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Firefox 31 Released

AbRASiON I will not stop saying this, I won't,... (171 comments)

1STABILITY
2PERFORMANCE
3FEATURES
4USER INTERFACE FUCKING FIDDLING

Christ lord almighty, this program has gone to the shitter and it's killing me, PLEASE focus in that damned order.

First I thought it was me or my machine, because I'm an extremely heavy tab user, but I'm seeing it on my other machines too. Yes, I run a heck of a lot of tabs in some sessions (probably over 100 right now) however Firefox has run over 100 tabs for me for the best part of 8+ years.
When I'm researching I have 8 tabs open, it's what I do. I middle click the link to open in the background (tab mix plus â(TM)¥) and then I read the current tab, switch instantly to the next one, no back buttons and clicking the next link, I've already clicked it, it's waiting for me.

I just want the damn thing to be stable, I want them to STOP fiddling with the UI, I want them to STOP adding features. I've got 8gb of RAM use it (properly!) if you need it - but maintain stability and performance.
I'm almost using Chrome at the moment and I can't stand Chromes, Apple style "our way or the highway" on stupid changes.
FF with Tabs Menu, Xmarks, Tab Mix Plus, Lastpass is a joy to use when it's being reliable but god help me this is killing me.

5 days ago
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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

AbRASiON Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (253 comments)

Bullshit, I've been doing it for 2 years now and healthy food is fine, it tastes like food, not random chemicals and slop.

It's actually not that difficult to cook something healthy and quickly in a short amount of time once you actually put the effort in for a couple of months, a quick and simple food routine is great.

about two weeks ago
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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

AbRASiON There's another treatment that stops most T2 (253 comments)

It's called eating well, exercising and losing a significant amount of weight.
I know, I came very very close to having it. Break the sugar addiction, quadruple your vegetable intake, vastly reduce your sugar / heavy foods intake and do a little, tiny bit of basic light exercise.

In a couple of years, guess what,...?

about two weeks ago
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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

AbRASiON Re:Hardly surprising.. (291 comments)

Couldn't agree more on the kids thing, I've been following that way of thought for many years.

This quote from The Matrix is unfortunately sadly on point.
I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

AbRASiON I guess they won't need any more foreign Visas? (383 comments)

Right, right? No way would they need anyone from overseas for any upcoming jobs, no sirree. Won't see any work of any kind going to other countries, nope!

about two weeks ago
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Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

AbRASiON Re:Youtube Comments (238 comments)

This man for president, seriously.
Fuck those designers, fuck ALL of them. The internet in /general/ is getting worse for design, ever since tablets got popular, it's fucking gross and I'm sick of it.

about two weeks ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

AbRASiON Re:Somewhat on topic, 64bit only or still no balls (346 comments)

In a single (ok 2) words

Fuck them
Fuck them in their stupid assess. I don't give a shit about the "baytrail tablets and laptops" If you are purchasing 32bit only hardware in the last 4 years, fucking shame on you and if intel don't or didn't have a 64bit alternative, you shouldn't have bought intel.

32bit OS's should've been dead 5 years ago, this bullshit needs to stop.

about two weeks ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

AbRASiON Somewhat on topic, 64bit only or still no balls? (346 comments)

Subject says it really. Win7 shouldn't have shipped with a 32bit version, Windows 8 definitely should not have shipped with a 32bit version and for goodness sakes, Windows 9 most god damned definitely should not be shipping with a 32bit version.

Can we finally get a single unified build here? It's time to let it go.

about two weeks ago
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Nano-Pixels Hold Potential For Screens Far Denser Than Today's Best

AbRASiON For any particular reason? What use? (129 comments)

I already can't see the pixels even up ultra close on an iphone 5, I have difficulty on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and both of those displays are only "fairly good" by the new mid 2014 phone standard which is up to over 500ppi

You want to impress me, get OLED happening everywhere, I've done the reading, I understand the tech, the colour range, refresh rate and incredibly black blacks are awesome.

Also, 2d / 3d graphics processors are going to melt pushing this many pixels sooner or later :/

about two weeks ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

AbRASiON Re:That's Less Than $1 per Device (530 comments)

Good article people should take a peek.
Fascinating regarding those handlebars referenced in the article, people can come up with a concept, take it to China, use kickstarter and suddenly it's a real product.

about three weeks ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

AbRASiON Re:It's working so well in Venezuela (530 comments)

Completely unsustainable under the assumption people are allowed to continue to breed as they currently do.
If every human on earth were to have the same luxuries which many of us do in the west (I'm typing this from my 1 bedroom apt, it's heated, I'm sitting on a $1000 comfortable office chair, behind 4 monitors, I saw a doctor today for free) then the entire world would collapse in about 11 minutes.

Maybe, just maybe if the machines did all the work AND we stopped our endless population / consumption, we might be ok - while we pillage what natural resources are left - but I suspect we're all mostly fucked regardless.

about three weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds Reads Your Mean Tweets

AbRASiON Re:Terrifyingly Lame (62 comments)

You should tweet this at him and call his mom some kind of names too!!

about 2 months ago
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Facebook Refuses To Share Employee Race and Gender Data

AbRASiON Ridiculous (250 comments)

Who gives a damn how your workforce is made up, white, yellow, red, pink, blue - male / female / whatever. I don't care if it's a transgender wombat, as long as it's the right person / creature to do the job.

about 2 months ago
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Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

AbRASiON I'm all for hating Apple but calm down (415 comments)

This guy here has posted the answer :
http://apple.slashdot.org/comm...
It's been discussed before, it's not the end of the world.

What _IS_ fucking stupid is Google utterly ruined the SMS application for shitty hangouts _AND_ they still haven't cloned / stolen the functionality of iMessage properly. For goodness sakes, just copy Apple already. The Apple solution is how it should work, attempt IP based message, if it fails revert to SMS //__and make it fucking seamless to the end user__//

Hangouts is an abortion, honestly as someone who switch to Android 3 years ago now, I'm really getting tired of Google focusing on un-important shit and worrying about uglifying things than improving stuff.

about 2 months ago
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It's World Password Day: Change Your Passwords

AbRASiON I hate to admit XKCD was right, but....goddamnit (116 comments)

The prevalence of the passwords requiring uppercase, lowercase, punctuation etc is ridiculous as more and more sites and servers I use are requiring it.

I'm going to make an assumption here and I bet I'm I'm right. (I have NO idea!)
The VAST majority of security breaches are due to poorly patched software / bugs / social engineering / angry staff etc.
I'd wager very very few password hacks are due to people having the password
"momspajamas2212" instead of "M0mspaJAMas22!2"

I will say I'm finding the only way to still remember my passwords on sites now is to start using pattern based passwords, example "$RFV%TGB4rfv5tgb" (try typing that) - it's not ideal but I can remember the bastard thing. (I hope this helps someone else out, I gave it out to someone recently and they adopted something similar pretty much instantly and yes, I know you could add patterns to the dictionary)

about 3 months ago
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Firefox 29: Redesign

AbRASiON Tabs on top appears to be forced now? (688 comments)

I fucking HATE tabs on top.
Why would I want tabs on top?
When I'm looking in a goddamn filing cabinet, do all the identification tabs per file, float 3" above the file itself? NO.

I want my tabs DIRECTLY above my content. I do not want to look over / past at the address bar or the bookmarks bar to see the tab I'm using. I do not agree with this UI change, I don't agree with the wankers who insist it's best, and I very much don't agree with the person who signed off on about:config "Browser.tabs.ontop" no longerworking.

Stop fucking messing with things, this means YOU google, mozilla, microsoft. STOP.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

AbRASiON Re:Get creative (390 comments)

Whoah you're a monster.....

Corned beef AND cabbage? I take it your gas costs during the winter were low at least but your whole dorm would've smelt like a warcrime. Bravo on the flawless fart recipe for college students.

about 3 months ago
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For $20, Build a VR Headset For Your Smartphone

AbRASiON RIP English (50 comments)

As someone only 36, it frightens me just how bad the worlds grasp of English has become over the past 15 years, it's woeful.

For $20, Build a VR headset WITH / USING your smartphone for goodness sakes.
If you're building it for your smartphone, presumably the bloody smartphone gets to wear the headset.

I'm sure you call /could care less/ though.

about 3 months ago

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AbRASiON AbRASiON writes  |  more than 7 years ago

abrasion writes "Harold Hunt has recently posted his impressions of Thecus N5200 NAS box here http://www.starnet.com/huntntech/article/storage_s erver_review_thecus_n5200/

Slashdot recently saw a review from Hexus.net here http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/07/ 16/1257226 which seemed quite positive for the device, however Harold has had some more issues with it, specifically in regards to hooking it up to a Windows domain and decided to share those with us.

Since home storage is beggining to boom for those of us collecting movies / music and other such large quantities of data, perhaps another opinion on this device would be of use for those of us who were considering this device or perhaps similar solutions.
Feel free to discuss any other NAS solutions in this topic as I'm certainly in the process of hunting around myself and wouldn't mind some feedback from the rest of the /. crowd."

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People who use fans / foes are clearly losers

AbRASiON AbRASiON writes  |  more than 9 years ago

No really, childish kiddie stuff - sad - comedy nerd morons.

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