Kaveri is also finnish, and means "a friend", seems to describe the system decently.
The thing with VLC is, that its a shit-ton more than just a media player. You can't really find any other single piece of software that could replace it IF you also use it for its other uses.
But I do agree, that for just playing video files, I am torn between it and MPC-HC
When quality DVDs are available on the street corner in front of your house for sixty cents, displayed in attractive packaging, and people still don't want to pay that much, obviously there isn't a mentality of paying for software because you "like" the company. There's a mentality that it would be stupid to waste the money when you can get a free version that's just as good.
By the way, these sixty cent DVDs are either straightforward copies of the legitimate DVD but with added subtitles, or maybe they'll contain a complete season of a TV show on just a few disks.
The main reason they are not selling is, that there is a superior product available (online download).
The ease of use of an online download is greater than storing and inserting a pirate DVD to a player, which again is greater than an official DVD with10 minutes of forced commercial before the remote controller can be used.
The sad thing here is, that the original product is worse than what the pirates are offering (both bootleg and online), and no matter how low the prices for the original product go, the sales cannot increase before the quality for the end user goes above the pirated product.
if you want a jammer, you can make your n900 into a pocket sized one.
first, you just remove the limits by telling it it's in japan, this gives you all channels.
then, the bit trickier part, where you remove the signal power limitations.
800Mbps, how many libraries of congress per second is that?
1.6 × 10^-5
The original news article about this (in finnish) actually mentions that this is the same method already in use at some other european airports.. but I guess someone wanted to post this as a "new and interesting" item in Slashdot.
You don't think that piracy is just a non-US problem, do you really? If you do you're a fool and if you don't you've gone out of your way to miss the point which makes you a troll.
piracy is a worldwide problem, hence you cannot use examples or webstores that are only available in the united states to draw conclusions like the op did.
ie. that there already are viable alternatives to piracy => if piracy did not go down => it is the people and not the content managers who are at fault.
especially when this whole news article is about an EUROPEAN isp. hence the discussion would by logic be eurocentric, not us centric.
my post was to show that there is still a lot of work to do on the content managers side to bring out a product that can compete with a pirated product, around the world, and not just in some specific part of the world.
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Their patent portfolio wants you to think otherwise.
"Wants", being the keyword.
Allow me to laugh in the face of a software patent portfolio
I cycled to work during the last winter and actually found it somewhat enjoyable. Just make sure you have a good headlight. The output of some types of batteries breaks down when they get cold. The AA LiPo ones I finally bought work ok at -10C.
Much will depend on your definition of winter, which I guess depends on where you live
Due to Winter.
This is a pretty decent development compared to what they usually have at gyms for their cycling.
My local one is currently using heartbeat assisted cycling, where everyone is using a wireless heartbeat monitor and the results are displayed on the wall via a projector.
I have long been wondering why the cycles cannot be used to do real routes, by automatically controlling the bike magnets to reduce or increase the effort based on the distance you have so far gone, and maybe even showing everyones location on the route on a map also projected to the wall. It sounds so simple to me..
24 fps isn't arbitrary. It's the result of a lot of research.
It's the minimum number of frames that trick 99.9% of people into seeing a constant image on screen.
According to the Peter Jacksons blog entry that this news is based on, 24fps was chosen because it was the lowest framerate that they could sync audio to, without problems, back in ~1920, thus the cheapest possible framerate as film costs money, and the higher the fps, the more film is consumed.
Except that these barriers are all really nothing more than a chicken-and-egg problem. Nobody builds a phone that can do all the HSDPA bands, but that's not because it's hard. The only customers who care about the 1700 MHz band are in the U.S. and Canada on carriers that don't sell unlocked phones, and there are no laws requiring unlocking. As a result, those customers don't expect to be able to move from one carrier to another without unlocking. As a result, the handset manufacturers don't need to build phones that allow this. As a result, the chipset vendors largely haven't bothered to design the chips to make this possible.
If you can build a 5-band handset, a 6-band handset is really only incrementally harder. Even a 12-band handset is only incrementally harder when you factor in electronically tunable antennas into the mix.
N8 supports the following bands: