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I think this might be something that Netflix is overlooking. The community-like aspect of watching something simultaneously with the rest of the word is extremely powerful. The Twitch generation could prove that live broadcasts or some kind of time-locked release schedule is much more likely to build momentum.

Granted, Netflix's data is probably much more convincing than any vague feeling of community, but I wonder if the "indulgent viewing" they mention is the side-effect of our brains failing to cope with sudden overflow of stuff to consume.

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I totally agree Netflix is overlooking this aspect of live programming.

I would love to see a Netflix 'channel' that loops randomly through the top 100 shows/movies and plays the content live for everyone.

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Not really versioning, but Ormr [1] is built around completely non-destructive editing with history baked into each project. Still in beta but worth a look.

[1] https://www.getormr.com/

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The strangest part is that they don't even show the bulge in the product renders on the site: http://images.apple.com/iphone-6/overview/images/design_deta...

It's as if they're in denial.

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Oh wow, good catch. I didn't even see that.

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Almost 11% in 2011 [1], about the same as it is today.

1. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/16/us-walmart-idUSTRE...

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I'm sorry, but I have to challenge such a broad statement. The classification of literature is an awful game but Dune is hardly a default candidate for serious study, and I feel a view of literature with it near the top is unfortunately stunted. Just speaking as someone who has taken many of the courses you mention, although not an expert.

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If nonsense like Pride and Prejudice makes it into a literature course, Dune at get above that low bar.

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Cool, I love counterintuitive (and even counterproductive) solutions just for their own sake. I tried to do a similar thing with text a while ago: http://nbush.github.io/headache/

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"Tired of people stealing your content? Looking to make copying HTML text a huge pain for your users? Sick and tired of useful, well-made Python scripts? Headache will make it so users cannot select, copy or paste html text without getting a bunch of garbage as well. Try copying this sentence. No, seriously, try it. Yeah that's right. Now try pasting it somewhere.

Now the only way you can steal my sweet, sweet content is by writing it out letter by letter or writing your own noble script that filters out all the junk. Checkmate.

You might say that this solution is unintuitive, massively inefficient and completely unnecessary. Well that's not the true Hacker Spirit now, is it? " ;)

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As a challenge I wanted to see how hard it would be to circumvent this. Here's a bookmarklet: javascript:void(function(s,i){for(i=0;i<s.length;i++)if(window.getComputedStyle(s[i]).color=='transparent')s[i].style.display='none'}(document.getElementsByTagName('span')))

That should be one line with no spaces if gets line wrapped.

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Nice work! Here's another solution posted in an earlier thread: javascript:d=document.createElement("div");d.innerHTML="<style>span:nth-child(odd) {display:none;}</style>";document.body.appendChild(d);

I don't think there's any easy way for the obfuscation to stay ahead of JS reversal. Thanks for taking a look!

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This is clever! I think it can be circumvented by removing all spans in a paragraph with more than 1 character.

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Thanks! Yeah, there are many JS ways around this, but it would be more than enough to stop most people... including myself in most cases.

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If you want to take the effect to its hilarious conclusion, you can even do depth of field using SVG filters: http://nbush.github.io/depth/

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Except that Gaussian blur does not approximate how we see things blurry outside the focal plane. Our pupils are not shaped like a bell curve with smooth falloff at the edges, instead they are round, thus requiring a different convolution kernel.

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Microsoft Research took the ambient background idea a little further with some cool IllumiRoom demos. [0]

[0] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2w-XqW7bF4

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Oh man that looks amazing... It'd be something interesting to follow and see how it goes. Even just watching the video got me excited and curious to see how it all works!

Thanks for sharing.

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The examples became more and more complex while the code remained evolutionary and understandable. Amazing work and a huge resource for canvas drawing and those unfamiliar with javascript. Very impressive.

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To be honest, I'm most impressed by the directional lighting simulation in the header. Any hints on how it was done? Mouse position and image opacity?

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It's done using webgl and additive blending of 3 light sources rendered with maxwell render. (check the console for a list of libraries used ;)

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It appears to be canvas with WebGL I believe.

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