This is Google


#361

#362

It’s time for the Google Trial’s Funniest Bloopers! (read whole thread)


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#365

Update on a previous story (expand to see said post):


#366

Google is proposing some changes to Chrome that will cause a lot of trouble for Ad Blocking add-ons like uBlock Origin (the one you should be using).

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18973477

Firefox FTW.


#367

Feels good to have switched like… whenever the quantum update came out.


#368

This part is especially important:

In the case of WebUSB and WebBluetooth, it is opening the doors for sophisticated phishing attacks that could bypass hardware-based two-factor authentication devices such as some Yubikey devices.

Disable WebUSB
Disable WebBluetooth


#369

YouTube finally does something right.


#370

Does anyone remember that Oracle lawsuit from over a year ago?


#371

Read the whole thread. Also, check out the website at the end.


#372

#373

TL;DR: keep using Firefox like I have for the past 15 years. Got it.


#374

I recently ‘acquired’ a chromebook and quickly noticed I couldn’t access a shell or anything but google apps, even developer mode couldn’t get me apt.

One afternoon later I have firefox on the thing. I think it’s safe to say I’m pretty all in on firefox at this point.

I wonder if opera is still fastest browser?

Anyone tried brave?


#375

It’s not really, anymore, but in saying that, there’s also not really a significant difference in benchmarks between it, Chrome, and Firefox these days, with Firefox tending to eke out a tiny lead by a tiny, tiny fraction in some benchmarks - but not enough to really matter.


#376

That’s largely because there’s three rendering engines (soon to be 2, from the sounds of it): Chrome and Opera use WebKit, Firefox uses Gecko still IIRC, and the IE line used Trident. With the new IE set to be Chromium-based, it sounds like we’re going to be down to WK and Gekco.


#377

Benchmarks for Edge were also pretty similar, but honestly I didn’t include it because I don’t know anyone who has used IE or edge for anything but downloading Firefox or Chrome for YEARS.


#378

Hoo boy…


#379

Chrome has been Blink for years now.


#380

To be fair, Blink is a fork of WebKit.