I also think that setting resource limits for the browser is a good feature.
I do not see why this needs to be broken out as a separate browser for #Gamers though. I guess it might help them gain market share because it's "new" but I think it's more likely to cause a lot of eye-rolling instead.
In software industry, following the "distrust and verify" strategy makes particularly good sense. Software that is not open-source cannot be verified, so should only be used in carefully sandboxed environments.
In 2020, why would anybody use a closed-source web browser?
Any software from China or Russia falls into that category for me. Some other places would too if it was more common to see mainstream software from them.
I agree with you on the web browsers. Hardly anyone uses an open source browser though. Most of them have open source components mixed with closed source blobs to the point where you don't really know what it's doing. Chrome is a good example where they go as far as to scan your machine for malware, but it's not the only one.
I read somewhere they laid of a huge part of the C++ team back in the day, when they switched to Chromium.
So that "many" you mention is what, 5%, 20%, 50% of the original Presto team?
Like google's 'flocks' concept, but maybe less moving pieces.
this is the one I mean, yes.
The download link just grabs an .exe file, so I can't test it because I'm not running Windows.
I guess it can be nice. When I use Safari, it seems some sites can bring my Mac down to its knees occasionally. Especially back when my Mac still had only 8 GB RAM, though recently I upgraded to 24 GB and I don't have many of these issues anymore.
Opera markets it as a gaming browser because they have some features for web based gaming
On the outside a browser seem harmless, but Qihoo 360, Alibaba, Tencent and all the other Chinese companies that operate popular browsers, kindly showed the world what they’re capable of when they decided to make the 966 GitHub repo inaccessible to everyone using the Chinese browsers (which many people are unknowingly doing since they come preinstalled with their cheap phones).
Just to be clear, they didn’t block GitHub as a whole, but they instead rewrote the content of a specific repo despite HTTPS being present. They could do the same with every website in the world, such as rewriting the content of Wikipedia articles, rewrite the content and websites returned in your Google search results, in your Facebook, YouTube feeds.. write fake NYTimes articles and modify the frontpage to link to them, or push the fake article to a specific group of users on social media, or rewrite Google Chrome’s download page to download a modified version that is bundled with malware. The possibilities are endless, and keep in mind that the companies themselves were willing to abuse this power to silence software developers complaining about long work hours.. imagine what the CCP would force them to do.
Translating their "example" scenario:
> For example, for a loan of $1,000 to pay in 91 days, you will have to pay only $82 of interest, a commission of $180 and VAT (16%). The total amount to be paid would be $1,384.
CAT: 151.1%, annual interest rate: 21.9%.
You get $1000, then three months later you pay it back plus 38%. Sounds legit /s
Hiring post linking Okredito to Opera:
It is not fair that usually the poorest pay the price, but the whole system is not fair. And I believe that it is actually financial apps that have some chance to democratize it more.
I do not know about Mexico, but such businesses are usually also regulated, wich is good, because at one end market knows the local conditions like capital cost and risk and at the other they do not fall into usury.
In your example: the bank lending rate in MX is already more than twice than US. Later, if you assume that for new unknown customer the delinquency probability cost has to be fixed in the price, then annualising the rate of short term loan makes it really scary. Such companies usually have better rates for returning customers.
Is there a way to configure Firefox to boot up in some sort of similarly-scaled back fashion?
I tried Brave for a couple weeks but they didn't support DRM videos, so back I went to Chrome.
Netflix works fine. Spotify works fine. Extensions work fine. Gmail works fine. Pocket integration (I also own a Kobo) is awesome. Syncing between all my devices works great.
Multi-Account containers are such a great feature, now I can't live without it.
Literally without scrolling at all:
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Doesn't look like it, though.