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Re: A comment on using CPU resources
From: Andreas Bartelt <bugtraq () bartula de>
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 20:28:38 +0200


Gandalf The White wrote:
Greetings and Salutations:

I had an issue with my Firefox browser.  The browser was static, yet it was
using 70% or 80% of the CPU of the system.

It got me to thinking.  Java is a programming language.  What would prevent
companies from running a java script on your computer while you are viewing
their page that uses your CPU to do some computing for them?  Instead of
selling (or in addition to selling) advertising the company could also sell
CPU to other companies.

Is this feasible?

yes, it's technically feasible with Java and also with JavaScript.


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