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Comment: WebM/VP8 default? (Score 1) 219

by citizenr (#48922159) Attached to: YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

The only reason Im using Flash on YT is Google insistence on forcing VP8 on my old Core2 laptop (intel GPU means no hardware video accel).
h.264 with mplayer plays perfectly in 1080p
h.264 with flash plays perfectly in 720p
VP8 with HTML5 stutters in 720p, and still drops frames in 640x480

If/when they finally remove Flash option I will be forced to script direct mplayer streaming of mp4 files from YT server bypassing their player altogether.

Comment: Re:DirectX is obsolete (Score 0) 133

by citizenr (#48903005) Attached to: DirectX 12 Lies Dormant Within Microsoft's Recent Windows 10 Update

Yes, phone platform with NO API for backing up sms messages will win the market!

" Cliff Simpkins (Sr Product Manager, Windows Developer) responded

Currently, the platform provides a number of SMS Access from a system eventing perspective (as of Windows Phone 8.1), and Windows Phone supports sms backup/restore for consumers as part of the base OS (Settings Backup). What we don’t provide is a backup API."

Currently there is NO WAY of exporting stored messages away from M$ proprietary 3% of the market crap.

Comment: inventor ?!?!??!?! (Score 3, Insightful) 171

by citizenr (#48873675) Attached to: Hands On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

> [inventor Alex] Kipman ... idea he first pitched to Microsoft, which became Kinect

so he invented Kinect? hmm nope, that would be Primesense cleverly going around earlier patents on structure light (for example Viewpoint Corps US6549288 filled in 1999) by using random instead of striped dot pattern.

maybe Kipman invented original Natal aka Kinect 2 aka time of flight depth camera? hmmm nope, that would be 2 or 3 whole companies M$ bought (3DV, Canesta) spending over 1 Billion dollars before settling on ready to sell Primesense camera in the end.

What exactly did he invent? He is a manager at M$, not engineer.

Comment: Re: One fiber to rule them... (Score 1) 221

by citizenr (#48713985) Attached to: Google Fiber's Latest FCC Filing: Comcast's Nightmare Come To Life

All it takes is a small modification to Netflix client software. Make it upload at 80% uplink capacity of EVERY SINLGE customer - BAM, overnight Netflix traffic stops being one way, all peering problems are over. Do you spot the problem? Peering agreements are stupid and easy to manipulate, its strange no one did it on this scale yet.

Today is a good day for information-gathering. Read someone else's mail file.