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Comment "Flash can't do 3D" is a prevarication (Score 1) 314

To expostulate, if you have a computer with a Pentium 4 or newer CPU, as a Flash developer you can use the high performance Papervision 3D, or if you want max details, there is Away3D, and then the original Sandy. When you say "sufficiently advanced" that's a very subjective term, as some of the websites using these 3D API's are quite advanced compared to other websites built in a different technology, such as Java or Microsoft's Silverlight. If you had said "sufficiently advanced" and compared it to something like 3D done by modern computer games or a video game console such as the Sony Playstation 2, then yes, Flash is still a ways off, but these 3D engines for Flash 9 combined with the JIT compiling that Actionscript 3 uses, is what I would call sufficiently advanced compared to Actionscript 2 (interpreted), for example.

Submission Comcast targets unlicensed anime torrents-> 3

SailorSpork writes: "According to the linked thread on the forums of AnimeSuki, a popular anime bittorent index site, Comcast has begun sending DCMA letters to customers downloading unlicensed (meaning that no english language company has the rights to) fan-subtitled anime shows via bittorrent. The letters are claiming that the copyright holder or an authorized agent are making the infringement claims, though usually these requests are also sent to the site itself rather that individual downloaders.

My question is have they really been in contact with Japanese anime companies, or is this another scare tactic by Comcast to try and reduce the bandwidth use of their heavier customers now that their previous tactics have come under legal fire?"

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