16 July 2007

"...Rediscover the Web"

Yes, you've guessed it! I've switched to Firefox!

There are loads of reasons why Firefox is better than IE, here's what really pulled me in:
  • It is faster. You can actually notice it when it loads the pages.
  • There are a lot more add-ons and themes for Firefox than IE.
  • Crash recovery. Saves a lot of time.
But don't I miss IE? Well, after doing some browsing, not any more!
  • Instead of NetXfer for downloads (IE only), I now use Download Accelerator Plus - for the "download all" feature mainly
  • Instead of IE7Pro, Firefox has all of it's features built in.
  • Instead of AdsGone, I can now use AdBlock Plus and get updates for string filters. It's much easier for beginners to use instead of editing the Hosts file.
  • I can run IE's engine in Firefox with IETab, so I can do my Windows Updates in Firefox, as well as view my website in Firefox as well.
"But surely you had some problems?" Yes, is the answer to that:
  • I hated Firefox's way of scrolling down pages. It jerks around all the time or moves too slowly.
    I did find a fix for this, though: http://www.earthv.com/tips_detail.asp?TipID=76
  • I didn't like the American spelling for fields, so I downloaded the British Dictionary :D *grumble* stupid ruddy Americans thinking they can steal our language then change it, silly idiots! *cools down* Anyway...
  • I wanted the "Create Shortcut" back; and also wanted to backup all my passwords and "bookmarks" in case Firefox broke - downloaded them from here: http://www.pikey.me.uk/mozilla/
  • I had to get my search engines back for the Search toolbar in Firefox - and I was pleased to find a whole website devoted to them :D
  • I did have a little trouble installing Adobe Shockwave and Flash but after giving it a damn good kicking it worked fine.
The only dispute I can't solve is - is Firefox actually more secure than IE or not? Symantec says it isn't (search my website for more info) but after reading some convincing reviews and adverts, I think otherwise. I won't go as far as to say I use this thing called "NoScript", because Firefox already has that - you just click on the little button that turns off Java/JavaScript. But anyway.

Ssssoooooooooo. There you go. I can't think of what to say, except maybe, "are you gonna make the switch?"
And if you have already done so, well done. *WeLcOmE tO tEh ClUb*

Remember, surf safe! (I know I say that every bloody time and it sounds really annoying, but I just feel like saying it!!!)

15 July 2007

Results of quiz - What causes you to be depressed?

You scored as Past, Your depression is caused by your past. Something happened that you wish you could forget, but you can't. You think about it a lot, maybe are even haunted by nightmares of it, and wish you could have done something to change how things had turned out. You can't let go. The past consumes you. Please rate.

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What causes you to be depressed?
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12 July 2007

Talking about Global Warming and Environmental Issues

In response to http://bphelmet.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!75FE152C300ACC6!846.entry


Everything that news, television, politics and scientists tell you is NOT REAL.

Global Warming IS NOT HAPPENING.

After watching The Great Global Warming Swindle I don't believe global warming is happening. According to the programme, volcanoes chuck out more CO2 than all the CO2 from humans and factories etc. Humans are not making a difference to that.

The programme said that that the change in climate is actually due to sun activity. They showed graph of correlation on the programme - and it showed that sun activity perfectly correlated with temperature (due to the sun blocking out cosmic rays which stop the oceans from gaining heat and causing more CO2 to be chucked out from them (oh yeah, the oceans have CO2 stored in them)).

But when CO2 was correlated with global temperatures, they did not show good correlation (in some cases temperature went down when there was more CO2 e.g. the Little Ice Age and the Post-War Econoic Boom).

In fact, global warming and climate change are two separate things (some people don't know this).

Global warming is the heating of the earth due to "rising CO2 levels";
Climate change is the changing of climate due to a variety of reasons.

Climate change happens all the time naturally. The programme showed a graphic of the ice at the North Pole growing larger and collapsing every few hundred years. Glaciers melt naturally. They after a while they rebuild.

The programme also said that the inspiration for the idea of "global warming" was put forward by Margaret Thatcher, an old PM. Bitch.

I do feel for "environmental issues", however, such as renewable energy resources and recycling. It makes me think of childish things like "Why don't we just chuck it (waste/nuclear waste) into space?!"

And some people needs to learn that any change = job losses (plus job opportunities).

2 July 2007

Ooo.... New Windows XP Theme...

I know the Zune wasn't very popular when it came out, but I'm sure this will be!!! (see image below)
It's the Zune-Style theme for Windows XP. It's really cool. Much better than Luna, Olive and Silver. Even Royale (in Media Centre 2005).
Rock on!