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Comment: Did you? (Score 1) 400

by sonamchauhan (#49015797) Attached to: An Argument For Not Taking Down Horrific Videos

BTK video ... of your young niece?
Or a snuff video ... of your mum?

Can't walk the walk? Then don't talk the talk!

More to the point - all copyright or ownership of the video became forfeit to the young man when he was being tortured. And it has passed to his legal hiers. So if they don't want you to watch it, or wish to remove certain portions, you do not have the right to watch or distribute it.

The only exceptions are fair use, or genuine public interest (with 'public interest' determined by a legitimate authority - like a government fighting the murderers)..

Supporters of the GPL, or any copyright-based licenses - this is particularly applicable to you.

Comment: Re: In other news... (Score 1) 307

by sonamchauhan (#48950413) Attached to: The NSA Is Viewed Favorably By Most Young People

In related news, free-will has been conclusively proven to be an illusion - whether for man or angel - by a Slashdot forum poster studying the BiBle. Imprisoned serial killers have used this fact to successfully challenge their sentences.

Pesky references to God opposing, curtailing, casting down Satan in certain books of the Old Testament have previously been mitigated by skillful redaction efforts.

Comment: Re: In other news... (Score 1) 307

by sonamchauhan (#48950403) Attached to: The NSA Is Viewed Favorably By Most Young People

In related news, free-will has been conclusively proven to be an illusion - whether for man or angel - by a Slashdot forum poster studying the BiBle. Imprisoned serial killers have used this fact to successfully challenge their sentences.

Pesky references to God opposing, curtailing and casting down Satan in certain books of the Old Testament had previously been mitigated by skillful redaction efforts.

Comment: And the winner is... (Score 1) 567

by sonamchauhan (#48579727) Attached to: The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

... at least for gaming, the winner is 3 x 30" LCDs pivoted to portrait mode, according to MaximumPC magazine in 2011:
                  http://www.maximumpc.com/artic...

I don't have this setup but tried pivoting (smaller) monitors before (work apps, not games). I hit these issues:

1. Mainstream monitors (22"-24") are too narrow for some websites or applications

2. The 'Colour inversion' effect
This is worst with TN panels.You basically need the panel more or less perfectly vertical and have to look at it dead-on.
Even with TFT IPS panels, there's something a tiny bit 'off' that I can't put my finger on - its as if colour reproduction was designed to be optimal in landscape mode. Or something different about pixel spacing, or how sub-pixel colour elements stack up next to each other... Just guessing here.

3. For desktop use, you end up bobbing your head up and down.

Comment: The winner ... (Score 1) 1

by sonamchauhan (#48578377) Attached to: The case for the vertical monitor revolution

... at least for gaming, is 3 x 30" LCDs pivoted to portrait mode, according to MaximumPC magazine in 2011:

[ http://www.maximumpc.com/artic... ]

I don't have this setup myself. But I've tried pivoting smaller monitors before (for work apps, not gaming), and hit these issues:

1. Standard work issue monitors (22") are too narrow for some websites or applications
2. The 'colour inversion' effect with TN panels.
To avoid you need the panel more or less perfectly vertical and look at it dead-on.
3. Even with TFT IPS panels, there's something a tiny bit 'off'
I can't put my finger on - its as if colour reproduction was designed to be optimal in landscape mode. Or something with pixel spacing, or how the sub-pixel colours stack up, or something...
4. If the panel's close by (a must with smaller screen), you end up bobbing your gaze up and down.

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