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Comment: Re:Overly broad? (Score 1) 422

by Frnknstn (#48187343) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

It *could* be that HFCS is worse than some other sugars

HFCS is demonstrably WORSE than cane sugar. The extreme majority of double-blind taste tests have shown people prefer cane sugar in their soft drinks.

As far as health effects go, HFCS is quite possibly better than cane sugar, in that people may drink less of the bad-tasting HFCS swill :)

Comment: Re:Progressive JPEG (Score 1) 161

by Frnknstn (#47820635) Attached to: New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

[quote]require the client to establish a completely new HTTP connection for every request[/quote]

Yes, like we did until very recently. However this would only be for the very large images. The smaller files are the ones that benefit most from keepalive techniques: the.js, .css, small layout images. They can still be sent on a single connection.

[quote]It will also break HTTP caching[/quote]

No, it won't. A cache that serves an incompletely downloaded file is already broken.

[quote]prevent the server from sending too many bytes, which will sit around in caches between the server and the client.[/quote]

That... is not how TCP works? The data that is sent to the client before the RST packet reaches the server will not "sit around". It will get delivered and dropped by the client.

Comment: Re:Progressive JPEG (Score 2) 161

by Frnknstn (#47811109) Attached to: New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

I don't think you were paying attention to how a progressive .jpg works. The file has only the full-detail image in the file, but the as you load more and more bits from the file, the quality improves from unrecognisably blurry to sharp and detailed.

Simply request the file from byte 1, load until you get the level of detail you need, then close the connection. If you need more detail later, just resume the download.

Comment: Re:Why not limit them to one per customer? (Score 1) 131

by Frnknstn (#47397749) Attached to: Oculus Suspends Oculus Rift Dev Kit Sales In China

Your glibly stated solution was that limiting the sales to one per customer would curtail scalping.

You did not offer any details about how personhood would be determined or how the limit would be enforced, so I was had to limit my response to a glib reply. I pointed out that one thing China has is a lot of people, and so on the face of it "one per person" may not be all that effective. You are wecome to elaborate on your plan?

Today is a good day for information-gathering. Read someone else's mail file.