Tagged: open source
There aren’t very many games today that, graphically, give one goose bumps. While movies like James Cameron’s Avatar or Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings have graphical effects that appear absolutely real, many wonder if games will ever achieve that level of detail.
What does open source software have in common with manufactured parts? Both involve a growing movement of “do it yourself” (DIY) packaging and distribution that follows the open source model of the free Linux operating system (OS).
Mathematician and SF writer Vernor Vinge has a thing for contact lenses.
Supercomputing is the engine that drives our science, commerce, and communication. Giant search engines trawl the net with billions of queries, molecules are modeled and modified in massive simulations, and deep under Wall Street hulking processors trade massive blocks of money at the speed of light.