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Comment: Re:Whew... (Score 5, Interesting) 274

by No, I am Spratacus! (#39790819) Attached to: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California

Yeah, perhaps the American Red Cross will now allow people from Europe or who have lived in Europe to donate blood.

As of now, people who have "spent (visited or lived) a cumulative time of 5 years or more from January 1, 1980, to present, in any combination of country(ies) in Europe" are ineligible to donate; the time is even shorter (3 months) for the UK, all because of mad cow paranoia.

Comment: Re:1366x768 (Score 2) 382

by No, I am Spratacus! (#39461443) Attached to: Windows 8 and Screen Resolution: WXGA Still Most Popular

Indeed. It really is an unfortunate trend. Going to 1366x768 is cheaper for manufacturers, and it seems most people don't care. 16:9 is a convenient way of selling less screen area for the same diagonal size than 16:10. Sure, people will argue about how widescreen this and widescreen that, but virtually all websites and documents scroll vertically. The only thing 16:9 is good for is watching HD videos without having black bars along the top and bottom.

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