A tribalistic dragon’s head vector svg. Original art by Kinetoons/Kris Asard 2014. Released into the public domain and free to use for any purpose.
Gertie the Dinosaur was released in 1914 by Windsor McCay. It was the first film to use some animation techniques such as keyframes and tracing paper, and was the first film to feature a dinosaur.
100 years later and we have come a long way in animation technology as well as scientific knowledge of dinosaurs. Hollywood has featured dinosaurs in popular science fiction movies, and BBC has published many documentary-style films about prehistoric life. In December 2013, BBC released a reboot of their popular Walking with Dinosaurs documentary with a new 3D film.
Happy centennial, Gertie!
GERTIE THE DINOSAUR IS EXACTLY 100 YEARS OLD TODAY!
If you read anything tonight, please let it be this.
Hey, so, in case you haven’t heard there’s this thing called Net Neutrality (or as John Oliver called it in his awesome video explaining it all: Preventing Cable Company Fuckery). Net Neutrality is a good thing for internet users, but now cable companies want to take it away from us.
Basically, instead of paying one monthly fee for internet service, major companies want to start charging you for each specific service you use, meaning they can block sites like Google Maps, and force you to use their own created site. It also means the internet will be split into “slow” and “fast” lanes because they can control the speed you’re getting, your cable company will be able to slow down websites you visit just for the sake of it! I’m horrible at explaining it, BUT IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT, and you can find more information here (AWESOME infographic) and here.
This is huge. This isn’t just a lonely blogger posting nonsense. A dozen of the world’s largest websites announced just this morning that they’re joining the fight, sites including Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo, Mozilla, and reddit. They now join the ranks of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and Netflix who have already joined the fight.
There has been some talk that this won’t affect Canada, but my dear friends you are sadly mistaken. We are so intertwined with the states, that what we have to say and our own laws won’t have much bearing if they get their way.
So what can you do? Tomorrow (September 10, 2014) is the day of the Internet Slowdown. Sites across the web will display an alert with a symbolic “loading” symbol (the proverbial “spinning wheel of death”) and promote a call to action for users to push comments to the FCC, Congress, and the White House. Visit the link, get your own loading symbols, and post them anywhere on the internet you can and help people understand what the Web could be like without net neutrality. Change your profile pic to the “loading” symbol, so that the entire Internet is alive with protest on September 10th, and forward this information to everyone you know to spread the word. Get the word out, get people thinking, get “internet slowdown” trending, and show them that we will NOT stand by while they take away our internet freedom.
they literally never explained this