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9Feb/070

Now appearing the “Hope Springs Eternal” department…

Wired: Monkeybites Internet Software Blog from Wired.com

There are still major issues. I haven’t had any stability problems, but there are bad memory leaks. Gran Paradiso, as Firefox 3 is code named, launches using about 33mb of RAM; after ten minutes of browsing that number jumped to 100mb and after a couple of hours it was close to 400mb — and that’s with no extensions installed.

However, the main reason for the memory leaks, according to the release notes, is the new and improved garbage collection system which promises a much improved memory footprint once the bugs are ironed out.

Most things do work better once the bugs are ironed out.

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9Feb/070

Robot Ride

This just so totally rocks...

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9Feb/070

Spigot algorithms for computing decimal digits of Pi

Check out the paper linked from this blog post. I haven't read this one before. More later if I get the chance, maybe even some code.

Mark

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