Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 22:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV It's been a very long wait, but the release is finally here: Adobe has released Flash Player 10.1. Since Flash has come under increasing scrutiny, there's a lot at stake here for Adobe. This release is supposed to use far less resources while still being faster, more stable, and more secure. Update: No 64bit Flash player for now - on any platform. The Linux beta has been axed.
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RE: Die Flash Die!
by Neolander on Sat 12th Jun 2010 05:37 UTC in reply to "Die Flash Die!"
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I think it a foolish choice to save the records of our changing world in propriety formats, and require special players to view them. Own your data; own your videos, as if the future of the world may depend on it.

Well, it's just as foolish to store those record on the servers of one single company which, like all companies, has "making more money" as a #1 goal.

Yet people somehow manage to get excited about the various forms of cloud computing (from Youtube and streaming to ChromeOS)

And it sounds equally foolish to store those precious records on supports which hardly last 5 years.

Yet hard drive manufacturers, who have to make a density/transfer rate/durability compromise when designing platters, have always chosen to optimize density over durability, even though a lot of people would prefer a 120 GB hard drive which lasts 15 years over a 1TB hard drive which lasts 5 years. Contrast with the durability of an average book (even though heavy use of chlorine to make paper whiter tends to it age less good than older paper).

It seems to me that the digital world does not care that much about its memory...

Edited 2010-06-12 05:40 UTC

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