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Comment: Driverless trains (Score 1) 84

by rbrome (#47588291) Attached to: Driverless Buses Ruled Out For London, For Now

...are already quite common. That's nothing new. Fully automated subway trains have been deployed all over the world. I recently rode one in Barcelona (the new L9/L10) and it was quite nice. That should be (relatively) uncontroversial. Busses navigate extremely complex environments. Subway trains navigate remarkably simple, controlled environments.

Comment: It's not the URL in the GET, it's URLs in the HTML (Score 2, Insightful) 379

by rbrome (#27364841) Attached to: Are Long URLs Wasting Bandwidth?

I hope this is obvious to most people here, but reading some comments, I'm not sure, so...

The issue is that a typical Facebook page has 150 links on it. If you can shorten *each* of those URLs in the HTML by 100 characters, that's almost 15KB you knocked off the size of that one page. Not huge, but add that up over a visit, and for each visit, and it really does add up.

I've been paying very close attention to URL length on all of my sites for years, for just this reason.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"