Yup. That’s why I have so many open
Since i need my computing power for gaming i dont have too many tabs open. I have 3 displays connected. Netflix on one, youtube and 2 other tabs on another display and an active game on my main monitor.
I am currently at 15… oh wait I also had another widow open with an addition 8. Hmmm
17 on my desktop Chrome, and another 13 on my phone browser.
…But if I close them, how will I remember that thing I originally opened them in the first place to look at? There’s stuff on there I might want to buy/make/cook, etc!
Far more than maybe I should be doing considering I get overwhelmed easily haha!
My other excuse is “I might need it later…”.
@Smoj. That’s why I have my phone tabs…
I’ve started homescreening for that too. But it’s gettig a bit messy.
Thanks mate! You just saved me over one gig of ram. And that was after cleaning up my tabs =P
Yeah… I had to start using ‘Private Tabs’ in Firefox on my mobile, not for porn or anything, but the main browser wouldn’t load addresses anymore and would freeze new pages… And my laptop, I just C.A.D. Firefox, then ‘restore pages’, but start opening new ones instead of loading the old ones when it freezes. They’re still there, but don’t load content until you GO to them. Helps save on CPU usage…
Recently hit something on my phone and got the Message For My Gravestone: “Are you sure you want to close 215 open Safari tabs?” Yeah, pull the other one, smart tech. (ref. One of these pages is more futile than the others.)
Nah, I love Klein-bottles. Have you seen the ‘Klein-bottle wine bottle’?
Oh my god yes. Have you seen this guy’s hidden robot-powered klein bottle warehouse?? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-k3mVnRlQLU
Cliff Stoll is AMAZING! Watch his TED talk where he just rambles on and on, from topic to topic. It’s incredible (and VERY ADHD) to watch! I also recommend this, from when he caught some German hackers hacking into the US as hired by the Russians during the Cold War!:
Here’s a funny thing: one of the programs we use at my job the most has the ability to have as many tabs open for things you’re working on as you want, but I always close tabs as soon as I’m done doing something–but I’ll keep LOADS of tabs open in my web browser. One of my co-workers just keeps opening new tabs in the program, so she’ll have 56 tabs open at one time, only one of which she’s actually using, and it weirds me out, but she laughs at how many browser tabs I keep open.
I actually found a way to keep the tabs in check at work. Won’t work at home because I have less screen space and this would make things messy very quickly. But at work, I have two big screens, so here’s what I do:
I open a new browser window for a new project (or as soon as I notice I’m doing the other thing again, I push all non-project tabs to other windows). When I’m done with a project, I close the window. Or I forget but because it’s in a different window, it doesn’t bother me.
I’m glad you posted this video… I read the book he wrote about it, over 20 years ago. And it was one of the most interesting books I’ve ever read. I found it in the bargain bin for 50c or something…
The book is a real insight into computing during the 80s, and the fact that nobody had a clue about computers and networks, let alone network security. The FBI and CIA pretty much said to him “We’re not going to do anything about it, but knock yourself out. Let us know if you find anything interesting.”
So a 75c accounting discrepancy at an astronomy lab led two or three years later to a West German espionage ring… Run by amateur backyard hackers who had managed to gain entry to backdoors into the military networks by trying the default Unix logins and passwords… eg. ADMIN / ADMIN. And it worked!
These guys didn’t have any great skill, they just threw darts at the dartboard, and scored an occasional bullseye.
At that time, the KGB had about as much of a clue about networks and hacking as the CIA did… Not much. But when offered the intel, they took it.
In the video, it’s interesting to note that he has to explain to the audience what a distributed computer network is, but he doesn’t use the word “internet” once… The word hadn’t gone into circulation yet! And people were still so blind to computers…
At that time I was getting into computers (TRS-80), I had friends who hated them with a passion. Really distrusted them. “They are going to take our jobs, control our lives…” The same people who are probably now posting all over Facebook, and giving away all forms of privacy so they can let the world know what they had for breakfast…
I do that too sometimes… It groups all the info together, and I can just ALT TAB between different projects, rather than hunt for an individual tab.
I have around 110 tabs open right now, distributed over 7 different browser windows on my PC.
I watched a pretty cool German production called “Deutschland 83” about an East German agent who infiltrates the West German army.
There is a memorable sequence where he gets some computer based intel, and the Stasi have no idea what to do with it. They have to basically learn about computers from scratch to work out what’s on the files… Pretty funny, when we were all terrified of dying at the hands of these evil people… Who in the end, were just people. As fallible as us.