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Comment why are WEBPAGES slow (Score 1) 766

I think why are webpages slow is the more relevant question. and to find a detailed answer, right click on the page and click "inspect" in Chrome.

click network - the amount of http/s requests the browser is making and how long their response takes. for me, a total of 151 requests from webserver(s) to obtain all data and assets for the page.

click timeline and profiles to view JS activity/response times.

the other part of the question - regarding tabs, it COULD just show the last rendered pixels when you click on the tab - but how long would this be relevant? it would probably quickly show it to you then have to run the scripts to pull the latest data anyway ( e.g. an ajax request for latest content ) - so in either case - it either loads on click of tab, or a fraction of a second after the click which would potentially just "flash up" the new data and might be jarring for the user.

Some of this is important for all devices ( even though its focused on mobile ):

Comment alternate email address (Score 4, Interesting) 108

I remember a while back I read about an interesting way to identify where this info is coming from. If you have your own domain, there are people out there who will append the site name to their email address when they sign up.... e.g. - then as you receive spam you can see where it orignated from...due to them sharing your email ( or if it was stolen ). Would be interesting to know if anyone has done this and identified the original source of the data.

Comment open source cms? (Score 1) 134

I developed a large information based system recently and we used Drupal 7 and a plugin to push the content to OpenCalais which then tagged the content with the semantic info back into the drupal system. You can then use a faceted search which will allow you to drill down to your data.

Comment Title of the PDF (Score 2) 157

states that "A Code of Practice for testing". So these measures are for allowing clear guidelines on how driverless cars should be TESTED on the road. This code doesnt relate to driverless cars when driven by the public. Hence, the tester should have indepth knowledge of the systems in place and not distract other drivers by not following expectations ( e.g. hidden from view ).

Comment convergence (Score 1) 93

i know lots of companies are trying to merge their technologies until everything ends up being...well, everything! but ive started changing my mindset about all this crap. i was gonna purchase an apple watch - but then realised it was 'good' at the stuff it done, but not great at the specifics? i got a microsoft band ( 3 day battery life on normal use, great health tracking and simple notifications from the phone ) . i got rid of my 16GB Macbook pro ( which i was only using for watching films and browsing the web since i recently upgraded my PC ) and purchased a chromebook with a 14 hour battery life.

i used to love the idea of having devices that could do more and more stuff - but i think theyre losing so much focus that the basics of what SHOULD be great is getting lost.

the only exception i make to this in my life is my phone - as i appreciate all the functions it offers and does them quite well.

Comment Far better articles with the cunning use of google (Score 2) 68 UPDATE: Here's Iwata's quote on the NX, translated officially by Nintendo: As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename "NX". It is too early to elaborate on the details of this project, but we hope to share more information with you next year.

Also, Iwata said Nintendo's new membership service would play a key role in NX.

Nintendo, together with DeNA, will jointly develop a new membership service which encompasses the existing Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems, the new hardware system with a brand-new concept, NX, and smart devices and PCs, and Nintendo will be the primary party to operate this new membership service. Unlike the Club Nintendo membership service that Nintendo has been operating, the new membership service will include multiple devices and create a connection between Nintendo and each individual consumer regardless of the device the consumer uses. This membership will form one of the core elements of the new Nintendo platform that I just mentioned.

Comment Virgin Media UK (Score 1) 255


HTTP/1.1 302 Found Location: Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8

Then on the page you redirect too:

HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified Server: Apache/2.2.15 (Red Hat) Last-Modified: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:35:14 GMT Cache-Control: max-age=4600, public Expires: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:36:23 GMT Vary: Accept-Encoding Content-Encoding: gzip Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Accept-Ranges: bytes Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:39:31 GMT X-Varnish: 2120962236 2120363846 Age: 25388 Via: 1.1 varnish Connection: keep-alive X-Varnish-Cache: HIT

Comment Re:1.4 Billion and off to retirement (Score 1) 176

while i agree this would represent a cost saving potentially - i think you would be missing some key benefits though? smaller, lighter plans - with no "meat and bones" inside to protect ( im thinking G forces, ejection seats ). These planes should be able to maneuver like no other - retrofitting a current plane would probably entail cutting back on some of these benefits?

Comment a bit random? (Score 2) 143

ever get the feeling Google is just throwing crap at the wall to see what sticks? i mean, im not try to suggest their products arent good ( ive got the nexus 10 which is great ) - but they seem to at a stage of being reactive in the industry and if something doesnt make enough of a bang, they can it.

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