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Comment Mac OS X swap (Score 4, Informative) 544

On Mac OS X, swap is stored (by default) in files in the /var/vm directory on the boot hard drive, instead of on a separate partition. So there's no limit to how much is used, nor a predefined minimum amount of space used, the swap space expanding and contracting as needed. That seems reasonable.

SCOTUS To Hear Patentable Thought Case 394

skayell writes "The Supreme Court of the United States will hear a landmark patent case involving whether or not thoughts and relationships are patentable. Michael Crichton's essay in the New York Times attempts a thoughtful summary of Metabolite's primary assertion: they not only own the connection between homocysteine levels in the blood and vitamin B12 deficiency, but also any thought connecting the two."

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