[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 134, Issue 13

Francois Dion francois.dion at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 10:21:31 CST 2014

What kind of panel is that on the Seiki? That is insanely cheap. I use a
Yamakasi Q270 (LED S-IPS) which is 2560x1440, in a more compact 27". 1440p
in sublime or pycharm (python ide) is actually nice, you see enough code
above and below what you are working on, particularly since I've silenced
the PEP8 warning of over 80 columns lines. I dont mind going wide.
Replacing a dual 20" (1600x1200), I was happy for a while, but I still went
back to have a 2nd monitor. Anything above 1200p though is harder to drive
for older computers.

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On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:42 AM, Patrick Finnegan
<pat at computer-refuge.org>wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 2:00 AM, <microcode at zoho.com> wrote:
> > Yes.
> >
> > The widescreen thing is all about media isn't it? I would love to see all
> > screens tall and not as wide. Sideways would be perfect. You get much
> more
> > code on the screen at one time. Even the dumps I work with don't require
> > *that* much width.
> >
> > "Computers" aren't for coding anymore, they're entertainment appliances!
> >
> It's just that TVs are way more common than desktop PCs, so the cheap LCD
> panels from TVs become cheap desktop LCD monitors.
> I solved the vertial resolution problem by getting a 4k monitor for my PC.
>  2160 pixels of vertical resolution give me plenty of lines for terminals,
> and 3840 pixels of width give me space for lots of tall terminals (and web
> browser windows, etc).  The only trick is getting a video card that can
> actually drive a 4k display at a reasonable rate.
> I have a few older monitors that I use for various things, but the main
> reason I've kept gettiing newer LCD monitors at this point, is that
> anything with less than a 1920x1080 resolution just doesn't have enough
> pixels compared to what I'm used to for a monitor that I would use on a
> primary workstation.
> And, I think it's telling that the 4k monitor I got (39" Seiki 4k TV) at
> $420 is almost exactly what I spent on a Dell 18" 1800FP back when they
> came out >10 years ago.  (And yes, I still have the 1800FP.)  A 39" monitor
> may seem a bit big, but the dpi is higher than my previous monitors, and
> the edges of the monitor end up with things I want to leave open to glance
> at, with most of what I'm working on being right in front of me.
> Pat
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