Yes, it's off topic. But I've recently run into something that's new, at
least to me.
Two different websites I've gone to lately have stuffed extra lines into
my browser history. Looks like one about every 5-10 seconds.
The result of course, is that the only way to leave the site is to call
up history and go down below their list or to delete all recent history.
I did a search for this technique using several different phrases and
couldn't find anything about it. Is this something new? Have any of you
seen the problem?
On Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:50:06 +0000 (UTC), Larry Blanchard
Are the websites, perhaps, just trying to run a video,
or some other very large script ? .. and your connection speed
and/or browser cache insufficient .. ?
My most hated files are Adobe pdf .. they are invariably
much-oversized and will hang everything else.
I will generally hit Ctrl-Alt-Del go to "Processes" tab
and "end" the troublesome application ..
their content as if it were a new page - so if you hit "back"
Some sites use a similar routine to refresh the page content
every so often (so you get what you're seeing, a whole bunch
of pages in history).
Both are bad programming - you can load content into a page
are a lot of hack programmers creating pages now-a-days, and
stuff like that gets copied a lot. I don't think it's
intentionally evil in most cases, it's just bad.
Exactly. Seeing this more and more these days, and it is indeed bad
programming. The practice started to become noticeable in the last
couple of years.
If you keep hitting the back button repeatedly you can sometimes over
On 2/3/2015 8:23 PM, Richard wrote:
> Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by
> Hanlon's razor
You nailed it.
Boils down to the cut n' paste mentality of the collectively most poorly
educated generation, with regard to science and technology, in the last
With Firefox you can clear various histories by doing ctrl-alt-del while
you are in the FF window. A pop up window then gives you control
of what to clear and over what time frame. Try it, it's pretty much self
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