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HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED!
I'm currently on a Win7 machine, with 8Gb of RAM, running firefox, thunderbird and two VMs (1GB of RAM each) and a bunch of other stuff and I'm just over 4GB used.
My card provider blocks all US transactions unless I ring them up and tell them I'm going on holiday to America.
I'm not sure what the post would have lost if they'd included a short explanation ("W^X (memory can be Writeable OR Executable)").
I'm not sure how well their method will work, but it's always interesting to see a new idea.
It's already spent ten years in open space, low temperatures aren't much of a problem.
Sweet, sweet GB, all round the house. Of course, our internet connection is only 150MB, but it's handy for moving files around.
Personally I'm more impressed by something that's small and efficient in these days, rather than something massive.