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Darling: Run Apple OS X Binaries On Linux

December 8th, 2012 12:56 admin View Comments

OS X

An anonymous reader writes “After having Wine to run Windows binaries on Linux, there is now the Darling Project that allows users to run unmodified Apple OS X binaries on Linux. The project builds upon GNUstep and has built the various frameworks/libraries to be binary compatible with OSX/Darwin. The project is still being worked on as part of an academic thesis but is already running basic OS X programs.”

Source: Darling: Run Apple OS X Binaries On Linux

Running Netflix On Linux

November 16th, 2012 11:16 admin View Comments

Movies

ndogg writes “Netflix now works on Linux… sort of. The folks at iheartubuntu have figured out a way to get Netflix to run on the Windows version of Firefox using Wine (with a number of custom patches) and Silverlight. They plan on releasing packages for it all soon. Currently, it seems they have only had success with 32-bit, while compiling for 64-bit is tricky.”

Source: Running Netflix On Linux

Amazon.com: Earth’s Biggest Wine Cellar?

November 15th, 2012 11:48 admin View Comments

The Internet

theodp writes “Ever get carded by your FedEx guy? You will. Several writers at GeekWire had just unboxed, uncorked and polished off their first bottle of Amazon wine, only to have their buzz killed by the need to cover Steven Sinofsky’s unexpected exit from Microsoft. With the caveat that per-order shipping charges will discourage those watching their pennies from ordering single bottles of inexpensive wine, GeekWire gave the overall Amazon wine buying experience a thumbs-up.” Since Amazon-owned Woot’s been selling wine for a while, it may be a stretch to call it new for Amazon, but their main site is known to many more people.

Source: Amazon.com: Earth’s Biggest Wine Cellar?

Linux Users Banned From Diablo III Servers

July 3rd, 2012 07:47 admin View Comments

Games

dartttt writes with word that “Blizzard has banned all Linux users who are playing Diablo III on Linux using Wine.” Reader caranha adds that these users have been flagged as “using cheating programs,” and that replies from Blizzard support staff so far have upheld these bans.

Source: Linux Users Banned From Diablo III Servers

Linux Users Banned From Diablo III Servers

July 3rd, 2012 07:47 admin View Comments

Games

dartttt writes with word that “Blizzard has banned all Linux users who are playing Diablo III on Linux using Wine.” Reader caranha adds that these users have been flagged as “using cheating programs,” and that replies from Blizzard support staff so far have upheld these bans.

Source: Linux Users Banned From Diablo III Servers

94% of U.S. Wineries Are On Facebook, 73% on Twitter

May 28th, 2012 05:56 admin View Comments

94% of American wineries surveyed by ABLE Social Media Marketing are on Facebook and 73% are on Twitter. The study, done in December 2011, shows that American wineries are active in social media and that it’s producing results. 47% of US wineries said that Facebook helps them generate sales (72% sell wine on their website). While this study focuses on wineries only, companies in other industries should take note of these results.

The study by ABLE covered both American and French wineries, but the French statistics aren’t as impressive. For example only 53% of French wineries surveyed are on Facebook, compared to the 94% of US wineries.

Facebook and/or Twitter?

Drilling down into the Facebook statistics some more, 50% of American wineries (but only 18% of French wineries) have more than 500 fans on Facebook. ABLE identified two reasons for the success of American wineries on Facebook:

  • 49% of American wineries (19% of French) have a dedicated marketing manager who creates and publishes content on social networks.
  • 30% of American wineries have been using Facebook ads to promote their winery (only 7.6% of French wineries).

Aside: 3.8% of American wineries listed “my children” as their Facebook managers. Goes to show that family ties in SMB’s is still important!

It’s interesting to see the wine industry using Facebook and Twitter for different reasons. According to the study, Facebook is the superior social media platform for generating sales (48% for Facebook vs. 28% for Twitter). But Twitter is seen as better at capturing media attention (53% for Twitter vs. 32% for Facebook). That kind of statistic is good news for Facebook’s IPO investors, who’ve been spooked by the media into thinking that Facebook will have trouble growing revenue.

72% of American wineries and 69% of French wineries say they will be increasing their activity on Facebook in 2012. Twitter isn’t seen as so important, with 61% of American wineries and 45% of French wineries saying they will increase their activity on Twitter in 2012.

Other Social Networks

Another interesting statistic is which wine-focused social networks US wineries use. Snooth is the most popular, with 33% of respondents on there.

Note that nearly 53% aren’t on any niche wine network. I’m somewhat surprised by that, because I’m a user of a couple of wine apps (Snooth and Drync) and I’d like to think that wineries are active on the most popular of these apps – updating their data and generally trying to woo passionate wine consumers (who are more likely to be using those apps than people who aren’t wine connoisseurs).

As for other types of social networks, nearly 54% of American wineries have claimed or created a profile on Yelp, 40% on Google Places and 30% on Foursquare.

285 American wineries and 243 French ones participated in the study. The full report is embedded below.

Source: 94% of U.S. Wineries Are On Facebook, 73% on Twitter

Red Wine and the Secret of Superconductivity

March 24th, 2012 03:43 admin View Comments

Japan

cold fjord writes “Red wine is a popular marinade for meat, but it turns out that it may become a popular treatment for creating iron based superconductors as well (Link to academic paper): ‘Last year, a group of Japanese physicists grabbed headlines around the world by announcing that they could induce superconductivity in a sample of iron telluride by soaking it in red wine. They found that other alcoholic drinks also worked–white wine, beer, sake and so on — but red wine was by far the best. The question, of course, is why. What is it about red wine that does the trick? Today, these guys provide an answer, at least in part. Keita Deguchi at the National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba, Japan, and a few buddies, say the mystery ingredient is tartaric acid and have the experimental data to show that it plays an important role in the process. . . It turns out that the best performer is a wine made from the gamay grape–for the connoisseurs, that’s a 2009 Beajoulais from the Paul Beaudet winery in central France.’”

Source: Red Wine and the Secret of Superconductivity

This Tastes Like Sicily: A Survey of Wild Wine Yeast Shows Microbes Contribute to Local Flavor

March 7th, 2012 03:12 admin View Comments

Wine 1.4 Released

March 7th, 2012 03:43 admin View Comments

Wine

vinn writes “Wine 1.4 was released today and includes support for a wide range of applications, including Office 2010. There are some major architectural changes, including a built-in DIB engine for better graphics display and a new audio stack designed around the newer Vista / Win 7 system and integrated into the native audio system. Almost every other subsystem received substantial updates, including Direct3D, the Gecko-based web browsing components, and better internationalization. The release notes contain more detail and you can download the source code now, or wait for packages to appear soon.”

Source: Wine 1.4 Released

Forget Space Beer, Order Meteorite Wine Instead

January 17th, 2012 01:53 admin View Comments

Space

astroengine writes “Chances are, when you pop open a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, you expect to savor certain aromatic flavors, or ‘notes,’ depending on the wine: fruit forward, perhaps, with hints of pepper and leathery tannins, and just the faintest whiff of… meteorite??? At least that’s what you’d savor if you were drinking a bottle of Meteorite, possibly the very first wine on the market aged with a meteorite that fell to Earth from space. It’s the brainchild of Ian Hutcheon, an Englishman now working in Chile, who thinks the infusion of a bit of meteorite gives his wine a ‘livelier taste.’”

Source: Forget Space Beer, Order Meteorite Wine Instead

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