Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New Raspberry Pi for Pi Day!


Article: Faster Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Launches - PC Magazine

It's Pi Day! 3/14, so 3.14, get it? :-)

Anyway, to celebrate, Raspberry Pi has come out with their latest model: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. It features an upgraded processor for more power! Read all about it in the links above.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Disney's "Star Wars" Are Fan Fiction

Today, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has been released on video. So, today I wanted to state my case regarding these new movies:

These Disney "Star Wars" movies are Fan Fiction. They are not "canon." George Lucas was completely involved with every aspect of the previous six "Star Wars" movies. Here, he has zero involvement. So, I consider them no different than if someone was just posting blog entries with their story ideas.

Fans really need to just divorce themselves from the thought that these new movies are "official" in any way. They are products of a business transaction. It's the same as Hostess, which was bought out by other people. And, the snacks, even though they have the same name and packaging, don't taste anywhere near as good as they used to. Disney just bought the ability to put "Star Wars" on whatever they wanted, and they have.

We can now see what an incredibly terrible decision that George Lucas made by selling all of Lucasfilm to Disney with zero conditions. Since Michael Eisner, Disney has been purely focused on profit, not creativity. Their only focus is to take a property and squeeze every dime out of it. That is what they are doing with "Star Wars." It is deeply unfortunate what has happened.

But, "Star Wars" fans have to make it known that they don't accept what Disney has done as "canon," "official," or whatever. Because it isn't. A deal was made, contracts were signed, product was produced. That isn't creativity, it's just business.

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