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People are still complaining about how Mozilla is removing support for NPAPI plugins (Silverlight and Java specifically) in the upcoming Windows 64-Bit release of Firefox (now tentatively scheduled for Firefox 42 in November) even though the move is not that unusual given the trend to move away from NPAPI plugins by other browsers. Microsoft’s Edge Browser (Windows 10 only) does not support Active X or any of the NPAPI plugins (Flash is integrated not a plugin). On Tuesday, September 1st Google released Chrome 45 which ended the browser’s support of NPAPI plugins as well. I found this out when I…

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Enable 1080p YouTube Support in Firefox 40 for Linux

“You can check if your browser supports all the codecs for YouTube by checking the YouTube HTML5 Video Player website, which list everything supported on your PC. If you have a Linux systems and Firefox 40, it’s likely that some of those codecs will have a red sign, meaning that they are not enabled. All you have to do is open about:config and make the following changes. Please make sure that you don’t change anything else. …” Source: Softpedia

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So back in January 2014, I reported Why Firefox won’t have a ‘Noisy Tabs’ feature. Earlier today over in mozillaZine on the Firefox Builds board PadaV4 commented: Oh god i just noticed nightly has little loudspeaker icons for tabs which have sound running! And they can be clicked and silenced! Im so excited! I just spent like 5 minutes opening videos in new tabs and muting/unmuting them! Best feature ever!!! Naturally I had to check this out for myself. Launched and updated Nightly (Firefox 42) then opened YouTube and tried to play a video…nada. Odd, I couldn’t get YouTube to work….

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HTML5 Firefox Plugins

With all the talk recently about the exploits in Flash and Java, users are taking a closer look at their Firefox plugins. A couple plugins users may come across that look a little odd are the ones which provide HTML5 support in Firefox. Now remember, HTML5 Video is suppose to someday replace Adobe’s Flash (for the most part YouTube has been using HTML5 since early this year) and Microsoft’s Silverlight (no longer supported, but still used). These plugins are: Open H.264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems – shipped starting with Firefox 33 and allows playing of H.264 encoded content natively via…

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Adobe Flash is one of those browser plugins that a lot of people can not live without, with Java being a close second. Problem with Flash (and Java) is there are major security exploits that are being discovered daily. Adobe just release an updated for Flash last week and already has plans on releasing another update this week to patch an exploit just discovered in the last fix. Some people such as Grand Stream Dreams blogger Claus have opted to do away with Flash (and other Adobe products) on some their systems: Taking Flash Player out to the Bins. Unfortuantly,…

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Microsoft Posts and Removes video Bashing iPhone

Over the weekend Microsoft had posted to their Windows Phone YouTube channel a video entitled: A fly on the wall in Cupertino? The video was about the (colorful) upcoming iPhone 5C. Seems the video did not go over well with social media, so Microsoft yanked it of their YouTube channel, but not before someone else had a chance to mirror the video. Microsoft’s response to Cnet about the video “was intended to be a lighthearted poke at our friends from Cupertino. But it was off the mark, and we’ve decided to pull it down.” Not really sure what all the uproar is about. The…

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Nokia Lumia 920 Commercial

The first Windows Phone commercial I have seen. Microsoft is holding nothing back with this Windows Phone commercial. They make fun of both Android (with the Samsung Galaxy phones) as well as Apple iPhone users. Not really sure if I want a Windows phone, last thing I want is a BSOD on my phone. Of course the BSOD was replaced in Windows 8 with a kinder, gentler “There was a problem with your computer” screen. The one thing that did bug me about Windows phones, at least the one I was playing with at a T-Mobile store a few months…

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Hawaii (Hula) Chair

As we wrap up this week of ‘people actually buy this stuff?’. I present the Hawaii or Hula Chair. Not sure how long this has been around. Their domain was registered in 2006 and is still active, but the same can not be said for their website. But wait…it is still being sold today (though the fabric is now black instead of tan) on a few sites including Amazon for around $200-$250.  

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Perfect Polly Pet

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all…comes Perfect Polly…so life like, so real…so quickly becomes annoying, but unlike the real thing you can turn Perfect Polly off ‘at the touch of a button’. Still being sold for $14.99 (plus shipping & handling) at PerfectPollyPet.com

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Potty Putter

I recall seeing this in a mail order catalog, but never on TV. The website redirects to a site selling other ‘infomerical’ items. The Potty Putter doesn’t appear to be offered by this site. However, BaronBob.com (second video) is still selling them. Be sure to check out the ‘free gift’ offer at the end of the first video.

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