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Adobe's Creative Cloud Illustrates How the Cloud Costs You More

shar303 Re:I don't want (403 comments)

and then Adobe will wonder why they ever hired Shantanu as ceo - a man so determined to wreck the company, they might as well have just thrown the towel in, there and then.

his latest brainwave is to move the firm away from creative stuff and onto tools that can analyze the data from digital marketing. wow, what a great idea!!!!! except hasn't he ever heard of google - they've been working on this for a while and are really quite good at it from what i hear.

what this piece of ordure will come up with next is anyone's guess - maybe he will move adobe onto stage shows - and how about a musical version of spiderman - oh dammit someones done that, well how about a musical planet of the apes!

about a year and a half ago
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Classic BBC Sci-fi Series Blake's 7 To Return On Syfy Channel

shar303 Re:Funny You Should Mention This (213 comments)

Although the effects and the sets were fairly poor it wasn't at all bad in the story department.

I watched it again recently and was pleasantly surprised by how well it stands up.

I knew the actor that played Vila, and like the rest of the crew he was pretty good in his role, a great Shakespearean fool. Without his 'difficult' relationship with the computer expert Avon (and Orac) it wouldn't have been nearly as entertaining.

Not at all crappy sci fi, and imho, very good in the aspects of a programme that matter - script, acting & story.

about a year and a half ago
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Defend the Open Web: Keep DRM Out of W3C Standards

shar303 Re:Follow the money (351 comments)

Follow the money indeed.

Html5 ads are hard to block in a browser, it stops adblockers from working. And that's the main reason the browser vendors are pushing for it so hard. If ads move to HTML/CSS there will be no way of blocking them without hiding all images and/or css on screen.

Another reason that the browser vendors are trying so hard to get html5 off the ground is that Flash on mobile threatens the appstore model which apple and google love so very much.

Not only do apps allow them to charge people for their web pages, but how are you supposed to block an advert that appears in an app...?

If you like being advertised at constantly, then you're in for a real treat. html5 is just what you need. For the rest of us...

about a year and a half ago
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Games Workshop Bullies Author Over Use of the Words 'Space Marine'

shar303 stop! thief! (211 comments)

This story reminded about a couple of painted AD&D figures I pinched from their shop in hammersmith many years back. The best of them, was a thief/assassin that I still have somewhere.

Now the slight sense of guilt over how he came to join my little crew of dungeon explorers has been allayed by the workshops dastardly behavior, I shall find him and he'll have a proud spot on my mantelpiece. His backstabbing days can be relived, free of shame. Thanks slashdot!!!

about a year and a half ago
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Adobe To Donate Flex SDK To Open Source Community

shar303 Re:Suprising (158 comments)

You've got it backwards.

As a fellow ipad user, I resent the suggestion that we wouldn't be able to hold one the right way around (screen towards.) I can only speak for myself, but it took less than half an hour to work that one out, you insensitive clod!

more than 2 years ago
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SlideShare Ditches Flash, Rebuilds Site In HTML5

shar303 Re:Questions (154 comments)

Agree; slashvertisments are showing up more and more on this site and its a real shame.

Looking at slideshare is not very encouraging- their site is covered with intrusive adverts and the comments indicate that the latest presentations don't seem to work on all browsers - with navigation buttons missing on the latest browsers.

I'm not sure that people will choose to use their service above http://prezi.com/ the clear leaders in this field.

about 3 years ago
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What Google+ Games Needs To Beat Facebook

shar303 Re:HTML5 games? (75 comments)

There may be, but Flash gaming is still streets ahead in just about every respect.

And with the gpu powered 3d that the next version of the Flash plugin offers, and the swf export in the latest unity IDE (complete with physics, paths etc) it would be silly to bet against it.

There are reasons for the massive growth of flash games compared to other parts of the industry, which are mostly in decline, and these reasons are not going to go away.

more than 3 years ago
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News Corp. Subsidiary Under Fire For Hacking Dead Girl's Voicemail

shar303 Re:But why? (251 comments)

perhaps you could point out where i suggested that cameron would instigate a cover-up...

why on earth would he need to?

e.g. in spite of the criminal and immoral activities that news international engages in, it seems that they are getting a very clear thumbs up from the government in their efforts to take over a british tv channel! after all, the ceo of news int in the uk is the exact person responsible for hacking into the phone of a murdered teenage girl, interfering with the criminal investigation, giving false hope to her family, and all in an attempt to increase the circulation figures for her vile and hateful publication.

no tinfoil hat, i was just taking the opportunity to point out that the corrupt and loathsome individuals that control our media are in bed with the individuals that are at the head of our government.

(just to be clear, when i say 'in bed' i don't literally mean that they are in bed or indeed sleeping with each other)

more than 3 years ago
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News Corp. Subsidiary Under Fire For Hacking Dead Girl's Voicemail

shar303 Re:But why? (251 comments)

its worth pointing out that the police in Britain are tangled up in this mess - they were paid off handsomely by the 'journalists' involved and it is fairly clear they were very much embroiled in this business.

also, our prime minister is a personal friend of the newspaper editor that was responsible for a lot of the hacking, including the incidents where the murdered girl had messages deleted from her phone and false hope given to her family.

david cameron also hired Andy Coulson (under criminal investigation for his part in phone hacking) as communications director.

this scandal goes all the way to the top and anyone who thinks that the truth will fully emerge must be deluded - it's actually pretty hard to believe the depths to which Britain has sunk.

the british media have always been fairly unpleasant and disreputable but the facts of this case are quite incredible - you could hardly make them up.

more than 3 years ago
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Adobe Ships Flash Player 10.2 For Android 3.x

shar303 Re:Sympathetic towards Apple though... (39 comments)

Apple actually managed to do Flash a huge favor - the fact that a phone or tablet can run Flash is now a feature that customers value highly - if you doubt that then look at the advertising for these products.

It's a reality thing - most web devs i know are not at all interested in html5 or whatever it's called this week. After all, why would they want to spend precious time ironing out cross-browser issues, when the customers and businesses aren't interested?

html is great for static txt but that's about it.

Have a look at http://blog.tametick.com/2011/01/why-im-moving-from-html5-to-flash.html if you want to look at some of the real world issues.

Sorry to say but html5 is several years away, and always will be.

more than 3 years ago
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Aussie Security Forces Testing Apple's iOS

shar303 Re:Phew! Not so bad! (58 comments)

hey, this is an apple thread, we don't want to hear about geeky stuff in here!!!

adjust your field amplifier or leave now please!!!

more than 3 years ago
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Tolkien Estate Says No Historical Fiction For JRR

shar303 Re:do-not-meddle-in-the-affairs-of-greedy-offsprin (337 comments)

Agreed.

It's lucky for Tolkien and his parasitical offspring that no one owns the 'intellectual property' for Merlin - Gandalf was so blatant a ripoff that it probably wouldn't last more than five minutes in court.

more than 3 years ago
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Online Multiplayer Games On TI Calculators?

shar303 Re:An don't forget the reverse (75 comments)

Nope, for me the question is why not. projects like this don't have to have a practical benefit but in this case there's a good chance you will expand your knowledge of electronics and low level coding quite a bit.

I mean, when i was young i used to put certain numbers into a calculator that spelled something rude upside down. e.g. 28008 918.

A bit crude in comparison to full 3d graphics maybe, but we were happy.

more than 3 years ago
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FBI Releases File On the Anarchist Cookbook

shar303 Re:Dangerous book w/ incomplete instructions (375 comments)

But he didn't say how he'd respond to someone trying to buy a phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range...

Sorry, but if he can't be clear on that situation right upfront then it's doubtful he should be in that line of work.

more than 3 years ago
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Kongregate App Pulled From Android Market

shar303 Re:Google Reply (Karma Whoring) (139 comments)

Yes, that's right. Kongregate is a really dangerous source of malware and so is flash.

You clueless fucking prick - stay out of discussions when they're about things you don't understand, at all.

more than 3 years ago
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The Matrix Re-Reloaded

shar303 Re:Matrix was not bad (640 comments)

Add to that the fact that both sequels came across like very poor philosophy lectures, given by professors that couldn't really be bothered to learn the differences between causality, determinism and fatalism.

I avoided watching both movies for years but when i finally did the overall effect might be compared to drinking the Wachowski brothers' stale bong water. Grim viewing.

more than 3 years ago
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Betelgeuse To Blow Up Soon — Or Not

shar303 Re:I can't wait... (312 comments)

'Life is both river and mountain, forest and sea. To know life is to be part of life. Give me your bank account number immediately.'
Thus far that seems to be their official response.

more than 3 years ago
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The iPad Will Get Playboy In March

shar303 Re:Why is there an app for that? (223 comments)

Yes, it seemed a bit strange to me as well when i found out too.

But what astounded me is that a similar thing applies to websites. One of the apps that people keep holding up as an example of how powerful the ipad is and apple even features in their ads, is an animated periodic table...

but instead of paying quite a lot of cash for it http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-elements-a-visual-exploration/id364147847?mt=8# you could just visit the website http://periodictable.com/; its almost exactly the same and completely free. When you consider that the app is 2 gigabytes and apparently crashes quite a bit (from the reviews) it seems even more strange...?

Easy enough to say that the product isn't aimed at me, but still, magical is not the word that springs to my mind.

more than 3 years ago
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Famous British Autism Study an 'Elaborate Fraud'

shar303 There's a special place in hell for... (813 comments)

What really amazes me about this business is the behavior of the mainstream media in relation to the development of this 'story' in the first place.

Wakefields paper was just a collection of 12 anecdotes - meaningless in any clinical sense. He's clearly an idiot and should simply have been struck off and ignored.

You don't need to be an expert to work out that MMR and autism are both fairly common, and to find some cases of kids that have both is not that unusual - certainly not enough to start the newspaper and TV frenzy that occurred. That the media decided not to ignore him and tried instead to promote the scare, is to their great shame.

What is also incredible is the fact that that media deliberately ignored studies that proved no connection at all between MMR and autism.

It's appalling that this effort to boost ratings almost certainly cost the lives of infants and probably still does.

more than 3 years ago

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Documentary Flashpoint

shar303 shar303 writes  |  about 3 years ago

shar303 (944843) writes "An ITV documentary about links between the I.R.A. and the Kaddafi regime was broadcast on UK national TV last night and has raised several issues.

Apparently the film contained footage that was supposed to show a helicopter being shot down in 1988 by weapons supplied by the Libyan regime, when in fact the film was taken from a computer game, ARMA 2; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6r-kNct630.

Is this a reflection of the quality of graphics in modern military simulations or does it say more about the level of journalism that viewers are expected to endure?"

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Ninth suicide at iPhone factory.

shar303 shar303 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

shar303 (944843) writes "A ninth employee has jumped to his death at Taiwanese iPhone and iPad manufacturer Foxconn, China's state media reports. The 21 year old worker was the the eighth fatality this year. This raises questions as to whether the shiny finish of the lifestyle statements available from mega corporations are tarnished by such information, and whether the mistreatment of workers deserves to be highlighted when considering such firms."
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