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+ - WikiLeaks Starts Mass Mirroring Site->

Submitted by A beautiful mind
A beautiful mind (821714) writes "WikiLeaks is asking for hosting space on unix-based servers. The replication is implemented by a rsync+ssh based push that copies static files to a known path, authenticated via the private half of this public key. The complete website is a few GB in size, making it feasible to replicate on a large scale. The mirror list will be published when the number of independent mirrors reaches 50."
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Mozilla

+ - Firefox Memory Hogging Is Due to Fragmentation->

Submitted by A beautiful mind
A beautiful mind (821714) writes "It has been long claimed by users that Firefox leaks memory, and on the other hand the developers claimed the number of leaks are minimal. It turns out both groups were right. Stuart Parmenter, one of the authors of the RAMBack extension started investigating and found out that the issue is memory fragmentation. He discovered that while loading about:blank uses 12,589,696 bytes of memory in the test he performed (image), after exercising Firefox with different websites and then clearing the caches with the help of the RAMBack extension the picture is wholly different: "Our heap is now 29,999,872 bytes! 16,118,072 of that is used (up 4,634,208 bytes from before... which caches am I forgetting to clear?). The rest, a whopping 13,881,800 bytes, is in free blocks!""
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United States

+ - Study Says Iraqi Death Toll at 655k

Submitted by A beautiful mind
A beautiful mind (821714) writes "A new study by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health says that an estimated 655,000 of Iraqis have died since 2003 due to the US invasion. The full report and it's appendix tells of the statistical methodology they used. The survey is to be published in a UK medical journal, the Lancet, on Thursday. Lancet's Richard Horton emphasises that the study has been peer reviewed by four experts and has been recommended with relatively minor revisions."

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