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+ - Blender Foundation's Sintel video taken down on Youtube for copyright violation-> 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: As if the automated take downs on Youtube weren't already bad enough, today fans of the popular open source 3D software Blender were greeted by a copyright take down notice for their third open movie, Sintel, despite it being released under a creative commons license: "This video contains content from Sony Pictures Movies & Shows, who has blocked it on copyright grounds." It is believed that the take down was a result of Sony Electronics adding Sintel to their official 4k demo pool.
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Comment: I tested a few 3d tv's and liked the LG best. (Score 1) 71

by kop (#36717442) Attached to: LG Cinema 3D TV Get Full HD Certification From VDE
I tested a few 3d tv's and liked the LG best. The polarization technique makes for a much more relaxing viewing compared to shutter glasses.
In Europe incandescent lighting is being phased out. The fluorescent lights that replace them tend to flicker when viewed trough shutter glasses.

Comment: Tip for Terry (Score 4, Interesting) 181

by kop (#36300658) Attached to: AMD Betting Future On the GPGPU
I have a great tip for Terry,
invest a little money in blender foundation: http://blender.org .
They are working on new renderer based on CUDA ,with just a little support this renderer could work on openCL.
Existence of a free and open source openCL renderer of professional quality would force closed source developers to develop GPU based renderers as well or lose customers.
You can even invest in secret , there are other sustantial supporters of the blender foundation whose identity is not given.

The Cycles renderer F.A.Q.
http://dingto.org/?p=157
The Media

Wikileaks Releases Video of Journalist Killings 1671

Posted by Soulskill
from the rules-of-engagement dept.
linguizic writes "Today Wikileaks released a video of the US military firing large caliber weapons into a crowd that included a photojournalist and a driver for Reuters, and at a van containing two children who were involved in a rescue. Wikileaks maintains that this video was covered up by the US military when Reuters asked for an official investigation. This is the same video that has supposedly made the editors of Wikileaks a target of the State Department and/or the CIA, as was discussed a couple weeks ago." Needless to say, this video is probably not work safe (language and violence), and not for the faint of heart.
Displays

How the Nintendo 3DS Might Handle 3D Display 77

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the i-can-see-my-hand dept.
itwbennett writes "Blogger Peter Smith weighs in with some possibilities for how the new Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming system will provide 3D gaming without the need for 3D glasses. The DSi has cameras, which means the 3DS will have to have them too if it's going to be backwards compatible. We've also heard rumors that the 'next DS' will have tilt-sensors better than the iPhone. With either the camera or tilt-sensors either of these 'faux 3D' systems would work. But since we've seen the DSi do this already, it doesn't seem likely that the new hardware will rely on the same old trick. Enter our friends at Engadget, who uncovered some details from Japanese newspapers. If they're right, the Nintendo 3DS will incorporate parallax barrier LCD screens from Sharp (see also this explanation of dynamic parallax barrier screens). This is the same technology used in a few '3D Laptops.'"

Comment: Neelie Kroes is a cruel cold one (Score 2, Informative) 469

by kop (#27941009) Attached to: Intel Receives Record Fine By the EU

Her final words on the official EU statement:
Finally, I would like to draw your attention to Intel's latest global advertising campaign which proposes Intel as the "Sponsors of Tomorrow." Their website invites visitors to add their 'vision of tomorrow'. Well, I can give my vision of tomorrow for Intel here and now: "obey the law".

From: http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=SPEECH/09/241&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en
Go Neelie!

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