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    Probably a new method for fingerprinting your browser based on audio support?

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      Got it in 1!

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        whaaa?!

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          The expression “got it in one” means that your first guess was the correct one.

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            Hooray! Also, dammit.

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      This is a great step in the right direction

      …but I really don’t like the thing that slides up at the bottom of the screen. It takes the place of content which is 99.99% the reason I’m there. Not to share our bookmark. If I want to do that, I’ll find it in the menu.

      And is it just me that really, really needs a fast way to switch tabs to use a browser?

      Chrome lets me swipe across the bar at the top of the screen, but with Firefox it’s a tap, a visual scan to find the tab I want, and another tap.

      Otherwise I’d switch to this browser yesterday

      I like the collections concept, and the home screen

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        Chrome lets me swipe across the bar at the top of the screen

        Whoa, I never knew that shortcut. Didn’t expect to learn a Chrome tip in a Firefox thread, but now that I know it exists I hope Firefox does something similar!

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        “Once installed, Triada’s chief purpose was to install apps that could be used to send spam and display ads.” You gotta love ad-tech.

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          Wish I could say I was surprised..

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          I don’t like amp, but a page speed score of 80 to 86 isn’t really what I’d consider evidence that it’s slower. It’s also very easy to build a slower site with a higher score.

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            Author here, you’re right about the evidence.

            I added quite a lot more in the article, from page speed insights but also from a far more in depth analysis site recommended by a (former) Google SRE.

            To summarise, AMP in this case is consistently slower, sometimes considerably.

            Here’s the info: From page speed insights (the numbers are worse for AMP after running it a bunch more time) I ran it until I got bored of running it, alternating between amp/non-amp, chrome on Windows 10 (normally I’m Chromium on Fedora, but let’s try mainstream)

            AMP: 75 90 91 91 91 89 80 91 (avg 87.25)

            Non-AMP: 95 95 96 96 95 94 96 (avg 95.29)

            Here’s data from a performance test that ran 9 times for each version of the page: AMP, non-AMP

            The mean time to first byte for the AMP page is 1005ms, and for non-AMP it’s 989ms. So the server renders the AMP page 16ms slower, or 1.6%. This is a tiny amount, but is it enough to explain the discrepancy?

            The time until the page is visually complete for AMP is 2166ms, and for non-AMP it’s 1955ms, which is a difference of 211ms or 9.7%, a much larger discrepancy than that on the server-side. Also, I suspect the server difference might be because the AMP version needs to inline 50kB of CSS in the HTML, while the non-AMP version just links to an external file. This is an AMP requirement.

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            This guy is such a champ.

            Found something that he wishes was better and took it upon himself (for over a year!) to research solutions and organize work to help loads of people, for free.

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              I just signed up here today to thank you for this comment. It has been added it to my list I look at to cheer me up when I’m having a hard day.

              It’s been an interesting process to motivate myself to work on a willpower-intensive goal as long as this one. Especially since the end result is uncertain. Even the issue continuing to get attention is uncertain. So it’s really hard to get motivated sometimes. But the enthusiasm of people like you helps carry me, and I’m optimistic that this long-term goal will not continue forever. Ideally it will continue < 2 years, and continue to help Linux adoption thereafter. :D

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                Oh no, thank you!

                If I was a better person I’d be helping all the open source projects out there that I use all the time. (Hint: I’m not) But you are! I was really impressed with your no-nonsense practicality

                I hope you’re getting the help and support you need. Maybe Ubuntu or Red Hat would sponsor you if you asked - they definitely should.

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              while I’m mostly on board with the idea that downvotes without reasoning are bad, I want them sometimes, often for pieces like this, which is so tenuous that it doesn’t feel worth arguing against.

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                I was struggling to describe how I feel about this piece but you did it perfectly (typo aside :))