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Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Hadron, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    And yet the world stands.

    That's again Hollywood like hype.

    Those facilities had insecure systems, out of date, web-facing. Crap design and implementation by third-party contractors working for fourth-party contractors for government-outsourced IT companies. It's incompetence that cannot be solved with technology.

    If you cannot reliably tell something beforehand, it means you (not you specifically) don't understand it. Hence, hype.

    I disdain witchcraft and prophecy like preaching. But then, peace and calm and reason don't sell, I guess.

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  2. elapsed

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    Just give up. The only thing Mrkvonic knows how to do well is contradicting himself.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

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    If that makes you feel better, you're welcome. There's also the ignore option, so you never have to hear the contradictions.
    Mrk
     
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    Mozilla’s Firefox Reality web browser is now available
    September 18, 2018
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/18/mozillas-firefox-reality-web-browser-is-now-available/
     
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    Firefox to support Google's WebP image format for a faster web
    October 5, 2018
    https://www.cnet.com/news/firefox-to-support-googles-webp-image-format-for-a-faster-web/
     
  9. Mrkvonic

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    You know what makes for a fast web - less javascript. Ah well.
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  10. Rasheed187

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    LOL, so true. That's why I love ad-blockers. Web-developers have really ruined the web. I've noticed that sites like cnbc.com and thestreet.com will make browsers use quite a lot of CPU time, even when pages are already loaded! Probably because of those damned scripts.
     
  11. kaljukass

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    Please explain how it works.
    And at the same time, please give some concrete examples.
    It's so interesting, really want to know and use!
     
  12. Mrkvonic

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    It's simple - the more scripts on a page, the more computation is needed, the more time to load pages.
    Pick any page, load it once with js enabled and once with js disabled, and you will see the difference.
    Mrk
     
  13. Stefan Froberg

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    I agree. JS scripts are waste of bandwith and CPU time.

    They also expose you to bigger attack vector because everytime W3C org comes up with some new, oh so essential, "feature" it will have hooks for JavaScript language. Take for example Battery API, totally useless in the actual browser but yet another tracking method (with JavaScript) of course. Or Bluetooth API or any other single damn new API that they try to stuff into browsers.

    New developers love to abuse JS.
    Some might say that the "new" Internet needs JS.

    That's *****. I don't care how many flashy JS-frameworks these youngsters know (I started coding with it in the 1995 BTW, there was no JQuery or other ***** back then) you are doing it wrong if you can't make it work with simple HTML+CSS in the front-end and standard LAMP stack at the backend.
    The cases where one absolutely needs JS are few.
     
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    Firefox Update security audit results published
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    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/10/10/firefox-update-security-audit-results-published/
     
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    Delaying Further Symantec TLS Certificate Distrust
    October 10, 2018
    https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2018/10/10/delaying-further-symantec-tls-certificate-distrust/
     
  16. Rasheed187

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    I can't remember where I read it, but Firefox 63 was supposed to add a lot of WebExtension API's, I wonder if extensions like Classic Theme Restorer and Tab Mix Plus will ever make a comeback. I really hate Mozilla for this, I was forced to switch to Vivaldi. But I would switch back to Firefox if they fixed certain issues.
     
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    https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/mozilla-firefox-esr-consider-extending-windows-xp

    If it's interesting for you, please sign.
    Any sharing in other forums is appreciated.
    TH.
     
  18. Brummelchen

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    pls throw some brain on those poor people...

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    seriously? you expect to force mozilla to rudder back because of a high vulnerable system?
    sorry, that is the biggest lie for you to expect to use a secure system when installing some few pos-ready patches which only scratches the surface?
    another fact is that posready 2009 has EOL 04/2019...
     
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  19. Sampei Nihira

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    I did not promote the petition.

    https://msfn.org/board/topic/177881-mozilla-firefox-52-esr-support-petition/


    I do not expect anything.
    But I certainly will not take away hope from a friend.
    :)
     
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    Understanding users’ wants and needs for linking Cloud Storage providers
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  21. kaljukass

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    Happy birthday to You. How old You Are now?
     
  22. Mrkvonic

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    Not sure I'm following.
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    Yeah, you'll never sell newspapers with peace, calm and reason lol. They just ain't profitable!
     
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    I think a GUI javascript on/off toggle switch should be inbuilt into all browsers.
     
  25. Pharao

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    It won't happen.
    All that junk served via JavaScript and thrown at the consumer is a business model worth hundreds of millions of $$$.
    Now they made even for extension writers such a button that toggles JavaScript globally, impossible.
    No way for WebExtensions to perform such a task globally.

    Besides, most of those present and upcoming APIs meant to identify and fingerprint your device would render useless with active content (JS) disabled.

    Wonder when they will scrap the switch even from the inner settings ("about:config") of the browser.
     
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