On Mac OS X, swap is stored (by default) in files in the
/var/vm directory on the boot hard drive, instead of on a separate partition. So there's no limit to how much is used, nor a predefined minimum amount of space used, the swap space expanding and contracting as needed. That seems reasonable.
skayell writes "The Supreme Court of the United States will hear a landmark patent case involving whether or not thoughts and relationships are patentable. Michael Crichton's essay in the New York Times attempts a thoughtful summary of Metabolite's primary assertion: they not only own the connection between homocysteine levels in the blood and vitamin B12 deficiency, but also any thought connecting the two."