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Comment Re:Multi-process not available for most users? (Score 1) 236

You can check if e10s is available by going to Options -> General -> "Enable multi-process Firefox". I think what TFA means is that it's off by default (unless you don't use addons) until Firefox 49, but can somebody confirm that?

I definitely do /not/ have that option available.

I can see a few things in about:config and about:support relating to it; it may be possible to get it going by mucking around with options but it's certainly not at the point to justify the headline.

I had this issue when I updated to 48beta a few weeks ago _specifically_ for multi-process. You can force enable it. Follow this:

Comment Re: O RLY? (Score 1) 369

Yeah man, it's mostly from my LinkedIn account, which I don't have set to "looking for opportunities." And it's usually REALLY good ones, or something I might be interested in if I were actually looking. Admittedly, I do get those out-of-state/6-month contracts/not-even-close-to-qualified-for jobs where it looks like they simply searched my "buzzwords" and sent off the email.

Comment Re: O RLY? (Score 1) 369

For good jobs? Or for 6 month contracts in another state?

Actually really decent direct-hire ones, local (Orlando-area, something of a hotbed for tech jobs I suppose recently) or in-state at least. Admittedly, I do get those I'd say about 30% of the time -- i.e. out-of-state/6-month contracts/not-even-close-to-qualified-for jobs where it looks like they simply searched my "buzzwords" and sent off the email.

Comment Re:Honest callow stupid question... (Score 1) 161

The orbital period of a star in a galaxy depends, to first order, on the amount of mass that is closer to the centre of the galaxy than the star. (That's a consequence of gravity being an inverse-square force.)

The distribution of stellar orbital velocities in a galaxy indicates that there is additional mass, not at the centre, but distributed amongst the stars in a galaxy. An inventory of the visible mass shows there is nowhere near enough to account for the velocity distributions. Therefore, it is inferred that there is invisible, or dark matter, that accounts for the discrepancy. It has nothing to do with mismeasuring the mass at the centre of the galaxy, whether it's a black hole or not.

This also holds true for the affect of gravitational lensing produced by distant galaxies.

Comment The title is misleading (Score 4, Informative) 161

From Ars:

The LUX detector (Large Underground Xenon) is designed to pick up signs of weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs, when they engage in one of their rare interactions with normal matter.

There are indeed other candidates for dark matter, WIMPs being only one of those. This experiment searched specifically for WIMPs, which only rules them out, while of course the other remaining candidates remain to be explored.

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