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Comment: Re:I'm a geek, but... (Score 1) 357 357

Yeah, TV and the desktop might be merging for you, but the rest of the world still sits on the couch for TV and at a desk for the computer. Until I can type comfortably in the same position I watch the TV the two are never going to be the same thing in use or purpose.

Computer video *ports* might be simply divergent, but the same criticisms you're aiming at HDMI can be extended to computer video, too. There's DVI, dual link DVI, HDMI (so computers can play in the travesty that is HDCP), mini DVI, plus a lot of other proprietary variants and the "VGA port" was just a common plug design. Analog computer video signals were and are a mess. Those port designs had next-to-nothing to do with the signals they could transmit.

Comment: Re:We are a bunch (Score 1) 898 898

1,000 feet might be roughly half the height of the WTC twin towers if you stacked them... The spire was 1,727 ft. The roof of building one was 1,368 ft, building two was shorter.

Seriously, wouldn't a 747, flying as close as witnesses seem to remember, actually destroy property? One article quotes one witness as suggesting the plane was "dozens" of feet from the Goldman Sachs Tower. Sure...

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