Spent the Better Part of this Day watching Laurel and Hardy Shorts. Classics like County Hospital, Busy Bodies and Man O War (which was filmed in Hollenbeck Park. A park I would walk through as I walked to high school a long Time ago.)
But before the Dynamic Duo of Pratfall Comedy there was another Comedic Genius of the silent era. The One and Only Chalie Chaplin.
And because of his 122nd birthday Google pays (get this), a Video Homage to him on the Google Doodle Search Page.
as Billy Gilbert would say.
(Professor von Schwarzenhoffen in L and H's The Music Box 1932.)
The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.57. This is the first stable release of the Blender 2.5 series, representing the culmination of many years of redesign and development work.
We name this version "Stable" not only because it's mostly feature complete, but especially thanks to the 1000s of fixes and feature updates we did since the 2.5 beta versions were published.
Google holds back Android Honeycomb; Asus releases the source code "Asus posted a link on the product page for its Eee Pad Transformer tablet that lets readers download a 97MB file with the source code for v126.96.36.199 of the Android kernel."
While developers have been waiting for Honeycomb, by the way, Intel has finished work on the low-power Oak Trail chips it designed for tablets as a direct competitor for chips from ARM, which owns most of the microprocessor market for tablets.
About 35 products are under development using Oak Trail and will ship at the manufacturer's discretion, Intel announced.
Given the sudden explosion in tablet sales and predictions from Gartner, among others, that tablets will sell more units than PCs this year and that Android will be a runner-up to iOS in a vastly larger tablet market by 2015, the pressure is obviously on both Google and the OEMs.
Warning: Snap Another Digital Fingerprint has been taken of your Life.
And We don't have the foggiest Idea where
the data being collected is going.
The Ubiquitous Digital Camera, that subtlety expanded the "Kodak Moment" to the internet has morphed again. This time into something that has security consequences. Just as emails can be equated as open postcards that anyone can see, we must change our perception that online photos are safe. Maybe we should think of the digital photograph as a Fingerprint with a lot of baggage. Information that can carry all kinds of digital information. Information that computers with clever filters can glean all kinds of information from the raw data. And some of the latest smart phone and tablet apps can take an audio "fingerprint" of the environment where the picture was taken. They can then place your location within the room and the location of various sounds in the room and your distance from them.
The Concerns of this new expansion of technology can be examined in an excellent article on CNNTech linked here.
HTC have cantered past Nokia to become the world’s third largest phone manufacturer by market value. Boosted by their early uptake of the Android platform, they posted an eye-watering $3.6 billion in revenue for their Q1 results.
Star Trek series coming to Netflix Watch Instantly in July and October US only, sorry Canada, with the original Star Trek (in HD), Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise (in HD) available July 1st, followed by Star Trek: Deep Space 9 on October 1st.