At least they were recognizable as aircraft. Once I saw two glowing spheres appear suddenly in the night sky over New Jersey, vicinity of Atlantic City, one green, one orange.
Announcement on the air later claimed they were missiles detonated in the upper atmosphere as an experiment. Just what they were testing wasn't made clear.
Seen anyone wearing one?
Meanwhile I bought a Gear 2, a smartwatch by Samsung, to go with my Galaxy 5 phone. As far as I can tell from the blurbs, the functionality of Band is a small subset of what Gear does -- pedometer (plus daily and weekly logging, conversion of step count to miles, estimated caloric expenditure etc etc) heart rate monitor etc; weather report and multiday forecast; email; news; calender and task reminders; voicmail; others to be added later as applications are introduced. Oh, and it's also a phone, incoming and outgoing.
"Adobe is bringing ‘the king’ of all photo editing software, Photoshop, to Linux-based Chrome OS. Chrome OS powered devices such as Chromebooks and Chromeboxes already have a decent line-up of ‘applications’ that can work offline and eliminate the need of a traditional desktop computer.
"I have been using my Samsung Chromebook extensively, but there are a few things that keep it from becoming my primary desktop and those being professional grade image and video editing software. I use Apple’s MacBook Pro Retina to access Adobe’s Photoshop, Lightroom and Premier to deal with images and videos for my professional work.
"That may change soon as Adobe has opened its doors to Chrome OS. Google and Adobe have partnered to bring Adobe’s solutions to Chrome OS devices.
"Stephen Konig, Product Manager at Google says, “Today, in partnership with Adobe, we’re welcoming Creative Cloud onto Chromebooks, initially with a streaming version of Photoshop. This will be available first to U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud membership—so the Photoshop you know and love is now on Chrome OS. No muss, no fuss.”
"It’s actually a streaming version of Photoshop which runs directly from cloud, which means you do need access to the internet in order to use it, (which may change in future)."
For those for whom GIMP hasn't been good enough, mainly because they were already deep into Photoshop, this will be long-awaited great news.
I googled it.
Quoting the author:
"In March 2012, I publicly called it quits with Android.
"This raised a bit of a stir, that coming from such a long history of being an open-source advocate I would forsake a platform I had spent so much time using and was so philosophically aligned with.
"Of course, as memory serves, I joined Microsoft later that year.
"To the causal observer (translation: Mouth-breathing fanboy), it would seem my newfound gripes with Android would have something to do with my newfound employment.
"Nothing could be further from the truth."
Yeah, right. And if you believe that, I have this wonderful bridge for sale....
He's besotted with the Microsoft Kool-Ade, he's even adopted a favored phrase of typical softie shills, i.e. "mouth-breathing fanboy".
"Gear VR Innovator Edition Pre-Registration Open
"The Gear VR Innovator Edition for Note 4 is available for pre-registration starting today from Samsung, with delivery in the United States slated for early December. There will be two versions available: for $249, you’ll receive the headset bundled with a Bluetooth gamepad; for $199, you’ll receive the headset standalone.
"The Innovator Edition, much like the Oculus Rift Development Kit, provides developers and enthusiasts everything they need to build and experiment with the platform before the hardware and software are ready for consumers. There are numerous made-for-VR apps that will ship for Gear VR over the next few months."
Horsepucky. HP does not own Debian. However, the YouTube series of videos is quite interesting in that it gives a sense of how long and how deeply HP has been involved with support of Debian. The tension between HP and Microsoft now makes more sense.
Incidentally, such corporate support of Linux is not unique, by any means. Something like 75% (IIRC) of support for Linux development comes from various corporations in the industry. One of them is Microsoft.
Yeah, and three years into development of Vista, Microsoft had to throw all its work overboard and start over from scratch -- telling the world loud and clear that Microsoft had no idea how to manage an OS development process. That was about 2003, as I recall.
Not important, one might say. But one more instance of the foot-in-mouth syndrome afflicting most softie shills. The company seriously needs to get out of its own way.
Great, I'll keep that in mind. :) But it will be some time before I have something to show/test.
I can't make that claim, I was forced to use Windows until much more recently. Nevertheless to make Windows usable I had to install Cygwin, Firefox, Thunderbird, Python etc. For a few years I've used Ubuntu (installed by Dell) but now in process of switching to Debian (from which Ubuntu is derived). Ubuntu is just too "user friendlly" i.e. too much like Windows and becoming more so with each release, therefore less useful for actual development work.
I'm becoming a bit more daring, going with open source hardware as well -- Debian on Arduino. Likely I will end up with my own derivative of Debian, which may be different enough to be worth publishing as a new distro. That won't be innovation for its own sake, but a result of a different approach to application development, which I will likely need legal advice from FSF about. I don't want to keep it to myself but to let everyone use it, but at the same I want to guard against someone like Microsoft stealing it from me through patent-based extortion.
Admirably precise choice of wording. It is not to be believed, because it isn't true.
Yeah, what this guy spews reads like psychotic stream-of-consciousness. What in blazes is he going on about? Does he himself know?
"How any analyst could predict slowing of anything Microsoft like Windows Pro means somebody is a dummy."
Learn how to construct a sentence in English.
I'm using a laptop, bought through Dell's website, running Ubuntu factory installed, despite softie shills' lies to the effect that to make such a purchase is impossible.
I don't worry about the by-now countless millions of viruses swarming the Web and targeting Windows PC's exclusively.