They're trying to sell this as the ultimate graphics crunching box...
So does it have the GTX Titan, or at least an 980?
A container is what used to be called a virtual machine running a single application.
Remember when men were men and such containment was the job of an "operating system"?
Give up 4:3/5:4 monitor? There's no reason if it still works.
IMHO, 4:3 or 5:4 (which I'm using right now) is much better for most of the computing tasks I do -- see my cousin post on text line widths. I'd gladly get a new monitor with such dimensions (and a modern resolution, naturally).
For the inevitable comments on turning a widescreen monitor in a vertical orientation, please go and educate yourselves on subpixel font rendering. Of course, as videos don't use that, an ideal monitor might have their subpixels oriented in the long direction, so it could serve both purposes optimally.
I'd prefer cooler vp8 or even cooler vp9 because they soundly beat theora in rate/distortion.
(Did you mean "theorems"?)
I'm aware of the Theora codec. "Theora" is also a fancy Latin-like plural for "theorem", though probably not technically correct in English (cf. virus/viri).
You just need to stretch out your browsers windows so that it is wide enough to accommodate the headline layout as envisaged by the might
Or in other words the idiots at
Displayport to DVI/HDMI can be done with a passive adapter. Basically, DP can output DMI/HDMI signal once it detects that kind of a monitor. I'm not sure if this applies to newer versions of HDMI, though.
The whole separation between AV and PC worlds seems silly anyway. For example, the first time I connected my AMD GPU to my "computer" monitor via HDMI, the computer was detecting/sending a correct resolution, but the output was shrunk, leaving black bands on all sides and the image ugly and blurred. It turned out that the HDMI output does 15% underscanning by default, presumably to compensate something that TVs do. And presumably because HDMI implies TV which implies I don't care for exact pixels (what's this 4k or 1920x1080 crap anyway), just a huge picture. Fortunately, the default could be easily overridden. I understand this kind of thinking might have been important in the days of analogue TVs, where you needed the occasional adjustments to account for different source materials in a less well-defined analogue display, but in the days of full HD and beyond it's just idiotic.
"Up To" is a weasel word/expression. It doesn't actually mean anything, or at least nothing useful to the consumer.
To a mathematician, knowing that something is "up to" a number is very valuable. Not only does it guarantee that a value is bounded, it also gives an explicit upper bound. In this case, when the rate of bits per second is bounded, we know that the amount of data as a function of time is Lipschitz continuous, which enables all kinds of cool theora to be applied. So while it may not seem much to a mere mortal consumer, mathematicians all over the world are overjoyed.
I have yet to hear one customer use the word "love" in relation to any Microsoft product.
I love staying away from Microsoft products. I'm not their customer, but I'm one customer of other businesses.