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Comment Why only HTTP servers? (Score 1) 243

$ host -t mx mail is handled by 5 mail is handled by 10 mail is handled by 20 mail is handled by 30 mail is handled by 40
$ host has address$ host -t mx mail is handled by 10 mail is handled by 10 mail is handled by 10 mail is handled by 10 mail is handled by 10 mail is handled by 10 mail is handled by 15 mail is handled by 20
$ host has address
$ ...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:
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:
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):
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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