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.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.)
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.