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  1. Transparent Solar Panels Are “The Wave of the Future”

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    Last night I watched Grand Designs where a guy went £90k over his £160k budget during his house build specifically because he kept adding the latest and greatest stuff as he built the house. Triple glazing went to quadruple glazing, cladding tripled, the boiler was a lower power state of the art blah blah blah.

    This is exactly what would happen if I built a house and would likely cause Laura to leave me in the process ;)

    These new solar panels are a prime example of the kind of thing that I would end up covering our house in, and costing us a fortune. If I could I would have them everywhere, and drive an electric car (Tesla of course), but for now on our budget I’ll stick with what we’ve got.

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  2. Tim League Refutes Netflix’s Reed Hastings On Movie Theater Innovation | IndieWire

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    A couple of my fondest memories involved a cinema or drive-in, not always movie related. A trip to the cinema is all about just that… it’s a trip. It’s a mini holiday you can take without leaving your home town. I hope that they will always be around… but then where are all the drive-ins these days.

    It makes sense that no director wants to go straight to phone or TV, and that they want to hit the big screen, but with the increasing use of VR and the improvement of the quality of the headsets a trip to see a movie with great sound on the big screen might be easier and better to do on your couch. For one the drinks and candy is cheaper — to the point where after 10 movies you’ve probably paid for a high-end VR headset, the kid isn’t kicking the back of your seat, your bladder won’t burst while you wait for the cliffhanger moment, you’ve got a more comfortable seat, you don’t have that really tall person in front of you, and Mr “Chew crunchy snack with my mouth open” isn’t frustrating you….

    I’m not saying that it’s better than a visit to the cinema, it ticks a lot of the same boxes but it’s still different. I remember seeing Something About Mary at the cinema and the audience laughing made it ever funnier… not something you want canned for movies and you’ll miss out on VR.

    It will be interesting how cinema and VR develop.

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  3. Tim League Refutes Netflix’s Reed Hastings On Movie Theater Innovation | IndieWire

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    A couple of my fondest memories involved a cinema or drive-in, not always movie related. A trip to the cinema is all about just that… it’s a trip. It’s a mini holiday you can take without leaving your home town. I hope that they will always be around… but then where are all the drive-ins these days.

    It makes sense that no director wants to go straight to phone or TV, and that they want to hit the big screen, but with the increasing use of VR and the improvement of the quality of the headsets a trip to see a movie with great sound on the big screen might be easier and better to do on your couch. For one the drinks and candy is cheaper — to the point where after 10 movies you’ve probably paid for a high-end VR headset, the kid isn’t kicking the back of your seat, your bladder won’t burst while you wait for the cliffhanger moment, you’ve got a more comfortable seat, you don’t have that really tall person in front of you, and Mr “Chew crunchy snack with my mouth open” isn’t frustrating you….

    I’m not saying that it’s better than a visit to the cinema, it ticks a lot of the same boxes but it’s still different. I remember seeing Something About Mary at the cinema and the audience laughing made it ever funnier… not something you want canned for movies and you’ll miss out on VR.

    It will be interesting how cinema and VR develop.

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  4. Tim League Refutes Netflix’s Reed Hastings On Movie Theater Innovation | IndieWire

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    A couple of my fondest memories involved a cinema or drive-in, not always movie related. A trip to the cinema is all about just that… it’s a trip. It’s a mini holiday you can take without leaving your home town. I hope that they will always be around… but then where are all the drive-ins these days.

    It makes sense that no director wants to go straight to phone or TV, and that they want to hit the big screen, but with the increasing use of VR and the improvement of the quality of the headsets a trip to see a movie with great sound on the big screen might be easier and better to do on your couch. For one the drinks and candy is cheaper — to the point where after 10 movies you’ve probably paid for a high-end VR headset, the kid isn’t kicking the back of your seat, your bladder won’t burst while you wait for the cliffhanger moment, you’ve got a more comfortable seat, you don’t have that really tall person in front of you, and Mr “Chew crunchy snack with my mouth open” isn’t frustrating you….

    I’m not saying that it’s better than a visit to the cinema, it ticks a lot of the same boxes but it’s still different. I remember seeing Something About Mary at the cinema and the audience laughing made it ever funnier… not something you want canned for movies and you’ll miss out on VR.

    It will be interesting how cinema and VR develop.

    Visit Link

  5. Tim League Refutes Netflix’s Reed Hastings On Movie Theater Innovation | IndieWire

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    A couple of my fondest memories involved a cinema or drive-in, not always movie related. A trip to the cinema is all about just that… it’s a trip. It’s a mini holiday you can take without leaving your home town. I hope that they will always be around… but then where are all the drive-ins these days.

    It makes sense that no director wants to go straight to phone or TV, and that they want to hit the big screen, but with the increasing use of VR and the improvement of the quality of the headsets a trip to see a movie with great sound on the big screen might be easier and better to do on your couch. For one the drinks and candy is cheaper — to the point where after 10 movies you’ve probably paid for a high-end VR headset, the kid isn’t kicking the back of your seat, your bladder won’t burst while you wait for the cliffhanger moment, you’ve got a more comfortable seat, you don’t have that really tall person in front of you, and Mr “Chew crunchy snack with my mouth open” isn’t frustrating you….

    I’m not saying that it’s better than a visit to the cinema, it ticks a lot of the same boxes but it’s still different. I remember seeing Something About Mary at the cinema and the audience laughing made it ever funnier… not something you want canned for movies and you’ll miss out on VR.

    It will be interesting how cinema and VR develop.

    Visit Link

  6. Tim League Refutes Netflix’s Reed Hastings On Movie Theater Innovation | IndieWire

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    A couple of my fondest memories involved a cinema or drive-in, not always movie related. A trip to the cinema is all about just that… it’s a trip. It’s a mini holiday you can take without leaving your home town. I hope that they will always be around… but then where are all the drive-ins these days.

    It makes sense that no director wants to go straight to phone or TV, and that they want to hit the big screen, but with the increasing use of VR and the improvement of the quality of the headsets a trip to see a movie with great sound on the big screen might be easier and better to do on your couch. For one the drinks and candy is cheaper — to the point where after 10 movies you’ve probably paid for a high-end VR headset, the kid isn’t kicking the back of your seat, your bladder won’t burst while you wait for the cliffhanger moment, you’ve got a more comfortable seat, you don’t have that really tall person in front of you, and Mr “Chew crunchy snack with my mouth open” isn’t frustrating you….

    I’m not saying that it’s better than a visit to the cinema, it ticks a lot of the same boxes but it’s still different. I remember seeing Something About Mary at the cinema and the audience laughing made it ever funnier… not something you want canned for movies and you’ll miss out on VR.

    It will be interesting how cinema and VR develop.

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  7. Web calculator or pricing page in instant

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    More interactivity and conversions for your website!
    Website visitors need quick and accurate answers and that is why calculoid is here. Calculoid provides users easy calculations thus gives them answers worthy of thousand words. And that will be your competitive advantage!

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  8. Web calculator or pricing page in instant

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    More interactivity and conversions for your website!
    Website visitors need quick and accurate answers and that is why calculoid is here. Calculoid provides users easy calculations thus gives them answers worthy of thousand words. And that will be your competitive advantage!

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  9. IdeaBoardz

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    This app lets you collaborate in a sticky note kind of way but online . It has both PDF and XLS export options as well.

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Surf the Dream is a blog that has been running since the mid 2000's when it started on BlogSpot. Over the years it's been rebranded as justinavery.me (now my resume) and JaveryDesign.com (which now redirects back to this site).

I offer consultation services through Simple Things, produce a range of high quality pocket notebooks(including a Solar System Notebook, Space Notebook, and a Guitar Notebook), write about the Universe and run a responsive web design knowledge hub and a RWD Weekly Newsletter.