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#20521 eveln

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:21 PM

"Well that's a bit horrible for the paramedics to have to attend to :( I'm referring to the man who jumped from a building in Sydney today. Nasty business." ... so who was it ?? 

a man, or as tonight's news tells me, a woman ?? ffs get it right. or were there two jumpers ? :(


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:06 PM

RIP my phone. Going to try my luck at an apple store I guess, because I have some concert footage on there that I'd really like a copy of, but not holding out any hope.



Got Firefox Quantum running as a replacement for Waterfox.  The main holdback for me was the fact that most of my extensions weren't compatible. Managed to find replacements for most so I've got almost the same functionality.
 
Big positive - it is so much faster.  It's especially noticable on those pesky sites that are heavy and inefficient with the scripts, e.g. Seek, Officeworks, Gumtree (to a slightly less extent).
 
Negative - it chews the memory.  Like double what WF was using for a similar tabs config.  Though unlike the older versions it doesn't chug when bloated.  A problem I also had before was a memory leak such that I'd have to restart once a day at least, likely one or more of the extensions was making it worse.

Were you using a 64bit waterfox build?
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Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:15 PM

I assume the video was sitting on the internal memory and not on a external Microsd?


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:26 PM

Do iphones even have external sd?
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Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:57 PM

iPhones - I don't think any iPhone or iPad for that matter allows SD cards internally.  Not sure there's even an OTG equivalent.

 

I don't think there's even a 32 bit Waterfox available?  That was half the point of the existence of the project, as Mozilla dragged the chain with Firefox for years.

 

As for my setup - very happy with FF-Q.  It shits all over the others.  I think I mentioned the pesky slow sites like Officeworks, Gumtree and Seek, with Quantum you barely experience any slowdown with them.

Playing about customizing the look/feel.  I've already put in a custom Userchrome.css and the MenuEditor replacement css files which allow customizing of the context menus.

Using TreeStyle Tab as I've done vertical tab browsing for probably 5 years now.  An annoyance there is it seems the tabs context menu can't be altered and for whatever reason it's always left-justifying it in relation to the pointer unless I'm right near the left edge of screen in which case it reverts to the proper right-justified appearance wrt the pointer.

 

It's still using buttloads of memory, I do suspect the extensions are probably contributing to that.  About 4.5 Gig in use at the moment with a 12 tabs open.  Free up in about: memory reduces it to 4.2.  Restarting Firefox reduces it to 1.3.

 

ed - another contributor to extra memory use - I changed the options to allow 5 worker threads instead of 4 which would have created more overhead.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 11:48 PM

hmmm... why would i want quantum over waterfox ?


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 12:07 AM

Faster.  And Waterfox is based on the old code/engine which will stop receiving security updates in a few months.

 

FF Q is also now 64-bit which makes WF somewhat redundant.  Apart from it's 64-bit attribute, the other "redeeming feature" of WF is it's so-called ethical foundations, which essentially means they use the Ecosia search engine and they don't send back telemetry (which you can disable in virtually all other browsers anyway).

 

The thing that kept me away was that dropping of XUL for the newer WebExtensions methodology means that many of the old extensions just won't work.  But in the preceding months there's been workarounds and rewrites so that I've got 90% or more of the functionality I had with WF and all my old extensions.  The extra speed anyway more than makes up for the lack of customization I had in WF.

 

I'm not sure what future there is for Waterfox.   If they do update it based on Quantum, then really, what differences can they include to make it worth using?

 

ed - a bit of worthwhile reading re changes to extensions https://www.howtogee...rite-extension/


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 06:35 AM

Do iphones even have external sd?

 

Ah it was an iPhone, you're pretty screwed then.


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 08:00 AM

https://www.smh.com....309-p4z3n9.html

Sydney airport won't say what went wrong yesterday. They hiding something?


Edited by Jeruselem, 10 March 2018 - 04:17 PM.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 11:26 AM

;)

 

i avoid Sydney airport every chance I get, Melbourne is much nicer, especially not having to ride a bus to go international to domestic - that may have changed - not been there in years, but I'm not sure I've ever had an interconnect leave on time there anyway :)

 

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 11:52 AM

Whatever happened to Hyperhorse? 

Also, thinking about my new TV that's on it's way :)


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#20532 Rybags

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:24 PM

Middle-manager with Dodo?

 

Probably taking part in a medical study to find why some people exhibit symptoms of crystal meth usage without actually having it in their system.

 

TV - what, smart TV or something?  I noticed recently that some are getting pretty cheap, like 40" JVC for about $450 and a 4K 48" for about $650 @ BigW.

The JVC though... just looks cheap and nasty.



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 03:26 PM

hmmm... why would i want quantum over waterfox ?

I've only really used waterfox when trying to work around some bugs FF had in the past.

Quantum, the project that's been going on within Mozilla/Firefox for a while, is pretty good.

Also, security fixes presumably more quickly than WF gets?
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#20534 Rybags

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 03:32 PM

I don't think WF lags behind too much - probably under a week at worst.  In any case I've almost always lagged deliberately mainly due to updates often breaking extensions.

But you have to question the validity of Waterfox now that Quantum has a 64-bit version.

IMO they'd be best off doing something like Vivaldi has done with the Chrome browser - fork out and provide more default features that would have otherwise needed extensions or heavy tweaking.



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 09:45 PM

Middle-manager with Dodo?

 

Probably taking part in a medical study to find why some people exhibit symptoms of crystal meth usage without actually having it in their system.

 

TV - what, smart TV or something?  I noticed recently that some are getting pretty cheap, like 40" JVC for about $450 and a 4K 48" for about $650 @ BigW.

The JVC though... just looks cheap and nasty.

 

Hehehehe ... Dodo manager .. 

TV is a smart TV from Kogan. 4K LED 43" . ... Bargain for $339. Only missing one thing which is an ethernet port, but that's no biggie. Just need something to watch some sports and news stuff.

https://www.kogan.co...ies-8-ju8000-c/


Edited by JediKnight, 10 March 2018 - 09:47 PM.

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#20536 Rybags

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 09:52 PM

That's an amazing price... but for "smart" blackbox video devices Wifi is a way more desirable option.  Looks like that TV is fairly minimal with the extra features but at the price you could chuck an extra few hundred @ a 4K media player and still be going alright.



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 07:53 PM

Once again Parramatta manage to wrestle victory from it's jaws and grapple defeat.  After a dominant first half (or at least half an hour) they crumbled, with Penrith going from no score to being the only scorers after the 34th minute.

And it would seem that the Raiders also managed to throw away a not quite as certain victory.

 

In other news, the new NRL website is a joke.  Yet another page that's inflicted us with the tablet look/feel.  Ridiculous images that zoom to 105% when you hover over them.  And match reports no longer have the score worm, so you have to trawl through the reports and stats and work it out for yourself.


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#20538 eveln

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 08:05 PM

I do like slack weekends


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 11:02 PM

Hasn't it been pissing down to the point you should be planning an ark up there?

 

At least the AFL website is still with it's former look/feel.

 

Somewhat pissed off that a HDD caddy that I bought probably under 18 months ago and has had maybe 10 hours use has an intermittent dropout problem.  I've got a same model that I got about a year ago and it has no such problem.  And there I was wondering why 3 clone attempts on a fairly new drive were failing.



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:09 AM

" Hasn't it been pissing down to the point you should be planning an ark up there?"

 

Worse through the week. A couple of times I wondered whether I'd complete my travel to work. Been much worse lower down past Cairns than us up here. And inland too, they could do

with several flat-bottomed arks stocked with drinking water and other supplies


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