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Bender Unit 22 (216955) writes "I am looking for a new TV so I have been spending some hours reading reviews and opinions on the internet on various models I am interested in buying.
But there is one trend that is really annoying they all seem to be only interested in one thing, how good the picture looks and if it's a plasma how does it compare to the almighty Kuro that they all seem to adore. A few goes as far as describing the build quality of the remote but they all seem to spend page after page on the quality of the picture and nothing more.
How come that no one seems interested in reviewing the stuff that bothers almost normal people? The ones that would like the picture to look fine but really wants to know if the daily use is smooth or a pain.
Things like, can I choose seperate display format on each channel(4:3 16:9 etc) for those who does not send the right format signal or do I still have to manually change the display format for those channels that sends the signal in anamorphic format but the cable company does not add the 16:9 switch signal.
Is it worth buying a magazine or are they no better?
Or can I rearrange the digital channels to my preferred order. The latest 8000 series from Samsung can't according to many and I think that is really big flaw for a 4000$(local currency converted to $) TV that should be mentioned.
For us European users at least the EU sites could spend a line or two to check if the Tele texthas a proper functional buffer(my last Sony had none).
For the slightly more geeky they could check if and how does it work with 1:1 pixel mapping.
I haven't been following the developments in TVs for a few years and I have spent one evening researching(googleing)3 TVs and have collected useful information than I can find reading a review online." top
Bender Unit 22 writes "The German Federal Employment Office switching all of its 13,000 public internet information workstations from Windows NT to Linux.
According to an announcement by Klaus Vitt, CIO for the BA, the switch to open source software will, "allow the BA to react with flexibility to new technological developments. In the future, a broad range of software will be available to the BA that it can use to access various internet media, and to ensure optimal internet communication for its clients."" Link to Original Source
And so the monkey boy danced, the dance he knew so well. The dance he knew would please his master, and the onlookers would cheer. But in the back of the room where the lights were dim, stood some unhappy souls. They found no joy in seeing the monkey boy dance and their faces were filled with sadness. The monkey boy saw their shadows, and knew what he had to do. He danced harder and faster than ever before, and the crowd cheered for more.
Out by the curtain his master was standing with a smile on his face. He found great joy in seeing the monkey boy dance, gathering ever more onlookers and angering the sad souls in the dark.