Yes, ps4 plays DVDs and Blu-rays fine, and has been able to since launch.
Read down a little further, he compares an MBA and a Surface Pro 2 running anad's wifi web browsing benchmark. The hardware is very similar, but the MBA lasts about twice as long.
There's a "suspend" item, on the top-right menu, same place as always.
You can configure what you want to happen on lid close in the power settings (press the win key, type "pow", press return).
Gnome-shell is very customizable, you can use tweak tool to turn off dynamic workspaces and turn on files-on-desktop, for example. A range of nice extensions are available too.
After only a modest amount of tinkering I have a very fast, functional, attractive desktop.
There are safeguards. There are home office guidelines that the police must follow (they must only detain people suspected of involvement in terrorism, for example) and there's an independent reviewer who oversees the application of the law.
At least after a quick glance it seems that the police ignored (or took a very broad interpretation of) the guidelines and that the independent reviewer will be holding a triple-cunting when he meets the Metropolitan Police Service. One can hope.
Schedule 7 has been revised (no more than six hours of detention, "suspect" must have a lawyer) and the new version is going through parliament now, so that's something.
From the linked article:
Furthermore, in addition to the original feature set, VideoLAN has added more ways to synchronize media (upload over Wi-Fi, native Dropbox integration, support for third-party apps through the Share dialog, and via Web download), support for network streams, video filters, passcode lock, background audio playback, and playback speed manipulation. There is also support for subtitles (including Closed Captions and complex SSA), native support for multiple audio tracks, and playback on external screens or AirPlay.
Go around a university library and see what the students are using. Here at Cambridge it's about 50% mac, 25% win, 25% pen and paper.
MS have lost the next generation of consumers.
I don't think that's correct. If I had a range of other measurements and cherry-picked the ones that agreed with mine, thinking the others were outliers, that would be confirmation bias.
What we have here is a large set of independent measurements that all agree. Where is the bias? There is none.
Fortunately for science the Mauna Loa readings are in good agreement with those taken at hundreds of other sites around the globe.
Here's a great animation from NOAA showing global CO2 distribution and putting recent changes in the context of the last million years or so. It takes a few minutes to watch, but it's worth seeing to the end, in my opinion.
I'm not sure you're right on the 30% stake being their interest. App stores do not make large amounts of money and MS know that.
Instead, they think the future is mobile, and that they MUST have a competitive product. A mobile product needs a good app selection, a good app selection needs a lot of developers, and developers need a market to sell to, or they'll work on another platform.
Metro is a way to create a market for phone apps without having (yet) a significant phone product. For it to work it must be thrust in the face of desktop users.
I do both: I get a delivery every two weeks of bulky and heavy dry goods, and I walk/cycle to the supermarket every other day to get fresh fruit and veg. It works well for our family anyway.
A friend of a friend made this:
Make something in minecraft on this (free) server and it emails you a 3D printer file of your object when you disconnect.
To expand on your tribal point: politics becomes part of your identity. You start to think of yourself as a republican / liberal / libertarian, not as a supporter of policy X. In fact, the specific set of policies that comes with that identity are, for many people (and many politicians lololol), rather fuzzy.
This is why it was so easy to flip people in this experiment. The experimental subjects were not asked to change their identity, just their specific policy opinions.
You can do this the other way around too. Changing someone's mind on a difficult issue like global warming or abortion is very, very difficult, because these large single issues do become part of someone's identity. They think of themselves as a "warming sceptic", or a "pro-choicer" or whatever. To make someone move on an issue like that you have to somehow make the person see themselves in a different way.
Oh I agree, "Leftism gone mad" etc. is a very loaded and crude way to talk about the politics back then. I was responding to the  in the dead-on-the-streets post.
I think it's a reference to the Winter of Discontent, which I'm old enough to remember well.
This was a wave of strikes triggered by the government's cap on public sector wages in a period of high inflation. From the article above:
The most notorious action during the winter was the unofficial strike by gravediggers, members of the GMWU in Liverpool and in Tameside near Manchester. As coffins piled up, Liverpool City Council hired a factory in Speke to store them. On 1 February a persistent journalist asked the Medical Officer of Health for Liverpool, Dr Duncan Dolton, what would be done if the strike continued for months, Dolton speculated that burial at sea would be considered. Although his response was hypothetical, in the circumstances it caused great alarm. The gravediggers eventually settled for a 14% rise after a fortnight's strike.
(not a maggie fan, just providing some background)