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jimnyc
04-30-2014, 12:24 PM
Moved some shit around up top, the bookmarks are now in a different area and shit I like is now hidden. I don't like change. But I suppose with DHS warning people not to use IE for now, it's better than the alternative! Really though, it's just a neater looking version, and you can customize it like I did to make it somewhat appear like it did yesterday. :(

NightTrain
04-30-2014, 05:37 PM
Moved some shit around up top, the bookmarks are now in a different area and shit I like is now hidden. I don't like change. But I suppose with DHS warning people not to use IE for now, it's better than the alternative! Really though, it's just a neater looking version, and you can customize it like I did to make it somewhat appear like it did yesterday. :(


Chrome is your friend, hoser!

jimnyc
04-30-2014, 05:46 PM
Chrome is your friend, hoser!

Never! Then I gotta learn all over again. I've got too much time invested in Firefox! LOL I did find a theme that someone released already today that changes the new appearance to look like the old one, but you still have the new additions and security. :)

NightTrain
04-30-2014, 06:19 PM
Bah! Chrome is faster & lighter than Firefox. More secure, too, due to the fact that more scumbag malware peddlers target IE and then Firefox, in that order.

One of the really cool things about Chrome is the Adblock plugin. No more ads for me, and it even strips out those damn ads on Youtube videos.

jimnyc
04-30-2014, 06:40 PM
Bah! Chrome is faster & lighter than Firefox. More secure, too, due to the fact that more scumbag malware peddlers target IE and then Firefox, in that order.

One of the really cool things about Chrome is the Adblock plugin. No more ads for me, and it even strips out those damn ads on Youtube videos.

There's adblock for FF too! I agree, best thing ever. I don't mind plain old ads too much, but ever since I installed ad block that was the end of those pesky 15-30 second video ads when watching youtube or yahoo videos!

I trust you disabled the plugin for this page so you can still see and click away on mine? :beer:

NightTrain
04-30-2014, 07:10 PM
I trust you disabled the plugin for this page so you can still see and click away on mine? :beer:


http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6083&stc=1

Anton Chigurh
05-01-2014, 12:52 AM
Chrome is just Apple's Safari browser, styled up a little better than Safari and of course loaded with Google's spyware. "More secure" it is not, in fact it's alot less secure.

Apple WebKit and the Safari kernel, when ran on a windows computer, is IE dependent. Bet you didn't know that. That makes it vulnerable to most anything that gets in the IE registry. And I bet you also didn't know that IE runs and accesses the internet even when you're not using it, don't have it open and even if you have never used it. This is if you're on a windows computer.

The "chrome is more secure" fraud is one of the most easily proven frauds.

Firefox runs completely independent of IE and the windows registry. And had AdBlock WAY before Chrome ever existed.

NightTrain
05-01-2014, 05:19 PM
There will always be diehard Mozilla fans, but here's a hackfest that was run a couple weeks ago dealing with browser insecurity that actually says Firefox is the worst of the lot:

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/178587-firefox-is-still-the-least-secure-web-browser-falls-to-four-zero-day-exploits-at-pwn2own


While all four major web browsers Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari were successfully exploited, for a grand total of $850,000 in prize money awarded to successful security researchers, Firefox was by far the least secure browser, racking up no less than four zero-day vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities, if they were in the wild, would allow a hacker to do just about anything with your computer if you visited a specially crafted website.

It's a shameful thing for any browser to be accused of being less secure than IE.

I'll stick with Chrome, thanks.

jimnyc
05-01-2014, 05:43 PM
A lot of other users have previously complained about Firefox not sandboxing, and I know there was discussion about implementing it. I know also they are working on this for a soon version, called "Electrolysis"


The goal of the project is to run web content in a separate process from Firefox itself. The two major advantages of this model are security and performance. Security would improve because the content processes could be sandboxed (although sandboxing the content processes is a separate project from Electrolysis). Performance would improve because the browser UI would not be affected by poor performance of content code (be it layout or JavaScript). Also, content processes could be isolated from each other, which would have similar security and performance benefits.

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Electrolysis

Another option:

http://www.sandboxie.com/

But honestly, if your computer is properly secured, and your home network/firewall. and you ain't hanging out at 4chan or similar - you should be fine with any browser ('cept IE for right now!)

I like both Chrome and FF, it just comes down to preference. For many years now I have learned how to customize to my liking, learned the add-ons and basically everything around it. I'm just plain too damn lazy to be venturing elsewhere, for now.

I think eventually they will all learn and emulate one another, steal ideas, remove things, update.... and it'll always come down to personal preference.

I think we can call agree that IE sucks and is like having little terrorists running around on your machine right now!

tailfins
05-01-2014, 10:05 PM
Don't you know about the new Brendan Eich feature in Firefox? If you use the word faggot, most of it's functionality will be disabled similar to what Windows does if run it without a license key.

aboutime
05-06-2014, 06:46 PM
Anyone out there familiar with the depth of being an AOL member has on your personal PC, or laptop?

I ask because I am now aware. FIREFOX also has nearly the same technical abilities to nearly INVADE every directory on your PC, or Laptop.

Just as Google has been invading nearly everything we do on the Internet. Everyone should be weary of FIREFOX, and beware of feeling too comfortable, or happy with it's performance.

Truth is. There's a reason most Hackers like to use the words 'TROJAN HORSE'.
If you enjoy Firefox. So be it. But you can't later complain that nobody warned you.

jimnyc
05-06-2014, 07:18 PM
Anyone out there familiar with the depth of being an AOL member has on your personal PC, or laptop?

I ask because I am now aware. FIREFOX also has nearly the same technical abilities to nearly INVADE every directory on your PC, or Laptop.

Just as Google has been invading nearly everything we do on the Internet. Everyone should be weary of FIREFOX, and beware of feeling too comfortable, or happy with it's performance.

Truth is. There's a reason most Hackers like to use the words 'TROJAN HORSE'.
If you enjoy Firefox. So be it. But you can't later complain that nobody warned you.

That's just it though, as you even point out Google, and the Homeland Security has warned everyone to stay away from IE because of a security issue. And if you take out Firefox. I think the best a person can do is to make sure they have appropriate protection on their machine from malware/spyware/viruses. If someone takes enough precaution, then the browser choice is just that, a choice.

aboutime
05-06-2014, 08:10 PM
That's just it though, as you even point out Google, and the Homeland Security has warned everyone to stay away from IE because of a security issue. And if you take out Firefox. I think the best a person can do is to make sure they have appropriate protection on their machine from malware/spyware/viruses. If someone takes enough precaution, then the browser choice is just that, a choice.


Exactly. So, nobody can, or should complain about NOT being warned.

SassyLady
05-07-2014, 02:09 AM
A few years ago NT convinced me to change from IE to Chrome. I like it. However, I've not had the opportunity to use Firefox so can't comment.

As to the "protection" ... I have my own way.

1. I'm an angel so who cares if the NSA is listening or watching.

2. I don't have any money to steal.

3. My credit scores are so low that if someone tries to use my information to open accounts they will be turned down.
4. I'm a red blooded woman so I don't care if someone knows I watch porn. :slap:

So, why else would anyone want to hack me?

:coffee:

jimnyc
05-07-2014, 07:07 AM
A few years ago NT convinced me to change from IE to Chrome. I like it. However, I've not had the opportunity to use Firefox so can't comment.

As to the "protection" ... I have my own way.

1. I'm an angel so who cares if the NSA is listening or watching.

2. I don't have any money to steal.

3. My credit scores are so low that if someone tries to use my information to open accounts they will be turned down.
4. I'm a red blooded woman so I don't care if someone knows I watch porn. :slap:

So, why else would anyone want to hack me?

:coffee:

1 - But then they read the dirty things you wrote to me!
2 - And then they know you went to watch porn afterwards! :)

just kidding! Similar to my take - take precautions and don't go to 4chan. :)

tailfins
05-07-2014, 11:16 AM
So, why else would anyone want to hack me?

:coffee:

To commit a felony in your name instead of their own so that you're the one that gets arrested.

NightTrain
05-07-2014, 11:52 AM
To commit a felony in your name instead of their own so that you're the one that gets arrested.


I suppose that has happened, but it's quickly discovered that it wasn't the innocent party that did the dirty deed. There's still "fingerprints" on the electronic hackery.

I still say that of the mainstream browsers, Chrome is the safest of the lot.

Drummond
05-07-2014, 01:31 PM
Bah! Chrome is faster & lighter than Firefox. More secure, too, due to the fact that more scumbag malware peddlers target IE and then Firefox, in that order.

One of the really cool things about Chrome is the Adblock plugin. No more ads for me, and it even strips out those damn ads on Youtube videos.

I prefer Chrome myself ... a lot faster than Firefox. The one bugbear I've got with Chrome is that, when I'm quoting from an article and pasting text from an article's page, it almost always doubles the spacings between paragraphs. So I have to go back into my post and edit those larger gaps out.

If you've noticed that most of my posts show a 'last edited by' note at the bottom of them, that's the reason for it. I have to go back in and tidy them up.

NightTrain
05-08-2014, 03:30 AM
I prefer Chrome myself ... a lot faster than Firefox. The one bugbear I've got with Chrome is that, when I'm quoting from an article and pasting text from an article's page, it almost always doubles the spacings between paragraphs. So I have to go back into my post and edit those larger gaps out.

If you've noticed that most of my posts show a 'last edited by' note at the bottom of them, that's the reason for it. I have to go back in and tidy them up.

Yeah, I've noticed that too. It's kind of annoying but easily fixed.

I try to break up my posts so that a wall of text doesn't knock people out of their chairs.

fj1200
05-08-2014, 08:30 AM
I try to break up my posts so that a wall of text doesn't knock people out of their chairs.

But, but, but that's how you "win" internet. ;)

Drummond
05-08-2014, 03:29 PM
But, but, but that's how you "win" internet. ;)

I thought your preference was for crossing it all out .. ? :rolleyes:

fj1200
05-08-2014, 05:48 PM
I thought your preference was for crossing it all out .. ? :rolleyes:

That is my preference when it consists of incoherent gibberish. :)

aboutime
05-08-2014, 07:02 PM
That is my preference when it consists of incoherent gibberish. :)


If that was true fj. Every one of your posts would have been crossed out.