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Comment: Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (Score 1) 377

by chrylis (#48571197) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

That's if you're trying to permit AJAX requests cross-site, and that's pretty easy. The difficulty with the JavaScript image-decoding shims is that they're trying to intercept the browser's ordinary page-loading flow, and at least Firefox (the one major browser that doesn't support WebP) won't let JavaScript hook into third-party img loads.

Comment: Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (Score 1, Insightful) 377

by chrylis (#48570549) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

What in the world are you talking about? I have an application that's focused on processing and displaying user images. Are you seriously claiming that it would be better practice for me to deal with reinventing the storage wheel instead of saving everything to S3 and serving it from there?

Comment: Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (Score 3, Insightful) 377

by chrylis (#48570459) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

Same-origin policy is a nightmare for use with CDNs. I really wanted to use WebP for image handling for the application I'm working on, but Firefox adamantly refuses to merge a patch adding WebP support, and the JavaScript shim can only access the images if they're pulled of the same host. Images loaded from a CDN aren't accessible to the JS decoder.

Comment: Re:Why Is US Broadband So Slow? (Score 1, Insightful) 513

by chrylis (#46321029) Attached to: Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

Hardly "insightful". If corporate greed were allowed to take its natural course, I'm quite sure that plenty of companies would be happy to offer faster access at lower prices than I currently have available, but local governments won't let them. It's regulatory capture, not the profit motive, that keeps the incumbents fat and lazy.

+ - Supreme Court to review software patents

Submitted by chrylis
chrylis (262281) writes "SCOTUSblog is reporting that the US Supreme Court has accepted an appeal in Alice v. CLS Bank, a case in which the Federal Circuit ruled haphazardly that the particular patents in question were invalid but did not address the issue of software patents generally. The EFF wrote a summary of the issues in the case when it was before the Federal Circuit this spring."

Comment: Caps Lock isn't a hardware issue (Score 1) 177

by chrylis (#44272067) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Low-Latency PS2/USB Gaming Keyboards?

What the system does with the key labeled "Caps Lock" is controlled by the OS, just like all the other keys. Remapping Caps Lock is usually quite easy in any modern system; KDE's Keyboard settings page has options to make it an extra Control or more exotic things like Hyper or Super, and on Windows you can use RemapKey or AutoHotkey.

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