Blender animations help prevent crime in Britain

Blender animations help prevent crime in Britain – The Avon and Somerset Constabulary in Great Britain uses animations created with the open source tool Blender to help citizens understand how to protect their vehicles and possessions from theft. [Linux.com]
Blender animations help prevent crime in Britain

The Avon and Somerset Constabulary in Great Britain uses animations created with the open source tool Blender to help citizens understand how to protect their vehicles and possessions from theft.

[Linux.com]

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NASA funded robots to search for life under Arctic ice -

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[EnGadget]

Guide to upgrading Drupal using SSH Commands

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LG to supply TV converters for US government program

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LG to supply TV converters for US government program - For some, February 17, 2009 is going to be a frustrating day, as it marks the end of the line for American analog television broadcasts. Those with old-school wood-paneled TVs are going to either need to go out and buy a new set or purchase a converter box to be able to view the new digital channels. If I wasn’t already gadget-obsessed, I’d be mad as hell if someone forced me to upgrade my TV and I’d be even more furious once I found out how much it was going to cost me. Luckily, your trusty National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)has a solution.

samhain 2.3.5 (Default branch)

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License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
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