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(Mozilla)   Mozilla turns 15 today. Great, now all your search links will return pron site results   (mozilla.org) divider line 40
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2013-04-04 05:14:47 PM
'Now'?
 
2013-04-04 06:02:13 PM

Sliding Carp: 'Now'?


Yeah, I was fairly certain that was what it already does. I mean, the internet is for porn, after all.
 
2013-04-04 06:39:35 PM
Empty Cache......... of jizz-encrusted tube socks into the already-running washing machine when nobody's looking.
 
2013-04-04 06:45:46 PM
Anyone who has to search for pron is an amateur.
 
2013-04-04 06:52:28 PM
You don't have to go LOOKING for pr0n. It just comes to you.

/heh. "comes"
 
2013-04-04 06:58:33 PM
Only 15? I could of sworn the first browser I used had "zilla" in the name and was ~ 20 years ago.
 
2013-04-04 07:14:53 PM

elk-tamer: I could of sworn the first browser I used had "zilla" in the name and was ~ 20 years ago.


The original WWW browser, Mosaic 0.5, was released 20 years ago, and the code name for the initial development of Netscape was supposedly Mozilla for "Mosaic Killa"... at least that's the story on wikipedia.
 
2013-04-04 07:28:06 PM

dukeblue219: elk-tamer: I could of sworn the first browser I used had "zilla" in the name and was ~ 20 years ago.

The original WWW browser, Mosaic 0.5, was released 20 years ago, and the code name for the initial development of Netscape was supposedly Mozilla for "Mosaic Killa"... at least that's the story on wikipedia.


That's the one. I recall it becoming netscape eventually. Thanks.
 
2013-04-04 07:59:40 PM

elk-tamer: dukeblue219: elk-tamer: I could of sworn the first browser I used had "zilla" in the name and was ~ 20 years ago.

The original WWW browser, Mosaic 0.5, was released 20 years ago, and the code name for the initial development of Netscape was supposedly Mozilla for "Mosaic Killa"... at least that's the story on wikipedia.

That's the one. I recall it becoming netscape eventually. Thanks.


I thought netscape was built on gecko and firefox was as well... huh, I should read more.
 
2013-04-04 08:33:59 PM
1.bp.blogspot.comwww.livbit.com
 
2013-04-04 08:38:59 PM
Is that why it's working like crap today?

I've "only" had to restart it 10 times since I came home.
 
2013-04-04 09:00:22 PM
The work group that came up with Mosaic was from the University of Illinois in the early 90's.  A chunk of them broke off into the private sector to form Netscape.  Netscape got mowed over by Microsoft in the browser wars.  Some of those Netscape folk decided to go open source and started the Mozilla Foundation, which begat Firefox and a bunch of other creative offshoots.

/csb:  My housemate was one of the junior members of the NCSA team that remained at the University when the Netscape crew left.
 
2013-04-04 09:02:57 PM
Well, those screenshots are quite a load of pretentious BS. Here's a page they don't show much, since I just wrote it.

And the Beast quietly made a deal with Mammon's 3rd aspect, whose spirit name was Google, and the Beast was given Hundreds of Millions of Dollars, so that Mammon's aspect might continue to be the Provider of Search to the Beast's minions, for Mammon liked to dispense tiny ads from three of his six mouths. Mammon's legions had an undue interest in penis pills and mesothelioma, but I digress...
 
2013-04-04 09:13:04 PM
What version are they up to now? 42?
 
2013-04-04 09:42:02 PM
Best Firefox feature, for me, is the ability to 'keyword' bookmarks.

/ Much easier typing a letter or two than wasting time looking for a bookmark.   F = fark.com  Wx = my local weather, etc.
 
2013-04-04 10:06:55 PM
I've known Mozilla all her live.  Only three more years and she'll be legal.

/is that a seat over there?
 
2013-04-04 10:28:39 PM
And memory usage has surprisingly gotten a good chunk better over the past year.

i.cubeupload.com

Separating the plugins to a separate container several versions ago was probably one of their better decisions.

Now if only they'd make about:config more user friendly. I guess that kinda defeats the purpose though.
 
2013-04-04 10:34:12 PM

echinuts: Is that why it's working like crap today?

I've "only" had to restart it 10 times since I came home.


Firefox allows me to turn off pop-ups and block ads.  Is that possible in Chrome?
 
2013-04-04 11:01:39 PM

pciszek: Firefox allows me to turn off pop-ups and block ads. Is that possible in Chrome?


ABP has a Chrome extension, if that's what you mean.
 
2013-04-04 11:01:53 PM

sparkeyjames: What version are they up to now? 42?


No that's chrome
/27 beta is out
 
2013-04-04 11:05:16 PM

tomcatadam: And memory usage has surprisingly gotten a good chunk better over the past year.

[i.cubeupload.com image 828x61]

Separating the plugins to a separate container several versions ago was probably one of their better decisions.

Now if only they'd make about:config more user friendly. I guess that kinda defeats the purpose though.


Bold move posting a screen shot of Windows 8's task manager on Fark
 
2013-04-04 11:06:13 PM

tomcatadam: And memory usage has surprisingly gotten a good chunk better over the past year.

[i.cubeupload.com image 828x61]

Separating the plugins to a separate container several versions ago was probably one of their better decisions.

Now if only they'd make about:config more user friendly. I guess that kinda defeats the purpose though.


Yesterday, someone said FF was sucking 2 GB on his system.  You show 820 MB.  Mine's been running all day and shows 360 MB.  WTF do you people do with browsers?
 
2013-04-04 11:16:17 PM
Trumpet Winsock on Win 3.1 ftw.
 
2013-04-04 11:20:28 PM
BarkingUnicorn
Yesterday, someone said FF was sucking 2 GB on his system. You show 820 MB. Mine's been running all day and shows 360 MB. WTF do you people do with browsers?


It doesn't take much memory to display just "Mikrotik HttpProxy Error: 400 Bad Request." ?
 
2013-04-04 11:23:13 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Yesterday, someone said FF was sucking 2 GB on his system. You show 820 MB. Mine's been running all day and shows 360 MB. WTF do you people do with browsers?


1. A lot. And Gmail and Google Reader are big damn hogs.
2. I *think* Firefox will "reserve" a certain about of free memory on its own without doing anything. It'll just plain use more on an 8GB system than on a 2GB system by default without doing anything special.

I've been glues to Firefox 20 since the last Firefox thread and I haven't had any trouble yet. I already have issues where I get a certain set of programs running at work and have to start deciding what needs to close, but that happens to me with Chrome, too. With Chrome, though, I know I can close about 5 or 8 tabs and return to normal. I don't know yet if closing 5-8 Firefox tabs has the same effect.
 
2013-04-04 11:26:45 PM
BarkingUnicorn: Yesterday, someone said FF was sucking 2 GB on his system. You show 820 MB. Mine's been running all day and shows 360 MB. WTF do you people do with browsers?

When I upgraded my linux box to 12GB, I ran an acid test against firefox and chrome.

I opened every single link on my news RSS feeds (source of many of my Fark submissions).

When you close a window with multiple tabs, firefox gives you a warning that helpfully includes the number of tabs.
lordargent.com
Here is firefox memory use for me with 201 tabs open (the content was mostly text as these were news articles).
lordargent.com
// I've gotten Firefox to use huge amounts of ram before, but in every case, it was because I was doing something stupid.
 
2013-04-04 11:27:38 PM

BarkingUnicorn: tomcatadam: And memory usage has surprisingly gotten a good chunk better over the past year.

[i.cubeupload.com image 828x61]

Separating the plugins to a separate container several versions ago was probably one of their better decisions.

Now if only they'd make about:config more user friendly. I guess that kinda defeats the purpose though.

Yesterday, someone said FF was sucking 2 GB on his system.  You show 820 MB.  Mine's been running all day and shows 360 MB.  WTF do you people do with browsers?


I have 20 tabs open. Does that help answer your question?
 
2013-04-04 11:34:21 PM
// For example

Opening the link to a gallery page full of huge panorama images (that were just resized using the IMG HTML tag).

What do I mean by "Huge Panorama"?

How about a 1800x8566px shot of the golden gate bridge?
http://onemansblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Golden-Gate-at-Nig ht .jpg
 
2013-04-05 01:09:11 AM

MrEricSir: BarkingUnicorn: tomcatadam: And memory usage has surprisingly gotten a good chunk better over the past year.

[i.cubeupload.com image 828x61]

Separating the plugins to a separate container several versions ago was probably one of their better decisions.

Now if only they'd make about:config more user friendly. I guess that kinda defeats the purpose though.

Yesterday, someone said FF was sucking 2 GB on his system.  You show 820 MB.  Mine's been running all day and shows 360 MB.  WTF do you people do with browsers?

I have 20 tabs open. Does that help answer your question?


20?  WTF are you doing to need 20 open?  At most I have 4-5 open.
 
2013-04-05 01:09:35 AM

tomcatadam: And memory usage has surprisingly gotten a good chunk better over the past year.

[i.cubeupload.com image 828x61]

Separating the plugins to a separate container several versions ago was probably one of their better decisions.

Now if only they'd make about:config more user friendly. I guess that kinda defeats the purpose though.


A user who doesn't understand how to use about:config has no business in there to begin with.
 
2013-04-05 01:27:13 AM

Smeggy Smurf: MrEricSir: BarkingUnicorn: tomcatadam: And memory usage has surprisingly gotten a good chunk better over the past year.

[i.cubeupload.com image 828x61]

Separating the plugins to a separate container several versions ago was probably one of their better decisions.

Now if only they'd make about:config more user friendly. I guess that kinda defeats the purpose though.

Yesterday, someone said FF was sucking 2 GB on his system.  You show 820 MB.  Mine's been running all day and shows 360 MB.  WTF do you people do with browsers?

I have 20 tabs open. Does that help answer your question?

20?  WTF are you doing to need 20 open?  At most I have 4-5 open.


I just don't close things until I'm totally done with them. Seems more cumbersome to bookmark things into tidy folders than to leave it all there. Let the computer remember stuff so I don't have to.
 
2013-04-05 01:45:27 AM
I'm using IE ironically
 
2013-04-05 03:09:05 AM

markie_farkie: Trumpet Winsock on Win 3.1 ftw.


ZOMFG I thought I had blocked all that out.

The small company I started at in Dec '94 were using FTP Software's PC/TCP client to provide a full-featured TCP/IP client and each install had its own license key. As soon as Win95 went gold master, I made the decision to abandon Win 3.1 + PC/TCP just to keep my sanity from tracking all that crap. We were growing like wildfire in 1995 (120 in one week IIRC).

Then we moved into the campus and were so tired of configuring fixed IPs we decided to try BOOTP to manage addressing then jumped on DHCP when it stablized.

There was this Jerry guy who wanted to put his SGI Challenge S in our data center simply because we had the 2nd T3 in Silicon Valley (HP was the first, it was about $25K/month). It was Jerry Yang -- that server sitting under a grey folding work table was his prototype Yahoo server while he was still @ Stanford.
/that small company I started at was Mosaic (just before the name change)
 
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2013-04-05 03:18:35 AM

Smeggy Smurf: 20? WTF are you doing to need 20 open? At most I have 4-5 open


I wake up and turn on the computer before coffee and the kids need my attention, so I hit my sites and open up a shiatload of tabs to read later after breakfast is served and kids are dressed and at school.

/Also why I'm usually the threadkiller post in fark comments
 
2013-04-05 03:24:47 AM

markie_farkie: Trumpet Winsock on Win 3.1 ftw.


Now there's a name I've not heard in a long time... A long time indeed.
 
2013-04-05 04:01:43 AM

markie_farkie: Trumpet Winsock on Win 3.1 ftw.


*fist bump*

I wrote an epic how-to article on configuring Trumpet Winsock for a magazine back in the BBS days.  It became the biggest reprint money-maker in the mag's history. ISPs bought thousands of copies, and sent me letters thanking me for cutting their tech support calls by a third or more.  LETTERS, mind you, not effortless emails!

Nowadays, farkers would just steal the Web pages and not even provide a credit, let alone a link to the original.
 
2013-04-05 04:59:41 AM
Smeggy Smurf: 20? WTF are you doing to need 20 open? At most I have 4-5 open.

1) go to RSS feed in google reader

lordargent.com

2) click to open a ton of articles in new tabs

3) spend the next hour or two going through a few dozen tabs while watching a movie and waiting for code to compile or data to load from a DB.

//actually I use feedly now since reader is getting shuttered

//I have the horsepower, so I do shiat like this

// my desktop usually looks something like this http://lordargent.com/temp/tech/multitasking.png
 
2013-04-05 05:03:37 AM

lordargent: // my desktop usually looks something like this http://lordargent.com/temp/tech/multitasking.png


Just for variety:

i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-04-05 05:51:52 AM
img.judsonmaria.net
 
2013-04-08 08:28:20 AM
So the planet hasn`t warmed the entire lifetime of firefox?

What does accelerating mean?
 
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