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Brendan Eich: Today I Saw The Future

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    fanbaby

    https://brendaneich.com/2013/05/today-i-saw-the-future/

    Brendan is the guy responsible for JavaScript, and currently is Mozilla's CTO. If you belong to the web-stack FUD-ers camp I guess you see Brendan as the men who ruined the world, or at least held back the web for generations. I see Brendan as an accidental famer (sp?) who invented a "good-enough"(tm) if not a great language (lambda and closures certainly move move needle towards a great language comparable only to scheme back then). Don't forget that Bill Gates was pushing VBScript at the time Wink. JS is a weird language with many pitfalls, which are known and documented, and the fact that we all agree on it means the world.

    But I'm digressing.....  read the post Smiley

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    cbae

    @fanbaby: You're really one insecure fellow, aren't you?

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    PaoloM

    , cbae wrote

    @fanbaby: You're really one insecure fellow, aren't you?

    That's the only explanation.

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    JoshRoss

    I haven't seen the code, but the concept is completely feasible. I don't see the controversy of any of this. The cost of bandwidth, the cost of computation, and the size of devices have all been, and likely will continue, on a path with a downward trajectory.

    -Jsoh

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    Richard.Hein

    Interesting stuff.

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    Bass

    The blog post seems a little anemic on information on how this actually works.

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    PaoloM

    @Bass: magic. And infinite pervasive bandwidth, apparently.

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    JoshRoss

    @PaoloM: If you had the encoder in a DVR within your house along with some client devices, would you say the bandwidth was infinite?

    -Josh

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    Bas

    The thing I like best about this is that Orbx.js is a proprietary algorithm that isn't going to be opened up in the near future as opposed to the open and documented H.264.

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    PaoloM

    I know. The irony - and Mozilla's hypocrisy - is overpowering Smiley

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