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Bass Bass Knows the way the wind is flowing.
  • What's the magical ​percentage..​.

    Harlequin said:
    Bass said:
    *snip*

    Starting to sound like HTML5 is a marketing ploy and nothing else then. All I got from HTML5 was that it was still in the conversation-phase, then all of a sudden every non-IE browser started shoving the half-finished HTML5 into their browsers so they could tout it around as being "the most up to date". Also throwing out reverse-compatability for older versions out the door. At least CSS3 can degrade on older browsers if you architect your site properly.

     

    Just look at the <video> tag. We might as well just keep coming back to this. There's no suggested/agreed codec, you still have to wire up all the controls yourself via JavaScript. You then have to make your own player of sorts. I see no benefit whatsoever from using <video> over Flash/Silverlight for the same thing.

    You can do <video src="/path/to/video.ogg">, no JavaScript required.

  • What's the magical ​percentage..​.

    CreamFilling512 said:
    Bass said:
    *snip*

    Yeah I tried the HTML5 beta for awhile and eventually opted out because it sucked so bad.

     

    Not sure what makes HTML5 better than Flash or Silverlight.  Given the reputation of the W3C, I'm not too thrilled about anything they crap out anymore.  Isn't CSS 2.1 still unfinished?

    HTML5 is the work of the WHATWG (a joint Mozilla/Apple/Google institution), a group outside of the W3C. It was then proposed to the W3C, which made it into a working draft. If you are going to insult some group's work, at least get it right.

     

     

    YouTube's HTML5 video player is new and beta. If you want to see something nicer check this out:

    http://jilion.com/sublime/video

  • What's the magical ​percentage..​.

    Harlequin said:
    magicalclick said:
    *snip*

    Every time I've seen an example of <Canvas> it's usually choppy and looks like garbage....hope that's not what some including Apple, think the future is...Think I'll dump Silverlight, sounds like more fun debugging 85,000 lines of JavaScript =)

    http://www.chromeexperiments.com/

  • What's the magical ​percentage..​.

    ManipUni said:
    Harlequin said:
    *snip*

    What else does Flash even do?

     

    Edit: I get those add comment failures all the damn time. Sometimes I just give up and leave.

    If everything worked correctly I wouldn't believe this site was running Microsoft software. Smiley

  • What's the magical ​percentage..​.

    Harlequin said:
    ManipUni said:
    *snip*

    Need to look at AIR and Silverlight, especially RIA apps. The problem is "HTML5" is being used as a term to include "a sh!tload of JavaScript". I just saw a "look at what HTML5" can do and it showed a Frogger port. That's not HTML5...that's some crazy dev who wrote God knows how many thousands of lines of JavaScript. I think we're just doing what we did 12 years ago with the "ASP vs PHP vs Perl".

     

    Find the technology that fits and use it. JavaScript/Flash/Silverlight isn't going anywhere anytime soon...and because HTML5 has some neat features you're not going to see millions of Flash developers download the Protoype library and learn JSON and go JavaScript nuts.

     

    Edit: And I haven't found any resources to see if HTML5 can do proper "100% high" websites, and having verical aligning centering work. If not then it's a failure to me. As an example, in Silverlight I can make 2 rows in a Grid, one 100 high, the other *. HTML needs to do this.

    YouTube supports HTML5 video now. As perhaps the largest consumer of Flash, this is a pretty big deal.

  • [Linux] Moblin (Intel) + Maemo (Nokia) = MeeGo

    Erisan said:
    Dr Herbie said:
    *snip*

    I need to see that "Call of Cthulhu" movie. Thanks for the tip. There seems to be some reviews of that movie on Youtube too.

     

    The last Cthulhu movie I have seen is "Dagon". It's really a shame that no many Cthulhu movies has been made. It's not a surprise though. As del Toro put it "The studio is very nervous about the cost and it not having a love story or a happy ending, but it's impossible to do either in the Lovecraft universe.".

     

    YSDC's Cthulhu Podcast feed: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/podcast.xml

    Yog Radio: http://www.yog-sothoth.com/yr2.m3u

     

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    It's worth to read reactions from Maemo / Moblin communities.


    Maemo mailing list: http://lists.maemo.org/pipermail/maemo-community/2010-February/thread.html

    Maemo Planet: http://maemo.org/news/planet-maemo/

     

    Moblin mailing list: http://lists.moblin.org/pipermail/dev/2010-February/thread.html

    Blogs Moblin: http://moblin.org/community/blogs

    What will happen with Moblin's UI?

  • WinMob7 Rumours

    Looks nice I guess.

  • [Linux] Moblin (Intel) + Maemo (Nokia) = MeeGo

    I don't know if I like this idea.

  • Interesting AI discussion on Slashdot

    Blue Ink said:
    Bass said:
    *snip*

    That's becuase, in order to pass the Turing test, a computer would need what we call "common sense", something we acquire over the years by interacting with others and with our physical environment and that is hard even just to define.

    Computers are so sensory (and emotion) deprived nowadays that they cannot undergo this kind of training. Yet.

    Yeah, most of the AI researchers said to really pass the Turing test they'd have to create the super intelligent AI first and then train it to be human is another step. It's kind of like how everyone knows super advanced mathematics when they are born. They just know how to utilize it for anything other then specific tasks (eg: vision/movement).

  • Interesting AI discussion on Slashdot

    Blue Ink said:
    Bass said:
    *snip*

    That's becuase, in order to pass the Turing test, a computer would need what we call "common sense", something we acquire over the years by interacting with others and with our physical environment and that is hard even just to define.

    Computers are so sensory (and emotion) deprived nowadays that they cannot undergo this kind of training. Yet.

    dupe