* Posts by illiad

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Why Firefox? Because not everybody is a web designer, silly

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Re: Firefox needs to fix basic issues

I am using an offshoot of the firefox source, called PaleMoon.. you will find it VERY familiar to older versions of firefox, with regular updates to keep up with current trends...

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

I find it is NOT the browser, but scripts and flash that take up the memory.. an addon is available to switch on/ off these on demand, removing the problem!! :)

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RE: VicMortimer

well you need to goto the OTHER open source versions of the firefox code... :)

Palemoon is a good one, with good sense, and still supports linux... :)

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Re: I recently ditched Firefox.

If you hate what firefox has done, why not try 'palemoon' , a *users* version of the old thing.. ??

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

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Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

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Re: So? "...writing this for *you* Linux devs"...

Yes, that may be very nice for the 'normal office workers' but what about those who want to get their browser settings going??

eg showing date created/ modified, and little tweaks to IE, needed for proprietary web software to work (yes, upper management are still too paranoid to leave MS.. :( )

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Alert: Using a web ad blocker may identify you – to advertisers

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Re: Corner shop

(why are peeps talking about the coin? this is about the web..)

Most newsagents and small shops have to PAY to process card transactions!!

A lot I know will NOT accept a card for less than £5 ...

THINK about that when you are buying your 50p paper...

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Startup remotely 'bricks' grumpy bloke's IoT car garage door – then hits reverse gear

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Re: not.known@this.address

unless of course, you r timer does not JUST switch it off, but changes the set temperature at a set time of day...

you are jut making a simple system seem complex,...

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Re: re Why do you need the intermediate server, which is just another thing to go wrong?

No, I have an ancient thing called a 'timer' to turn it off for me. very easy to set, for long trips away..

and My timer works on temperature too, so a cold or hot spell, is catered for... :)

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Re: Re:Sounds completely - completely - pointless (heating)

well I have a wireless remote for my heating (independent, not WIFI!) - should get one... :)

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sorry, TL:DR, but FIRST rule of sales support is HELP the customer... Instead of 'cutting him off', and get BAD feedback from all the OTHER customers, he should politely say 'sorry, please call us and we will help you...'

on amazon there is always helpful feedback..:)

I hope they are watching this, while their sales are dropping like a stone.....

Why did he buy it?? people like 'flashy things', and have NO IDEA of the problems they produce... :D

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Web smut seekers take resurgent Ramnit malware from behind

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you do know you can set and REPORT bad sites???

ABP+ updates its filters every day - and a bad report means that ad firm LOSES its revenue...

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and adblockers and antivirus at the ready???? The GOOD AV will also test a website for 'reputation' as well as other nasty things..

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=best%20antivirus

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Plans to force ISPs to filter content branded 'disproportionate'

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Re: What is this long, angled, low friction thing I see before me?

James, your analogy of the go-kart track can be used for 'shocking thing on the internet' as well...

If they can understand that cartoon animation is 'not real' , then they can be taught that most stuff acted on internet is 'not real' too... :)

The meme is Education! Education! Education! and is 1000% more effective than any other.. :)

Your kiddies CAN hear the strange noises coming from the bedroom, and if they are simply told that it is "mommy loving daddy" , the will understand, and it must be reinforced that it is a very private thing, and any films they may see hear of are as 'real' as cartoons... :)

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Pack your bags! NASA spots SEVEN nearby Earth-sized alien worlds

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works now... using palemoon..

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Two words, Mozilla: SPEED! NOW! Quit fiddling and get serious

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Re: Actually...

Chrome may be a 'good browser' BUT that has NO relation to whether it is liked or not!!! :)

It is very like cars, you may love yours, even though it only does 10 miles to the gallon.... :/

also take a closer look at Pale moon, it behaves totally differently than firefox, but that may be due to many websites and AV not recognizing/ hating it...

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Re: Firefox + flash is a bit like banger racing.........

well you know how to stop 'banger racing' crashes'???

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Use only one car, and it is ONLY used once... :P

just like flash block, only the vid you want to watch, is 'active' then you close the page..

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Re: The long term plan

I find it is usually bad scripts and bad flash that causes chrashes and slowdowns... get a good adblock, flashblock, yesscript, noscript....

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you are forgetting Firefox is **open source** , so just get the code, and make your own... Pale moon has done just that, and added a much better graphics core, etc, etc...

Its not just Moz that is suffering C-RI, but their blind geek fans...

If you prefer email to be part of the browser, that seems to be lost due to browser wars...

My self, I would rather they are separate, so if one has problems, the other is safe... :P :)

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Well i HOPE some have heard of these.... NoScript, YesScript, flashstopper / blocker, adblock, toggle animated gifs, Pale Moon... :)

and yes, you can let through 'good ads' :)

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Re: Still using Firefox

CTR may be nice, but does not remove many awful big blocky 'features'... depends if you like going back to 'lo res' graphics or not...:/

I am still running FF28, hacked a lot to stop moz doing stuff I do not want.... :P

when moz brings out a 'bare bones' browser (NO themes, NO Australis, etc, etc...) I might think about using it.. but then the geeks only desire is for SPEED at all costs, even though actually LOOKING at web pages is rather boring, when you can boast about speed... >:(

meanwhile PaleMoon is doing a VERY decent job of making the OLD source into a very good *functional* 64bit browser! :)

Its not for geeks, but for people who want a good browsing experience..

I don't CARE if it takes a few seconds more to load than others, Just like I don't care about owning a supercar, when my trusty old car will take me 50 miles without the back pain that those supercar seats give.. to say nothing about fuel cost!!! :)

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you obviously have not TRIED.... or are one of those people that does not really use the functions of a good browser, just types or pastes in URLs... and moans about how it wont do this/that, when other not so well known ones will do it easily, quickly...

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You want WHO?! Reg readers vote Tom Baker for Doctor 13. Of course

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Re: Paul Darrow...

he like, 75???

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Annoyingly precocious teen who ruined Trek is now an asteroid

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Re: Blame the EU?

well, many people who are taught their first English pick up their accent of their teacher... I know a Portuguese guy that has a thick Scottish accent!!! :)

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and you don't remember 'the traveler' ??????

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IT team sent dirt file to Police as they all bailed from abusive workplace

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Re: An innocent question

The point is, most of the clients customers would have almost zero clue as to how all that stuff got there - like most innocents, they think the internet is magic, and usually hold the highest praise for the great guy that saved their computer/ years of photos/ etc...

and as you know, it just takes a few bits of 'evidence' to *really * sour customer relations...

Consider the recent 'he touched me 30 years ago' trials of superstars later proved innocent... :/

If *everyone* who had fun in the 60's was put in prison, there would be almost no one left outside... LOL

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'Exploding e-cig cost me 7 teeth, burned my face – and broke my sink!'

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Re: Damaged his sink?

" **most** batterys have... " except the cheap ones????

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My fortnight eating Blighty's own human fart-powder

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Re: Where's the IT angle? suck on milky fluid?

well I think the proper age of many here is not 18 months or less...

effective age is another thing... :P :)

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Re: Food is not only sustenance / licking your keyboard

There are plenty of **waterproof** keyboards about... even the new dell ones have HOLES to drain the water out while you run it under the tap|!!!

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All aboard the warship that'll make you Sicker

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Old sailing maxim... It **does not** matter that you are sick and vomit, as long as you do not lose control!! :)

a good sailor does it quickly over the side! :P :P

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Three certainties in life: Death, taxes and the speed of light – wait no, maybe not that last one

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what happens when you travel at the speed of light??? special relativity vid..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgH9KXEQ0YU

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Re: Faster than light

compared to the speed of light, your movements are on the nano scale or smaller...

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Physicists create the world's tiniest magnifying glass to see atomic bonds

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Fix!

well since 'light' is from 400 to 700 nanometer (a billionth of a meter) I guess they must be talking 'baby words' to the press...

ONE nanometer and below is X-rays, then gamma rays..

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World's shortest international flight: now just 21km in 7 minutes

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Re: 66.1kms

Driving??? avoiding idiots on the road, awful traffic, etc, etc... when you could be relaxing in a comfortable seat... :)

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Adblock overlord to Zuckerberg: Lay down your weapons and surrender

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Re: The ultimate ad-blocker

sure wish it was that simple.... :P

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Prime Minister May hints at shaking up Blighty's 'dysfunctional' rural broadband

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Trouble is, what TYPE of fibre??? there was a big ' put fibre in at build time' push, BUT!!! then BT go and change the standard for fibre communication, and find it does not work in 'old' fibre...

cue big rush to stop complaints, and ripping out it all ..... :(

yeah, all these fancy new words sound great, but I have yet to see the 'high speed using copper' to ACTUALLY work... and some actually think 'highspeed' is 10MBPS!!!

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Re: What a pile of poo

Hey if you have a billion EUR, you can do it too!! :) :)

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cost+of+Rosetta+space+probe

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Re: Denial of own figures - here we go again

Yes, businesses will pay large sums of money, for installation and maintenance of their internet.... BUT 'normal people' cannot or will not pay high prices for it....

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Re: Hyperoptic?

Basement????? LOL DO note that 'premises' (Ya know that is what FTTP is? :) ) **includes** ALL of your property, including basements, and ALL floors that are part of it!!!

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Re: good starting point

Virgin Media! If you have ANY sense, you wont get decent broadband on a mobile! :O

Oh, it looks like you are clueless merican... ;?

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Re: Let me be very clear about this...

you are forgetting.... :)

Its a CONFERENCE, where BIG things are said, and they work out later how to do it, and deny they said it if needed!!!!! :D

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Re: Hyperoptic?

There is actually a tech that can transmit internet over the mains electric, but it not that fast, and complicated, so not much interest... :(

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Re: good starting point

Many forget that companies like VM cable etc, DO NOT USE copper phone wire!!!

Its FTTC, then **satellite grade** coax to the home, and further inside, if you ask!! :) :)

then the VM convertor box provides you with a standard phone connector.. :)

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Re: G.fast is a pointless, expensive Cul-De-Sac Technology. Let's make that clear now.

G.fast and other fancy names from BT actually means... We can 'get away with' NOT digging up millions of meters of copper... :/

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Re: good starting point

well he is using 'politician talk' to say ALL, but mean 'MOST' ( and of course that varies from 70% *downwards*... :/ )

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New Brit Hubble analysis finds 2,000 billion galaxies, 10x previous count

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Re: So...

Nope! the background radiation is still there, showing its age...

as for 'mass' , well....

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So. What's North Korea really like?

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Re: Glad I live in the UK...

'a wacked-out former entity with fading infrastructure living on fading victory'

hey the *people* in UK are great, BUT it is the ancient gvmt bureaucracy that has that effect... and the 'house of lords' older guys are similar, lost sight of the 'normal people' , thinking their 'great plan' is what *everyone* wants.. their rich friends only, of course.. :/

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Microsoft drives an Edge between Adobe and the web: Flash ads blocked

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Re: And I thought that was ofcom!

problem is, BT just contracts out many things, and does not bother checking 'quality'... :(

A good range of tools are here... :)

https://www.dslreports.com/tools

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Re: If only

try this!

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/toggle-animated-gifs/

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Re: BBC

BBC is ok on ipad etc, no flash... but not windows! >:(

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OK Google, Alexa, why can't I choose my own safe, er, wake word?

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Re: Not for me ( traffic codes where I live forbid..)

So what awful place do you live??? and if 'you are surrounded by cars' , they will soon slow to a crawl...

either way, it sounds like you are too paranoid to do the above... grow up...

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Re: Slartibartfast Hovercraft

well, 24th century computers are MUCH smarter!!! :)

and note even todays ' Nintendo Wii Console' knows where you are standing! :)

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