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Comment: Flash (banner ads + video) (Score 2) 174

by Blakflag (#37470600) Attached to: Adobe Releases Flash 11 and AIR 3
Of course the OP didn't bother to actually link to the real product announcement, instead just to some site slagging Flash. If any of you are under the impression that Flash is going away just because it wont be used for banner ads or video.. Just take a look at the type of 3D games that are currently being developed in Flash: Tell me with a straight face that people will be doing games like that in html the near future. I just don't get the hate.. each technology has its place. Once intrusive banner ads are done in html 5 and crappy javascript code is slowing your browser down, will you start hating HTML and Javascript just as much?

Comment: who shot first? (Score 1) 247

by Blakflag (#35785646) Attached to: The End of Content Ownership
In a world where all content is housed at repositories controlled by the content providers, as soon as someone decides that such content needs "editing" for artistic, financial or political reasons.. then there's NO recourse, or even a source of proof that the previous version ever "existed" at all. Sounds like 1984 really just arrived. So who DID shoot first, Han or Greedo? I SWEAR I remembered it otherwise.. but nope, I guess not.

Comment: Not just for blind people (Score 1) 620

by Blakflag (#34641962) Attached to: Electric Cars May Be Made Noisier By Law
I just learned that around 800 pedestrians per year are hit in San Francisco alone. Forgetting jokes about bums and jaywalkers, I'm guessing a significant percentage of those people were doing exactly what they were supposed to and the car just didn't stop for the red light, or didn't yield, or they didn't see that car coming from behind in the six-way intersection. If there were no audio cues I am sure these unfortunate rates would just go up. If you're thinking in binary and believe we ONLY need one sense (sight) to protect us from accidents... give me some of what you're smoking, please...

"It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that ain't so." -- Artemus Ward aka Charles Farrar Brown