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by felemur
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firefox 57 just not good enough (impressions)
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Firefox 57 just not good enough (impressions)

Flemur wrote:Firefox 57 is great. No problems, youtube plays fine, pages load much faster, less memory use than previous FFs.


That's my experience too.
by felemur
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Brave Browser ?
Replies: 22
Views: 519

Re: Brave Browser ?

OK, that makes sense to me now.
by felemur
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thunderbird Mail
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Thunderbird Mail

Thunderbird is very useful. I have many e-mail accounts, and it allows me to keep an eye on them in one place and puts up notifications in Cinnamon when an email comes in. I read an article that stated mail programs like Thunderbird are not being used much anymore however. Their use peaked in the ea...
by felemur
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Brave Browser ?
Replies: 22
Views: 519

Re: Brave Browser ?

I've used Brave in Linux and Android. Nothing really wrong with it in Linux - basically another Chromium based browser, which IMO is not a bad thing - the blink engine works. Of all the browsers I use (I test changes to my websites on many browsers in Linux and Windows to make sure it works as expec...
by felemur
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The future of the PC OS ?
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: The future of the PC OS ?

I don't like using Windows 10, but I do think that is an excellent idea. It reminds me of Vivaldi browser, where you can tab-stack related tabs and hibernate the tab stack, and then reopen it. Vivaldi has a history feature that is so very useful and unlike any other browser. Vivaldi browser has made...
by felemur
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Intel CPU? Then you're running Minix
Replies: 39
Views: 1567

Re: Intel CPU? Then you're running Minix

You can download a Linux utility from Intel to check and see if your system is vulnerable: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27150 Here is the Intel security bulletin: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000025619/software.html I ran the utility, and it worked. EDIT: How...
by felemur
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: Appears my Mint 18.3 is broken now

MintBean wrote:
Hoser Rob wrote:IMO using noobs as guinea pigs/free testers is very bad form.
I would agree with you if it wasn't clearly stated that this is for testing purposes only.
Which it is.


The problem is: most people overestimate their skill level. Goobers like me didn't get smart about that truth until we got old. :D
by felemur
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum Police?
Replies: 32
Views: 739

Re: Forum Police?

Has anyone else noticed the "Posting Police" on the forums? They seem to be self appointed 'moderators' and use a scolding tone to those who do not conform to their interpretation of forum correctness. Those posts should be referred to appointed and qualified moderators for proper disposi...
by felemur
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: USB Security Issues in Linux - (Meh priority level)
Replies: 3
Views: 227

USB Security Issues in Linux - (Meh priority level)

Can't see why this would be that big of a deal for most of us, but I thought I'd post the link anyway:

"Google researcher finds 79 Linux USB vulnerabilities"

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/1 ... abilities/
by felemur
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) VeraCrypt Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: (Solved) VeraCrypt Problem

Always nice.. Ehrm.. Concerning when problems fixes them selves.. You may want to check up on your disk caching - sound a bit like you are loading a lot of the data being copied into memory before actually writing it to disk. Since disk caching is a kernel feature a kernel update may very well have...
by felemur
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) VeraCrypt Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: (Solved) VeraCrypt Problem

Always nice.. Ehrm.. Concerning when problems fixes them selves.. You may want to check up on your disk caching - sound a bit like you are loading a lot of the data being copied into memory before actually writing it to disk. Since disk caching is a kernel feature a kernel update may very well have...
by felemur
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) VeraCrypt Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Re: VeraCrypt Problem

Problem has solved itself in unknown way. It starts to eat memory, then drops back down again. Does this over and over as it is transferring large amounts of files into an encrypted container. The only thing I've changed since the last time I used it when the problem was there and now: I've done the...
by felemur
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Interesting Extension: Automatic Wayback Machine for Dead Links
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Interesting Extension: Automatic Wayback Machine for Dead Links

This is an interesting extension for Blink based browsers, and there is one for Firefox as well. If you click on a link and it is temporarily down or gone for good, the extension sees if there is a copy on the Wayback Machine internet archive. If so, it retrieves it in https. https://chrome.google.c...
by felemur
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: E-mail Bombs Might Become More Common Now
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: E-mail Bombs Might Become More Common Now

Good idea, though my way works too.
by felemur
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Websites Secretly Stealing Visitors' Resources Mining Cryptocurrency
Replies: 23
Views: 594

Re: Websites Secretly Stealing Visitors' Resources Mining Cryptocurrency

......... -- Edit (1): it appears that the adblocker uBlock Origin also blocks miners: https://themerkle.com/ublock-origin-developers-take-steps-to-block-cryptocurrency-mining-scripts/ Maybe a reason to dump Adblock Plus and switch to uBlock Origin? Probably no need for a dedicated mining blocker l...
by felemur
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: E-mail Bombs Might Become More Common Now
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: E-mail Bombs Might Become More Common Now

If you want to be contacted, there is an easy way without posting your e-mail if you own a website: Use a "Contact" script on a .php page. Your website host will send the contact info filled by the website viewer to an e-mail of your choice, and the person filling the form has no idea what...
by felemur
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Websites Secretly Stealing Visitors' Resources Mining Cryptocurrency
Replies: 23
Views: 594

Re: Websites Secretly Stealing Visitors' Resources Mining Cryptocurrency

Just tested that extension in Chromium and on the website I mentioned - it worked :) Not sure how it filters/blocks, so whether it will remain effective over time remains to be seen. Edit: hmmm, think it just blocks connection to domains, in this case 'coinhive.com'. Yes, it is list based. I hope i...
by felemur
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Websites Secretly Stealing Visitors' Resources Mining Cryptocurrency
Replies: 23
Views: 594

Re: Websites Secretly Stealing Visitors' Resources Mining Cryptocurrency

FYI: Here is an extension that is supposed to block this (from one of the answers on the Vivaldi Forum). This should work on Chromium based browsers like Chrome, Vivaldi, SlimJet, etc.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... fmgmpblogb
by felemur
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Websites Secretly Stealing Visitors' Resources Mining Cryptocurrency
Replies: 23
Views: 594

Re: Websites Secretly Stealing Visitors' Resources Mining Cryptocurrency

I posted the same question on the Vivaldi Browser forum (as that is the one I use the most), and one of the people indicated that using the uBlock Origin extension would stop it. Is that true? EDIT: Here is a cross-post of my same question on the Vivaldi Forum, as some of the answers are interesting...
by felemur
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Websites Secretly Stealing Visitors' Resources Mining Cryptocurrency
Replies: 23
Views: 594

Re: Websites Secretly Stealing Visitors' Resources Mining Cryptocurrency

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/13/cryypto_mining/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2017/10/31/hacked-websites-could-be-using-your-computer-to-mine-cryptocurrency/#713a360e7250 https://www.extremetech.com/computing/257786-browser-cryptocurrency-mining-exploding-across-web http://www.zdn...

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