Why Chrome Uses So Much Freaking RAM

Chrome may be the best browser around, but it eats up your PC’s RAM like turkey on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever looked at your task manager, you’ve probably flipped out at the sheer number of Chrome processes and the memory they hog. Here’s why Chrome uses so much RAM, and how to curb its gluttony. » 5/21/15 5:02pm Yesterday 5:02pm

Re: Reader-Run Subdomains

In 2013, when Gawker Media sites moved to the new Kinja platform, a set of reader forums—including Groupthink on Jezebel, Observation Deck on io9, and Opposite Lock on Jalopnik—moved with them. Other reader sites sprang up on the same model. The result was a group of reader-run sites on Gawker Media website domains,… » 5/21/15 3:05pm Yesterday 3:05pm

Awesome Free Biz Tools You Probably Didn’t Know About

Owning a business in the 21st century is, as Dickens put it, “the best of times and the worst of times.” It is the “best of times” because e-commerce has opened up the entire world to wanna-be entrepreneurs or pretty much anyone able to set up a website, list some products (not necessarily own) and add a checkout.
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PSA: How to deal with Telefund callers

I've made the very big mistake of donating to political campaigns in my past, so now I get monthly calls. I used to ignore them, but they kept coming, I used to reason with them, but I was on the phone forever, then I remembered that I used to be one of them and I know their script. So I should use it against them. » 5/20/15 1:38pm Wednesday 1:38pm

Business Partnerships – What Can We Learn From Them?

Something exciting recently happened in Australia. The online restaurant booking company, Yumtable.com.au announced a partnership with Uber, the limousine driving service that has created quite the buzz all over the world, as a replacement for personal driving, taxi cabs, or other modes of transportation in congested… » 5/19/15 12:37pm Tuesday 12:37pm

How to Prove Yourself Without Being Tested

When we are young we typically follow western education’s tradition of learning and testing, learning and testing, thanks to Plato. Eventually if we are lucky we latch onto the socratic method and we start to ask questions and teach ourselves through inquiry and discussion. The problem with socratic knowledge is that… » 5/18/15 9:23pm Monday 9:23pm

Life Is an Ongoing Struggle in the Friday Open Thread

Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where you can’t sit down without spilling food on yourself, suddenly go blind while pouring ingredients into a mixing bowl, find yourself threatened by a tape measure, and struggle with other tasks of daily life despite not having a degenerative motor neuron disease. » 5/08/15 3:57am 5/08/15 3:57am