For those of you who think that Apple has obnoxiously devoted fans, we hereby counter with the ultimate example of tech industry hero worship: The Church of Google. In what is (probably) an exercise in gleeful snark, this church promotes the notion that not only is Google a god, but that “She” is a more useful object of worship than most competing theological entities. After all, Google queries are prayers that actually get answered, though often mysteriously.
Heeding the wisdom of Winston Zeddemore–who counseled that “When someone asks if you’re a god, you say yes!“–the organized practitioners of Googlism have brought forth many of the trappings of more mainstream religions, including:
Thou shalt have no other Search Engine before me, neither Yahoo nor Lycos, AltaVista nor Metacrawler. Thou shalt worship only me, and come to Google only for answers.
Thou shalt not build thy own commercial-free Search Engine, for I am a jealous Engine, bringing law suits and plagues against the fathers of the children unto the third and fourth generations.
Thou shalt not use Google as a verb to mean the use of any lesser Search Engine.
Thou shalt remember each passing day and use thy time as an opportunity to gain knowledge of the unknown.
Thou shalt honor thy fellow humans, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or race, for each has invaluable experience and knowledge to contribute toward humankind.
Thou shalt not misspell whilst praying to me.
Thou shalt not hotlink.
Thou shalt not plagiarise or take undue credit for other’s work.
Thou shalt not use reciprocal links nor link farms, for I am a vengeful but fair engine and will diminish thy PageRank. The Google Dance shall cometh.
Thou shalt not manipulate Search Results. Search Engine Optimization is but the work of Microsoft.
Finally, like most major religions, there’s an Ultimate Evil that must be vanquished. In the case of Googlism, it’s (drumroll please)…Microsoft. You didn’t have to be omniscient to see that one coming.
1080p and QuadHD / 4K can take a step back, the Japanese government has announced plans to bring Super Hi-Vision (a.k.a. Ultra High Definition) to life as a broadcast standard by 2015. With its 33 megapixel (7,680 x 4,320) resolution and 22.2 channel surround sound, challenges so far have included building a camera that can record it, and equipment to transfer the 24Gbps uncompressed stream. Fortunately, some forward thinker in Japan’s Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry — that we are strongly considering as a write in candidate for the presidential elections — is beginning a joint project with private companies to make this happen, beginning with a research investment of about $2.7 million this year alone. If you’re still confused as to how much more res this is than anything you currently own, check out the handy chart after the break.
This is more than what a human-eye can spot & see! :-O
WE’LL NEED BINOCULARS / MAGNIFING GLASSES TO SEE THE SINGLE PIXEL ON THE SCREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHAT MORE ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE…?
I don’t see a point in adding more resolution even in the future… Seems realistic enough for watching a 40″ from a 2.5 meter distance!!!! WE’LL NOT BE ABLE TO TELL REALITY FROM TV-PICTURES
Sitting in front of with a mug of Horlicks in a cold day. Sitting in front of the monitor, blogging while waiting for an e-mail to arrive. I am at work right now sipping this drink as seeking warmth, in the time my other colleagues are checking their e-mails and browsing other things… Just to kill the cold! 😀
I don’t remember having a winter this cold… At least in a cold place! Temperatures in Bahrain have reached unbelievable records, as Saudi Arabia is spectated to have snow “over it’s desert” 😀
The day after tomorrow, we’ll get close to something like 8* C… I won’t be surprised to see the snow man in front of my house few days from now!! 😀
Computer games are some of what I do these days, especially those intense 1st person shooters with my totally brand-new Asus-300-cased super-duper 5.5/5.9 ALIENA (A name made by me, given to that master piece 😀 ) PC that cost me around one thousand seven hundred dollars 😀 (not sorry for that at all, I took what I needed fora new laptop, add some more and got this frenzy entertainment mama 😀 Why it cost me this much? Well, does 2-GB Memory & 700-GB storage, DVB Receiver PCI &… An MSI GeForce 8800 GTS ring a bell here, ladies & gentlemen? 😀 of course, with everything else that other PCs can do…
What am I playing these days?
Company of Heroes
Call of Duty 4
Half Life II
Battlefield 2 & BF 2142
Rise of Nations
Counter Strike Source
And many more! 😀
Good day, and don’t forget to be productive @ work / school, or even University 😀