While a slight deviation from our usual roundabout with Linux news, benchmarks, and graphics driver articles, two weeks from today I have the unique opportunity to tour the Chernobyl disaster site
and surrounding areas like the deserted Pripyat
and Red Forest
. As those into technology (like those reading Phoronix) seem to have interest in Chernobyl whether it be due to computer games they have played that are based around the Chernobyl site or simply due to the history and fascination by nuclear power and the unfortunate disaster in Ukraine, I will be posting some photographs and HD videos from what Chernobyl looks like in 2010. This will be on Phoronix and potentially a new Phoronix Media
site for hosting the high resolution versions and the media may be potentially CC-BY-NC-ND licensed.
I will only be out of the office
for that Easter weekend and the adjoining days, but in my absence there will continue to be the assortment of Linux articles. In fact, while not related to this, the articles coming out just over the next couple of days include benchmarks of the R300 Gallium3D driver vs. the "classic" Mesa DRI driver, Mesa 7.6/7.7/7.8/7.9-devel benchmarks, a comparison of the Mesa R600/700 driver (as found in Ubuntu 10.04) against the Catalyst 10.4 driver
, and also benchmarks of AMD's new FirePro driver that offers some significant workstation performance improvements.
If anyone has any questions or requests about the Chernobyl tour, contact me
or voice them in the forums