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Comment Massive CPU usage also on firefox. (Score 1) 2254

Yup, same here. Using Firefox 3.6.13 on Linux and CPU usage jumps to ~70% while having a single tab opened with this slashdot discussion. WHILE IDLE, after loading the page. What's up with that??

Front slashdot page keeps it at about 15% CPU.

Seriously Slashdot? 70% CPU just for having a page open?? I've gone through all the /. interface iterations (Including OMG ponies! which this new layout actually makes me miss) and got used to every one. But having the CPU usage equivalent of a kernel compilation just by having the browser sitting idle while I read a discussion is kind of a showstopper to me.

Running on dual core i3 @2.40 GHz, FYI.

It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - "Oops!" Those dumb mistakes we've all mad 9

theotherbastard writes: I've recently made the step up from Desktop Support to Systems Administration and in my first month on the job I made a change to a server that knocked one of our customer call centers offline for nearly 4 hours. It was the simple mistake of changing the duplex settings on 2 NIC's on 1 server. Needless to say I've learned my lesson on when and how to make even the smallest change to our sensitive systems. Another thing I've learned is that everyone on my team has a story about their first days supporting servers and the disastrous mistakes they've made. I'm curious what stories some fellow /.er's have.
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Submission + - SPAM: Why Commodore rejected Apple 25 years ago 1

alphadogg-networkworld writes: An Apple II PC being sold by Commodore International in 1982? It came very close to happening, but luckily for Apple, Commodore rejected the idea, instead going with its revolutionary Commodore 64. Apple was one of the companies that approached influential Commodore to sell PCs, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said during an energetic panel discussion to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Commodore 64 PC, which took place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on Monday evening.
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