Tuesday, January 31, 2012

DirectX 11's Tessellation

I was planning on writing a long post about Tessellation, but This Nvidia Article does a good job and what I really wanted to post was these videos.

This first video shows off what tessellation is.

This second video is a good practical (i.e a none gimmicky) application of tessellation.

And then the future applications for this technique, which is really interesting.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Alex Moore Visits Occupy London

Alan Moore is a writer of many fine graphic novels and this video is of him visiting Occupy London. It is an interesting video because he identifies with the protesters after having control of some of his work taken away from him by large corporations. Plus many of the protesters are wearing the mask from V for Vendetta a story about revaluation, which he wrote for.

Alan Moore visits Occupy LSX from inka stafrace on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


This is a really good video about SOPA, but some facts are slightly missing.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

The US would seek extradition to prosecute breakers of SOPA abroad like they do with existing copyright laws.

The US currently controls domain name registration so would use that as a weapon against governments, people or organisations that didn't comply with their domestic SOPA laws.

And SOPA contains a section whereby anyone discussing or educating people about circumventing SOPA would fall under SOPA's restrictions. In the case of the video I have posted above that would mean VIMEO could be taken down and without due process or representation.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Samsung's OLED Window

I am not saying that all windows in the future will be interactive, but I think the benefits of having clutter free screens around the home so you get the information you want, when you want it, is a very appealing idea.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

At Home Genotyping

We aren't yet at the stage here everybody has their genetic code sequenced, but it looks like it will be a standard medical tool for people in the future. The main benefits being that you could findout what medical conditions you might have a genetic inclination to get or other physical or dietary traits that knowing about would help you live healthier for longer.

Costs for sequencing are rapidly diminishing and there are now a few companies that offer a similar service, but by using genotyping to rapidly (and much more cheaply) give you access to that kind of information information.

23andMe ($99 to $207)
deCODEME ($500 to $1,100)

It should be noted that even if you do have a genetic marker that suggests you will get heart disease. That just means that you might, there are still many other factors that lead to most conditions.