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Chris Deke

Member since: Jan 1st, 2007

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Firefox 4 won't run on PowerPC Macs, Mozilla says (Download Squad)

Aug 27th 2010 3:56AM So this is more of an issue than you think.

There are a lot of PPC machines that are still perfectly serviceable - think Dual G5 powermacs, or even the amazing little 12" powerbooks that are still one of the best little portables Apple has made.

Assuming Camino goes the same way as FF, your choices for a modern browser on these are as follows:
Safari - as of 4.x EXTREMELY slow
Opera

..Thats it. Chrome doesn't support PPC. So you either have to learn to like Opera (which is hard for some) or put up with ludicrous performance in Safari. Not a great choice really.

Forget the potato, Opera 10.6 speeds past Google Chrome 6 (Download Squad)

May 31st 2010 9:19PM Well when the "get opera" page was still showing "10.50 for FreeBSD coming soon" as recently as yesterday, you can forgive me for seeing this news and being unhappy.

Or maybe I'm just a frustrated FreeBSD user because there isn't anything better available on the platform. Give me an official chrome build for BSD, or a native firefox that actually works and I'll be a much happier camper.

Forget the potato, Opera 10.6 speeds past Google Chrome 6 (Download Squad)

May 31st 2010 6:34PM Well maybe the Opera guys could spend less time making amusing ads, and more time actually finishing their products. 10.50 still isn't out for BSD, and theyre already touting 10.60. Not cool guys, finish one product, then move on.

Oh and its not 10.6, its 10.60. Not the same thing.

Adobe's newest Flash player to be fully P2P-capable, able to shift bandwidth usage to the users (Download Squad)

May 20th 2010 5:08PM Or you could RTFA and see that this is aimed at online VIDEO. This also has nothing to do with resources, it has to do with bandwidth. Downloading a 100MB video uses exactly that, 100MB of quota. Downloading and then seeding that 100MB video to however many people can use many times MORE quota.

As an experiment, go grab a torrent from a popular torrent site, throw it into your torrent client with all upload limits REMOVED, and see how much total data you shift in a short period of time. This is effectively what Adobe are proposing. And I highly doubt Adobe will implement the fine-grained bandwidth control that a program like utorrent has, and have already said above that they will give content providers the ability to FORCE people to use the P2P option.

Adobe's newest Flash player to be fully P2P-capable, able to shift bandwidth usage to the users (Download Squad)

May 20th 2010 8:28AM Uh...okay apparently "less than" kills your comment. Awesome.

It might be great for those lucky enough to live in countries where quotas are unheard of, but here where the majority of users have to live with just a few (less than 10) GB a month (with upload being metered!) its just not on.

Bring on HTML5/H.264/Ogg/VP8/Whatevertheheckelse so flash can die already.

Adobe's newest Flash player to be fully P2P-capable, able to shift bandwidth usage to the users (Download Squad)

May 20th 2010 8:26AM No, just...no.

Adobe, get your stinking paws off my bandwidth! It might be great for those lucky enough to live in countries where quotas are unheard of, but here where the majority of users have to live with just a few (

Introducing the next step in Web app development: Google's Native Client (Download Squad)

May 13th 2010 8:46AM Video of Nexuiz but no playable demo...lame.

Call me when I can actually use it.

Massively embarks on the first few levels of Star Trek Online (Joystiq)

Jan 4th 2010 4:16AM I suspect one of a few this is going on here:

1) The author is mistaken and it is not a Miranda class, but something with a similar configuration. The Miranda is not listed as one of the ships features in ST:O as per: http://www.startrekonline.com/ships-index

2) If it is indeed a Miranda, it is perhaps a placeholder model, in lieu of one of the newer ships they haven't completed yet.

3) It is a refit using the same (classic) name, but is actually a new ship. Note above refits of the constitution, galaxy, sovereign, and even the relatively new defiant class got a refit.

4) It really is a Miranda and is a huge lorefail.

Dungeon Finder bingo (WoW)

Dec 29th 2009 8:20AM The dps/healers who don't seem to grasp the concept that a mob on DND is likely to attack me, a mob chasing them down the hallway and around the corner is likely to attack them the further they run. If something comes for you, get your butt on the red stuff, and live, its easy.

Oh and whats wrong with Army of the Dead on bosses? Just as long as its not a positionally-specific fight like ony, who cares, its awesome watching a tank take zero damage for half a fight while the little buggers claw its face off.

Searching for the most popular server (WoW)

Oct 3rd 2009 8:59PM I would have thought EU-Magtheridon was the biggest.

It has Goon Squad(s), and Elitist Jerks, and a few other enormous guilds...seems that kinda thing would attract a lot of players.