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18. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 20, 2009, 12:17 space captain
 
just runs horribly on my Vista system.

thats your problem
 
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17. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 17:27 PHJF
 
Does this thing only work for youtube, though?

I know I can download pretty much every .FLV with downloadhelper, but it's a fucking pain in the ass converting them to .wmv.
 
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16. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 15:39 Icewind
 
It's the new way I pirate music. When a new song comes out I want, I download the video and later rip the audio out and save it to mp3. Of course, I keep the video as well.

Yikes! Hello, horrible quality, hard-on-the-ears music collection!

You'd think so, but the major music labels all upload their music videos in HQ now. Warner Music Group especially does this with all of their artists. Great quality.

Look at this Warner artist's video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKSQjSdU8VA

Shitty song, sure, but hit the HQ button and the audio is excellent.

Plus, the great thing about doing this is you have all the videos you want on your ipod without paying on itunes for them.

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15. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 15:27 ForgedReality
 
It's the new way I pirate music. When a new song comes out I want, I download the video and later rip the audio out and save it to mp3. Of course, I keep the video as well.

Yikes! Hello, horrible quality, hard-on-the-ears music collection!
 
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14. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 14:51 Icewind
 
Noscript is annoying to me. Why would I ever want to disable scripts for every site EXCEPT certain ones I whitelist? What's needed is a reverse operation: Blacklist certain sites, but allow scripts everywhere else. Then this plugin would be useful to me. How do you use it and find it useful?

It's not annoying at all. I simply whitelist something as I see that I need to. For instance, the first time I went to break.com after installing it, the program blocked the videos. I merely added that in. Done.

I go to a lot of places I shouldn't, and it's nice having *everything* blocked, that way I can just get what I need out of a "dodgy" site and not worry about re-directs, drive by downloads or other such nonsense.

... you can download flash videos as mp4??!?

And all this time I've been dicking around with a horribly convoluted .flv converter app!

Sure, it's easy. If you have Greasemonkey installed, go here:

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/42284

It's the new way I pirate music. When a new song comes out I want, I download the video and later rip the audio out and save it to mp3. Of course, I keep the video as well.
 
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13. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 14:24 Tumbler
 
Firefox plus Adblock plus & Noscript are always on any computer I use. I feel like noscript is invaluable in showing you how much crap is trying to load onto your system, pages that link to a dozen other servers are nice to see stopped at the door, the page might not function but I typically close the page if it's trying to connect to 20 other sites at the same time.

 
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12. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 14:20 SlyBri
 
I dunno. I love firefox but anything 3.0 and above just runs horribly on my Vista system. Pages won't load or load halfway, the cpu spikes to 100%, and it's just dead slow.
I'm forced to use Firefox 2. I've looked up the problem and there are hundreds of similar complaints in the Mozilla forums, but no solution.




 
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11. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 14:20 DG
 
PHJF try DownloadHelper extension, though may be excessive to requirements
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006

edit: latest FF running fine in Vista 64 here

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10. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 14:11 PHJF
 
... you can download flash videos as mp4??!?

And all this time I've been dicking around with a horribly convoluted .flv converter app!
 
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9. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 13:57 ForgedReality
 
Noscript is annoying to me. Why would I ever want to disable scripts for every site EXCEPT certain ones I whitelist? What's needed is a reverse operation: Blacklist certain sites, but allow scripts everywhere else. Then this plugin would be useful to me. How do you use it and find it useful?  
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8. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 12:12 Icewind
 
I will say, that for me, Firefox has definitely become bloated in the past few years. So much so that it now feels as "heavy" as IE once did to me.

However, it is the only browser that has the plug-ins I need. Protection plug-ins like the "sent-from-god" messiah NOSCRIPT, the necessary adblock Plus, and the greasemonkey script that downloads flash videos as MP4s. I could not live on the web without those three plugins. Unless Chrome (Or any other major browser) gets working equivalents to those 3, I won't switch. (EDIT: Yes, I know Chrome has an adblocker, that's 1/3 though)

As for security, as long as you keep noscript on and let it be as conservative as it wants, I see no problems.

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7. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 11:24 The PC Warrior
 
firefox patches the fastest anyways. i hear about a vulnerability and half the time firefox has already updated to close it. theyre introducing a new control model for addons next release which will prevent third party apps from doing this kind of thing anyways, author is a retard.  
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6. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 09:48 WaltC
 
Have to agree that complaining about a browser's "safety" because of vulnerabilities that are found in 3rd-party add-ons that aren't even a part of the official browser release, or written by the people who wrote the browser code, is lame. Much better to entitle an article: "Use 3rd-party browser add-ons at your own risk! Here's why..."

 
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5. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 06:51 rocketpcguy
 
yeah, flash causes my cpu usage to go to 50%-100%, but only in firefox.  
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4. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 06:41 DG
 
TBF he does eventually get around to stating
So while it is probably unfair to measure the security-worthiness of Firefox in this manner, it would be inaccurate to exclude them completely.

But then goes off with
While I never did compare Firefox with other browsers, I have personally found that the processor utilization of Mozilla Firefox does at times spike up to 100 percent for unknown reasons.
Um, what is the point in reporting this without doing any of
- comparing
- knowing the reason
- determining if it's a common problem?
Maybe it's not firefox, but flash for example. Or his PC.

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3. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2009, 02:16 Creston
 
Firefox is the safest browser in my opinion

To be fair, a lot of internet security guys agree that Chrome is probably inherently the safest browser. But your point is valid. If people install 800 apps into Firefox, they're bound to open up vulnerabilities.

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2. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 18, 2009, 23:49 Wolfen
 
OK I had to create an account after reading the news almost daily on this website for the last year or so.

I am just amazed at how people can write articles that they know are complete and utter B.S.

This author quotes a story about how Firefox has the most vulnerabilities, yet acknowledges the fact that the real problem is when people install random 3rd party addons.

Isn't this the same exact thing happening to the I-Phone and it's applications, or the same thing that people have lambasted Microsoft for with Windows and installing random programs from untrusted companies that in the end only end up causing major headaches.

Firefox is the safest browser in my opinion, and I am only running Ad-Block, IE Tab, and No-Script and I feel like that combination gives me a sense of being almost bulletproof while surfing the web.

Anyways I love this site and thanks to Blue for all the hard work!

I dunno. I was about to post saying ive never had problems with firefox and never get jammed with trojans or spyware or malware unless its come from some crapware. Rule of thumb, stay of the porn sites, watch out for warez, and be mindful of any software titled as free. hehe
 
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1. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 18, 2009, 21:41 Reznor
 
OK I had to create an account after reading the news almost daily on this website for the last year or so.

I am just amazed at how people can write articles that they know are complete and utter B.S.

This author quotes a story about how Firefox has the most vulnerabilities, yet acknowledges the fact that the real problem is when people install random 3rd party addons.

Isn't this the same exact thing happening to the I-Phone and it's applications, or the same thing that people have lambasted Microsoft for with Windows and installing random programs from untrusted companies that in the end only end up causing major headaches.

Firefox is the safest browser in my opinion, and I am only running Ad-Block, IE Tab, and No-Script and I feel like that combination gives me a sense of being almost bulletproof while surfing the web.

Anyways I love this site and thanks to Blue for all the hard work!
 
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