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Don Melton shares memories of Steve Jobs

Don Melton, former director of internet technologies at Apple and the man charged with pushing WebKit and Safari out into the world, has posted the full version of his Memories of Steve article to his website.

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Review 10: Tombstone

Don, Matt, Guy, and Rene skin Tombstone and see what happens. That’s right, we’re throwing down on Wyatt and the Earp brothers, Doc Holiday and the Cowboys, the shoot out at the O.K Corral, and the vendetta that followed.

Ad hoc is our movie and entertainment show and this episode we're talking everything from Kevin Jarre’s enormous script to George P. Cosmatos’ alleged ghost direction for Kurt Russell to the themes of friendship shot throughout. With a stacked cast and absolutely killer dialog, was it a hell of a western-meets-action movie blend, or was it not no daisy at all? Find out!

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Vector 32: The ultra-high definition future of television and transcoding

Vector is Mobile Nations' cross-site, cross-platform analysis podcast where we talk about the biggest stories and issues in tech with the smartest people in the industry. On this week's episode, Don Melton and Guy English join Rene to get super geeky about 4K TV (aka UHD or 2160p), HEVC (aka H.265), VP8, and the future of televisions, physical and digital media, and transcoding.

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Want to transcode Blu-Ray/DVD to MP4 video using disc images? Now there's a script for that!

Back in November, the legendary Don Melton sat down with me to record Vector 22: transcoding video, all about getting the best-possible results for personal use. Don was kind enough to formalize some scripts to help move media from Blu-Ray/DVD to MP4 format, namely, "transcode video file" and "detect crop". Well, Don's now updated both to version 2.0:

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Review 9: Blade runner

Don, Matt, Guy, and Rene podcast about things you wouldn't believe. Androids dreaming of electric sheep. Blades running after replicants shown to be real men. All those… versions… so many cuts, like tears… in… rain.

Ad hoc is our entertainment and media podcast, and this episode is all about Ridley Scott's seminal work, Blade Runner. From production problems to casting curiosities to effects, we put Blade Runner through the VK test! So what motifs did we pick up? Which themes resonated the most? And most importantly, who's a replicant?! Find out!

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Review 8: The Princess Bride

Our names are Don, Matt, Guy, and Rene. This is the Princess Bride. Prepare for podcast! This is the one where we give you our words as Spaniards that we talk, inconceivably enough, all about Rob Reiner’s classic storybook story.

What made it so memorable, how did they get away with making it at all, who’s left, unemployed, in Greenland, and what happens when it goes to 50? (Yes, to 50!) Find out!

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Vector 22: How to rip and transcode video for the best quality possible

Don Melton, former Engineering Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, talks about his non-browser-based passions - Blu-Ray, transcoding, H.264, and managing massive amounts of media. Warning: Contains extreme nerdery.

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Review 7: RoboCop

Dead or alive you’re podcasting about Robocop! It’s another edition of 80s movies with Don Melton, joined by Matt Drance, Guy English, and Rene Ritchie. Yes, it's a bunch of Apple nerds talking all about the Paul Verhoeven classic, which, like the Matrix, has no sequels (but does have guns, guns, guns!).

How well does it hold up, was it prescient, how does it cross-over with other classic movie and TV fare, and have any of our demos ever gone ED 209 wrong? Find out!

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Review 5: Dune

Guy English, Don Melton, and Rene Ritchie talk about Dune, the classic Frank Herbert novel and the crazy David Lynch film. It all goes spice-wacky quickly, however, and no 1980s sci-fi is left unharmed. Yes, this podcast is a killing word.

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Debug 11.1: Don Melton on Blink, Servo, and more

Don Melton, former Engineering Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, returns for a special follow-up episode with Guy and Rene to discuss the newly announced Google Blink and Mozilla/Samsung Servo HTML rendering engines, and to tell us what us which new bear he's trying to get dancing.

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