Getting 24p/5:5 Pulldown from DVD, Netflix, and Cable on your 120Hz or 240Hz TV

One of the nice things about Bluray is that it can output 24p to modern TV’s, resulting in a cinema like playback without the annoying 3:2 “Judder” long associated with playing back movies on standard TV’s.

But, there aren’t many BD discs out there compared to DVD.  Can we get this smooth playback from DVD and other sources like Netflix?

The answer is Yes — and you don’t need to buy any new player hardware to do it – to learn how keep reading!.

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Losing space on Drive C? Check your WER ReportQueue

I had been losing space on Drive C for awhile and it seemed odd to me as I rarely store things on Drive C, therefore the space should not be going down.

It ended up I had 255 GB (!) of files stacked up in the Windows Error Reporting Service queue in C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\wer\reportqueue

Definitely worth checking from time to time if you have apps that crash a lot and use Windows Vista.

To find out more about this subject, as well as instructions to disable it entirely, please see this link

http://www.walkernews.net/2007/08/13/how-to-disable-vista-error-reporting-feature/

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Minimize Data Transformations to Achieve Higher Performance

Often times, applications are created with an emphasis being placed on shortness of development time; performance is not looked at until fairly late in the game, and at that point rectifying the situation can and often does prove costly in terms of resources.

Even more importantly, little thought is often given to the underlying data structures used by the application, which often have considerable performance ramifications down the road.

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