from the but-at-least-one-dimension-will-have-drm dept.
Lucas123 writes "The Blu-ray Disc Association announced today that it has finalized the specification for Blu-ray 3-D discs. The market for 3-D, which includes 3-D enabled televisions, is expected to be $15.8 billion by 2015. Blu-ray 3-D will create a full 1080p resolution image for both eyes using MPEG4-MVC format. Even though two hi-def images are produced, the overhead is typically only 50% compared to equivalent 2D content. The spec also allows PS3 game consoles to play Blu-ray 3-D content. 'The specification also incorporates enhanced graphic features for 3D. These features provide a new experience for users, enabling navigation using 3D graphic menus and displaying 3D subtitles positioned in 3D video.'"
But isn't the problem that the use of Java and like languages continues through the higher level courses, dumbing them down in order to avoid having to use the more complex and appropriate languages like C & C++?
Starting with Fedora 7, there is no more Core, and no more Extras; there is only Fedora. One single repository, built in the community on open source tools, assembled into whatever spins the Fedora community desires.
The post goes on to list three "spins" they plan to have for Fedora 7's April release: server, desktop and KDE. Presumably these would be 1-disc installation sets, with further packages downloaded over the network, rather than the 5-CD collection needed to install Fedora 6."
While this may come as a surprise to your grandmother, why is this even being touted as news? This just goes to show how far ahead of the curve/. readers are.
From the article:
Computer experts in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are likely behind the newest computer crime plaguing the Internet, which has turned innocent users into unwitting participants and left security experts stumped, The New York Times reported.
An anonymous reader writes: Space.com is reporting that NASA has decided to use the metric system for its new lunar missions. NASA hopes that metrication will allow easier international participation and safer missions. The loss of the Mars Climate Orbiter was blamed on an error converting between English units and metric units. 'When we made the announcement at the meeting, the reps for the other space agencies all gave a little cheer,' said a NASA official.
Mr. McGibby writes: "Astronomers have proposed an improved method of searching for intelligent extraterrestrial life using instruments like one now under construction in Australia. The Low Frequency Demonstrator (LFD) of the Mileura Wide-Field Array (MWA), a facility for radio astronomy, theoretically could detect Earth-like civilizations around any of the 1,000 nearest stars. The original paper describes the details."
After looking arround at various online retail websites to get some ideas what's out there, i eventually found my way over to the nike ACG website. i wont actually list the url, mainly becuase it is, without a doubt the WORST designed flash website of all time, and contains less actual information that any tabloid you care to mention.
It was, i have to add, such a bad website that i felt compeled to find some form of contact adress, or feedback form, and to give them a peice of my mind.
Right at the bottom of that page, is a "site feedback"link.
So, after giving a pretty clear and concise message i hit the old submit button.
Only to be redirected to a second page asking me to confirm my Full name, as well as my e-mail adress. Fair enough, thought I, and duely gave them the requested information.
The message that followed really, REALLY just defies any form of logic, other than that of an american.
I've taken a screen shot.
I'm going to use it as a desktop, and possibly even get it printed on to a t-shirt.
Response to e-mail We are a U.S.-based Consumer Service Organization and therefore we do not have the resources to answer inquires from other countries.
Please contact your local Nike distributor for assistance.
Nike U.K., Ltd. One Victory Way Doxford International Business Park Sunderland, SR3 XF England 44-800-056-1640 44-191-401-2012 (fax)
The local distributor will handle all product complaints, regardless of where the product was purchased. If you are looking for Nike Company information, please visit the Nike corporate site at http://www.nikebiz.com./
Niketown.com products are currently limited to U.S. sales only. NIKE iD products are available in the USA, Europe and Japan. Visit the Global Home page at http://www.nike.com/ and select your region for more information on ordering NIKE iD products.
Please. Someone at slash dot. Please go to Nikes website, and try this. OR, just ask me, and i'll E-mail you the Jpg."