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11-19-2018 11:07 AM
xJumper Lol yea, for all our advancements in computing power stuff ends up loading slower as we add more bloat to it.

Literally loading 15 discussion groups on my 56k with an IBM Aptiva was faster than my internet connection now with the computer I have in my sig.
11-18-2018 03:08 PM
Aenra
Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Price for browser speed
Oh really?

Take a trip down memory lane and recall in a bit more detail.. they're getting slower and slower (taking longer to open, occasionally not as 'snappy'/responsive, odd semi-"hangs", footprint, etc. etc.).
Lest one compiles one on their own, with all the bloatware and "ease of use"/"QoL" left out?

For all the advancement in the last two decades, the empirical result? Outcome? Is one of regression.

/que all the people using 284645262819 addons, "needing" them integrated, all in one package and having 585625412 tabs open (or expect to be able to) disagreeing fervently.

Speed and bandwidth should not be confused with browser performance.
11-18-2018 11:11 AM
ThrashZone Hi,
Price for browser speed
10-14-2018 01:44 AM
epic1337
Quote: Originally Posted by HowHardCanItBe View Post
Now if only I could get an answer as to why browsers use so much ram and help fix that
mostly buffered and cached pages, if you set the browser to never cache anything to memory then you can drastically reduce browser RAM footprint.


edit: an analogy to this is loaded textures on the GPU's VRAM, most games now a days keeps a set so that they can minimize load time.
you can configure it in a way that it won't preload or cache anything to RAM, at the cost of fetching all the data from the server every time it loads.
10-13-2018 11:55 PM
HowHardCanItBe Now if only I could get an answer as to why browsers use so much ram and help fix that
10-08-2018 10:18 AM
ThrashZone Hi,
If you use the last post I made and update it every week or month no need to worry.
UBlock Origin browser add-on make it as easy as it gets for other stuff.
10-08-2018 09:35 AM
ku4eto
Quote: Originally Posted by 8051 View Post
If you come across a bitcoin mining script would the CPU usage or GPU usage go up considerably and obviously?
Neither, because there are no Bitcoin mining scripts.

There are Monero ones, and its your CPU usage that will increase. Considerably? Depends on how much the website has put as CPU usage limit. It could be 1%, it could be 50% of your CPU power.
10-08-2018 07:22 AM
8051 If you come across a bitcoin mining script would the CPU usage or GPU usage go up considerably and obviously?
10-08-2018 07:12 AM
ToTheSun!
Quote: Originally Posted by xJumper View Post
For those saying No Script is hard, really try using it for a few months.
Months? Took me some 15 minutes to understand the operating principles of NoScript (and ScriptSafe, which is what I'm using now). After that, it's just slowly building a whitelist, which requires much less patience than dealing with OCN's buggy page loading...

There's nothing hard about it. Some people just don't care enough yet. Like you said, though, I wouldn't browse again without it.
10-08-2018 05:47 AM
xJumper Using AppArmor with a very restrictive Firefox profile to sandbox it from many of these types of attacks, always using No Script as well. For those saying No Script is hard, really try using it for a few months. The more you use it and the more good sites you white list, the easier to gets. Eventually you might only be clicking one or two things per browsing session and 99% of everything else is blocked. I couldn't even imagine using the web without No Script.
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