The adobe flash of web applications, a festering and steaming pile of hack attraction.
80 posts • joined 11 Mar 2009
The adobe flash of web applications, a festering and steaming pile of hack attraction.
Seems quite a good deal. Something to bear in mind though is a likely total cost over a typical ownership period: after 3 years, you'd be lucky to get 100 in resale, where as a MBPR will still get 500, which means the total cost is pretty much the same
zoneedit were bought over by easydns a few months back
Have they fixed the "crash entire app because of one tab and recover in 5 minutes" feature yet
Aberdeen being on the East coast actually has similar rain fall to Kent. You'd be looking for somewhere on the West coast which would have nearly 10x the average annual rainfall of either.
Only losers are loose with the words loose and lose.
As somebody that stays near his constituency, I've seen the very worst of his corrupt, hypocritical and cowardly behaviour close up in local and national politics. I'd recommend watching 'tripping up trump' to see an example of how his constituents get butt-f*cked in the name of him toadying up to one of the world's most odious people.
Just because the NSA and GCHQ are up to no good, doesn't somehow mean inversely the Chinese are squeaky clean good guys that can be trusted
What they haven't said is whether they count iPad safari hits in their mobile stats, which isn't any more a 'mobile' than a laptop is. Inclusion of iPad hits would skew the percentages in Apple's favour a lot.
Obligatory listening for tea tasting:
Professor Elemental - Cup of Brown Joy
apple fanboi in apple is best shocker
Agreed. It's hilarious the hypocrisy of apparently being part of an elite that 'thinks different' yet then crying like a scalded baby when anybody suggests their phone isn't the best seller.
Raging Doucheball, one of the most bigoted tech zealots on the web, and all round obnoxious and arrogant cock, is hardly a fit person to sling mud.
Soundcloud can fuck right off with their recent overhaul, where they ignored outcry of the faithful paid users who got them to where they are now. Autoplay that you can't turn off is bad enough, but it insists on playing utter shite you have only the most tenuous connection with. Presumably an attempt at stat padding views/plays for when they start selling ads.
You'll find that html5/css3 stuff that now replaces flash actually uses a lot more cpu (e.g try run any canvas animation on mobile) and has a larger file size (doesn't compress as well as in a swf and needs lots of large external libraries like jquery). But html5 is the hip thing so yay for progress in a going back 10 years type way.
-10 = point proven
humourless and angry. I'm deliberately installing powerline adaptors from now on wherever I can, for no other reason than to interrupt these obnoxious old farts
Great reply. I totally have respect for the knowledge of radio hams, and any garden shed scientist, but absolute disdain for their unyielding and cantankerous lack of humour. Wherever there is a radio ham thread, there are angry old men, but if they were REAL radio hams they shouldn't be on the interwebs, they should be expressing their indignant rage on shortwave, tootling and beeping frenzied morse to whoever may be listening on another side of an ionosphere bounce.
This thread smells of stale bovril, burnt electronic circuit boards, sandals, mouldy lofts and pipe tobacco.
It's an inducement to encourage local gas production and secure energy resources under our control, rather than rely on Russian gas import to Europe or the slowly ramping but still miniscule renewable sector.
I though open source was supposed to superior because it means everybody could see and fix bugs, there's no way bugs could go unfixed for years like in bad proprietary software?
except noscript won't do much about css3 animations will it
"holds back development of a richer web"
What a load of tosh. There's loads of advanced functionality that can be done in flash that can't be done at all in html5, and plenty more that can be done in a reasonably cross platform and browser way that you won't be able to do for perhaps another 5 years due to cross browser incompatibility in html5.
You wouldn't notice, because the boats are lying lower in the water, as each generation of yank bible-bashing anti-science hamburger munching fucktards that fills said boats is a little bit more grossly obese.
At least in centuries gone by, you tidally bobbing sea-turds could only whoop and holler within waddling range of the nearest barbecue or baseball game. Now that we have internets y'all gonna spread your righteous, homely fisherman's 'wisdom' over in parts of the world where we read books n stuff and rightfully pour scorn on hill billy bubbas homespun yarns.
That old myth was disproved long ago, yet you state it as a fact (which is typical of uninformed anti-flash trolls)
This could finally mean 'the year of linux' ! Ok a bit to go from the 0.74% recorded here but getting there http://www.statowl.com/operating_system_market_share.php
While I generally agree that Adobe deserve a lot of criticism, there's a lot of whining about price for what are professional tools meant for full time creatives.
If you're a target professional (as opposed to a part-time bedroom hero 'designer' working from mommy's basement) then you can make back the price of the suite with one small website, one corporate video, one brochure. A few days work a year will keep you in upgrades, big deal.
If you're a bedroom hero, or whiney skinttard, then as others have mentioned above there is plenty OS software like the gimp, audacity, inkscape etc for you to fiddle with, you could even probably use open office for your birthday invites and the like.
Why do you bother with Matt Asay writing, all his articles sum up to 'apple is great, everybody else sucks'. It's getting real tedious.
This kind of lame trolling is why every right minded individual hates apple zealots
This means a vicious circle where jesus phone toting barristas can spend more time tippy tapping and ignoring customers, yet can clap like a seal being fed fish everytime a fellow iSwipe hipster rings the till.
Enough to make the bovril-starched beard hairs of radio hams stand on end, a-quivering with ludditiary rage at a guess.
People might be banging on about the death of flash, but ideally can this bloated pile of itune infecting shite be next up for the chop?
Glossy display? No thanks.
There's plenty reasons. Take advanced web apps like audiotool.com. You'll never be able to do stuff like that in html5 for at least a decade.
Why does a hairdresser need an imac?
There at least 4million hairdressers/ boy band wannabees/ cocktail bar posers that have to have the latest iPhony before the next weekend to post essential xfactor facebook updates. Their lives would be a shallow trough of skinny jeans and flacid hair gel without an up to the minute shiny hipster prat badge to radiate their elite hipness.
What a load of cobblers. For a start, big label monopolies kept dribbling turtlenecked wannabees and their weak music back in their moms basements where they belonged. The 95% of people without macs happily produce videos, graphics and muscic and websites. The fact you have used iweb to produce a website proves you are clueless.
you could print this tedious fanboi rant on some sheets of paper, then use it to mop the frenzied foam from your mouth, the spittle from your desk and the crybaby tears of anger from your eyes.
If you are any of the following an iphone is an essential purchase
bling bling gansta
smug tech bore
hipster attention whore
For any of these personas, the new device will sustain you through another year of not having any character or a life
Anybody that uses opinion from the blog 'Raging Doucheball' by Gruber, the well known Jobsian fawner and sycophant, to back up their argument basically gives the game away that they to are of the same ilk, though shouldn't be surprised considering about the google hate shown since Strobe was formed by an ex apple employee.
It has the web, email, and will function as a useful media player, which is all it needs to justify the new price considering these are the tasks that justify a tablets existence for the majority of users.
You are correct in that there won't be a glut of thousands of useless tat apps that hold the attention for 5 minutes, and the dozen or so apps that have actual utility that can't easily be replaced by some web page or another.
They're only responding to market demand from bearded web standards bores, who after years of whinging about flash and grumping about new fangled animation, now find themselves liberated by the html5 w*nkfest to fawn excitedly over over every hello-1995-again sub-flash html5/css3 jerk-o-animation. There are at least half a dozen other html5 animation apps in various stages of beta by the likes of sencha.
Hey standardistas, you wanted html frippery and now you're gonna get it ladled to you in massive glowing, flickering and unblockable spoonfuls, adobe or no adobe.
It's also a bit tiring how apple fanbois cry every time apple get criticised
As we speak, Fanbois are in a frenzy of ipad tippy-tapestry, the outer feathered fringes of their 20-haircuts-on-one head quaking with scientologist level anger at this outrage of vigesimal score omission. All across the metropolis, metrosexuals forehead albedos are rising to match the perfect gleam of their aluminium obelisks as they frantically scrabble to comment quibble.