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From Rob Hartill <hart...@ooo.lanl.gov>
Subject Re: Just when you thought you were safe
Date Thu, 07 Mar 1996 10:38:41 GMT
 
> > I said ouch ... those spinning cogs make my eyes hurt. Damn things spin so
> > fast over a good network as to make them a blur.
> > 
> > What a huge waste of network bandwidth.
> 
> Actually, I believe that the speed of your network has very little to do 
> with how fast the cogs spin -- the animations aren't server-push 
> animations.  They are GIF89 animations; multiple frames are stored in one 
> GIF file and Netscape Navigator animates them locally.  The images are 
> repeatedly read from the cache and animated, but are only fetched from 
> the HTTP server once.  So the network bandwidth that is "wasted" is not 
> quite as severe as one might be led to believe...

I see. So my machine is just too fast  :-)

Maybe they could benchmark workstations with this "cogstone".



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