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    The fact that it’s posted on Vixra alone makes this quite suspicious.

    (For those who don’t know: Vixra is kinda a competing service for Arxiv, which is a popular preprint service. While Arxiv has some basic quality controls, Vixra has none - which means it’s the favorite publication destination for free energy fans, ufologists and the likes.)

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      Vixra is kinda a competing service for Arxiv

      Wow, no kiddding… it’s literally Arxiv backwards.

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      I have auto-update turned on, but yes, I did get a batch of updates 11 hours ago.

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        Seems like just an advertisement for the service that’s hosting this blog post.

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          Corporate blogs usually are (with some exceptions).

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          Is this overlapping text intended? http://ibb.co/cPn4CR

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            Good catch paluche!!!

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            What do you expect talking to a PR person on twitter about hypertext transfer protocols?

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              I’d expect them to be SOMEHOW trained to identify dangerous activity, especially if money is involved. Banks really need to be at the front line of IT security.

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                Indeed, everyone in the company I work for receives security training, not just technical people, and we have about 20k employees. One of the primary red flags is anything that doesn’t use HTTPS. Ignorance of security practices is not an excuse when you work for a bank, no matter what position you are in…and if the bank is not providing their employees this training then I would wager they have very serious flaws in many other parts of their organization. Especially and most dangerously, flaws that are invisible to the public. This type of behavior and attitude with their public website is very telling of what nastiness likely lies below the surface.

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                  I’d expect them to be SOMEHOW trained to identify dangerous activity, especially if money is involved.

                  Hmm. I wouldn’t say so. To be honest everybody has a different field of expertise, and I wouldn’t blame a PR person for not knowing IT security “basics”.

                  The person didn’t react very well, but definitely did the right thing of transmitting the issue to the relevant dpt.

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                Whose comment is that at the top?

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                  The URL says /resources/text/Knuth_Don so I would assume that the comment is from Donald Knuth.

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                  I dislike having a tally of total karma on profiles. I think this same feature is responsible for a lot of disingenuous titles on reddit, posted by people who just want to make their number go up.

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                    Then the solution is the make the number of disingenuous titles go down.

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                      Consider that the same behavior may happen regardless of visibility of karma. A bad actor could judge their success based on rank of their submission and the outrage in comments.

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                        I think there could be benefits in making that private. The user should still be able to see their own total karma though to encourage the “right sort” of contributions and as a bit of back pat.

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                        Everybody says it’s fast, and pages certain do appear the get rendered faster, but CSS variables and JS events run so slowly now that things I have built that used to be silky smooth animations in older FF (and every other browser) are now showing up as slideshows in FF Quantum. What a total piece of garbage!

                        Here’s a video I recorded a few moments ago of the same page in the new FF and in regular Safari - for the record, it used to look like Safari’s example in pre-Quantum Firefox: http://staticresource.com/new-ff.mp4

                        It’s running so slowly, I’m probably going to get bug reports for my software because of how bad the new FF sucks, and what can I tell them? Downgrading would fix performance, but is never recommended for security.

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                          Interesting. What machine is this running on? I tried it on mine and couldn’t replicate the effect. Runs smoothly.

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                            • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011)
                            • Proc: 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5
                            • Mem: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
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                            Looks great here on macOS, I can’t reproduce your issue either. As @skade said, any information on the machine itself would be appreciated, happy to try and help diagnose.

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                              I get the same thing on a 3Ghz i7 Macmini7,1. Not sure how that particular demo performed in pre-quantum firefox, though.

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                                Regardless of performance pre-quantum, you can help us investigate if you swing by on IRC at irc.mozilla.org #developers and ask for help in profiling a specifically slow website. Folks will show you around if you’re a bit patient with uss

                                N.B.: most Devs are in Pacific Time (utc-8 O think)

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                                  Also, couldn’t find anybody in #developers on irc.mozilla.org - are you sure that’s where you meant to send me?

                                  image of IRC channel list

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                                    The channel does not show up on that list, probably due to a channel mode (+s).

                                    It’s #developers, it’s there and there’s around 600 people in right now.

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                                      For those wondering if anything good ever came out of this thread.. innovati dropped by and we ended up with at least a couple useful bug reports & test cases, and devs are looking into it :-) So thanks a lot.

                                      https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1417970

                                      https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1417991

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                                        Thanks for your help DuClare! Hopefully (if they have time, and if they find the bugs) they can fix these and be on par with previous releases of their own browser, and also join other browsers in their performance ^_^

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                                  It ran as smooth as could be previously, none of the demos I’m talking about are particularly computationally expensive and run just fine on low end hardware, but it feels like new FF is throttled or something, it’s not just jumpy it’s a downright slideshow

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                                  Compare this page in new FF to any other browser: https://s.codepen.io/tomhodgins/debug/egWjBb

                                  Should this little amount of JS turn a modern browser into an absolute slideshow?

                                  function update(e){
                                    var x = e.clientX || e.touches[0].clientX
                                    var y = e.clientY || e.touches[0].clientY
                                  
                                    document.documentElement.style.setProperty('--cursorX', x + 'px')
                                    document.documentElement.style.setProperty('--cursorY', y + 'px')
                                  }
                                  
                                  document.addEventListener('mousemove',update)
                                  document.addEventListener('touchmove',update)
                                  

                                  It updates 2 variables on mousemove and touchmove - that’s it! There’s literally nothing else going on in this demo :/ It worked fine in FF until this new version.

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                                    This is working very smoothly for me. Running firefox 57 on arch linux.

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                                      Thanks for having a peek :3

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                                      What version did you run previously? 56 or something older?

                                      I’m being told there’s event throttling in nightly which should reduce excess updates and thus improve performance. This doesn’t explain why performance should have regressed in 57. I honestly can’t see much of a difference between 56, 57, and nightly.

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                                    I can see a similarish slowdown of the animation on my version of FF (58.0b1 (64-bit) dev edition on Windows 8.1). Granted, I’m running on an older bit of hardware. (a 4-core i5-2400 running up to 3.1GHz, 8GB of memory). Chrome on the same machine runs the animation smoothly

                                    Overall, on older hardware (2010-12 era CPUs), FF 57+ seems to have issues where a heavy page seems to be able to contest rendering on other pages, at least that’s my guess. However, I don’t have a stable repro at the moment.

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                                    It’s not about expressiveness.

                                    Doesn’t expressiveness come in handy when trying to solve hard problems?

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                                      If I understand the feature correctly, it sounds like it will distribute the changes you’ve made in your working directory across one or more amend actions performed upon one or more draft commits, mapping changes to draft commits in an intelligent way. hg amend --distributed is the best that I could come up with. Maybe it will inspire something better.