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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:36 am    Post subject: Flash... Reply with quote

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


(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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uninstall any flash-related garbage (except for those dealing with flash-cards Wink) and presto: no more annoyances Very Happy 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 Razz)

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 or Very Mad Rolling Eyes

Just me tuppens, lad Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:17 am    Post subject: Re: Flash... Reply with quote

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


I object! I loved that film! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

M


Thankfully, a supremely intelligent response Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

caf4926 wrote:

Thankfully, a supremely intelligent response Very Happy


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

Wheres the fish when you need him!?! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why can't we Flash at each other Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


Ah! So the fish is back, but wearing a dirty raincoat now. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

M


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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

M


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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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