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SquallStrife

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In Topic: Telstra NBN slow upload speed

Yesterday, 09:12 AM

OzSpeedTest is garbage, don't use it.

In Topic: free shipping online stores

20 February 2017 - 11:23 AM

I really think it's hard to go wrong with eBay as a buyer. Both eBay and PayPal's protection are heavily in favour of protecting the buyer.

In Topic: What car do you drive?

17 February 2017 - 12:58 PM

I don't have a picture of my own car to share, but this is what I drive:

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2014 Ford Falcon FG mk2 XR6 in "Kinetic" (blue).

In Topic: A lament for Flash

10 February 2017 - 03:32 PM

It isn't like that at all. Nothing is being "taken away" from you. That's the melodrama I'm talking about.

It's more the case that something is atrophying and dying, than it actively being killed off. Apple might have accelerated the death of Flash, but HTML5 was on the way, it would have happened anyway.

I'm not denying Flash's place in Internet culture "history". Not at all. Flash solved a problem, it serviced a need for functionality at a time when alternatives didn't exist.

But now?
Video playback? HTML5/*264
Interactive elements on websites? HTML5/CANVAS.
Games? HTML5/CANVAS + JS.

Standards-based frameworks now exist to do /most/ of what Flash did. Not all of it, I'm not making that claim. But clearly enough of it that the product is no longer commercially viable for Adobe.

You're ascribing malice to what's pretty much a perfect demonstration of how things naturally die in the IT world.


High quality vector-based web cartoons are, as I said, collateral damage, and that's a sad thing for sure, no argument from me.

In Topic: A lament for Flash

10 February 2017 - 02:34 PM

But all my above examples are anything but Simple 2D videos aren't they?
I mean, I can't possibly present a better use case, and proof, than homestarrunner.


You're being melodramatic. There is nothing stopping the Brothers Chaps from using Flash to do their animations forever. If you're bent on watching them, Chrome ships with a PPAPI Flash player, which is updated whenever the browser is updated (so about every 20 minutes haha), or there are gobs of offline open- and closed-source players available.

The world doesn't owe you vector-based cartoons on the Internet. Adobe has no obligation to continue the development of a platform that has, irrespective of what Apple and Google do, been in decline since the late 00's.

Flash was never "killed off" by anybody, it died of its own accord because HTML5 replaced the functionality that most of Macromedia/Adobe's customers used it for.

Your cartoons are collateral damage, and I'm not saying that doesn't suck, but jesus christ, perspective.


Flash can die in a fire.