RudyHartmann writes "Flash Must Die, Long Live HTML5!
I have read quite a few posts regarding Flash and trying to get it to work. I guess there are more issues with the 64 bit version of Mint and Flash. That is why the Flash video in my Mint 13 KDE is 32 bit. But, Adobe has said they are not going to continue with a Flashplayer for Linux. I have also seen work on LightSpark, which is a FOSS Flash clone in development.
But my son in law is a software engineer and he is just getting into Linux on my advice. He's been a strict MS guy, but I advised him to broaden his horizons. BTW, another friend and developer told me that Linux guys are offered higher salaries than Windows guys lately. Anyway, in a conversation with my son in law, he said HTML5 video playback ability has been in Firefox and some other browsers for a few versions. So, I thought I would try play some. I went to this site:
Wow, works good for me! Anyway, Didn't Microsoft abandon Silverlight too? I know that POS is probably why I can't play Netflix in Linux. Is this true? If so, then what does Netflix plan to do? What about Youtube, Hulu and more?"Link to Original Source
RudyHartmann writes "With all the bad press Microsoft has been getting regarding Windows 8 lately, I thought this article should add fuel to the fire. Especially when we read about Valve and other game developers starting to port their games to Linux.
http://www.unixmen.com/linux-mint-maya-vs-windows-8/"Link to Original Source
RudyHartmann writes "Oh the humanity of it all! 2012 arrives early."Link to Original Source
RudyHartmann writes "Nuclear reactors are a green, safe and an economical way of producing energy. France produces 80% of it's electricity from nuclear reactors. But, Uranium/Plutonium reactors have their draw backs. The fuel is expensive to process and reprocess. They can have dangerous accidents also. There is a cheap and safer alternative on the horizon. The Liquid Fluorine Thorium Reactor. Thorium is more abundant than Uranium. All of it can be used for fuel also. Only Uranium 235 can be used for fuel. It is only .7% of the Uranium found in nature that can be used for fuel. Plutonium can also be used. It is a nuclear byproduct of Uranium reactors. But Uranium 235 and Plutonium 239 can be used to create nuclear weapons. The byproducts of an LFTR (Liquid Fluorine Thorium Reactor) cannot be used to create nuclear weapons or have a meltdown. Additionally, it costs about $60,000,000 to fuel a reactor to create a gigawatt/year of energy. Thorium could cost as little as $10,000 per gigawatt/year. This would create energy so cheap, that oil, coal, gas, and any other current means of energy production would become irrelevant. LFTR's are what fusion proponents have spent billions to build. They still don't work. You could also burn the accumulated nuclear waste in an LFTR. Don't believe me?
This will transform human civilization. This is not a pie in the sky. Some of them have already been built.