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Comment I don't have those problems (Score 1) 766

Stop trying to surf the web with your toaster.

But seriously, I expect the answer to performance issues has something to do with pleasing the people who complain about browser memory usage. If you open 15 web pages with tons of graphics and videos and whatever they're going to use a lot of memory. If your computer can't handle it all, something is going to give, and a performance hit has to happen SOMEWHERE as a part of that.

When you open that photo, you're ONLY opening the photo. Easy. When you open a web page with the photo on it, you're downloading the file from the server, caching it on your local hard disk as well as in memory, loading the whole web page and all included files including scripts, not just a single image. The image viewer knows how to scale images fast because that is what it is designed to do. Your browser does as well but it wasn't designed to scale images for any specific purpose so it can't assume, for example, that the image won't be overlayed or it won't have an imagemap for interactivity or any number of things.

Comment Re:As a developer. (Score 1) 309

1. When all browsers do it, and it's not a standard, should you ignore it? I would say no. From a developer's perspective, you should reasonably try to support these things. This could also potentially be an accessibility issue... if the browser sees a page of content as different than how your web page sees it, I suppose there could be some sort of issue there.

2. OK, but the space bar scroll hasn't changed in that time.

3. You can scroll by page with the mouse by clicking on the scrollbar track. It's not just the keyboard that can do it.

4. I still find when scrolling through very large documents it's far easier on me to scroll by a page at a time to navigate faster.

Comment Re:Dirty COW (Score 1) 108

Google had already finalized the latest security update when Dirty COW was discovered. December's update will be their first chance to patch it.

Furthermore given Android is an open platform ANYONE can develop for it, and this isn't Google's code at fault here. This is just a case of getting what you pay for when you buy a low-end Android phone that was made without adequate code review or security testing.

Comment Re:Can't even match Cygwin (Score 1) 163

Cygwin sometimes throws the strangest errors, and when searching for info I find lots of dev comments on how support for various things that don't exist natively in Windows often had to be hacked together and doesn't always quite work. Cygwin is a giant hack, and while it's a hack that for the most park works quite nicely, I am glad to see MS take a stab at it.

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