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Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake

jorgevillalobos Re:Redundant keys (665 comments)

Yeah, same here. Lefty and have no use for those keys.

about a year ago
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Mozilla To Enable Click-To-Play For All Firefox Plugins By Default

jorgevillalobos Re:Please include flash! (181 comments)

Yes, Firefox Click-to-Play has the same feature.

about a year and a half ago
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Mozilla Blocks Vulnerable Java Versions In Firefox

jorgevillalobos Re:How about a huge blinky warning instead? (205 comments)

See my other comment below. We discovered a problem and we're trying to get it fixed now. After the block is fixed, you should be able to re-enable the blocked plugin.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Blocks Vulnerable Java Versions In Firefox

jorgevillalobos Re:How about a huge blinky warning instead? (205 comments)

Quick update: it looks like something broke in the blocklist after the block was put in place, so many users are seeing a hardblock and not a softblock. We're working on fixing this now.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Blocks Vulnerable Java Versions In Firefox

jorgevillalobos Re:How about a huge blinky warning instead? (205 comments)

I'm talking from experience - I work for Mozilla and was partly in charge of the block. Unless you're using a Firefox version older than 3.5, you should see a checkbox next to the plugin name in that window you just mentioned. Unchecking it should prevent the plugin from being disabled.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Blocks Vulnerable Java Versions In Firefox

jorgevillalobos Re:OSX (205 comments)

Apple released a Java update today, so everybody should be checking Software Update now, before we block on Mac.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Blocks Vulnerable Java Versions In Firefox

jorgevillalobos Re:OSX (205 comments)

Yes. Unfortunately there's no alternative, so we must favor warning users. We haven't added the Mac OS X block yet, but we will probably do so soon. Like the Windows block, though, users, will have the option to keep the vulnerable plugin enabled.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Blocks Vulnerable Java Versions In Firefox

jorgevillalobos Re:Sounds good to me (205 comments)

Plugin blocks apply to all versions of Firefox and they don't require you to update it. Firefox downloads the blocklist regularly to see if there are new add-ons or graphics drivers that need blocking.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Blocks Vulnerable Java Versions In Firefox

jorgevillalobos Re:I don't like the all or nothing approach. (205 comments)

It's not an all or nothing deal. You are free to ignore the block and continue using the vulnerable versions of the plugin.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Blocks Vulnerable Java Versions In Firefox

jorgevillalobos Re:How about a huge blinky warning instead? (205 comments)

Instead of Mozilla just fucking DISABLING it, how about adding a huge blinky warning to it?

"Oh, wow. I should upgrade as soon as I get the opportunity." vs "Fuck, it broke!"

That is almost exactly what we did. You get a warning with the option to ignore it and continuing like nothing happened.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Blocks Vulnerable Java Versions In Firefox

jorgevillalobos Re:Soo (205 comments)

This is a softblock, meaning that you can ignore it if you want to or need to.

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox: In With the New, Out With the Compatibility

jorgevillalobos Re:Extended Support Release (366 comments)

Have you reported this bug on Bugzilla? And do you have any themes enabled? I wonder if the blue color comes from a theme or window transparency.

more than 2 years ago
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Open Source Payday

jorgevillalobos Re:Time to post the top 20 excuses... again. (129 comments)

I'm only pointing out that the methodology you're using in that specific comparison is flawed. I'm not even saying you're wrong (I don't know if you are).

I'm not making up excuses, I'm actually trying to help you come up with more compelling arguments.

You can spare us the list/rant. I know I've read it many times before.

more than 2 years ago
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NASA's Kepler Discovers 11 Systems Hosting 26 Planets

jorgevillalobos Re:Depends on the Christian (89 comments)

He never said only Christians. The GP would probably agree that this applies to most if not all religions.

more than 2 years ago
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Open Source Payday

jorgevillalobos Re:You can go deeper than that. (129 comments)

Crashes per 100 active daily users, version 10.0, the version before the most recent:

https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/products/Firefox/versions/10.0

Version 11 is less stable. Crashes per 100 active daily users, version 11.0, the most recent version:

https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/products/Firefox/versions/11.0

Comparing crashes this way isn't quite fair. Firefox interacts with other software (plugins, extensions, injected DLLs) and it is likely that a new release will cause more crashes that a release that has been out for 6 weeks already because the developers of this software haven't tested or updated it to work in the new version. One would need to compare the current crash rate in 11 vs. the crash rate in 10 at the same point in the release cycle to come up with meaningful numbers.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life After Firefox 3.6.x?

jorgevillalobos Re:Why the anxiety? (807 comments)

That's not true. The profile manager is still part of Firefox. There are plans to remove it once a suitable replacement is created, but that hasn't happened yet.

more than 2 years ago
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Obayashi To Build Space Elevator By 2050

jorgevillalobos Re:Kenny G (488 comments)

I think many Slashdotters should get that reference, though the lack of replies is a little disconcerting :).

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla and Google Sign New Agreement For Default Search

jorgevillalobos Re:how are the terms able to stay secret? (103 comments)

User counts for Firefox continue to increase. Its marketshare may be decreasing, but that doesn't translate to dropping usage numbers in a rapidly growing market.

more than 2 years ago
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Near-Earth Asteroid Discovered Via Crowdsourcing

jorgevillalobos Re:Old School Crowdsourcing (21 comments)

Probably dating myself...

I think your ID does that job fairly well ;)

more than 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs Dead At 56

jorgevillalobos The End of an Era (1613 comments)

Rest in Peace, Steve. You were a visionary and a true inspiration to many of us. You accomplished more in life than most of us could do in 10. Your legacy and story will live forever. For me, there's no greater honor than that.

Thank you for everything.

more than 2 years ago

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