1. Colossal Squid found in Antarctica

    jake on 2003.04.03
    at 02:28 pm

    This squid is much bigger than a giant squid. This specimen is also believed to be not fully mature. There have been other discoveries of similar squid. Mostly body parts found in the bellies of sperm whales.

    The specimen, which was caught in the past few weeks in the Ross Sea, has a mantle length of 2.5 metres. That is a larger mantle than any giant squid that Dr O'Shea has seen and this specimen is still immature, the NZ scientist believes.

    "It's only half to two-thirds grown, so it grows up to four metres in mantle length." By comparison, the mantle of the giant squid, Architeuthis dux, is not known to attain more than 2.25 metres.

    BBC News (from Boing Boing)

    Posted in: Science

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  2. Mozilla gets a trim.

    jake on 2003.04.03
    at 02:11 pm

    The Mozilla Group has announced that Mozilla will now be based on Pheonix, a stand alone browser and Minotaur, a stand alone email app. This is mostly to reduce the bloated, slow current Mozilla with a fast and small version.

    Isn't that what they said they were doing in the beginning? Gecko is small and fast, what they put around it is slow and clunky. Hopefully Pheonix won't become the same way. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

    At least this is aimed towards providing a group of apps. I never liked how the Browser, Mail, Composer, etc. were all hooked together. Sure they are right there for use, but I don't want a crash in Mail to bring down the browser.

    Notes from Blogzilla
    mozillaZine Article
    CNET Response

    Posted in: Software

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