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Comment Re:How funny. (Score 5, Interesting) 1321

I'm going to have to disagree with your assessment. I work in the audiovisual department of a large multinational corporation. In my specific building, we have about 50 Crestron AV control panels that use resistive touch screens. Calibration issues run rampant with these; in any given week, I am re-calibrating at least 5 of the panels. Every single time it is the same: you will touch a button, and the actual selected area will be to the left of your finger. Every. Single. Time. Sometimes we have panels shipped off for repairs if they need to be recalibrate more frequently than the others, and even after that, sometimes the calibration will slowly slip in the same direction. So it certainly is possible that with the touchscreen voting machines, all of the panels that have calibration issues are doing so in the same or a very similar manner.

Comment Re:Of course (Score 4, Informative) 168

What's so "lololol" about it? It was a pretty good connector. To this day, I sometimes use a machine that uses it. The setup is super clean: the only cables I have are power from the wall to the tower, ADC from the tower to the monitor, USB from monitor to keyboard, USB from keyboard to mouse. Everything plugs in to the next in a chain and it works wonderfully.

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

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

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

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

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.

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