It seems like they'd want to have more control over the encoding to ensure that it is good. For instance, if you knew which region is graphics and which is video you could handle their encoding differently.
And for advertisers, you probably don't care what happens to the rest of the video as long as your logo is perfect. To do that you have to control the encoding.
@danrabbit waiting for IDEs to support in line GIFs
To the point where last year during the Superbowl my hardware MPEG4 transcoder couldn't keep up and I had to turn it off.
@sungo @dokuja @tek yeah, I used to work at DirecTV and if people were happy they didn't interrupt that. When I worked there (over 10 years ago now) there were still people running the original DirecTV boxes.
The downside of that is that all card changes and card upgrades had to be tested on all boxes that were in the field. Which become a rather large set over time.
I got a flier in the mail saying "300Mbps service in your area" and so I called saying "Why don't I have 300Mbps then?!?!" fully expecting the answer to be that it wasn't *really* in my area. The reply was that my modem was too old.
Fixed it quickly, and I doubt they would have upgraded it without me calling, but it was a funny challenge of my expectations.
Perhaps "roundtables" is a step up from "thoughts and prayers," but not a very big one.
Another failure to do anything actionable about gun violence.
Surprised when I went to Torchy's for lunch that their Bacon Bourbon Marmalade is 1,077 Calories for an ounce.
Turns out, I checked, and that's only about 1/50th as much energy per ounce as rocket fuel.
@Pixley will that end up in the URL when it is in the archive?
Curious if there is going to be abnormally high number of Google search results pointing to that book.
Another man made beach being planned for the DFW area. Soon Dallas is gonna have more beachfront than LA! — https://www.dallasnews.com/news/rowlett/2019/08/09/surfs-wave-pool-crystal-lagoon-among-plans-unveiled-town-hall-new-1b-rowlett-development
@linuxjournal that's sad. I'll miss LJ!
Today Linux Journal shut its doors for good. All staff were laid off and the company is left with no operating funds to continue in any capacity... https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-journal-ceases-publication-awkward-goodbye
Pragmatic idealist. Building a company Axiom. Worked on Ubuntu Phone. Inkscape co-founder. Probably human.
A server setup for the users of gould.cx to connect to the greater ActivityPub network.