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Hacks And Tricks To Double Your Internet Browsing Speed On Firefox

We know that Firefox is fast but for some, they’re not satisfied with it and they want to make it faster and with these tricks/hacks that I found, it may double your internet browsing speed on Firefox! Maybe you’re curious why did I say “may double your internet browsing speed”, it’s because for some people, this trick works and for others, it didn’t.

Check out these hacks and increase your internet browsing speed:

Reduce the amount of RAM Firefox uses for it’s cache feature:

1) Type “about:config” (no quotes) in the address bar in the browser.
2) Find “browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers”
3) Set it’s value to “0“;(Zero)

Increase the Speed in Which Firefox loads pages

1) Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit Enter. (Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.)

2) Alter the entries as follows:
Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
Set “network.htt…
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Best Albums of the Decade. Top 25 2008Of Montreal - Skeletal LampingI flip-flopped on the position of the two Of Montreal albums several times. As bizarre and cross-genre as the band is, this album feels like "more of the same" from Hissing Fauna. However, it's also much better and maybe even easier to sing along to if you can parse the words. #25 2007Menomena - Friend and FoeLocal Portland three-piece who sound like a cross between a Jazz band and The Mars Volta. Given the amount of instruments on the album, I was blown away to see the three of them pull it off live. It's my understanding that they're working on a follow-up album. I can't wait. #24 2006Gospel - The Moon is a Dead WorldI've fallen hard for post-hardcore and for some reason I really enjoy listening to it in unexpected locations. I feel asleep on the plane listening to Maths on repeat. I wandered around the beach in Hawaii listening to Gospel. Something about it feels so epic, even if…

Afghanistan, February, 2010 - The Big Picture - Boston.com

HOW TO TICK PEOPLE OFF :) :) :)

1. Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 99 copies.
2. In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sexual favors."
3. Specify that your drive-through order is "TO-GO."
4. If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.
5. Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.
6. Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up."
7. Reply to everything someone says with "that's what you think."
8. Practice making fax and modem noises.
9. Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc" them to your boss.
10. Make beeping noises when a large person backs up.
11. Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with prophesy."
12. Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears and grimacing.
13. Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" …

Fun Facts

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A person can not fold a normal size piece of paper in half more than 8 times.


There are just over 300 million cell phones used daily in the United States alone.


A shrimps heart is in it’s head.


Kissing is actually healthier than shaking someones hand.

Natural pearls will melt in vinegar.


An olive tree can live up to 1500 years.


Cleopatra married two of her brothers.


Ants can’t shut their eyes.


On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building looks like an American flag.


Men’s shirts have the buttons on the right, while women shirts have the buttons on the left.

Chewing gum will help reduce tears when cutting an onion.


Red wine will spoil if exposed to light. Hence the tinted bottles.


The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day for plumbers. (In the U.S. of course.)


Studies have proven that cold showers actually stimulate your sex drive.


Coffee beans are not beans at all, rather fruit pits.


Fortune cookies were invented in America in 1918, by Charles Jung.


Scuba divers can…

4 amazing modern sculptures from around the world

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Art is hard to define as a concept and is being understood different as time passes. Sculptors have often been the flag carriers for art around the world. Here’s just a small list of some amazing art works that just stand out, public sculptures that just stand out.The magic tapIt seems to be taken straight out of photoshop, but it’s as real as you can get. Located in the Aqualand in Cadiz, it seems to be floating and pouring water all day long. It’s not rocket science figuring out how it works; there’s a pipe hidden in the stream of water which is the answer behind it.La TrobeA statue of Charles Joseph La Trobe, gifted to the Library by the La Trobe Society, was unveiled in 2006. Located in Melbourne, the sculpture is standing upside down and seems to be a wonder of balance.The SharkThe Shark has been an attraction for tourists in Oxford for more than 20 years. This house is not different to any other; it was built as a semi-detached house in about 1860 but now attached by …

5 Websites To Play Music Matching Your Mood

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Here are the 5 best websites that play music matching your mood or the mood you desire.AUPEO!AUPEO! was launched just over a year ago in Berlin, Germany. This explains the funny language on great parts of the website. However, the mood categories are pinned down in English, so you’re all set to go!As you can probably guess by the screenshot, you can also play music you like by entering an artist you enjoy listening to. The stations are grouped by genre and are compiled by AUPEO!’s music experts. Within personal you can play your personal station, which is based on whatever you have previously listened to and requires that you sign up with AUPEO!.MeeMixMeeMix plays music you like. So it basically works like Last.fm or Pandora. You start a station by entering a song or artist, then you rate whatever MeeMix plays to you, and it will further refine its suggestions.In addition to playing what you like, you can also push some sliders in the Mood Control on the bottom left to fine…

RAINBOW IN YOUR HAND

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This book started as a personal project in summer 2007, and was soon published from a Japanese bookstore "Utrecht". It's a flipbook, but rather than seeing animation, it creates a 3D rainbow in your hand. Since being published it has been featured on Japanese TV, Newspapers, major news & blogsites like yahoo news, coolhunting and fffffound. This book won this years NY ADC silver cube.

Microsoft VirtualPC vs. Sun VirtualBox

What is a Virtual Machine (VM)?A virtual machine (VM) is a computer that runs inside a window on your host computer. VMs are also great for testing–you can test different operating systems, applications, and configurations without messing up your computer. For example, you could run Windows in a VM on a Linux or Macintosh computer, allowing you to run Windows-only applications. Or, you could test out Linux in a VM on your Windows box without committing to it. In fact, even if you install spyware, adware, or rootkits in a VM, they won’t infect your host computer. Just shut down the VM, and your computer is as clean as ever. VMs are also a great tool for learning networking, allowing you to connect several different computers when you only have one computer available.After the jump, my recommendations for home users who want to use VMs:Microsoft Virtual PCVirtual PC is the right choice for people who just need to test downloads or browse the Web with total privacy. It’s free…

Twitter Vs Google Buzz

Twitter vs Google Buzz MicrobloggingGoogle Buzz microblogging is new, but Google Buzz may be the killer microblogging tool to Twitter.Twitter is a single feature tool which may be too simple.Friendfeed may be too complicated to new users on social microblogging.Google Buzz may have just enough features to become the right microblogging tool.Twitter vs Google Buzz (Pros’ Comparisons)Twitter’s Pros:Twitter has built an early lead with an estimated 75 million user base, most of those are technology and media savvy influencers.Twitter.com is simple and easy to use, and is a single-purpose site.Twitter’s key feature is to allow retweet with one click.Twitter has plugins connecting to social networking sites including Facebook and LinkedIn, and blogging platforms like Wordpress blogs.Bing search engine has a vertical search channel, Bing Twitter, that ranks Twitter’s Tweets.Google Buzz’s Pros:Google Buzz started with an estimated 100 million active Gmail users. If Google can quickl…

Top PC Games

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BioShock
Publisher: 2K Games | Developer: Irrational Games | Release Date: June
What is it? Pretty much the same highbrow, dystopian game we told you about on 360: You discover an undersea city that served as the home of a near-cult of crazed Libertarians. Only, things have taken a turn for the extremely weird. Why should I care? An unusual setting, an unusual premise, and some really, really unusual characters and enemies all but guarantee that this game's going to be very...unusual. What's the prognosis? Really good. The developers of the awesome System Shock series know how to make things creepy, for sure. Crysis
Publisher: Electronic Arts | Developer: Crytek | Release Date: September
What is it? One of the most graphically stunning games we've ever seen. Like Crytek's previous game Far Cry, Crysis boast a tropical setting and open-ended FPS gameplay. Why should I care? OK, so you're not a graphics whore. There's more to this one than a pretty fa…

Thunderbird vs. Windows Live Mail

Sure thing, Mozilla and Microsoft have been arch rivals with Mozilla’s Firefox and Microsoft’s IE fighting for supremacy in the world of web-browsers. Something similar is applicable in case of Thunderbird vs Windows Live Mail, so let us do a thorough comparative analysis of these two contenders.

User Interface & ExtensibilityWhen you consider Windows Live Mail, it has a sleek, crisp and clean user interface, wherein the contacts list opens in its own window. Some users find it handy, while some of them find it rather annoying or probably next to useless (if not annoying).On the other hand, its counterpart Thunderbird comes with a user-friendly interface and the basic functionalities. However, there are a number of extensions and plug-ins available from the house of Mozilla, to make it more powerful.When the discussion boils down to a comparative analysis of Thunderbird versus Windows Live Mail, in terms of extensibility, the latter one turns out to be a big loser. Wit…

The 12 Best New Phones You Want

HTC LegendWhy You Want It: It's like an HTC Hero, except with Android 2.1, an OLED screen, and a brushed-to-perfection aluminum body, which may be the most stylistically interesting design choice HTC has ever made.

Alcatel OT980Why You Want It: It'll be a cheap Android handset in a totally under-recognized form factor. Some may see it as a knockoff of the Pre, but I just see it as a nice little messaging phone, without the restrictions of a dumbphone OS.

Motorola XT800Why You Want It: It's got the brains of a Droid, without the keyboard. Plus, it's got support for dual SIM cards—a rarity in Android phones—and HDMI output.

General Mobile Touch StoneWhy You Want It: Remember the HTC Touch HD2? The one with the orgasmically beautiful hardware, and categorically disappointing software? This is pretty much that, with Android.

Acer beTouch E110Why You Want It: When Android phones are available for free on contract, this is what they're going to look like. The…

Secrets of Perfect Counter Strike Server in 16 Steps

How to Creater Secrets of Perfect Counter Strike Server in 16 Steps .?Hi Guys ...!Today i trying my heart out to make you learn the same way i made my lagless server ...!Guess what .... It is Absolutly possible and easy to make 20 People server under 512Kbps (kilo bits per second) without any noticible lag ..!Looks.. interesting ... Read on...!16 Steps to perfect Counter Strike Server:Get ready with Pen and paper to jot down important values.Power on your computer and close /kill all un-necessary processes in task manager.Open your favorite browser and Go to Speedtest.net to check your Upload speed (Download speed doesnt matter much here). Note down the Upload speed value in the piece of paper.Now install the CS 1.6 Server to root of any partition you like (e.g D:\HLDS) .... .........(Teach me this Step 4)Install AMX MODX in the same directory .... (Teach me this Step)Install only Necessary AMX MODX plugins in the server ... (Teach me this step)Create a RAM DI…

Must Read...99 weird and stupid and funny facts

1.A paper cannot be folded more than 9 times.
2. More calories are wasted by sleeping than sitting and watching tv.
3. The first object with a number scanning label is the chewing gum.
4.The Wright Brothers’ first flying journey is shorter than a Boeing 747 airplane’s wings.
5. In 1987,after an airline company reduced a small piece of olive on every first class passenger’s meals,$350,000 USD was saved annually.
6.Everyone drinks coffee to perk themselves up,but in fact an apple can perk one up more than a cup of coffee can.
7.The majority of dust in your home consists of your own dead skin.
8.The full name of the Barbie Doll is Barabra Millicent Roberts.
9.When Hitler’s mum had Hitler,she once seriously considered abortion but the doctor persuaded her to keep the baby.
10.Marilyn Monroe has 6 toes on her foot.
11.In the movie E.T,the sound of E.T’s footsteps are made by someone squashing oranges rotten.
12.Pearls melt in vinegar.
13.In the number of people posting marriage ads,35% are alrea…

Few "Oh My God" Facts !!!

--> Farmville players outnumber real farmers in the US by a ratio of 60 to 1.
More info: Farmville is the most popular application in the history of Facebook, with 62 million registered users and 22 million logging on at least once a day. Farmville is bigger than Twitter.


--> The tongue of a blue whale weighs about as much as a full-grown elephant or a 2005 Hummer H2 SUV.


--> 'Typewriter' is the longest English word that can be made by using only one row of a keyboard.


--> There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos. It increases the sense of freedom, a disconnect from reality and thus, increases the dollars spent gambling.
Some other tricks casinos use:
1) There are no windows, so people don't know if it's day or night outside.
2) They design casinos to be like mazes so you can't find your way out.
3) They give free alcohol to the gamblers so they continue to gamble.


--> Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.


---> Women speak …

MySpace vs Facebook

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Most people who are active on social networking sites have a profile on both MySpace and Facebook. However, despite being on both sites, each user almost always has a preference for one site over the other. That's due to the fact that there are some significant differences between the two networking sites and the people who are most active on them. Neither one is necessarily better than the other but any one individual might consider one "better" in comparison because of the different uses for each of the sites. Here's a closer look at those differences:User Demographic:There's been an interesting shift in who uses the sites. MySpace began with a big preference for teenagers whereas Facebook was designed specifically for college students. (When it first started, you even needed a college email address to sign up with Facebook.) As the two sites have grown up, their users have changed. These days, teens may be on either site. And college students turn up on both o…

Google Chrome vs Mozilla Firefox

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Google Chrome vs Mozilla Firefox Feb, 17 '10 Subject: Chrome vs Firefox, Viewed by: 5
Finally, Google Chrome is out of the box and into the sunlight for us to play. So, I did install it and started playing around. Since there are many sources which describe the features of the browser, I thought I would do an initial comparison with my current browser instead. Here we go.First of all I should mention the setup. When I installed Chrome, I chose to import all my settings from Firefox to Chrome (bookmarks and history included).Start up TimeOn my computer, Firefox takes 8-9 seconds to start and be ready for use. Chrome on the other hand took about a split second to be up and running. And that’s not all of course, it also shows me the most visited site in its default view when it opens.Chrome is faster by orders of magnitude in starting up as compared to Firefox.Memory ConsumptionAfter starting both, they end up taking similar amounts of memory t…