It was a combined decision between me and my parents. I was against it at first but slowly, seemingly have preferred life without the Internet. I want to focus on my real life and improving that before I return anywhere, I don't want something to end up happening to me IRL if you get what I mean due to lack of knowledge of how to cope with things. :)
My issues are being caused by the Internet's strong influence on my IRL actions. Once I'm on the computer I can't bring myself to do anything else and it almost hypnotises me. Which is why I'm deciding to go away for quite a while until I can mature up, forget about things, and get my life sorted before using a computer at home again.
If I do get my life sorted, I'll probably speak to a few people again, if any of you would be willing in that time to join something like an XMPP/IRC server I'll make some time. I don't really want to use Discord again after all the problems I have had using it and with people that I will not name here.
I'll miss you too tbh. <3 You were always a good friend to me, and we share a lot of similarities, hence why we always got on despite our long history of fights and drama (mostly my stubbornness causing this - I've actually became less stubborn in the past weeks it seems)
I won't be on the Internet anymore. When I made a questionable and exaggerative comment on Twitter stating that I was going to do something rather severe, somebody reported it to the police. They managed to track down the alias "Amy Scarlett" to my address after about eight hours, and basically, after that it was decided I'm not allowed anywhere near a computer again until at least I've moved out of my parents' home, in order to prevent anything else happening again like the events of the past year or so of my life. If you're wondering how I am typing this I am at school right now (it's snowed and I'm the ONLY person in year 11 who's present).
I'll probably focus on my life and getting a job that I'd be devoted to before coming back, so it might be a good 2-3 years before anyone sees me again. It might be earlier if anything improves IRL in the next while, but... idk.
I'm not even sure if I'm going to return to such communities. Most of you from the current Acmlm communities would have likely moved on by 2-3 years due to life stuff.
That aside, I use Edge on Windows 10 because it seems to have decent battery optimisations on lowend laptops (FF/Chrome drain it).
Mac/iOS I use Safari due to tab sync and a clean UI, while on XP I use Otter, a QtWebKit browser with interface of Opera 12 like. While QtWebKit has middling compatibility with sites it is lightweight and fast, hopefully it can be changed to QtWebEngine in future if compatible with Qt 5.6, the last Qt LTS supporting XP. Otter team has plans to do this sometime.
Opera is a good browser, despite it being Chinese it is a well-optimised and properly maintained Chromium clone.
Yes, however I was referring to application support. Once Firefox 52 ESR's time is up in June 2018, pretty much nothing of new versions will work... It's a slow and sad death for my favourite operating system. :(