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Comment: Re:It's the tools stupid (Score 1) 500

by YAN3D (#28361085) Attached to: HTML 5 Takes Aim At Flash and Silverlight

You had me at computer types making the kind of buggy crap and lost me at HATE flash and anything I can't name off the top of my head can go STRAIGHT to hell.

Do you hate flash and similar technologies that much? I guess that means you hate all the web video you get to watch for free daily? You must also hate google analytics and google street view? Do you hate that many sites allow you to embed their flash applications into your site?

The point is, Flash has it's place and can play nicely with HTML websites.

Comment: Re:This is not where Adobes priorities should be! (Score 2, Interesting) 216

by YAN3D (#25830711) Attached to: Adobe Releases C/C++ To Flash Compiler
We had a similar experience with Flex 2/3. Flash would hold onto objects through invisible references that were almost impossible to track down and release. We even went so far as setting all object properties for all objects to null before unloaded, and still nothing. It got so bad at one point that each user click increased memory usage by 10mb without ever returning it. This problem occurred both with our own custom code and with the base components provided by Adobe/Flex. This leads me to believe that it wasn't not our code that was the problem, but a fundamental problem with the Flash runtime. Oh yeah, objects instantiated through MXML are even harder to track down and release.
It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - Have Pictures of French Fries? You're a Terrorist!

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Complain Here writes: "What would've been an innocent story about how someone's nephews loved the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry's "Ferry Fries" turned bizarre when the ship's crew threatened a passenger with arrest for taking pictures of their food. Frederick A. Hall, vice president and general manager of the ferry company was unrepentant, however, and said that the threat of arrest over three pictures showing children with fries and the food counter was justified because "there have been past incidents where possible acts of terrorism have been threatened." Clearly, this can only mean that terrorists are working on Weapons of Fat Destruction, which pose a grave threat to the American Way."
The Internet

IPv4 Unallocated Addresses Exhausted by 2010 419

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the no-room-to-grow dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Ars Technica is reporting on how the unallocated IPv4 address pool could run out as soon as 2010. The IPv4 Address Report gives details on just how fast the available pool of IPv4 addresses is diminishing. Will ISPs be moving towards IPv6 any time soon? Or will IPv4 exhaustion become the next Y2K?"
Sun Microsystems

+ - Sun pledges patents to defend Linux

Submitted by netdur
netdur writes: From TFA

In a surprise move this week Sun Microsystems CEO, Jonathan Schwartz, said the company was ready to use the company's extensive patent portfolio to help defend Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux against Microsoft's patent threat.
Thank you Sun

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