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Comment: Finally (Score 1) 60

by Twinbee (#49749667) Attached to: YouTube Live Streams Now Support HTML5 Playback and 60fps Video
Amazing to think that we're finally catching on to the 60fps standard that we had decades ago.

It's only a matter of time before 120fps+ (which can look a lot better than 60fps) itself becomes the norm. Having a black screen inserted between every 1/120th frame (to make a pseudo 240fps) would help blurriness etc. even more.

Comment: Re:Yes & the sheer amount of existing code/fra (Score 1) 413

by Twinbee (#49749481) Attached to: The Reason For Java's Staying Power: It's Easy To Read
Having not yet touched Haskell, I love the terseness of the Haskell example. To me it feels like a high level function, like as if it could be rewritten:

items = [1, 15, 27, 3, 54]
result = items.filter(<, 10)

Perhaps all Haskell functionality can be converted like this?

Comment: Re:Yes & the sheer amount of existing code/fra (Score 1) 413

by Twinbee (#49749427) Attached to: The Reason For Java's Staying Power: It's Easy To Read
I've often thought about a programming language where you only need to write the smallest possible amount of code to achieve what you're trying to do. And have it clear too (so not Perl style).

No bloat, no header files, no semicolons at the end of lines, swap functionality of && with & and || with | (colour coding them too), power-of symbol (^), terse Haskell-style functionality, and even no forced declarations (the IDE can colour code variables according to whether they're int, double, string etc. automatically, and the scope is automatically defined as the outermost appearance of the variable). The compiler would do ALL the hard work to optimize the program.

Comment: Re:What if I want the ad fueled web to die? (Score 1) 618

by Twinbee (#49716437) Attached to: Editor-in-Chief of the Next Web: Adblockers Are Immoral
Even though I don't block ads personally, I think I understand where he's coming from. Basically, he thinks he's not affected by advertising, so showing him ads is a waste of the publisher's/advertiser's money. Indeed, logically if that's true, then it is a waste of resources showing that advert to him, and obviously it's bad for him too, so lose-lose.

Indeed it could be argued that only 'less techie' people respond to ads, and that 'intelligent' people aren't vulnerable to them. I don't 100% agree with that notion, though I can sympathize with those who think that way.

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