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The Lounge / Re: What Time Is It?
Last post by Syav -
8:40 pm
The Lounge / Re: For keeps or drop.
Last post by Syav -
Terrorist search.
DnD Central / Re: What's Going on in Europe
Last post by Belfrager -
This is Europe. The above discussion is a perfect example.
But no matter the divergences we are used to be the top of the world. I'm afraid those times are over.

I don't believe we'll resist for long.
Maybe is time to start changing our attitudes.
The Lounge / Re: True or false?
Last post by Frenzie -

You just realized it's almost 10.
The Lounge / Re: This or that?
Last post by Frenzie -
Wristwatch. Although there are days I only carry a pocket watch with me.

Zoo or garden?
Browsers & Technology / Re: The Hardware Thread
Last post by Frenzie -
That sounds pretty good to me actually. Well, for just computer use anyway. I've greatly extended my desk space since '09 without actually changing my desk. First through my monitor arm[1], then a while later by making a keyboard/trackball tray. My desk is almost entirely available for unruly documents and books. Which is nice, because when I had less desk space it wasn't so much more organized as even worse because stuff was forgotten at the bottom. :P

Then later we got three cats and now half my desk is cat hangout space, but that aside.
I had to buy a new one because my old one didn't fit my desk. :( But it's giving my parents a much superior computer experience, or so I hope. Sadly the tall pole variety didn't exist at the time.
Browsers & Technology / Re: The Hardware Thread
Last post by ersi -
That's a pretty sad desk.
Yes. After much experimenting with various configurations of desks and chairs, I arrived at this solution: I sit on the floor (on a cushion) and I place the keyboard and trackball on a small bench/stool in front of me. Another pretty good solution would be to sit at the shorter end of a wide and long desk, provided that the shorter end is not walled in. Desks require much space and I don't have much space.  
The Lounge / Re: This or that?
Last post by Luxor -
Tea leaves.

Wristwatch or pocket watch?
The Lounge / Re: This or that?
Last post by Frenzie -
Take time.

Tea dust or tea leaves?
Browsers & Technology / Re: The Hardware Thread
Last post by Frenzie -
Yes, if you like curves.
I like that the color accuracy and liveliness on CRTs from the 1980s onward is stellar. If you put a TN LCD side by side with a CRT the difference is astounding. A VA LCD is pretty good and an IPS LCD might be able to match it for colors (not grays and blacks).

To me it was hell because the only place where those monitors could sit safely was on the desk, but on the desk they are too close up your face, particularly if the desk is against the wall. I prefer the screen at least as far away from my eyes as my hand can reach.
That's a pretty sad desk. :) But obviously my monitor arm could never work with a CRT; like I said I think LCDs are definitely worth it for size and weight. But back in the '90s literally almost every single display was superior in picture quality.

(Possible exception for plasma screens, at least when new. But those are also all but gone now. Probably because they suffered from burn-in as bad as 1980s computer CRTs.)

Btw, Apple always (?) used high-quality Sony Trinitrons in their better monitors.