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  • Michael Krakovskiy 1:57 am on January 24, 2004 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 3-d, , , , Gland, GNU Screen, , , Saliva, Screensaver,   

    Monitor 451 or Ixnay on the X-ray 

    What I always thought to be just dirt on my screen or glasses, turned out to be a burned in picture of the login screen. Modern monitors are supposed to turn themselves off after a period of time, didn’t they? I thought that the login screen in NT used to jump around like a screensaver? Apparently not so.

    A friend from the Fair and Balanced Network told me over lunch that the reason network logos are usually 3-d and rotating is because people used to get rather nasty burn-in on their TVs with static logos.

    This got me thinking — what kind of statistics are out there about radiation exposure in programmers? I spend about 8 hours a day in front of an electron gun directed at my face and chest. And I’ve been having salivary gland troubles for a while. People worry about stupid cell phone microwaves. Monitors shoot X-rays. Now that is scary.

    I am thinking now of buying a couple of flat panels for home and work. As expensive as it can be, it’s probably a good idea.

  • Michael Krakovskiy 6:55 am on August 1, 2002 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , PointCast, Screensaver, ,   


    Holy crap!
    I just realized: Livejournal is basically a “push” technology!

    Quote from CNN: “The push era was ushered in by PointCast, a screensaver that also delivered news and advertising and which somehow managed to be even less useful than the World Wide Web.

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