Fwiw, I never had that problem on my MBP running windows with 720p video and it's just a 2.6ghz core 2 duo with a 8600m (also Win 7 x64). I never tried 1080p iTunes video, though I know the machine is perfectly capable of decoding 1080p mkv with xbmc (in either Mac OS or Windows). I will agree that iTunes sucks unbelievably on windows compared to Mac OS, but I have had the problems you experienced. If it's still a huge issue with you, you could decrypt all your iTunes video content and play it back using something else (xbmc, perhaps, which uses DXVA). I ended up doing this to leave the Apple ecosystem for good, but that was for unrelated reasons.
Mod this guy up as informative.
I'm more partial to think the lighting on the faces is more to do with a simple bounce from the sun. He assembled the image from three separate virtual exposures. It's likely he chose the brightest one to use for the faces, his normal exposure for the walls and stuff, and the darkest one for the sky. I don't think he assembled the "HDR" using some automated method. More likely he just used more traditional blending (overlay, etc) of the different exposures and some layer masks as photographers have been doing for long before it was labeled with the misnomer "HDR". The Palestinians fake and recycle a bunch of photos, but this doesn't seem to be one of them.
And what about the chaos in the mean time? Also there is no guarantee religious fanatics would be willing to play by rational rules. They would be more likely to hold the oil supply hostage as a weapon.
I it happens it'll affect the oil supply and that will throw the entire planet into chaos. The house of Saud is necessary.
The discrimination against women is not a result of the royal family. It's a result of the capitulation of the royal family to the demands of the religious fanatics to avoid seeming insufficiently Islamic. If the house of Saud falls, things will get much, much worse for anybody who isn't a straight, Sunni Muslim, male.
Already do this. The device takes a picture through it's front facing camera and automatically generates a "Mii" with similar features. I'm sure somebody else can find similar software that did this even before.
People have been eating Cicadas in the NoVa area for as long as I can remember. So far as I know, nobody has been poisoned. Then again, they only come out once ever few years.
They're actually pretty good. I grew up in Northern Virginia. Would be a waste not to eat them as they're literally trillions of them. If you eat crustaceans, you're basically eating bugs anyway. I don't see the taboo. They're not particularly pretty insects, but let's face it, neither is a lobster.
YouTube doesn't even re-compress if you upload a compliant video so you could easily do a verification at home before uploading. And yes. I too agree it's a stupid idea.
Because it's not a particularly clever or interesting "because we can".
QR codes error correction is quite resilient. Even with heavy spatial/temporal compression, the data should still be recoverable. There are far better ways of hiding data than this, however.
No kidding. The ruling is also peppered with lots and lots of Star Trek references. He actually begins it with a quote from the Wrath of Khan.
Not just educated, but educated in tyrannical regimes and systems from abusive relationships to cults to dictatorships which all share common elements apart from scale. Sociology of coercive persuasion in should be taught. 1984, Farenheit 451, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest and many others should all be required reading in school. It's not enough to teach math, science, and so forth. The Soviet Union and their satellites had fantastic educational systems when it comes to the sciences.
To maximum? I doubt it. And even if it plays it ok, Crysis is 6 years old now. It'll be 5-10 years before an IGP can play Crysis 3 with all the niceties like tessellation and bounce lighting.