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2012-06-02 05:47:35 PM
On the other hand, if you were using Chrome you could have finished reading the article by now. Plus three Robert Jordan novels, an essay by Richard Dawkins, the collected works of Tolstoy, and the entire Wikipedia.

But you can tab back to Firefox now. I think it's done loading.
 
2012-06-02 05:48:06 PM
I merged my FF, Chrome, IE, and Opera executables into a master browser.

Now I power-browse the web with a browserstein that is better than what anyone who posts below me uses.
 
2012-06-02 06:03:24 PM
I've been switching between all three (because really, fark opera) and can't really see a difference any more.
 
2012-06-02 06:04:37 PM
Meh. Who gives a shiat, anyway?

Although, for the record, I'll stick with the one which isn't created by a company that profits by tracking your browsing information.
 
2012-06-02 06:25:26 PM

fickle floridian: On the other hand, if you were using Chrome you could have finished reading the article by now. Plus three Robert Jordan novels, an essay by Richard Dawkins, the collected works of Tolstoy, and the entire Wikipedia.

But you can tab back to Firefox now. I think it's done loading.


Look. I'm using Chrome right now, but your comparison is far beyond hyperbole.
 
2012-06-02 06:35:14 PM

kingoomieiii: fickle floridian: On the other hand, if you were using Chrome you could have finished reading the article by now. Plus three Robert Jordan novels, an essay by Richard Dawkins, the collected works of Tolstoy, and the entire Wikipedia.

But you can tab back to Firefox now. I think it's done loading.

Look. I'm using Chrome right now, but your comparison is far beyond hyperbole.


Of course it is. If the average adult male began to read a Robert Jordan novel right now, and only took breaks for sleep or food, he would be finished sometime in the year 2050. So nobody has time to read three of them.
 
2012-06-02 06:37:22 PM
Safari FTW
 
2012-06-02 06:40:43 PM
I don't even OWN an internet!
 
2012-06-02 06:48:03 PM

cman: Safari FTW


Yup.

Chrome is my dedicated browser for Facebook--I use it for FB and only for FB (that's what "dedicated" means).

Safari for pretty much everything else.
 
2012-06-02 06:57:22 PM

fickle floridian: On the other hand, if you were using Chrome you could have finished reading the article by now. Plus three Robert Jordan novels, an essay by Richard Dawkins, the collected works of Tolstoy, and the entire Wikipedia.

But you can tab back to Firefox now. I think it's done loading.


this

and firefox has seen its day
google's world domination continues unabated
 
2012-06-02 07:56:24 PM

RobertBruce: I've been switching between all three (because really, fark opera) and can't really see a difference any more.


You know, I'm not sure I'd ever want to see a fark opera.
 
2012-06-02 08:08:47 PM
The metric firm changed the numbers again? I was just getting used to decimalization and metric numbers. Not to mention the old imperial numbers which were base 2, 3, 8, 10, 12, 15, 60 and so forth.

Does anybody have any idea how many gills there are to a perch? How many gallons there are in a hogshead of butter, a hogshead of wine and a hogshead of salt pork? What the Hell is a firkin?

What kind of numbers are we using now? I hope they're not illegal numbers. You can get in serious trouble if you know those ones.
 
2012-06-02 08:11:13 PM

fickle floridian: On the other hand, if you were using Chrome you could have finished reading the article by now. Plus three Robert Jordan novels, an essay by Richard Dawkins, the collected works of Tolstoy, and the entire Wikipedia.

But you can tab back to Firefox now. I think it's done loading.


It may be fast, but I'm constantly annoyed it for one damn thing or another.
 
2012-06-02 08:11:59 PM

mat catastrophe: fickle floridian: On the other hand, if you were using Chrome you could have finished reading the article by now. Plus three Robert Jordan novels, an essay by Richard Dawkins, the collected works of Tolstoy, and the entire Wikipedia.

But you can tab back to Firefox now. I think it's done loading.

It may be fast, but I'm constantly annoyed it for one damn thing or another.


See? It ate a word right out of the middle of my damn comment.
 
2012-06-02 08:19:52 PM

GreenAdder: kingoomieiii: fickle floridian: On the other hand, if you were using Chrome you could have finished reading the article by now. Plus three Robert Jordan novels, an essay by Richard Dawkins, the collected works of Tolstoy, and the entire Wikipedia.

But you can tab back to Firefox now. I think it's done loading.

Look. I'm using Chrome right now, but your comparison is far beyond hyperbole.

Of course it is. If the average adult male began to read a Robert Jordan novel right now, and only took breaks for sleep or food, he would be finished sometime in the year 2050. So nobody has time to read three of them.


What kind of retard is the "average adult male" that it would take them ~38 years to read a book that is less than 1000 pages. Seriously, every one of his Wheel of Time books is only about 600-700 pages long.
 
2012-06-02 08:39:15 PM
I was shot point-blank with an armor piercing round. Luckily I had a Robert Jordan novel in my pocket....
 
2012-06-02 08:40:07 PM
I want to like safari, but every time youtube gets just a little uppity, it freezes the entire browser. I hate using flash on a mac. At least with chrome it only screws with a tab, and still lets me kill said tab gracefully.

As for opera, my android and blackberry friends love/need it. Especially the blackberry users.
 
2012-06-02 08:41:18 PM

SoothinglyDeranged: What kind of retard is the "average adult male" that it would take them ~38 years to read a book that is less than 1000 pages. Seriously, every one of his Wheel of Time books is only about 600-700 pages long.


Psst. They're making a joke.
 
2012-06-02 08:41:33 PM

mentaluproar: I want to like safari, but every time youtube gets just a little uppity, it freezes the entire browser.


Uppity?
 
2012-06-02 08:54:08 PM
Chrome is a coont. It has this weird thing about DNS (no it's not that DNS malware the government is propping up temp) where it just acts like you're network died.. If I watch a youtube video long enough.. Blewp.. Every page is unreachable. But can load firefox up and browse the web just fine. Chrome requires shutting down.
 
2012-06-02 08:55:44 PM

styckx: Chrome is a coont. It has this weird thing about DNS (no it's not that DNS malware the government is propping up temp) where it just acts like you're network died.. If I watch a youtube video long enough.. Blewp.. Every page is unreachable. But can load firefox up and browse the web just fine. Chrome requires shutting down.


What is your OS?
 
2012-06-02 08:56:12 PM

brantgoose: How many gallons there are in a hogshead of butter, a hogshead of wine and a hogshead of salt pork


363 imperial/ 435 American. Geesh, what kind of Hell-benighted place did you grow up where no one taught you that?
 
2012-06-02 08:57:11 PM

cman: mentaluproar: I want to like safari, but every time youtube gets just a little uppity, it freezes the entire browser.

Uppity?


The YouTube is near!
 
2012-06-02 08:57:41 PM

cman: mentaluproar: I want to like safari, but every time youtube gets just a little uppity, it freezes the entire browser.

Uppity?


Somewhere between pissy and raging.
 
2012-06-02 08:58:27 PM

cman: styckx: Chrome is a coont. It has this weird thing about DNS (no it's not that DNS malware the government is propping up temp) where it just acts like you're network died.. If I watch a youtube video long enough.. Blewp.. Every page is unreachable. But can load firefox up and browse the web just fine. Chrome requires shutting down.

What is your OS?


Win7 64
 
2012-06-02 08:59:59 PM

SoothinglyDeranged: What kind of retard is the "average adult male" that it would take them ~38 years to read a book that is less than 1000 pages.


Because it only takes about 200 pages to realize this farker just will not get to the point and plans to prattle on for simply ages. Thus you put the book down and go do something useful with your life, like baby-murder. When you get totally bored with everything else, you go back, pick the book up, start reading again, realize why you decided nappie-cide was preferable and totter off to slit your own throat rather than finish it
 
2012-06-02 09:01:59 PM

styckx: cman: styckx: Chrome is a coont. It has this weird thing about DNS (no it's not that DNS malware the government is propping up temp) where it just acts like you're network died.. If I watch a youtube video long enough.. Blewp.. Every page is unreachable. But can load firefox up and browse the web just fine. Chrome requires shutting down.

What is your OS?

Win7 64


Huh

Chrome should work with no hiccups. But of course, not every computer is created equal.
 
2012-06-02 09:04:19 PM

cman: styckx: cman: styckx: Chrome is a coont. It has this weird thing about DNS (no it's not that DNS malware the government is propping up temp) where it just acts like you're network died.. If I watch a youtube video long enough.. Blewp.. Every page is unreachable. But can load firefox up and browse the web just fine. Chrome requires shutting down.

What is your OS?

Win7 64

Huh

Chrome should work with no hiccups. But of course, not every computer is created equal.


It's quite a common problem and I gave up trying to fix it. Link
 
2012-06-02 09:09:17 PM

cman: styckx: cman: styckx: Chrome is a coont. It has this weird thing about DNS (no it's not that DNS malware the government is propping up temp) where it just acts like you're network died.. If I watch a youtube video long enough.. Blewp.. Every page is unreachable. But can load firefox up and browse the web just fine. Chrome requires shutting down.

What is your OS?

Win7 64

Huh

Chrome should work with no hiccups. But of course, not every computer is created equal.


FarkTech requires more details. What antivirus are you using? Are there any tranny porn folders on your desktop? How much ram? What about the router? Have you run hitman? What about wallpaper? Is it steamy enough to keep the computer from going to sleep? Have you installed all the recent updates? Have you updated your updates? What implement have you used to threaten your computer? (gun, bat, brick, grandmother, etc)
 
2012-06-02 09:19:02 PM
IE 10 on Win 8 with Do Not Track on by default. Because I shouldn't need add-ins to stop Google tracking my browsing habits across the Internet like the fricking NSA.
 
2012-06-02 09:22:01 PM

narkor: IE 10 on Win 8 with Do Not Track on by default. Because I shouldn't need add-ins to stop Google tracking my browsing habits across the Internet like the fricking NSA.


Do Not Track is about as useful as decorating your christmas tree with sunflower seeds.
 
2012-06-02 09:27:01 PM
Yeah, do-not-track is more of a request than a demand.
 
2012-06-02 09:27:19 PM
I once set a Rober Jordan novel on my CPU and the space-time distortion overclocked my processor.

TOR/FF FTW
 
2012-06-02 09:27:35 PM
Pfft. I'm posting this using Lynx. It's faster than any other browser because it's text only, so you don't waste time downloading all those crappy images.
 
2012-06-02 09:30:45 PM

SoothinglyDeranged: What kind of retard is the "average adult male" that it would take them ~38 years to read a book that is less than 1000 pages. Seriously, every one of his Wheel of Time books is only about 600-700 pages long.


And if there wasn't an entire chapter dedicated to the stitching on some guy's boots, and and another chapter intricately describing each knuckle-hair, those books would be pamphlets.
 
2012-06-02 09:32:58 PM

cman: narkor: IE 10 on Win 8 with Do Not Track on by default. Because I shouldn't need add-ins to stop Google tracking my browsing habits across the Internet like the fricking NSA.

Do Not Track is about as useful as decorating your christmas tree with sunflower seeds.


mentaluproar: Yeah, do-not-track is more of a request than a demand.


The Comcast guys know all your fapping habits. Did you see how muchnfaster XVideos runs lately for you? They're caching it for you locally to save bandwidth.
 
2012-06-02 09:36:25 PM
Opera and IE 9 combo or GTFO.

/kidding
//about the GTFO part. I actually use two browsers when I need to. Life's too short to hack through the Internet with one.
 
2012-06-02 09:50:23 PM
Comodo dragon. Chrome with all the google crap stripped out of it.

/or so they tell me
 
2012-06-02 09:57:44 PM
herrDrFarkenstein:mentaluproar: Yeah, do-not-track is more of a request than a demand.

The Comcast guys know all your fapping habits. Did you see how muchnfaster XVideos runs lately for you? They're caching it for you locally to save bandwidth.

I never fap! I found Jesus.

/That asshole just won't give me any space.
 
2012-06-02 09:58:44 PM

Basily Gourt: Comodo dragon. Chrome with all the google crap stripped out of it.

/or so they tell me


I thought that was Chromium.
 
2012-06-02 10:07:19 PM

mentaluproar: Basily Gourt: Comodo dragon. Chrome with all the google crap stripped out of it.

/or so they tell me

I thought that was Chromium.


They're both based on chromium. I was just trying to make a point. I suppose it would be more accurate to say the google crap isn't put in in the first place.

wikipedia link- Link
 
2012-06-02 11:34:49 PM
IE6
 
2012-06-02 11:58:01 PM

I_Am_Weasel: RobertBruce: I've been switching between all three (because really, fark opera) and can't really see a difference any more.

You know, I'm not sure I'd ever want to see a fark opera.


Why not? It'd be just like a regular opera, only with MLP references, Japanese schoolgirls and beer.
 
2012-06-03 12:12:26 AM

mentaluproar: I want to like safari, but every time youtube gets just a little uppity, it freezes the entire browser. I hate using flash on a mac. At least with chrome it only screws with a tab, and still lets me kill said tab gracefully.

As for opera, my android and blackberry friends love/need it. Especially the blackberry users.


I tend to like Firefox for my android...
 
2012-06-03 12:17:22 AM
WHO CARES?
 
2012-06-03 12:18:06 AM
Firefox with the NoScript add-on installed is what real security on the web looks like.

If another browser cannot offer the same functionality, I might check it out, but I'm not using it day to day.

/have Chrome installed too, though
 
2012-06-03 12:48:43 AM
I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of Netscape Navigator

Subby should probably switch from dial-up to broadband.
 
2012-06-03 02:27:23 AM
Perhaps if it wasn't embedded in damn-near every piece of downloadable software, Chrome wouldn't be making such gains.

/Just sayin'
 
2012-06-03 04:15:28 AM
fickle floridian: But you can tab back to Firefox now. I think it's done loading.

Chrome can't handle my tabs, something goes horribly wrong in chrome trying to keep track of a process for each tab and it dies long before using all of the memory on my system.

Firefox, OTOH, can handle as many tabs as I can throw at it, I make it a point to open a ridiculous number of tabs on occasion just for the hell of it.

I once tried to open 201 tabs in chrome, and got this instead.

lordargent.com

My record in firefox

lordargent.com

// Yeah biatches, I had 2932 tabs open in firefox and it was running fine, suck it chrome.


// I'm not a fan of chrome for several other fundamental reasons. Like how they don't obey the themeing and design principles of the host OS.
 
2012-06-03 05:25:18 AM

namatad: fickle floridian: On the other hand, if you were using Chrome you could have finished reading the article by now. Plus three Robert Jordan novels, an essay by Richard Dawkins, the collected works of Tolstoy, and the entire Wikipedia.

But you can tab back to Firefox now. I think it's done loading.

this

and firefox has seen its day
google's world domination continues unabated


Just as Firefox was made in response to IE's monopoly, so another browser will rise to challenge Chrome when it slips.

/Uses Firefox
/The more browsers you can choose from, the better off we are
 
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