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Are Long URLs Wasting Bandwidth?

Anaplexian Facebook? Go after Twitter. (379 comments)

Twitter clients (including the default web interface) auto-tinyURL every URL put into it. Clicking on the link involves not one but *2* HTTP GETs and one extra roundtrip.

How long before tinyurl (and bit.ly, ti.ny, wht.evr...) are cached across the internet, just like DNS?

more than 5 years ago

Driver's Licenses with Digital Watermarks

Anaplexian Loons... (373 comments)

It includes a reflective image (of a loon)...


  1. a worthless lazy fellow
  2. large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
  3. addle-head: a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought

I wonder why an entire state in the US wants a lazy, worthless person incapable on serious thought for identification purposes!

more than 10 years ago


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