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by aristide1
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chalk up another win for corporations
Replies: 54
Views: 17646

Re: Chalk up another win for corporations

and Monsanto sues him for using "their property" without paying them for it.
The main question is who drafted such laws that allow for crimes without intent. It goes against every principle of the US penal law. And it's far fetched even in civil court.

No need to ask why.
by aristide1
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:50 am
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Topic: Chalk up another win for corporations
Replies: 54
Views: 17646

Re: Chalk up another win for corporations

Let's say you plant ordinary soybeans, not Monsanto's product. Your neighbor plants their product and pays the costs. Afterwards seeds from his property blow onto your property and begin to grow. You haven't paid Monsanto for that right and they haul you into court and sue you. The law now allows th...
by aristide1
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:42 am
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Topic: Chalk up another win for corporations
Replies: 54
Views: 17646

Re: Chalk up another win for corporations

While the prior statement is true, what we are seeing is the methodology used ends up profiting very few people while enslaving the masses to them.

If Monsanto had it's way anything and everything we plant would require paying them a fee. That's the road we're on.
by aristide1
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:14 am
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Topic: Chalk up another win for corporations
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Views: 17646

Re: Chalk up another win for corporations

So let's thank Obama for behaving like Mitt Romney.

Monsanto:

http://www.naturalnews.com/029325_Monsa ... ption.html
by aristide1
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:06 pm
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Topic: Chalk up another win for corporations
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Views: 17646

Chalk up another win for corporations

"We The People?" Get to the back of the bus.

"Obama signs 'Monsanto Protection Act' written by Monsanto-sponsored senator"

http://rt.com/usa/monsanto-bill-blunt-agriculture-006/
by aristide1
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:46 am
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

Well, after further examination I deemed the 720p sets not worthwhile. The Samsumg PN43E450, this year known as the PN43E4500, 1024 by 768 at $400. The Samsung PN51E530, at $650, obviously wins not only with a 51 inch screen, but with 3 times as much resolution at 1920 * 1080. Both have plain glass ...
by aristide1
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:49 am
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

I haven't seen a Plasma TV with rectangular pixels in ages. My uncle runs a 1080p model with 56", which he bought quite cheaply (~600 Euro or so). If you can live with the high power consumption, I thought the colours were brilliant and the viewing angles beyond critique. None of the 1080 models ha...
by aristide1
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:32 am
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

The 1024 * 768 plasmas cost $400.

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-P42X5?t=specs

Click on tech specs, 4:3 pixel resolution, physical aspect ratio 16:9.

Bogus? You decide.
by aristide1
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:24 pm
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

washu wrote:Don't think of it in terms of stretching, it's still a 16:9 image but with less horizontal resolution.
Like the stepper motors in Epson inkjet printers. 5760 x 1440 dpi, no change in overall size or shape, but different levels of resolution horizontally versus vertically. Color me not impressed.
by aristide1
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:43 am
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

Okay, all the TV I've ever looked at have the proper proportions of pixels to correspond with the screen size. I've certainly heard of problems with HD TV's doing worse that regular TV's on regular broadcasts because of poor down sampling, though. I would ask for a demo that you provide the disk fo...
by aristide1
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:10 pm
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

NeilBlanchard wrote:But it would look stretched? Or truncated.
No, just less resolution horizontally.

I was at BB today, had to shake my head at the high def "demos."
Everything was still or slow moving.
by aristide1
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:25 am
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

The picture isn't stretched in the conventional sense, descaling is embedded with the horizontal resolution. The screen's 4:3 pixel aspect ratio no longer defines the viewing aspect ratio, by using rectangular pixels. It's a cheat.
by aristide1
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:18 pm
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

Non-square pixels. So I learned in one of the most bizarre methods of selling a "wide screen TV" the resolution is 1024 * 768, normally a 4:3 format, but stretched out. The widescreen signal (1280*720) is downscaled and then displayed on the rectangles. It's the biggest farce I've ever seen, next t...
by aristide1
Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:14 pm
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

OK, now I'm starting to lose my mind. Looking at 2 720p plasmas, supposedly 16:9 screens, they are both spec'd out as 1024*768, which is 4:3 Examples used: The Samsung PN43E450 and this one http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-P42X5?t=specs You need 1366 * 768 to get 16:9, so what's going on here?
by aristide1
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

Even today to a smaller extent, when you researched buying a pc monitor you could obtain specs for dot pitch.

I wonder what the dot pitch of a 42" 720P screen is versus the dot pitch of a 65" 1080P screen?
by aristide1
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:07 pm
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

CA_Steve wrote:Curse you, Pythagoras! Curse you, Euclid! :D
So why buy a large TV? Get a Kindle with 1600 * 1200 resolution and hold it up against your eyeballs.
by aristide1
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:10 am
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

NeilBlanchard wrote: Where are you finding 42" plasma screens for 1/2 the price of an LED LCD? Why are they so inexpensive?
Bottom line LEDs are not twice as expensive, but top of the line LEDs are big bucks. Direct lighting versus edge versus full array.

Local dimming is a joke, it is too indiscriminate.
by aristide1
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:01 am
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

A video card's refresh rate was always limited by the bandwidth of its RAMDAC, a chip that is no longer in the equation. Sorry I don't have a more complete answer. I think response times for LCDs are a bigger issue.
by aristide1
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:21 pm
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

It "seems" today's plasma is fine after a burn-in period. Avoiding tape banners, static logos, and letterbox format for about 150 hours, then you're OK. Also running decreased brightness and contrast during this time.
by aristide1
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:57 pm
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

There was an interesting review about a Panasonic Plasma on Amazon. Seems the guy experienced burn-in. Called and complained to Panasonic support, they said he did something wrong, displayed static items for extended periods of time. Yeah he has certain symbols and emblems that remained imprinted on...
by aristide1
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:11 pm
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

Ain't nobody got a screen that W - I - D - E.
by aristide1
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Scythe disappearing from US market?!
Replies: 11
Views: 6747

Re: Scythe disappearing from US market?!

xan_user wrote:
CA_Steve wrote:Crap.
x2.
sad news. scythe is disappearing and thermaltake is still around... WTF?
X3.
by aristide1
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:29 am
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

There is a lot of different LCD screens, and the newest LED backlit models have "full backlight" that use a large number of LED's and this gives one big advantage to the image quality: dynamic contrast ratio. Getting charged an arm and a leg for that priviledge, twice the going rate for plasma. A c...
by aristide1
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:36 am
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

A 300 watt CRT, I doubt power factor is present, just a huge transformer. I'm using the PC for a player, as it doesn't truncate the format at all. I don't believe CRTs ever had low contrast ratios. Tim851, only plasma sets are made at 720p anymore. I can't stand SD softness on an HD set, looks like ...
by aristide1
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:57 pm
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

I have a 32inch 4:3 HDTV, it uses 300 watts. I only use it for DVDs, and even at that wattage it works out to 4 cents an hour, with some winter heat as a freebie. The upper end full array LED sets are so expensive I doubt one would ever recoup the initial investment.
by aristide1
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:38 pm
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

200 watt usage doesn't amount to a huge cost over the course of a year. Lots of times frankly there's nothing on worth watching. And I use a smaller analog TV for casual viewing and background noise. Last year's Panny ST50 would probably suffice just fine. But customer ratings even on budget 720p 42...
by aristide1
Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:11 am
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Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

Am considering a plasma set. New models just becoming available, should see mark downs on last year's models. One thing I went back to is viewing from further away. Prefer to get the entire picture in the center of attention. Yeah you do see things happening in the edges of your vision, but then you...
by aristide1
Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23414

Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?

Looking at 42 inch TVs. Yeah I can stand in front of TVs for a bit at chain stores, but it's annoying/distracting and the viewing material is seldom reference quality.
by aristide1
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Uninstaller issue
Replies: 3
Views: 9458

Re: Uninstaller issue

This is a common poor programming trait. You stop testing once the function works. Testing needs to include that the program does not do what it is not suppose to do. That can be very time consuming, but look at what happens with inadequate testing.

Idiots.