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Bean
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:32 am    Post subject: Flash may finally be dead Reply with quote

A few months ago I uninstalled Flash because it kept being an asshole. And you know what? I haven't really missed it. Any site that's worth a damn has switched to HTML5. In fact I forgot I didn't even have Flash installed until I thought about it just now and decided to post this. I think the war is finally over! Flash is dead!

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good riddance!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't have Flash installed in my computers since a year or so. Yes, it's quite dead.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Chrome on Linux, which has a working version of Flash (sandboxed, unlike every other version). I watch the occasional live stream on Twitch, which still relies on Flash (on the PC anyway, not on Mobile or Chromecast). But they're working on it. Some of their competitors already have full HTML5 streaming (including YouTube), so it's just a matter of time.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So apparently Pandora and Sirius/XM still rely on flash. That's pretty disappointing. Especially when Pandora on Android recently took a shit for many people after an update. Hopefully they'll get with the times. Even porn sites have made the switch to HTML5!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bean wrote:
Even porn sites have made the switch to HTML5!
As a matter of fact, I think that's where I first noticed that things were changing. Porn sites, surprisingly or not so surprisingly, are often technologically ahead of everyone else. :D
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's very true!

As for Pandora, I found a non-official application that seems to work pretty damn good. The only sad thing is it's a Java app, but I can't dispute that it's working and cross platform:
http://www.columbia.edu/~jjm2190/projects/pandora_desktop_client.html


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