The artefacts on digital terrestrial, viz. Freeview in the UK, seem to be particularly bad with grass pitches and crowds (focus pulls are also a problem). This spoils my enjoyment of the highlights programmes of football and cricket, and I don't watch very much else. I can't justify the cost of HD/satellite/cable, because I only watch a very few hours a week as it is. Even so, live HD football at the pub has the same problems to a lesser extent. With analogue TV, I get ghosting on some channels, which is also very noticable on a grass pitch. C'est la vie.
Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).
That said, I'd rather LaTeX used single/double spaces to tell whether or not it's a sentence end, because then I wouldn't have to go back and put backslashes in front of all the spaces where it made a mistake. LaTeX is perfectly happy to have me type various numbers of hyphens to get the right sort of dash, but tries to be too clever for its own good when it comes to sentence spacing.
There's a few floppy disks in a cupboard but I don't have a drive for them. There must be something on the 5¼" ones that goes back a long way. I should probably throw them out.
I write on narrow-ruled paper, but only on every other line. The gaps leave plenty of room for corrections.
I replied based on the battery life of my netbook. I don't have a normal-sized laptop. I'm too lazy to lug around a big heavy laptop, and too poor to afford a powerful laptop. So I have a powerful desktop for general use, and a netbook for portability. A static IP address and a firewall configured to let me SSH to my NAS means I can get at my files if I'm away and have forgotten something.
Does it matter? If you start off with beer which wouldn't make you go blind, then remove some of the water, there isn't going to be more methanol in it than you started off with.
So why don't they ban books on takeoff and landing? Someone reading a book is just as distracted as someone using a computer (though less distracted than listening to music), and if it's a hardback it's just as dangerous a potential projectile.
To offer some perspective, here in the UK we have monthly limits that are most commonly in the 15-30Gb range, with a premium limit of 50Gb being offered by a minority of service providers.
I'm in the UK, pay £16 a month, and get an 80GB limit. Overnight usage doesn't count to that total, so I can set a large download going before going to sleep.
Yes, but while I like the PDFs to open in a separate window, I don't like being left with a pointless tab showing a blank page, which seems to happen quite often (but not all the time) on Chrome.
They depicted Muhammed in Super Best Friends in season 5 (which is what your screengrab shows). In season 10's Cartoon Wars (which is about the fictional controversy of depicting him in Family Guy) he appears covered by a black censorship screen.
I've been wondering if one can beat the average speed cameras that enforce 50 mph on motorway roadworks (which take photos from the front of the car) by tailgating an HGV extremely close as you pass them. I can't see Top Gear trying that though because it's probably both feasible and ridiculously dangerous.
So do I, but I quite like that plenty of my friends take photos and put them online, so I get the fun reminiscing without the effort of taking the photos.
So many posts bragging about being able to do a million different things at once. I don't think I can do two things at once. Once I get going I need a hardware interrupt to stop me. Usually it's the "desperately need to piss" interrupt.
They adjust brake bias on the straights. The straight at the current Grand Prix at Shanghai is so long they'd have time to swap CDs if they only had a stereo in the car.