Firefox has ClicktoPlay cure for plugin plague

first_img More information: … -control-of-plugins/ From now on, Firefox users need to manually enable plugins on each Web page. In the manner of Click-to-Play, Firefox will only load plugins when a user takes the action of clicking to make a particular plugin play. The feature “Click-to-Play” will allow users to be in the driver’s seat to choose what they want to run and what they want to avoid. On the other side of the extreme of users who never want to run plug-ins are those who may always want to allow plug-ins to run software or handle different formats; they may see plugins less of a risk and more of ease of use for powering their videos, animation and games of choice. Mozilla said over and above, it’s the user’s choice, and Click-to-Play can be configured to over-ride Mozilla’s defaults.Nonetheless, Mozilla is changing the way Firefox loads third-party plugins because of those instances where third-party plugins present security headaches and offset Mozilla’s attempts to provide the most secure browsing environment possible. Plugins don’t always update automatically, which is the problem. Before the move, Firefox was automatically landing plug-ins requested by a website. As Coates pointed out, “One of the most common exploitation vectors against users is drive by exploitation of vulnerable plugins.” He added that users with outdated or vulnerable plugins are open to malware if they browse to a site equipped with a plugin exploit kit.Third party plugins presenting risks of pauses and crashes in Firefox have now been addressed by the latest moves. “By only activating plugins that the user desires to load, we’re helping eliminate pauses, crashes and other consequences of unwanted plugins.”In addition to playing it safe with Click—to-Play, Mozilla has recommended that users try to make sure that their plugins are up to date. Although Mozilla is giving Flash from Adobe Systems the go-ahead by default, the user must be running the latest version, which is the only version of Flash that is allowed to run by default. If the user’s version is not up to date, then Firefox will relegate it to Click-to-Play. Mozilla offers users a website to see if their plugins are current. © 2013 WebRTC puts video chats all in the browser (—Mozilla this week took an important step to strengthening and in some cases restoring confidence in Firefox as a class-act browser. The community issued an announcement by Mozilla’s Michael Coates, director of security assurance, about Mozilla’s latest move to avert plugin plagues. “Mozilla has decided that it’s time to take things to the next level by disabling as many automatic plug-in activations as possible,” he said, in a January 29 post.center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: Firefox has Click-to-Play cure for plugin plague (2013, January 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more

Swan EGGs in the sky Astronomers conduct radio observations of freefloating evaporating

first_imgCygnus OB2 image at 325 MHz; the synthesized beam is 7.81” × 6.60”, P.A. = 88.6 degrees, the rms is 0.2 mJy beam−1, and the intensity peak is 0.270 Jy beam−1. The boxes in the figures show the regions where the proplyd sources studied here lie: source WDDGGHK 10 in box a, WDDGGHK 7, 8, 9 in box b, WDDGGHK 6 in box c, WDDGGHK 2, 3, 4 in box d. The white stars mark the position of putative ionizing agents. Credit: Isequilla et al., 2019. Citation: Swan EGGs in the sky: Astronomers conduct radio observations of free-floating evaporating gas globules in Cygnus OB2 (2019, April 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Externally illuminated photo-evaporating protoplanetary disks, or proplyds for short, are ionized circumstellar disks around young low-mass stars the size of our solar system. Their ionized material is known to form a thermal disk wind with a cometary structure. Most proplyds identified so far have been spotted in the Orion nebula, the closest region of massive star formation to our planet.FrEGGs are proplyd-like objects isolated from their parental molecular clouds. The are also externally ionized and present extended cometary morpologies. However, they are at earlier evolutionary stages than proplyds, with protostars still undergoing strong accretion and with larger molecular masses when compared to ionized protoplanetary disks. Moreover, frEGGs are are about 10 times larger than proplyds, which suggests that they can contain not just one but even several young protostars.For astronomers and astrophysicists, frEGGs are perceived as possible accelerators of cosmic rays, and perhaps even putative gamma-ray sources. Therefore, these objects could serve as new laboratories for the investigation of particle acceleration processes in slow flows, and in addition as counterparts of unidentified gamma-ray sources.FrEGGs were first spotted in the Cygnus OB2 association—one of the most massive stellar associations in our Milky Way galaxy, located some 4,700 light years away from the Earth. In a new study, a group of astronomers led by Natacha Isequilla of the National University of La Plata in Argentina, has focused on radio observations of eight such objects in this association, designated WDDGGHK 2-4 and WDDGGHK 6-10. The observations, conducted with GMRT at frequencies of 325 and 610 MHz, allowed them to learn more about physical properties of these proplyd-like objects.”We present 325 and 610 MHz GMRT continuum observations toward the Cygnus OB2 region and report on the characteristics of the population of externally ionized proplyd-like objects also known as frEGGs,” the researchers wrote in the paper.Based on GMRT observations, the scientists estimated the studied objects’ electronic densities, ionized mass, optical depth and the amount of photons needed to be ionized. They also compared the properties, mainly the ionizing photon rate, with those of other massive stars in the neighborhood. All in all, this resulted in the conclusion that the stellar systems Cyg OB2 #9 and Cyg OB2 #22 are probably responsible for the ionization of the observed frEGGs.”Using their geometry and the photoionization rate needed to produce their radio-continuum emission, we find that these sources are possibly ionized by a contribution of the stars Cyg OB2 #9 and Cyg OB2 #22,” the paper reads.Furthermore, the astronomers found that the main contribution to the continuum radio-emission in the studied frEGGs is thermal, while also regions with non-thermal emission could exist in these objects. In the case of one object, designated WDDGGHK 7 (dubbed the Tadpole because of its morphology) they assume that its emission is not of non-thermal origin. More information: N.L. Isequilla et al. Radio observations of evaporating objects in the Cygnus OB2 region. arXiv:1904.08317 [astro-ph.SR]. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), astronomers have carried out radio observations of the so-called free-floating evaporating gas globules or (frEGGs) in the Cygnus OB2 region. Results of this observational campaign, presented in a paper published April 17 on, provide more details about the properties of these peculiar objects. © 2019 Science X Network ‘Proplyd-like’ objects discovered in Cygnus OB2 Explore furtherlast_img read more

Paying tribute to Kurt Cobain

first_imgNirvana haven’t lost their mojo. At least nowhere in the party circuit they haven’t. So it isn’t surprising that bands would like to pay a tribute to Kurt Cobain’s cult rock band (they sing their numbers anyway). Latest to take the tribute route is Hundred Octane, who will be paying a tribute to Nirvana in a city music cafe today. We caught up with the band for details. Read on:What will your performance be all about?It is a tribute to Nirvana. We will be playing exclusive Nirvana songs apart from our own compositions. We often pay tribute to these metal bands we have grown up listening to since they are our idols. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’What does the name Hundred Octane signify?When we started off, we were a bunch of engineers. Octane is a term used in engineering which is a unit to measure the inflamibility of fuel. So 100 octane is the highest point of fuel inflamation. It is similar to the music we create and the energy we infuse in it.What does music mean to you?It’s passion for us which we have turned into our way of living. There are many other bands in the music circuit. What do you think about the competition? Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWe do not believe in competition. Music is not a car race. Different genres of music have different fan following. We have our own style of playing and belong to the metal genre, hence we have our own audience. We have managed to establish our own independent music.What have been your biggest achievements?Achievements are nothing but mere milestones which come and go. But one of the most memorable moments was when we launched our own album last year. Initially it did not fare well but slowly it made profits. How do you deal with challenges?There are always two ways to face all the odds of life — either you deal with them head on or just kill yourself. Challenges have been a part of our daily routine. It’s something that can never be done away with. How did music come calling?We were always conditioned to study since all of us belong to high academic oriented families. We were always discouraged about off-beat careers like music, art etc and since we scored well, engineering for us was a compulsion, not a choice. Later, we realised we are not cut out for engineering. It’s like when you spread out your wings, you realise you are at the wrong place at the wrong time.Where do you derive your inspiration for your music from?Our daily lives form our inspiration. Whatever comes across in our day to day routine, we compose songs. For example, recently a friend of ours commited suicide, so we composed a song on her and how she broke down under the societal pressures. There is nothing specific behind our numbers. The lighter moments of life (love, hatred, violence) and philosophical content too get reflected in our music.What are your future plans?We do not plan. We as a band just rock and roll with whatever life throws at us. There are also no compromises made with respect to our music. We are a metal band and will continue to play.DETAILAt: Hard Rock Cafe, DLF Place, Saket When: Today Timings: 9 pm onwards Phone: 011 47158888last_img read more

All rained in

first_imgFirst showers of monsoon are welcomed by everyone. With the monsoons here, let’s alter our food and lifestyle habits according to the season to stay healthiest. From the health and well-being perspective, it is important that we stay in tune with nature so that our physical and mental acuity is high, and our immunity functions at its best. Stick to seasonal fruits and vegetables. For instance, eat mangoes only till the season lasts, not till the end of rainy season. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Well, it’s really comforting to sit at home with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the lashing rain. But then there are always comfort foods which will add more warmth to your soul on a rainy day. If you are still pondering over what to make, then you can go ahead and indulge in soup, chips and dips, mini pies, and of course the pakoras, samosas and tikkis that are the ultimate delights for a delhiites in monsoon. And if you are one of those, who love their share of sweet fare, then go for a hot brownie with chocolate sauce. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMy advice on what to try in this monsoon season would be- Bittu Tikki Wala at Karol Bagh, who is famous for its tikkis, pakodas and mutter kulchas. Food joints at C R Park are quiet popular too for its fried delicacies. Daddu’s cutlet shop is one of my favourite place at C R Park for its dhakai paratha, moghlai paratha, piyazi, fish chop, alu chop, mutton chop, egg devil chop, fish fry, chicken seekh kabab rolls, egg mutton seekh kabab rolls and off course mocha chop which is made from banana flower. Apart from giving relieve from the intense heat of the summer season, monsoon brings with itself some health risks as well. Monsoon is the time when the humidity levels are high in the atmosphere and the capability of our body’s digestive system is at its lowest. There’s no need to panic, as some small variations in eating habits will keep problems at bay. Unhealthy diet: Potatoes, cauliflower, cluster beans, kidney beans, urad, sprouted grains should, consume milk can be avoided. Avoid leafy greens altogether or wash in potassium permanganate before cooking. To avoid stomach ailments and other water-borne diseases, avoid cut fruits or any cold street food. You must carry water from home when you head out or insist on packaged drinking water. To keep immunity high, eat fruits and vegetables high in vitamin c, beta carotene and iron (carrots, beets, lime, amla, dates). Add ginger and garlic to your cooking to keep sniffles at bay and stomach ailments down. Enjoy monsoon with French Onion Soup and Lamb lasagna, which are the two monsoon favorites at Olive Bar and Kitchen.last_img read more

A treat of three

first_imgCouple Trouble, a comic satire on men and changing values of marriage in modern times opened the Summer Theatre Festival on 22 June with a laugh riot that left the audience asking for more.Directed by Vikas Bahari, and based on a Marathi play Ankh Micholi, Couple Trouble was a comic take on everyday frustrations of men who feel trapped in a marriage. Originally written by CP Deshpande, the adult comedy is a depiction of the sexual fantasies of such men and aims at exposing their double standards while exploring the changing values of marital relationships in modern times. The play tickled the funny bone of many. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The love story of Priyamwada (Portia) and Basant (Bassanio) unfolded in a unique Indian avatar in the capital today in an Indian adaptation of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece Merchant of Venice. A presentation of The Films and Theater Society, Saudagar, was launched at the Shri Ram Centre Auditorium today on the second day (21 June) of the three-day Summer Theatre Festival. Directed by Atul Satya Koushik, the play recreates Portia and Bassanio’s love story in the Indian heartland albeit with quintessential Shakespearian moods on stage. After all it is an Indian adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Adapting a William Shakespeare play is not easy at all. Every word written by him is a responsibility on you as it demands justice. If he chose to write a word, there has to be a reason behind it. In this adaptation, my constant endeavor was to keep the Shakespeare alive in every word that I write, every song that I play, and every emotion that I arise in my audience ‘, says Koushik. The play is garnished with light hearted jokes peculiar of Rajasthani life-style and hummable and rustic folk music along with the royal Rajputani feel to the entire grandeur.  The play had a rich background score and beautiful costumes designed by famous celebrity designer Mumtaz Khan in Bhopal.Staged on the last day of the festival (22 June),Wo Lahore recreated the tragic devastation of India’s partition through the story of a family based in Lahore. Directed by Atul Satya Koushik, Wo Lahore was a musical drama set in the middle of twentieth century India.The play was a story of an ordinary woman Jamuna, a mother of three sons, who tries to keep her family intact amid everything that is happening around.Full of Indian music, the play turned out to be an emotional roller coaster for the audience on the last day of the festival presented by the Films and Theatre Society.  From an adult comedy, to an Indian adaptation of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, the festival featured a wide range of stories and productions over the three-days that was loved and appreciated by all. It came as  a treat for the viewers.last_img read more

Tamangs widow to go on indefinite fast

first_imgBharati Tamang, widow of slain All-India Gorkha League (AIGL) leader Madan Tamang, has threatened to go on an indefinite fast to press for immediate arrest of the 23 Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders against whom a court in Kolkata issued a warrant of arrest.Bharati made the threat on Tuesday, but till this date no action has been initiated after the issuing of arrest warrant, AIGL General Secretary Pratap Khati said today. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI”No stay order has been issued as yet against the warrant of arrest. So why is the CBI delaying?” he wondered and gave the apex probe agency a 24-hr deadline to initiate the arrest.”The court has directed the execution of the warrant of arrest. We do not know why the CBI is delaying in making the arrest. Since there are no other options with us, I have decided to go on fast onto death,” Khatin quoted Bharati Tamang as saying.  The AIGL has also written to the CBI director and joint director to apprise them about the delay and gave the agency 24-hour time failing which the fast will begin.last_img read more

Exservicemen call off fast as stir enters day 88

first_imgEx-servicemen, who have been protesting for One Rank, One Pension (OROP) for the past 88 days, on Sunday said that they would call off their hunger strike, but continue their agitation till the government accepts all their demands. The hunger strike ended on a positive note with ex servicemen expressing hope that the Centre would work on OROP, which is their right. Jantar Mantar, which has hosted several protests, was a witness to smiling faces and relieved families of retired Armymen. The crowd raised slogans of “vande matram” and distributed food among the 14 ex-Armymen, who had been fasting unto death. Also Read – Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airportHawaldaar Ashok Chauhan said: “I have worked for the past 19 years and retired in March 2004. I hope that my pension increases under the scheme. We welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance and hope that our efforts will not be ignored.”Retired Wing Commander Dhawan shared similar sentiments with Millennium Post. He said: “We are happy with the Prime Minister’s announcement about OROP. However, we want a written statement from the Ministry of Defence.” On being asked how much will the ex-serviceman be paid after the implementation if the scheme, he said: “It entirely depends on the document, which we will receive from the government.”Empty chairs and laughter enveloped the protest site as Army officials congratulated each other. Subedar Harcharan Lal, who has served the Army for 26 years, is a relieved man. However, there were some who were not happy with the government’s decision to revise the pension after a period of five years.last_img read more

Doctors give ultimatum say bigger movement will ensue if accused cop is

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Doctors Forum (WBDF) has threatened to organise a bigger movement from Monday if the officer-in-charge of Jadavpur police station, who had allegedly assaulted a junior doctor at Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is not arrested.Many of the doctors under WBDF threatened to go on a strike after Monday if steps are not taken against the accused police officer. A rally would be taken out from CMRI on Monday afternoon and it would end near New Alipore police station. Doctors from various organisations in the city would take part in the rally to protest against the assault on the junior doctor. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that Srinivas Geddam, a post-graduate trainee at CMRI, was allegedly roughed up by Jadavpur police station OC Pulak Kumar Dutta when the former had been attending him on Wednesday night.Geddam, hailing from Andhra Pradesh, lodged a complaint with the police on Thursday. Following the incident, some doctors from the institute took part in a temporary cease-work.The police officer was admitted at the plastic surgery department of the hospital for a wrist surgery. Geddam had allegedly been attacked by the officer when he asked the latter about his medication, the prescriptions of which were submitted to the hospital by the officer during admission. The victim mentioned in his complaint that he had suffered serious injuries around his neck. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA senior doctor of WBDF said that they are planning to file a writ petition at the Calcutta High Court if the accused officer is not arrested on non-bailable charges. “We would urge the doctors’ fraternity at all the government and private hospitals in the state to join the cease-work after Monday. We have given an ultimatum that the accused police officer must be put behind bars within next Sunday. A section of the city police was trying to dilute the issue, which is evident from their Facebook posts. They are trying to defend the OC,” a senior member of WBDF said. It may be mentioned that the Bengal unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Thursday sought Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s intervention in this regard.Dr Santanu Sen, MP and state secretary, IMA, was of the view that the protest must be intensified if action is not initiated against the accused police officer.Many of the city doctors believe that the incident would affect the confidence building exercise initiated by the city police to check the incidents of assault on doctors by the family members of the patients.”This is an unfortunate incident where an on-duty doctor was assaulted by a police officer. The state government must strongly deal with the issue and steps should be taken against the accused officer,” said Dr Santanu Dutta of SSKM Hospital.last_img read more

Delhi gears up for literature festival

first_imgThe national Capital is gearing up to bring together people from all walks of life for interesting sessions on books, which will be held at Dilli Haat.The fourth edition of Delhi Literature festival will be inaugurated by Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, in the presence of Munawwar Rana, poet; Kapil Mishra, Minister for Art, Culture & Language & Tourism of NCT of Delhi; Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman National Book Trust; Dr Burak Akcapar, Turkish Ambassador to India and Mahesh Sharma, Minister for Culture, Government of India. Festival will witness two book launches as Rakshanda Jalil will unveil her book published by Harper Collins and Neelima Kota will release her latest work published by Penguin.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Sankarshan Thakur, known for his books on Bihar will discuss his latest release ‘The Brothers Bihari’ which deals with social change through the years and the evolution of Nitish – Laalu alliance. It will be moderated by another journalist Ajay Kumar, News Nation.Saba Naqvi, columnist – panelist commentator will be in conversation with Sudheendra Kulkarni, politician, Seshadri Chari, noted social activist, at the session titled ‘Coming of the Age of intolerance’ along with Mani Shankar Aiyar.This time there will also be two sessions in Hindi and Urdu which will focus on poetry. Hindi poets and writers like Om Thanvi, Rasbihari Gaur will be in conversation with Senior Editor of NDTV, Priyadarshan. Kumar Vishwas will also participate in a session dedicated to modern Hindi romantic poetry.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOmair Ahmad, Political Journalist, Analyst, Advisor will discuss his book ‘The Storyteller’s Tale’. He will be in conversation with Madhulika Liddle, Travel and Fiction writer. Advertising Guru and creative strategist turned writer in 2013, Shujoy Dutta with his book ‘Like a Pinprick to the Heart’ will indulge in a conversation with Aditya Sinha, former Editor-in-Chief with DNA.This year’s concluding session is expected to be seminal as it implores for a Rediscovery of India by the young contemporaries based on the vision of their forefathers.  A tribute session in honor of one of Independent India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru whose life, autobiographies and books like ‘The Discovery of India’, ‘Glimpses of World History’, ‘Letters from a Father to his Daughter’ still continue to inspire many. Pt. Nehru’s great-grandson Rahul Gandhi, Vice-President of the Indian National Congress, will engage in an enlightening session with Barkha Dutt, NDTV.Live performances by Aanch,  from Jamia Millia Islamia University will entertain the audience.With the focus to pique the interest of young budding writers, provide them with useful insights, advice and guide them on to how to get their own book published; the Festival will be hosting Penguin India, Harper Collins, Om Books and Red Ink amongst others. The 4th Delhi Literature Festival 2016, is being Partnered by the Delhi Art, Culture & Language Department, Government of NCT of Delhi. Oxford Book Store is the Official Bookstore Partner for the Festival. The 2016 DLF has an array of current social and public issues amongst its themes with enlightening discussions with Anuj Dhar, author of ‘No Secrets and India’s Biggest Cover-up’.The voice behind the crucial revelations in Aarushi Murder Case: Avirook Sen and Neeraj Kumar, former Police Commissioner of Delhi, presently Advisor to BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU); together they will explore Voyeurism and Tell-alls in the session with Madhu Trehan, India Today.last_img read more