The scenario you describe is pretty much how it worked, with Google and Netflix doing most of the forcing, and Microsoft only helping out a little bit.
Rust hasn't even hit 1.0 yet.
Due to language changes many have chosen to wait until the 1.0 release. So no, it's not surprising not to see anything "of note."
Despite this they have a very active subreddit with many people coding things - especially now that they've hit beta and the language is fairly stable.
Videoconferencing from any device on the planet without installing any special software is bloat?
YES, in the same way that every user on the planet would probably want a calculator once in a while but that doesn't mean the browser needs to add one!
Firefox comes with a couple of calculators built in. It has since before it was called Firefox.
MSE support isn't in Firefox 36.
The Youtube-only thing is currently being targeted for Firefox 37, and enabling it in general for 38 or 39 once the standards-compliance issues are worked out.
Half of the sample is below the _state_ average. As in, below the average of a different sample.
Ignoring average vs median issues, what this says is that folks in SV are no more likely to get their kids vaccinated than folks in CA in general are.
It will also be interesting to see how it affects the other hardware arenas.
We'll be seeing Firefox OS coming out on TVs, HDMI streaming dongles, raspberry Pi, and likely watches this year.
Upfront they focused on tuning it to run well on very low end hardware which may really pay off for them.
The funny part is, I bet HTML5Test doesn't measure what you thinks it measures...
What the chart shows is that, for a 50-inch screen, the benefits of 720p vs. 480p start to become apparent at viewing distances closer than 14.6 feet and become fully apparent at 9.8 feet
So, if we are to accept the conclusions of this article, we shouldn't really be able to tell the difference between 480p and 720p until we get to roughly 10-12 feet. That's ridiculous, I could tell a 720p from a 480p image from twice that distance. If you can't, double-check that 20/20 of yours, may be time for a new prescription.
Also, I heard many of your arguments years ago when HD was first rearing its head in the market. "There's no content, no one will buy it", "no one will buy it due to lack of content, so no one will make content", "current resolutions are completely sufficient, and no one will see a difference anyway". All wrong. Give it a year or two. Even if 4k blu ray doesn't take off particularly well, expect to see more and more streaming/downloadable 4k content. And, a quick perusal of 4k video on torrent sites show that 4k is already being pushed by the same people who have pushed every other major advance in home video for the last few decades: the porn industry. I couldn't find any 4k movies to download, but if you want to watch people screw in 4k, the future is now.
I'll go ahead and get off your lawn now.
Wait, isn't Tizen supposed to be able to run Android apps?
If that's the case then it might not be as hard to tempt devs if all they need to do is list on Samsung's app store while they attempt to sweeten the deal in other ways (higher margins? free spa treatments?).
In essence the only remnant of Maemo/Meego is Sailfish, the continuation of Mer.
I feel like I need a Tolkienesque chart to keep up with this.
Hopefully by that point project Shumway will have arrived.