core. There's a similarity between how Microsoft launched Spartan (Edge) and how Mozilla is launching Servo now. While many might think Mozilla is sneakily working on a Firefox replacement, Mozilla has also invested quite a lot in Firefox these days, like WebExtensions and e10s, and it may be more plausible that Servo might slowly be integrated in Firefox to replace Gecko, rather than replace Firefox altogether, like Microsoft did with Edge to IE.

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