Slashdot stories can be listened to in audio form via an RSS feed, as read by our own robotic overlord.


Forgot your password?

+ - Has GDrive finally arrived ?

Submitted by thanosk
thanosk (946232) writes "After years of speculation and wild rumors it seems that Google's
online storage service will be available soon enough according
to The Wall Street Journal

The service could let users access their files via the Internet from
different computers and mobile devices when they sign on with a password,
and share them online with friends, according to the report
But then again Google has been able to surprise the public
with taking a completely different path as it did with the GPhone"

+ - 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!""
Link to Original Source

Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. -- Bertrand Russell