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Offline Lurch

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Re: Funny but true
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2012, 10:48:46 AM »
As expected the old complaints and arguments roll in, to be honest it's not worth getting into the same discussion that was had back in 1994/1995 :-)

A year from now... :-)
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Re: Funny but true
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2012, 10:51:44 AM »
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...I just can't bring myself to sit in a computer chair at a desk, have done that for far too long :-)
You sir, aren't a true nerd then! :D ;)
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Re: Funny but true
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2012, 11:06:15 AM »
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You sir, aren't a true nerd then! :D ;)


Have been sitting at some form of desk since 1982, started with a Commodore 64. Typing lines of basic code from gaming books.

Had/still have a telnet BBS which I first had online in 1984. Started off part time with a 2400 baud modem, eventually moved up to a 28.8k... sad thing was I could tell what speed they were connecting at by the sound of the modem connection noise.

All the jobs I've had have been fixing PC's. Starting with a job where I built machines from scratch back when AT PSU's were the norm.

I've had 15 odd different cellphones, starting with an infamous Motorola brick phone all the way through to my Ideos X5 (which is getting old now but I love it). Which I like rooting and installing custom ROM's.

I've seen a few different interfaces over my lifetime, starting with a green amber screen with a flashing cursor to what we have now :-)

Even own a Mac.... which I'm ashamed to mention, although it has morphos on it. But sits under the table in the lounge gathering dust for the last 6 months. :-/

Think I still have some nerd in there :-)
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Offline Karlos

Re: Funny but true
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2012, 06:12:18 PM »
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Even own a Mac.... which I'm ashamed to mention, although it has morphos on it. But sits under the table in the lounge gathering dust for the last 6 months. :-/

Think I still have some nerd in there :-)


I hate to say it, but the poor guy is long dead by now then. How did you even fit him in there?
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Offline paul1981

Re: Funny but true
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2012, 06:48:59 PM »
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I hate to say it, but the poor guy is long dead by now then. How did you even fit him in there?

Maybe he was trying to find OS X and gave up!
 

Offline Robert1234

Re: Funny but true
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2012, 08:38:40 PM »
HTML is all about Hyper Text Markup Language, "HTML5" messed up the basic conception by introducing these video and audio stuff. If this isn't enough it's using computer resources inefficiently in my opinion (those web browser applications). It's gonna be new Flash because of this (because what is the difference between browser application and Flash program?)

The Amiga browsers should avoid such contents and stay in good HTML4 standards, thus being quickest web browsers in the world (IBrowse) :) As of TimberWolf or OWB they should also avoid newest standards, because we haven't granted access to the most recent hardware right now.
 

Offline commodorejohn

Re: Funny but true
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2012, 09:38:37 PM »
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HTML is all about Hyper Text Markup Language, "HTML5" messed up the basic conception by introducing these video and audio stuff. If this isn't enough it's using computer resources inefficiently in my opinion (those web browser applications). It's gonna be new Flash because of this (because what is the difference between browser application and Flash program?)
I agree completely. It's pretty hilarious how all the standards wonks who spent the 2000s screaming about "HTML is for content, not layout, use CSS!" are now all jumping on board the HTML5 bandwagon just because it's a Standard.

Giving web developers in-browser multimedia to replace Flash is like taking a rusty chainsaw away from a toddler and giving him a shiny new one...
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Offline Karlos

Re: Funny but true
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2012, 10:02:43 PM »
Face it, technology and the ways in which it is (mis)used evolves. People jumping up and down about the addition of the inclusion of multimedia tags in HTML5 are overlooking some of the other structural changes that are actually pretty sensible. There are many more reasons to use HTML5 than as a streaming content delivery system.
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