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Steve Jobs publishes some 'thoughts on Flash'

orta A good read (1 comments)

Its a good read, his point seem pretty valid, or at least nothing that wasn't expected.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Previews IE9 — HTML5, SVG, Fast JS

orta Re:compiling java script (473 comments)

I wouldnt be surprised if this is misquoted and it really means the JIT translation that the other browser engines use. But doing it on another core is a nice move, I wonder how well that affects the performance. I'd honestly have expected Apple to do that first, having a good API for doing this kind of thing.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Previews IE9 — HTML5, SVG, Fast JS

orta Re:firefox is getting old (473 comments)

Firefox has a new javascript engine called Jagermonkey that will probably beat it, as it's in part the webkit engine.

more than 4 years ago
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Schooling Microsoft On Random Browser Selection

orta do not fix! (436 comments)

looking at the outcome IE comes off the worst with the current algorithm, please keep it that way. Thanks from all the Web Developers.

more than 4 years ago
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Antitrust Case Against RIAA Reinstated

orta MFN? (163 comments)

Its not exactly most favored nation, if there's no advantage to being so.

more than 4 years ago
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Razer, Valve, and Sixense Working On Motion Control For PC Games

orta Nice concept (126 comments)

The main problems with things like this are that you have to go out and buy an expensive peripheral for an 'extra' in the game, you can play the game perfectly fine without it usually its only to enhance. The reason keyboard and mouse stuck for gaming is because you have them there. I love the innovations that these kinda things do, but I'll probably never get to use it. Plus all my games are downloaded from Steam now.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Steals Code From Microblogging Startup

orta Re:at least they open sourced it (315 comments)

Yeah, what's probably happened is they've hooked up a quick database to store users / tweets etc Then all the front end work is just shamelessly taken and they only have to work on making a similar API for it to work with. I wouldn't be surprised to find that a Plurk client would just work with the MSN one if you change the URL. The design is also painfully similar, so I imagine they just threw on the microsoft branding on the front and uploaded some new images and colours in the CSS.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Steals Code From Microblogging Startup

orta Re:at least they open sourced it (315 comments)

Its front-end web programming (HTML/CSS/Javascript) that was stolen, these are always open to read, they could only obfuscate that if they felt the need. Howeever the backend code would probably have to have been written themselves (especially as its more likely the startup used ruby/php than asp)

more than 4 years ago
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Tired of Flash? HTML5 Viewer For YouTube

orta Re:ClickToFlash (372 comments)

That's because in Safari it uses quicktime to render the video element

more than 4 years ago
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EMI Sues Beatles Usurper Off the Net

orta Maybes its a good time for them to get on iTunes? (358 comments)

Psycho-acoustic simulation sounds like a real good pseudo-science. Maybe they can create an agreement in exchange for some platinum covered cables!

more than 4 years ago
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Google To Send Detailed Info About Hacked Web Sites

orta Happened over here (58 comments)

This happened to my site and the google webmaster tools were helpful but frustrating, it took 2 weeks of my site being banned in all major browsers before they officially sanctioned it OK. It did give me a list of all the URLS where there was problems, so it wasn't too hard to debug.

more than 4 years ago
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Flash CS5 Will Export iPhone Apps

orta Clarification (154 comments)

Before a million 'oh noes runtime' posts. It doesn't use the flash runtime, it uses Apple's LLVM to convert the usual AS3 JIT runtime to being a compiled app. This is why it won't have any problems with the app store. The OP is wrong, and it's documented. As proved by the fact they have apps on the store. I just hope this gets Open Sourced so that we don't have to use the Flash IDE to do it.

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla Firefox Not In Violation of US Export Rules

orta Does this apply to further OSS? (127 comments)

So could this be used as a precedent for 'exporting' other decrypting code?

about 5 years ago
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In the UK, T-Mobile and Orange To Merge

orta Re:Monopoly? (74 comments)

He may however on the overall costs including the cinema tickets

about 5 years ago
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Google Brings SVG Support To IE

orta Re:Misleading Headline (233 comments)

I thought that, but one of the project owners has a google.com email address

more than 5 years ago
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Google Wave Preview Opens Up On Sept 30th

orta Re:Um... (118 comments)

There are a lot of explanations in these threads... If you dont get it after reading them go and consult the video.

more than 5 years ago

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