Since January, we've had to wait at least a month to get new movies from Warner Bros on Netflix. (And more recently, Fox and Universal.) Well, Warner says it's going so well, they're thinking about making the wait longer. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said the other day, "So far the 28-day window has clearly been a success versus no delay." So of course, "the question of whether we ought to go longer is very much under scrutiny. It may well be a good idea." Because it's not like Netflix customers would wanna watch The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray as soon as it's out. The worst part is that if Warner's thinking this way, so is every other studio
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This ain't your parents' birth announcement (that would just be weird). Nerdy couple Jeff and Jessica, fans of "Star Wars" and procreation, got creative when it came to announcing their twins and re-edited "Star Wars" to tell the tale of one, singular "kick ass sperm." Coming to us a day after the unofficial "Star Wars" holiday ("May The 4th Be With You"), you can tell this couple is awesomely nerdy and really excited for their upcoming spawn. They say they won't name the twins Luke and Leia, but how about R2D2 and CP3O? OK, maybe that's taking it a little too far… (Via The Daily What)
I love messing with settings and geeky file-sharing programs. My spouse doesn't, but digs Hulu and appreciates free. So I set up a media center that satisfies my geek cravings but is actually easy-to-use for non-nerds. Here's what I pieced together. Photo remixed from 96dpi. The Goal (and Geeky History) For more than a year now, I've been messing with computers connected to TVs, trying to make it just as easy to watch last night's shows on Hulu as it would be with a DVR. I wanted my wife to be just as enthused about this kind of Living-in-the-Future project, but, until recently, none of what I'd set up could be called actually "easy to use"—unless you happened to write about computers and software tweaks for a living.
I love a good DVD as much as the next guy, but the whole optical media world has been on my shitlist lately. I'm sick of renting or Netflix-ing a DVD, getting an hour into it, then hitting the scratchety-skip zone that freezes up my DVD player and leaves me unable to finish my stories. My solution to this problem is to rip every DVD I rent to my hard drive as soon as I get it. In my experience, a rip smooths over those un-renderable sections of the DVD without issue, so when I'm ready to watch the ripped DVD, it's certain to be scratch and skip-free. Since I've got no time to sit around clicking through dialogs to rip my DVDs, I've put together my very own one-click DVD ripping solution.
We will start a new set of posts that will demonstrate different way of creating and styling various design elements. Today our focus will be on “Post Headings“, how to style and markup this important block that comes before any post. Usually “Post Headings” consists of 5 essential elements: * 1- Post Title * 2- Publishing Date * 3- Author Name * 4- Post Category ot Tags * 5- Number of Comments What we are going to do is play around with these 5 puzzle pieces to get 5 different and pretty “Post Headings” for your blog posts. All the headings mentioned here actually need only couple of lines of CSS.
CSS has become the standard for building websites in today’s industry. Whether you are a hardcore developer or designer, you should be familiar with it. CSS is the bridge between programming and design, and any Web professional must have some general knowledge of it. If you are getting your feet wet with CSS, this is the perfect time to fire up your favorite text editor and follow along in this tutorial as we cover the most common and practical uses of CSS.
This is my no means a definitive list of the Top 10 Most Philosophical Movies of All-Time (such a task would be impossibly subjective). It is, on the other hand, a list of excellent movies that will make you think much more than the ‘ordinarily’ run-of-the-mill Hollywood garbage. So please, queue these in your Netflix, or run to your local video store, because these films are excellent mind candy for the starving intellectual within us all.