All good points. I do like stuff small so it would probably be ok for me and I absolutely insist that displays are run at native resolution. It would be nice to see a 4K in operation though before I purchase. More research needed.
30Hz is a deal breaker for me. 60Hz or nothing. 30Hz is ok for watching movies apparently but I don't think I could cope with mouse lag.
39" would be nice though and removes the issue of everything being small.
I was thinking about getting a Asus PB287Q 28" 4K 60Hz as it has good reviews but was unsure as to whether I can stick with icons and stuff being small. I love the idea of the additional pixels as I always seem to not have enough but I here some programs aren't a good match as they don't scale well.
Anybody use a 4K display for programming / development work? Good or bad idea?
Video of the landing was produced and transmitted to an aeroplane but unfortunately it is rather corrupted. SpaceX have attempted to improve it but it isn't much better. They are now looking for help to improve it further."
More here including the promise of video later this week.
Elon Musk @elonmusk
Rocket booster relit twice (supersonic retro & landing), but spun up due to aero torque, so fuel centrifuged & we flamed out
Elon Musk @elonmusk
Between this flight & Grasshopper tests, I think we now have all the pieces of the puzzle to bring the rocket back home.
Yes that does seem to be the case
Bad Astronomer has done a good hatchet job on this story:
The fact that it can't run Quake
Then again... http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1139
The wings were driven by electrical powered motors controlled via Wii remotes. Movement of the guys arms made the wings move the same way. So not human powered at all.
(Ok, ok, CGI electric motors)
Tell that to the 350% efficient (measured) heat pump I have in the shed....
No it isn't fiddling with numbers. You are missing the heat pump bit.
The device is taking X amount of energy from the electricity supply and X * 1.3 of energy as thermal and converting this to X * 2.3 as light. i.e. it is 230% efficient when comparing light output to electrical input. Equally, it is 100% efficient when comparing light output to electrical and heat energy input combined.
This does take a little bit of thinking to get your head around but I have a more common example in the shed outside. It contains a heat pump which is 350% efficient. It takes 2kW from the electricity supply and outputs 7kW of heat energy to heat my house. The missing 5kW comes from the pipes in the garden as heat energy. The result being that the garden is slowly being cooled. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_pump