I like Wil Wheaton, I love him on TBBT, and his writings on Nerd stuff.
But this show was pretty bad. It's him standing in front of a green screen for the whole show (cheaper than a real studio with a desk/chair), with one bad bad static computer graphic as his background. Content is covering SciFi with really bad humor layered on top.
@"Yeah smart guy, how about your prints are all over your phone. "
Borrow a friends phone and try to lift any clean print off it (let alone the exact one you need). You are watching too much CSI if you think you can pull that off.
This "hack" starts with the owner providing them a perfect smudge free print on a clean glass.
I know it is fashionable for some to bash Apple at every turn, but I hoped we could have a reasoned discussion about how likely it is someone could pull this off in the real world, by surreptitiously trying to pull a print from a phone or other surfaced in the home/office.
I have do occasional HIIT workouts and you need to separate the hype from the reality.
They don't count warmup time, which is critical if you are going to do an all out intervals. So add about 4 mins. Also the rest periods often aren't counted. Add 1-2 minutes per interval, and likely another 4 minutes to cool down.
I did a peak 8 type interval workout today. Here is what it looked like:
4 Min warmup
8 X intervals(20 sec all out + 100 sec rest) 16 minutes total
4 minute cooldown.
Total Interval time is only 160 seconds. Less that 3 minutes of Work. This is how it often gets hyped.
But it takes 24 minutes of real time.
Also if you are really going all out on your intervals, you won't enjoy the "rest" part. You will be deep in oxygen debt, and gasping to catch your breath.
If you ever watch video of anyone doing these workouts, the moderate aerobic control group is left on their own to relax and go at moderate pace, while the interval group is coached to: "Go!, Go!, Go!".
Are you going to have a coach at home, or are you highly motivated to push yourself very hard over and over like you were being coached?
Intervals have their place, but be aware the are quite overhyped in general.
I honestly see this as accelerating big game studio demise.
First: Less consoles will sell, because of alienated buyers.
Less consoles, less game sales.
Second: Selling games used, recovers cash to buy more new games.
Killing second hand sales will not increase the sale of new anymore than killing second hand car sales would increase the sale of new cars.
If you couldn't sell your old car, you would only buy a new one when you finished driving the old one into the ground. Most of us would likely be driving around in 14 year old cars.
Finally, didn't they make the same industry killing/saving claims about Piracy, isn't game console piracy virtually non-existent. Why are they rolling in bucks and selling us cheaper games?
Declaring war on your customer is not a good business model.
1) Make games on reasonable budget, so you don't go broke from one sub-million seller.
2) Bend over backwards to treat your customer with respect, so they want you to succeed.
I remember when I wanted Bioware to keep making great games I would buy anything they made. They had great after sale service and treated customers with respect. I own more (old school) Bioware games than anything else.
Then they sold out to EA and they can go rot in a hole now. I haven't bought anything from them since.
There can be no question that what Microsoft means by "enabling" used game sales, means controlling it completely to their benefit. They are only taking more time to tweak the exact terms and work on their spin.
But you won't simply be able to swap with friends or other normal things back when you actually owned games and they worked on any console.
The have killed that and hopefully they pay a price in lower sales.
" the central issue, that the mileage given decreased a lot faster than the driver expected it to..."
That isn't what resulted in the Flatbed. He would have learned that lesson on his close call driving to Milford. He arrived with 0 Miles left, so he just made it.
Then when Tesla advised him to fully charge here, he didn't, instead, charging to only 70% capacity.
It was on the next leg of the journey after first short charging car (against Tesla advice) and then parked it overnight in freezing temps unplugged (the car itself warns you to plug it in when cold, every time you put it in park).
So it was short charging, parking overnight, unplugged in freezing temps, that resulted in the flatbed.
This was self inflicted against the advice of Tesla support and the car itself.
Elon did a questionable attack, but the tester is still at fault.
It may not be common knowledge, but Intel with Medfield, has pretty much caught up with ARM for Perf/watt.
Avoid the Win-ARM tablets and get one with Medfield.
The Medfield tablets are wide open. Run all your old desktop software, let you install anything you want. Run all the new Metro stuff too.
The ARM tablets are a locked down subset. Pretty much Metro only, you can only install approved apps from the app store, you can't even install a browser plugin like Flash on these tablets.
Win8 on ARM is essentially Microsofts walled garden apple clone.
Win8 on Medfield will work with that same apps store and run those walled garden metro apps, but it isn't limited to them. You can install run anyhting, get full browser plugins, use any browser (full desktop FF/Chrome).
Bell cut the packages from 60GB down to 25GB and are willing to sell that missing cap to you for $5. This is only a deal if you are severely confused, or if you are shilling for Bell. Exceed that cap and your price/GB is:
Direct quote from Bells page:
Usage overage charge (up to $60) $2.00/GB
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