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Submission + - Is MS cheating on its own HTML 5 test? 1

itamblyn writes: I just upgraded to the IE 9 RC and decided to see how it did on HTML 5 speed tests compared to the most recent dev channel build of Chrome (11.0.672.2). The result was more than x3 faster performance by IE (using a test created by MS in fairness). Interestingly though, the images and text were somewhat blurry, as if it wasn't being rendered at the full resolution of the window. Is this "legal"? Is Chrome losing because it's not cutting corners, or is this trick fair game and Chrome should be doing it as well. If you have a windows machine, you can do the comparison yourself here: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Performance/SpeedReading/default.html

Submission + - Small island hints at big problem (bbc.co.uk)

itamblyn writes: "BBC is reporting that a small island South of Bangladesh has "disappeared" — underwater. Rising sea levels have solved a longstanding territorial dispute between India and Bangladesh, but hint at a larger issue that would seem to extend beyond just these two countries' interests. Hopefully everyone brought rubber boots to work today."

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