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Comment NES games loaded in 1 second (Score 1) 225

The app is going to take time to load regardless of whether or not there's a splash screen.

Applications for the Family Computer (released as Nintendo Entertainment System outside Japan) loaded in less than 1000 milliseconds, which was more than enough time to decompress 5 KiB of title screen data into video memory. It had a 1.8 MHz processor. Devices nowadays have a processor clocked at closer to 1.8 GHz, which (to slightly oversimplify) is 1000 times as fast as the one in the NES. Why don't applications load in 1 millisecond?

Comment Re:Who uses Safari? (Score 1) 225

It's possible to make JavaScript that's not as bloated as the scripts deployed on some popular websites. But if you deem all JavaScript to be bloat by definition, would you rather have JavaScript or "This native application is available for platforms X, Y, and Z, but not the platform you are using"?

Comment You'd make it illegal to show you the Carfax (Score 1) 122

There would need to be more exceptions than that, or your proposal would end up taking everything related to cars off the web, such as automobile price comparison sites, automobile parts e-commerce sites, do-it-yourself automobile repair reference sites, and automobile insurance claim history sites ("Show me the Carfax").

Comment Re:What are the free replacements? (Score 1) 386

it doesnt have to be the trash micrsofot tries jamming down your throat

I agree. But even if I were able to remove Microsoft trash applications from the operating system in favor of replacement applications, the replacements would also be proprietary software due to the nature of the task the application is expected to perform.

Comment What is Lynx's usage share? (Score 1) 152

Done: Lynx

You are technically correct. Pardon my moving the goalposts, but I had browsers in wide interactive use among English speakers in mind. Wikipedia's article about that browser gives no indication of usage share, and most sources found through Google lynx browser usage share lump it into "Other", which isn't helpful.

Netscape 2.0 also counts

Pardon my moving the goalposts, but I had browsers that still receive security updates in mind. The 2.0 series no longer receives security updates. When Netscape Navigator as a whole ended support, it had become a reskin of Mozilla Firefox, and users were advised to switch to Firefox. But Firefox runs JavaScript without asking and hides the preference not to behind about:config, which in turn is unreachable without a web search.

Comment Re:Native applications aren't static (Score 1) 152

Would the following be an ideal reply?

Can you summarize the problem in under ten words?

Router on, cables connected, but websites give "server not found".

What did you do now?

Restarted PC, router, and modem.

Why did you do that?

ISP phone rep told me last time to do that, saying it'd snap the circuits out of a stuck state.

What did you find when you googled the summarized ten word problem?

"Server not found" on both Google and Bing.

Comment Re:How to track down authors? (Score 1) 152

Are you equating the quality of Flash games with iconic console games?

I was more giving an example of the replacement of one video game platform with another incompatible platform.

I have emulation set up for everything I played prior to Wii.

Everything, including SWF?

I know Retrode supports Super NES, Genesis, Game Boy, Master System, and Nintendo 64. Which cart readers did you buy to dump the cartridges you purchased for other consoles?

I still spend time on NES games.

So do I, on both sides of the screen.

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