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A true-or-false computer question

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Charlie Bernstein, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. trxx

    trxx Tele-Afflicted

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    Have lost my internet connection more than once after not clearing my Browser for a while. Closing the browser (set to clear everything when closing) brought the connection right back every time. I have no idea what the technicals are behind it. This happens on Windows. Never had that issue on Linux. Maybe relevant or not.
     
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  2. Charlie Bernstein

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    Yeah, that's how I look at it. It's like aliases or bookmarks: They're not doing anything except the moment you click on them and they connect you to something. It's hard to imagine how they could be interfering with anything when they're just sitting there—like the parked cars mentioned above.
     
  3. Charlie Bernstein

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    Yup, that's like what we do: clear the history, close the browser, turn the modem off, count to ten, turn the modem back on, reopen the browser, go see what's in the fridge, come back, and get back in the saddle.
     
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  4. Charlie Bernstein

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    I like Firefox. I'll mention it again. So far, I haven't convinced anyone here that it's better than Safari.
     
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  5. Charlie Bernstein

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    Yup, I must have twenty bookmark folders and over a hundred bookmarks.
     
  6. Charlie Bernstein

    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

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    Now lose the flabby ten pounds and you're there!
     
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  7. Charlie Bernstein

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    History. But you knew that!

    =O]
     
  8. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

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    I have my browser set to delete everything on close. I've been doing that for years and have never noticed a downside.
     
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  9. FenderGuy53

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    It won't affect your DSL connection, per se, but it can affect system memory, i.e., the time it takes to load pages onto your computer screen.

    I'm in the "keep it neat - delete" camp!
     
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  10. Charlie Bernstein

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    Could be clearing history helps, huh?

    I mostly just find that the longer I'm online, the slower it runs. Like watching the debates. They download fine for half an hour or so, then we begin to lose it.
     
  11. soundchaser59

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    My gut impulse is you are a prime candidate for ad blocker. ublock works well, but be careful, there is another one out there that has a very similar name but it has very poor reviews. Make sure you get the real ublock.

    Go to ublock.org

    I believe the sloth imposter is called ublock origin. Any time a developer goes to such lengths to make everything similar, even the logo/icon they use, then be suspicious of the imposter.
     
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  12. Mexitele Blues

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    You have it backwards. Ublock was sold, hosted on ublock.org and then bastardized to accept payment to allow certain ads. The original programmer has continued development under the Ublock Origin name.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UBlock_Origin
     
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  13. suave eddie

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    This exactly. Maybe your question wasn't phrased correctly. Many factors can slow down your computer but have no impact on your actual internet connection. Your DSL connection operates completely independent of what devices are using it.
     
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  14. Charlie Bernstein

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    It was phrased to ask what I wanted an answer to. Yup, that was a great answer—as I acknowledged in post #31.
     
  15. Charlie Bernstein

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    Binary answer: No.

    (There are 10 kinds of people: those who read binary code and those who don't.)
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    a post with an explanatory example that is well intentioned . I like this picture and good vibes , a treat 4-2-sun-png-picture.png
     
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    SSDs don't need defragging. Defragging is a solution for improving mechanical read times on standard HDDs. SSDs don't have those mechanical latency issues - every bit of data is just as quickly accessible as another, so defragging does nothing to improve SSD performance in any way. What it does do is to wear out the drive needlessly. SSD manufacturers explicitly say not to defrag SSDs, and they have a reason to do so.

    In normal use, yes, SSDs will last a very long time. Defragging however typically moves hundreds of GB of data at a time, - far, far more than average user useage, so you will kill the drive significantly faster. Not a little quicker, significantly quicker. Emphasis on significantly.
     
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  18. Charlie Bernstein

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    It's not on my things-to-do list!

    =O]
     
  19. Geo

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    Tracking cookies, adware picked up on the internet and through emails will slow down
    your computer when enough are accumulated. Many are actual decent vendors and some
    are spyware. These aren't the same as ones just storing harmless data. Superantispyware
    is very good. On browsers I have those set to auto dump when I close them.
     
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    I'm married. I plan to stay that way. OF COURSE I delete all history and cookies! ;)
     
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