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Comment Re:Talk about drawing a fine line... (Score 1) 110

>Yes, but you said they stopped making them. Clearly not the case
I said they pretty much stopped making them, not that they all stopped making them. The searches I did with your examples support this. 16x10 monitor choices are slim unless you want to pay out the ass or stick with a 24in minitor.

>I'm gonna call bullshit on that one, unless you can point to an example?
Maybe I was a bit overzealous will sub $200. How about sub $300... I had in mind a hanns g monitor a friend of mine had purchased. This is actually a 28in 16x10 monitor. The lowest price I was able to find on newegg through the way back machine was $299, but i know i've seen it for less. https://web.archive.org/web/20...

One thing was clear searching the way back machine... there were a hell of a lot more 16:10 monitors in 2009. It seemed like in 2010 everyone started moving to 16:9.

Comment Re:Talk about drawing a fine line... (Score 1) 110

There are 16x10 minitors, but its clear they are pushing 16x9 now. If I search for 1920x1200 monitors all I am seeing is 24in. There used to be 27in 1920x1200 monitors which I no longer see anywhere. You right that you could move to a 2560x1600 if you want to pay over $350 for a monitor...but its more than I would want to pay. You used to be able to get a huge 16:10 display for less than $200, but now that price range is filled with 1080p displays.

Comment Re:Talk about drawing a fine line... (Score 1) 110

This is more because pretty much all the manufactures stopped making 16:10 monitors. They are all 16:9 or even wider now. Its like they only expect people to use their computers for video. My last monitor I purchased I had to get few inches bigger just to make up for the vertical height loss of the newer 4k displays.

Comment Better safe than sorry (Score 2) 65

We got one of these notices at our university. After trying to determine if the message was spam we decided it was likely real, but suspicious due to the link to a 3rd party website that redirected to educause to reset the password. I ended up going to their website and calling the number they listed there (which was different from the one given in the email) just to verify that the email was legitimate before we entered information into the webform.

Comment Re:Licensing? Severs? (Score 5, Informative) 190

Google Earths main benefit is its KML format. Google documents the KML format very well ( http://code.google.com/apis/kml/documentation/topicsinkml.html ). I use google earth with my wireless network scanner ( www.vistumbler.net ). It has allowed me to do some interesting stuff with the wireless data, for example. - We have a wireless database with over 100,000 Access Points. This creates a 75MB kml files of access points. Google maps is unable to load a KML of this size directly. (see our full KML http://www.vistumbler.net/wifidb/ --> Daemon Generated kml) - I have a feature to export signal history to google earth as a 3d/colored/line above the earth (see http://forum.techidiots.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=278&start=0&hilit=Signal+Mapping ) - I have a feature called AutoKML which automatically creates 4 kml files. One of track you have driven, one with active APs, one of Dead APs, And one with the current GPS position. With a "Network Link" google earth updates the changes in the kml file at a specified interval and displays them. I can also specify a view height and current location, so I can make google earth follow my current location (and show me the active APs I am detecting). These are only a few examples of what I use google earth for. I'm sure there are much more creative uses for it.

Comment Re:malware (Score 1) 362

its transparent to the user... unless you register your ip you do not have the option to disable the redirection for example...a ping of www.google.com gives this with charters dns servers

>ping www.google.com
Pinging www.l.google.com [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=244

but when using opendns (without OpenDNS proxy disabled) gives this

>ping www.google.com
Pinging google.navigation.opendns.com [] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=14ms TTL=49

notice www.google.com resolved to google.navigation.opendns.com

Comment Not only clicking will get you spyware (Score 0) 226

You don't even need to click the ads. When I was using Adbrite for ads on my website I started getting driveby spyware just by visiting my website. It installed right from the ad (i'm guessing by way of flash). I dropped Adbrite and haven't looked back. Eventually google approved my adsense application and I am now using them...no problems since

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