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Comment Firefox 4 didn't catch up in canvas speed (Score 5, Interesting) 256

Interestingly, Firefox compares poorly to other browsers when it comes to heavy rendering in "canvas". Here's a demo I made that allows measuring the speed of rendering in FPS (frames per second).


Chrome 6: 31 FPS
Opera 10.60: 46 FPS
Safari 5.0: 25 FPS; visually poor results
Internet Explorer 9: 19 FPS
Firefox 4.0 Beta 1: 19 FPS

Wikipedia's $100 Million Dream 560

An anonymous reader writes "Jimmy Wales recently asked the Wikipedia community to suggest useful, 'works that could in theory be purchased and freed' assuming a 'budget of $100 million to purchase copyrights.' He went on to say that he has spoken with a person 'who is potentially in a position to make this happen.' Ideas are being collected at the meta-wiki. Some early suggestions include, satellite imagery, textbooks, scientific journals and photo archives." So how about it? What works would you like to see wikified?

Comment Old Wikipedia BJAODN (Score 1) 78

This used to be in the "Bad jokes and other deleted nonsense" section of Wikipedia for a whole year, so it's not really a new joke. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Best_of_BJA ODN%23Water_on_Mars As the image history suggests, the same picture was posted on the 1st of April, 2004. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Water_on_mars.j pg

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