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abarbarian posted a topic in Bruno's All Things LinuxHome site https://natron.inria.fr/ Article http://opensource.com/life/15/7/getting-started-with-natron Looks like a neat new kid in the block.
Christmas and other Winter Holiday Movies
Guest posted a topic in The Restaurant at the Edge of the UniverseWhite Christmas (1954) Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney. etc. -- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, etc. -- A Christmas Story (1983) Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz. Jean Shepherd (narrator), etc. -- Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, etc. -- Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (1964) Voices of: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Paul Soles, etc. -- That's just a start ... what other Winter Holiday Movies are out there that you enjoy?
Kevin Spacey Gets It!
amenditman posted a topic in The Restaurant at the Edge of the UniverseHere's a guy from "inside" the TV and Movie content world that really get's it. Content distribution for the digital age and fight piracy at the same time. , under 5 minutes.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Masterclass in Why 48 FPS Fails - Gizmodo I am still very hopeful about this movie but I definitely want to see it in standard 2D and part of that is what they talk about in this review more of 48 FPS than The Hobbit. But as I read the article, I realized that magic needs the ability to hide what they don't want seen as much as it needs clarity. As the article notes, 24 FPS does allow that to happen and why it stands the test of time. And this is so true! What are your thoughts? Have you seen it in any/all of these venues like this guy has?
I have been under the weather this week, so between that and often spending a fair amount of time on the road for appointments before that, I have been reading or listening to a fair amount of Isaac Asimov lately, and of course it reminds me how much we have seen in most SciFi movies and shows on television incorporate many concepts included in Asimov very prolific books (or one of his contemporaries). I have recently reread the first three books in the Robot Series: The Caves of Steel, The Naked Sun, The Robots of Dawn. I then took a little break and read Nemesis another very intriguing book that includes Superluminal Theory! Next, I will be rereading the fourth in the Robot Series, Robots and Empire. The Robot Series is a great set of books and I am thoroughly enjoying them. I couldn't help but become attached to Elijah Baley and R. Daneel Olivaw all over again! The Three Laws of Robotics, the Positronic brain! Jehoshaphat! I really couldn't help but love the relationship that grew over the course of the books between 'Lije' and Daneel. And a very intriguing R. Giskard Reventlov who could read minds! Will have to re-read Asimov's Foundation books too! He was a very gifted and prolific Science Fiction writer! And was a pretty funny guy too...well, at least he had a very funny way of saying things! Born between October 4, 1919 and January 2, 1920. Died in New York, April 6, 1992, age 72. Russian origin, American author and Professor at Boston University. Find @MyPassionIsBooks Blog
I don't know about you, but I do not want my TV or video/DVD/Bluray player watching me while I watch whatever content I want to watch. I would not be able to relax to watch a movie under those conditions. They have no right to 'monitor' your viewing of anything. OK, so what am I talking about? CONTENT DISTRIBUTION REGULATION BY VIEWING USER - USPTO That's just the abstract! Check out the details; see in particular #1, #8, #15. This is so they can have content that can be 'licensed' but by the number of viewers in a room to see it. The only way they can prove that no one slips in to see it is to continuously monitor the room for additions during the viewing. This is totally nuts! They have no right to subject anyone to that kind of licensing. It is bad enough already. What a bunch of lunatics at Microsoft and the MPAA and other copyright holders if they think people will put up with this. But then again, look what many people will allow the TSA to do...nevermind... I am thoroughly disgusted that Microsoft would be a part of this at all. Shame on you Microsoft. And what's next? Now that they are allowed to 'monitor' you like Big Brother, what's next? Doesn't matter what you are watching, they can monitor you in your own home? Or at a bar, or restaurant? What about when you are watching at home; or have your TV/monitor on during the day or while you are cleaning, walking around your home not entirely clothed, or doing whatever you might want to do in your own home? Monitored just because the TV/Monitor is on? This is insane IMHO. No I am not kidding. This is insane thinking that Microsoft and the MPAA or whatever copyright holders are in on this.