What do you mean? The team that developed Torchlight and which is about to release Torchlight 2 consists of several of the lead designers and artists for Diablo and Diablo2. The Torchlight series is marked by its quality, its innovations (such as adding pets who can run back to town to sell stuff for you), and its $20 price tag, which I find very telling. So I ask, where is the joke?
Um, point of information: Why not use firefox's app tab feature to set those 4 pages to open automatically? Or set them as a group home page, to roughly the same effect? If the reason is that you just don't want to use firefox, that's fine, just please be more open about it.
While I would applaud your effort in supplying that quotation, I would also say that seeing and acknowledging that there is a problem are important first steps to then seeking remedy, just as it is helpful to be able see a crime being committed if you wish to then apprehend the criminal.
I don't think that anyone is going to argue about Vista's steep increase in hardware requirements. However, it has been my experience that Windows 7 does not share those requirements. I have been running it on several XP-era laptops with little or no trouble at all. Granted, I acknowledge that this was only 1 part of your intended argument.
The key there is the couple of years ago. Before about NB 6.1, I think it was(i.e. around 2007), NB was actually pretty slow and buggy. As the NB 6.x cycle has progressed, however, they have made drastic improvements to the whole platform, including adding a pretty darn functional UI editor. Given that, it may just be worth giving it another try. YMMV, of course.
I think there have been previous articles on this, but as I recall, it basically just adds a "pretty please don't track me" line to page requests sent by the browser. Individual websites can then decide to actually pay attention to the line if they want. Also, as it is an advanced feature in Firefox that is disabled by default, you could argue that newbies probably wouldn't even know to turn it on. Granted, that's sort of a security through obscurity argument, so ymmv.