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Oxford Expands Library With 153 Miles of Shelves 130

Oxford University's Bodleian Library has purchased a huge £26m warehouse to give a proper home to over 6 million books and 1.2 million maps. The Library has been housing the collection in a salt mine, and plans on transferring the manuscripts over the next year. "The BSF will prove a long-awaited solution to the space problem that has long challenged the Bodleian," said its head librarian Dr Sarah Thomas. "We have been running out of space since the 1970s and the situation has become increasingly desperate in the last few years." The 153 miles of new shelf space will only be enough for the next 20 years however because of the library's historic entitlement to a copy of every volume published in the UK.

Comment Re:err... (Score 1) 363

Um.. not true:
http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/2010/09/13/new-presto-update-and-good-news-from-the-desktop-team
They've updated the engine in the latest release.
I can't compare machines etc, but at least on my copy of Opera 10.70 the execution time is: 15145.0ms
A touch faster than Firefox Nightly no?

But I agree with the other comments, this is just a JS benchmark, I'd rather get a feel for memory consumption and page render times these days.

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Submission + - Skype goes dark, may be offline until Friday->

jcatcw writes: Skype is blaming software issues for a lengthy outage that may last for more than 24 hours. Some users claims there's a log-in authentication failure. "Those that are in stay in and those trying to sign in can't get in," according to Tom Keating. In what maybe an implicit acknowledgment, the company is recommending that users leave their client software active.
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