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TheImpossible1 18 points ago +20 / -2

Firefox? I vaguely remember that horrid site. It's like MSN, but if the articles were curated by AOC's voters.

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SiggotsMeAgain 19 points ago +19 / -0

Firefox gave up on hiring/promoting based on merit and the browser has just been getting worse and worse.

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Unknownsailor 16 points ago +16 / -0

If merit doesn't matter, then I can write articles for getpocket too, and get paid just as much as the writer of this article.

If merit doesn't matter, next time the writer of this article needs medical care, they can go see a voodoo medicine man instead of seeing a med school graduate.

If merit doesn't matter, next time the writer of this article flies commercial, they must fly on a plane where the pilot and co-pilot are picked by random lottery out of the passenger manifest.

Make these fucks live by their words.

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Diaboli-Sem 15 points ago +15 / -0

Pocket is a company in partnership with Firefox. Supposedly there was some kind of nepotism involved.

The Pocket "feature" was included in Firefox years ago, and the first thing I did about that was figure out how to turn it off.

There's also the "Recommended by pocket" setting, which puts their bullshit commie articles in your new page window. It's easily turned off in the settings.

I have all that crap turned off, so I get a totally blank new page.

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WhitePhoenix 7 points ago +7 / -0

Have it default to a search engine that isn't cucked.

Pale Moon actually made me discover https://www.mojeek.com

Their writers are pretty based, but the problem is they're located in the UK. but based britbongs so idk how I feel about that site.

Also everyone, if you liked old FIrefox 3.6 with the menus and classic interface, check out Pale Moon.

The dev is a bit of an arrogant ass, but politics wise he seems to be more on the right, and most of his code forked from Mozilla are security fixes. Dude's so autistic he does "DiD" (defense in depth) fixes where he looks at pieces of code that might be a potential source of entry for malicious code and to delete that shit out. Firefox has a lot of leftover code that has never been properly removed on the main branch.

As an example, that "heartbeat" virus that came out a couple or so years back - Palemoon was immune to it, but other browsers weren't', and that was because the dev actually patched out the effected modules a year or two before it was a problem.

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Diaboli-Sem 3 points ago +3 / -0

Have it default to a search engine that isn't cucked.

This isn't related to the search engine. It's part of the "activity stream" features Mozilla implemented a few years ago to put a bunch of junk on your new tab page to distract you from whatever you were opening the new tab for in the first place.

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TentElephant 8 points ago +8 / -0

the long-shots and coincidences that led to Bill Gates’s stellar rise as Microsoft’s founder

Such as being the son of a world controller? That's like saying there a bunch of long-shot and coincidences that led to Prince Charles becoming the heir of the British Crown.

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elleand202 12 points ago +12 / -0

Wait, so you’re saying that being the son of one of the most powerful corporate lawyers in Seattle was helpful for getting the right business connections to grow your startup?

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Assassin47 4 points ago +4 / -0

Well that, theft of competitor's proprietary technology, and business practices reminiscent of criminal racketeering. But I'm sure his dad helped too.

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BandageBandolier 3 points ago +3 / -0

That is unironically what they believe. They also define things such as your genetics and personal capabilities as "luck", completely ignoring the distinction between the internal and external self and the very concept of causality.

They're very unlucky. And by that I mean irrevocably retarded.

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Assassin47 5 points ago +5 / -0

What browser?

Sounds like the kind of garbage we're forced to consume at work because their default Edge installs point to MSN and we can't change it.

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SarcasticRidley [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

Firefox.

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elleand202 11 points ago +11 / -0

Well there’s your problem. Ditch that trash and replace it with Brave, which was founded by the the former Firefox CEO who was harassed out of the organization for supporting traditional marriage.

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Erithal 5 points ago +5 / -0

Even Brave has a 'show sponsored images' option under the 'customize' section, which I had to neuter when the cryptobro ukraine colored ads made an appearance.

Otherwise, it's a fine choice of browser. Built in ad-block, minimal bullshit.

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WhitePhoenix 4 points ago +5 / -1

Brave is a fork of Chrome.

The problem is all these alternative browsers are essentially forks of the browsers by companies that hate us, and it's because of how stratified the Internet has become.

All the browsers are basically the same on the inside, but it's just the superficial UIX-related things that browsers compete for.

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RealDrJester 0 points ago +3 / -3

Get Vivaldi or Brave. https://vivaldi.com and https://brave.com

Vivaldi is like the old Opera, even made by some of the original developers. It even has a notes function, which I use extensively.

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Gemmaugr 3 points ago +3 / -0

Brave is a google chrome browser.

https://vivaldi.com/privacy/browser/

"When you install Vivaldi browser (“Vivaldi”), each installation profile is assigned a unique user ID that is stored on your computer. Vivaldi will send a message using HTTPS directly to our servers located in Iceland every 24 hours containing this ID, version, cpu architecture, screen resolution and time since last message. "

"On desktop, Vivaldi integrates the Safe browsing API from Google, which checks the site you are visiting against a master list..."

"We use Google’s form autofill feature that helps you fill out forms on the web more quickly."

Also, it's a google chrome(ium) clone, and it's closed source to boot.

I recommend Pale Moon browser.

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NihilistCaregiver 4 points ago +4 / -0

At least switch to Pale Moon

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GeneralBoobs 2 points ago +2 / -0

Which is why I switched to Darkly and removed their shit from my browser display. I like the firefox design and addons. Tried others, ragequit them all. Went back to my developer browser.

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justicein2020 1 point ago +1 / -0

thats firefox.

yeah disable all that pocket shit. goto the url 'about:config' show all. 'pocket' disabled

and the feed settings. and newtabpage. yeah it's a clusterfuck. disable!

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Steampunk_Moustache 1 point ago +1 / -0

Perhaps more disturbing, simply holding meritocracy as a value seems to promote discriminatory behaviour. The management scholar Emilio Castilla at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the sociologist Stephen Benard at Indiana University studied attempts to implement meritocratic practices, such as performance-based compensation in private companies. They found that, in companies that explicitly held meritocracy as a core value, managers assigned greater rewards to male employees over female employees with identical performance evaluations. This preference disappeared where meritocracy was not explicitly adopted as a value.

I love how the won't even countenance the possibility (read: reality) that men simply do more/better work than women.

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acp_k2win 1 point ago +1 / -0

Waterfox bro

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krzyzowiec 1 point ago +1 / -0

It doesn’t matter how much “luck” you have, if you put in zero effort, you get nothing in return.

Her idea is basically that effort doesn’t matter because lots of people put in effort, but only a few become Elon Musk or Bill Gates. This is the position of an absolute retard.

Being in the right place at the right time can magnify your success, but no slacker ever became a billionaire.