Whats the difference between "factory direct" and "compatible" when buying computer parts?
Is factory direct cheaper than compatible? I don't know what any of this means.
Question answered by Tweeter & the MonkeyMan
neither one has a legal definition.. but in most cases,
"Factory Direct ": comes directly from the manufacturer, as in " Factory direct replacement OEM toner for your printer" -- which would come directly from HP or Lexmark, Lanier, Dell, etc.
"compatible" : this wasn't the part originally installed, but it is adequate to do the job.
- you may see that a power supply is no longer available, but a newer model is compatible.
Your computer manufacturer may sell compatible parts like memory or power supplies..
you can order cheap knock-offs directly from the 'cheap knock-off factory' therefore, "Factory Direct".
In the case of most parts, especially Toner and consumables.. OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts - even if compatible, are sometimes more expensive than that of other manufacturers. They include the brand labeling, research & development, quality control, patent or trademark issues, advertising and tech support expenses.
"knock off" - or "after market" secondary market products are cheaper. In many cases, you can get the exact same parts.. one example is memory; less than a dozen companies in the world actually produce RAM memory chips. Several companies buy them, assemble them on boards, re-label them, or buy the entire component and re-label it. We can buy RAM directly from the producers for a lot cheaper than the brand names. But.. your computer mfr doesn't support memory they didn't sell you.
In the case of printer toner.. the secondary market is widely variable. with OEM toner, you are protected and have a stable, reliable product. There are plenty of counterfeiters.. look for those holograms and expiration dates.
Ink / toner refills can be close or equivalent to original equipment, but the case may not withstand the extra use. In a few cases, re-manufactured toner has cost customers of mine to replace entire printers.. without warranty protection because of the after-market toner.
Of course, using these is a big deal.. you could save 75% of the cost of original OEM cartridges... after 3 or 4 savings like these, an average desktop printer might be paid off by the difference.
Is mankind headed for a dark age?
I think huge cities soon will be waste lands in the near future. Mankind will live in small towns and villages with greatly reduced technology.
Question answered by HELP THE PLANETLESS
Mankind as far as this Planet is concerned is Heading for extinction
In the 1970/80+ Key Personal From every section Business Industry etc etc were going missing Bank Accounts untouched No contact with Family or Friends etc
In the UK a Producer from Yorkshire Television was making a documentary regarding this He was interviewing at her home a lady who's coworker had gone missing Returning the following day to complete the interview As the van they were in turned into this Lady's road they saw this lady at her car putting a suitcase into the boot The quick thinking cameraman switched on his camera This Lady got into Her car and drove off and they followed filming at the same time They filmed the whole journey from London to an American Air force Base in Suffolk As this Lady approached the main gate the Guard opened the barrier waving Her through She didn't even have to slow down The film crew parked up and this Producer asked the Guard why was this Lady attending the Base The Guard replied No Lady had entered and also refusing a request for the Producing to see the Base Commander
It was claimed There is another Earth like Planet that is being populated with these missing people and in 2012 the Reptilians will go public What Humans remain will be housed in the huge camps that are being constructed all over the world and have double decker trains complete with leg ions to transport us there A figure of 20 million has been mentioned as who will reach 2012
In the meantime Reptilians use a very advanced form of hologram to conceal their presence Taking on "The semblance of Man [ Emerald Tablets of Thoth]
This is why "Finger Pointing and these hand gestures that don't fit in with normal Speech have become necessary There are many examples wherever we look No we haven't turned into a race of Italian demented Traffic Cops This is how these Reptilians are able to manipulate this energy Some people are able to see this It manifests as purple and green light People with very light colored hair ie grey or blond there is an abundance of green A person with very dark hair and even dark skin There is an abundance of purple Other colors are a mixture of the two
These "Chem Trails add to this phenomena too
That is only the gist of it There is far more
Is it possible to extract energy from sub-space and store it in a crystal matrix?
Question answered by oklatonola
Not yet, but science fiction DOES have a habit of becoming science fact. Some might say it's a nasty habit, because they can't stand it when somebody who remembers when something WAS science fiction points out that those things are now science fact and that they use some of those science fiction things every day.
Examples, mostly from Star Trek TOS: 3.5 inch floppy discs. blood sugar meters (I got my fourth meter since 1983 today, and I didn't have to buy it. I feel like a kid with a fabulous dream come true Christmas present.); PCs, cell phones, smart phones, MRI scans, RNA cloned human insulin, CDs and CD players, DVDs, electronic books and hardware, holograms/graphs......
ALL of the Star Trek and Stargate series producers hire consultants from NASA and on university faculties to get their science FACTS straight. That's WHY those science fiction things become science fact.
What is the Kronos quartet;what is the separate group Chronos that did the song Spiral Clouds?
Question answered by Hαяνєy Bσi ThєHiρ416™
For nearly 40 years, the Kronos Quartet—David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola), and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello)—has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 45 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world's most eclectic composers and performers, and commissioning more than 750 works and arrangements for string quartet. In 2011, Kronos became the only recipients of both the Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize, two of the most prestigious awards given to musicians. The group’s numerous awards also include a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance (2004) and "Musicians of the Year" (2003) from Musical America.
Kronos' adventurous approach dates back to the ensemble's origins. In 1973, David Harrington was inspired to form Kronos after hearing George Crumb's Black Angels, a highly unorthodox, Vietnam War-inspired work featuring bowed water glasses, spoken word passages, and electronic effects. Kronos then began building a compellingly diverse repertoire for string quartet, performing and recording works by 20th-century masters (Bartók, Shostakovich, Webern), contemporary composers (Aleksandra Vrebalov, John Adams, Alfred Schnittke), jazz legends (Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk), and artists from even farther afield (rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, Azeri vocalist Alim Qasimov, multimedia performer Meredith Monk).
Chronos is a musical creation from talanted musician & producer Nick Klimenko (aka dj Shankar) also known as Hologram & Secret Trick trance projects in past from Moscow, Russia.
Since 2001 project brings lots of sacral & esoterical ideas through audio-visual performances, music & people combined in one source of vision & slogan -
"Music for awakening consciousness"
The way of Chronos paths between ambient/ethnic influences and chillout/trip trance vibrations.
The word CHRONOS from ancient greek language translates like "Time". Like internity invisible by mind engine, symbol of our evolution.
Project was involved in more than 30 musical festivals in Russia & abroad. Released 35 tracks in 16 releases (compilations & albums)
Nick is an artist of Korg.de, Ajana, Altar, Sunline rec
Music of Chronos project transmits on tv ("Screen 5" channel in Moscow), in different radioshows ("Signs" by Volodia dj Fonar, Prostranstvo @ Megapolis fm (Moscow),bulgarian radio - www.radio.powernet.bg - official presentation of debut album), plays by many dj's around the world (Germany,Macedonia,Israel,Canada, Greece,America) Now Chronos is one of the most serious & respectible live acts in Moscow,Russia.
Played on one scene with: Asura,Abacus,Aes Dana,Shulman,Shpongle,Jaia,Scann Tec,Unstable Elements, Khooman,Koan etc.
2001-2008 – a solo project by Nick Klimenko.
First debut album – “Steps To The Great Knowledge”
2008 – Dimitriy Neschadim aka. C.J.Catalizer comes into project.
Guys made their 2nd album – “Quid Est Veritas?”
2009 – become a solo project of Nick Klimenko again.
Working on 3d Chronos album now.
Deeply involved in worldwide chillout movement and in process of it's development with presentations, mixes, interviews, lives & dj sets
How are scannable fake i.d.s made?
How do fake i.d. producers manage to make i.d.'s scan? and how do they manage to make such accurate holograms?
Question answered by California Street Cop
Lotsa practice. Its really not all that hard, but I won't be sharing the info with you.
Can someone explain the Gorillaz band members?
I'm starting to like the band Gorillaz - mostly because of their song, Feel Good Inc. But I don't understand the virtual band thing. Can someone explain the band members (the cartoons, not the real people)? Their personalities, mainly?
Also, do the Gorillaz have other songs similar to Feel Good Inc.?
Question answered by Sea Star
The band members (2D, Murdoc, Russel, and Noodle) are not real (obviously...they are cartoons), but the creator of the band, Damon Albarn, stated in an interview that they were based on real people. I don't know if the real people the cartoons are based on are necessarily the real band members, though.
The illustrator (Jamie Hewlett) and creator/vocals (Damon Albarn [also lead singer in "Blur" and "The Good The Bad and The Queen"]) are known. The other members are unknown to the public. They do concerts in which you can see them but I don't think they ever give names. Most recently, 2 guitarists from "The Clash" have toured with Gorillaz.
In the past, they have done concerts in the form of holograms (once with Madonna!). They have also performed where you can just see their silhouettes.
I have seen them do interviews in puppet form, but only once or twice. Usually they are illustrated.
The fictional members of the band have their own made-up stories and lives. Plastic Beach is the newest installment of their story. To find out all about their "past" there is a book called "Rise of the Ogre" in which it is all explained (the lives of the fictional characters).
So the interview you read was Murdoc's personality speaking.
If you look them up on Google images, you will not get very many (if at all) pictures of the real memebrs (you might get a lot of Albarn, Hewlett, various guest musicians or Danger Mouse [the producer])
Right under where it says "Biography" you can click on member biographies. Be mindful that the ages of the members are actually close to ten years older now than they were when this site was created, but the personalities are the same.
Engraved Number On Rolex Band?
just bought a rolex submariner blue and it has 2 engraved number on the back of the band .. has a hologram saying 116613 .. is it a replica ?
Question answered by Linux Dog
The number 116613 is correct for the watch you describe. Most replica holograms do not have the correct model numbers.
Turn the bezel. If it clicks like a ratchet then the watch is a fake. If it turns smooth (about 1/2 second steps or 120 for a full circle) then it is probably the real thing. I have never seen a fake that can pass that test.
Shake the watch close to your ear. If you hear a scraping sound then the watch is a fake. All fake Rolex use cheap Asian movements mounted with a plastic ring. The weight inside will scrape against the inside back of the case.
Keep in mind that in order to turn a profit a replica producer and/or smuggler must cut a lot of corners. The watches are really low quality. The manufacturer can not spend more than $20 on the parts and labor. A $5 replica sells for about $50-$100. A $10 replica sells for $135-$300. A $20 replica sells for $350-$1000. The watch is passed from smuggler to smuggler. He or she must make a profit, and pay his or her respective bribes.
"Malcolm Baird" is a SPAMmer. He logs on with a new screen name every day. I reported him. His answer will be deleted. He logged on again as "Avena Dory". He was reported again.
Edit: I just looked at my Rolex, and a fake. The engraving on the bracelet is exactly the same.
It is true examination of bodies by means of holograms, such as CSI?
Question answered by Les S
Nope. The women who eh Bones show is based on, and is a co producer of, says she is proud that ll the gadgets on the show are real. Then an interviewer asked if she uses any of them and she said no. Most are pen of a kind and really do not work, just examples of what someone wants to invent.
what's the title of the movie about a hologram of a popstar? came out after 2002?
the title of the movie is the name of the fictional artist and relates to her being digitized
Question answered by Michael
Sounds a lot like "S1m0ne" with Al Pacino. It's about a Hollywood producer who creates an actress on a computer and digitally inserts her into movies. She ends up becoming so popular that the public demands to see Simone in person.
what is the role of producers in protection of consumer exploitation???
like if they in any sort help in consumer protection???
Question answered by karun
Producers can take following steps to protect consumers from exploitations:
1) Always have the expiry date on perishable goods.
2) Have the holograms or some distinguishable qualities in package which can help in distinguishing fake packaging from the authentic.
3) Always include the MRP on the packet..!!
4) make sure that weight and quantity of the packets are even.