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Offline Matamore!

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Kolkata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This keeps happening (day after day):

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The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.


I haven\'t had the same problem with any other web page. This one looks massive.  Perhaps it\'s massive enough to be a ... black hole?

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Re: [OT] Anyone else\'s computer unable to load this Wikipedia page fully?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 11:51:28 PM »
Works fine on a Kindle.

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Re: [OT] Anyone else\'s computer unable to load this Wikipedia page fully?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 12:34:17 AM »
Works fine on Compaq desk tower.

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Re: [OT] Anyone else\'s computer unable to load this Wikipedia page fully?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 01:24:40 AM »
OK, thanks. May be an XP thing?

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Re: [OT] Anyone else\'s computer unable to load this Wikipedia page fully?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 01:42:50 PM »
It loads OK on my desk tower running Windows XP over Mozilla Firefox.
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Re: [OT] Anyone else\'s computer unable to load this Wikipedia page fully?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 05:07:48 PM »
I\'m using a netbook with 1GB of RAM. It hardly seems likely that lack of physical memory is a problem, because there\'s always virtual memory, and nothing like this has happened before, not even when the computer has been paging heavily and running very slowly, but I don\'t know what else might be the problem, unless I\'m just a jinx!

I\'m reading a scary book, Song of Kali, by Dan Simmons (about Calcutta), at the moment, so perhaps the goddess is taking a hand. Yes, that must be it. Problem solved. ;)

More rationally, I might try installing Chrome, and see if that does any better than Firefox with this page ... In fact, I do already have a version of Opera installed (although I seem to recall not being able to use it) ... it manages fine.  And so does Internet Explorer.

Were any of you using Firefox?

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Re: [OT] Anyone else\'s computer unable to load this Wikipedia page fully?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 06:51:12 PM »
Yes like Ivor in post above, I was using Mozilla Firefox and Windows 7.

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Re: [OT] Anyone else\'s computer unable to load this Wikipedia page fully?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2015, 08:30:39 PM »
Woops, sorry, Ivor - I did read your post, but I couldn\'t see the mention on Firefox on the screen while I was composing my last rather long message, and I forgot.

Stop Press: Firefox on my system has now loaded the page!  Perhaps it only works if I don\'t look at it. Quantum, eh?

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Re: [OT] Anyone else\'s computer unable to load this Wikipedia page fully?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2015, 11:05:22 PM »
Sorry Mat -late to the party - been away for over a week.

That page loads fine on my laptop using Vista and Chrome and also works ok (albeit a tad slow) on my desktop using XP and IE.
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