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Steve Jobs to WSJ, ditch dying Flash technology

Postby Bazza » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:39 pm

Hi all...

Arrogant Apple A**hole...

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/ ... nology.ars
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:48 pm

sorry, but I agree with him.
Flash is buggy, insecure, resource hungry, proprietary junk.
The sooner that Flash and ActiveX die the better, IMHO.
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Postby ollie » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:01 am

Flash is buggy and does cause problems, it's just that h.264 isn't a suitable replacement. H.264/MPEG-4 AVC is a standard for video compression, which doesn't doesn't include interactivity. Part of the problem is that there is no replacement that does everything that Flash does in one package. This leads web developers to push Flash to it's limits and beyond.
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Postby donoreo » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:12 pm

If Apple does it, it make make Adobe give their head a shake and fix the damned thing.
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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:21 am

Jobs is absolutely right. As Ollie says the alternatives are not perfect, but here's hoping - with time - that the combination of canvas, animated SVG, and ideally a free video format will become mature enough to replace them.

Today we have good competition in the browser world and increasing convergence towards standards (even IE is getting better). Having a binary blob from a single company involved in all of this is lame. Flash is a horrible old relic, and it doesn't help that it's almost comically badly programmed.

Death to Flash!

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Postby RedWillow » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:48 am

M-Saunders wrote:Death to Flash!


Sounds like a war-cry from one of the endless battle scenes in Lord of the Rings. Question is: is Steve Jobs an orc, elf, goblin or hobbit? :?

Whatever - is anyone up to writing a marching song based on this sentiment?
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Postby nelz » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:51 pm

It sounds more like something Ming the Merciless would shout :)
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Postby Bazza » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:55 pm

Hi nelz...

> It sounds more like something Ming the Merciless would
> shout :)

He he, I remeber it the first time round. Oooooooh dems
sparklers outta da back of the space machine... ;o)
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Postby AndyBaxman » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:52 pm

Bomb #20: "Let there be light"
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Postby Bazza » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:27 pm

Hi AndyBaxman...

Thanks for that...

I wonder why a PUBLIC broadcaster, paid for by the public,
wishes to remove around 10% of its payers from
viewing/listening to its content. Hmmm, is it now a fully
fledged business?
If so then let advertising pay for their licen(ce)/(se) and
running costs, that way they can decide how to stream
their content. As we are paying them then we should have
the choice of how to receive stream it...

I wonder if we have legal rights on this one?
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Postby AndyBaxman » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:59 am

I assume that the BBC is having its arm twisted by the rights holders of (some of) the programmes it places on iPlayer.

I imaging the choice was "protect this content (from copying) or remove it". In other words p*ss of a relatively small number of FOSS fans or be forced to remove a large number of programmes and p*ss of a lot more people.
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Postby LeeNukes » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:59 am

The gnash team must be gutted.

AndyBaxman wrote:I assume that the BBC is having its arm twisted by the rights holders of (some of) the programmes it places on iPlayer.

I imaging the choice was "protect this content (from copying) or remove it". In other words p*ss of a relatively small number of FOSS fans or be forced to remove a large number of programmes and p*ss of a lot more people.


Sign up to the BBC Backstage mailing list, makes for interesting reading from time to time.
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