[Novalug] incredibly stupid monitor
maxpublic08 at maxwellspangler.com
Mon May 12 14:46:25 EDT 2008
On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 11:24 -0700, Beartooth wrote:
But the monstrosities seem to be what the mass market
> wants, or what the local retailers think it does. Neither walmart
> nor officemax had anything else. What some makers call a 19"
> (diagonal) screen looks to be twice as wide as it is tall.
> Apparently people don't know enough basic math to realize they're
> getting *less* screen area.
Wide screens are preferred because playback of video is going to be a
much more common activity in the future. After 2009 most video produced
will be HDTV which means wide screen format. So if you have a
widescreen monitor you'll be able to maximize the playback window and
view a larger HDTV image with no border or less border than a
traditional square monitor.
A widescreen monitor tilted on its side is ideal for programming and
some specific tasks, but for most of us, a widescreen is a much desired
and appreciated change of options. Count yourself in the minority if
you don't like them and get ready to change at some point
> It has one of those damn little transformer gadgets like
> a printer -- which is going to draw power even when it's off.
> In other words, it'll kill my UPS. It'll drain the
> battery even with everything shut down.
Your UPS should be providing power to its devices straight from the
electricity that comes from the wall during normal operation. Only when
the incoming wall power goes out does the battery kick in and start to
drain. So fill it up with electrical devices and it shouldn't be a
problem until the power goes out.
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