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My list of web sites that FireFox cannot handle is growing steadily. Sometimes, the entire page won't display. Sometimes, most of it works, but links to external resources (such as videos or discussion fora) are not handled. Some hooks that used to work with FireFox (e.g. for picking up the URLs of videos I view in FF), but a year or two ago, they changed something that forces me to switch to another browser.
I try to avoid anything that has the "Google" stamp on it (in particular if there is any sort of login) - they are just too clever at invading my privacy. So my backup browser currently is IE11. FireFox does handle a few things well, though: E.g. I like the history mechanism. So for now, I still stick to FF as my first try, and go to IE11 only when FF fails. That happens more and more frequently. Every new FF release seems to add more websites to my "Doesn't work with FF" list.
I do not have the spare time to get involved in FF development. Whatever is claimed: Reporting "problem websites" to the developers so that they can look into it never has any effect. I used to do that earlier, both for commercial and open source project: It never lead to anything. Usually, when I check two years later if anything has changed, the problem is still as strong and lively as ever.
So there are strong hints that I quite soon will have to find myself another default browser. It won't be Chrome. An alternative that is both Google and MS is not quite among my favorites. So maybe I will switch to IE11 as my default, not only when having problems, and then go to FF for those pages that doesn't work with IE11.
Now the world has gone to bed,
Darkness won't engulf my head,
I can see by infra-red,
How I hate the night,
Now I lay me down to sleep,
Try to count electric sheep,
Sweet dream wishes you can keep,
How I hate the night.
Japan beat South Africa in the last World Cup but are unlikely to repeat that. Scotland had too much to do on the day. Wales ( my lot ) were back to dropping and fumbling , forward passes galore ( they actually got away with one of them ) Ireland need a complete work over. Just give NZ the cup.
"We can't stop here - this is bat country" - Hunter S Thompson - RIP
As a not really math familiar individuum, every time I read a math related article and find some matrix formulas I need a mnemonic to imagine what is described there (if they refer e.g. to a matrix element like Aij). In german this mnemonic is "_Z_eile _z_uerst, _Sp_alte _sp_äter" what means "Row first, Column later".
What kind of mnemonic do non German speaking people use?
And yes; no the answer "not german speaking" do not need a mnemonic is out of question
It does not solve my Problem, but it answers my question
Yes, I think the convention of row-first is well established. Of course the underlying mathematics doesn't care where you spray them round the page.
I remember ordering as being the natural counting sequence
11 12 13 ...
21 22 23 ...
and it accords with the "across the row, down the column" summation in matrix multiplication. The mental image of two forefingers scanning like that is burned into my brain.
If only mathematicians could become zero-based. So often in matrix maths there are subscript expressions like p+q-1
Software rusts. Simon Stephenson, ca 1994. So does this signature. me, 2012