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[Tech News] Interesting technology

Pekr
13-Aug-2007
[2537]
OpenGL 3 announced - recent news on OSNews.com
Terry
14-Aug-2007
[2538]
http://builtwith.com/default.aspx?qtask.com
Henrik
15-Aug-2007
[2539]
http://www.losethos.com/<--- now here is a weird little operating 
system. It looks quite bad actually, but I guess Rebol 3 would be 
in direct competition with this, if Wildman will be done for standard 
PCs.
Sunanda
15-Aug-2007
[2540]
Terry, builtwith is not very accurate -- perhaps because it has no 
way on ascertaining the serverside environment.
For example, it assesses REBOL.org as using PHP and javascript.

REBOL.org uses no PHP at all -- I suspect builtwith is simply reporting 
one of the server into headers which names the version of PHP that 
the ISP provides.

Similarly, REBOL.org has no javascript -- just an empty <script>...</script> 
tag to prevent FOUC in older browsers.
Pekr
17-Aug-2007
[2541x5]
Adobe Air (formerly Apollo) - nice initial page video - http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/air/
has anyone tried it? Pity R3 was not here 5 years ago ....
http://labs.adobe.com/showcase/air/
Downloaded AIR package, some 9MB .exe. They seem to have their own 
UI, which is kinda nice - kind of Confabulator type of apps, but 
proportional sizes of UI elements are terrible -  big buttons, small 
letters, etc.
and I don't understand it - they went one step back - they call it 
a "desktop integration" - basically they let their plug-in to run 
outside the browser, like we have with View installed for ages. They 
ask you, if you want to place "airlet" app icon on the desktop :-) 
I hope we beat them :-)
Terry
17-Aug-2007
[2546]
Check out Google Gears while you're at it.
Pekr
20-Aug-2007
[2547x3]
It seems that Maxim Shemanarev (Author of AGG) now works for ScaleForm 
- http://www.scaleform.com....
But they seem to support OpenVG - http://www.khronos.org/openvg/
- so maybe they acquired Maxim, but not using AGG?
btw - openVG seems being HW accelerated, AGG is not (yet)
Henrik
20-Aug-2007
[2550]
http://www.eetimes.com/news/semi/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=201801083&pgno=1&printable=true
<--- 64-way CPU shipping.
Rebolek
22-Aug-2007
[2551]
content aware image resizing - http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/66481/detail/
PatrickP61
22-Aug-2007
[2552]
That is so cool  another link: http://www.merl.com/projects/mediaretargeting/
Geomol
23-Aug-2007
[2553]
Google do it again: http://earth.google.com/
Google Earth with Sky view. Very cool, I think!
Tomc
23-Aug-2007
[2554]
alas it is earth or sky but not both
Graham
23-Aug-2007
[2555]
Where's google Mars?
Tomc
23-Aug-2007
[2556]
http://www.google.com/mars
Graham
23-Aug-2007
[2557]
:)
Pekr
24-Aug-2007
[2558]
Tafiti - showcase of MS Silverlight in action ... worth installing 
- very nice - that is the exact area I thought REBOL will excel at. 
Well, we come late .... http://www.tafiti.com
btiffin
24-Aug-2007
[2559]
Petr;  We really have to get you running GNU/Linux.  :)


This isn't really worthy of posting in Tech News, but I get a sneaky 
suspicion that with the lack luster Vista release, MS is going to 
get angry and start bullying a lot more than before.  We of the alternative 
universe will need to fortify the battlements or prepare to be assimilated. 
 2007/2008 could see the biggest FUD fight yet.  Or maybe not.  I 
do have a skewed view of the situation now-a-days, very one-sided. 
 My side...the right side...the light side.  :)
Pekr
25-Aug-2007
[2560]
Brian - but Silverligth will be ported to Linux IIRC ...
PeterWood
25-Aug-2007
[2561]
I'm not sure that ported is the correct word but Silverlight has 
been cloned as Moonlight for Mono:

http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight
Terry
25-Aug-2007
[2562x4]
You guys really need to take a closer look at Kommonwealth.
Silverlight's showcase doesn't work with Firefox  http://silverlight.net/Showcase/
hrmm.. was the pop-up blocker.
Well, they don't work, even after the pop-ups are fixed.
PeterWood
25-Aug-2007
[2566]
They work for me in Firefox
Pekr
25-Aug-2007
[2567]
Terry - after allowing pup-up in FF, you have to reload certain page. 
IMO Mozilla should fix that and load page automatically ...
Henrik
25-Aug-2007
[2568]
http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2053834&SiteID=25
<--- I guess, what shouldn't happen, happened. :-)
Terry
25-Aug-2007
[2569]
Worked after a FF restart.
Robert
27-Aug-2007
[2570x2]
http://www.q4rt.de/		That's the benchmark for R3 :-)
http://www.abrahamjoffe.com.au/ben/canvascape/		The javascript version 
;)
Pekr
27-Aug-2007
[2572]
heh, fast, even if it is JS only :-)
Jerry
1-Sep-2007
[2573]
Python 3.0a1 Release: August 31st, 2007
http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.0/

Online Documentation is updated twice a day
http://docs.python.org/dev/3.0/
DanielSz
1-Sep-2007
[2574]
That's very interesting, all the language designers working on the 
next version : Python 3, Perl 6, and of course Rebol 3, hoping to 
eliminate the mistakes of early design, and ready to break compatibility 
with the previous version for the sake of a brighter future.
BrianW
4-Sep-2007
[2575]
I found the Python news interesting because Guido plans on maintaining 
the 2.x line for a while even after 3.0 has been released. Doing 
more than just bug fixes, I mean. It will be interesting to see how 
that works out.
Geomol
4-Sep-2007
[2576]
http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/31/researchers-develop-a-360-degree-holographic-display/
btiffin
4-Sep-2007
[2577]
ISO votes no for first round of Microsoft's Open Office XML bid

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136711-c,techindustrytrends/article.html
Tomc
4-Sep-2007
[2578]
well hurrmph ... they will just have to go out and buy some more.
btiffin
4-Sep-2007
[2579x2]
I'm pretty sure this was the fast-track vote.  There is another round 
coming in 2008.
And Open Office is supposed to read Office Open, I doubt I'll ever 
get used to Office Open seeing as I use Open Office.
Terry
6-Sep-2007
[2581]
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/10_future_web_trends.php
Jerry
6-Sep-2007
[2582]
http://www.bbcbasic.co.uk/bbcwin/bbcwin.html
BBC Basic for Windows
 is tiny and powerful.
btiffin
7-Sep-2007
[2583]
Jerry;  Check out the Dialects forum.  Geomol has written a starter 
bbcbasic interpretter in REBOL.
Terry
7-Sep-2007
[2584]
And while you're at it, check out the 1937 Fords.. I hear they're 
the 'bees knees'.
Jerry
7-Sep-2007
[2585]
btiffin, the point is not the BASIC language. it's the compiler.
Most of the applications developed in BBC Basic for Windows is 
under 100 KB. Only one EXE, no DLLs needed.
Henrik
11-Sep-2007
[2586]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6vSxR6UKFM&mode=related&search=<-- 
someone made saltwater burn