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Postby bobthebob1234 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:36 am

Anybody mind if I get in my time machine and KILL the inventor of flash? :twisted:


(Mr FBI: I don't actually plan to kill anyone, but I feel like it. As for the presence of a time machine, I will neither deny nor confirm its existence)
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Postby Dutch_Master » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:48 am

Uninstall any flash-related garbage (except for those dealing with flash-cards ;)) and presto: no more annoyances :D I've done so years ago and haven't looked back. (actually, I did try it once or twice, only to be so appalled I quickly purged it from my machine again :P)

Ah yes, I hear you say, but what about u-tube? Well, if you need that flashy crap to get attention to your stuff, it's most likely not worth my time anyway :evil: :roll:

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Re: Flash...

Postby heiowge » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:17 am

bobthebob1234 wrote:Anybody mind if I get in my time machine and KILL the inventor of flash? :twisted:


I object! I loved that film! :lol:
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Postby khakilang » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:59 am

You can kill the inventor but you better come out with one that is better or else I won't be able to view my favorite YouTube.
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Postby caf4926 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:25 am

khakilang wrote:You can kill the inventor but you better come out with one that is better or else I won't be able to view my favorite YouTube.

My thoughts exactly
Though YouTube is not my favoured location.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:00 am

Ok I'll go forward in time, grab the spec for the finished HTML5, a couple of good browsers, then back and kill the inventor and release HTML 5 on the world really early on. :D
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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:30 am

Can't most YouTube videos be watched in their HTML5/WebM versions now?

I don't have anything against Flash as a format -- it gave us a level of interaction in web-based games and programs way before HTML5/Canvas etc. was good enough, and originally it loaded miles quicker than Java applets.

But the plugin is totally crap, utterly crash-ridden and hilariously broken. It baffles me as to why Adobe don't make it fast and reliable -- it's such a big part of their future. Hopefully it'll die in the next couple of years though.

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Postby bobthebob1234 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:43 am

I think so but youtube is refusing to use html5 (might be my browser)

but the annoying thing is that it (+others, bbc,etc) is saying i need to install flash! I have and it was working fine a week ago and is fine on my other computers. I tried installing it from the adobe website and its like 'abode-flashplugin is a virtual package' NOT HELPFULL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :evil:
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Postby caf4926 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:08 pm

M-Saunders wrote:Can't most YouTube videos be watched in their HTML5/WebM versions now?

I don't have anything against Flash as a format -- it gave us a level of interaction in web-based games and programs way before HTML5/Canvas etc. was good enough, and originally it loaded miles quicker than Java applets.

But the plugin is totally crap, utterly crash-ridden and hilariously broken. It baffles me as to why Adobe don't make it fast and reliable -- it's such a big part of their future. Hopefully it'll die in the next couple of years though.

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Thankfully, a supremely intelligent response :D
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:50 pm

caf4926 wrote:Thankfully, a supremely intelligent response :D


Those are banned in Off topic. We must all troll each other

Wheres the fish when you need him!?! :lol:
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Postby caf4926 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:11 pm

Why can't we Flash at each other :D
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Postby Rhakios » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:24 pm

caf4926 wrote:Why can't we Flash at each other :D


Ah! So the fish is back, but wearing a dirty raincoat now. :P
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Postby Rhakios » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:26 pm

M-Saunders wrote: It baffles me as to why Adobe don't make it fast and reliable -- it's such a big part of their future. Hopefully it'll die in the next couple of years though.

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Same as the Nokia problem, I expect, too many software engineers, too many "managers", too much institutional inertia, no real motivation.
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Postby caf4926 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:39 pm

Rhakios wrote:
M-Saunders wrote: It baffles me as to why Adobe don't make it fast and reliable -- it's such a big part of their future. Hopefully it'll die in the next couple of years though.

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Same as the Nokia problem, I expect, too many software engineers, too many "managers", too much institutional inertia, no real motivation.


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Postby leke » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:43 pm

hmmm...just had a little déjà vu. I swear I wrote in a thread something like this when Flash was back at version 7 and left Linux behind updating to 8. All the sites scrambled to update their players which broke lots of sites for the Linux community.
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