YouTube blocks Blender videos worldwide, Red Hat introduces a GPLv3 “cure” provision and Google releases VR180 Creator for Linux… but not Windows. All this, plus your emails.
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YouTube gonna YouTube
- They blocked all the MIT OpenCourseWare videos as well.
- Taken at face value if a channel gets large enough YT wants to monetize it.
- From a business POV it’s understandable.
- From a fostering goodwill POV it’s not.
- Go for a copyright deadlock or just include a few seconds from anything we make and YT will de-monetize it automatically.
- Google, you are a sponsor of the Blender Foundation and this should not be happening.
- The Blender Fundamentals videos can be viewed here:
- I use these videos to help teach my students Blender, and am glad I already have them all downloaded.
- Google’s been trying to make Youtube, if not profitable, to break even.
- They’re deliberately scaring people away to reduce the amount of money they need to spend on just uptime.
- Unfortunately, dwindling people means dwindling advertising opportunities and a much smaller return for ad companies.
- Youtube has entered this downward spiral.
- So you get a little bit-o-time to comply after you’ve been found out.
- Good on Red Hat for once again fostering the Open Source community and making it easier to submit code.
- You’re no longer liable the moment you’re made aware and, as the article mentions, GPL2 was not forgiving to people new to licensing.
- Allowing the same cure period for GPL2 and LGPL 2.1 as they do in the v3 feels less smitty. Like you didn’t just create a license to shaft new users, Sony…
- Between this and free software being under attack in the EU, things are scary right now for Open Source and the GPL :-(
- The Free Software Foundation and Electronic Frontier Foundation are busy with the EU, but I haven’t seen any mention of the CPTPP with either of them or the Software Freedom Conservancy.
- Very good flowchart, it gave my the gist of the issue.
- This is the way we used to have to install chrome plugins before inline installation was available.
- This is one of the reasons why I use Firefox for plugins most of the time.
- The YouTube Downloader plugins used to not be available in the Chrome Extensions store, but are now.
- I need a list of plugins (people actually install) that are not in the web store.
- IMNSHO you should have to jump through a hoop to install a plugin.
- Wait this wasn’t already a thing?
- I guess this explains some people’s Chrome browser at my work.
- Sudo !! is one of my favorite shortcuts, saves time, and have been using it for a long time.
- !* is also quite useful.
- And while not a trick displaying the most-used commands in your history is always neat.
- These articles are always interesting, but you never remember any of the commands they discussed unless you were already using them.
- Better Vulkan and OpenGL performance, updated Tegra, Nouveau, and Intel drivers, as well as support for the OpenGL 4.5 API.
- VR180 Creator is a VR Video Editor and Converter for videos shot on 180 and 360-degree cameras, such as the Lenovo Mirage Camera, and other inexpensive and prosumer VR cameras.
- Using VR180 Creator you can import and convert video footage shot on a VR camera to a more versatile video file that you can open and edit in a desktop video editor like Kdenlive or OpenShot, etc.
- Released for Linux and Mac only :-D
- Easy to install and run, and is a good use of an Electron App.
- I did several tests with existing 2D video. You can bring in a 2D video also with the “Prepare for publishing” option and it will convert it to 3D which you can then upload to YouTube.
- Converts fast.
- VR180 cameras allow creators to shoot three-dimensional, immersive photos and videos using affordable cameras that are small enough to fit in your pocket.
- The story here is that Googs has made VR180 available for Lin/MAC only.
Apple on Linux
- A web player for your Apple music, neat.
- Granted, it could break at any time.
- Download the music you bought from iTunes, plop it on something else and stop giving apple money?
Slice of Pi
- A high-performance RasPi battery power system with UPS and power manager.
- Power management options include boot-up and shutdown button/touch options, input voltage, battery voltage, and RTC functionality.
- An older version is available for only $35.00, just a few dollars more than the price of a RasPi: https://www.tindie.com/products/xorbit/lifepo4weredpi/
- This is so needed for mission critical RasPi projects, for projects that need wireless solutions, and for using a RasPi server.
- I have seen many K-9s at Conventions over the years, including one controlled by a RasPi, but none have been quite as sophisticated as this one with machine learned room mapping using ultrasound sensors.
- But, is he a good doggy?