[CentOS] was, Re: serious problem with torque, is firefox

Wed May 27 16:30:09 UTC 2015
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Wed, May 27, 2015 10:46 am, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> On Wed, May 27, 2015 9:46 am, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>>> On 05/27/2015 09:07 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> <snip>
>>> Thanks, Johnny. I *just* posted an apology, that I realized it was an
>>> EPEL issue.... Talk about an "upgrade disaster"! I think the other
>>> admin -
>>> he's been here less than a year, is coming to understand why I'm
>>> paranoid
>>> about some updates, and why we roll out some things stepwise, testing
>>> it
>>> first.... I see he updated firefox
>> <rant>
>> Speaking of which... the last update ("release" or "upgrade" I probably
>> should say, as it is latest version on FreeBSD and on MS Windows I will
>> mean here) has nasty changes: it started "blocking downloads that
>> potentially contain virus or spyware". It blocked download of
> <snip>
> Speaking of firefox, does anyone know how to make that idiocy of "Hi! It
> looks like you haven't run firefox in a while! Want to restart to a New
> Look?!!!" that shows up every time I log in, and doesn't seem to have any
> "no, don't bother me, ever" option?

My way of doing that (which took me about 5 years or so, and it _is_
painful) was: switch away from Firefox. I happen to know the guy in person
(who was student here) who went to Mozilla Foundation as a production
director. He didn't impress me as far as his attitude to software code is
concerned. So, I wasn't much surprised when shortly after he became
production director noticeable change at Mozilla foundation happened. And
as things don't promise to change to decency I finally (5 or 6 years was
long way to this decision!) gave up at least on their browser.


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247