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Comment: Some test cases for your Vorbis player (Score 1) 143

by tepples (#47511113) Attached to: Firefox 31 Released
Well you have now. Often I've made musical recordings as proofs of concept for posts to web forums related to Dance Dance Revolution and classic NES games. And when these aren't in tracker format, they're in .ogg format. Here are some test cases:

Comment: Re:We are wise to this (Score 5, Interesting) 143

by tepples (#47510627) Attached to: Firefox 31 Released
If the "malware blocking" is anything like the analogous feature in Internet Explorer (called "SmartScreen"), then it's going to be harder for end users to download and install a newly compiled executable release of an application developed and self-published by an individual, even if that program is distributed under a free software license. IE repeatedly warns users that if an executable is "not commonly downloaded" by other IE users participating in SmartScreen, it should be deleted on sight, especially if the developer hasn't paid protection money to a member of the Authenticode CA cartel.

Comment: Re:Real-time communication without JS (Score 1) 176

by tepples (#47509993) Attached to: A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting

A novel idea perhaps, but just maybe they should not try to push/throw everything into a webbrowser ?

In some cases, it's either deploy one JavaScript web app or deploy 15 native apps, one for each of 15 platforms. You can get the web app designed, implemented, tested, and deployed before you even become approved as a developer on half of those platforms.

Comment: Re:Movies still unreleased on DVD (Score 1) 297

by tepples (#47509137) Attached to: Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

That consent can NEVER be revoked.

It can get revoked once all copies owned by Netflix are lost or damaged and the studio isn't authorizing a new pressing. Netflix DVD subscribers have been noticing this problem as titles just disappear from their queues. Or should Netflix be going out to Amazon and eBay to buy used copies as replacements?

Comment: Re:I can already do this on Android... (Score 1) 42

by tepples (#47508917) Attached to: NVIDIA Launches Tegra K1-Based SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller

With something as simple as a USB OTG adapter and a wired Xbox controller.

I was under the impression that the point of handheld gaming was that the player can hold up the screen and controller at once. What contraption do you use to hold your tablet up while holding your Xbox 360 controller? Or do you instead put the tablet on a stand on a table (like with a Vectrex console) and play it that way?

and reuse the Xbox controller you undoubtedly already have

I happen to own a Wii, not an Xbox 360, and Google made changes to the Bluetooth stack between Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 that broke Wii Remote support.

Comment: Movies still unreleased on DVD (Score 1) 297

by tepples (#47508853) Attached to: Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Unless the movie you wanted wasn't available on the streaming service, ONLY on a physical disc.

What do you do if the movie you want to watch hasn't been released on DVD either? Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987) and Little Men (1998) are among them.

Besides, if I'm not in a huge hurry to watch something, with a disk I can get extras easily

Studios have been providing bare-bones editions to rental stores, where selecting anything from the extras menu instead shows an error message that the rental disc contains only the main feature, along with an ad for buying the full version.

Comment: Re:I doubt most people care (Score 1) 297

by tepples (#47508771) Attached to: Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

How much more time was it to go to blockbuster and back home?

The locally-owned video store I used to go to was 25 minutes away from my home on foot or 7 minutes away during bicycle season. It's been replaced by a Redbox machine. So depending on the weather, it could be 50 minutes round trip.

Comment: Real-time communication without JS (Score 1) 176

by tepples (#47508679) Attached to: A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting

Webmail without JS is a trivial thing to implement.

In JS-free webmail, how would contact autocompletion work without having to resubmit the entire body text every time?

All website should provide base functionality without JS

"All" is a strong word.

Web chat
Say you have a web-based front end to a chat program. How are you going to detect whether others have sent messages to a channel/room without XMLHttpRequest? And how are you going to append the new comments to the existing list of messages without scripted manipulation of the HTML DOM?
Web painting
Or say you have an online paint program, which you may know under the term "electronic whiteboard" or the Japanese term "oekaki". How are you going to detect whether someone else has added a stroke to a picture without XMLHttpRequest? How even are you going to detect drags in order to send your own brush strokes? Server-side image maps support only click actions, not drag actions.

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