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Sale – Wildlife Gift – Meerkat Bobblehead, Ideal Gift. – Mega Price

One of a series of collectable Animal Bobbleheads. These little fun ornaments are suitable for the home and office. The head is slightly oversized compared to the body. Instead of a solid connection, its head is connected to the body by a spring in such a way that a light tap or movement will cause the head to bobble.The Bobblehead is approximately 6″ in height and comes complete with velcro to secure it to a level surface if required. Bobbleheads are also known as nodding heads or wobblers and they make a great gift for animal lovers and collectors alike.

  • Bobbleheads happily nod their heads when touched or moved
  • Approximately 6″ (14cm) high Resin Figures
  • A great gift idea for family and friends

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‘Stranger Things’ addict? Here’s how Netflix sucked you in

One of Netflix[1]‘s highest aspirations is to get you binging on shows like Eleven wolfs down her Eggo waffles. Netflix, the world’s biggest subscription video service by members, tends to jealously guard its data. But ahead of the season 2 premiere Friday of supernatural thriller “Stranger Things[2],” the company lifted the curtain on some of the tricks it uses to entice its members into clicking play.

From tags to “taste communities,” Netflix tries to personalize its service, right down to the image you see splashed across your screen when you fire up the app. “If you look at someone else’s Netflix screen, not only will they have different titles featured,” said Todd Yellin, Netflix’s vice president of product, in a presentation to reporters last week. “Even the images around each of the titles is catered to each individual member.” It’s a rare look inside the machinations of the video service, which is aiming for global video domination one original show or movie at a time.

The stakes are high for Netflix, which said it will spend as much as £8 billion on programming next year[3]. That’s why shows like “Stranger Things” are so critical. It’s a worldwide hit, literally — the company found one person who watched the first season in Antarctica.

To help spread the word, Netflix starts by figuring out the nuances that define the show. Netflix hires taggers around the world who watch every piece of content and tag it for things like tone — tense, ominous, scary — and storyline — buddy story, missing person, family in crisis. (If you’re wondering how you could land one of these paid gigs, Netflix says they’re posted to its jobs website when they become available.)

More than one portal into the Upside Down

Netflix’s algorithm applies 12 tags to “Stranger Things” to capture nuances of how different people relate to it. That means that while some of you see “Stranger Things” in a row for TV mysteries, others find it in sci-fi thrillers.

To figure out clusters of shows and movies that seem to appeal to the same people, Netflix has identified 2,000 “taste communities.” “Stranger Things” is the most popular title in “a bunch” of those, Yellin said.

Netflix “taste communities” that rank “Stranger Things” as the most-watched title can have completely different shows rounding out their top six.

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While “Stranger Things” may top many taste communities, it doesn’t mean those lists are identical. One taste community with “Stranger Things” as No.

1 had horror items like “The Mist” and “Scream” in its top six, while another placed “Stranger Things” at the top of ahead of teen programming like “13 Reasons Why” and “Pretty Little Liars.”

Getting personal

Movie recommendations aren’t the only things Netflix personalizes. It tailors how your recommendations look, too, by specializing the image that accompanies them.

Different images worked best to draw in viewers with different TV tastes.

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Netflix found that people who like documentaries were more likely to watch “Stranger Things” if it had a picture of Chief Hopper in his uniform.

People who gravitate to action, horror and romance were more likely to click on the title with an image of Eleven staring intensely, while drama fans were most attracted to a picture of Eleven from far away. Picking the images is “a mixture of art and science,” Yellin said. The art comes from finding a diversity of strong images for the show.

Then, through an image comparison method called A/B testing, “within a day, we home in on ‘This kind of image is resonating with this kind of viewer,'” he said.

First-timers

The company also approaches promotion differently depending on whether you’ve watched a program or not. The debut of the second season, Netflix has found, is a good time to target people who haven’t watched the show at all. In the year since the first season of “Stranger Things” landed, Netflix has compiled data about people who it believes would like the show but haven’t watched yet. “Someone who hasn’t, we want them to start it at season one, episode one,” he said.

Video promotion is “the next frontier” for Netflix, Yellin said. If you watch Netflix on a TV, you’ve probably noticed it automatically playing a trailer, the opening credits or the show itself after a few seconds. But the next stage of video promotion will likely personalize the clip that unspools, much like title images are tailored today, Yellin said.

Something that sets “Stranger Things” apart from the average show on Netflix is the screen you watch it on. Generally, about two-thirds of Netflix viewing is on televisions[4] — but for “Stranger Things,” the proportion of big-screen viewing is higher. As of this month, Netflix has more than 1,200 hours of 4K content and more than 200 hours of content using an imaging technique called high dynamic range, and it says those high-quality image formats are growing in popularity.

Netflix expects viewing of “Stranger Things” season 2 to have four times as much 4K watching compared with the first season, Yellin said. All the better to capture every nook and cranny of that Eggo waffle. The Smartest Stuff[5]: Innovators are thinking up new ways to make you, and the things around you, smarter.

iHate[6]: CNET looks at how intolerance is taking over the internet.

References

  1. ^ Netflix (www.cnet.com)
  2. ^ Stranger Things (www.tvguide.com)
  3. ^ £8 billion on programming next year (www.cnet.com)
  4. ^ televisions (www.cnet.com)
  5. ^ The Smartest Stuff (www.cnet.com)
  6. ^ iHate (www.cnet.com)

CSL – Wireless vertical ergonomic optical mouse / vertical model | Wireless 2.4G | ergonomic design – prevention against mouse arm/tennis arm (RSI syndrome) – particularly arm-friendly | wireless | 6 buttons – Price Deal

Ergonomic work made easy – Minimise health stresses when working on the computer for a long time!

The vertical design of the vertical mouse enables a neutral hold and provides high comfort. In this way, your arm is held in an unturned, neutral position when working on a PC or laptop and is not forced into a distorted position as it would be when working with a conventional mouse.

Simply try give it a go:

Place your arms in a relaxed position on the table and note the natural position of your hand – the hand surfaces face each other just as when you shake hands with each someone.

This is the same position that this vertical mouse holds your arm in:

Just like with handshaking, your arm remains in a relaxed position. Your hand is also supported by the ergonomic design and the anti-slip surface of the mouse. The SB© USB mouse has a right and left mouse button, both a forward / backwards button for comfortable surfing the internet and a dpi selection switch, with which the sampling rates can be switched from 1200 dpi during operation. Due to an optical sensor the vertical SB© USB mouse can be used on almost all surfaces with the highest precision.

Product summary:

• CSL ergonomic SB© USB mouse / vertical design / wired • particularly arm-friendly for preventing mouse arm/tennis elbow (RSI syndrome) • SB© USB 2.0 / optical sensor / sampling rates 1200dpi (freely selectable) • precise operation thanks to 1600dpi support • 6 buttons & scroll wheel / left & right mouse button / forward & backward button • perfectly suitable for long periods of use on laptop/PC • operates on nearly every surface with a high degree of precision

  • CSL wireless (without cable) optical SB© USB mouse | vertical design | particularly arm-friendly
  • SB© USB 2.0 | optical sensor | high sensitivity in comparison with other conventional optical mice/ Sampling rates 1200dpi (freely selectable with dpi selection switch) / precise operation on nearly every surface
  • 6 buttons & scroll wheel | left & right mouse buttons | Forwards & backwards button optimally provides remarkable comfort while surfing the internet | easy to operate buttons and scroll wheel
  • Prevent possible mouse arm or tennis elbow (RSI syndrome) | the right choice for internet surfers as well as for people who work long periods on the computer every day
  • improved handling compared with conventional mice | colour: black (mat) with blue LED | Power supply: 2x AAA batteries (not included) – the 2.4 GHz SB© USB receiver is located in the transport box at the Mouse page | Dimensions: 6.2 x 6.8 x 12,6cm (H x W x D) | Weight: 115g | Color: black (matt) | Operating System Compatibility: Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 (32 / 64bit), Windows 7 (32 / 64bit), Windows Vista (32 / 64bit), Windows® XP (32 / 64bit) / Linux

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