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I think people are very mean about Flash... yes, everything bad about it is true now, but in its day it was quite something, and there was nothing to match it. It became a lumbering beast, and while I’m not shedding any tears at its passing, nevertheless I’m prepared to give it its due for what it was in its heyday.
Knocking statues off pedestals, and all that ...
You can say the same about McAfee, Norton / Symantec, ... once upon a time, they were good too. But they "lost their way" and went all Elephanted.
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The problem with flash was all the security issues. That was the main thing but I had a few laptops where it took 100% cpu, though I don't know if that was a flash issue or an OS issue, or what. But it was probably a flash issue.
The problem here is that too many websites still use Flash, so the player remains a necessary evil. I personally have never had a single problem with Flash but perhaps I'm the exception rather than the rule.
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Or an entry in the hosts file. I have to rename that file anytime I want to watch a show on www.cbs.com, and then rename it back when I am done. If I forget, I get a message from Flash telling me such.
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Best we could figure out is that it had to do with the site using an old version of Flash and us having a new one. If we ran it using IE, everything worked fine. Any other browser had the same problem you described.
[^] Another wonderfully trans-disiciplinary Aeon article chock full of tasty factoids sandwiched between layers of history of science:
Secondly, and more broadly, culture has changed significantly. Yes, computers have allowed faster and more powerful statistical analysis than what was possible with pen and paper. But even more fundamentally, they have changed how we ‘see’ data. In the earlier 19th century, graphs such as Bronn’s (or other kinds of visualisations, such as line graphs) were relatively novel, and their ubiquity not yet established. Yet in our own time, it’s taken for granted that the best way of understanding large, complex phenomena often involves ‘crunching’ the numbers via computers, and projecting the results as visual summaries.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12