FlightBenefits posted...before I even pop the disk in...Really? The king of the BluRay players and again Sony allowing a game on their system and not making 1080i/P mandatory. How could anyone even try to defend that descision.---PSN and XBL : flightbenefitsCurrently obsessed with : SiriusXM
Yeah I think its funny that there was that controversy with the Xbox 360 not having HDMI initially for 1080p when the PS3 did, and most PS3 games do not run in 1080p anyway lol. I think the xbox just upscales to 1080p anyway though, but it is still higher resolution. That being said, this game, and all my PS3 games look and run fine in 720p to me.
From: FlightBenefits | #001The king of the BluRay players and again Sony allowing a game on their system and not making 1080i/P mandatory. How could anyone even try to defend that descision.
FlightBenefits posted...before I even pop the disk in...Really? The king of the BluRay players and again Sony allowing a game on their system and not making 1080i/P mandatory. How could anyone even try to defend that descision.---PSN and XBL : flightbenefitsCurrently obsessed with : SiriusXM I prefer 720p over 1080i. As for 1080p you would have to make a lot of sacrifices for a console game to run at that in most cases.
MARK NORMAN: When you first approachcuttlefish, within, sort of, 10 or 15 minutes, you can get fairly close tothem. They're checking out you as much as you're checking them out.And that's the most exciting time to sit and watch their behaviors,'cause after a while they get used to you, and they will allow you toaccompany them while they go off to catch food.
NARRATOR: Cuttlefish are often hungry and on thelookout for a tasty treat. Sneaking up in coral camouflage is one huntingtrick. But if this fails, the broadclub cuttlefish gives up all attempts atbeing inconspicuous and instead pulls out all the stops with a dazzling showthat seems to stun its prey and leaves it helpless.
ROGER HANLON: My guess is that their skin evolved forcamouflage because as soon as they got rid of the big shell, they had to hidefrom predators. I think, after that, the skin then evolved these patterns forcommunication, for mating and courtship, and in some cases, even for trickingshrimps and fishes that they're going to eat.
JESSE PURDY: The experiment that we do with Troy, thetoy fish, is actually asking that question. The experiment, as you see it,looks very simple. You see somebody simply drop a toy fish in and then, alittle bit later, drop a fish in.
MARK NORMAN: It's usually a verysecretive behavior in lots of other animals, including other cuttlefishes, andyou're lucky to even come across breeding aggregations. But to seethousands of them here is just spectacular. And so for several months they giveup the pretence of looking like seaweed or hiding in amongst the sand or themud, and they go, "Bugger it. We're just going to look fantastic,and we're going to fight with each other, and we're going to impressfemales."
NARRATOR: During mating, males outnumber thefemales, sometimes 10 to one. And they're alllooking for the chance to pass on their genes. While a female lays eggs beneatha rock, a big male tries to monopolize her, staving off the other hopefulsuitors.
MARK NORMAN: It's still reallyforeign for me to watch a cuttlefish walking around on the seafloor. Theyactually look like these prehistoric lumbering monsters, sort of walking throughthese ancient black deserts.
MARK NORMAN: They seem to have a really gentle nature.They flap up into the water, they settle down again, and they go back towalking along the seafloor, back into camouflage, back into feeding almoststraight away, looking for something to eat, out on the mud.
MARK NORMAN: When something comes tooclose, they flare up the arms, and they walk around flashing these colors andadvertising these really bright color patterns. And I think this is advertisingthe fact that they're poisonous to eat. If anybody gets too close, even,like, a diver, they show all the bright colors. And it says, "Back off,I'm poisonous." It's either pretending it's deadly ashell and trying to mimic something else that is dangerous, or it'swalking around confident that it itself is deadly.
Shelteredin their rocky nurseries, the eggs enclose pin-sized embryos. Sucking up energy from the yolk, they've grown eightarms, red-dot eyes and their family trait, the cuttlebone. In the final monththe embryos' eyes fully develop, and, still hanging upside down, theystart moving around.
MARK NORMAN: This is a fantastic result,because it makes sense of what we're seeing in the wild. And this toxicity,this poisonousness is probably what's underpinning the whole weirdbehavior of the animal. And the fact that a group of animals that normally swimaround or spend a lot of time trying to be camouflaged, have become so obvious,have given up swimming, are walking everywhere, it's like a major steptowards a whole new line in the evolution of these animals.
MARK NORMAN: I hope in my 80s and 90sI'm still wandering around under water with a walking frame, followingthese things around, because it will take a hundred lifetimes to get a handleon these animals.
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