Which parts of the UK are covered inch by inch by CCTV cameras?
I’ve never been to the UK but I heard they’re everywhere as they’re the most watched nation in the world. Are they on every street?
Most town centers, certainly. The majority are privately owned. You can’t normally see them, so it is difficult to say what places are or are not under surveillance. There is a big market in selling home cctv cameras, but in fact a lot of the ones sold are not useful for evidence in court as the definition is not good enough. That type probably have more of a deterrent effect against burglars. You are not breaking the law unless you do something weird like aiming one at the door of your neighbour across the street and recording their visitors.
Road junctions are also linked to networks of cameras, and frequently buses have cameras which record not only the occupants of the vehicle but also the actions of other road users.
Is there a difference between almond extract and almond oil? And if so, what is it?
I had been looking off and on for “almond oil” for the past few months, whenever I’d go to the grocery store, but I’d never be able to find it. Then, today…when I was at Walmart, I was looking through the different brands and sizes of vanilla extract, when I see “almond extract.” Never even knew there was a such thing.
Are almond oil and almond extract the same thing? And if not, could they be used almost interchangeably? Why or why not?
Almond extract is only the flavor of almonds. It is used in baked goods.
From the Food Network website: “almond extract
Definition: A flavoring produced by combining bitter-almond oil with ethyl alcohol. The flavor is very intense, so the extract should be used with care. See also extracts.
–Copyright (c) 1995 by Barron’s Educational Series, from The New Food Lover’s Companion, Second Edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst ” (http://web.foodnetwork.com/food/web/encyclopedia/termdetail/0,7770,84,00.html)
Almond oil is pure oil extracted by crushing almonds. It is light and clear w/ a fairly neutral taste. Almond can be used in salad dressings or in beauty treatments (ex. Lotions, massage oil, etc.). If you can’t find almond oil, consider hazelnut oil or walnut oil.
From the Food Network website:
“Definition: An oil obtained by pressing sweet almonds. French almond oil, huile d’amande, is very expensive and has the delicate flavor and aroma of lightly toasted almonds. The U.S. Variety is much milder and doesn’t compare either in flavor or in price. Almond oil can be found in specialty gourmet markets and many supermarkets.
–Copyright (c) 1995 by Barron’s Educational Series, from The New Food Lover’s Companion, Second Edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst ” (http://web.foodnetwork.com/food/web/encyclopedia/termdetail/0,,85,00.html)
You can find almond oil w/ the cooking oils in fancy grocery stores or in the health & beauty section of stores like Trader Joe’s.
Does anyone know when the new xbox 360 with blue ray will be released?
Is it going to be worth waiting for?
It’s all still a rumor. Every single source that says it’s going to happen are basing everything on an old chinese newspaper article. And that was way back in February if you want to believe Satellites.co.uk
In early May, everyone and their mom started reporting about the exact same article from long ago (Which I can’t even locate myself) Digitimes makes the most noise about it..
and then the rest just keep quoting digitimes.
(Had to remove to link to filefronts news page as apparently linking to their page gets me a yahoo 999 error, which is basically saying it’s a banned link. So instead, check out this google search link that will give you as many sources as you want.)
Microsoft still says it’s a rumor from unknown sources. You can never tell with Microsoft. But personally, I’ll tend to lean toward a recent interview with Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft’s entertainment and devices division.
“Q: In January, Warner Bros. Announced that it was going to support Blu-ray, the high-definition DVD format. Since then, the rival HD DVD format has gone away. Microsoft supported HD DVD with an Xbox HD DVD attachment. What is your plan there?
A: Our plan continues to focus on high-definition experiences. Xbox 360 has a great ability to deliver those through the Xbox Live (online download) service. It’s a great way to get the high-definition concept because it’s right there. There’s no additional media. There is nothing you need to purchase.
If you look at the Blu-ray player market, you haven’t seen the acceleration everybody expected (since the demise of HD DVD). It’s not as much about whether all the content is in a Blu-ray format or a HD DVD format. You have to look at how fundamentally compelling the difference is between a progressive scan DVD player and the picture that it can produce and what you get on a high-definition player. The reality is there is some difference, but most people look at it and say, “I am not going to pay extra for that.”
Q: So no plans for Blu-ray in the next generation Xbox?
A: No. There is nothing to even talk about right now with regard to the next generation. That is so far out that there isn’t anything to talk about. ”
Edit. Forgot to add the link to the interview
Also, since Microsoft is securing more and more networks and providers for HD content over Xbox live, it just seems more likely that they will continue pursuing the digital and streaming media instead of adopting another physical medium. Of course, that’s my opinion.
But to answer the question, if it is indeed true, then they’re supposed to be shipping in August
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