Thursday 30 August 2018
Facebook will roll out the world wide video service, the company announced Wednesday.
The service has been available in the United States for over a year and the plan was all the way that it should eventually be rolled out globally.
The watch library will consist of a mix of entertainment and serious content, according to Facebook.
“We designed this product not only for thoughtless consumption, but also to make people get involved,” says Fidji Simo, Facebook’s video director.
The power service is being launched at a time when consumers move away from traditional linear TV, and also use streaming services like Netflix and HBO or video services like YouTube.
In the last year, Facebook has been working to expand its video library with its own TV productions and announced this week that they will also introduce new formats like interactive competition programs, quizzes and polls.
The announcement that the service is rolled out globally comes two weeks after Facebook secured the rights to send Spanish Elite Series in India and European Championship matches in Latin America.
However, most of the content will be user-generated, and the service is more compared to YouTube than Netflix.
– Content funded by us is a very small percentage of the content available at Watch, says Simo.
August 30, 2018
The Prophet Muhammad forced his neighbors to believe in him by the sword. In Norway, people in hijab, burka, niqab and other religious Islamic uniforms would do the same if they had the opportunity. The question is, is Norway well motivated to defend us against Muhammad’s soldiers?
Leyla Hasic is a spokeswoman in the Islamic Council of Norway and uses Niqab, and Bjørn Harald Hegreberg Garborg leads the student parliament at Oslo Met. Both are engaged in the discussion of banning face-covering garments.
I think it’s sad that Leyla Hasic, in a young and strong age, makes a spokeswoman for ideologies that hold women down, instead of enlightening the world with the love of Allah. She could fight for something more important. However, a conservative Islamist will always confirm the Quran’s narratives that women are slaves both here on earth and up there with Allah. Unfortunately.
Fresh air is needed in conservative environments. Such environment is hazardous to health. You get sick without noticing it. The dark forest that the religious leaders have pushed millions of young people deep into is full of poisonous plants.
I wish that Leyla Hasic and others in her situation could be released from captivity. There are many who have locked themselves into Islam’s cage in the hope of a better life up there with Allah. Some people feel outside and feel welcome in the community they live in. One may feel that one’s voice is not being listened to, and then it may be tempting to choose an aggressive way of attention. Like to fully cover.
If you want to show the world who you are, Leyla Hasic, you must show yourself. Tell about your dreams, thoughts and ideas by making yourself visible as the sun. Let your heart warm the hearts of others with true love. It will make Allah very happy.
The train still has not left you, and you have many opportunities to fill the days with good deeds. Just open the heart completely and let the love flow. You do not have to hide behind big black clothes. It gives no pleasure.
Garborg, the chairman of the student parliament at Oslo Met, will meet in Finland’s hood if someone is thrown out of teaching because of the ban on face-covering garments. If this is correct, it’s just sad – a misunderstood “solidarity”.
Bjørn Harald Hegreberg Garborg needs help filling the heart and the brain with knowledge of Islam. It is dangerous to believe in the Islamists’ version of religion. They condemn an unfeigned Islam, and it’s just nonsense when they talk about mercy on women.
An example: In Egypt, female television programmers were forced to use hijab. Many of them were threatened with life if they threw the hijab. Killing in Allah’s name happens to women all over the world on a daily basis. In Iraq, Christian women are killed, including in Basrah where I come from.
The Hijab phenomenon has many historical explanations. Throughout the ages, the garment has been used to signal different things; like the woman do not want to marry that you are over a certain age, that you are not interested in sex that the men should abstain that the woman is not for a slave for sale or as protection for example to hide from watchers while in the mosque, etc. The Islamic uniforms we now see most were created by Umar ibn al-Khattab (581-644), not by Allah.
In Umar ibn al-Khattab’s time, women who did not use hijab were not free women. They were women who could be sold and bought entirely legally by businessmen, powermen and the rich. Do Norwegians know that Umar ibn al-Khattab ran for women who went without hijab and whipped them in front of everyone on Mekkas square? Many Muslims do not know that either. Many should therefore take the time to read the Hadiths.
Many Norwegians try to be kind, warmhearted, merciful, democratic and liberal by defending the Islamic uniforms. Do Norwegians understand that their ignorant attitudes harm us who have fled from the false values of Islamists?
Every time we see men in holy jihadist uniforms (a kind of robe that stops in the bones of non-Muslim countries), we know that these men send a message that they believe that the society in which we live is a horde community. Let us not have to accept that Islamists define us as uncle and unbelief.
I hope my chronicle gets Norwegian politicians, as well as young men and women who blindly listen to religious leaders to use their heads. I ask you to focus on the truth and stop taking into account what conservative religious people want and want. Let’s be a free society that does not force people into a crowded cage of hijabs, burcas, niqabs and other religious uniforms.
Wednesday 29 August 2018
From The Verge
Windows 95 is the operating system that’s now used as a yardstick for what’s possible on modern devices and platforms. We’ve seen Microsoft’s popular OS appear on the Apple Watch, an Android Wear smartwatch, and even the Xbox One. Today, someone has gone a step further and made Windows 95 into an app that you can run on macOS, Windows, and Linux.
Slack developer Felix Rieseberg is responsible for this glorious app, based on an existing web project that supports Windows 95, Windows 98, and a whole host of older operating systems. Now nostalgia lovers can play around with Windows 95 in an electron app. Rieseberg has published the source code and app installers for this project on Github, and apps like Wordpad, phone dialer, MS Paint, and Minesweeper all run like you’d expect. Sadly, Internet Explorer isn’t fully functional as it simply refuses to load pages.
The app its only 129MB in size and you can download it over at Github for both macOS and Windows. Once it’s running it surprisingly only takes up around 200MB of RAM, even when running all of the old Windows 95 system utilities, apps, and games. If you run into any issues with the app you can always reset the Windows 95 instance inside the app and start over again. Enjoy this quirky trip down memory lane.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
This is not just about me privately, but applies to many doctors, says doctor Katarzyna Jachimowicz.
A Catholic obstetrician in Telemark lost her job because she for conscientious reasons refuses to put a spiral on women. Now the matter will be brought before the Supreme Court.
– I’m an optimist. I think the Supreme Court will confirm the last verdict from the Court of Appeal, “says doctor Katarzyna Jachimowicz to NTB.
In May 2011, Jachimowicz received a job as a GP in Sauherad municipality in Telemark. During the interviewing hours, she had informed of the conscience reservation, which meant that she reserved herself against injecting a spiral to women.
The county governor of Telemark instituted a lawsuit against Jachimowicz in February 2014, and in January the following year, the Norwegian Board of Health and Welfare stated that she had no access to reserve.
She went on leave on April 1, 2015 and has since worked as a doctor at Telemark Hospital. The municipality terminated her statutory agreement on 3 December of the same year.
– violates human rights
Jachimowicz has been aware that the conscience reservation entered into the agreement she had with the municipality, and thinks the resignation is invalid.
– The termination was unfair and violates human rights. If I had thought differently, I would never have gone to the point.
“I deeply disagree with the termination and believe we must respect human rights in Norway,” said Jachimowicz.
She filed a lawsuit against the municipality in 2016, but lost the case in Aust-Telemark District Court in February 2017. She appealed to the Agder Court of Appeal, which in November reversed the verdict. The case will appear in the Supreme Court on 28 August and will last for three days.
“In our opinion, it is very important to establish that there is a degree of freedom of conscience. The general medical regulations introduce a total ban – there is no flexibility, says Jachimowicz’s defense attorney Håkon Bleken to NTB.
– There may be situations where freedom of conscience is not in place, for example, for health reasons in a specific case. But this is a total ban that is very unreasonable and that is what we will have tried and that is the most important thing in this case, “says Bleken.
The majority of the Court of Appeal found that the statutory regulations must be interpreted in accordance with the European Human Rights Convention.
This means that a GP with conscience can not lose the job simply because he reserves the right to inject a spiral as long as it does not go beyond the patient’s ability to get a spiral from another doctor.
In the judgment it is pointed out that about 30 percent of all GPs in Norway do not inject a spiral, but handle it in the same way as Jachimowicz by referring patients to another doctor.
Katarzyna Jachimowicz himself does not have the ability to insert a spiral and emphasizes that the case concerns far more doctors than just her.
“This is not just about me privately, but applies to many doctors and is therefore a matter of principle,” she says.
Court of Human Rights
Attorney Håkon Bleken draws a parallel to the law of ritual circumcision of boys, which he thinks is designed in a good way. It states that as long as it does not lead to an irresponsible offer, consideration should be given to the freedom of conscience of doctors.
If the municipality wins the Supreme Court, Jachimowicz is considering bringing the case to the European Court of Human Rights.