1. Rob says

    Welcome to the wonderful world of mobile. As Brett mentioned, iOS never supported Flash, and it’s been deprecated on Android as well.

    On an unrelated note, how do I log in here like on Dispatches and Pharyngula? The icons aren’t the same as the login link at either of those places.

  2. Noodle says

    Please say this was a gift and that’s why you just found out something that’s been known for a long while.

  3. trazan says

    Heh. Flash sucks. It is a sieve of security holes and it uses resources like there was no tomorrow. It is a good thing apple didn’t go for it. Now the web has more impetus to throw flash out. The downside is that the flashblock browser plugin I use will be powerless against html5 advertizing.

  4. Brian Ogilvie says

    Flash is terrible. I can see the battery dying on my MacBook Pro when I go to a site that uses Flash heavily. I’m glad Steve Jobs held the line on Flash for the iOS.

    But then I still prefer plain-text email.

  5. TGAP Dad says

    I fucking HATE Flash. Especially the way it allows ads to pop up, right over what you’re doing, with no way (or only a very tiny, barely-visible way) to dismiss them. Then there are the ones that overlay the entire browser window. And on my 5-year-old machine, Flash has this delightful habit of randomly going into a cycle where it goes into a memory- and processor-consuming loop, until you kill it’s process in Activity Monitor. At this point – where it shoves unwanted shit in your face that you can’t (or can’t see how to) dismiss, eats your whole processor and wants more – can’t we call this piece of shit what it is: malware??. What the fuck is the difference between some hacker’s malware and Adobe’s? If we can prosecute malware creators, why not Adobe?

    It’s time for the entire world to rise up, band together, and shove this horrible piece of processor-eating, work-interrupting shitware right up Adobe’s ass. The world would be a better place without it.

  6. hackerguitar says

    Flash does indeed suck mightily. But there are some sites that use it heavily which I require.

    I’d be happy if I could find an iPad browser which would emulate IE well enough to do my timesheets (on Sharepoint). Not likely, though….

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