Sink until you hit rock bottom



  • Isn't free software great?

    (In case you don't know: That's Mozilla Firefox on Android. Top Sites edited out so you can't guess my pr0n fetishes)

    I have no idea what the add-on does, but it's very likely spyware, makes your browser slower, sucks on your bandwidth, and on your data plan, and on your phone's RAM (pick any five). But hey, it's at least webscale, right???

    The only explaination I have for this behaviour is that the site specified in the screenshot pays Mozilla some amount of money for this.

    Fuck you too, Mozilla. Fuck you.



  • Why are you using Firefox for Android?



  • @ben_lubar said:

    Why are you using Firefox for Android at all?

    FTFY



  • Chrome used to have a bug which made some things not work. That bug has long been fixed, but I sticked with Firefox because the UX was mostly the same (that is, until today(.



  • @FILE_NOT_FOUND said:

    Chrome used to have a bug which made some things not work. That bug has long been fixed, but I sticked with Firefox because the UX was mostly the same (that is, until today(.

    I am using IE11 which in some regard is much better than many other browsers. At least all the ECMA 3 related javascript bug like parseInt('017') have been fixed.



  • @ben_lubar said:

    Why are you using Firefox for Android?

    Because Chrome Mobile doesn't have plug-ins? At least, not as far as I can figure out.



  • It's not 2006, stop using Firefox.



  • @FILE_NOT_FOUND said:

    Chrome used to have a bug which made some things not work.

    I did a thing that had a result.



  • There's Dolphin on Android, and it's pretty cool too. As for the add-ons, well, they have to pay their grumpy cat lovers somehow...



  • Watching pr0ns on a smartphone is TRWTF



  • @FILE_NOT_FOUND said:

    Chrome used to have a bug which made some things not work.

    Used to ‽‽…

    Last night Chrome auto-updated and broke my extensions!! Why? Because they weren't Chrome Store "blessed" extensions! Their response: "Oh, well we noted in November on our forum that we were going to do that…"

    Really, in your forum which, all the world knows how to find?? And which all the world obviously subscribes to and lurks on? Really, when you have a facility to push those announcements to the users of your browser??

    It just felt like a sneak attack. Unfortunately Mozilla has already pissed me off to much for me to ever go back to FireFux. (Thunderbird is still a go however). So it's off to Chrome's dev channel for me. 😦



  • @M_Adams said:

    Really, in your forum which, all the world knows how to find?? And which all the world obviously subscribes to and lurks on? Really, when you have a facility to push those announcements to the users of your browser??

    It wouldn't matter, Chrome auto-updates so you're screwed anyway whether you know it or not. It's like a thief who breaks into your home, tells you "I am stealing your TV" and then walks out with it. Sure you got a warning but your TV is still gone and your window is still broken.



  • True, but really would a message tab saying "BTW… You have these non Chrome Store extensions, which we will disable in the near future. Start haranguing the distributors to publish them to Chrome Store: [List follows]", be so hard to do for the auto updates preceding the change? Fuckers, the lot of them.

    I maintain an "in house" app (Eclipse based FTW 🙂 ) that does just that: warns about depreciated stuff on it's auto updates; mostly so I can get feedback to make the depreciation process smoother for the users, or even (gasp) decide to not go through with the depreciation.



  • BTW… From the posts over at productforums.google.com of which I've posted one or two, most of the "hate" for the disabling of extensions is from users of anti-viral, and accessibility extensions. Way to go team Google, bravo!


  • SockDev

    Of course none of us saw any of this coming.

    Vendor gives away free product, vendor's free product potentially interferes with vendor's other, much more lucrative, product, vendor is going to neuter free product as best able to protect filthy lucre.

    First they came for the anti-virus, and I did not speak out
    -- I never had a virus.

    Then they came for the accessibility, and I did not speak out
    -- I have no accessibility issues.

    Then they came for the ad-blockers, and I did not speak out
    -- I have no ads of my own.

    Then they came for your privacy and identity
    -- and there was no-one left to speak for me.



  • I have a number of "survivalist nut-job" friends busily prepping for the "zombie apocalypse" (sic).

    As I get older, they are sounding much less "nut-jobby" (as long as you understand "zombie apocalypse" is metaphorical… It's much more likely to be a "welfare queen apocalypse"Trollbait™ at least in the US)… and I've actually been "buying in" with them. Some $$ here, stashes of MREs there, some copies of useful books to each, etc... Gotta keep them options open 😞



  • Did you seriously just equate the slaughter of 11 million people to a change in a computer program you use to browse lolcats?


    Filed under: #godwinning



  • Do you seriously not understand metaphorical parallelism, and the concept of a "canary"?

    Yes the holocaust was and is a shameful thing, but it all started from the smallest of infringements; which no one spoke out against. It was a political example of a real world "Reductio ad Absurdum" and/or one of "Slippery Slope".

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.
    George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905


  • SockDev

    I would amend that observation today, though. Today it is not about remembering the past, it is about being prepared to listen to it.

    This is one of the things that really gets my goat about all the historical remembrance going on this year regarding the 100th anniversary of WWI. There's a lot of 'never forget' and a lot of 'will not forget' being thrown about but it seems to me that the wisdom we could learn from listening to history is never listened to.



  • I'm not sure the amendment is necessary as the last line of the quote states:

    This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

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