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Question about The Dresden Files.

Started by Joseph P. Last reply by BenGee on Saturday. 3 Replies

I have a question about a series of books.  I just recently tried reading the series, The Dresden Files.I've heard from so many people about what a great fantasy series it is.  It's the go-to reference for almost any discussion about modern magic in…Continue

iPhone 6 plus design defects

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 7. 2 Replies

A Design Defect Is Breaking a Ton of iPhone 6 PlusesThe phones apparently malfunction from "molding themselves to the shape of your rump if left too…Continue

Tags: Touch Disease, iPhone 6

What Be Your Nerd Type?

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. May 16. 59 Replies the test and see what you get.This is what I am -Science/Math nerd and Gamer/Computer Nerd…Continue

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 17, 2015. 8 Replies

Published on Oct 19, 2015 Watch the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, coming to theaters December 18, 2015.I can't wait to see this movieContinue

Tossing your privacy policies

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Donald L. Engel Sep 25, 2015. 5 Replies

The following companies just betrayed billions of peopleThese companies are lobbying for "hugely unpopular surveillance legislation that's been lambasted by privacy groups and security…Continue

Tags: surveillance, privacy, Cyber Threat Information Sharing, cybersecurity

Unsustainable Bitcoin

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 3, 2015. 2 Replies

... Bitcoin about 5,033 times more energy intensive, per transaction, than VISA... Bitcoin’s power usage per transaction isn’t remotely sustainable as a wholesale replacement for the conventional financial system.... According to my calculation, a…Continue

Tags: transaction costs, sustainability, Bitcoin

The best trailers and talks of San Diego Comic-Con

Started by Steph S. Jul 15, 2015. 0 Replies

San Diego Comic-Con was last week, and our sister site IGN descended upon the…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on May 18, 2015 at 9:09pm

Alex welcome to the group.

Anyone going to see the new Jurassic Park movie when it comes out?

Comment by Joseph P on April 27, 2015 at 4:31pm

I have tickets, if that counts.  I'd invite you to come, but I think the plane ticket might be a little more expensive than the movie ticket.

Comment by Steph S. on April 27, 2015 at 3:55pm

The Avengers movie is coming out in a few weeks - anyone have plans to see this movie?

Comment by Steph S. on April 27, 2015 at 3:54pm

Dulce Rubio welcome to the group.

Comment by Plinius on April 16, 2015 at 12:55am

Thanks Steph!

Comment by Steph S. on April 15, 2015 at 9:19pm

Plinius welcome to the group.

Comment by Joseph P on April 14, 2015 at 3:17pm

Hmm, the volume that various YouTubers output at is definitely inconsistent.  If I'm watching a playlist made up of various, random videos, it can be a pain in the ass balancing it against other audio sources on my computer.  I usually watch YouTube while playing a game of some sort on the other screen, since I have a dual monitor setup on my desktop computer, including the television, so turning the main volume up or down isn't a solution.  Of course usually, I'll be watching a series put out by one YouTuber, for a couple of hours, so the volume will be fairly consistent.

And yeah, I do have my desktop hooked up to the surround sound system, but even on my laptop, with the external speakers I have hooked up or with headphones, I don't have that issue.  Not sure.  Has your hearing just gone that badly?

Do you mean that the videos are too dark, relative to other things on your computer?  I haven't noticed that at all.  Have you used a gamma adjustment tool to adjust the brightness on your monitor or the gamma slider in your video settings?

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 14, 2015 at 10:05am

I notice YouTube leaves the audio slider where I put it, for any other video I watch, but only most of the time.  

I usually check the slider on each video I watch because most YouTube videos have a maximum volume that is still too low, whether I use the computer speaker or earphones.

 I've been saying for 20 years that I'm going to connect my computer to my movie system to get as much volume as I want, but it doesn't get done.

Another problem I have with YouTube videos, is many of them are much too dark.

Comment by Joseph P on April 14, 2015 at 1:35am

It wasn't anything that anyone did.  It's just a glitch that YouTube throws, from time to time, for some reason.

Just like with any other tech support issue.  Do we know why certain glitches happen, even when it happens in the same situation when the user does a certain thing?  Sometimes, but usually not.  The best explanation for "Why?" that we get for most issues is, "Yeah, that program screws this up sometimes.  No idea why.  When it does that, you just do this, and it clears the error."

Comment by sk8eycat on April 14, 2015 at 12:42am

@Joseph &Cat:  Something worked!  I don't understand how the slider got all the way over to the left, but it did.  (I'm not the only one who uses this computer....)  Anyway, as a Thank You, here's one of my favorite pieces of music....I hope you enjoy jazz:

The first time I heard this, I was driving home from work at the Cat Hotel, late at night, and I nearly stopped the car in the middle of the street so I could get out and dance...


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