There are three stages of wastewater treatment, according to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. During the first stage, all of the waste that accumulates in the city's pipes just sits in a tank for hours. This stage allows the solids to settle at the bottom of the tank. The water at the top of the tank is skimmed off and sent off to be processed. Your poop remains in the sludge that's left over. (The official name for this goop is, in fact, sludge.) … [Read more...] about Where does all our poop go?
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How Is Filmmaker Mode Different from Game Mode? If you’ve purchased a television in the past decade or so, it probably has a variety of profiles available, including cinema or game modes. What these modes do is entirely up to the manufacturer. A Game mode usually removes as much post-processing as possible in order to reduce latency (and thus, input lag). … [Read more...] about What Is Filmmaker Mode on a TV, and Why Will You Want It?
Color Out of Space passes off its Portuguese locations for the New England that Lovecraft loved/terrorized, but more importantly, the farm and its surroundings feel real. Compare Color to, say, The Conjuring or The Haunting of Hill House or Doctor Sleep: every location in those productions has a "digital jiggle," i.e., every shadow or beam of sunlight looks "punched up," every face has a vague, unnatural sheen, and every horizon has the "too-perfect" look of a digital touch-up that removed powerlines. We can tolerate that in The Irishman, but not so much in a horror movie that requires us to start out believing what we see. … [Read more...] about review: Nic Cage + Lovecraft = Match made in R‘lyeh
Welcome to the wonderful world of Android! We hope you greatly enjoy your new phone and the new ecosystem around it. If this is your first time on our side of the Apple/Google divide, there are a few items out there you'll probably want to consider picking up for your new phone. From headphones to use for listening to chargers and cables to keep your phone alive on those rotten days that just will not end, you can upgrade your Android experience with these accessories. … [Read more...] about Best Accessories to Buy After Unwrapping Your New Android Phone in 2020
Ultimately, I believe that -- to companies like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft -- subscriber services matter, not proprietary control of the hardware. While Sonos appears to be more tied to hardware today, it could certainly make speakers with a modular PiLe card that could be replaceable over time if new features required it, or it could provide the Sonos Controller as an app to integrate streaming services for any network of PiLes made by any group of manufacturers. … [Read more...] about So long, Sonos: Meet the open-source audio system that will never die