Vivaldi Web Browser Community - Vivaldi 1.0: Not for everybody, just you

So, I've been using Vivaldi every day for months. It's not my workhorse (yet).

04061601Why Vivaldi? Well, I was an Opera user going way, way back before Chrome, before Firefox, before Internet Explorer even existed I think. I started using Opera when Netscape was all the rage.

Unfortunately, Opera decided to jump from version 12.17 to 15. Versions 15 and up are built on Chromium, the same engine behind Chrome. Sadly, Opera did not make its new version like Opera 12. It dropped all sorts of really fantastic features I was using all the time (and still do, as I still use Opera 12 more than any other browser, though I have to do more and more workarounds to do it because websites are no longer supporting it). It simply still does things that others don't, including those others when loaded with extensions. Plus, my macros are written for Opera 12.

Anyway, the people behind Vivaldi are from the Old-School Opera team, and they have created a new browser based upon the old "Opera philosophy," which you can read about in the linked article.

I support their efforts and hope more and more others will too so Vivaldi's developers may have the user-base backing to bring more and more great features back into the browser space and to develop new features too, all that will be standard to the most up-to-date website needs.

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Sometimes Paul Krugman is an [expletive deleted]: Shadows of Smears Past

"Clinton, who has said that coal is on its way out, is a tool of the fossil-fuel industry because some people who work in that industry gave her money? Wow." What? How about Clinton isn't a tool of the fossil-fuel industry because she said that coal is on its way out? Wow. She wouldn't say things just to get elected, would she?


Tom Usher

You know, the conservatives aren't always wrong about her. She did claim that she had to run for cover due to landing while the airport was under sniper fire. That was a lie, Paul. You do know that, right? She also pretended not to know anything about weapons being transferred by the CIA from Libya to Syria (to jihadis) via Turkey (our "good friend," the dictator, Erdogan). You knew that too, right? Shall I go on? I can and quite a while too.

About the Sanders end game.

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"US says it hasn't changed position on Syria's Assad." Well, change.

The Obama administration maintained Friday that President Bashar Assad shouldn’t lead Syria any longer, rejecting a Russian claim that the U.S. has changed its position.

Source: US says it hasn’t changed position on Syria’s Assad - The Washington Post


Tom Usher

Here's the deal. The US isn't going to determine Assad's fate, short of WWIII, in which case, the US's goose will be cooked right along with Assad's, as it would very likely lead to global thermonuclear exchange concerning which the US would not be immune.

Assad should have reformed very early while he could have remained in power while appeasing the protesters who appealed to the average American. Assad, however, was afraid of al Qaeda waiting in the wings, which it was (plus ISIS, which hadn't completely surfaced yet).

The one and only correct position for the US at this time is to say that the Syrian people will decide Assad's fate via a general election supervised by leading, international election-supervisors. If Assad wins, he stays. End of story.

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