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Google-search-infographic.gif 800×8,848 pixels. Android Lag, Attributed To Core System Framework, Here To Stay. Last night, Android engineer Dianne Hackborn published a blog entry detailing some of the hurdles her platform faces in working its way toward the lofty goal of a completely lag-free UI.

Android Lag, Attributed To Core System Framework, Here To Stay

However, according to former Android team intern Andrew Munn, Hackborn’s essay fails to address the fundamental cause of Android’s nigh-constant visual and touch-tracking hiccups. Munn’s example is illuminating, his frustration palpable: Anybody who’s used a Nexus S knows it slows down in all but the simplest of ListViews. And forget any semblance of decent performance if a background task is occurring, like installing an app or updating the UI from disk. On the other hand, iOS is 100% smooth even when installing apps. To remedy this oversight, Munn wrote his own piece about Android’s root problems, identifying six obstacles (one major, five minor) blocking the platform from achieving the smoothness we Apple users all know and love.

Grab your closest iPad or iPhone and open Safari. iMakeMemes: Memes on Your Mac. 24 November '11, 04:35pm Follow If you can’t get through the day without a Business Cat, a Foul Bachelor Frog or an Excited Kitten, this app is for you.

iMakeMemes: Memes on Your Mac

If you have no ideal what we’re talking about, it probably isn’t for you. iMakeMemes was knocked up by Reddit user Michael Fogleman with the express purpose of making it as easy as possible to generate your own meme images. He announced it on the link sharing site earlier today, as Electric Pig spotted. You just select the image you want, add the text, adjust its size and alignment to suit, and save. A lot of the common meme images are on here, although we have to say “Y U NO HAVE ‘Y U NO’ GUY?’. ➤iMakeMemes.

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How to Calibrate Your HDTV and Boost Your Video Quality in 30 Minutes or Less. Don't know about you... but TVs I've owned have Store and Home modes, Store is horribly bright, high contrast, Home is sensibly done.

How to Calibrate Your HDTV and Boost Your Video Quality in 30 Minutes or Less

Last time this article came around it only needed a DVD player. Now you've made it even harder to do. You *can* use a DVD player, but considering no DVD player is capable of 1080p/i display, it wouldn't make much sense. You can use an Xbox 360 if you download and burn the mp4 version of the calibration disc, but frankly, if you're calibrating your HDTV so you can actually, you know, enjoy the HD part of that, you should make sure the video you're calibrating to is actually displayed in true HD, not upconverted or 720p. That said, "Store" or "Cinema" or "Vivid" is the mode warned against in the open. Telescope Forums & Reviews.

I assume that most of this applies to the 6SE also, but I have only tested on my 8SE which is about 4-5 years old, but upgraded to the newest firmware.

Telescope Forums & Reviews

What I am writing here is mostly built on suggestions from others on this board and from other sites on the Internet. I am just compiling it and adding some reasonable level of confirmation from my own trial and error. Then I thought it would be useful to have them in one spot. I did a half dozen alignments testing this alignment process and am pretty confident this is a good process and would have saved me about 4 hours of frustration in my first nights.

So you just got your first 8SE (6SE). You are pretty sure you read the manual well enough to take it out and logging the objects you have seen thanks to your handy dandy goto function. Preparation: Tripod: – As far as I know the standard tri-pod is the same as I have. Get an External Power Supply: While I could get a few good hours out my 130 SLT in 8 AA batteries.. Settings: