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Offline gryphon

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HTTPS
« on: August 15, 2015, 03:11:43 PM »
A while back we changed to a secure connection, HTTPS v. HTTP.  As I remember Jason said, "why not?"

Does this actually do anything for us?  I ask because I believe HTTPS uses more memory (I assume).  Whenever my computer runs low on available/contiguous memory HTTPS sites won't load.  And it forces me to reboot my computer more often.  At least using Chrome.

The root cause may be poorly written software that has memory leaks, or Windowz that has poor memory management.  Or a combination of both.  My problem, I know.  I'm seriously thinking about switching back to Firefox because it doesn't have as many problems as Chrome (Chrome has other issues as well, particularly with some news sites and the various methods they are using for their comment section).

Of course, Firefox has it's own issues, like switching back and forth between being behind a firewall/VPN and not, forcing a restart of Firefox.  Chrome can handle that.

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 03:42:24 PM »
I had to ditch chrome because of the memory bloating the longer I kept it running and a really annoying constant CPU use that drove me over the edge to switch.  Using things like toomanytabs did not even help.  FF has one or 2 minor issues related to my work I don't like but otherwise I prefer FF now.  I am able to use all the same extensions I used in Chrome and it only takes half or two thirds as much memory.  It also doesn't even load a tab into memory when you restart FF and have it save your last open tabs (I usually have 20 - 30 open + 20 - 30 docked in toomanytabs).  Once I start clicking on some of the tabs for work and they refresh my memory starts to climb but rarely does it go much over 1GB.

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 05:42:11 PM »
Authentication and any operation that requires authentication should be performed over a secured connection.

It is highly recommended that each website you visit has a unique password.  Unfortunately, I am guessing that someone's MOC password is the same as their online banking password.  Protecting credentials, no matter how trivial one may see a site, is important to helping others who aren't following best practices.
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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2015, 10:10:33 PM »
I do most of my browsing on my Macbook Air or iPhone.  I don't seem to have any issues! ::) ::) ::)

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2015, 08:18:16 PM »
...aaanddd I'm a bad person for just now seeing this thread.

As far as I know, HTTPS should not be causing additional memory usage.

I'm a big fan of the securitiez.
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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2015, 09:36:11 PM »
It does.  When my computer runs low on memory, only HTTP sites will load, no HTTPS sites will load.  Still, if it does really make a difference, then we should keep HTTPS.  Maybe I'll try Safari.  I'm not satisfied with Firefox or Chrome (or IE).  They all have issues.

No jeer for you seeing this thread late.  You do, however, deserve about 1,000 jeers for re-enabling Karma!

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 10:20:12 AM »
Heh no one turned on karma an update did that by itself. We could turn it off.

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2015, 11:49:38 AM »
Then turn it off, please.

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2015, 02:36:17 PM »
Then turn it off, please.

Just because you are only "batting" .370 is no reason to turn it off!!  I'm at 1000 right now!   Hahahaha!   :P






And for the record I have no opinion regarding Karma on or off ... I even had a hard time finding it even after this thread was started.   :(

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2015, 05:32:03 PM »

Just because you are only "batting" .370 is no reason to turn it off!!  I'm at .750 right now!   Hahahaha!   :P






And for the record I have no opinion regarding Karma on or off ... I even had a hard time finding it even after this thread was started.   :(

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2015, 08:14:00 PM »
awesome, I have perfect karma ;)

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2015, 09:54:29 PM »
"FIFY"

Thanks Q!  I'm perfect in real life and it was a pretty big burden to be perfect on the forums too!   ::)

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2015, 08:02:29 AM »
awesome, I have perfect karma ;)
Damn it, who's the one that screwed up my perfect score?

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2015, 10:17:36 AM »
Damn it, who's the one that screwed up my perfect score?

You. You said something about being perfect and karma screwed you.

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2015, 11:08:48 AM »
You. You said something about being perfect and karma screwed you.
damn it people, stop liking me

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2015, 10:38:09 PM »
damn it people, stop liking me

Got you up to 500!   :P

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2015, 01:09:31 PM »
Anybody else been getting security certificate errors for the past week?

Example:

forums.michiganopencarry.org uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate expired on 9/6/2015 7:11 AM. The current time is 9/13/2015 12:57 PM.
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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2015, 01:26:35 PM »
Not I...

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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2015, 06:15:49 PM »
Ahh $#|t,I know what that is.

It will only happen if you go to forums.michiganopencarry.org instead of miopencarry.org.

Forgot to add the new cert to that domain
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Re: HTTPS
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2015, 08:16:55 AM »
This problem should be fixed now.
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