If you spend a lot of time on-line like I do, it’s good to know some shortcuts:
You’ll find ways to gussy it up, work with tabs, customize the settings and also find a bunch of shortcuts. Lots more at the link. Here are some:
Navigate Back and Forward: Unless you have specialized back and forward buttons on your mouse, you probably click on the back and forward buttons in Firefox’s window to navigate between pages. If you’re more of a keyboard maestro, though, you can press Alt+Left Arrow or Alt+Right Arrow to move back and forward, respectively. Alternatively, you can hit Backspace to move back and Shift+Backspace to move forward.
Reload and Stop a Page: Whether you’re trying to access a web site that’s down or meticulously following a live blog, you can quickly refresh the page by pressing either Ctrl+R or F5 on your keyboard. If you’re having trouble with a specific page and reloading doesn’t help, you can try pressing Ctrl+Shift+R or Ctrl+F5 to do a “hard” refresh, where your browser ignores the cache when it reloads the entire page—handy when you need to fix formatting or other problems often caused by bum files in your cache.
Jump to the Top and Bottom of a Page: If you finish reading a page and want to jump back up to the top without scrolling your wheel endlessly, just hit the Home button on your keyboard. Similarly, you can hit End to jump to the bottom of a page as well. If you don’t want to jump all the way to the top or bottom, you can also use Spacebar and Shift+Spacebar to page down and up, respectively.
The Always Up-to-Date Power User’s Guide to FirefoxFind Text on a Page: As with many other programs, you can search for text within a page by hitting Ctrl+F on your keyboard, typing in the phrase you want to find, and hitting Enter.
Open a New Tab or Window: To quickly open a new tab, just hit Ctrl+T on your keyboard. It’ll open a new blank tab and you can just start typing the URL you want to visit and hit enter. Alternatively, to open an entire new window, just hit Ctrl+N instead.
Close a Tab or Window: To close the current tab, press Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4. To close an entire window (all tabs in tow), press Ctrl+Shift+W or Ctrl+Shift+F4.
Yahoo: 2011 Year in Review “The Yahoo! Year in Review 2011 highlights the top stories, searches, and trends based on what millions of people worldwide searched for, read, and shared. It is a distinct way to portray a society in motion through people’s online behavior.”
The brain weighs about 1,500 grams and constitutes about two percent of total body weight. – Provided by Reference.com
Paper Linking Chronic Fatigue to Virus Retracted
The journal that published a 2009 study linking a virus to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has retracted the controversial paper. In September, the study authors withdrew some of their findings after admitting that they were based on “contaminated data,” but they had since been unable to agree on the wording of a full retraction. The journal therefore took the unusual step of “editorially retracting” the work itself. CFS is a disorder of unknown origin whose symptoms include extreme tiredness, memory and concentration problems, sleep disturbances, and mood swings. There is no definitive treatment for CFS and no known cure. More …
Sears Closing 100-120 Stores….
NEW YORK — Between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores will be closed, the retailer said Tuesday, after terrible holiday sales during what is the most crucial time of the year for retailers.
Sears has yet to determine which stores will be closed, but there has been a clear shift in where the retailer will devote its resources.
“HOWS THE RECOVERY?”
It’s an add-on:
The pending Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) continues to inspire opponents to come up with creative solutions to circumvent it.
A new anti-SOPA add-on for Firefox, titled “DeSopa,” is such a counter measure.
When installed, users can click a single button to resolve a blocked domain via foreign DNS servers, bypassing all domestic DNS blockades and allowing the user to browse the site though the bare IP-address (if supported).
“I feel that the general public is not aware of the gravity of SOPA and Congress seems like they are about to cater to the special interests involved, to the detriment of Internet, for which I and many others live and breathe,” DeSopa developer T Rizk told TorrentFreak.
“It could be that a few members of congress are just not tech savvy and don’t understand that it is technically not going to work, at all. So here’s some proof that I hope will help them err on the side of reason and vote SOPA down,” he adds.
Indeed, having several workarounds in place long before the bill is signed into law doesn’t promise much good for SOPA’s effectiveness.
If browsing a site through a single IP address is not supported, this other anti-SOPA plugin provides an alternative.
On patrol with the Shadow Wolves, the best hunters of humans in the world
Hitler looking at a Christmas tree. The facing page has these words from Goebbels’s 1941 Christmas Eve speech: “On this evening we will think of the Führer, who is also everywhere present this evening wherever Germans gather, and place ourselves in the service of the fatherland. At the end of the war, it shall be greater, lovelier, and more impressive. It should be the proud and free homeland for us all. We promise the Führer that in this hour he can rely on his people at the front, at home, and in the world. He leads us. We follow him. Without the shadow of a doubt, we follow him, bearing the flag and the Reich. The flag and the Reich shall remain pure and unscathed when the great hour of victory comes.”
The military’s latest secret assessment of China’s rapidly modernizing submarines has good news and bad news for the U.S. Navy. On one hand, the roughly 60 submarines in the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet are spending more and more time on combat-ready patrols — signaling China’s increasing naval competence and growing seriousness about influencing the western Pacific Ocean.
On the other hand, the flurry of undersea activity gives American forces more opportunities to tail and examine Chinese subs. And U.S. analysts discovered a silver lining in the gathering strategic storm clouds. Chinese submarines are a hell of a lot noisier than anyone expected. The sound you hear is the Pacific balance of power tipping in Washington’s favor.
As recently as 2007, China’s diesel-powered subs and a handful of nuclear-propelled models managed just a few patrols per year, combined. Two years before that, none of Beijing’s undersea boats went on patrol. For years, the majority of PLAN submarines remained tied up at naval bases, sidelined by mechanical problems and a shortage of adequately trained crews.
Ernesto A. Bustamante was a successful young psychology professor, known simply as “E” to a close following of graduate students at the University of Idaho who marveled at his intellect and valued his advice about their careers as well as their personal lives.
Kathryn Benoit was one of many students who gravitated toward Mr. Bustamante. She enrolled in one of his classes last fall, and by the end of the semester she had not only joined his research laboratory and made him her graduate adviser, but had also begun sleeping with him.
Their tumultuous relationship, however, soon began to fray. Ms. Benoit, who was 22, filed a complaint with the university in the summer, accusing Mr. Bustamante of sexual harassment and of threatening her life with a loaded gun.
Maria Strobel could not believe it of her Führer. Adolf Hitler and his party—a group of senior Nazis that included Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels and Reinhard Heydrich—had spent more than an hour in her Munich bierkeller. Hitler had delivered a trademark speech, and, while they listened, Himmler and the others had run up a large beer bill. But the whole group had left in a hurry—leaving the tab unpaid and Strobel untippped.
Much annoyed, the Bavarian waitress set about clearing up the mess. She had made only a small dent in the pile of steins when, at 9:20 p.m. precisely, there was a huge explosion only a few feet behind her. A stone pillar disintegrated in the blast, bringing part of the ceiling crashing down in a rain of wood and masonry. The explosion hurled Strobel the length of the hall and out through the bierkeller’s doors. Though stunned, she survived—the person closest to the blast to do so. Eight others were not so fortunate, and a further 63 were so badly injured that they had to be helped out into the open air. As they staggered toward safety, the dais where Hitler had been standing eight minutes earlier lay crushed beneath six feet of heavy timber, bricks and rubble.