Google Images search for windows 10 continuum brings up images such as this one from this page. It looks like a small chunk of a Windows 8 Start screen and part of a Windows 7 Start menu put together. I'm assuming that the appearance of the new Continuum start menu didn't change when Microsoft removed the option to use full-screen Start screen.
A. Why ought they to continue to be?
B. Why is it?
In the present case, Slashdot's home country is in the wrong region.
You mean you don't check to make sure there wasn't a server issue or some other issue preventing the content from loading before you drop off of the network?
Usually I look at the first screenful of a document to see it is overwhelmingly more likely than not to have loaded. For most sites that don't use lazy loading, viewing the favicon and snippet of the <title> element in the browser's tab bar is enough. Or are you claiming that I ought to read the entire document before I read the document?
If there was a service that came out with 300 characters as a limit, it would crush Twitter.
You mean like Tumblr or Blogspot or LiveJournal or just about any other blogging platform?
superior services will demolish their business if they don't listen to the number one complaint about Twitter from their users
I have the opposite experience. Because my mobile device has no cellular Internet connection, I often load pages over Wi-Fi at home and then read them while riding public transit. If a page uses this "lazy loading" technique, none of the images will load when I get around to reading them.
But this list mentions Erris, Mactrope*, gnutoo, inTheLoo, willeyhill*, westbake*, Odder*, ibane, DeadZero, freenix, myCopyWrong, right handed, GNUChop, trimmer, and wiiiyhiii*. Or, rather, Twitter uses them. All of them. And this Twitter can post more than 140 characters.
* These are typosquatted versions of other Slashdot users' usernames.
By this definition, your Internet service provider is a third party. If the blockchain is really several gigabytes, that can be more than a month of the typical data quota on cellular Internet, satellite Internet, or Iowa DSL, all of which are billed by the bit.
Most Android phones can easily create a wifi hotspot
I tried that on my cousin's Samsung Galaxy S-something but the phone instead displayed an error message to contact AT&T about upgrading the family plan.
No, because they don't actially offer "SD only service", it's all HD now.
Cable TV is all digital, but not necessarily high-definition. Operators of digital cable systems can and do use conditional access in the digital cable platform to give 480i or 1080i versions of a particular channel to particular customers. For example, Comcast charges a "monthly HD technology fee" if an XFINITY TV customer has HD in his plan. This was true as of this forum post three years ago, and another forum post from three months ago confirms that it still is being charged. Or was it very recently discontinued?
You'll still notice the difference between a movie and a "wrong region" error. I know the difference is not technical in nature, but one must still work around non-technical problems or do without.
Any user should be able to install the Bitcoin software, and then be able to transact instantaneously.
How? Without third parties, you won't have any BTC to spend.
Bitcoin [spawns] payment gateways that evolve into PayPal equivalents (once they're big enough they cut Bitcoin out of the loop).
But the important part of these is that they cut PayPal out of the loop. I imagine that a lot of BTC adopters got burned by some policy ruling by PayPal.
Were you going RCA video out?
Yes. All three of these devices were pre-HDMI and used S-Video output.
But most of the other video standards, like RCA, composite, S-video and such are 1-way. It would be *impossible* for the system to "know" that the TV doesn't match.
The Apex would scale 576i at 50 Hz to 480i at 60 Hz. The others just threw up their hands and gave up.
I've never had any DVD played on a computer (or by association, out the computer's video out) that cared about PAL/NTSC.
From roughly 1987 to 2006, it was rare to connect a PC to a TV-sized monitor. PCs were for desks, and "consumer electronics" devices were for the living room, and conventional wisdom was that never the twain shall meet. SDTVs of that era that couldn't display the VGA or DVI signals coming from a computer, unlike now where most TVs have VGA and HDMI inputs respectively, and one had to buy an obscure scan converter (or a desktop PC video card with a built-in scan converter) to convert the signals.