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IE9 Team Says "Our GPU Acceleration Is Better Than Yours"

dracvl Re:What good is... (360 comments)

I tried to submit something through the feedback thing, but as far as I can tell, things written there go nowhere, so who knows.

No, we read pretty much all the feedback (through filtered and clustered searches) -- the volume is very high, and so we can't respond to individual comments, though.

We are aware of the issue with hardware acceleration on certain setups. Try updating your graphics card drivers and try again?

-- Alexander Limi, Firefox User Experience Team

more than 4 years ago
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Vimeo Also Introduces HTML5 Video Player

dracvl Google acquired On2, makers of video codecs (369 comments)

Google recently acquired On2, makers of the Ogg Theora (aka VP-3) codec which was released into the public domain and then taken over by xiph.org.

On2 have codecs VP-7 and VP-8 which have equivalent (if not better) quality than h.264.

It would not be surprising if Google made those codecs available, since they aren't patent-encumbered, and Google is heavily invested in HTML5 --and likes open standards.

This would be the ideal outcome. h.264 is a really bad option.

more than 4 years ago

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Plone 3.0 released

dracvl dracvl writes  |  more than 7 years ago

dracvl writes "After a year of development, the Plone Foundation announced the release of Plone 3.0 today. Plone is Python's leading content management system, and this is a major milestone for open source content management systems. Recent converts to Plone include Novell, Akamai... and the CIA. Major new features in this release is pervasive versioning, automatic locking, links that never break and ajax-powered inline editing. The list of features is a good start if you're wondering what it can do."
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dracvl dracvl writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Alexander Limi writes "The busy guys here at Google launched Google Patent Search today, which makes it possible to search all USPTO patents. To make this search they acquired the patent images and metadata from the USPTO and ran the images through OCR before building an index and front-end like they have done for books. Check out some funny and ridiculous patents."
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dracvl dracvl writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Alexander Limi writes "When was the last time an intellectual property lawyer moved you to tears? At the Plone Conference this year, Eben Moglen (of FSF, GPLv3 and the recent Novell-MS debacle fame) from the Software Freedom Law Center gave the talk "Software and Community in the 21st Century" that sums up why free software is so important.

Eben traces the connections between the free software movement, the One Laptop Per Child project, the past three hundred years of modern industrial economic development, and places our work into the larger context of the ongoing journey towards freedom and equality for all people.

Share it with someone you love who's been wondering what you do and why it matters."

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