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Comment: More technical information also provided (Score 3, Informative) 142

by SmilingBoy (#46660243) Attached to: Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor

I happened to read about this story last night, so here's a few more interesting links:

More technical report:

YouTube channel with the original, non-edited videos:

First I thought it sounded like a hoax promoting a camera or skydiving equipment, but I now think it is legit. Or a very elaborate hoax!

Comment: Useless and reduces productivity on trains (Score 1) 359

by SmilingBoy (#44095751) Attached to: My view of touchscreen laptops:
My previous Lenovo laptop had a touch screen. (It was a normal laptop which couldn't be transformed into a tablet.) I never used it. Worse, whenever I was on a train, the movements registered as touches on the screen, so when typing a text, the focus went away. Usually it registered a click on the bottom right, which in Windows 7 is "show desktop". After one month of non-usage and annoyance on trains, I disabled the touch device...

Comment: Re:Ah, no thank you. (Score 1) 166

by SmilingBoy (#43279739) Attached to: Direct-to-Vinyl Recording Makes a Comeback (Video)

I've listened to a DVD Audio disc and the audio quality is _phenomenal_, especially the crystal-clear treble playing back high notes on a piano, a piccolo or cymbals.

In your mind only. Or it was differently mastered than the CD. CD quality is perfect for human hearing. Higher bitrates and frequencies achieve nothing as you can't hear it anyway. DVD-A or SACD may be better for dogs though. Or bats.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 403

by SmilingBoy (#41771149) Attached to: Microsoft Releases Windows 8

Span desktop background across all monitors.

About. Damn. Time.

This already works on Windows 7, at least with monitors with the same resolution. You need to have a picture that has exactly the resolution of your monitors combined, and then select "Tile" as the option for the background. I have a part of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field as background picture, with a resolution of 2100x1680, and it spans nicely across my two 1050x1680 screens (they are vertical).

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting. -- Billy Rose