Steam vs Origin UI responsiveness test. I noticed Steam was slightly jerky to use, and I compared it to a similar program. Both are digital distribution services for PC games, but one is coded more natively to Windows (Origin) and the other more open source WebKit (Steam).
When an unstoppable force meets an unmovable object. This is Microsoft pushing a touch pad UI onto their desktop users. It is pixel bloat and inefficient. If they are going to make something new, it must truly be better than what it replaces.
Bad Corporate culture, or a handy reminder? At least the customers should know about this, and have the option to “opt-in” to this “service.”
– Using data to predict a woman’s pregnancy, Target realized soon after Pole perfected his model, could be a public-relations disaster. So the question became: how could they get their advertisements into expectant mothers’ hands without making it appear they were spying on them? How do you take advantage of someone’s habits without letting them know you’re studying their lives?
I bought a cheap media player with HDMI output capability, and it works perfectly with the Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD. Without you would have to provide the dummy signal from you graphics card, and that meant having an emtpy screen area your mouse could dissapear to. Since the hdmi signal is always on, this solution has the added benefit that you hear the Windows startup and logon sounds. I have not yet tested DTS, DD or DTS Master HD.
Warning: this media player does not support HDCP so you won’t be able to pass-through DTS-MA or DD TrueHD, but you can decode the audio with the player and send uncompressed 8 channel PCM through. Continue reading →
A small gain in big media profits is not worth the amount of censorship, control and surveilance ACTA will bring. The Internet has a huge democratic value and must stay like this. Fundamental rights have been traded for commercial interests.
If I use 3/8″ x 1/2″ compression fittings I can fit 5/16″ ID, 7/16″ OD (8mm ID, 11mm OD) Tygon tubing and non-fray braided sleeving in them. It creates a clean look, and I can tighten the caps without twisting the tubing. Continue reading →