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westslope

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Posted: Jul 24, 2019 - 12:46pm

I am liking Vivaldi but miss Opera's native ad blocker.

Any suggestions for an ad blocker extension that works with the Chromium family?
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Posted: Jul 23, 2019 - 7:02pm

Downloaded Vivaldi 2.6.  Imported bookmarks from Opera.  Now have both open as I populate the speed dial in Vivaldi.  

Ran a couple of internet speed tests.   Opera was faster. Only slightly.  Perhaps that is because I have an ad blocker running in Opera.  Dunno.

Otherwise, I like the layout, I like the settings and I love the Opera-style accelerator keys.  
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Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 9:58am



 Proclivities wrote:

I cannot respond to your post in the new site (in Chrome), there is a "100%-width" style command for the red-outlined box which has borked out the thread and made the right side hidden.  Anyhow, the major problem I'd had with Opera was that it consumed massive amounts of memory, much more than any other browser.  It would slow down my machines dramatically.
 

Bad copy&paste.   I asked Bill to delete the two offending posts and he passed the problem to his developer.

I hear you on memory consumption.  
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Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 8:56am

 westslope wrote:

From: Private and Secure Browsers to Keep Your Data Safe

 

 

3. Opera browser

Opera started off as a decent browser, developed in Norway. However, in 2016 it was soldto a Chinese consortium for $600 million – and a lot has changed. Opera’s privacy policy explains how your data is being collected and shared when you use Opera products:

opera browser secureOpera’s privacy policy is rather concerning.Not recommended.

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As long as the information remains non-identifiable and direct security is not compromised, then I am not so worried.   Or should I be?
 
I cannot respond to your post in the new site (in Chrome), there is a "100%-width" style command for the red-outlined box which has borked out the thread and made the right side hidden.  Anyhow, the major problem I'd had with Opera was that it consumed massive amounts of memory, much more than any other browser.  It would slow down my machines dramatically.
westslope

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Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 8:30am

From: Private and Secure Browsers to Keep Your Data Safe

Re-pasted:

3. Opera browser 

Opera started off as a decent browser, developed in Norway. However, in 2016 it was soldto a Chinese consortium for $600 million – and a lot has changed. Opera’s privacy policy explains how your data is being collected and shared when you use Opera products:opera browser secureOpera’s privacy policy is rather concerning. 

Not recommended.


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As long as the information remains non-identifiable and direct security is not compromised, then I am not so worried.   Or should I be?
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Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 8:02am



 miamizsun wrote:

{#Lol}

have you tried vivaldi?

Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by Opera Software co-founder and former CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita. 
 
I was about to extoll the virtues of Opera but this looks intriguing.

So how does Vivaldi compare to the chromium-based Edge?

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Posted: Jul 18, 2019 - 8:21am

some guy's opinion

Private and Secure Browsers to Keep Your Data Safe

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Posted: Jul 18, 2019 - 7:23am

Chrome, because it's not Microsoft.
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Posted: Jul 17, 2019 - 3:11pm



 Copenhagen_Cat wrote:
I use Safari, have done for many years because it comes with the Mac, but the first one was Netscape. I also used alltheweb as a search engine, but that's gone. 

Which was the first computer you used? Mine was an Amstrad. The screen was green. LOL! I didn't try the ZX81, but my husband had one.
 
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Posted: Jul 17, 2019 - 3:04pm



 Copenhagen_Cat wrote:
I use Safari, have done for many years because it comes with the Mac, but the first one was Netscape. I also used alltheweb as a search engine, but that's gone. 

Which was the first computer you used? Mine was an Amstrad. The screen was green. LOL! I didn't try the ZX81, but my husband had one.
 

"I use Safari"


You are very brave. Safari to me is a hairball that doesn't get updated and de-bugged enough. 

The new version of Firefox (68 I think) has a pretty cool privacy/security feature. It comes with built-in containers that limit the visibility of cookies from one type of website to another type of website. For instance, there is a container for shopping; if you do all your shopping in browser tabs that started inside the shopping container, the cookies and site information from those tabs will not be seen or exchanged with tabs outside the container. Therefore, Facebook won't be able to tell that you  went on a binge at the online comic book store as long as you keep Facebook out of your shopping container. You can create your own containers too. 

Brave is a great browser. The Epic browser claims to take the security/privacy features of Brave even further. 
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Posted: Jul 17, 2019 - 1:56pm

I use Safari, have done for many years because it comes with the Mac, but the first one was Netscape. I also used alltheweb as a search engine, but that's gone. 

Which was the first computer you used? Mine was an Amstrad. The screen was green. LOL! I didn't try the ZX81, but my husband had one.
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Posted: May 11, 2019 - 9:16am

 miamizsun wrote:

{#Lol}
have you tried vivaldi?

Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by Opera Software co-founder and former CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita. 

 
I'll look into that, thanks. That sounds even more refined...Opera Vivaldi.
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Posted: May 11, 2019 - 7:39am

 Coaxial wrote:

Opera, because I need some sophistication in my life.

 
{#Lol}
have you tried vivaldi?

Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by Opera Software co-founder and former CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita. 
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Posted: May 11, 2019 - 7:23am

 miamizsun wrote:
i'm also using/trying the new ms edge chromium browser

a lot of the existing extensions work too


 
Opera, because I need some sophistication in my life.
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Posted: May 11, 2019 - 7:12am

i'm also using/trying the new ms edge chromium browser

a lot of the existing extensions work too



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Posted: Aug 3, 2011 - 2:37pm

 kurtster wrote:

Yep floorboards in the back totally gone (62 Monza w/powerglide).  Put down sheet metal and mastik and a ton of screws.  It held pretty good, but yes it would leak during rainy trips.  Never had the fire problem.  I bought it with a blown head gasket in one of the jugs.  Tore the whole thing apart, cleaned all the shrouding til it shined and brand new o-rings in the push rod tubes, so no oil leaks and no smelly heat. 

The standard Corvair survival tools were a 9/16 and 1/2 wrench and a section of broom stick so you could put the fan belt back on when it popped off.
 
I just used the tire iron to put the belt on. I bought a stock '36 Plymouth Business Coupe after that and had tons of fun with that for the $175 it cost me. I always regretted selling it later to a pizza place called "Godfathers Pizza" who used it to deliver pizza's and totally trashed it in no time.


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Posted: Aug 3, 2011 - 2:28pm

Firefox, because it's not I.E.
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Posted: Aug 3, 2011 - 2:23pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

My first car was a '60 Corvair in HS. One day I was driving home from school with friends and the engine caught fire and the first place I could turn into was of course a gas station and found I couldn't stop because the brake lines got cut when the engine mounting tab broke which also broke the fuel line and caused the fire. I hit the side wall of the station away from the pumps and they came running out with fire extinguishers and just stood and watched it burn while we bailed out of the burning car.  I left it there and they used it as a garbage dumpster until it was full of junk and then they hauled it off. I paid a whopping $15 for that car. Remember when you could actually get a running car for under $50? The floorboards were rusted out and snow would drift inside at night so I had to put plywood over the holes...

 
Yep floorboards in the back totally gone (62 Monza w/powerglide).  Put down sheet metal and mastik and a ton of screws.  It held pretty good, but yes it would leak during rainy trips.  Never had the fire problem.  I bought it with a blown head gasket in one of the jugs.  Tore the whole thing apart, cleaned all the shrouding til it shined and brand new o-rings in the push rod tubes, so no oil leaks and no smelly heat. 

The standard Corvair survival tools were a 9/16 and 1/2 wrench and a section of broom stick so you could put the fan belt back on when it popped off.

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Posted: Aug 3, 2011 - 2:11pm

 Zep wrote:
Is there a browser setting that will show non-English characters here at RP correctly? 

For example, sometimes "Detektivbyrån" shows up properly, and sometimes it's "DetektivbyrÃ¥n" ...
 
I've noticed that if I leave my browser open on the RP website past midnight (Central TZ), that the text editor misbehaves, and when I post, I get at least two Japanese Yen characters in my post.  I think it might have something to do with a batch (cron) job that must run around that time.  I can go back and edit the post to remove the unwanted characters, and fully closing then restarting the browser puts things back to normal.

Something to be aware of is your character encoding.  There's a setting at the OS level and another for each browser application.  There seems to be a push to standardize on Unicode characters.  UTF-8 is becoming the standard for the WWW.  ISO-8859-1 works most of the time in the US, but mixing the two may be your problem.


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Posted: Aug 3, 2011 - 1:30pm

 ptooey wrote:
After viewing the RP site with no less than 5 different browsers, I'm convinced it's a "feature".
 
Yeah it happens elsewhere from browsers... The unicode chars mess up various stream programs.... Winamp does fine with them, and so does XMMS, but I've seen others that don't. 
 
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