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#1  Edited By Sinkjaer

I went from a 30" 1600P monitor to a 43" 4K TV as my primary screen 8 months ago and have zero regrets.

I use it at a normal PC desk setting, but have it mounted on the wall instead of using the stand to have it as low as possible. The size makes the pixel density almost the same as my previous monitor so I have windows at 100% scaling without any trouble, but I also really like the screen real estate in windows with multiple programs running side by side.

The TV a Sony XD8005 (X800D in the States) with a VA panel and pretty low input lag for a TV.

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Have you guys ever actually bought popcorn and soda from a theater? The prices are fucking astronomical. I would just think of it as trying to get my money's worth for all the money I actually did spend there. Fairly sure the theater isn't suffering from giving away 15 cents worth of popcorn, either.

Yeah, there's a convenience store near me where the prices are higher, so every fifth visit I'll shoplift. Just to even the prices out to a level I deem acceptable.

Come on dude, you can't seriously think that's valid excuse.

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That's hygienically better but morally much worse. It's stealing.

Is there any way to see it as anything other than stealing? Or scamming, I guess, which is a form of stealing?

Exactly, picking up other people's discarded container to get new products for yourself without paying, that is 100% theft.

It was super weird hearing how no one called him out on this on the podcast. Everyone was focusing on the hygiene aspect ,which is barely a thing. He said he rinsed them before use.

But him bragging about stealing soda and popcorn a bunch of times, which is a much bigger issue was just completely ignored.

That was absolutely not okay.

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They also mentioned that the Mercedes car is probably overweight and they probably won't be able to get under the limit before Spain? Why aren't they getting penalized for that?

There is a minimum weight limit allowed.

Mercedes is overweight, so they are not breaking any rules. But for their own sake they need to find a few kilos to loose for performance reasons.

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I'm from Europe and so obviously default to metric, but I have engineers among my friends and family, and the sort of proper argument in favor of Fahrenheit is that, well, there's more points of definition on the scale than the metric system of Celsius. It's not really important to us plebs who don't care if it's 80 F or 81 F - it's still hot regardless - but engineers/physicists/chemists are real sticklers for getting things right. This is mostly because certain processes need to happen at exact temperatures (see also the pharmaceutical industry and how drugs are made), and the difference between one point of Celsius could be the difference between a reaction not happening at all, or being completely denatured.

That is the most ridiculous argument is have ever heard. If you need more precision you add some decimals. Works with both digital and analog.

Also, if two people are reading a analog scale and person A look at the fahrenheit scale, but will only use the nearest whole number and person B uses celcius, but is willing make a guess at the first decimal. Person will be giving the most precise readings.

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Thanks for the help guys. Guess I better forget about it. Perhaps it was a different site.

If there is a chance that you are thinking of another site, it could possible be a Random Encounter with Danny O'Dwyer on Gamespot.

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and secondly, those plasma TVs definitely aren't 1024*768 as that's a 4:3 aspect ratio and they're 16:9.

Yes, they are infact 1024*768, that's is a pretty standard resolution for older or lower end plasmas.

The pixels are not uniform in height and width, so they still produce a 16:9 image.

Naturally this is not good for the image quality, as it removes a bunch of pixels and resize what is left.

To OP: Don't buy a plasma.

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Also, am I the only one a little confused why they have gears?

No, I have been wondering about that too, but my googling skills have not been sufficient to find the answer.

Maybe it's just to make the car feel a little more like a normal racecar to drive.

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Oh man, what a fantastic finish, the last 10 laps where so tense.

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As I remember it, I got a 0 when I did it last the first (when they had it on UPF), but this time time I got a 4, problem with greens.

I have however changed monitor in the meantime, so I will put the blame on that instead of that my eyes are getting worse.