The Deal Breaker — Part Deux

I checked OpensuSe’s live Gnome DVD. As I feared, the Logitech c920 isn’t supported there either.

This camera is only officially supported by Logitech under Windows Vista/7/8/8.1. Not Mac and not Linux. I don’t see why not as it’s a UVC (USB Video Class) capture device which means if it complies to the standard, then it should work on any computer that supports the standard.

No matter. This Linux try out was meant as an experiment and it failed. The whole enterprise has been fraught with nothing but frustration for me. I like Linux, Gnome in particular and I wanted to give it a reasonable period of time for it work, but if my $120 webcam won’t work, then I’ll go back to Windows.

Not only that, this was supposed to be my gaming PC, and while Steam is supported on Linux, some of the games I’ve purchased there are not (Spintires). Also, Star Trek online isn’t supported on Linux either (I understand you can get the Perfect World Entertainment version working in PlayOnLinux, but the Arc version may not work or require additional steps) so, there’s that.

So this is my last post from Linux for a while at least. Fortunately, nothing got broken and I should be able to do a reinstall of Windows 8 with relative ease.

1 September 2014 ·

The Deal Breaker

Well, here we are again at a Linux crossroads. My very nice, capable of hardware encoding h.264 video in 1080p, Logitech Webcam model C920 is not supported in the current version of Ubuntu (14.04 LTS release). ALL and I mean ALL of my other hardware is supported just fine, this isn’t. The deal breaker? Could be. Just for giggles I’m going to check out OpensuSe 13 on a flash stick and get back to you.

1 September 2014 ·

Eat your heart out…

Eat your heart out…

(Source: pizzaskin)

1 September 2014 ·

browsethestacks:

The Brave And The Bold by Neal Adams

browsethestacks:

The Brave And The Bold by Neal Adams

1 September 2014 ·

swampthingy:

The Thing (1982)

"I don’t know, but it’s weird and pissed off…"

31 August 2014 ·

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It seems to me that people are going apeshit as regards the casting of Ridley Scott’s “Exodus” because they think the story is an historical fact. This is the same reason they got freaked out by Darren Aronofsy’s “Noah.” These stories from the Bible are not based on facts. There is no empirical evidence for a worldwide flood, and there is no archaeological evidence for a mass exodus of Jews from Egypt. Nice stories, very cinematic, which is why they keep getting made.

Of course the best story about Jesus isn’t about him at all. It’s Ben-Hur, which was made twice and will probably be made again if Hollywood has anything to say about it.

31 August 2014 ·

asylum-art:

Leandro Erlich - Swimming Pool

Leandro Erlich, Argentina b.1973

Swimming pool 2010 Timber, swimming pool ladder, plexiglass an water

“An extraordinary and visually confounding installation…Erlich constructed a full-size pool, complete with all its trappings, including a deck and a ladder.

When approached from the first floor, visitors were confronted with a surreal scene: people, fully clothed, can be seen standing, walking, and breathing beneath the surface of the water.

It was only when visitors entered the Duplex gallery from the basement that they recognized that the pool is empty, its construction a visual trick fashioned by the artist.

A large, continuous piece of acrylic spanned the pool and suspended water above it, creating the illusion of a standard swimming pool that was both disorienting and humorous.”

Reminded me of the zombies in the pool scene in George A. Romero’s “Diary of the Dead.” That’s probably how they pulled that trick off in the movie.

(via violetmonroe118)

31 August 2014 ·

docshaner:

Never mind, managed to finish it quickly while waiting for things to scan. Sorry to eek it out in pieces throughout the day, but here’s the whole thing. New Batgirl designed by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr. I love the design, looking forward to the book!

Give me a good Batgirl any day of the week. Outstanding.

docshaner:

Never mind, managed to finish it quickly while waiting for things to scan. Sorry to eek it out in pieces throughout the day, but here’s the whole thing. New Batgirl designed by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr. I love the design, looking forward to the book!

Give me a good Batgirl any day of the week. Outstanding.

31 August 2014 ·

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Lois Lane by Kurt Schaffenberger.

31 August 2014 ·

boomerstarkiller67:

Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane - art by Kurt Schaffenberger (1966)

Fortunately for us, Kurt would be left alone to draw a more attractive version of Superman based on the other Curt’s work. Back in the ’50s, even Superboy looked like he was drawn by Wayne Boring.

31 August 2014 ·

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