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UCyborg

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  1. Unlikely to be piece of cake, but not impossible either. https://repo.palemoon.org/MoonchildProductions/UXP/issues/1691
  2. That said, I don't know the solution to the problem DRM tries to solve. People lie, cheat, steal... I assume being more likely/willing to pay for DRM free stuff is a minority position.
  3. I already abandoned them in a sense that I don't have practical use for computing on them anymore since Win10 runs everything that I need satisfactorily. Several years ago, somewhen mid previous decade, I abandoned Windows 2000 since I haven't had the use for the old accounting software I used to run on it. Looking at the files, it seems to be from 2003 and uses InterBase SQL Server version from 2001. I remember trying it on XP (definitely period-correct!), but the startup was noticeably delayed on that OS, so the program was never used on it. I ran it on an old very noisy Windows 98 machine initially (233 MHz Pentium, 2x 2GB SCSI disks) before migrating to the newer computer available, actually the one I'm writing from, inside a VirtualBox virtual machine. What a boost in responsiveness! On the old PC, even opening print preview took seconds to open while the disk was grinding. That program also has some weird licensing system from the era, but it didn't require online connectivity and the activation could be transferred from one computer to another using a floppy diskette. I guess I booted to XP more often when I still worked on the patches for some of the favorite old games of mine, mostly to address bugs and incompatibilities in (more) modern environments, to check if still works on the old OS. I mostly prefer native installs, especially for such fun stuff, virtual machines don't have proper graphics support. These days, maybe I check the browsers every once in a while on those OS. I won't bother with native installs of old OS when the day comes to replace this computer. I never even bothered with native install of Windows 2000 on this computer, which would maaaybe be workable, but not sure. Maybe virtual machine if I ever need something specific (not messing with web browsers). For several years, I've been seein' the message about corrected hardware error originating from AMD Northbridge in Event Viewer, happens after boot or resuming from hibernation. No idea when it even started. Who knows how long it'll work. I thought I bricked it shortly after installing the old PCI network card (brand SMC) I still have from the previous computer to try something several months ago, I was messing with FreeDOS before I realized my onboard Ethernet actually has a working driver for DOS and don't actually need that card. That and the on-board slowed down to 10MBps at the time, which I later realized was due to dust. Should probably clean the whole thing again this summer if not sooner. That network card, it seems to have stopped working shortly afterwards, few days being in the PC and made the PC looked bricked, the whole thing started to work again after removing it, otherwise, it was just fans spinning and blank screen. The corrected hardware error is persistent though, like the CHECK light in my previous 21,5 years old car, for which I never remembered/was reluctant to ask what it even indicates in that case and I didn't have any tool to read the error myself. The car ran with that light for several years. Almost everyone commented about how poor it is, having number of scratches, some rust, some peeled-off paint. I don't think most even knew the rust held for as long as it did and never cut through anything critical. So the metal was decent. It looked OK from the distance and the price of 0€ was not too bad so it got 5 more years of service from my family's side than it would otherwise. The person driving it (me) had the least complaints. The last year was apparently the year of upgrades, besides giving away my old car, we replaced the old freezing cabinet. It was over 37 years old, the people who might remember exact age are long dead. The pipe carrying the coldness was partially exposed since some of the material covering it degraded into nothingness and was all green on the sides, so not all parts of the cabinet were sufficiently cooled. My brother told me back then when I visited psychiatrist once that everyone has some issues that they need something in that department. I'm not sure if he also meant that the same everyone would need something pro-longed in that department. He still goes to that notorious psychiatric hospital for check-ups every once in a while. Notorious, might apply even more to the village where it resides, it's a habit of people around here, when you think someone is mental, you say he belongs to that "village name". Ex-classmate from high school lived there and I remember how another classmate asked him once like: "Bro, are you gonna go to Begunje?" He answered along the lines noooot yet, don't feel like it ATM. Of course both knew what the guy who asked was implying (jokingly). I was never there, not the hospital at least. So what, my mind still runs stable as hell?
  4. I don't know, I browsed for little over 1,5 hours one evening and nothing while it happened in less than 5 min the next evening.
  5. This looks wrong, St52's mozglue.dll definitely does have free and moz_xmalloc functions. That said, I delete VC runtime DLLs from application folder, so all api*.dll, msvcp140.dll, ucrtbase.dll, vcomp140.dll and vcruntime140.dll, also both D3DCompiler_*.dll since I have all of those in system System32/SysWOW64 folders. Then dependentlibs.list file must be modified to not list any of those, I actually delete everything except the "xul.dll" line since the OS resolves other dependencies anyway. I actually have Visual C++ 2022 Redist version 14.32.31326 from 1st half of previous year installed, it was installed from whatever version of this pack was current then.
  6. Your question is a bit out of context, but ImDisk works fine for creating RAMDisk on XP AFAIK.
  7. Said it too soon, still happens sometimes. I think sandbox is malfunctioning on XP.
  8. I wonder what change made the search bar on https://learn.microsoft.com/ appear correctly in newer UXP browsers with Palefill extension, something in UXP or the extension? One small thing that renders correctly now on newer UXP browsers, but not Chrome 86. Actually, not the search bar, just the magnifying glass icon is misplaced. Not sure abut other parts, will have to check with more recent Chromium for comparison. About WebRTC, if I remember correctly, I'd like to add that it made it to Basilisk/Serpent as it was considered newer/experimental application at the time that resembled Firefox with Australis interface, which happened to have the feature. I believe some work must be done on the GUI side to properly support it (permission settings). Maybe it would make it to Pale Moon if its implementation in the current state was useful practically, or would the users also vote no?
  9. Hah, I don't want to predict the timeframe.
  10. Pardon, I said that I need, although maybe I actually don't anymore, not sure, time will tell, looks good so far. I certainly did need back in December. But from the beginning of December, when I first booted into XP after several months and installed this version of 360Chrome, until today, there were some changes made. On 360Chrome side, new extension joined the collection, Chrome Super Font Enhancer and other extensions (uBlock Origin, Tampermonkey, Stylus) were updated. My normal Windows user account was also de-elevated; I installed Sudo for Windows and removed myself from Administrators group and added myself to groups Users and Sudoers (the mentioned program creates the latter group). Also changed security policy defining the default creator when it's created by administrative users so owner of files, registry keys etc. is set to Administrators group in that case rather than the actual user. So programs, including 360Chrome, run with restricted privileges by default now unless I explicitly run it as admin.
  11. Can you check: https://browserleaks.com/webrtc Pale Moon is built without WebRTC support, not sure about NM28. It's there in Serpent 52.
  12. Already on Win10 20H2, will take a while before I get those damn errors about missing APIs without updating the OS. BTW, you should embed HTTP link rather than HTTPS link for sites that don't have SSL setup correctly or use self-signed cert. Otherwise, it just blocks the image from being viewable in-post. OK, I just thought you felt the pressure to talk to people. Here, it's mostly tourists that even say hi. I'm not much of a talker, only under specific circumstances.
  13. Christmas release. You can rebase NM28 as well, it has bunch of DLLs, though only one bigger one. And check memory.free_dirty_pages on about:config page, set it to true. Found on Bugzilla that it was the direction Firefox went, something internally about memory management that should behaved like that from the beginning. It probably won't make much difference though, different browser, different quirks. I forgot, is this the one with about:permissions page? I wonder if WebGL performance on XP will ever be fixed in these browsers. It's at least a decade old tech and it worked fine...a long time ago. Performance is OK on Vista, though when I was browsing Shadertoy, I got some crashes (only WebGL settings that were altered were webgl.enable-debug-renderer-info and webgl.enable-draft-extensions). Specifically, searching for "bunny" and clicking through all the search results eventually produced a crash inside libGLESv2.dll. I've actually 'been using SeaMonkey's libEGL.dll and libGLESv2.dll on official Pale Moon for a while, simply due to the hunch that I have that SeaMonkey folks are more attentive to that component compared to UXP folks. And those DLLs are compatible with UXP, you get more extensions listed on the about:support page as well. Anyway, I tried libEGL.dll and libGLESv2.dll from seamonkey-2.53.14.en-US.win32.zip (Windows 7+ compatible browser) with latest 32-bit Serpent 52 on Vista and the browser did not crash anymore on Shadertoy!
  14. Yeah, those patches and pushing RAM to the limit, possibly also a bunch of folks running without the page file in-between. BTW, @Dave-H's stack trace mentions fonts and it just occurred to me that I need to run the browser with --no-sandbox, otherwise, the text disappears from the pages after relatively short period of time. It's interesting this isn't mentioned more often. Whether this flag also reduces the possibility of BSOD is anyone's guess. And who knows about effectiveness of sandbox on that OS. I don't need that parameter on Vista.
  15. @D.Draker Sure, the stuff they put into these browsers in insidious, but I have a hunch the stock normal browser code is pushing it on XP. BTW, searching "BSOD" keyword on the forum, noticed how often it pop ups on XP sub-forum specifically or other topics where XP is involved?
  16. Doesn't seem like something to be sad about. I fiddle with Linux ocassionally. The desktop side may not be quite there if you're used to Windows, where most development focused historically. On other devices though...I have Linux (the kernel) on more of them than Windows, the smartphone, the router, the car. Speaking of router, still have and use the iconic Linksys WRT54GL. Still walkin' and talkin'. Do they talk to you if you run into them?
  17. Aye, hard to be sure anyway if it doesn't occur consistently and you aren't a pro in analyzing these dumps. Blaming it on Chinese is narrow-minded. Any program of such complexity could be exposing bugs in the kernel space.
  18. Plan? There's just me going with the flow. I do wonder what would make the one assume I'm over 40. Or older in general. Logically, I would assume there's something about the way I express myself and you two being used to that / similar way from older people. Speaking of throwing others just away like objects rubs me in the wrong way (plus getting used to new person is stressful to me in general, and I think it would be especially in such context)...though I do realize it can go the other way: ...yeah, maybe too kind - can happen. I know some will just use you for money. Either way, if there is hypothetical one, the right one out there, great, if not, fine, I'm still my own best friend. Heh, I'm a slow turtle, and I'm not really mentally in the right place ATM to be purposefully looking for someone. I presume I'd relate better to someone of similar age. These things have better chance of occurring spontaneously if you go to places to do something of common interest, which I don't really do. Day is only as long as it is and my batteries only hold as much charge. And the environment we grew up in shaped all us differently. I'd likely be out of place on those. I know people these days find themselves on the internet, but still, I don't know...read that thing about spontaneous above. I think regarding both friendships and romantic relationships that there might be theoretical possibilities of something good developing in the end, but the probabilities might as well be in the range of big jackpots on the lottery. Life - lottery, yeah...you're thrown a set of cards, now deal with it. BTW, I think I'm something between asexual and heterosexual. Yes. And put some familiar noise (music) on when silence gets too mundane. Well, I say as long as he's content, all is fine. You're asking the wrong guy. I've no answers, but there must be numbers of us out there that can relate, some more, some less. Alright, had enough writing for a while. Final thought, pondering on these things, I also see it as a consequence of a working brain, so why not? Beats being a zombie.
  19. I remember my XP crashing out-of-the-blue once in win32k.sys when I paused Actual Window Manager. Do I recall correctly that some guys with BSOD problems that use MyPal 68 browser also get crashes in win32k.sys? I wonder if these occurrences are related. I won't make any conclusions since I didn't even dig into details of that one crash that occurred on my end.
  20. I do appreciate the quiet time. I got curious about sexuality and relationships out-of-the blue in my early 20s. Hard to explain, it simply lingers at the back of my mind. Now nearing the end of my 20s, I have a job where I interact with customers remotely. Kinda lame when you think about the fact most of your interactions with other people are those work-related, impersonal, nothing fun or special. While on the other hand, I'm mostly still the same old me liking the same old solo activities as always. I'm fascinated by simple things couples do together, eg. going for a walk somewhere nice, mini-golf, watching TV etc.
  21. @sunryze Can relate. Sitting for too long at the computer gets exhausting. And the temperature...we're paying more for gas than the last year when heating was set to 3 degrees Celsius higher...


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