Just like contesters in Ham Radio -- transmit wide, receive narrow.
Cliffs of Insanity applies to my workplace, I'll have to remember that one! (Nice reference to The Princess Bride, too.)
I like Castle Aaarghh and Caerbannog.
I haven't noticed any loss in range or throughput yet on my Cisco/Linksys E3000 AP, but now I will be watching for it to happen. It is already a few years old and re-placed by newer models. I currently have it catching some air from the power supply fan on my computer, but that's not on 24/7.
I totally agree. Too many movies are spending the entire budget on gratuitous special effects and the story line is merely an afterthought. This is made painfully obvious if you watch an old Alfred Hitchcock movie and then any of the recent blockbusters. Old black and white movie >> new 3D color movie.
Other ways to wreck a film:
comic-book colorizing (Casablanca)
"updating" (Star Wars)
I used monster cable (or similar) for my audio setup because the conductors are thick (14 or 12 guage) and flexible, and it looks nice. The flat cable is easy to route.
One time I used RG62 coaxial cable for my speakers because it was cheap and shielded. It was useful for curing RFI* from my ham radio setup. (RFI = Radio Frequency Interference)
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Today, with the help of many volunteers who work on books and software, DP completed its 10,000th title.
Distributed Proofreaders, a wholly volunteer organization, was established for the purpose of producing quality transcriptions of machine-readable texts from public domain sources. Once a unique title has been completed the result is made freely available in widely used text and graphic formats via the Internet. The complete library of "DP texts" accessible from file servers throughout the world under the governance of Project Gutenberg, the founding ancestor of online archives.
True to its international nature, Distributed Proofreaders, while respecting U.S. copyright laws, does not limit itself to preserving solely English language content. Nearly 15% of completed titles, to date, represent over 20 languages beyond English. A look to DPs 10,000th title set reveals the diversity of world cultural content in the public domain. Among this commemorative collection are a French translation of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice; the chronicle of Portuguese explorer Serpa Pinto's African expeditions; a pair of illustrated children stories from Germany; the first part of 'Species Plantarum', a 17th century Latin botanical reference work and a translation of a 17th century Guatemalan Maya manuscript.
The fifteen titles released today are not a cheer towards the past accomplishments of Distributed Proofreaders, nor are they pat on the back for deeds fulfilled on this day. What these titles so clearly represent, of their own merits, is the future and what awaits within the world's public domain yet to be rescued from obscurity and re-presented to an audience hungry to rediscover the cultural treasures of previous ages."
Yet square-Enix says:
There has been no change in the PlayOnline software that would allow it to report on a user's active programs, or cause it to send the data back to Square Enix. We want to make this official announcement so that our members will not be alarmed or confused by a rumor that has no basis in fact.
Link(it's the sticky at the top): http://tinyurl.com/r8ns9
Since just running ProcessGuard proves otherwise, the company just lied.