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Firefox 4, A Huge Pile of Bugs

holygoat Re:Rate of incoming new bugs v.s. outgoing fixed b (481 comments)

A large part of the purpose of a Firefox beta is to gather feedback on new features. If new features can't be gradually rolled out in betas, then when can they be?

*RC*s should be stable, with no new features. "Beta" just means "it's still being worked on, but you can out this fairly stable version".

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4, A Huge Pile of Bugs

holygoat Re:Why not wait? (481 comments)

Sounds like you're running lots of crummy add-ons, or you're leaving pages open that are doing lots of bad Javascript stuff (e.g., never letting go of objects so they can be collected). That's the main cause of memory bloat.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4, A Huge Pile of Bugs

holygoat Re:Why not wait? (481 comments)

I'm using vertical tree tabs in FF4 right now. You might need to disable add-on compatibility checking, if the author has been slow doing so.

more than 3 years ago
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An Early Look At Next-Gen Shooter Bodycount

holygoat Re:Not being seen (238 comments)

If it doesn't stop projectiles, but stops the enemy seeing you, the term is "concealment", not "cover".

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Finally To Patch 17-Year-Old Bug

holygoat "Finally"? (251 comments)

Isn't it a little disingenuous to say "finally" when the bug was discovered last month?

That it was introduced 17 years ago doesn't mean that Microsoft has been tardy about fixing it...

more than 4 years ago
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Gun With Wireless Arming Signal Goes On Sale Soon

holygoat Re:Wait hold on mugger... (457 comments)

Many guns don't have safeties: neither of my wife's guns do.

more than 4 years ago
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Gun With Wireless Arming Signal Goes On Sale Soon

holygoat Re:Wait hold on mugger... (457 comments)

I moved from the UK to the US about 5 years ago. I feel perfectly safe at home with a gun. Objectively, subjectively, and statistically, I am safer here with a gun, and I'd like to keep it that way.

more than 4 years ago
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Full Body Scanners Violate Child Porn Laws

holygoat Re:1984 came late... (751 comments)

Um...

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/08/britain-to-put-cctv-cameras-inside-private-homes/

"£400 million ($668 million) will be spend on installing and monitoring CCTV cameras in the homes of private citizens. Why? To make sure the kids are doing their homework, going to bed early and eating their vegetables. The scheme has, astonishingly, already been running in 2,000 family homes. The government’s “children’s secretary” Ed Balls is behind the plan, which is aimed at problem, antisocial families. The idea is that, if a child has a more stable home life, he or she will be less likely to stray into crime and drugs."

more than 4 years ago
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Cubicle Security For Laptops, Electronics?

holygoat Why would I bring my own laptop? (532 comments)

You try working on Windows all day. I'd far rather bring my own Mac to work.

more than 6 years ago

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