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Comment: Summary triggered this quote for me... :-) (Score 1) 470

by Zwets (#46669797) Attached to: It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom

Janine Melnitz: Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?

Winston Zeddemore: Ah, if there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say.

Comment: Re:Smearing (Score 1) 157

by Zwets (#36373466) Attached to: Sony's Solution To Split-Screen Multiplayer

I have a two-yea old, mid-range 42 inch Panasonic plasma and it suffers from smearing. Even though it has a refresh rate of 200hz, it is noticable on fast panning action.

I'm no expert, but I've read the "200Hz" means the TV tries to calculate in-between frames. This doesn't work well for fast panning action, which might be causing the smearing. Try to see if you can get rid of the smearing by turning this "smart" feature off.

Internet Explorer

A Cheat Sheet To All the Browser Betas 188

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the good-vintage-year-for-browsers dept.
Harry writes "I can't remember another time when there were so many Web browsers in prerelease form — 2009 should be a really, really good year for final browser versions. I have posted a quick recap of the state of the upcoming versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari." It is nice to see a healthy market of competition driving innovation in a market that has been largely stagnant in recent history. What do other folks see on the scorecard?
First Person Shooters (Games)

+ - id Shows Rage and id tech 5 Engine At Quakecon->

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MojoKid writes "During closed-door briefings at QuakeCon this past weekend, id revealed some details regarding their upcoming game, Rage. The game is in simultaneous development for the PC, PS3, Xbox360 and Macintosh, and uses the 'id tech 5' engine which employs a second generation version of id's Megatexture technology. As you can see in the trailer and screenshots available here, Rage will involve a combination of shooting and driving, and the visuals are nothing short of amazing. Unfortunately, id hasn't given a solid release date, saying only that the game will ship when it is done."
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