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Shockwave Flash causing instability?

Twice in the past two days, my computer has choked while playing youtube videos [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Jul 16, 2014 - 14 answers

Computer won't allow some programs to connect

Recently, my computer has decided to be very particular about what it will allow to connect to the internet. Some programs, like uTorrent and Filezilla, can connect fine and have no problems. But things like self-updaters and Flash-based uploading cannot connect. The same thing happens on two different internet connections on two different wireless networks whose configurations have not been changed since before this started (I do not have a wired network to test). I have not made any significant changes to my computer since before this started. I'm running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. What could be causing the problem? How can I fix it? What caused the problem in the first place? [more inside]
posted by clorox on Nov 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Educational Media

Can you recommend some great educational media for my nearly two year old daughter? I am looking for good DVD's, computer / iPhone software, or websites that I can load up for 30-60 minutes a day. I would like something she can learn from, but if she is having fun, that is cool as well. Right now she is a Dora and Diego addict. I just got her a few LeapFrog preschool DVD's that she loves. She can sing her ABC's and can count to 10 in English and Spanish. She is just starting to be able to answer "How does the letter A, B, C, etc. go?' She knows how to flip pages and push buttons on the iPhone. Are there any computer learning games that a two year old could handle. Flash games? iPhone games? Answers to this question do not involve telling me to take my daughter outside. I am familiar with the debunking of Baby Einstein. I would just like to find some good stuff for her to watch, play or interact with. General toy recommendations are good as well.
posted by jasondigitized on Aug 2, 2010 - 24 answers

What to do with forgotten flash drives?

For those of you who work in computer labs, what is your policy for dealing with flash drives that have been forgotten by a student? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 - 26 answers

Future Flasher

My son, it turns out, is a genius with Flash animation, at least as far as his high school has allowed him to pursue it. He is very excited (and that means a lot in a teen!) about the idea of animation now that he is thinking about career plans for his future. What resources, advice, schools, courses, etc. can I give him to help him leverage his interest into a possible career path? We're in central Florida, if that means anything.
posted by misha on Sep 11, 2008 - 22 answers

Customized net prank

Where can I find a list of "prank" websites that use customization to put the name of the victim somewhere within the site? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Jul 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Best fast, high capacity usb drive?

I'm interested in a fast, high-capacity (at least 4GB) usb flash drive. Does anyone have any suggestions? Speed and reliability are important.
posted by cahlers on Mar 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Small Virtual Transportations

Inspired by this thread, I'd like to build a virtual collection of atmospheric web-based art sites like this one. Do you know of any? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Feb 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Is there a way to use a server-side script to get the height and width of a flash movie's stage?

Does anyone know if there's a way to pull the height and width of a flash movie's stage out of an SWF using PHP/Perl or some other server side script? Is that information even stored in the swf files, or do "the vectors" make it irrelevant?

I want to get information about an existing SWF, not create new ones, so things like freemovie don't help. (Unless they do)
posted by alan on Sep 22, 2004 - 10 answers

Can anyone suggest a way to remove extra whitespaces from a string that exists in a Flash variable?

Can anyone suggest a way to remove extra whitespaces from a string that exists in a Flash variable? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Mar 24, 2004 - 9 answers

Post-Flash MX 2004 Install, Panther's Safari Doesn't Recognize Flash Files

why on earth will my safari not recognize flash files anymore? i just installed the trial version of flash mx 2004, and now suddenly it's as if i don't have a flash plugin. i'm on os 10.3, safari 1.1.1. any clue?
posted by onthestereo on Jan 7, 2004 - 3 answers

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