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Boycott BMG (1147385) writes "Recent discussion on/. about the Samsung and LG curved displays seems to dismiss them as mostly gimmicks, but in an article at Displaymate Dr. Raymond Soniera explains one of the advantages of curved displays: altering the reflections.
From the article:
Reflections from a Curved Screen
The concave screen shape on the Galaxy Round cuts down on reflections from the surrounding ambient light two ways: first, by reducing the screen’s 180 degree opening angle, which eliminates reflections from some ambient light coming from the sides. Second, from specular mirror reflections off the concave screen, because the curvature directs reflected ambient light coming from behind away from the viewer’s line of sight. This is very important because you want to minimize the amount of ambient light that is seen reflected off the screen.
Curved Screen Magnification
But the most interesting and important result of the slightly curved Galaxy Round screen is that it magnifies the sizes of all of the objects that it reflects, just like a concave mirror that I mentioned above. As it turns out, that substantially cuts down on the interference of light reflections from ambient light in three ways:
Frequently on/. and other places on the internet, I read that Sony is evil because they put rootkits on music CDs. Those same people say that because of that they are boycotting everything with Sony on it. The problem with that reasoning is that it wasn't actually Sony that was responsible for the rootkit. The rootkit was put on those CDs by Sony-BMG, which is a separate entity that is 50/50 owned by Sony and Bertelsmann (BMG stands for Bertelsmann Music Group). Furthermore, the people at the top, who make all of the important decisions are all from the BMG side. So, if any company is to blame, it is Bertelsmann.
So, what should activist people do? Do they boycott all Bertelsmann owned properties? If they lived in Germany that would be almost impossible. My suggestion would be to boycott the product that Sony-BMG puts out-their music CDs.
Does this mean that there is no reason to hate Sony? No, they still did some pretty rotten things like getting lik-sang shut down, putting ARccOS copy protection that makes DVDs unreadable in a small number of DVD players, and getting FixVTS and Ripit4me (a combination of programs that bypass ARccOS) shut down. A reasonable person can still dislike Sony for those things, just not for the rootkit.