Tom_N

Lives in United States Southeast, United States
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Aug 31, 2005

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  • I think you misinterpret my post. It is not that I am in favor of letting shoplifters off.  Rather, if there is one prison cell, and the choice is between keeping two (spree killers / rapists / ...
  • The U. S. Supreme Court ruled that legislatures cannot mandate life in prison without parole for juveniles, no matter how heinous their crimes. It is still OK to send them away "without parole", ...
  • U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – Batteries Carried by Airline Passengers FAQ
  • The link says that this was a flash mob robbery – and that the store owner heard from somebody else that the teenagers might have come from a party.  The way that these thieving teenagers (whom ...
  • Airlines and government agencies are increasingly concerned with the fire/explosion risk from Lithium Ion (LiOn) batteries, especially in checked baggage.  There are often limits on the sizes and ...
  • Ambient Light – The natural and/or artificial light coming into the camera.  This affects what the camera's light meter thinks that the correct exposure combinations should be. Aperture – The width ...
  • If you are happy with the camera you have, then keep it. The first digital camera that I bought had marginal resolution and terrible lag (even with the flash switched off).  This lag would be ...
  • The behavior reported in that article is criminal. However, I don't think that you can attribute the crimes to generational moral decline, on the basis of one incident.  Today's teenagers have ...
  • TIME – A Brief History of Barbecue The History of Barbecue in the South Smithsonian Magazine – The Evolution of American Barbecue All appear to attribute the origin of barbecue to native cultures ...
  • That's a variation on an old calculator joke. The (original?) joke is for calculators that can only display digits.  It concerns a supposed dispute between Arabs (Jordanians? Egyptians?) and ...
  • A.k.a. Eastern North Carolina BBQ.  I believe that Western North Carolina BBQ joints tend to favor sweet tomato-based sauces.
  • iPads don't run Mac OS X or Photoshop, so that rules them out. For $1500, you can buy a new 21.5" Retina iMac (8 GB RAM, 1 TB HD), or a new 13" Retina MacBook Pro (8 GB RAM, 256 GB flash).  ...
  • The Retina MacBook Pro has a much better screen.  It has an IPS panel, with a native resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels (default workspace: 1280 x 800 "pixels", but there is a setting to simulate ...
  • Didn't Canon also release a few DSLRs with a 1.3x crop?
  • As I understand it, "4K" is an extension to the professional Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) standards.  Basically, movie theaters don't want to be stuck having to buy as many types of digital ...
  • The part of the computer that will do the number crunching. According to Intel's data sheet , this is a 2.4 GHz CPU that has 2 real cores, thermal dissipation of 15 watts, and a maximum memory size ...
  • That is the point.  You are not the customer that the 4K specification is designed for.  The motion picture industry is.  They want a single system that a theater can use to play films from any ...
  • http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/24/world/ansbach-germany-blast/index.html The suicide bomber had screws and nails in his backpack. He injured others, but does not appear to have succeeded in killing any ...
  • The OP wrote, "Which Windows based laptops out there have displays as good as retina? Something with 500gb ssd, 16gb mem with at least an i5 for less than $1000?" The Yoga 900 has a 13.3", 3200 x ...
  • Based on the Wikipedia page, I don't think the DCI / SMPTE goal is to cater to an aspect ratio of 3:2.  The two aspect ratios mentioned are Scope (2.39:1) and Flat (1.85:1).  Scope is for films ...
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