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Comment: Its not mostly diesel (Score 2) 198

There is a lot of political pressure in Paris to push out diesel motors, which are often the main source of summer pollution peaks. This
one actually has another origin: (French source) http://www.airparif.asso.fr/ac... .

There is actually a cloud over much of north Europe, not just Paris. The origin is firstly agricultural.
Its mostly ammonium nitrate from spring fertilizer spreading. The second source is wood burning out in the country. Diesel
is the third source in this outbreak.

The real political problem is the impossibility of doing anything against big-agro, not diesel. (Similar problems in France
also occur with water pollution -- impossible to regulate)

Comment: Site authors too (Score 2) 375

by augustm (#36409292) Attached to: Mozilla MemShrink Set To Fix Firefox Memory

There is the problem of web sites too- one popular site generates mountains of of javascript garbage every times you
scroll. See for instance the bug 656347 in the mozilla database.

The site? Slashdot. Mozilla is not happy the way Firefox manages this, but relying on garbage collection
very time you push arrow down is bad.

Comment: Re:The only question I have is (Score 5, Informative) 385

by augustm (#34631618) Attached to: Firefox 4 Beta 8 Up

It has been a turd since this summer, mostly due to the bug in the SQL code which
killed interactive performance. It was repaired this week and should make beta9. It
is also in recent 3.6 builds so mainline firefox is almost unbearable.

Meaningless javascript benchmarks are not very useful for this sort of bug- which
gives 10 second hangs when working with history or bookmarks.

Bug number 595530

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