Modem / Router question [more inside]
In the late 70s or early 80s, I saw a TV show that involved a kid who wasn't supposed to open a glowing door. The kid reached for the door... he was about to open it... and at that point, I got freaked out and ran out of the TV room. My sense of terror makes it one of my more vivid childhood memories, and to this day, I often wonder what was behind that door. From these vague details, can you help me figure out what the show was so I can finally find the answer? [more inside]
This question is a follow-up to this one I asked recently. Having purchased the H4n through Amazon, which came with a cd for the required Cubase program by Steinberg, I'm now trying to register as directed by product info (apparently there's a 30-day window of opportunity). What an Alice-in-Wonderland nightmare I'm in. [more inside]
I need a point and shoot camera that meets these three criteria: 1. Mega zoom 2. GPS built in 3. Shoots in raw format. My Google-fu has failed me. Any suggestions?
I'm hoping to find a tweak that will make a specific webpage always load at 200% in a Chrome browser, but I don't want the zoom to apply to any other webpage. [more inside]
Can someone explain these two types of zoom lens specs? [more inside]
I am looking for movie/TV scenes in which the audience or characters think that something is one thing up close, but realize that it is something different from further away. [more inside]
Yahoo News seems to have re-designed their site in a way that's removed the ability to enlarge the text of its news articles on an iPad... Is there a way to get around this? The person behind this question is nearly blind and doesn't want to re-learn a non-Yahoo news web portal....
Everything in firefox is zoomed in twice by default. Icons in the bookmarks bar are larger than they should be and pixellated. How can I fix this? [more inside]
I'm ready to up my photography game. I live in a gorgeous place with lots of interesting things to photograph-- wildlife, birds, water and mountains, abandoned infrastructure-- and my iPhone 4 can't produce pictures that are rich or detailed enough to do it all justice (or blow up for prints, or be good blog fodder). However, I'm not interested in a DSLR because I know I'm unlikely to actually have it with me when opportunities present themselves, and at this point I'm not really technically proficient enough to justify the cost. What point and shoot models should I consider? [more inside]
an iPhone/iOS picture app that zooms "deeply" so I can read the little details of a really big diagram? [more inside]
How does the Zoom H4N play with (Arch)Linux? [more inside]
Help me find my Word 2003 tweak! [more inside]
Google maps KML zoom and centering: I need to inventory a variety of polygons and points on a single map, some from a database and some from KML files. Can you help point me in the right direction? [more inside]
I love it when, in a film, there's a quick optical zoom on a frozen frame -- The 400 Blows, The Rules of Attraction, Beck's Devil's Haircut video. Have more, preferably with Youtube links? [more inside]
What is the smallest Nikon (or compatible) image-stabilization lens? My search results seem to indicate it is this: Nikon 18mm - 55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX (VR) Vibration Reduction Wide Angle Autofocus Zoom Lens, which is a VR version of the kit lens on a D40. [more inside]
Looking for a screen magnifier for OSX. [more inside]
What's the best way to spec font sizes in CSS for a mobile web site for the latest versions of Android, Blackberry, and Safari Mobile? [more inside]
Songs on the theme of transportation? [more inside]
Zoomable GPS: my last car had built in nav that I never used for finding locations, but found real useful for exploring & driving in unfamiliar areas - I'd just turn it on and use it as a live moving map. Now I have a new car with no nav so I'm shopping for a system, but the ones I've seen in Target appear to be more oriented to route finding and don't have a very good perspective/ too high a zoom level for assessing the surroundings on the move. Is there one available that I can use for exploring in this way?
Is there a firefox add-on that auto-zooms pages to fit the browser window? Lots of sites these days have a fixed width with a bunch of blank space to the left and right. I want them to scale up to fit the window. [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of the film and tv cliché where images from surveillance video or photos are magnified and enhanced (usually to a ridiculous degree). [more inside]
I saw a video from microsoft research which showed a new editor with like "infinite zoom" when viewing all source code files, like flash vector files - really cool. But i can't seem to find this video again! Does anybody know what it's called? Or a link?
I am in love with the zoom-in dialog box used for the video demo on the Firefox 3.5 'what's new' screen. Is there a cross-browser equivalent? I know about various 'lightbox' scripts, but this zoom thing is new to me.
Are there are any pocket-sized digital cameras that allows optical zooming while shooting in video mode? Big bonus points if it can shoot HD (720p) video. [more inside]
Does this feature exist in current HDTV models: automatically detect letterboxed shows broadcast in standard definition and expand them to fill the whole screen? [more inside]
Find-that-website filter: Website with a unique explanation of lens focal length with respect to photography and zoom lenses. [more inside]
What is the name of this TV show where you zoom out to see the universe and then zoom down to the atomic level?
What is the name of this science TV program where you are continually zooming out farther and farther from the Earth, and then zooming in to the microscopic level in someone's skin cell, while a man narrates? [more inside]
How "zoom" is a 55-200mm zoom lens? [more inside]
How to stop Firefox from auto zooming the entire page. [more inside]
Help me find a digital camera with real tv-out [more inside]
Has anyone ever flown Zoom Airlines for a transatlantic (or other long) flight? I had never heard of them until recently, and the reviews online aren't very good. This is probably due to the fact that disgruntled people take it to the Internet, so I'd like to know of your experiences, good or bad. [more inside]
Optimal web browsing with a high resolution (1920x1200) display? [more inside]
I bought the Pentax K100D dSLR, partly on recommendations from here, and I love it. I have the 18-55 kit lens and the 50-200 zoom lens, which I mostly use. Now I would like to buy a faster in-between zoom, somewhere from 24-28 at the low end to 75-135 at the high end. I am trying to figure out whether to buy a Pentax, Tamron, or Sigma lens and am getting confused with all the contradictory reviews. The Tamron 24-135 is praised to the skies by some and trashed by others. I am leaning towards the Tamron 28-75 but would like something closer to 100 mm. Any advice?
What can I do with a "ruined" autofocus SLR zoom lens? Anything cool/neat I can turn it into? Any fun optics demonstrations I can do with the lenses inside? [more inside]
Is there a name for the literary device used in this song? [more inside]
Have any MeFites used Source Audio's cool-looking Hot Hands wireless adapter, especially with other manufacturers' gear? [more inside]
What is the earliest generally-accepted use in commercial cinema of the following three shots: a lens-based zoom, in or out; a traveling shot using a dolly to follow a scene's protagonist (as in moving from room to room laterally); and a traveling shot using a dolly to effectively create a zoom, in which the framing of the protagonist becomes tighter as a result of a shorter distance to the subject? [more inside]
What would be a good alternative all purpose lens for a "professional amateur" photographer who has a Canon 20D, currently equipped with only an EFS 18-55 ? [more inside]
Searching for famous scenes from movies where the camera pans out across a vast distance in a single shot... [more inside]
3D-filter I need to know if there is some sort of web plugin that can show full 3dsMax creations on the web. Spin, Zoom and Tag, more info after the link... [more inside]
What is going on with my display? Some kind of "pan-and-scan" effect has been switched on and it's making me seasick. [more inside]
Photoshop CS2 does a terrible job scaling down an image when displaying it in the edit window. Is there an equivalent of "Bicubic" for when I'm looking at an image on screen? [more inside]
Help fix my jumpy Mac OS X Universal Access Zooming! I use the zoom function of OS X's Universal Access to help me read things and watch videos and such. This has been working wonderfully until I switched my monitor configuration from both of my monitors side-to-side to the current configuration of having one monitor on top of the other. Now when I zoom in and move the mouse at all, the zoomed in rectangle jumps so that the bottom edge is stuck to the bottom edge of the bottom monitor. I can move left and right, but no longer up or down. Any ideas? [more inside]
I just got my first "real" job out of college as a teacher and I want a fun car now. I'm looking at buying a 1989 rebuilt RX-7 Haltech turbo convertible for $5000... the top is ripped and a $1000 replacement is part of the price. Can ripped/leaking/faded tops be restored? [more inside]
I recently bought a Zoom X3 5660A DSL router/modem/all-in-one to use with my Apple Airport Extreme Base Station for internet. Everything's working fine, except Azureus (Bit Torrent). [more inside]
I'm looking for a PC equivalent of the Mac OSX default beaches/nature/cosmos/etc screen savers. I've yet to see anything on the PC that can gently zoom/pan its images like that. Ideally this would be something that would allow me to use my own images.