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Next IE Version Will Feature Web Audio, Media Capture, ES6 Promises, and HTTP/2 173

Posted by timothy
from the loyal-opposition dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft [Wednesday] announced it is developing at least four new features for the next release of Internet Explorer (IE): Web Audio API, Media Capture and Streams, ES6 Promises, and HTTP/2. The company says this is not an exhaustive list of what to expect in the next version, but merely what it is currently confident that it will be able to deliver. For those who don't know, HTTP/2 is a faster protocol for transporting Web content. It is based on Google's SPDY open networking protocol and is currently being standardized by the IETF. Web Audio is a JavaScript API for processing and synthesizing audio in Web applications while Media Capture provides access to the user's local audio and video input/output devices. Promises is meant to help developers write cleaner asynchronous code."

Comment: Re:You know what I want? (Score 1) 124

Others, because it still works and they have no reason to waste money on a new machine. I know at least two such people. Me? I have WinXP Pro in a Xen DomU, just in case I need something windowsy. It's always on, and I connect to it using RDP over an SSH tunnel. Sure, I rarely use it, but it's there should I need it and it's a better solution than having a XP VM on each of my Linux machines.

At work I have a Win7 VM in VirtualBox, it is horribly, horribly slow. The XP VM on the same VirtualBox host, is snappy and quick.

XP might be dead, but it's makes a rather well preserved zombie.

Comment: Re:Repeatable as Fuck (Score 1) 209

by jawtheshark (#47017181) Attached to: How Predictable Is Evolution?

You can have all the laws of physics explain how things move etc, but how will they ever explain this consciousness?

May I introduce you to the concept of "argument from ignorance". It might be well that it can be perfectly explained by natural laws, just you and me are not (yet) able to.

I can't even prove beyond all doubt that others experience this phenomenon and are conscious. And I can't prove my consciousness to others. I just have to take it by faith that these "imaginary friends" called "you" and "I" exist.

If you go the solipsism route, nothing is certain any more. Even those physical laws you say explain how things move (etc), become totally uncertain in a solipsistic worldview. After all, it could all be just your mind and nothing truly exists.

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Journal: Reminiscence XP 6

Journal by jawtheshark
As I said in my previous journal entry, I'd install Windows XP Home (OEM) in a Virtual Machine today in order to commemorate the death of XP. I documented it with screenshots. Yes, I know, it's Facebook album, but it's public. It was the quickest way to get something online.
From VM creation and installation from SP3 OEM ISO to fully patched in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Not a

Comment: Re:XP is (nearly) dead - long live Windows 7! (Score 1) 7

by jawtheshark (#46683481) Attached to: Tomorrow Windows XP dies, long live Windows XP!
Yup, you don't understand mature software. That's ok, most people in tech don't. As for the media? Slipstream the latest SP into your ISO and you're done. I have installed XP previously in a Xen DomU and itt' drop dead easy. 7 is a "just ok" replacement and only by virtue of Vista being so bad.

Comment: Hmmmm (Score 1) 187

by jawtheshark (#46671417) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

I had done all of the above in AVG Firewall on Windows, and it was very easy to do.

That's the part I actually doubt. All firewalls configured by normal users I've seen in my lifetime were so much of a mess, that they had more holes than a swiss cheese on were so strict they became unusable
I'm also quite surprised about "ranges known to be used by malware, marketers, etc...". If those were really even halfway public knowledge, there would be no malware of "marketing" problem on the Internet.
This one should get his medication, and think his strategy over.

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