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Comment: Re:A clear case of the slows. (Score 1) 250

by mb1 (#36509478) Attached to: Skype Forcing Mac Users To Upgrade Client

Another clear case of the slows is the fucking beach-balling that Skype for Mac does when you type more text into it than your chat window is sized for. 5-8 seconds of beachball to resize the text box, type a line beyond the size of the text box or delete a line back to the size of the existing text box... arrgghh!!

I'd welcome an autoupdate if it fixed that.

Comment: Re:don't say you weren't warned: (Score 1) 141

by mb1 (#32354988) Attached to: Breakthroughs In HTML Audio Via Manipulation With JavaScript

...the problem being that it's in "the future" that all these great things will exist in a way they can be easily and broadly used.

right now it's a messy pile of emerging and aging standards and big corporates at each other about their respective tech-sandpits, so the lowest common denominator often seems to be the winner. Javascript browser API's help things along (they're great) but they can't perform black magic like making everything use some canvas or some video codec or audio implementation or 3d api.

unfortunately, I'm guessing that "the future" will sort out lots of stuff but have all new fights over stuff everyone wants to use right then but has to wait for "the future's future".

don't get me started on "the future's future's future" either :)

"Now this is a totally brain damaged algorithm. Gag me with a smurfette." -- P. Buhr, Computer Science 354