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Firefox With H.264 HTML 5 Support = Wild Fox

onitzuka Re:The problem isn't the patents... (477 comments)

So then why is there this concern about H.264? The solution should be to use unencumbered formats. Why is that not happening?

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox With H.264 HTML 5 Support = Wild Fox

onitzuka The problem isn't the patents... (477 comments)

The problem isn't the patents, but instead the problem is why is a patented codec being approved in the open HTML5 standard?

How'd that happen? Who let it happen? Why wasn't the choice restricted to open codecs?

That, my friends, is the real problem here.

more than 4 years ago
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Inventor Demonstrates Infinitely Variable Transmission

onitzuka Re:Electric motors (609 comments)

This is the same design used in the Chevy VOLT.

more than 4 years ago
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Sun's Phipps Slams App Engine's Java Support

onitzuka Re:do their own then... (186 comments)

A simple example would be server-based image processing. We see this done in PHP using the GD extension now which is installed by default on most hosting providers.

more than 5 years ago
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Sun's Phipps Slams App Engine's Java Support

onitzuka Re:HOWTO: Using a SUBSET to create LOCK-IN!!! (186 comments)

Your theory falls flat when you hit point #2

The following packages do not exist. google.io.*
google.threads.*
google.db.*
google.util.*

If, in the future, google does add those libraries, I would fully expect them to be opensourced.

I can see how you misunderstood the posting. Please, let me help you.

I will do this in two parts:

[PART-1]
I am sure that you only missed the that I used "e.g." (what is an e.g.?) in the above, otherwise you would not have made the mistake of thinking that it could have been referring to anything else other than an example being posited for the discussion.

Those names were examples... hypothetical, if you will.

Now that that is all cleared up, give the post a re-read... but only after reading PART-2 which comes next...

[PART-2]
Also consider another good point: Why block the ALREADY open source standardized community developed and supported implementations only to provide your own replacements? Even if as you suggest that you "would fully expect them to be opensourced", WHY NOT support the existing open source community? WHY NOT support the existing open source solutions?

more than 5 years ago
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Sun's Phipps Slams App Engine's Java Support

onitzuka HOWTO: Using a SUBSET to create LOCK-IN!!! (186 comments)

  1. Remove APIs for Threads, File Access, ThreadGroups, or whatever you feel you want removed (eg. java.io.*, java.lang.*, java.util.*, etc...)
  2. Replace those features with APIs that offer features only available on the Google's application server. (eg. google.io.*, google.threads.*, google.db.*, google.util.*, etc...)
  3. Have developers write their code for your Google application server.
  4. Snicker knowingly because you know that Java Servlet/JSP developers can and do use Threads and file systems and network access in their applications. In fact PHP developers use file systems all the time along with network access. Why do you snicker? Because you know they cannot simply copy their applications to Google App Engine without reimplementing it and creating a version JUST for Google App Engine. As the implementations are different and we know that developers time costs money($$$), managers will eventually have to decided whether to continue to support the open Servlets/JSP implementation (which could be ported to Tomcat, Resin, JBoss, or any others) or if they will just go with the Google App Engine version.
  5. Laugh when they cannot port their applications out WITHOUT reimplementing all of the private APIs.
  6. Profit

more than 5 years ago
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Google Terminates Six Services

onitzuka Use REAL Open Source Cloud Computing... (195 comments)

Use REAL Open Source Cloud Computing...

Run real Linux apps...

Install it at home, too...

Use Ulteo. Check it out for yourself.

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Intros 17" Unibody MBP, DRM-Free iTunes

onitzuka Battery... hey, wait a sec... (1079 comments)

I used to have a Toshiba laptop with the bigger long-life REMOVABLE BATTERY and it got between 6-8 hours of life out of it. That laptop had NVIDIA graphics, too... and ~2GHz CPU (single core). Apple is giving "internal vs. external" as the reason they are giving, but it does not appear to be THE reason.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Native Client Puts x86 On the Web

onitzuka Re:doesn't sound too secure yet (367 comments)

Java is compiled Just-in-time, though I don't know about smaller, obscure or embedded platforms.

On mobile phones that use ARM chips Java byte-codes can also be executed directly by the CPU if the ARM chip implementes Jazelle. These ARM chips have a "J" in their names (eg. ARM926EJ-S).

Read about it here: ARM Jazelle.

more than 5 years ago
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Improving Wikipedia Coverage of Computer Science

onitzuka CHALLENGE: Here's the Deletionist smoking gun... (186 comments)

Here's the Deletionist smoking gun:

Here is what was deleted from Wikipedia preserved on Deletionpedia:

It should not have been deleted.

CHALLENGE: Track down how it was deleted, why it was deleted, who was involved, and what was the motive for the deletion.

more than 5 years ago
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Critical Vulnerability In Adobe Reader

onitzuka Re:For the uninformed: (160 comments)

OpenOffice has had the ability to export to PDF since OpenOffice 2.x.

more than 5 years ago

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Google News for News and Stock Manipulation

onitzuka onitzuka writes  |  about 6 years ago

onitzuka writes "You heard about the "six-year-old Chicago Tribune story about United's 2002 bankruptcy filing, was picked up from a Google search by an investment newsletter on Monday morning, triggering a massive sell-off of United shares" on slashdot.

Today I posted a comment pointing out that I had seen the same kind of Google News search problem with Java related news seen on September 4th. Old news from 2002 about a lawsuit — that's 6 years ago.

Manipulation of news without creating new lies. Just retelling old truths out of context.
Will the SEC need to get involved?
The new era of SEO manipulation in the news?"

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