c'mon now- how is this not modded up?
"Related: an article at Gizmodo explains that it takes surprisingly little hardware to replicate (at least most of) Netflix's current online catalog in a local data center. "
It's not surprising. It all boils down to the compression algorithm used. By maintaining a library of nearly exclusively B list movies Netflix is able to seed their algorithm with just a few titles like "Plan 9 from Outer Space", "Catwoman", and "Gigli". The rest of the movie files contain quite a bit of material that has a high degree of overlap with these films which allows for heavy compression. Did you know that "Hitch" for example only takes up 6mb when referenced across a library of these 3 films using the netflix compression schema? It's true.
What do you mean a specific phone or vendor? The Pebble has been around for a long time and has no such allegiances.
And ugly? Have you seen the Steel? It's more handsome than the majority of watches I've owned.
Calendar alerts, live weather, caller ID, and text messages all have made me a fan of my Pebble. Try one for a couple of weeks - I'm pretty sure you'll become a convert. I'm sure it varies based on style, but I've discovered that I probably only respond to about 30-40% of text messages (some are ignored, others are received ends of conversations). The rest can be viewed on my watch without having to ever mess with the phone.
With a watch and a blue tooth head set soon enough the question will not longer be who needs a smartwatch, it will be who needs a smartphone - I think the mini-tablet will ultimately reign supreme and act as a hub for tiny peripherals. That's what I'm hoping for at least.
Windows BOB is still the best!
"Yesterday, I got as close as any media physically can to Barrett Brown"
This is true of all learned subjects.
Temper your nihilism.
Do you already have a moustache? If yes, you are probably creepy enough to wear google glass - consider it if you have funds left over after buying a nice pair of tight leather pants.
Aren't ground lasers what laser guided missiles use to target precise locations? A couple example cases of jets equipped with these should get the message across.
I've forgotten about HP too. I think we all should.
probably the linksys hardware. As the parent mentioned the solution is a good Buffalo Router. I have run dd wrt on my buffalo for over a year at a clip and still going strong about 9 years out now.
great. I've been looking for a good command line spell check. All the graphics on the gui spell checkers are very distracting.
I bet some people with brains also might have dimmers. Even the best dimmable CFL dims nowhere near as nicely as a good incandescent. Some high-end LEDs dim a little better but hum and flicker is still a huge widespread problem with these. Some people with brains also like saving money. CFL only saves money after quite some time - for short term applications incandescents are a cost saver.
Arizona may be backwards about the vast majority of things, but at least they have this right - daylight savings time doesn't exist!
anyone have a link to the video? When I hit play it was just a series of ads strung together.
This is the same government that specifically said it was not running the exact kind of spy program Snowden described? The same government that had authorized robotic drones to spy on and kill it's own citizens?
Well I for one trust them, let's bring him home, what could go wrong?