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Comment Why only HTTP servers? (Score 1) 243

$ host -t mx gmail.com
gmail.com mail is handled by 5 gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com.
gmail.com mail is handled by 10 alt1.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com.
gmail.com mail is handled by 20 alt2.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com.
gmail.com mail is handled by 30 alt3.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com.
gmail.com mail is handled by 40 alt4.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com.
$ host gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com.
gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com has address 72.14.213.27$ host -t mx cisco.com
cisco.com mail is handled by 10 sj-inbound-a.cisco.com.
cisco.com mail is handled by 10 sj-inbound-b.cisco.com.
cisco.com mail is handled by 10 sj-inbound-c.cisco.com.
cisco.com mail is handled by 10 sj-inbound-d.cisco.com.
cisco.com mail is handled by 10 sj-inbound-e.cisco.com.
cisco.com mail is handled by 10 sj-inbound-f.cisco.com.
cisco.com mail is handled by 15 rtp-mx-01.cisco.com.
cisco.com mail is handled by 20 ams-inbound-a.cisco.com.
$ host sj-inbound-a.cisco.com
sj-inbound-a.cisco.com has address 128.107.234.204
$ ...etc

Comment Re:Tell the person (Score 1) 619

This is exactly what I do. I have 3 people who commonly misuse my gmail address, and all share my name. One is a retired Air Force colonel in Virginia, one is a real estate agent in Texas whose wife uses his email address for her clothing design business a lot, and the most recent is an Australian whose daughter has recently gone off to college and uses her dad's email address for some reason. I enjoy vicariously living part of these 3 folks lives. I have found all 3 of their real email addresses, fairly easily, and I forward their mail to them. Generally this encourages them to be more careful about not mis-entering their email addresses on web forms, etc. and in insisting on the correct spelling when giving their addresses to others, thereby reducing the future burden on me. I think all 3 of them greatly appreciate it when I do forward the mis-directed mail to them, and generally I don't twice get misdirected mail from the same source: they do fix the sender's problems for me. If the 3 of them weren't so geographically spread it might be harder -- but there are almost always clues in the email as to whether the intended recipient is in Texas, Virginia, or Australia -- or whether a teen girl, retired AF colonel, or realtor/clothing designer.

Comment Re:incorrect (Score 1) 1140

It can take a 1920x1080 signal and use its scaler to render to its panel. Yes. But can any of those TVs actually properly render the thin vertical lines in a test pattern like this one:
http://www.matoverton.com/video/testcardk_1920.png
I've not seen one yet that can.
I believe that the "resolution" that they're advertising is the INPUT resolution, not the number of actual pixels on the panel.

Comment Re:incorrect (Score 1) 1140

I've put this test pattern:
http://www.matoverton.com/video/testcardk_1920.png
on every high-end LCD TV I could find near me (I have 6 around the office, 4 Samsung 6000 series 40, and 55-inch, and 2 LG 32 and 47", and not one of them can properly display beyond the 1366 horizontal resolution test lines accurately (and the 1366 lines are mis-aligned on all but one of the TVs).

Comment Re:incorrect (Score 1) 1140

Just cos you can see a dot on an i doesn't mean that it's using a full pixel to display the dot. Look at this test image on your TV, in full-screen (ie fit to the full screen):
http://www.matoverton.com/video/testcardk_1920.png
Under the solid-gray darkening rectangles, look at the vertical lines -- on the far right set of lines, are they all displayed with equal width? Those lines are 1/1920 of the width of the image. If your TV cannot display this image full-screen with those lines all being equal-width, then it is NOT 1920 pixels wide.

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