* Posts by illiad

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Sick of Chrome vs Firefox? Check out these 3 NEW browsers

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Re: Great Innovator

the problem with innovation, is you need to keep up the pace, or boldface lie, like some large companies saying their tech is 'latest', when we all know it is 5 years old... this company says we can do 5 meg! another smaller company say that same line will do 20 meg... :)

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Re: A real alternative

built by devs and *looks* it... even more basic than IE!!!

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Re: Turn off images

It rather depend how LARGE the images are and how many of them...

The size of the web page tends to increase depending how large the 'pipe' is... >:(

big website, LOTS of fancy graphics..

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Re: Classic Theme Restorer add-on

nope, not everything.... :(

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Re: El Reg readers would agree with this

'Trying to make "FireFox" and make it appeal to everyone' IS easy enough, if ALL the features can be modified and enhanced by addons , themes, etc...

Now IF Moz produces a 'core' WITHOUT australis, then those that want it, just get the addon --- or of course moz can supply the browser with many addons *already* in, keeping the newbs happy, but also easily *removed* by those that dont want, in preference of a more complex style or usability...

The main beef, is the current version needs about 5 *exra* addons, JUST to bring it back to the state it was in, at V28, with NO addons!!!

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Re: El Reg readers would agree with this

I think mozilla , through its forums, KNOW how much hate there is for australis... Just like opera, they just delete it and say "problems? what problems???" they know that 'new young things' will not even KNOW that it could be much better.... :( :(

Its the same as win 8.. idiot new users love it, it looks so 'playstation' !!! and poor office workers and devs have to learn more ways to manage it...

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yup... I was staunch opera supporter years ago.. I you were there you will know me... :) :)

Its a pity the 'owner' ruined it and the forum for his own strange desires.... :'(

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Re: Pale Moon

I agree it s good.. its australis that forced me to look at it.. has it got t the FULL set of adblock addons working yet??? last time I tried 25, it did not have the right click menu taht FF28 has...

IF you STILL are moaning, and have not learnt, Adblock WILL ALLOW 'GOOD' ADS!!!!

https://adblockplus.org/en/acceptable-ads

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Broadband routers: SOHOpeless and vendors don't care

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Re: OpenWRT?

Yup, he's a nerd and most likely 'just happens' to have those pieces lying about... - nothing to do with 'price' :/

Also, the word 'router' has gone though a lot of 'actual meaning' changes in the last few years... eg..

(yes, this is what the confused PC shop calls them!! :roll:

- 'router' or 'switch' - I forget, one routes packets by IP to the ONE PC it is for, the other just sends the packets to ALL connected PCs..

- ADSL router - can mean ADSL modem, may have ONLY ONE Ethernet output, telephone socket input!! - may have NO modem, you just plug the output of your modem in, and get 5 rj45s out...

- cable router - Its just a splitter for the output of your cable box, for 5 rj45s out...

The next problem with home made, is the ISP going to 'recognise' it, so its services can run properly???

- then again, I guess nerds wont be using the 'awful' premier BB provider, in preference for one of the 'non-consumer ' ones... :)

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Bigfoot now visible in commercial satellite images

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Re: What's the market for this?

It depends whether you want the 'gmap' version - a year ago, if you are lucky, 3 years ago if not!!

Drones are not that expensive, and you can use them more than once!!! :)

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Murky online paedo retreat: The Nether explores the fantasy-reality divide

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Re: "We all accept"

... except some 25 year old wives *look* like 10 year olds, due to their small frame, etc... I know a 30 year old teacher, that is always mistaken for one of her 15 year old pupils!!

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Don't pay for the BBC? Then no Doctor Who for you, I'm afraid

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Re: Devices

all modern TVs have a 'conditional access' slot, so you can get things like UKGOLD etc on your freeview TV...

surely it is simple to use that??

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NO ONE is making money from YouTube, even Google – report

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Re: No one making money from YouTube

yeah, ** youtube ** isnt making money, but the *advertisers* are!! and of course the *star* gets commission!!!!

on most TV, if you mention a product, they send you money for advertising them .. LOL

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Re: No mention of AdBlock in the article

adblock is there before you!! :P :)

Ignorant people please READ this... https://adblockplus.org/en/acceptable-ads

YES, you will be 'let through' if you have decent, silent, non-flashy ads...

oh, and fanboy has a list that STOPS those stupid 'you are using adblock' messages!! LOLOLOL

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Re: The adverts are getting more intrusive

If you are not using Firefox, DO IT NOW!!! or even pale moon, if you are sick of being messed about by stupid 'themes' that cannot be removed... :/

If you are, then you need to download these important apps... :)

just type the below words in the address bar, or get your teen to do it for you... :)

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

then get all the 'lists' from https://www.fanboy.co.nz/

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/yesscript/

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Who uses the Universal Credit system? ALMOST NOBODY, says report

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I guess its as bad as their 'universal jobmatch' website, that looks and acts badly, like something used in 1990... It can only 'save' up to FOUR job descriptions, and even the Sinclair spectrum graphics look 'advanced' by comparison!!! LOLOL

That, and the misguided belief that a user name like 1642 3161 3498 is 'the best one' ... :O :O

text-entry boxes cannot handle &, # or < for some reason????

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HAWKING ALERT: Leave planet Earth, find a new home. Stupid humans

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Re: Flaw

the BIG flaw. ... is WHO is going to build ALL these rockets with WHAT resources and time???

the flaw with "containers full of rocks" is that the container will be melted on re-entry, leaving a lot of smaller rocks that will burn up...

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Re: Intelligence <> sense

the main problem is that 80% of the *world* has the intelligence of a gnat...

and those that are smart enough to realise that it is *possible* to build big space ships, are still stuck in their 'may be possible' theories, a product of reading too much sci fi!!!

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Re: says:

the answer is simple.. money..

and bigger fish.

much bigger publicity exercise, go to mars!

may never happen, but 10 years training hopeful people may get 1 or 2 good astronauts...

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Mozilla's Flash-killer 'Shumway' appears in Firefox nightlies

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Re: I thought that HTML5

....and until ** ALL** browser young and old can patched to 'just do html5' & a cheap easy way of translating SWF for this, then flash will still be needed...

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if you have not been following it, pale moon will now do most FF addons!! :) :) (that includes adblock!)

http://www.palemoon.org/releasenotes.shtml

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Re: welcome with caution...

yup, just like it did years ago... there are too many out there who **hate** the new FF, and 'palemoon' does not do adblock, so many will not touch it...

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Ads! People! love! ads! in! their! apps! Please! use! ours! cries! Yahoo!

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Re: Fuck ads and all who serve them up

Ads do help fund many websites... BUT the secret of not having them blocked, is to make them UNOBTRUSIVE!!!

- NOT flashing

- NOT noisy or blocking what the user is doing.

- NOT (of course!!) rude, racist or any other 'oriible thing....

https://adblockplus.org/en/acceptable-ads

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Boffins grasp Big Knob, get ready to go ALL THE WAY at the LHC proton-punisher

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and someone said " It will not die with a bang, but a whimper " Oh and BTW, 'Hollywood size' bangs are just that, a product of giant quantities of explosive, spread out so that each one happens after the other, as well as a lot of 'post production' editing... If you have seen Mythbusters, they tried blowing up a car, and the most explosion was 'phut!' ... even with gasoline spread all over the car!!

Cue lots of explosive sticks *allover the car* not good enough...

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... and *before* Edwin Hubble spied Andromeda ???

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you dont understand scientists!!! They said there was NO CHANCE of earth-like planets, until they got observable proof they existed!!

they are wishing and hoping for a supersymmetric particle, to answer their cosmic questions - just like you would wish for a special GF!!! :)

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hardon??? I thought you were taking about the latest Nicki minaj video for a mo.... :P :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDZX4ooRsWs

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Interstellar sci-fi WORMS its way into spinning black hole science FACT

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Re: I don't understand

hey dont panic, you need to be einstien or hawking to understand...

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It made $20million profit from 'domestic' (US ??) and box office is almost $672 Million worldwide... :) :)

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=interstellar.htm

'something worthwhile' ??? it rather depends on your outlook, many scifi guys think its worth seeing more than once! :)

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Re: Comment optional

LOL :) the title makes more sense than most, the reg staff like to mess around... :D :D

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Re: The black hole took a bite out of the text...

nope, just brief English... ' I am talking to you *by using* this forum ' or ' I am talking to you in this forum' ..

' I have photos of my holiday ' or ' I have photos of my holiday by using my mobile phone as a camera'

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Cortana to form CIRCLE OF LIFE in Windows 10

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I can see hordes of people compiling 'remove Cortana now!' as we speak.... LOLOLOL

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Google, Amazon 'n' pals fork out for AdBlock Plus 'unblock' – report

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Re: Maybe it's just me

yeah... I guess you dont use youtube or any other flash then??? or are not affected by big flashing ads??

or you just dont do anything except blindly post .. is that you mom calling you??

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Does your mate send smut vids on Facebook? 1. That's a bit weird. 2. It may be malware

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.. you missed out 'tries to get you to install av etc, that you dont want'... :)

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Wheeee! BT preps for FIVE HUNDRED MEGABIT broadband trial

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Re: Can't believe it took 5 posts...

To all those that are moaning 'cant get barely 2mps..' this is the old twisted wire...

FTTP is Fibre To The Premises.. min speed depends on how fast the exchange can do!!

If you *have* to ask, if your super car cannot do more than 30mph, result is disbelief / laughter.. :)

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Top smut site Flashes visitors, leaves behind nasty virus

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Re: Phil W

Ahhh.. the argument *for* ads... Now, if all sites managed their adserver *properly* it would be easy to let their ads through...

BUT!!! many sites use the SAME server as those ugly using it to spread rude, loud, NSFW content!!!

so you block that server, and nice websites get blocked too... and of course you have not bothered to research!! goto https://adblockplus.org/ and you will see the message..

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"Unobtrusive ads aren't being blocked in order to support websites (configurable) "

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Re: Indeed.

Of course, it is the Lusers that are asked 'do you want to open the backdoor so I can ruin you??' they just shout 'TL; DR' and click OK...

If a friend has not put on a good AV, "why? it came with kaspersky!!!"

Virus sez: " ah, kaspersky LOLOL, expired.. let's ruin his day!!! :D :D

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Re: Adblockers?

erm, not if you *USE* that thing above yer eyebrows.... :rolleyes:

At least try it out and see how it works... http://flashblock.mozdev.org/

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Re: Adblock plus is your friend...

No, that will be 'full protection' from those who 'infest' those websites...

hamster is a 'virgin' compared to the other awful sites out there.. some needing a 'hosts' entry to block their malware!!!

you go out with a 'nice' girl, but you still use protection!!!

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Re: Adblockers?

FULL adblock ( get them from https://www.fanboy.co.nz ) three main types, look at the site!! :)

plus element hiding helper for adblock..

flashblock with whitelist

Yesscript is simpler , only blocks what you want..

and DO note, patience and caution helps, dont just press button without looking!!!!!! :O

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Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway

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Re: 1000 years?

rock??? nah, do the research... 'vitreous carbon' - think carbon nano fibre

'stone' has a problem, if you bend it, it breaks...

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Landlines: The tech that just won't die

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Re: Call filtering

you dont have to be a tech wiz or that rich to filter out the nasties...

just search for 'call barring phone' will get many, including this.. :)

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1637753

If you go for the Panasonic, you will get a great quality DECT phone, that will bar 20 numbers! (it looks like your number is 'busy' )

you can set up 'night mode' so that if the number is NOT in your phone book, it will not ring, but will 'light up' and go to voicemail.. If you want to block 'withheld' nums, some models will block those..

Android has 'afirewall' that can customise what happens..

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Firefox 35 stamps out critical bugs

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Re: newtabpage still borked

fix it with.. http://speeddial.uworks.net/

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Re: Have they enabled look like Firefox yet?

shyea, riiiight.... :P :)

HTML is no longer 99% of what makes a webpage...

there's now...

browser detection, to decide what scripts are used

self-modifying code to get around various quirks from bots/ ddos users...

lots of 'temporary' pages, just to set up the scripts, activex, lookup tables...

then tons of google syndication code... and other pageranking sites...

then eventually you get the page, the title *modified* so the dumb user thinks its ok... >:(

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Re: Unrelated

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Re: Unrelated

yep, adobe went kinda mad with feature bloat, and did not add much 'usability' stuff... :(

look for 'PDF-Xchange' - A far smaller, faster and more feature rich FREE editor with a very good multi search capability!

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Re: Loved the picture of the fox in the article

Mozilla has always chosen very different 'mascots' for its browser... the name comes from 'mosiac' and 'godzilla' - the older projects..

I think firefox may well have had military ispiration..

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2013/02/firefox-what-happened-to-clint-eastwoods-soviet-super-fighter-mock-up/

fire = fast and hot

fox = military shorthand for 'missile fired'

though I guess they changed it to something softer...

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Re: Have they enabled look like Firefox yet?

Classic Theme Restorer is good, yes, but a LOT of work for something that does not quite work as quickly and easily as 'just using version 28...' :/

I use tons of extensions to make various browsing tasks easy, and also to make it 'less frightening' for those used to IE... there is SO much removed/missing from australis, it is a battle to find tons of **extra** addons, just to get what a simple version 28 install will give!!

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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BUT!!!!

we are still waiting to see what the **final** will be like!!!!

oh, and WHAT year... 2016???

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MYSTERY RADIO SIGNAL picked up from BEYOND our GALAXY

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"The Sun's daily output"

has gone down a bit, due to no page 3 girl....

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