A quick scan of the internet this morning will show you that in a handful of hours, NASA's Curiosity rover will be making a spectacular entrance onto the surface of the red planet.
The official site to the stream is nice and light, but it's held back by the use of Flash — at least, on my Linux desktop.
If you don't want Flash chewing up your CPU cycles, the best way is to use your media player of choice to view the stream.
I have a working stream this morning by using:
You can always substitute vlc for your media player of choice; I had no luck with totem, but mplayer worked fine.
And if that doesn't work, there are plenty of other options available in this thread at Reddit's /r/linux.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets -- he claims he once read an entire one.