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posted by janrinok on Wednesday March 12 2014, @11:33PM   Printer-friendly
from the I-was-doing-OK-until-it-mentioned-perl dept.

xyzzyyzzyx writes:

"Avantslash is touting a user hosted perl script that, if paired with any web browser with JavaScript, promises to shave crucial bytes off of the standard Slash-based experience, one of which is our very own SoylentNews. Audiences include those with very limited bandwidth, such as those in developing countries with only 2G mobile access or dialup."

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  • (Score: 2) by evilviper on Thursday March 13 2014, @06:21AM

    by evilviper (1760) on Thursday March 13 2014, @06:21AM (#15738) Homepage Journal

    See that? The site as-is is under 200kB per page.

    What's the point of shaving off relatively nothing in the first place?

    It's "nothing" on a high-speed connection. On a dial-up connection, that could take more than 30 seconds to download. Actually, compression and caching would improve that a bit, but still...

    And god help you on a 2G connection, going HALF that speed AT BEST.

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