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Forum: Internet, Web Apps and Networking 06. May 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,879
Posted By Cthulhux
My major complaint about Basilisk is that, just...

My major complaint about Basilisk is that, just like Pale Moon, it uses an outdated GUI. I wonder if that will affect future development.

Meanwhile, they use a new codebase called "UXP", looks...
Forum: Linux 06. May 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By Cthulhux
Wouldn't it be enough to boot from a Linux rescue...

Wouldn't it be enough to boot from a Linux rescue DVD/CD/thumbdrive/floppy/tape ;-) and reinstall grub?
Forum: Linux 30. Dec 2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,477
Posted By Cthulhux
I entered the Void.

Some of you might be surprised, but I actually have a Linux laptop currently. The problem was that one of my newer machines has a WiFi chipset that's not supported on BSD/Solaris.

I had very few...
Forum: Internet, Web Apps and Networking 04. Oct 2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By Cthulhux
The 5th beta (has been released and) has not...

The 5th beta (has been released and) has not frozen yet, at least on my machine.
Forum: Internet, Web Apps and Networking 03. Oct 2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By Cthulhux
I'll wait for the 5th beta and probably report a...

I'll wait for the 5th beta and probably report a bug then.
Forum: Internet, Web Apps and Networking 03. Oct 2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By Cthulhux
Hmm. None of the add-ons you mentioned are...

Hmm. None of the add-ons you mentioned are installed on mine. It's probably Firefox itself then.

Have you tried a clean profile? Chances are still that you ran into an update problem.
Forum: Internet, Web Apps and Networking 03. Oct 2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By Cthulhux
I agree about the random freezing. It happens to...

I agree about the random freezing. It happens to me on MediaWiki sites as well. I haven't been able to safely reproduce the issue just yet though; do you have any add-ons enabled, so maybe I can find...
Forum: Internet, Web Apps and Networking 02. Oct 2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By Cthulhux
I've been using the Firefox beta versions since...

I've been using the Firefox beta versions since the existence of the beta channel and they usually update to newer beta versions as well. :) And this is the first time I think this was a horrible...
Forum: Internet, Web Apps and Networking 01. Oct 2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By Cthulhux
Firefox 57 beta

My Firefox automatically updated to version 57 "beta" two days ago, to be released in mid-November. I guess this might be interesting for some of you, so here are my first impressions:


With the...
Forum: Linux 23. Jul 2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By Cthulhux
On Windows and BSD, I use youtube-dl which should...

On Windows and BSD, I use youtube-dl which should also run on Linux. (Ignore the name. It supports enough sites (http://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/supportedsites.html).) AFAIR there are also browser...
Forum: Comments, Suggestions and Feedback 01. Jun 2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,557
Posted By Cthulhux
Not entirely true, there is a lot of new software...

Not entirely true, there is a lot of new software which is (in theory) also running on older systems. You are not really advised to run older systems though.
Forum: ChitChat 17. Apr 2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 513
Posted By Cthulhux
Unpaywall: Read paywalled research papers for free

I've just come across this nice software: Unpaywall (http://unpaywall.org) seems to be a browser extension which looks for alternative sources for paywalled research papers.

Might come in handy at...
Forum: I Want a Freeware Program that ... 10. Apr 2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By Cthulhux
AFAIK there is none.

AFAIK there is none.
Forum: Security 09. Apr 2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,308
Posted By Cthulhux
Hilarious research: Automatically Inferring...

Hilarious research:
Automatically Inferring Malware Signatures for Anti-Virus Assisted Attacks (https://www.sec.cs.tu-bs.de/pubs/2017-asiaccs.pdf).

TL;DR: Don't use anti-virus software.
Forum: ChitChat 21. Mar 2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By Cthulhux
Gizmo interviewed on Dedoimedo

His life is perfect now. ;)

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/interview-tsa-gizmo.html
Forum: Linux 17. Mar 2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,165
Posted By Cthulhux
From the "Linux is so great" department: Severe...

From the "Linux is so great" department: Severe vulnerability from 2009 (!) finally fixed (http://thehackernews.com/2017/03/linux-kernel-vulnerability.html).
Forum: Security 14. Feb 2017, 02:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,308
Posted By Cthulhux
Most Linux users I know are not exactly more...

Most Linux users I know are not exactly more "technically capable" than most Windows users I know. While this might have been different in the 90s, today's Linux distributions are often focused on...
Forum: Security 14. Feb 2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,308
Posted By Cthulhux
Software won't be able to fix a missing security...

Software won't be able to fix a missing security concept. What people really need is a security concept.
Forum: Security 14. Feb 2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,308
Posted By Cthulhux
Where can I find a similar case on a locked-down...

Where can I find a similar case on a locked-down Windows VM? Remember that you were who claimed that Windows was the culprit.
Forum: Security 13. Feb 2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,308
Posted By Cthulhux
Oh, well... ...

Oh, well...
http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-desktop-trojan-hand-of-thief-steals-in/

I, for one, never had a problem like this on any of my banking Windows systems.
Forum: Security 13. Feb 2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,308
Posted By Cthulhux
I was hoping you could provide a reasoning behind...

I was hoping you could provide a reasoning behind your implicit suggestion that Windows users should use a flawed and erroneous system like Linux for their banking needs. Turns out you can't. If a...
Forum: Security 13. Feb 2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,308
Posted By Cthulhux
I don't think that someone who recommends Ubuntu...

I don't think that someone who recommends Ubuntu (officially disapproved by the Free Software Foundation due to a horrible history of spyware and similar atrocities) should be seen more as an...
Forum: Security 13. Feb 2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,308
Posted By Cthulhux
There is no reason to not use a locked-down...

There is no reason to not use a locked-down Windows PC for that.
Forum: Security 13. Feb 2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,308
Posted By Cthulhux
How does using Linux prevent loss?

How does using Linux prevent loss?
Forum: Freeware Installation & Usage 07. Jan 2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,047
Posted By Cthulhux
Yup, sorry. I failed. Please just remove the...

Yup, sorry. I failed. Please just remove the erroneous first part of the URL.
http://Chocolatey.org
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