22 April, 2020

Happy Earth Day !

Graphic: Earth Day Network - https://www.earthday.org/take-action-now/#materials
Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Happy jubilee
Governments around the world have a chance to choose new (green) path
Greta Thunberg - activist

19 April, 2020

The Future of MPEG Standards

MPEG-1, -2, -4, -5, -7, -21, then MPEG-A, -B, -C, -D, -E, -G, -H, -I, -M, -U, -V, furthermore MPEG-CICP, MPEG-DASH, MPEG-IoMT and finally MPEG-MAR. Since much of the possibilities are depleted I would say the future of MPEG is in the Greek alphabet: -α, -β, -γ, -δ, -ε and so on 😃

Seriously, MPEG has tons of cool standards to come: High Efficiency Video Coding (MPEG-H Part 2), MPEG-IoMT for Internet of Things, Compression of Neural Networks, MPEG-21 Multimedia Framework.

Read more about "New Protocols, Standards, File Types":
https://www.blogger.luka.jagor.info/2019/02/new-protocols-standards-file-types.html

MPEG Event starts tomorrow – the next big meeting - “MPEG 130 – Alpbach”, 4 days in a row. The Alpbach meeting will not be held physically, but online. Good luck to you all.

10 April, 2020

You Can Now Donate Using Bitcoin

Bitcoin () is a cryptocurrency, it is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money, decentralized digital currency. You can now donate to me using Bitcoin.

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About Me & My Blog
Get ready for the future, read my blog, I'm blogging for a number of years. I always try to pinpoint the essence. There are three basic categories on my blog: art, science, and politics, all on some sort of a verge of good taste. This is the manic world we live in and crowd wisdom is appreciated, please spread the word about me - Luka Jagor. I like individuality with empathy for others. Remember: knowledge is power, but art is also important.

Time of Crisis
Every little thing counts in a crisis.
Jawaharlal Nehru, former Prime Minister of India
Please be kind in this time of crisis. Think about the exhausted nurse, medical personnel, lack of equipment, help them first. They are on the front line in this fight against collapsing civilization. I write this blog from the safety of my home, while they are doing the real work.

"The world will never be the same again"
It isn't the end of the world but a warning about something that has already been set in motion, a whole series of collapses that have begun.
professor Yves Citton of Literature and Media at the Université Paris
Key events in my opinion
  • Interstellar objects were detected passing through the Solar System. There is no asteroid impact avoidance strategy, the Earth is unprepared for such an event
  • Geomagnetic reversal - the Earth's protective magnetic field will change its polarity, it could weaken by up to 90% in this process
  • Human overpopulation - from a historical perspective, technological revolutions have coincided with population expansion. Potential ecological collapse - a drastic, possibly permanent, reduction in carrying capacity for all
  • Global warming - the rise of the average temperature of the Earth's climate system. Effects of global warming include extreme weather events, glacier retreat, changes in the timing of seasonal events, sea-level rise, and declines in Arctic sea ice extent
  • Holocene extinction - otherwise referred to as the sixth mass extinction. The included are numerous families of plants and animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and arthropods
  • Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat, or light. Effects on human health are very bad
Key social events in my opinion
  • Labour (work) cult - just chasing material social symbols, read more here: https://www.blogger.luka.jagor.info/2018/04/my-special-message-regarding-labor-day_26.html
  • Substance (drug) abuse in collaboration with the criminals or psychocrats
  • National short-term, superficial, self-interest is wrong because we are all in the same boat
  • Displaced people, modern-day slavery, world hunger, the lack of human rights around the world and so many more signals that sustainable development is failing

Glimpse of Hope
We can see how fragile the world is and how important is our personal engagement. If we make a stand for a change maybe it isn't too late to reverse negative trends. Your beneficence today will reflect into a better future.