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Comment Re:there are a few 1920x1200 laptops (Score 1) 394

The first two are above $2K though, and I have no idea about the third.

I paid less than $1500 about 3 years ago for my wife's Dell with a 17 inch 1920x1200 display. Now, the best laptop with 17 inch screen I can get for $1700 from Dell is 1600x900! That's not progress. Thanks for the suggestions on some other units though. They are just too expensive.

Comment Re:1920x1200 getting hard to find anymore (Score 1) 394

You can still buy 27" monitors with good resolution. Check the Dell U2711, or the Apple LED monitor.

I looked at the Dell U2711 on their website. It looks like a good unit but it's $999! I paid $269 each for our 24" 1920x1200 Samsung monitors. They are fully adjustable, beautiful bright images and I bought FOUR of them at Costco 2 years ago for the same price as one monitor now with comparable resolution.

Comment 1920x1200 getting hard to find anymore (Score 5, Insightful) 394

My wife and I have 1920x1200 screens on our desktops and laptops. The laptops are getting old and have become almost impossible to replace unless we want to step into the "mobile CAD workstation" market of laptop at 3 times the cost we paid for her Dell. Even desktop screens have all moved down from 1200 vertical lines to 1080 "HD". I had hoped my 24 to 27 inch screens would have bumped up to 2560x1600 by now but it's going the opposite direction.

Comment Re:Actually Take These Petitions Seriously Petitti (Score 1) 276

The White House can increase the threshold to receive a response at any time. The threshold on the 'Take these petitions seriously" petition is 25,000 signatures in the next 2 weeks. Other petitions which have NOT been taken seriously had much lower thresholds of 5,000 signatures. So.. a petition to not ignore the 5,000 signatures requires 25,000 signatures. Nice.

Comment Re:Cash for Kids (Score 1) 725

People tell me every damn time we leave the house how friendly and polite my kids are and that typically kids "their age" are not as comfortable or articulate talking with adults. Other people say my kids are less safe because they are comfortable talking to strangers adults in public. I think it's just the opposite because they are not conditioned to respect someone and follow their instructions just because they are grown up. My daughter would put you right in your place if you tried anything inappropriate with her. Don't we all have to talk to strangers every time we go to a store or anywhere in public? They have friends who are older and younger and the teasing and bullying that happens in schools are things they are going to miss out on.

If you have kids, I strongly encourage you to consider homeschooling or other alternatives to public school if it's within your means.

Comment Cash for Kids (Score 5, Interesting) 725

Just this month, Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for taking a $1 million bribe from the builder of a pair of juvenile detention centers in a case that became known as "kids for cash.". http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/11/national/main20091371.shtml

This can happen to your kids too! I am so sick of all of the "unique snowflake" crap from people on here saying the schools and state should be able to do whatever they want to my kids to get them "in line". We homeschool all of our kids, are extremely respectful to all of them and treat them with the same respect and dignity I want for myself. I will never send them off to be harassed by the state and turned into a tool for the elites or a cog in the wheel. They live their lives along with us in the "real world" and are charting their own course rather than the one defined by the government, political, religious and corporate sponsors of education.

Comment Re:80 cores (Score 1) 66

In 2007, they were saying intel would have 80-core CPU's in 2011.

It's 2011 now, where can I buy one?

Intel showed a working 80 core research processor in 2007. Maybe that's what you heard about? It was used by researchers in the fields of distributed and parallel computing to develop new programming and compiler optimizations and operating system enhancements.


Intel has since released a second generation research processor for distributed computing and cloud research called SCC, formerly know as Rock Creek. It is also available to universities and researchers but not a consumer product.

Disclaimer: I am an Intel employee but the statements and opinions here are my own based on the referenced link(s).

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