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Comment Re:Lies (Score 4, Interesting) 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

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:Missing option (Score 2) 290

I was going to respond and say the exact same thing. Comcast keeps claiming that they have a 250 GB/month cap, but I am going well over this every single month (sometimes double) and I have never once gotten an extra charge or even a notice that I have broken the cap.

Comment Re:Backwards (Score 2) 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.

Comment Re:Don't try it, it's illegal (Score 3, Informative) 328

Live broadcasts. For me, it's sports. There are a lot of sporting events that I want to watch that are only on cable/satellite. Even if there was someone torrenting sporting events (I've looked high and low, unless it's the super bowl, this doesn't exist), I would still rather watch most of them live.
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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: What's the best way to allow wedding guests to share photos? 1

seinman writes: I recently got engaged, and am in the process of setting up a website with information about us and our wedding. Now that everyone has digital cameras and camera phones, there will be hundreds of pictures taken by our guests that I'd love to have access to original, high quality copies of. I'd like to set up a page on our site where guests can upload their personal photos from the event. It would have to be private so nobody else can see each user's photos, but it has to be easy for all of our guests to understand and use. I was considering printing cards with instructions and/or a unique password for each user to hand out at the reception to help accommodate this requirement. Are there any good software packages (preferably open source of course) that would make this easy? I am not skilled in HTML or scripting, so would be unable to roll my own.

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