Sunday, January 22, 2006

Really Now, That is not a lot....

Saw this post on codebetter website, where 3 tabs on firefox were using 300mb memory! So, I decided to post my own screenshot showing 20 tabs open from different pages on the BBC news website on firefox. And guess the memory used. :-) These results are on Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5 with the following change made in about:config "browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers set to 0"

Next test was to open 20 websites I visit commonly. Again 20 tabs open with all the flash ads cycling. And again it is no where near 300MB nor does it use a lot of CPU.

And last but not the least, the 3 websites, MSNBC, Gmail and Codebetter which caused the 300MB usage. Here a measly 26MB. :-)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Blogger does not use SpellCheck

Google Toolbar includes a SpellCheck feature but it misses a few words now and then. :-)

Check out this URL on the blogger help section.

Using Nicotine Receptor blockers to treat Autism Symtoms

Medical Hypothesis has a new paper which talks about the use of Nicotine receptor antagonists to treat Autism symptoms. It argues that there exist many drugs of this category and they could show a remarkable improvement in the symptoms.

Controversial chelation therapy used in Delaware

Jacoby, now 4, was diagnosed with autism when he was 2. In April 2004, his parents put him on chelation, a treatment that removes heavy metals from the bloodstream, usually through urine or stool. The Food & Drug Administration considers chelation a risky treatment for autism, but the Dents say it has vastly improved Jacoby's and the family's lives. Jacoby, who hasn't used the treatment since September, also was given other remedies.

Utah researchers: Chromosome may harbor autism gene

One gene, FXR1, appeared to be a likely candidate for a link to autism. FXR1 is similar to the X-chromosome Fragile X gene, FMR1. Mutations in FMR1 cause Fragile X Syndrome, an inherited condition that can cause mental impairments ranging from learning disabilities to severe cognitive problems. Fragile X syndrome has been shown to overlap with autism, and because FXR1 is similar to the gene that causes the syndrome, U researchers suspected FXR1 might be linked to autism. But after analyzing the entire coding sequence of FXR1, the researchers found no alterations in the gene likely to contribute to autism.

The head of NBC is donating

The head of NBC is donating more than $2 million to a Baltimore research institute to do something innovative: listen and learn from the parents of children who have autism. Bob and Suzanne Wright's organization, Autism Speaks, is giving $2.3 million to the Kennedy Krieger Institute to fund the first year of development of an autism database that eventually will connect parents, educators and researchers.