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Comment Re:Firefox 4 didn't catch up in canvas speed (Score 1) 256 256

That still counts as performing poorly when measured against other browsers. It could be Firefox's Javascript engine that is too slow: As a developer, I want to have applications that run fast and look good; I don't care how the browser achieves that much. At the moment, Firefox just doesn't do that for me.

Comment Re:Firefox 4 didn't catch up in canvas speed (Score 1) 256 256

I'm using an Intel Core 2 CPU at 2.40GHz, 2GB RAM and an NVidia GeForce 7300GT. I use the latest betas of Chrome, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Firefox available precompiled for download (not directly from their repositories). My OS is the latest Windows 7 with all recent updates.

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

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).

http://dionyziz.kamibu.com/3d/heli/

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

Comment Algorithms (Score 5, Insightful) 396 396

Although in practice most of the time advanced data structures and algorithms are not used, it is useful to study them and implement them yourself at least once. Dijkstra's algorithm, Prim's, Kruskal's, maximum flow, and other basic graph-operating algorithms are a good example.

Wikipedia's $100 Million Dream 560 560

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 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

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990

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