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  •  That's excellent (0+ / 0-)

    we want them to seem the same.

    The change is that the (new) is being stored in your browser instead of in our server. The consequence is that if you use multiple devices, they'll all have a different new count, unlike before where it was tied to your login.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 06:25:45 AM PDT

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    •  And what is the benefit of this? (0+ / 0-)

      Less memory usage in the server?

      Please use small words in your reply, it took me a while to frame the question.

      "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

      by glorificus on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 08:05:09 AM PDT

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      •  I'll try (2+ / 0-)
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        glorificus, claude

        In order to know what comments you've seen (which actually is which comments we've shown to you on a full diary reload), we have to write a little bit of information to our database about who you are and which was the last comment you saw.

        Under normal circumstances, this is spread through the day and is not a big burden.

        Now, imagine if, say, 25,000 people all go into a new diary at the exact same time. Say, for example, if an editor told them to all go into a new liveblog thread.

        It's the difference between your local fast food restaurant serving 1200 burgers a day by serving 100 an hour versus serving 1200 burgers between 12:00 pm and 12:05 pm. :-) It makes the customers grumpy and the staff flat. And the queue that results means that the last customers aren't served until after they've lost interest in the burger.

        Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

        by elfling on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 08:36:25 AM PDT

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        •  Thank you. I've often wondered how (0+ / 0-)

          everything gets accommodated.

          "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

          by glorificus on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 11:22:06 AM PDT

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