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Comment: Re:No. but ... (Score 1) 350 350

(Though not 100% sure why the radio station had power and the cell towers didn't ...)

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of cell sites per provider in the same geographical area that an FM radio station covers. Thousands of generators that need refueling for cellular, versus two for FM (the studio and the transmitter). It's much easier, logistically, to keep FM up and running during disaster than the cellular network.

Comment: Re:But the price... (Score 1) 128 128

I have a Fitbit Flex, and it includes a USB dongle to sync with a computer. As long as you have their background application running and the dongle in place, whenever you are within range of your computer it automatically syncs. You can then use the Fitbit website to see all the same data that the smartphone app would show you.

Comment: Re:Gigabit wifi? (Score 1) 106 106

The iPhone 6 and 6+ support 802.11ac. Now, whether or not they can max out that speed is another story, but they do support the standard. I don't think the point is that any one device would use gigabit speeds, but if the router and backhaul do, then you could have 10 phones each sharing it and still getting 100 mbps each, minus overhead of course.

Comment: Re:It's 2014 (Score 1) 349 349

Not always. I recently bought an Ikea coffee table, and was surprised to find that my laser mouse does not work accurately on it. It does work, to a degree, but the cursor skips around the screen a lot, so it's clearly not properly tracking the surface. I put down a mouse pad and all is well again, so it's definitely an issue with the Ikea table and not something else like Bluetooth range, battery charge, etc. The coffee table in question is the Lack, and the mouse is the Apple Bluetooth Mighty Mouse, if anyone wants to try to re-create this.

Comment: Re:Lies (Score 4, Interesting) 544 544

Every professional editor in the world would add engine noise to a shot of an operating automobile. It's one of those things that you do without even thinking about, because generally you will receive footage (especially if it's b-roll) that has poor audio quality. The editor probably dropped it in like he/she would always do, without stopping to think "hey, that's an electric car, so that silence i'm hearing in the footage SHOULD be there." I would most certainly consider that an editing error.

Comment: Re:Too big (Score 1) 520 520

Actually, 3840x2160 is used in "4K" TVs because it's exactly four times the resolution of 1080p (double in each direction), which makes scaling up existing content much easier. According to Wikipedia, 4K also covers a lot of different resolutions that are near 4000, from 3840 all the way up to 4096. Just like how a lot of TVs are advertised as "32-inch class" because they're 31.5 inches. Close enough to make general comparisons.

Comment: Re:Backwards (Score 2) 147 147

I went with a Mac. The Mac Mini is perfect for this sort of setup, and runs all the software I need it to (XBMC, Plex, etc) and plays all the formats I want (I use VLC), AND streams everything I want (Hulu, Netflix). Never crashes, has a built in IR reciever that I use with a Harmony remote, and uses very little electricity.

Adapt. Enjoy. Survive.

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