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Those who attacked the US on 9/11, and those who subsequently commit acts of terrorism against Americans are not trying to kill Americans.
So many of the tactics being employed against terrorism are put in place because there is a widespread fear that "They're out to kill us! If we leave them alone, or if we don't actively combat terrorism, more innocent American civilians will die."
This is the wrong mindset, and the wrong problem to focus resources on. The terrorists attacking the US are not out to kill Americans. They do not want to "kill the infidels!". They are opposed to the expansive, capitalist, commercialized society America is and represents. They are opposed to "the Man", as we like to say. Our Man. The westernized Man.
By committing acts of terrorism, the attackers aim to weaken the unity of western society, disrupt our way of life, turn us against our governments, have the internal security of our countries break down to a ridiculous piece of theater, have us live in fear, and have western society in general disrupted as much as possible.
The people attacking the US are smarter than us (they're probably engineers), and are not motivated by the primitive religious craziness that everyone seems to think. "Terrorism" (as this is now the concrete thing we're fighting) is a carefully planned tactic to disrupt western society, and not simply a plan to kill as many Americans as possible.
And they are, quite clearly, making some headway.
I assumed the GP was referring to the ability to move sound from between output devices on different computers. In the middle of playing. (Both machines running PulseAudio, of course) This is what makes PulseAudio worth the growing pains that it has been.
Also, PA can route audio output per application, while windows (7) can only choose which output to route all audio to.
So if you get 'caught', not only do you have to zip up, switch to some innocuous application, but now you also have to rip off and hide 3D glasses?
Unless you watch a different 3D program...
"A report financed by the French government recommends that Google, MSN, Yahoo, and other big advertising companies--as well as Internet service providers--be taxed, with the revenue set to help fund the music and publishing sectors.
There is nothing that requires the French government to adopt any of the report's proposals. But the proposals are important in that they reflect France's apparent distrust of Google's impact on creative community.""
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I have some vision issues (wear glasses, have had surgery, was born cross-eyed, etc). I can't for the life of me remember the exact medical term, but I don't have depth perception like average folks. When the optometrist does the depth-perception test with the little dots, and one is supposed to pop out at you, I see no popping.
Now, I've watched Avatar (twice - once in non-3D and once in RealD) and thought it was great. I could see the 3D, but it wasn't anything crazy. It really just emphasized the focus point of the camera, and made things appropriately blurry if they were not the thing being focussed on. Trees closer to the camera loooked like they were closer to the camera. But I already knew that, because they're, well, bigger. I guess it added a bit of perspective, but nothing spectacular.
My question, thus, being: Is 3D really THAT great, that we want 3D TVs and camcorders? Or am I missing out on the full AWESOME of 3D becasue of my vision issues?
To me 3D still seems really gimmikey and more of a distraction than an actual addition to a film