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Crowdsourcing Big Brother In Lancaster, PA

alienhazard the technology behind it (440 comments)

Something no one else has mentioned is what better uses could have been made out of this funding. You see, most of this camera network is fiber optic and some of it is wireless. Why spend $3mil putting in 160 cameras when we could have used this fiber optic/ wireless network to provide high speed internet to the whole city?! THAT would have been a much better investment, but I'm sure Comcast would have had a temper tantrum.

more than 5 years ago
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How to Convert Your HD-DVD Discs to Blu-Ray

alienhazard Re:Oh is that all (275 comments)

I must disagree. first of all, the difference in video quality between dvd and bluray is very significant. consider: DVD = 640x480 pixels = 307,200 total pixels Bluray = 1920x1080 pixels = 2,073,600 total pixels this means that bluray has roughly 6.5x the resolution of dvd. Whether you _need_ this many pixels is up to you. Also, something that a lot of people don't seem to consider is that this format war was about more than just movies. As you can see with dvd and cd, optical disks are used for more than just movies and the same is true of bluray. once prices go down, bluray burners will become a default part of computers. As far as I know, you can back up data on them. So, aren't you glad that bluray won since its maximum capacity is 50gb vs the 30gb capacity of hd-dvd? i heard that it would be possible to make bluray disks that hold 200gb, which is even better. If they start making 200gb bluray blank media, you might be able to back up your entire pr0n collection to one disk! like my dad used to tell me, "Think before you speak!"

more than 6 years ago

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