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Absolutely incredible!
 
I'm happy to share this early video trailer of the future new  #Blender  Foundation open movie project.  I'm a part of this new project ( Art director for Paris studio "Autour de Minuit" ). Thanks for all of you who funded Sintel, Tears of Steel and others in the past. This one will be much larger ; a full lenght movie, 12 Blender studio around the world, Blender cloud  !  we need your support more than ever to make it , thanks in advance ! 
link : http://gooseberry.blender.org/

#b3d  #gooseberry
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The saddest thing in the whole MtGox failure (in case you haven't heard: it has disappeared, along with over $400 million 'worth' of Bitcoin it was holding) is not the loss of value (many people will be able to write this off against future taxable income) but that people involved with Bitcoin are blaming MtGox rather than looking at the system that led to the inevitable.

Sadly, this charge is led by the owners of other Bitcoin exchanges, who have a vested interest in ensuring that people do not pay attention to the shocking lack of regulatory controls, holding gaurantees or deposit insurance around Bitcoin and decide that Bitcoin is, indeed, an unsecured investment whose major attributes are volatility, speculation and utility as a currency exchange pivot point for markets where such exchanges are difficult. (Someone should write something about that last point if they haven't already, as it is a potential source of longevity for Bitcoin, though one that is independent of, and therefore will do nothing for, the stability of its value.)

The other exchanges are basically saying, "Bitcoin is awesome, but MtGox was the devil! But you can trust us, even though nothing has actually changed. We'll work together to do better than those evil MtGox people, promise! "

They are probably going to be successful in convincing many people because:

a) human beings have a very unfortunate tendency to look at failure within the context of the single incident rather than the system within which the failure occurs.

b) people have invested both money and belief into the Bitcoin system, so well-understood psychological weaknesses endemic to the human mind such as effort justification spring into play

A reasonable mind would conclude that if the system encourages failure, creates failure and/or does little/nothing to prevent predictable failure (all of which is true of the current Bitcoin trading system), then focusing on the incident but keeping the system as-is is utterly daft. Yet this is what people in general tend to do, and it is very much what we're seeing in the Mt Gox situation.

The same people who support that kind of statement probably would find the idea of a traditional market regulator (e.g. the SEC in the USA) being run by the same publicly traded companies they are supposed to be regulating to be "wrong", yet even that would be better than what the exchanges have thus far proposed.

Good luck to all the True Believers on bringing a currency to bear in which a private company operating with no transparency, check or balance can simply disappear (not devalue: disappear) significant amount of the currency.
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List of 2013 mass survailance revelations http://bit.ly/17XNoeo  
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Can't wait to get this implemented in vtemplate
 
PSR-0 vs. PSR-4

Have you heard of the new PSR-4 autoloading standard? It's in draft stage and being voted on. For an explanation on what it does and how it should work in contrast with PSR-0, read +Bruno Škvorc's newest article.

http://www.sitepoint.com/battle-autoloaders-psr-0-vs-psr-4/
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Twitter Bootstrap is evil. That is all.
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Check out a simple script for colour recognition painting with HTML5 canvas and Javascript! 
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Check out the most awesome web development company in the world!
 
SevenStrokes has just launched. Need a website built? Welcome to SevenStrokes. http://sevenstrokes.net/ Visit it today and tell all your friends!
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The Blender Foundation launched the "10,000 people can write film history” campaign. This is SO MUCH MORE than just a movie. This is history! You can stay on the side or GET ON BOARD! Let's help change the world!
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Well. Hmm.
 
If you're signed in to Google Services, you should be able to see what Google claims to know about your location history. Whether that's all  the information they, or anybody else has, or not, I don't know, but I heard that for some, this might be shocking information. Awareness is an important aspect of improving everybody's privacy, so please share this link.
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In 10 days... something is going to happen https://makeplaylive.com
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This. This is exactly why we cannot judge aesthetics with the same priority most designers place on it. Design needs a better objective than "pretty".
 
I am having a lot of fun re-discovering KDE in OpenSuse.  

Back in the day, before the 4.0 bomb was dropped, I was a huge fan of KDE 3.5x.  When the Big Change came along, I was miffed enough to take a good look at Gnome and adapt it for use within Reglue.

Well, it seems that the Gnome development team wasn't paying attention in history class and they pulled the same change-O-roo that KDE did with 4.0 but to a much larger extent.

So, we at Reglue have incorporated OpenSuse 12.3 for testing, and it has so far passed our needs test.  Specifically we will be using the LiFe-Education spin for our Reglue computers.  We will however wait until the 13.1 release is stable as it is the next Evergreen project and we really like the LTS philosophy.

All of that aside, in the days of KDE 3.X, my everyday theme was one that had a consistent dark metal appearance.  I'm probably the only one out of any 100 users that likes this sort of thing so imagine my surprise when I found a qtcurve style mod called Venom.  While the venom.qtcurve is available on KDE-look.org, unfortunately the plasma and the .colors theme bring up a 404 error when clicked.

That's fine though...this gives me enough to work with.  Beauty in the eye and all of that.  I'm using this on my home and work machines that run KDE.  The only alterations I've made is lightening the progress bar to a brighter shade of red and widening the scroll bars so I can see them easily.  My next project is to find out how to change the black text in my Dolphin left panel.  The shadowing makes it a bit hard to read.
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Just wanted to share my project in building a robotic swarm with blender
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Web developer, Blender artist, architecture student, musician and FOSS enthusiast.
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My name is Dion Moult
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  • University of Sydney
    Bachelor of Design in Architecture, 2011 - present
  • Garden International School
    Primary/Secondary/A Levels, 1996 - 2010
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