Comic 186 - Chapter B1: Benny Begins | Part 21

15th Aug 2020, 7:00 AM in Chapter B1: Benny Begins
Chapter B1: Benny Begins | Part 21
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ccznen 15th Aug 2020, 7:00 AM edit delete
LEGO bricks are such a great creative tool that can be used to build just about anything one can imagine, which is why I’ve used them to build the most intentionally boring office possible. Actually, I’m really proud of the CRT computer monitor.
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eekee 5th Jan 2021, 5:03 PM edit delete reply
I do miss CRTs. There might be a touch of nostalgia-induced bias, however. :)
ccznen 5th Jan 2021, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
I do not miss the high-pitched whine and poor image quality, personally.
eekee 6th Jan 2021, 12:01 AM edit delete reply
I forgot about the whine; it often bothered me. As for image quality, I've not had great results with LCDs, although they are getting better. I still have a TV with contrast issues. Large but sharp pixels make text irritating, and subpixel antialiasing is a little bit disturbing. I 'should' have got high-res screens as far back as '05, (there were some high-res laptops,) but I was too busy playing games every day to think about it. One of my past screens changed color on angle badly. My new 4k screen is a little bit that way (but it was cheap). Widescreen hasn't been kind to me either; so cramped until you get to about 28". My 21" CRT was just as tall as my new 28", and although I once ran it at 2048x1536, I didn't need more than 1600x1200 for text to be comfortable. Contrast was only a problem for me on one CRT with overdone black level clamping. (I do see more depth of contrast on my newer LCDs, but it took a decade to get there.) The 2 LCDs I used as my main screens from 2006 to this year both had weird awkward responses to their brightness and contrast controls. The first of the two had these painfully tough buttons on the side, where CRTs had knobs.

tl;dr: I don't miss the CRT whine but I've had some seriously flawed LCDs. Still have.

But then I *really* don't miss the weight of CRTs, especially that 21" on an adjustable desk. I'm also slightly happier knowing my screen isn't shooting beta radiation toward my face! :D (Even if it was intercepted by phosophor and mask.) Then there's the weird rumor that eggs won't hatch if they're on top of a CRT TV, even though the temperature is right...
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