March 25, 2015
Golf Photo Plus 2015 Shoot Out

Finally the GPP2015 ShootOut featuring Sara Lando, Ryan Brenizer & Joel Grimes is online.

GPP2015 ShootOut featuring Sara Lando, Ryan Brenizer & Joel Grimes from gulf photo plus on Vimeo.

As always, fantastic.

Posted by Arcterex at 01:17 PM
March 24, 2015
Super Troopers 2 On Indiegogo

Super Troopers 2 is going the crowd funding route:

Several moons ago, we made a little indie movie called Super Troopers, which we debuted at Sundance in 2001. We’re proud of how it turned out and apparently it struck a chord with many of you out there because almost daily we get asked “Who wants a mustache ride?” (“Who doesn’t?”) or “Did you chug real maple syrup?” (“Yes, and we will never, ever, ever do it again.”) or “How is the view from sugar heaven?” (“Sweet.”)

This is awesome, contribute now. Super Troopers was awesome, I can’t wait for Super Troopers 2!

Posted by Arcterex at 01:16 PM
March 23, 2015
Mission: Impossible 5 Trailer and Commentary

First of all, the new Mission Impossible trailer:

Next you’ll notice the plane scene at the end of the trailer, and you think to yourself, wow, that’s a cool effect, of course there’s no way they’d let a big star like Tom Cruise actually do that in real life, right? Well…. he said that the Plane Scene was ‘The Most Dangerous Thing I’ve Ever Done’:

The scene in question, which can be seen at the end of the brand new trailer, sees his character Ethan Hunt strapped to the side of an Airbus A400M plane as it takes off.. and Cruise was doing it for real.

You can’t help but respect the man.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:42 AM
March 17, 2015
Universal Music Hijacks YouTube Videos of Indie Artist | TorrentFreak

Universal Music Hijacks YouTube Videos of Indie Artist

Universal Music Group has hijacked several YouTube videos of Bjorn Lynne, an independent musician from Norway. The world’s largest music corporation is now running advertisements on videos of music tracks Lynne created, and is refusing to correct the mistake.

Seriously a nightmare scenario, combining huge bureaucracy, tons of money, and a real David vs Goliath fight, except I suspect in this case David isn’t going to win.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:48 AM
March 13, 2015
Google Code shuts down

Saw that Google Code is shutting down. This is a bit sad to me, I always had thought it was nice to have a google backed system for source code hosting. I wonder where everyone is going to? BitBucket? GitHub? Anyone know?

Posted by Arcterex at 02:25 PM
Nostalgia - Here's Some Commercials from the 80s and 90s For You

14 Commercials from the 80s and 90s That You’ll Never Forget. Ahhh…. memories.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:57 AM
March 10, 2015
uTorrent *MAY* Quietly Installs Cryptocurrency Miner, Users Complain

TorrentFreak reports that uTorrent Quietly Installs Cryptocurrency Miner

The complaints mention the Epic Scale tool, a piece of software that generates revenue through cryptocurrency mining. To do so, it uses the host computer’s CPU cycles.

The guys at uTorrent say they’re not aware of any issues, but if you’ve noticed that your uTorrent-running-computer has been running more lately, it’s something to look at for sure.

Posted by Arcterex at 12:31 PM
March 09, 2015
BitTorrent Sync 2.0

Sync 2.0 is out, and looks pretty damn good.

All of the core functionality we introduced in version 1.4 last August still exist in 2.0, letting you securely share folders across all platforms, with visibility into who has access.

A bunch of new functionality has been added, from enhanced user interfaces across desktop and mobile platforms to a new certificates-based security model with even greater control and ease-of-use. Go here to check out all the many new features in Sync 2.0.

Posted by Arcterex at 04:15 PM
Crapware Bundling with Java Now on Mac As Well :(

Oracle extends its adware bundling to include Java for Macs:

As with its Windows counterpart, the Java installer selects the option to install the Ask app by default. A casual Mac user who simply clicks through the dialog boxes to complete the installation will find the app installed and enabled in their browser, with the New Tab page changed to one with an Ask search box.

Ugh :(

Here’s more details on how it works:

For the purposes of Gatekeeper, Apple verifies the identity of the developer, but not their intent. It’s up to you to ensure that the applications you install and run on your Mac come from the people you think they came from, and we’ll show you how to do that.

Posted by Arcterex at 04:13 PM
#Fury325 Roller Coaster Test Run POV

#Fury325 test run POV

Holy crap.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:16 PM
March 06, 2015
Astronomers Watch a Supernova and See Reruns

Astronomers Watch a Supernova and See Reruns. Man science is pretty awesome.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:03 PM