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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen View Post
    You still need to download them. There are whole countries out there without fast internet access, where computers are becoming prevalent. South Africa is one example. Another example is a problem statistically: my own country was recently placed 24th in broadband penetration around the world, connecting to just over half the population. Check your newspaper for a similar story. Depending on what the content is supposed to be you can't even afford to make a page too heavy, because of the audience. If the people who are interested in your information can't get it you've failed.
    Ah, it's true. Unfortunately, I cannot say I have a good solution.
    The best thing to do is mostly just disable images altogether.
    Today's web is racing ahead with broadband connections in mind and it's a darn shame, if you ask me, that internet uptake in some parts of the world is so slow.

    And that doesn't even really address physical problems. Monitors are limited to 72ppi resolution anyway, no matter how big your screen is. Higher resolutions don't always make a visible difference.
    Of course, but the idea was that it wouldn't become blurry when zoomed, given enough resolution.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    If you disable images... what's the use of a zoom feature? Duh!
    Keep talking from your arse.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Oh, so the almighty Mario can't read?
    It wasn't directed at me. It was directed at those with a slow connection.
    I never disable images. Users with slow connections might do that.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos View Post
    Don't give up on the pr0n through!
    Do u mean the notpron game on the net?.
    It's very challenging to go beyond level 4 without cheating.

    Or is it that 'hacker' term?
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    It actually fall under leet not hacker. And some of us have work filters to worry about

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    I've figured out a place to go in order to make some changes (settings) which seems to be working (somewhat) in restoring the functionality of the location/address bar back to version 2 levels. In case anybody cares: type "about:config" in the address bar, accept the warning it displays, then find the "browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped" variable and set it to "true" instead of "false". Now it is much less annoying personally and I can get back to testing out everything else.
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    Just accept that the awesomebar feels a little weird initially and use it. You'll get used to it quickly and it's way, way better than the old functionality.
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    I agree with CornedBee. I found it unsettling at first, but you'll get used to it. Learn to embrace new things!
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    After all, it's not like you're the only one with this reaction:
    http://zpao.com/articles/4-its_awesome_for_a_reason
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    Some interesting results with CNet reporting 8 million downloads and CW speaking of over 7 million.

    There's also a Zero Day vulnerability issue found within hours of release. Not that anyone could expect any less from any software these days.

    I've decided to wait a couple more weeks instead of a couple more days before installing. I prefer for the dust to settle, wait and see if someone reports their computer caught fire, and for plugins to update to the new version and all that. Then I'll download.

    It's not that I need FF3 Now(tm) when FF2 as strange as it may seem - I'm a bit surprised myself - still opens webpages on my computer.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Mozilla's download counter cites over 11 million downloads and counting.
    Th vulnerability also affects FF2, so there's no reason not to upgrade based on that issue and...
    FF3, despite its all news features, bells and whistles, performs faster and eats less memory than FF2, which makes it a good upgrade for those who just want the functionality of FF2.
    I've been using FF3 since the beta and found little issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    There's also a Zero Day vulnerability issue found within hours of release. Not that anyone could expect any less from any software these days.
    The report claims that the vulnerability exists in Firefox 2 as well, so this is more of a Firefox problem than a Firefox 3 problem.
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    Elysia, that's AWESOME! You just blew my mind

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    Whatever.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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