"The latest episode takes Sam and Annie to the movies. Would today's graphics really be that much different without Linux?
"In episode #4, we do a bit of a parody on "Avatar." Love it or hate it, the graphics in the real "Avatar" are pretty impressive. In a world without Linux, the graphics would be horrible but we wouldn't even know it because we wouldn't know any better. But in fact, "Avatar" was created using Linux. Weta Digital used one of the world's largest Linux clusters to render the film and do 3D modeling. It's also been reported that "Lord of the Rings," "Fantastic Four" and "King Kong," among others, have used Linux. We hope this episode can bring attention to that work, which hasn't been widely reported.
"Some people criticized the original episode for concluding there would be no Internet without Linux. What's your reaction?
"We enjoyed the debate that resulted from the debut episode. With more than 100,000 views to date of that episode alone, it brought awareness to the role that Linux plays in society and to the worldwide community of contributors and supporters. Of course the Internet would exist without Linux but it wouldn't be the Internet we know today and it wouldn't have matured at the pace it has. Each episode makes a bold and fun statement about Linux's role in our every day lives. We hope this can help extend the story of Linux to more people around the world."
Not to mention the role Linux plays in Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, Paypal etc, etc....
But thus far we are appeasing him, as England and France appeased Hitler in the 1930's. (song: When Will They Ever Learn?)
MeToo, Inc., strikes again....
"Explore new worlds with the Gear VR 2015 Edition Virtual Reality Headset from Samsung. This headset is compatible with the Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 edge, and S6 edge+, leveraging each device's Super AMOLED display to provide you with an immersive audiovisual experience with 2D and 3D 360° photos, videos, and games.
"The 2015 Edition Gear VR is 22% lighter than its predecessor and features new foam cushioning that's designed to make the device more comfortable to wear. Additionally, the VR's touchpad has been revamped to provide enhanced control while enjoying your content.
"The Gear VR uses Oculus technology, and the Oculus store offers you an expansive library of content for download. Additionally, Samsung's Milk VR service frequently releases new 360° videos."
We were told not long ago that Oculus had shifted its focus, making its Virtual Reality software available only on Windows for the time being, no longer promising to support Linux. Turns out that's not quite true. Oculus software will be compatiable with Android smartphone and tablet devices. That makes sense; Oculus is going for the popular devices and systems.
As to the rest, it is the desktop that is the "living dead". Mobile devices are becoming the platforms of choice for the ordinary user, dominated by Android and iOS, with Windows being the joke in that market.
Possibly true, given that Microsoft has adopted the policy of forcing its customers to "upgrade" without or without their knowledge or consent.
According to Pew, the world population is about 31% Christian, 23% Muslim, with Hindus, Buddhists and unaffiliated and folk religions making up most of the rest.
"Gartner’s recent survey on smartphone market share gives Apple’s iOS 13.1 percent and Android a massive 84.7 percent. Combined that covers 97.8 percent of the market. Microsoft’s share of the mobile market through Windows Phone and Windows 10 dropped from 3.0 percent in Q3 2014 to 1.7% in the same period next year. BlackBerry’s BB10, Tizen, and the other specialist platforms are fighting over an ever-smaller slice of the pie.
"Microsoft is making all the right noises about mobile devices, but the truth is that beyond a very small hardcore of users, the dream of a market-leading mobile OS from Microsoft is over. Windows 10′s mobile offering has many smart ideas but there is not enough volume of users that could support an extensive research and development process, offer economies of scale in manufacturing, suggest any significant demand for carriers, or offer significant action in the application markets that could support third-party developers."
There, there, it's going to be all right..
A couple of decades ago there was widespread fear in the industry because of Microsoft's unethical tactics. The fear is no longer there, but nobody has forgiven or forgotten.
There's an old adage, to this effect: Be careful how you treat people on your way to the top, because you will meet the same people on your way down.
It's like the wallybot in content, but not in style. Too literate. No (HAR )*
Did watch it, worth watching again.
No doubt they are also setting in train the preconditions for a steady supply of malleable 8-year-olds...
"The problem belongs to the Yahoo web designers that perhaps have a specific agenda against IE."
Tsk tsk. A bit paranoid today, are we?? Everybody hates poor widdle Microsoft? Aw, poor baby...
"if you attend a baptist church then you must be a muslim too."
Hope you're joking. I once attended a Baptist church, gave it up when I realized they were never going to give me a reason to believe whatever it was they believed. At the time, I had probably never heard of Islam.
Some of his remarks today made a certain amount of sense, and may even have been true: Paraphrasing, it's not a winning strategy to send our solders into harm's way unless (a) we mean to support them there indefinitely, or (b) local populations can be expected to take over from us to consolidate the gains we have made.
It's not a new problem. We faced it in Viet Nam, and more recently in Iraq, and arguably in Afghanistan and Pakistan. And it's far older. The Roman Empire faced it too.