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Upscaling Tom & Jerry to 60 fps shows why we don’t

Upscaling Tom & Jerry to 60 fps shows why we don’t
A YouTuber interpolated Tom & Jerry footage to 60 fps using AI and the results are less than desirable. It's definitely smoother, but it's pretty clear upscaling framerates doesn't really work for animation. Animators generally make deliberate choices when it comes to frame duration, and the rhythm of the 60 fps version just feels off.…

Awkward small talk during mid-air F-15 refueling

Awkward small talk during mid-air F-15 refueling
This is some awkward small talk during a mid-air refueling of an F-15 Eagle. It's weird that you can be doing something this cool while having a conversation this boring. At least the pilot at the end seemed to enjoy it and set off a flare. Either that or he got so flustered by the…

Size comparison of fictional starships

Size comparison of fictional starships
MetaBallStudios (previously) is back and they recreated their old starship size comparison video, adding the Earth for scale and including some additional models. The video starts off with the 1 foot tall Hocotate Ship from Pikmin and by the end is using the Sun for scale. I, too, once thought the Ark from Halo was…

Julian Assange would be held with convicted terrorist Abu Hamza in...

Julian Assange would be held with convicted terrorist Abu Hamza in supermax prison, court hears
Julian Assange would be held in the same US jail as convicted terrorist Abu Hamza, with no contact with other inmates and only one phone call a month in a US jail, a court heard today. Lindsay Lewis, a US lawyer, told the Old Bailey that Assange was likely to be confined in the same…

Threat actors becoming vastly more sophisticated

Threat actors becoming vastly more sophisticated
Malicious actors have been busily honing their craft and cyber security incidents are up across the board as a result, according to a Microsoft report By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 29 Sep 2020 16:45 Whether organised cyber criminal gangs or state-backed or -affiliated advanced persistent threat (APT) groups, threat actors have vastly increased their…

Red Hat rivals VMware and Nutanix with hyper-converged OCS 4.5

Red Hat rivals VMware and Nutanix with hyper-converged OCS 4.5
Red Hat’s OpenShift 4.5 extended container orchestration to virtual machines. The arrival of OCS 4.5 moves the solution into the realm of hyper-converged systems By Yann Serra, LeMagIT Published: 29 Sep 2020 16:00 Red Hat’s offer around OpenShift has never come as close to those of Nutanix and VMware as it does now. With the…

Ethnic diversity, cloud apps for Gen Z, and accountants – Computer...

By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Clare McDonald, Business Editor Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor Listen to this podcast In this episode of the Computer Weekly Downtime Upload podcast, Caroline Donnelly, Clare McDonald and Brian McKenna discuss workplace diversity in respect of ethnicity, a financial app for cashless Generation Z, and how accountancy firm Saffery…

Sustaining Google Cloud: How Covid-19 and green issues are shaping enterprise...

Sustaining Google Cloud: How Covid-19 and green issues are shaping enterprise take-up across Europe
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian marks the start of the firm’s five-week EMEA-focused user conference by discussing how the coronavirus is affecting enterprises’ digital transformation priorities By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 29 Sep 2020 14:47 Google continues to talk up the sustainability of its operations as being a major point of competitive difference…

The FCC’s new anti-robocall rules prevent surprise charges for consumers

Americans have been getting inundated with robocalls for years, and the issue has only been getting worse. According to YouMail, which provides a service that can block those calls, people in the US received 58.5 billion robocalls in 2019. That’s 22 percent more than 2018’s. The STIR/SHAKEN protocol gives carriers a way to verify that…

Google Meet’s 60-minute limit on free calls won’t kick in until...

Google expanded Meet’s availability earlier this year to give more people access to the video chat service in the midst of coronavirus-related lockdowns. The tech giant didn’t just make it available to everyone with a Gmail account, though, it also made its premium features accessible at no cost until September 30th. One of those premium…

Gustav (YC S17) Is Hiring – Senior Front End React (Fully...

Gustav (YC S17) Is Hiring – Senior Front End React (Fully Remote)
In short: Full-time position at Gustav as Senior Front End React Developer, fully remote. Hi, we are Gustav 👋 We build software that helps businesses to find & hire available temporary talent represented by the best staffing agencies in the world. Hundreds of staffing agencies already use Gustav and we are growing every day. We…

Apple T2 Chip Jailbreak

Apple T2 Chip Jailbreak
The Apple T2 security chip has finally been jailbroken! Here’s all you need to know about it.      The Apple T2 Security chip now has a jailbreak The latest update of checkra1n adds support for bridgeOS – the operating system that powers the Apple T2 security chip. For what it’s worth, the T2 chip…