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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

KozmoStevnNaut Re:I'd be happy if 4:3 came back! (329 comments)

No, if a 16:9 monitor is 1600x900, a 4:3 monitor with equivalent vertical resolution would be 1200x900.

I completely agree that 16:9 monitors with too low resolution are annoying. 1920x1080 really is the minimum for single screen setups and 2560x1440 is so much nicer. 3840x2160 is obviously even better. Once you get decent vertical resolution, the widescreen format makes sense.

And personally, I work with both. At home I have a single 27" 2560x1440 monitor, which is great for what I do at home, ie. web surfing, watching movies and playing games. At work I have a 20" 1600x1200 and a 22" 1680x1050, which works really well for monitoring, email/calendaring.

I could easily do all of my work tasks on a single 27" widescreen instead, but my dual monitor setup would be less than ideal for my home use.

2 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

KozmoStevnNaut Re:Yes. (329 comments)

So buy a 4K/UHD display and regard it as two 1920x2160 portrait-mode displays? There are plenty of options, even up to 39" before you get into TVs, and then the sky's the limit.

Aspect ratio fanaticism is nothing but neo-luddism.

3 days ago
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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

KozmoStevnNaut Re:Americans are known to be ignorant an shallow.. (372 comments)

Clearly you've never actually met the average European man. What do you think Europe is, some kind of continent-sized Castro District?

3 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

KozmoStevnNaut Re:Yes. (329 comments)

A 31.5" 4K/UHD 3840x2160 monitor hits ~140dpi and fits pretty well within your size constraints.

4 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

KozmoStevnNaut Re:Yes. (329 comments)

WA displays are simply too wide. And in portrait orientation, they are too narrow.

Don't think of them as widescreen displays. Think of them as two portrait-mode displays side-by-side with no annoying bezel.

For instance, with a 2560x1440 monitor, I have two 1280x1440 portrait-mode monitors built into one monitor. It's brilliant.

4 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

KozmoStevnNaut Re:Yes, please (329 comments)

Your error was that you replaced your monitors with new ones of lesser vertical pixel count. You should have bought 1920x1200 or 2560x1440 instead. Never skimp on monitors, keyboards and mice. They will generally outlast every other PC component you buy.

4 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

KozmoStevnNaut Re:WANT. (329 comments)

Go 2560x1440, then. A 27" monitor with that resolution is right around 108dpi, which is pretty darn nice. Or go for something like Dell's 4K/UHD 27", that's 163dpi. or 140dpi if you go for a 31.5" model.

4 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

KozmoStevnNaut Re:I'd be happy if 4:3 came back! (329 comments)

But who would want a 1600x1200 monitor when a 1920x1200 or even 2560x1440 monitor is cheaper these days?

4 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

KozmoStevnNaut Re:I'd be happy if 4:3 came back! (329 comments)

And for pretty much all work except video and movie editing, 4:3 is better.

Why? You can most likely get a 16:9 format monitor with more vertical resolution than your old 4:3 monitor, and you'll be getting more horizontal space to boot. It's almost like having a dual-monitor setup in one monitor, what's not to like?

4 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

KozmoStevnNaut Re:26.5 diagonal = 18.4 horizontal (329 comments)

Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) for HP servers was a godsend back when I managed a reasonably-sized server farm. Being able to completely re-install a whole rack of servers remotely was extremely nice when the server room was a 15 minute drive away and someone else had the IT department car.

4 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

KozmoStevnNaut Re:16:9 is two 8:9 windows side by side (329 comments)

Yeah, but who wants a monitor that's only 960 pixels wide? That's the problem with 16:9. It's too wide, but at the same time not wide enough. If it was wider, you could replace a dual 4:3 or 5:4 set up with one screen and lose the bezel running down the middle. But it's not, so you end with two 16:9 screens which is just stupidly wide. The 21:9 screens are more interesting than the 16:9 screens to me.

It's no problem with 2560x1440, it's wide enough to fit 2 full-size documents with room to spare for toolbars etc. on a single monitor. Or putting it in other terms, I have two 1280x1400 monitors side by side with no annoying bezel in the middle.

1920x1080 is bargain bin crap for anything other than laptops these days. 2560x1440 is standard and 3840x2160 (or 2x 1920x2160, better than two of these Eizo monitors) is quickly gaining ground.

4 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

KozmoStevnNaut Re:Hooray! (329 comments)

"1440p" is not a computer monitor resolution. It could be 1600x1440 (16:9) or 2304x1440 (16:10) or 1920x1440 (4:3) or 1800x1440 (5:4), or with the 1:1 aspect ratio from this article's focus, it could be 1440x1440. Notice how 16:9 is the crappiest aspect of all of those. It's not useful like the 1:1 ratio, and it's fewer pixels than any of the others.

Errr no, that would actually be 2560x1440, the best aspect ratio of those possible options, with the most overall screen space. I should know, I have a 27" monitor with that resolution.

This 1:1 monitor from Eizo will only ever be relevant if it's significantly cheaper than a comparable-quality 4K/UHD monitor. 2160 versus 1920 vertical pixels, with a hell of a lot more horizontal space as a bonus.

Just sayin'.

4 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

KozmoStevnNaut Re:Hooray! (329 comments)

Finally get back some of the vertical space lost when every laptop and desktop downgraded to "HD".

Only if this monitor is cheaper than a similar-quality 4K/UHD monitor. UHD buys you 2160 vertical pixels compared to 1920 for this monitor, plus a hell of a lot more horizontal space to boot.

4 days ago
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Ars Dissects Android's Problems With Big Screens -- Including In Lollipop

KozmoStevnNaut Re:Seems obvious (103 comments)

Well, there may be good news for you: http://www.anandtech.com/show/...

A 26.5" tallscreen 1920x1920 monitor sounds like just what you're wishing for :-)

about a week ago
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Ars Dissects Android's Problems With Big Screens -- Including In Lollipop

KozmoStevnNaut Re:Seems obvious (103 comments)

You're arguing that you get less screen area for the same diagonal size, but while that's obviously true, it's a useless metric. It's like buying lightbulbs by wattage, when you should be buying them by lumens, color rendering index and color temperature.

Who cares that you have to get a 24" widescreen (1920x1200) to get the same vertical resolution as a 20" tallscreen (1600x1200)? You're still getting the vertical resolution you wanted, but with more space on the side, plus the 24" monitor is going to be significantly cheaper. Good high-resolution (2160 vertical pixels!) monitors are cheaper than ever, why complain about extra horizontal resolution?

about two weeks ago
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Chrome 39 Launches With 64-bit Version For Mac OS X and New Developer Features

KozmoStevnNaut Re:NPAPI hanging on (66 comments)

You can install the PPAPI version of Flash on Chromium pretty easily, and it's obviously included in Chrome by default. So the only NPAPI plugin that's truly missing is Java, and good fucking riddance, I say.

about two weeks ago
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Chrome 39 Launches With 64-bit Version For Mac OS X and New Developer Features

KozmoStevnNaut Re:1.5GIG for facebook? (66 comments)

This shouldn't surprise anyone who's actually used Facebook. It's a case study in JS abuse.

about two weeks ago
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Ars Dissects Android's Problems With Big Screens -- Including In Lollipop

KozmoStevnNaut Re:Seems obvious (103 comments)

I never needed to scroll "for want of vertical space" on my 1920x1200 monitor, and I certainly don't need to on my current 2560x1440 monitor. I rarely even maximize windows vertically anymore, it simply isn't necessary.

Like I said: More than enough space for two full-size A4 pages with plenty of room to spare. Or for that matter a comfortably-sized browser window alongside two full-size 720p videos at once, if you're into that kind of thing. 2560x1440 will do a 4x720p video wall with no scaling, which can be quite useful for people working in visual media.

With monitor pricing the way it is currently, you would be crazy to insist on a 4:3 monitor, when you can get a 31.5" 4K (3840x2160) monitor that will handily replace a dual-monitor setup for much less than a single comparable 4:3 monitor, let alone two. And with no annoying bezels. I know we lost vertical resolution when everything went to 16:9 instead of 16:10 and 4:3, and things maxed out at 1920x1080 for a while. But now we're getting in back in spades, with more horizontal space as a bonus. You can get laptops these days with 1800 pixels of vertical resolution and crazy high DPI. What's not to like?

about two weeks ago
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Ars Dissects Android's Problems With Big Screens -- Including In Lollipop

KozmoStevnNaut Re:Seems obvious (103 comments)

Widescreen monitors start to make sense once you cross a certain resolution threshold. A 1920x1200 or 2560x1440 monitor is brilliant for showing 2 or 3 pages at once side by side. I can comfortably fit two full-sized A4 pages on my monitor, with plenty of room to spare for toolbars etc., or have a web browser on one side of the screen while a full-size 720p video plays on the other.

As resolution increases, aspect ratio becomes less relevant.

about two weeks ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

KozmoStevnNaut Re:Denmark has a bigger problem than that (488 comments)

Oh yeah, I really should have included that fact.

My general stance on the whole Christmas thing is "I'll stop taking Christ out of Christmas, if you stop forcing him into my Yule".

about two weeks ago

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MIT flow battery tech could benefit electric cars

KozmoStevnNaut KozmoStevnNaut writes  |  more than 3 years ago

KozmoStevnNaut writes "Researchers at MIT have developed an improved version of flow battery technology, which they claim could provide at large boost in usability for electric vehicles.

From the article: "Solid particles are suspended in a carrier liquid and pumped through the system. In this design, the battery's active components — the positive and negative electrodes, or cathodes and anodes — are composed of particles suspended in a liquid electrolyte."

The researchers claim this could enable recharging times for electric cars on par with refueling times for conventional ICE vehicles. They envision replacing a vehicle's spent battery liquid with freshly charged liquid using conventional pumping technology. The spent liquid can then be recharged and reused."

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