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Comment Re:I've had this as a plug-in. (Score 3, Insightful) 149

And the sad part? So many here will cheer when HTML V5 video is worse in every metric than Flash by a country mile!

Uses more resources? Yep, both CPU cycles and memory, just compare Flash/VP8 to HTML V5 H.264 of the same quality and you'll find its a pig. they try to hide how big a hog it is by offloading to the GPU but guess what? GPU cycles don't grow on tress and all that extra power sucking will equal much quicker battery drain.

Has less features? Yep again, when it comes to animation and gaming HTML V5 isn't anywhere as good as Flash, despite it being in development for...what? The better part of a decade?

And finally the rotting elephant in the room...DRM. Adobe not only has always allowed any format to be put in a flash container but they also have had zero problems with people redistributing Flash or even producing a FOSS option in Gnash. Compare this to HTML V5 which thanks to APPL and MSFT is tied to H.264, a format owned by one of the nastiest patent trolls on the planet. Anybody think they are gonna let FOSS OSes add support without cutting them a check?

I'm all for replacing flash but it should be with something BETTER, what we are getting with HTML V5 is practically a wish list written by APPL and MSFT to help their position. think APPL wants HTML V5 to be great for animation and gaming and possibly compete with their appstore? Think MSFT wants a video format that doesn't have a patent tollbooth for any possible competition?

So if you want to replace Flash? Then replace it with something BETTER, with more features, more open formats, less resource usage. What we are doing is replacing one bad idea for another and that isn't progress to me.

Comment EA makes a lot of games (Score 1) 106

Comparing EA and Rovio is silly. Rovio has one product and a couple of other tiny ones. An accurate comparison of Rovio would be to one of EA's development studios, not to all of EA itself.

260 people is a ton for a studio. Even if you look at the really big studios working on the really big titles for EA and Activision, it is usually only a couple hundred people at most. That's to produce things like Battlefield (and it's associated engine, which is quite advanced) not to produce a silly mobile game where you fling birds at pigs.

It sounds like Rovio had way more people than could be useful.

Comment Re:Probably will just make our jobs harder (Score 1) 106

You are so totally over-focused on the word "scrum". The point of the GP is that his company has a mandatory meeting late at night to encourage employees to work late. It doesn't matter what the meeting is for. It could be a scrum, it could be company announcements. It could be roll call, followed by dismissal. The only point is that employees are expected to attend.

Comment Re:Sounds like an ad (Score 1) 314

Thanks. These ACs are a perfect example of why they are afraid to take the challenge, because they will find out the truth which is update a Mac? Everything WORKS, update Windows? Everything WORKS, update Linux? Uh ohh their OS made a stinky.

The sad truth is the last version of Windows Linux could compete with? Windows ME, as every version since could update without crapping itself. I have heard they same is true of Apple since OSX, updates just work, Linux? Has a driver model older than Win9x and the challenge just shows without any BS or trickery that Linux cannot even update itself without breaking which is honestly a worse indictment of their OS than anything I could ever say.

Comment Re:/facepalm (Score 1) 413

Uhh yeah..about that? those are like the button at a stoplight, makes ya feel good but don't do shit...didn't ya get the memo? Unless you set up a hardware router with IP based blocking and block a shitload of IP addresses then everything you do is getting sent to the mothership whether you like it or not.

You didn't think you'd get anything "free" from MSFT, did you? Hell its the most expensive version of Windows EVAR as not only do you trade a legit key from a non spyware version of Windows but you ALSO give them your data for sale, so you get to double pay for that "free" OS...hell of a scam,huh?

Comment Re:Driver Model (Score 1) 378

Just FYI I have never posted AC in my life and have said repeatedly that AC posting should be banned since its just flinging shit, no dialog can be had with an AC.

So don't worry if I think you actually blather something noteworthy? I'll be happy to address it, but so far all I see is memes, like "Anything with a kernel counts as a desktop", "If Linux runs on a router that makes it popular", just the same dumb shit anecdotes and memes. Well i don't waste time with memes, if you wanna post that shit go to Reddit, the soon to be owner of /.

BTW if you bother reading any article here in the past 2 years? You'll see the majority of posts are ACs because the quality has gone to shit, its 4chan with advert articles, so you really shouldn't be surprised when 80% of the responses to your posts are ACs, that is the same percentage everybody gets.

Comment Re:To be fair (Score 1) 732

If Japan hadn't attacked the USA then Germany and Japan could have easily won, simple as that. Look at the state of america's weapons at that point, our "premier" fighter was the Buffalo, our "tanks" were M2A4s, most of our ships were WWI vintage, and the American populace was by a pretty large margin isolationist.

I would argue that it was the USA getting involved that 1.- took a LOT of pressure off the USSR (nearly all their support vehicles were quickly supplied by the USA, so many that they used Studebaker trucks as offensive weapons with the Katusha simply because they had so many) and 2.- gave the allies an almost endless supply of resources and weapons, which Germany and Japan just couldn't compete with. If Japan hadn't attacked the USA we probably would have stayed out of the war and the isolationists would have demanded we stick with "cash and carry" which would have put serious strain on the resources of the UK and USSR.

Could they have won without us? Possibly as Hitler was nothing if not a shitty strategist but it could have easily lasted into the 1950s and if the Germans would have been able to capture the southern oil fields of the Caucus region the USSR would have simply run out of gas. Ironically Japan really had no reason to attack as the resources they most desired was controlled by the Dutch and Brits and with them occupied in Europe they probably could have captured them without the USA getting involved. Pearl Harbor was a strategic blunder that even Yamamoto thought would bite them in the ass, saying "I can run wild for six months ⦠after that, I have no expectation of success".

So I would argue the key event was getting the USA committed to the fight, if that wouldn't have happened? It is quite possible their lead in tech would have been so great by the time the USA felt threatened it would have been too late.

Comment Have you? (Score 1) 253

That describes none of the grocers I shop at. Most of them have the cheese up front with the deli. The trend seems to be various cheeses at the deli you can get sliced, and then a separate display of a bunch of other block cheeses you can browse. As I said, they like to locate the deli up front.

Milk varies. At Safeway it is directly back from the deli. You have deli, liquor, bakery, milk heading back in a straight line. At Sprouts it is at the other corner of the store, as far away from the deli as it could be. At Target, it is in the front, along with the other refrigerated foods (meats, produce, cheese, etc).

Most places seem to lay their stores out based on themed isles. A given isle will be devoted to like items. So you walk along the isles until you find what you are after, then walk down one to find the item you want.

Comment No, it really isn't (Score 1) 253

Comcast are real dicks about their cap in many locations. My boss got charged $10 for going over his 300GB cap. That is a stupidly low cap and a stupid high charge (only gets you 50GB more). On my Cox connection, which is a similar speed, I get a 2TB cap (and no overages charges if I exceed it).

While data caps are needed to keep people playing nice, since all network resources are shared at some point, Comcast are real jerks about it and keep the caps very low, and charge a stupid amount for overages.

If it was about limiting use thy'd do it like Cox. With Cox, when you exceed the cap nothing happens, it is a soft cap. Depending on how much and how often, they may call you and yell at you. Particularly if you have a lower tier service they'll call and encourage you to move up to a higher tier one (which has a larger cap). They reserve the right to cancel your service if it becomes a problem, but I am not aware of this happening in any cases.

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