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Google's Experimental Fiber Network

newell98 Re:Yes. (363 comments)

They use sheep to mow their grass on campus. Close enough?

more than 4 years ago

IE Losing 10% Market Share Every Two Years

newell98 Re:The browser is infrastructure (345 comments)

Thats my point! For now, developers are stuck with closed solutions for many applications:

  • Video
  • Audio
  • Non-standard fonts (via sIFR, etc)
  • Complicated animations

We're moving (quickly) towards openness on the web, but developers always have to cater to the lowest common denominator. Right now its IE6. Someday it could be Firefox. Standards take time to be supported by enough browsers with enough marketshare to be actually usable. It wasn't THAT long ago that CSS was weakly implemented by browsers that represented almost 90% of web market share.

more than 5 years ago

IE Losing 10% Market Share Every Two Years

newell98 Re:The browser is infrastructure (345 comments)

Not yet it's not. Flash and Silverlight are everywhere. Until there is solid support for <video>, quicktime and WMV will continue to flourish. Javascript isn't the offender here. Its open (EMCAScript) and finally has decent, standard support across major browsers.

more than 5 years ago

Firefox Beta Scores 93 On Acid3 Test

newell98 Re:Why the variation? (282 comments)

I believe the test actually decreases the allowed time to complete over time. The base test was designed to pass on reasonably optimized code on a top-of-the line MacBook Pro. So yes, running the test on this years high-end computer will pass, but that doesen't mean the test will pass in 2-3 years time.

more than 5 years ago

Unix Dict/grep Solves Left-Side-of-Keyboard Puzzle

newell98 Re:Didn't work here (423 comments)

tesseradecade is the longest from my machine's dictionary file.

more than 6 years ago


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