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Highly polished chrome in the dark.

A discussion on rooting through the ground finding genetically modified grubs.

I love the Palemoon Browser with its menu bar and big huge backward and forward buttons: it’s what a browser should look like. Ended up using that because I was forced to ditch Firefox, and that was mainly due to the constant updates that I found annoying, intrusive and largely unnecessary.

  • Since the enforced move: I’ve found Palemoon to be a highly stable and exemplary browser.

Then I installed TextAloud 4 Beta, and it automatically installs addon modules on all the main browsers, but (not)  that ridiculous **Edge effort from Microsoft.

** It really is (Bad) – with no menus, no bookmarks as such, and no real way to get to the guts of your saved passwords: all in all: the cutting Edge is just blunt.

The browser Explorer 11 works as you expect, it crashes out badly when under stress, but I wouldn’t use that anyhow: as it constantly throws me out of my own site saying it’s insecure because it’s not a HTTP(s) login.

  • And that really pisses me off.
  • But seeing that TextAloud also supported Chrome. I thought I’d polish up on what it’s all about.

That highly fast flashy effort has no menu bar, that’s a major point against it. Tabs only on top? – Another point against, but the biggie is that you can close the thing, and the blooming browser doesn’t even warn you! – And that’s not good in any-one’s book. – The body work of the Chrome bumper is also rather sparse.

Staring blindly at it, I gave the ugly thing 1 out of 10.

Seeing that Chrome wanted me to sign in – I did: (then my jaw literally hit the ground). Closing the Venus fly-trap quickly. I then discovered that all of my saved passwords and bookmarks that appeared in the browser: was from when I tried it out for a month last summer, then deleted it off of my system.

  • To put it mildly: I was gobsmacked.
    • One panicked email later, I then found out that they were *all* held in the secure cloud.
      • And only my Google account name and password could open the information.
      • And even the devils own spawn working at Google HQ couldn’t access them.
    • Do no evil: we can’t, our hands are tied to the spiked chairs.
  • Save us from this desolate place they scream: I just laugh.

Installing Chrome on another machine: same passwords and bookmarks appeared, and (dis’ mark)  was both well impressed and intrigued.

Staring dumbly at it now, I gave the beautiful thing 9 out of 10.

Syncing my bookmarks and passwords was one of my main grumbles that I had in trying to get Palemoon and Firefox to sync like that: they don’t, (and it’s a right royal pain); especially when I’m working across three or four machines, which is something that I constantly do with my Microsoft Live Login.

  • It’s all far too complicated for the average user.
    • And as for Micky-soft thinking their bleeding edge is the bees knees: tain’t, (spit!)
      • That was a review from the Edge.

Working off of a Palemoon *.html dump: that I then imported back into the flashy white boy. I now have all of my current bookmarks and passwords on all machines when I log into my Google account with Chrome. Brilliant! — But is it a security risk? – Probably: though no less insecure than the Palemoon platform, which is built on Public-domain Firefox code.

  • All the hacker-pirates need on Firefox sync is your username and password.
    • And then you’re screwed.
  • And that fact is the same with the Google model.

This is both a concern, and relief at the same time. Reasoning: in the Firefox platform(s), the data is held on the machine(s), as well as their own servers, but where Google Chrome is concerned though; that information is only located on the Cloud, and the browser you’re using won’t show it: not (unless) you log into your Google account.

*IF* — you log into another machine, then the Google platform instantly emails the contact user about a new machine being used on your log-in, allowing you to stop the account in real time.

  • The Firefox local data platform doesn’t give you that free security service.
    • Where Google is concerned though, …

I am putting my neck in the noose here: because the free software works flawlessly, but on a positive spin: the email adverts I’m receiving are now relevant, but how did they get so much info on me?

  • By doing no evil of course.
    • And that’s how the (not-evil) fuck-wits know all about me.
  • Because I now trust them to stand on the trapdoor.

Apart from the polished bumper sticker having no menu bar, and, … (closing the browser without warning), that you can actually restore. I have to say that Google Browser is quite frankly: brilliant.

  • I am a convert.
    • My soul is being consumed, even as we converse.
      • Damn you, the hell-spawn devils at HQ and your free insidious software.

All this does rather mean, that the clever Google minions are taking over the Internet with these freebies, and just like GM Foods: a multinational company will soon (own) all of the feed, and then charge what they want to keep your wrist in porn.

  • And that’s not good for anyone’s hungry needs.
  • Because we all need nourishing by consumption: we need to feed.
    • But I have to ask.
    • Just how much are you prepared to pay for your personal nosebag!

Thanks for reading, Jessica: Praise be the ORI.


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