Rakudo.js mini update - Firefox support

One pain point when showing Rakudo.js was that it depends on a new version of Chrome due to using not yet everywhere native JavaScript big integers.
It turns out Perl 6 developers use a much wider array than your average Joe, so I decided to spend some time to support Firefox (which has a BigInt implementation under way) as well as all the bizare Chrome offshoots which might use an older V8.
I've transitioned from using the not yet avaliable everywhere native BigInts to using the replacement jsbi.
As jsbi is fresh technology porting rakudo.js even uncovered a bug in jsbi which I reported (and it got fixed by maintainers),
Once BigInts are everywhere we can transition back to using them.

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