@Catweazle and @DoctorG
A brief anecdote. about weasels. There is a large European weasel commonly called a polecat that has always been the bane of poultry keepers. I have been an outdoorsman cum ecologist cum fur trapper cum herbalist since childhood. In 1968 I was in USAREUR (U S Army) Germany spending all of my spare time exploring the natural environment and abandoned military facilities. In my small backpack were folding knife, cord, collecting bags, camera, flashlight, notebook, field guide to herbs and mushrooms of Europe and a small roll of duct tape. As I entered the dark attic of a three story abandoned building that was the remnant of a bombed out kaserne I heard a growl coming from the clutter and debris and I saw a polecat which is called iltisse in German. I froze and waited to see what the critter would do then I advanced forward to the right to see if it would got out the entry. Instead it went to the entry, stopped and growled again. I slowly brought out my knife and cast about for a defensive pipe or stick. A Broken oak 2X2 was four feet from me. The polecat made a feinting dash at my legs as I lunged for the stick letting me know that it was not going to leave the attic. I grabbed the stick and on the second assault I stunned it with the stick and stabbed it repeatedly until it was dead. It was a female with full dugs. I found 4 recently born kits at the far end of the attic and regretfully killed them.
My avatar is what I call the Skeleton Key To The Universe and the wedding between Pi and PHI as they square the circle and hold all things in balance which in turn produces the music of the spheres named Echosyn, life's longing for itself and to be ever in harmony.
@Catweazle said in Tour de force: Vivaldi and Renault team up for the best on-road experience:
@xandork , well, for those who prefer it simple there is also
Whoa, I must have just gotten Mandela Effected! See, in my home universe, we have GPS apps like Google Maps and OpenStreetMap. Where I come from, no one would even consider using their phone's web browser to look up directions. And we don't only have phones, we even have machines that will specifically and only give you GPS directions.
Weird how this universe doesn't have anything other than phones' web browsers to provide this functionality. Seems like a missed opportunity.
I've been using the Opera since around 2005 , it has been my choice as a default
but the decision to remove the MyOpera Blog
is really just disappointing ...
Now really feeling that the Vivaldi is the next one that I will go to .
But the lack of iOS support really is a downside but I will stay and change to on my alternative Windows/Android devices .
@Ejgon That depends on the mail service provider. Restrictions are imposed at the provider end, not the client end.
Vivaldi, the browser, does not send email. Vivaldi Mail, the mail client built in to the browser, has no limitations on sending. No mail clients anywhere do. Vivaldi.net, the WEBMAIL provider hosted by the Vivaldi company, may have file size restrictions. I am not sure.
But be cautious of assuming that "Vivaldi" is somehow one thing. The browser, the mail client, and the webmail provider have to be considered separately.
Strange, on VirtualBox 6.1.34 (VMSVGA, 3D accel, Windows 11 host) running Ubuntu 22 LTS (Linux Guest) a Vivaldi 5.2 freezes at start, get no Welcome screen, and has to be force terminated. Starts only if running with --disable-gpu
But 5.3 Snapshot starts without any issues and with HWA.
Both had no profile yet.
Chrome 101 ships with controversial advertising system trials
Controversial trials for advertising APIs begin
Two features that may be of interest to many Chrome users are not listed on the page. It is possible that these are not listed because they are run as trials in the browser. So-called Origin Trials introduce features in Chrome to a subset of users, often to give developers access to these features to implement and test services.
The two features, Topics API and First "Locally-Executed Decision over Groups" Experiment (FLEDGE), are run as Origin Trials in Chrome 101 to 104 on the desktop.
Google dropped FLoC in early 2022 and announced that it would use Topics instead for its future cookie-less advertising system. Topics runs locally in the web browser. The API uses algorithms to determine topics of interest based on the user's browsing history. The interests are stored locally in the browser for three weeks. When a user visits a site, three of the interests are revealed to the site in question and its advertising partners.
FLEDGE, First "Locally-Executed Decision over Groups" Experiment, is the second advertising technique that Google trials in Chrome versions 101 to 104. The technique moves "the interest data and the final ad decision" to the local browser. Google hopes that the technique addresses core privacy concerns while giving advertisers enough data to display advertisement that is potentially of interest to users.
Topics and FLEDGE are not without criticism either. Both do not address the issue with the selection of sensitive topics. A Microsoft Edge developer published a short script in mid-2021 that could be used for cross-site tracking with FLEDGE.
Linux: any struggle with Widevine DRM?
Install of deb package 5.2.2623.39 on Debian/Ubuntu does not fetch Widewinne lib.
Same after a update from 5.2.2623.33 on other PC.
Is that not fetched anymore automatically?
@deepashkatal, although 5Gb is a good amount for normal use by most users and similar in other free mail services, it would be more appropriate to ask, if you can increase the space with a paid plan, since Vivaldi is a small cooperative and hosting space costs money.
@sjudenim said in A deep dive into Panels:
I would have hoped by now that web panels would hibernate when not in use but they still are just taking up resources all the time. This is the reason I don't use them. Loading the page when I need affords me the ability to hibernate the tab or just close it
I have moved away from panels and am using tabs exclusively now because of this, also.