Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?
I know I am gonna get beat up here, but did you check into a bundle with cable TV service? Maybe she already has cable, and could upgrade? I use cable service here just for internet and they offer phone too. Forget about cellular companies, unless you can use somebody like T-Mobile?
Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year
General Motors has had a major presence in China for years. Curious thing though, the Chinese only allow them to sell cars there that are made there. What a concept! We all have a choice on what car we drive. I for one want to know where its made. I will not drive a Chinese car. Maybe a Tesla if its made here. At least my Harley is mostly made here.
Amazon "Unlaunches" & Postpones $100,000 Civic Apps Contest For AWS
For sure. Acronyms, abreviations, buzzwords, and some brand names should be spelled out the 1st time they are used in an article. If only for us old bastards that have been reading Slashdot from the start, and still don't what AWS is.
Ask Slashdot: Using a Tablet As a Sole Computing Device?
I am using a BT keyboard to write this reply, on an old iPad. The keyboard is an HP, works fine. If you like tablets and occasionaly need to wrte emails or comments in Facebook, a tablet and a BT keyboard will suit you. Now writing a term paper or a book, get a laptop.
Why The Hobbit's 48fps Is a Good Thing
I agree with this, Motion Blur is not desirable. In real life you see everything with no motion blur. The old motion picture standard was picked based on economics. It was the slowest frame rate the film industry could use but still trick most peoples minds into thinking it was fluid motion. Keep in mind how film motion pictures work, one frame, (a still shot) moves in front of the light source, the shutter opens you see the still, the shutter closes, you see nothing, (a time of darkness,) the next frame moves in front of the light source, the shutter opens you see the still frame, and so on and so on, 24 times a second. Now on an old TV screen the picture never blanked out, it was supposed to persist until the next frame, so that the image would not be perceived as flickering. I was a TV technician for 20 years, and believe me if you wanted motion blur, old time TV was what you needed. Motion blur was depended on to prevent people from complaining about flicker. TV companies made TV screens with different degrees of persistence to try and balance fluid motion, (how we see real life,) with motion blur (compromised image to reduce flicker.) Give me fluid motion in a motion picture, for that you need frame rate. I am not sure but I think digital projectors work more like a big TV, as they have no shutters, they just paint over the previous frame, like TV does in its digital 30 fps mode. I think 60fps would be very good, 120fps might be over kill.
SpaceX Brownsville Space Port Opposed By Texas Environmentalists
Why not use one of the "space ports" we already got? Oh, I know why. Cause they probably won't be paying for the new one. The U.S. taxpayer would likely end up paying for it, as usual.