1.7.4 Historycal release
Dear Black Hole people,
the next 1.7.4 BH version will be an historycal release.
Black Hole 1.7.4 will be not only based on technical improvements but will be inspired to the Black Hole name and history.
We are in a Black Hole. What could happen in a black hole ?
More than you have experimented till now in your known space and reality.
Source : the BlackHole forum.
INDEX OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Human metaphorical explanation.
Chapter 2: Technical explanation.
Appendix: Black Hole laws of physics. Brief notes on the theory of parallel universes of the Black Hole.
The matrix supremacy theory.
The theory of Big Bang effects in the Black Hole.
"The history of Black Hole 1.7.4 begins one night when I was watching a movie
documentary on Pixar.
I got the strange idea to try to reverse the traditional pattern logical:
new technical possibilities -> new implementation in the firmware.
And try to think of a new implementation from the perspective of the history of our name and image.
Look to our software as the metaphor of a small world from the angle of the black hole."
Following the logic used by meo (the visionary meo), we will introduce the new implementation
"Parallel Universes" of Black Hole 1.7.4 using two different criteria: Explanation metaphorical
and technical explanation.
1) Human metaphorical.
"Dear Black Hole users.
We started this journey together long ago in our Black Hole world
exploring together all the potential and all the possibilities that we have
We went deeper and deeper and now we are near the core of our small world.
And the horizon suddenly opens and multiplies and we find it hard to keep
orientation. It seems that our space and reality double's itself once and then once again.
In each space we have all our things and we discover that we can move from one space to another
making minor changes to each".
Imagine for a moment that the Black Hole firmware is our little world in which we move
and we use our things.
We install our favourite plugins, our skins, our hidden software, and we
prepare our beautiful channels list with our favourite bouquets.
Now imagine that without having to install another image, we can enter another world,
being able to restart our universe, we have the possibility of access to parallel dimensions.
Imagine 4 dimensions (or universes) and imagine we assign these names to identify:
1) Black Hole
When we install the image we are in in the Black Hole universe, we have the default plugins,
the default skin, no strange or forbidden software and no channels list.
In addition, our world is physically limited to the size of the flash in which we reside that can
be really small in some boxes like the Vu+ solo.
Now imagine that we have the exact same things in all four dimensions at the time of
creation of our world with the only difference that the other dimensions being able to reside on a
different space (USB stick) are much larger and offer us the opportunity to take advantage of universes
of many Gigabytes. Also the other dimensions, being a projection of our starting size,
not occupy any space at all leaving the field free for our things.
Imagine you can jump easily and at will from one dimension to another without complicated
operations and in very little time.
How do we organize the worlds?
Simply based on our needs.
Imagine extending our parallel universes in an 8 Gigabyte usb stick.
We also keep in mind that if we start the box without the usb stick, the parallel dimensions on which they
reside will disappear and leave only our "Black Hole" base image.
Our universes all start from our Black Hole, but we can make small changes in each
without affecting the others.
If I am simply a user that owned a Vu+ Solo and I just want to be able to have extra space to fill my image with
many skins many plugins and add-on software, I will leave blank the base Black Hole and I will choose to
live entirely within the single "Avalon" dimension in order to have available all 8 Gigabytes of my world for
the fun to add whatever I want.
If I am a crafty user, using the box to watch TV in the evening with family (and maybe with small children)
and do not want in the channel list the bouquets for adults or in plugins like youporn and so on,
I will be able to configure the "Black Hole" universe, with the channel list and plugins without any comprimise
(no bouquets or plugins for adults) and only use this universe for the family use of the box.
At the same time I can configure the "Ghost" universe with all the bouquets and plugins (adult) that I like. I can then
move from one universe to another depending on if I am using the box alone or with my family.
If I am a paranoid user and I want to install in the box software that I do not want to be accessible to others.
I would install all my private applications in the "Ghost" universe and I will unplug my usb stick when I turn off
the box in order to eliminate any physical trace of all the files that I do not want to be accessible to anyone else.
Anyone could then power on the box, but will only find the simple base Black Hole image.
Finally, if I am an advanced user that likes to install and test all plugins conceivable and perhaps
also try to code my own applications but I use the box for the usual watching TV with the family and I don't want to
risk comprimising the basic image, I will install everything I need in the base "Black Hole" dimension for normal
household use and have fun jumping in the dimension "Chaos" where I will be able 'to install everything I want and
do all the experiments possible without risk of damaging the basic image normally used.
( to be continued ... )