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SoylentNews is people

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 gringer on Thursday March 13 2014, @06:02AM

    by gringer (962) on Thursday March 13 2014, @06:02AM (#15728)

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

    When I do a copy-paste of the current home page into a text editor, then count characters, I get something near 20kB. In other words, if all you had was text, your download would be a tenth of the size. I wouldn't call a 90% reduction "relatively nothing".

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