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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

kmg90 Re:Been using Nightly for a while. (181 comments)

Well that's is expected for a feature that has made it to the Nightly/Aurura stage of development and release. Between now and when e10s finally hits the stable branch, add-on developers are going to have do some patching to account for the major change in resource allocation in the browser.

about two weeks ago
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Driver Study: People Want Fewer Embedded Apps, Just Essentials That Work Easily

kmg90 What's Automotive equvilent to Windows Update? (148 comments)

It's not just that embeded apps in cars are garbage "new" but I've yet to see an car that has constant support for the newest innovations and devices (USB ports not compatible with new phones) that give the car owner reason to try to use said features when there is a big chance things that they will try to use with it in a year or two will not function due to the car not being updated to support them.

How do you provide updates to car? Auto manufactures are already pretty closed chested with the basic computers that are in most cars post 2000.
I understand cars are heavily regulated but I don't see internet-capable cars happening anytime in the near future as that opens up a bunch safety and security concerns.

about 6 months ago
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Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium

kmg90 Re:Unfortunately, Seagate's reliability is garbage (147 comments)

just bought a 1TB 7200 RPM 2.5" HGST (what Hitachi became in the WD acquisition) it's been almost 4 months of daily use in my PS3 and not a single problem.

about 8 months ago
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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

kmg90 Voice your take on the changes (256 comments)

If you really dislike the way Firefox is going with changes in the newly released beta that includes the controversial UX overall they do have a survey set up to express your opinions on the changes https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3...

about 8 months ago
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Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In

kmg90 Re:Learned the hard way (179 comments)

You shouldn't be so surprised Well it's not like their is a precedent of Apple being open and using/allowing of unified standards (USB/HDMI/uPNP)

about 9 months ago
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Sony's Favorite Gadget Is Kinect

kmg90 I'll try not to bite your head off but.. (222 comments)

The Xbox One does not use the same architecture as the 360, the 360 (and PS3) uses the PowerPC architecture which isn't used much any more. The Xbox One and the PS4 both utilize x86 architecture. The only thing the Xbox One and 360 have in common hardware-wise is use of a smaller secondary cache of RAM that is faster than standard memory. The Kinect costs around $75 to manufacture and even if they cut the price down $399 for a system that didn't include the Kinect they would be loosing over $20 on every system sold (The Xbox One base system costs more to make than PS4 base system) Microsoft messed up big time as they are stuck with the system that costs more to make but offers less power than its major competitor (PS4)..

about 9 months ago
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Routers Pose Biggest Security Threat To Home Networks

kmg90 Re:Shields Up at Gibson Research (264 comments)

GRC? I would trust Steve Gibson with my flaky hardrive (spinrite) let alone telling me if my ports are wide open or not.....

about 9 months ago
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Got Malware? The FBI Wants It

kmg90 Do as I say... (93 comments)

Not as I do. Because we can trust the US would never use malicious software as against another country/organization... Also does the website accept malware that has made slashdot unusable?

about 10 months ago
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How a MacBook Camera Can Spy Without Lighting Up

kmg90 Re:This has been known for years (371 comments)

Wow, never heard about that till now. It's amazing how unscathed Apple's image was with this revolving around their hardware. I didn't even see any mention of this around the time the NSA leaks were creating uproar.

about a year ago
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D-Link Patches Critical Vulnerability In Older Routers

kmg90 Re:Now the question is.... (54 comments)

I wonder what the statistics are across the board for all home routers and whether the owners are updating them when likely... My guess is not the majority

about a year ago
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Why Can't Big Government Launch a Website?

kmg90 Re:Why not? (786 comments)

That is probably the biggest shock out of this whole event for me as I've have experienced several website (re)launches in the past few years. Website launches, specifically those that have large scale rarely go without hiccups or failures in the first few days/weeks. I'm shocked that people are shocked the website launch didn't go as well as it was planned... Funneling everyone through a single site to help individuals get health for, of which is different for all 50 states seems like it would difficult to NOT fail or have some launch issues...

about a year ago
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Ubuntu, Kubuntu 13.10 Unleashed

kmg90 Re:Left out an important one (143 comments)

GNOME 3+ yes... but I liked GNOME prior to it trying to mimic Unity and trying something radically different only to find it completely bloated and confusing

about a year ago
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Java Update Implements Whitelists To Combat 0-Day Hacks

kmg90 Just got done installing 7U39... (55 comments)

Is oracle releasing updates on a bi-daily basis?! I could have sworn I was installing update 25 last month!

Note: I have no problems with having security exploits and vulnerabilities being patched, it's just at some point it would be easier on the end user to consolidate updates....

about a year ago
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Fracked Shale Could Sequester Carbon Dioxide

kmg90 Re:All the Buzz (235 comments)

Well I almost had a seizure reading the headline

about a year ago
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Teens Actually Care About Online Privacy

kmg90 Re:Just steered clear (93 comments)

*facepalm* with that logic you should stop using Chrome, guess what, Google knows every place you go on the web even things you type in text boxes ("for spell check reasons" only ;) Stop using Reddit too since they track the links you click on....

Google Chrome, putting the fear into their user base every chance while providing a false sense of security by having the most vulnerabilities the past 3 years than any other browser. Source: http://www.cvedetails.com/top-50-products.php?year=2012 http://www.cvedetails.com/top-50-products.php?year=2013 http://www.cvedetails.com/top-50-products.php?year=2011

about a year ago
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Google Chrome 29 Is Out: Omnibox Suggestions, Profile Resetting

kmg90 Does it fix the bloat? (120 comments)

Chrome's memory usage has increased tremendously over it's lifetime, more so that Firefox is leaner on memory than Chrome and starting to lose it's edge in the quickness department (I use Firefox a lot more than Chrome(ium) and even at cold start for both browsers Firefox is loaded up before Chromium has even appeared). Firefox has come a long way since the first release of Chrome (see https://areweslimyet.com/ and http://arewefastyet.com/) It's amazing what competition can do! Speaking of which, does Slashdot report on new versions of other browsers or is Chrome get special treatment since it's the most popular (pushed) browser?

about a year ago
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Most Projects On GitHub Aren't Open Source Licensed

kmg90 I use WTFPL (630 comments)

I prefer the original revision though, gives more freedom to the licensee.

about a year and a half ago

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Dear journal?

kmg90 kmg90 writes  |  about a year ago

What? I have a journal?

Well something to take note of recently is that I've been getting a lot more mod points...

Not sure if it's from visiting slashdot on a more constant basis or that they are giving out more mod points to users than previously...

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