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If you, like me, switched to Pale Moon from Firefox, and you still have a 24.* version, you are going to want to at least temporarily turn off browser updates, at least for the interim, because you don't want to be frogmarched into version 25. If it happened to you involuntarily, you can get the last good version here.  Be sure to turn off updates as soon as you run it.

One thing that the 'update' does to you involuntarily is that it no longer tells websites that it's a version of Firefox. This breaks many sites, including in all likelihood many banking and credit card sites. It also broke my legal research site. It also broke DeviantArt.

Apparently the old version was "lying" about which browser it was, which breaks Robot's Rules of Order or some such. Now I know that the Firefox user base has been in freefall recently, as a result of arrogant decisions by those programmers forcing detestable changes in the interface, and their arrogant response: "don't like it? Install another add on." I think Firefox jumped the shark when it removed the ability to turn off Javascript. You don't disable a security feature without telling anybody. Their arrogant response then: "Don't like it? Edit your about:config file....Or install another add on." Well, fuck you too.

So I kind of understand Pale Moon's desire to announce itself to the world, and let the dataminers know that its users aren't using Firefox any more. But this breaks the web. I understand that they're going to fix this in another update, but it hasn't been fixed yet.

Any time the browser itself steps between me and what I'm doing, it's broken. I need unchanging, stable reliability from a web browser more than I need updates. Telling me the internet's a scary place just isn't persuasive any more. Whatever dangers lurk for the users of a months-old version are remote and speculative, while the problems letting the updates run are immediate and obvious. I suppose I can eventually go back to an extended maintenance last good version of Firefox, from the time before they decided to take Javascript control within the browser itself out of your hands.

But I don't need to be handed extra chores by browser programmers who decide to change the way the browser works and impose those changes automatically and without explanations before they're allowed to happen. I'm not really all that interested in the details of web browsers. I shouldn't feel the need to monitor the developers to be aware of whatever unwelcome surprises they're planning in future versions. All I want is for the browser to do its job and get out of the way.

One more thing: the 25.* versions of Pale Moon drop support for Windows XP. Their recommendations are typically arrogant: they want you to pay Microsoft for a newer operating system that will run like sludge on your systems specced for XP. What they're eager to tell you not to do is to keep the un-updated version that still works. Do they eat with the same hands that they type that stuff with?
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I suppose that imposing this awful layout is another way of wheedling for paid subscriptions.

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If you, like me, switched to Pale Moon from Firefox, and you still have a 24.* version, you are going to want to at least temporarily turn off browser updates, at least for the interim, because you don't want to be frogmarched into version 25. If it happened to you involuntarily, you can get the last good version here.  Be sure to turn off updates as soon as you run it.

One thing that the 'update' does to you involuntarily is that it no longer tells websites that it's a version of Firefox. This breaks many sites, including in all likelihood many banking and credit card sites. It also broke my legal research site. It also broke DeviantArt.

Apparently the old version was "lying" about which browser it was, which breaks Robot's Rules of Order or some such. Now I know that the Firefox user base has been in freefall recently, as a result of arrogant decisions by those programmers forcing detestable changes in the interface, and their arrogant response: "don't like it? Install another add on." I think Firefox jumped the shark when it removed the ability to turn off Javascript. You don't disable a security feature without telling anybody. Their arrogant response then: "Don't like it? Edit your about:config file....Or install another add on." Well, fuck you too.

So I kind of understand Pale Moon's desire to announce itself to the world, and let the dataminers know that its users aren't using Firefox any more. But this breaks the web. I understand that they're going to fix this in another update, but it hasn't been fixed yet.

Any time the browser itself steps between me and what I'm doing, it's broken. I need unchanging, stable reliability from a web browser more than I need updates. Telling me the internet's a scary place just isn't persuasive any more. Whatever dangers lurk for the users of a months-old version are remote and speculative, while the problems letting the updates run are immediate and obvious. I suppose I can eventually go back to an extended maintenance last good version of Firefox, from the time before they decided to take Javascript control within the browser itself out of your hands.

But I don't need to be handed extra chores by browser programmers who decide to change the way the browser works and impose those changes automatically and without explanations before they're allowed to happen. I'm not really all that interested in the details of web browsers. I shouldn't feel the need to monitor the developers to be aware of whatever unwelcome surprises they're planning in future versions. All I want is for the browser to do its job and get out of the way.

One more thing: the 25.* versions of Pale Moon drop support for Windows XP. Their recommendations are typically arrogant: they want you to pay Microsoft for a newer operating system that will run like sludge on your systems specced for XP. What they're eager to tell you not to do is to keep the un-updated version that still works. Do they eat with the same hands that they type that stuff with?
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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
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I've been drawing pictures of muscular Amazon women for more than seventeen years: ever since I discovered that digital art was a lot easier, thanks to the UNDO button. I started out making art for a game called Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures, which was probably the game purchase I got the most value out of, ever. City of Heroes was almost certainly the second.

My main original characters are Brawless
Brawless and Dragomirja: Foreplay 2 by IHCOYC

Brigantia
Brigantia: Love is In the Air by IHCOYC

Carnivora
Carnivora: Return of the Huntress by IHCOYC

Conqueress
Conqueress: Ritual Fire Dance by IHCOYC

Dragomirja
Dragomirja throws back the lightning by IHCOYC

Heraclea
Heraclea, City of Heroes second costume (2005) by IHCOYC

Maveth of Carthage
Maveth dances by IHCOYC

Shedimiel

Things are about to get.... righteous. by IHCOYC
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lovestellio Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
Thanks for fav
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Love your work base in the storie, thanks a million 
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nth47 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Absolutely amazing!
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Hello i wanted to ask, what part of the storie that i send was your favorite and what i can improve, in your opinion
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Hello hows everithing by the way sorry to ask again but did you consider what i as you some time ago about sending a note with an idea i have to a storie
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IHCOYC Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you want to write a story I will at least take a look at it. 
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
O thanks so much you have made mi day, thanks a million i will write it as soon as i return from class, thanks for making me so happy
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corpor8chic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Hello There…. Welcome  to our group… :iconblackartsociety: 


We are so happy to have you as a member and hope that you will enjoy being a part of this group.  


BlackArtSociety is dedicated to FEATURING the BEST Ethnic Art. Further our goal is to help and support beginning to intermediate artists by hosting a number of group activities no matter if you are just looking for inspiration, instruction from other artist, critiques, or just networking we are here for you. 


if you have any suggestions, concerns, questions or anything else, feel free to note or comment us!        


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Krysnha Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Thanks for sharing your work, by the way i love your latest works, the only thing is that i dont understand what the machine is doing, only that, your work is good
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amazonarrow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for watching me and I hope you'll submit something for my art contest! fav.me/d7nh892
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