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Comment Re:How about speed and RAM usage fixes? (Score 3, Informative) 81

The same goes for memory usage. I wouldn't say that Chrome is as much of a winner here, but it isn't unusual for me to look at top or some other process manager and seeing Firefox with many gigabytes of resident memory. Yeah, RAM is "cheap" these days, but that doesn't mean I want it to be wasted. Browsing Slashdot and a few other web sites shouldn't lead to gigabyte after gigabyte of memory being consumed!

At least on Windows, the memory and CPU usage is somewhat difficult to compare due to the Chrome being in lots of smallish chunks, but based on my own anecdotal experience, Chrome keeps chugging quite a bit of memory and plenty of CPU per process after a while, so when you count all the processes together, Firefox is often using less CPU and about the same amount of memory than Chrome. I do use the Chrome dev tools more (better source view), but closing them does not seem to help at all.

Comment Re:Because Use Cases (Score 1) 766

Even reloading 100+ tabs from the source sites on starting a browser with saved state is STUPID. All the tabs except the active one should just contain a pointer to the source site on startup. Then they can be updated one by one as they are revisited.

Not sure if this is caused by Tree Style Tab extension, but my Firefox loads the content after restarting the browser for only the tabs switched into. Or maybe the actual content is loaded (as memory usage seems to go up with tabs), but at least it is not activated and will not use cpu cycles before visited.

Comment Re:Bad is better than Worst (Score 1) 416

Everyone I know who does business on the mainland (including Hong Kongers) uses a VPN.

People I've discussed with have had problems at home, such as VPN connections getting blocked, at workplaces things usually did work. When I visited, a couple of years ago admittedly, the VPN to my workplace I was using at a local residence worked for one day, then stopped working, and the same happened to my secondary VPN as well, in half a day.

Comment Re:Quit blowing smoke! (Score 1) 667

You forgot to include dates to those tweets. Let me help:

No. I did not forget. I was answering to message that stated that he had never done such a thing. I included the links to the actual sources.

It looks like you ended up forgetting to include the actual dates you were going to help me with. 6 Nov 2012 and 28 Dec 2013. There was over year between them. So, say, not something quick and stupid repeated within a month or so.

"I think there is some connectivity. Some, something. It depends on how much"

Pity you forgot to source the quote.

Apparently he was asked about the human effect. So. Some, something, depends on how much. And we know how much he thinks that is.

Comment Re:Quit blowing smoke! (Score 5, Informative) 667

No. That's a lie. He never said that.

Right...

"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."

https://twitter.com/realdonald...

and

"We should be focused on clean and beautiful air-not expensive and business closing GLOBAL WARMING-a total hoax!"

https://twitter.com/realdonald...

Comment Re:Don't read political spin, it makes you stupid. (Score 1) 469

The discussion in this sub-thread is "don't read political spin, it makes you stupid".

Indeed. And Newsweek ('some obscure paper' as you said.), had an interesting article that goes against the political spin you quoted. It is not only reporters who spin. One might even spin in the comments, inventing opponents for other commenters. I sincerely wish that Trump does well. And I really really wish he will have reliable information sources.

Besides, I don't see how anyone can credit Trump with being smart enough to pull off some grand conspiracy to coordinate with the Russians. From what I can tell he's too dumb to make toast.

I guess I don't read enough tinfoil stuff as this is the first time I've seen even a mention about some grand conspiracy. His intelligence I have seen questioned.

Of course Newsweek isn't what it used to be, but the article is interesting.

Comment Re:surprise surprise (Score 1) 469

If there was something malicious going on, do you think they would really be out advertising it? Idiot.

Of course Russia is going to want to reach out to the likely president-elect of the United States of America in order to start a working relationship.

At least they seem to advertise some of it.

The Guardian:

Markov also said it would mean less American backing for “the terroristic junta in Ukraine”. He denied allegations of Russian interference in the election, but said “maybe we helped a bit with WikiLeaks.”

Comment Re:We know better than you (Score 1) 675

I meant modular as in built-in but still a replaceable module. You know, the way the DVD drive is on your desktop, or the harddrive

Not just desktops. I took out the expansion slot DVD drive from my Lenovo and replaced it with additional battery. No idea if the newer models have this, but I very much approved this possibility.

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