ADMIN: Boycott Google Image Format WEBP

IO Impotency

Anyone stupid enough to save an image in webp, Google’s shit image format that prevents re-use of the image, should be shot, dismembered, and buried deep.  When you find a platform using this crap, object.  Amazon, to its great credit, reverted from webp to jpeg for book covers so that reviewers and others could more easily point to the book for sale.

WEBP is part of a plan to fuck everybody by trapping them inside GoogleWorld, and includes hidden formats harmful to living creatures.

Use this free online (and also paid deeper use) file converter:

Good news: the conference bringing together all those who will displace #GoogleGestapo is close to being finalized, Web 3.0 will be available much more quickly than people realize is possible, and possibly by Christmas.



Penguin: Cloudera Doubles Down, Giving Away All Its Software

Cloud, Software

Cloudera Bucks an Industry Trend, Doubles Down on Open Source

Hadoop wrangler Cloudera has bucked a trend to tighten control of open source code by protecting it under ever more restrictive licences, today announcing plans to go all-in on AGPL and Apache 2.0 licences, make closed licence components of its products open source, and double-down on its Apache Software Foundation (ASF) activity.

The commitment by the US-based enterprise data specialist will extend to its forthcoming Cloudera Data Platform (CDP); the company’s much-awaited joint product with Hortonworks following last year’s $5.2 billion merger (which closed in January this year). Cloudera hopes to emulate Red Hat’s support-based commercial success it said.

Article: Web 3.0

Web 3.0

Web 3.0

Web 3.0 is the third generation of internet services for websites and applications that will focus on using a machine-based understanding of data to provide a data-driven and semantic web. The ultimate goal of Web 3.0 is to create more intelligent, connected and open websites.

Web 3.0 has not yet been implemented, so there is no solid definition. It took over ten years to transition from the original web, Web 1.0, to Web 2.0, and it is expected to take just as long, if not longer, to fully implement and reshape the web with Web 3.0. However, the technologies that some people believe are going to make up and ultimately define Web 3.0 are currently being developed. Smart home appliances using wireless networks and the Internet of Things (IoT) are two examples of how Web 3.0 is already impacting technology.

If the trend of change is traced from Web 1.0, a static information provider where people read websites but rarely interacted with them, to Web 2.0, an interactive and social web enabling collaboration between users, then it can be assumed that Web 3.0 will change both how websites are made and how people interact with them.

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