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Comment Re:iPod Touch Fails (Score 1) 249

Cheap long distance, a portable phone number that you can forward to cell/home/work, and on some carriers, you can add google voice to your "circle of friends" numbers for cheaper/unlimited minutes.

The app is intended to make all of this as easy to use as the regular dialer/address book on the iPhone, rather than a cumbersome process as with a phone card.

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Cops Play Wii During Undercover Drug Raid 251

An anonymous reader writes "Guns drawn, cops busted down the door of a suspected south Florida drug dealer, then proceeded to kick some ass on Wii bowling. A security cam captured some playing video games while others searched for drugs and weapons. Clearly they just misunderstood when they were told to search the house for Weed."

Comment Pixel density. (Score 1) 370

Sounds like you want a monitor with a high PPI (pixels per inch).
Your original monitor was 17" 4:3 (16" viewable), which at 1440x1050 is 109 ppi. You won't get that in an LCD monitor even if you get something large.

Here are some common LCD monitor sizes (>= 17") that have >= 95 PPI:
17" (5:4) 1280x1024 - 96 ppi
17" widescreen (16:10) 1440x900 - 100 ppi
20" (4:3) 1600x1200 - 100 ppi
21.5" widescreen (16:9) 1920x1080 - 102 ppi
30" widescreen (16:10) 2560x1600 - 101 ppi

So if you want something close in size to your existing monitor, get a 17" widescreen at 1440x900 (e.g. Dell E178WFP).
If you want something with a comparable PPI, and equivalent resolution, get a 21.5" widescreen at 1920x1080 (e.g. Dell S2209W)
If you want something with the same aspect ratio, and a higher resolution, get a 20" at 1600x1200 (e.g. Dell 2007FP).

I would pick the 20". As others have said, you can move it further away from your eyes than a CRT if size is an issue.

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