Really? You tried HTML 5 on anything other than your multicore? Because I am typing this on a 1.8GHz Sempron that is actually much faster than those Atom based nettops/netbooks and frankly HTML 5 runs like ass, even in a tiny window. Flash, on the other hand, runs quite nicely full screen SD, and for $50 I can add a Radeon AGP card and get hardware accelerated HD which again will run quite nicely. Does anybody even have hardware accelerated HTML 5 yet?
And finally let us not forget that HTML 5 will NOT be Theora, which frankly runs like absolute shit on anything less than a 3Ghz P4 in my experience, but will be H.264 which honestly makes Adobe look like hearts and puppies. MPEG-LA have proven themselves to be major douchebags and when the clock starts winding down on their patents I predict they are gonna drop patent bombs all over the damned place. At least Adobe isn't threatening to sue anyone who doesn't buy a license if you dare to bundle H.264 support in your browser, distro, etc.
And lets be honest here FOSSies, if the web goes HTML 5 it will be MUCH WORSE for Linux than flash. Any distro can bundle flash player and Adobe doesn't make a peep, whereas Canonical had to buy a license for H.264 and unless Canonical payed for the rights to ALL Ubuntu based distros (which I kinda doubt) we are right back to a lawsuit minefield ala Mono, where only Novell has the "we'll not sue" rights. Do we really want to give the web to MPEG-LA?
You mean, just like Terry Childs did?
Refusing to help start a spying program is quite a bit different than refusing to hand over access to the city's systems. If you can't see the difference, I really hope for your sake you don't work in an IT department, or if you do you have a realy good lawyer.
If that's the case, couldn't you now sue Levi directly for Price Fixing?
No one ever expects the Spanish Inquisition.
Ok, its late. But someone had to say it.
If you don't like it, think of something better, but don't go round bashing it just because you personally have never moved out of your home town or made any friends who lived more than a street away.
Actually, I've traveled far and wide, visited the USA a couple of times, traveled around Asia a bit, even dipped my toes in Oceania (New Zealand), finally met my wife somewhere in the middle (Thailand) and am living in Northern Europe, even though I was born and raised in Southern Europe. I have, therefore, left my hometown. Judging by your myopic comment, I guess I travel more on my bike every day, than you do in a week using any means of transportation.
And I'll continue bashing FB as much as I please. Unless that hurts your sensitivities very, very much. I guess the average Facebook user is an emo type, in addition to be devoid of a clue, so I should be mindful of that.
there's the biological definition of life: a few simple rules that apply to (nearly) all that we know of as "living".
- it has dna
- it reproduces (and can produce at least grandchildren)
- it takes in substances and processes it into other substances for nourishment
- something something
modern tentacle porn, by school girls for school girls...
"They had a nice demonstration on how to use the internet, the importance of changing your coffee filters and how to reach the exit it was hard to see with all the signs and the people running around but they taught us how to find it. There's a website that will show you how to get to the exit but only if you change your coffee filters or some such."