I have been planning on posting a few more tech
The long-running series Oddworld is finally coming to Linux at
China has a new beast to boast, meet The Tianhe-2 aka the Milky Way 2, it is the fastest computer on Earth with processing speed of 30.65 petaflops, reportedly has a storage of 12.4 petabytes and memory of 1.4 PB. This monster drinks and devours 24 megawatts to run properly. Now the interesting part is, Tianhe-2 runs on Kylin Linux that is based on FreeBSD that was released back in 2007 while the newest version of Kylin use Ubuntu as base and is called UbuntuKylin since 2013. It just a matter of time that Kylin will be upgraded to UbuntuKylin, in my opinion.
I posted the first review on Minetest earlier today. After posting it I decided that it’s best I explain how I will be structuring my reviews for the future. I know I don’t really have to expose my ratings, but I believe in retaining some transparency of how I am basing my reviews overall. And this has a lot to do with the script that I am using to generate them. Here is a rundown on the way I am going to base all the reviews I do. I am explaining my ratings with a little snark added. You have been warned. Game Reviews Performance – This is based on how well the game runs on my machine. Although it may seem a completely individual standpoint for the review, I leave
TSA Attempts to Confiscate Chewbacca Actor’s Light Saber-Shaped Cane Last week, TSA agents in Denver detained actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies, as they reportedly attempted to confiscate his light saber-shaped cane, which the 7-foot, 2-inch actor requires to walk. Mayhew, who was on his way home to Dallas after the Denver Comic Con, tweeted about the incident, and then informed his followers that he was only released – with his cane – after the news hit Twitter. Magic words to TSA are not “please” or “thank you”.. It’s “Twitter”.. cane released to go home.. twitter.com/TheWookieeRoar… — Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) June 3, 2013 In a statement to the Associated Press, the TSA denied Mayhew’s account: “Because of the unusual weight of the passenger’s cane, a
In my previous post, I wrote about installing Minecraft under Linux (well Ubuntu and LinuxMint anyway), however there is a game similar to Minecraft I feel worth mentioning about. Minetest is an infinite-world block sandbox game and game engine inspired by MineCraft. It’s free and open-source. It supports both survival and creative modes along with multiplayer support, dynamic lighting, and an “infinite” map generator. Installation Minetest is in the Ubuntu repositories, however it’s an older version. You can get the latest version by installing the developers PPA. To install it, hit Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal for running commands, then: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minetestdevs/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install minetestc55 Review Minetest is not just a Linux only game, there is a Windows version of it as well (I took a
If you want to play Minecraft under Linux, there is a quick and easy way to do it under Ubuntu and Linux Mint using a PPA to get the program installed and put onto your menu. The package in the PPA is a script that connects to Mojang’s servers and downloads the files so there are no actual Minecraft files in the PPA. Before proceeding, please read the PPA description which I’ll quote below: If your computer has issues running Minecraft with OpenJDK 7, then it will have issues running this. Because that’s what this is. I’ve tested this on multiple machines and it’s worked fine, but your mileage may vary. That said, one of the main black screen issues I’ve seen is people not running it with OpenJDK 7.