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The linked video is to a very cheesy still image montage about comet/asteroid impacts, and only shows this recent Jupiter impact as a still screenshot of the video playing on someone's computer.
Anybody have a better link? At least to a real still of the event?
And I have no idea of how many times I've seen a web form that will reject last names with a space in it, or if accepting it, puts the first parts of the last name as a middle name.
Here's a link I've had bookmarked for a few years about all the wrong assumptions programmers make about peoples names. (I.e., what not to do if you are building an application where users enter their names.)
Inspector: LARK'S VOMIT?!
Mr. Hilton: Correct.
Inspector: It doesn't say anything here about Lark's vomit!
Mr. Hilton: Uh, it does at the bottom of the label, after monosodium glutamate.
Inspector: I hardly think that's good enough! I think it would be more appropriate if the box wore a big red label "WARNING: LARK'S VOMIT"!
Disclaimer: I work for Google in Geo.
Can you escalate this:
Starting a couple weeks ago, Google maps won't route on a chunk of a major highway in the Chicago suburbs:
I reported the problem on the map and got the "You're right, we'll fix it soon" email. But it's still broken.
I do miss the availability of "real sugar" soda everywhere, however.
Pepsi seems to have been experimenting with this for the US market lately. They have Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback. It seems they have them available for just a couple months at a time and then they disappear. (This has happened twice over the last year or so).
When it's available, I stock up on Pepsi Throwback.
The iPhone OS has always had real pre-emptive multitasking. The phone, email, iPod, calendar, and other applications run all the time and can do things simultaneously.
Multitasking just hasn't ever been made available to 3rd party developers.
It has never been a technical limitation in the OS. Rather, Apple kept control over it for battery life and security reasons.
Let's start the pissing contest:
I have a 6-digit slashdot ID. Beat that you newbs!
Do you know how you get enough graphic power to deliver full high-definition video? You plunk down a video decoder chip.
This has no impact on your graphics performance for anything UI related.