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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by StrandElectric, Oct 9, 2010.

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  1. I suspect this is slightly OT for this newsgroup and any advice as to where
    else to go (no, not there!) would be appreciated.

    I experience hangups on *some* websites *only*, and investigations show
    that the CPU is loaded 100%.

    This happens on the RTA webcam site (the new one just developed -- the old
    one was OK) on Google Earth (which used to work OK) and one or two others.

    This seems to be a worldwide problem and to my knowledge no-one has actually
    found the cause. Theories include malware, poor web design, deliberate
    degrading of XP by Micro$oft updates, etc.

    Has anyone any ideas that have worked, or where I could go to discuss this.
  2. terryc

    terryc Guest

    My favourite. Never assume malice when stupidity will explain it.
  3. Sylvia Else

    Sylvia Else Guest

    It's probably not a single problem.

    Using Flashblock can help sometimes (as well as preserving your
    bandwidth), because some flash programs are poorly implemented. However
    the RTA web cam page doesn't appear to use Flash anyway.

  4. Metro

    Metro Guest

    I have been experiencing different problems with the new RTA site. The 'Live
    Traffic' feature seems to be all over the place. It will not stay in the one
    area long enough to recover the info, amongst a few other probs..........

  5. Sylvia Else

    Sylvia Else Guest

    The zoom function bevahiour is strange - I've reported it as a fault.

    Otherwise it seems to work OK for me. Perhaps you're being too impatient
    with it, and queing up mouse events which it then responds to in a way
    you don't want.

  6. Sylvia. Is RTA site loading quickly for you and are you using XP? If so,
    seems to narrow it down to my computer.
  7. Sylvia Else

    Sylvia Else Guest

    I am using XP, and it seems to load reasonably fast.

    The website is only 4 hops, and 14 ms, away from me (Optus cable) so if
    they've done something crude that is sensitive to propagation delay,
    that could make a difference.

  8. keithr

    keithr Guest

    Using an Asus EEEPC 1.6 GHz cpu, 2 gig memory on an ADSL1 link 500Km
    from Sydney (and a wireless link to the router), the RTA website opens
    instantly, and, using the traffic cameras, the CPU load goes to 55-60%
    initially then drops to about 30%. This is using Firefox with 8 tabs open.
  9. (slow problem 100% loading on RTA webcam site and others)

    Hi Sylvia. Have narrowed it down I think. The problem is with the opening
    map by MapData Sciences (which was not there on the old site). Once through
    that the site is fine. I'm ADSL1. Anyone else on ADSL getting this?
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