You probably know Kazaa and Skype… Imagine that their creators started to work on a new service … According to you which will they choose? The TV!!! Thus the old project known under the name of “Project Venice” is beginning its as Beta version under the name of Joost and like many Beta project, you are recruited either directly or by sponsorship the quality is rather good The interface looks like an application written in Flash or something from the Internet world, but it does not look like an interface the Windows world. A little annoying at the beginning but you will quickly enjoy the interface. For the moment there are only few channels… But it is a version beta, I guarantee that when the system will be more widespread, many advertisers will want to take benefit from this new service… Moreover I wonder what that will happen when each one will be able to create its own contents and to upload it in the system… It could be the end of VOD of course you will have to wait sometimes… and especially at the beginning… but as a whole, it is largely possible to watch an emission without too much annoyance… On the other hand, I do not know very well which software of compression they use, but it is a greedy resource: knowing that I have Pentium M (1,4GHz), that I have just launched Windows and that the only launched program is Joost (made abstraction of MSN and others…) I have an average consumption of my processor of 70%!!! On the other hand the use of the network remains suitable… I wonder well how that workss… I believe that I will have fun in the following days… and will watch series
Do you know what "Trusted Computing” is it is a new idea developed by some great names of computers, according to them to make our computers safer. The guiding principle is very simple, it consists in assigning a signature for each data-processing object (software, document, music), and delegating to a third party the task to check if the handled object is authorized with being used on the local system… Elegant you will say, at the end we will get rid of all theses viruses… But think just a little: who will be the third party, the confidence one? All the signatures will have to be checked by this third party, and thus each signature recorded in the big database of this new Big Brother what, in a Microsoft logic, for example, will mean paid a lot of money to record your signature (if you do not believe me, ask yourself this simple question: “How much would it cost me to have my certificate in Internet Explorer? ”). To explain hazards this concept, here a small film found on Zudeo:
Once again the great computer makers groups or OS makers intend to play Big Brother with the world… But once again, I think that the free software, will be able to answer this threat… If the laws are not voted by and for the million of $ these large companies!
The museum of the Quai Branly or museum of arts and civilizations of Africa, of Asia, of Oceania and Americas (nonWestern civilizations) is located as its name indicates on the Quai Branly. Personally, I think that in a near future it will be called Musée Chirac, the BNF is now called Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. Each French President has its own monument in France... (except maybe Valéry Giscard d'Estaing )As you can see on this picture, the museum is all longitudinally and rises a such house on piloti on the top of the garden… Next time you walk in the garden, have a look to the ground, you could discover something , the large cubes of color must correspond to rooms but I am not certain… Because I did not visit yet, moreover, I suppose that the photograph above must correspond to the library part… I wonder whether in summer open air conferences will be envisaged… A little like a chief council (OK, I recognize it, that strongly resembles to an amphitheatre… so much more with Latin 's touch…) Finally this museum is worth be seeing, and I think I will visit it soon… So follow this blog