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TV ARK: Returns Jan 2020

At LAST!

UK
ukpetey Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Flash is very very insecure. Which is why no Apple products come with it on, Jobs wouldn't permit it.


Flash wasn't supported on iOS because it would have killed the App Store and the 30% fees that Apple takes. Jobs wasn't looking at people's security, he was looking at his bottom line.

Flash has well in excess of 400 known entries on the CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) system. This makes it the most vulnerable piece of computer code in history. It's old tech, obsolete, redundant. Anyone having or using Flash is inviting trouble, unnecessary trouble since HTML5 has made Flash completely redundant. For those remaining websites persisting in using Flash, it comes down to laziness or ineptitude since Adobe provide a free conversion tool for files.


Below is an article which explains the problem better than I ever can. For those that persist with Flash, good luck! And keep your antivirus and back-ups current!

https://www.fastcompany.com/3049920/tech-forecast/the-agonizingly-slow-decline-of-adobe-flash-player
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
I'm pretty sure modern browsers let you enable/disable plug-ins for separate sites, rather than a global on/off switch. Using Flash isn't even the major problem with the TV Ark video system (direct link is, or the lack thereof)
NB
nbafan89
I'm pretty sure modern browsers let you enable/disable plug-ins for separate sites, rather than a global on/off switch. Using Flash isn't even the major problem with the TV Ark video system (direct link is, or the lack thereof)


that direct link needs to be enabled
JU
Justin World News
Flash is very very insecure. Which is why no Apple products come with it on, Jobs wouldn't permit it.


Flash wasn't supported on iOS because it would have killed the App Store and the 30% fees that Apple takes. Jobs wasn't looking at people's security, he was looking at his bottom line.

Going slightly off topic but, I doubt that would've happened. Most apps that cost money back then were generally games, etc. I doubt those would run particularly well in the baby version of Safari they had on there.
New Zealand isn't that far away!
DO
dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Flash is very very insecure. Which is why no Apple products come with it on, Jobs wouldn't permit it.


Flash wasn't supported on iOS because it would have killed the App Store and the 30% fees that Apple takes. Jobs wasn't looking at people's security, he was looking at his bottom line.

Going slightly off topic but, I doubt that would've happened. Most apps that cost money back then were generally games, etc. I doubt those would run particularly well in the baby version of Safari they had on there.


And what was the internet full of in those days? Oh yeah, games built in Flash. Even quite sophisticated ones, multiplayer, micro-payments, offline progress and so on. And all revenue went to the developers.

Adobe had working Flash runtimes for iOS, and even came up with various solutions which would work within Apple's rules, but they were all blocked.

A similar problem hobbled the idea of non-app store based HTML apps, which are supported on iOS, but the performance and feature set of the embedded Safari browser used is limited to that found in the early releases of iOS. If you want a good performing HTML app (as Jobs said was the future), you have to distribute it through the app store.

12 days later

:-(
A former member
Its now off line and should reappear sometime in 2017, but does highlight the fact lots of nice clips are appearing on the Facebook page,
UK
ukpetey Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
A pound to a penny, when it comes back there'll be no traces of Flash
GM
Gary McEwan Central Reporting Scotland
A pound to a penny, when it comes back there'll be no traces of Flash


Flash isn't what is used to be. A lot of websites now seem to be going for HTML5.
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Rory Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
TV Ark is down again, apparently they're preparing their brand new website and will be back later this year: http://tv-ark.org.uk/
This turkey's dry enough to choke a camel!
MW
Mike W London London
TV Ark is down again, apparently they're preparing their brand new website and will be back later this year: http://tv-ark.org.uk/

I remember 11 years ago when they went down to be back, updated 'later in 2006' - and most pages weren't back online until 2009 and some as of last month weren't back.

I don't hold out much hope for them coming back this year!
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I don't hold out much hope for them coming back this year!


Or this decade?
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Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
I wonder if they'll continue with the 50fps uploads? There was a brief spate of them before they just kind of gave up.

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