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(The first generation pebble has a pretty low contrast ratio too, using a Memory LCD screen -- not true e-ink, although it was advertised as such)
That said, the new model does look interesting.
While you can probably delay the situations with the highest risk factors (e.g. baby's bath time) until both parents are home, there's a lot of things that potentially could go wrong while unattended. For example, A sudden onset seizure could cause the wife to drop the baby, or hit her own head on the coffee table, or who knows what else. Having a way for the 2 year old to call for help on her own in such situations could make a tremendous difference
This was a reasonable question looking for help mitigating very real risks -- don't be a dick about it.
That said: perhaps the easiest way would be to have a very basic speaker phone set up somewhere with a one-push button to actually CALL dad in case of emergency. A benefit of that over a silent email/sms/whatever setup is that it could give the 2-year old instant feedback that help is coming if there really is a problem, and depending on the verbal skills of the kid dad can save precious time as well: "mom fell and isn't moving!" vs. wasting time to try to remotely view your cameras first and see what happened.
(Although a possible downside is that she may just start hitting it anytime she wants to talk to dad during office hours)
What? That doesn't sound right
I'm not buying that at all -- they're both 8x8.
You're just making shit up.
There are different versions -- American Checkers is 8x8, the most popular international version is 10x10, and Canadian Checkers is 12x12 apparently:
There's double-sided chessboards to account for this: 8x8 for chess on one side, and 10x10 for checkers on the other side.
The below site offers a better comparison interface than the Lena image link from the post. Drag your mouse across the image to see the effect:
Interesting, thanks for the link -- I must say, I see pretty much no visual difference at all between BPG and the WebP format on those sample pics, at identical file size.
Keep in mind that environmental factors reducing your lifespan don't mean that you're going to remain perfectly healthy until you're 70 and then just suddenly keel over. Healthy people tend to not just die for no apparent reason -- the decay leading to death will likely just manifest itself at an earlier age and progress more rapidly too. Congratulations, now you can't control your bodily functions at 65 instead of 80.
Musical tastes differ -- if I left a bag of crap on your front porch without asking first if you were interested in receiving it, you wouldn't complain / be annoyed by it?
Wouldn't work: The read/write heads are actually floating a microscopic distance above the platter on cushion of air/helium/whatever. Without the gas, the distance between the heads and the platter would vary wildly, and it would almost immediately and literally come to a grinding halt, scratching up the disk surface in the process.
There's a difference between 'needing and xbox to watch TV', and the desire for a unified, integrated one-stop destination for your entertainment: games, TV, streaming media, using a single remote control and consistent interface.
That may not be a big deal to you or me personally, but i can definitely see a potential market for something like this.