I’m not sure what kinpin meant to express, specifically, given that IE ships with TPLs – offcially this is to block web beacons, but is fundamentally ad blocking technology.
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Last time I checked, The Verge didn’t use Responsive Design…
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You’re so wrong – I can’t believe you smiled at this! It made me have tears.
^^ is that the type of polarization you’re looking for?
Don’t underestimate NIMBY for driving legislation. It’s basically why zoning laws exist – and while you’re currently out of luck for the pretty scenery, zoning is awesomely restrictive in often unexpected ways.
Yeah, tenant associations are saying “We signed up for long-term housing, and don’t want to deal with short-term stayers near us – these people are on holiday and therefore hold inconvenient hours, with a higher probability of being noisy (as we all are, on holiday), and a higher probability of needing hand holding for things like getting locked out and so on.”
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I’ve lived in plenty of large buildings around the world in my time, including some that have mixed long-term residential with short-stay hotel style accommodations.
While I support the concept of peer-to-peer flat sharing that companies like AirBnB enabled, as a tenant I much rather none of my neighbors use these services. Why?
People who stay in a city in short-term housing are more likely to get themselves locked out, mistake my door for theirs, keep irregular hours (because they’re on vacation!), be loud or otherwise inconsiderate (because they don’t have to deal with the repercussions of annoying me), and otherwise impact me negatively. .
AirBnB will probably be successful seeking updated legislation that:
But they’ll still face resistance from tenant groups who, like me, would prefer not to have annoying holidayers leaning on the intercom while they drunkenly attempt to navigate a strange bundle of keys at 3 AM on a Tuesday.
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Given that illumiroom is meant to be used in conjunction with an existing television, the optimal position is actually behind the head, rather than in front of the head – it absolutely doesn’t have to project onto the existing display.
Given the success that the Kinect sensor has had in dynamic room mapping applications in amateur robotics, I’d be surprised if it took any significant pre-calibration once the sensor and projector are merged.
MS illumiroom calibrates dynamically – it pulses an IR grid every other frame, for the Kinect-based sensor to read.
It’s common practice to mount projectors so that the viewer ends up between the projector and the projected surface. Sure, you could put it on your coffee table, but you’ll probably get better results mounting it like you would any other projector.
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