owlice wrote:This thread loads very slowly for me (also using Firefox) especially through my usual network, so I haven't been reading it. (I have a faster network available to me at the moment.)
Interesting. Something else in the environment, maybe? I'm using Firefox 13.0.1 (With AdBlock and Ghostery limiting some material... in the case of this page, the only thing I see being blocked is Google Analytics) on Windows 7, fully up to date.
I wonder if it's Google Analytics causing the problem? It's definitely a performance killer on web pages. With a single page, it's generally livable, but maybe the way the YouTube videos embed results in multiple instances of Analytics scripting and lots of background network traffic.
UPDATE: When I disable Ghostery blocking (allowing Google Analytics) the first page of this thread loads for me in about 10 seconds. With Google Analytics blocked, it loads in about a second (in both cases, with the cache cleared first). So Google Analytics is definitely a factor in page loading here.