* Posts by King Jack

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Microsoft ends notifications for Win-Phone 7.5 and 8.0

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Memory

Those of us that can remember more than a week ago will recall M$ track record of abandoned hardware. Retarded 'world releases' that didn't include the world. Remember the Kin? It littered all TV programs as product placement then vanished without a trace. weeks later. M$ enjoys making stuff then shelving it and leaving sheep out of pocket. I predicted M$ phones would die an early death no matter how good they were.

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Open source turns 20 years old, looks to attract normal people

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Re: Normal?

Good point.

In fairness to HIV itself, it isn't too bad, of late (if you ignore the symptoms).

Getting your head chopped off isn't too bad, if you ignore the missing body.

Talk about Stockholm syndrome. Why do fools defend their attackers.

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Death notice: Moore’s Law. 19 April 1965 – 2 January 2018

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Re: Performant is a word now?

performant

adjective

Computing

Functioning well or as expected.

‘a highly performant database which is easy to use’

Origin

Early 19th century (as noun): from perform + -ant; the adjective dates from the 1980s.

From the dictionary. read it some time.

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Re: Absolute tosh!

@ MrChristoph

No scientists have ever made that claim. Science is the quest for knowledge. The more you know the more mysteries you reveal. It is never ending, you never 'know' something with 100% certainty. You need to speak to a real scientist and look up the scientific method. Please name these 'scientists' and give examples of the many times this has happened.

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Take a bow, TalkTalk, Post Office, Vodafone! You win most-whinged-about telcos award

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Engrained stupidity

ISPs/ Telcos could do themselves a big service by not lying and 'stringing customers along'. If something is not working, admit it. Stop the bullshit of turning stuff off for half an hour before you can even log a fault. Why not just log the call, ask the customer to power cycle. If it's not fixed by that, tell the customer it's been passed on to someone who will work on the fault and will call back when fixed. 9/10 this would leave the customer in a better frame of mind and when the fault eventually gets fixed, the impression on the company is positive. The culture of shovelling shit and wasting time is something that need stopping. When a customer leaves it means no possible return for about 2 years or more. You would think retaining happy customers would be the number one priority. But no, the goal is always to get more suckers in then shit on them, rinse and repeat.

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Cortana. Whatever happened to world domination?

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Microsoft make things and then seem to be unsure of what they actually want to do with them

Too true. Take the Kinect, If they had just opened the thing to everyone instead of locking it down, they would be riding high on a new revenue stream. They are more interested in absolute control rather than making things that everyone wants to use because they are good. As it is everything they make is shit and must be avoided at all costs. Spying is the new reason to make anything these days. Ramming stuff down people's throats only works for so long.

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US Congress seizes net neutrality, stuffs it into a bipartisan black hole

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FAIL

They are only bothered now because there is a movement to vote them out. Where was the concern when this shit went down?

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Sky customer dinged for livestreaming pay-per-view boxing to Facebook

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Re: THAT Price for one View?

It commands that price because idiots will pay it. Expect it to increase in the future. If people grew a brain and boycotted being ripped off, prices would fall over night.

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Nvidia: Using cheap GeForce, Titan GPUs in servers? Haha, nope!

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Re: Whats Next?

Well said. I'm just waiting until my toaster tells me that I can't use it to toast teacakes. All this control after sale freakery needs to end.

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Time's up: Grace period for Germany's internet hate speech law ends

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Re: why there are some people determined to induce hate between different people

It is a way of control and recruitment. Get people angry and reason flies out of the window. They pick a side, any side and are willing to do anything for their side to win. As the group grows and gets powerful it becomes appealing to more people, as being on the 'winning' side is good even if the reasons are bad.

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Astroboffins say our Solar System could have – wait, stop, what... the US govt found UFOs?

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Re: Alien UFO's are Real - True / False...

'Whenever I see Giorgio Tsoukalos' stupid head on the History Channel...'

Sadly I have a brother who believes all that crap. I asked him why and he told me it was because it was on the History channel and they were talking about things that happened long ago. It also makes him an expert (in his eyes) at something as he is as thick as two short planks.

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Re: Alien UFO's are Real - True / False...

@ Mystic Megabyte

A True story/s

When I was a child I didn't know what made night and day. So to fill the gap in my knowledge, I invented a sun god. Some mighty being that moves the sun across the sky. I felt smart. No gaps, I know everything. Later I looked up at the moon and thought, 'What makes it change shape and vanish at times?'. So I invented a moon god. I felt so clever, no gaps in my knowledge. Years later I wondered how the telly, fridge and radio worked. I noticed they only worked when plugged into the wall socket. I prodded around and felt the force of god. The god of power! I felt so clever, no gaps in my knowledge. I then wondered how the earth/universe began and the answer jumped out at me. Because I didn't know for sure, I invented a god that must have made everything. I am so clever, no gaps in my knowledge. The question is who made god? So I invented another being.... Every time I don't know the answer to something I invent a god. What is wrong with just saying you don't know? Then researching to find out the real reasons. No supernatural beings needed.

Ignorant folk have been doing that nonsense for centuries and still that thinking is practised today.

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Re: Alien UFO's are Real - True / False...

'Sceptics are put in the position of having to dis-prove all claims' No they are not. If I claim a fantastic thing like, I own a yellow invisible unicorn. It is up to me to prove it and show the evidence. Not for everyone else to disprove it. Taking your logic it means that every god, fairy, leprechaun, orc, bigfoot sighting must be given credence. Stop giving fuel to nutters.

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Ghostery, uBlock lead the anti-track pack

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Ghostery is crap

Had to bin it. The 'Ghost crew' spend too much time fucking things up so that sites break. Got fed up of tinkering with it to fix things. It looks nice, but so does a polished turd. The old Ghostery just worked.

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Irony's lost on old Pope Francis: Pontiff decrees fake news a 'serious sin'

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Re: Hah

You forgot closed books and tax free. That is where the money is.

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Murdoch's Fox empire is set to become a literal Mickey Mouse outfit

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Re: We empower these corps

Sadly you cannot explain that to sheep and sheep's gotta be fleeced.

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Want a new HDMI cable? No? Bad luck. You'll need one for HDMI 2.1

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Re: Desire...

You can get a re-tread on your eyes (Laser Treatment) to give you the ability when straining to spot the difference between 4K and beyond. Only costs a few thousand per eye.

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Abolish the Telly Tax? Fat chance, say MPs at non-binding debate

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Re: Pay-Per-View?

Why should anyone be forced to tell somebody that they don't use their service? Do I tell Tesco or ASDA when I walk into Lidl? The BBC should face reality and make the Licence for their service alone. Just like other businesses out there. Put out a good product or service and customers will come. Extortion is illegal except where the licence in concerned. You should not have to pay not use something. For for the apologists out there. A TV service is not like the NHS, roads or schools. Life would continue without the BBC extortion racket.

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please remind me why to view Sky I have to pay an exorbitant fee AND put up with adverts?

Because Sky knows that idiots will pay. If people used their brains and voted with their wallets Sky would not do it. I find it strange that subscribers can't work that out for themselves.

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Absolute piss-take

I bet the MPs get the TV licence on expenses. So they don't care. How about getting real people to debate the issue.

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Car tax evasion has soared since paper discs scrapped

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Re: would it work?

It used to work...so of course they had to change it. So that they could get even more money buy making the tax non transferable on the sale of the vehicle. I'm glad they are losing money. Governments always want a larger slice.

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Amazon to make multiple Lord of the Rings prequel TV series

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Prequel? Oh no

Prequels always suck. They break the original story because the writers feel the need to include the latest flashy tech in the movie. Characters will have powers they lack in their future and every one will somehow know and bump into everyone they will meet in the future. (films) Why not just write a new tale based on the existing books? I know, that sounds too difficult and it won't make the masses angry pointing out all the errors that will set the internet on fire. Gotta get those flames huge.

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Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons

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Re: What I won't do is compare my ($$$) car to my (free) browser ;-)

Why don't software companies run the same model? Because they have trained the masses to expect change, the more rapid the better (according to them). If something just works then the muppets won't trust it if the version doesn't jump every few months. They expect to throw things away and buy new. In a few years the penny will drop and sanity will return. Stability will be a desirable as will features that are consumer friendly.

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Where hackers haven't directly influenced polls, they've undermined our faith in democracy

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Democracy

The real way democracy works is that you get to vote for someone who lies their asses off and promises things that they will never deliver. Then when in power they take the stance of a dictator who has a job for life and do whatever they like for a few years. When the next election looms they suddenly become caring, they even venture into the real world to influence the mentally challenged with more bullshit. Rinse and repeat.

Fiddling polls makes no odds.

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Hey, you know why it's called the iPhone X? When you see Apple's repair bill, your response will be X-rated

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It's Commerce

In business you charge what you can get any with. Take bottled water, 1000%+ mark up and it sells. iPhones are the same. When idiots wake up to the fact they are being screwed the bubble will burst. The way to avoid that is conditioning. Make the product a must have. Rinse and repeat. Profit.

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BT agrees to cream off less profit from landline-only customers

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Re: Don't worry ....

The practice seems to apply to energy suppliers too. They shit on existing customers and watch them leave only to temp new victims with reduced prices. I know switching is easy-ish but I loathe doing the same tap dance every couple of years. The truth is they are a cartel and fix prices amongst themselves.

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Knock, knock? Oh, no one there? No problem, Amazon will let itself in via your IoT smart lock

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I can see this working

I bet Millennials will be queuing up to be the first to try this so they can boast to their mates on Facebook how cool it is.

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Malware hidden in vid app is so nasty, victims should wipe their Macs

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Re: Sounds familiar

You miss the point. The key word is TROJAN. A program that appears to be one thing but under the surface it is something else.

Past Windows OS were just that, something to launch programs and run the computer nothing more. Windows 10 brings spying to the table. It reports back to mother everything you do, run or type. Just like malware. My 'quotation' was lifted directly from the article with 'Windows 10' inserted. It is malware just like this Mac nasty. It functions the same and reinstalling will not get rid of it.

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Sounds familiar

Windows 10 is a remote-control trojan designed specifically for PC systems. It opens a backdoor granting root-level command-line access to commandeer the computer, and can steal passwords, encryption and VPN keys, and crypto-currencies from infected systems. It can gain access to a victim's cloud account, even if two-factor authentication is used.

And people still use it and defend it.

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Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebook

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Google isn't saying Microsoft security sucks but Chrome for Windows has its own antivirus

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You win the prize

@ ToFab You trust M$ yet in their own T&C they say if they find anything on your machine they don't like they'll report it to the authorities. And do you really believe they won't sell the stuff they take from your computer? How else are they going to make money from slurping? You win the prize of the most gullible person I've seen on this site.

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Microsoft faces Dutch crunch over Windows 10 private data slurp

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Re: "Ga, Nederland"

M$ collect personal data and copy of everything you type into the machine. All your contacts belong to them. That new big thing you've been busy inventing will get copied/stolen by M$ and used in their future products. There isn't a clear trail of breadcrumbs leading back to them that anyone can unravel easily. This is espionage on a global scale and the governments of the world know it and so far have done nothing to put an end to it.

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Lip Service

No government really wants M$ to stop gathering data from its victims. What they want is access to that data. All the talk talk of push button crime solving needs to have copious data on everyone. M$ has provided the means. The only people they want exempted from the slurp are themselves and the rich.

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More and more websites are mining crypto-coins in your browser to pay their bills, line pockets

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Re: As others have already said

@ TrumpSlurp the Troll

It's a bit like the 'Netflix' sub, until everybody wants their cut. Who can afford £100s of pounds a month subs?

If websites charged like some do, most people will just go elsewhere or do without. All this micro-payment stuff is for fools who cannot count beyond ten.

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Footie ballsup: Petition kicks off to fix 'geometrically impossible' street signs

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Bollox

They complain about the ball sign but nobody has come up with a fixed dimension of a football pitch. Stupid game...

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VPN logs helped unmask alleged 'net stalker, say feds

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No one is running any where

HideMyAss had a similar issue a few years back where the gave up a customer to the plod. They are still in business as people have no memory nowadays. PureVPN will carry on as normal. Maybe lower their prices and design a new logo ( likeTalkTalk) and bingo saps will buy in. This is the internet age.

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German Firefox users to test recommendation engine 'a bit like thought-reading'

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Re: Bookmark Lock-In!

@Czrly as mentioned above, Waterfox. It is just like Firefox without the bullshit. Everything works. All your old expired addons work. All your book marks work. You get timely updates with all the spyware removed. Try it.

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Blade Runner 2049: Back to the Future – the movies that showed us what's to come

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Wow....just wow

Yes. the second film continues from the first. The passage of time makes no difference. Hollywood, rather than make something new dig into past films and make sequels. I'm not talking about re-makes but sequels where the next film in the series gets progressively worse and mangles the story. Films used to be stand alone works of art, complete in themselves. Now films are made with sequels in mind.

If this new Blade Runner is any good, (or rakes in a lot of cash) they'll make a 3rd and even a 4th. Every series starts with the first one.

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I don't know anyone who was waiting for a sequel to Blade Runner. This nonsense of making films into series needs to die. That is why films today are shite. They are no more than elongated TV episodes.

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2019: The year that Microsoft quits Surface hardware

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History

M$ have a golden track record of abandoning stuff. I don't see why the Surface should be any different. It is what M$ do. They enjoy shafting people and piss their pants laughing as suckers buy into the next creation.

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BBC Telly Tax petition given new Parliament debate date

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Re: If you have issues with the Telly Tax...

And yet the BBC ran a campaign several years ago pointing out that they made unique programs because of the unique way they are funded. The TV tax is a payment to the BBC, don't believe the spin. If the BBC are so good why don't they go subscription like sky? I mean idiots shell out for Sky crap so why not for the BBC?

People pay for Sky because they want to. People pay the BBC because they have to and are forced to do so under threat of a criminal record. The BBC should put up or shut up. I'll never give the BBC a penny. After the way they discriminate against women (low pay) and shield kiddy fiddlers. They pay millions to key 'talent' and believe they need to win ratings over ITV. They should in competition with nobody.

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If you need to replace anything other than your iPhone 8's battery or display, good luck

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Re: It doesn't matter...

@Teahound Some very good points there but when the wall of thickness (the phone not the user) is reached by then phones will be able to bend. So the race to invisibility will continue. Most users have Stockholm syndrome. They will defended any anti-consumer stunt that is pulled on them. Seal in the battery = good as changing the battery prevents you from buying / renting a new one next year. Remove the headphone jack = Great idea, why else would they pay a kings ransom for rechargeable Bluetooth headphones that will need binning when the battery dies...

Millennials are idiots, I just hope that when their kids rebel the kids adopt common sense and realize that getting screwed on everything is retarded.

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You are the one per cent if you read Firefox's privacy spiels

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deserting the sinking ship..

If you like Firefox but hate all the bullshit it contains, love all your old plugins and would like to continue using them then switch to Waterfox. It is a fork of Firefox with all the crap removed. Switching is seamless. 1. Download load file. 2. Close Firefox. 3. Run Waterfox. Everything is the same, bookmarks remain etc, but no telemetry and your old plugins and themes work.

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Dude who claimed he invented email is told by judge: It's safe to say you didn't invent email

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Binary

I Invented binary. When I tried to sue the world the judge gave me the finger.. the middle one on his right hand.

case closed

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Foxit PDF Reader is well and truly foxed up, but vendor won't patch

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Re: dropped it a few years back

That seems to be a growing trend with all software. Can't wait for this 'trend' to reverse.

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Old Firefox add-ons get 'dead man walking' call

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Waterfox is all you need

Just install Waterfox. All the old stuff will continue to work. The only difference I've noticed is the browser no longer crashes. Firefox is history, bin it now.

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Why do you cry when chopping onions? No, it's not crippling anxiety, it's this weird chemical

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Re: Works with a fork, too.

I keep my onions in the fridge and they taste great and do not rot. They don't stink up the fridge either. I chop onions with a knife and they rarely make me cry. I store the chopped onions in the fridge in an air tight box. Maybe I'm getting old and my eyeballs are hardening or I'm just immune to the gas.

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Uneasy rest the buttocks on the iron throne. Profits plunge 14% at Sky UK and Ireland

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THe Real Reason

The reason why Sky is so expensive is that idiots will pay that price. If people dumped Sky en-mass the prices would tumble to something more reasonable. F1 is locked away and soon to vanish from FTA because idiot 'fans' stump up and pay the leech. If they had simply used their brains and resisted paying, F1 would return to FTA because there is money in it for Sky. Glad to hear they are losing cash. Look forward to the news that they have gone bust.

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Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff

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Re: ABM

Thanks for the WaterFox tip. It does run on Linux.

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