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Overscanning on second monitor issue

The situation is that my old secondary monitor died so I replaced it with a better monitor, but it is overscanning (cutting off the edges).  There is no way to fix this with the current setup.  It looks sweet, but I have to resize everything as it is cutting off about two pixels on all borders.

The difficulty factor is that the monitor does not have an HDMI input, the computer does not have an HDMI output.  Can I solve this crap by purchasing a DVI-HDMI to USB 3.0 converter?  Right now it is plugged into a VGA converter.

Also it looks great, just the overscanning is really annoying.

Windows 8.1, AMD graphics card.

Thanks!
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+Hamish Moffatt this seems to be the solution to my troubles.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A2E1MQA?ref_=pe_623860_70668520

The manufacturer said that it would fix the issue when I asked.  Something about a U.S. $50.00 cable just does not sit right with me though.  Oh!  I know what it is.  It is an expensive cable.

Edit:  Clarified U.S. dollars so as not to be confused with Oz dollars.
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Who would like to illustrate my new book?  I plan on selling it for U.S. $1.00.  It is a children's book and only requires 12 simple illustrations.  You receive 20% of any profit.  As I do not have any graphic talent I seek YOUR help in this endeavor which is mostly for fun.  The rough draft is below and the subject is the picking of the nose (why yes, this is a sharp departure from my gritty mysteries).  The difficulty level is the illustrations must be able to scale to ebook readers.

Potentially you could make millions, but most likely not.


We are All Pickers!

(Picture of a small and cute child of ambiguous race with his or her pinkie in a nostril)

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Illustrated by (insert your name)

(p. 1)
Your parents pick their noses!
(picture of two adults of ambiguous gender and race picking)

(p. 2)
If you have brothers or sisters they for sure pick!
(picture of small children picking)

(p.3)
Your best friend even picks!
(picture of a kid of ambiguous gender and race picking)

(p. 4)
The police pick!
(picture of a policeman and woman picking)

(p. 5)
When firefighters are not putting out blazes of course they pick!
(picture of firefighters picking)

(p. 6)
Sports heroes pick when not winning games!
(picture of a baseball player, one hand holding a bat over his shoulder, the other hand shoved up his or her nose)

(p. 7)
Movie stars pick!
(picture of attractive males and females picking)

(p. 8)
As do famous musicians.
(picture of someone holding a microphone with one hand, the other hand picking)

(p. 9)
Do dogs and cats pick?
(picture of a dog and cat with paws at their noses)
Of course not!  They do not have fingers.

(p.10)
But monkeys do pick!
(picture of a monkey picking)

(p. 11)
We are all nose pickers.  Sometimes tissues do not do the job.
(picture of a box of tissues)

I am serious about this.  Silly new parents might buy it up.  I was going to end it with something about not eating it until I found out that a 2013 study says that eating it boosts the immune system.  Also perhaps it could end with something about not doing it in public.

Kids books are so easy to write!  I shelled this one out in about three minutes.

© 2015 Geof Fantastico
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How is the book coming?
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Sorry that I have been gone boys and girls.  I have been busy dealing with a medical issue.  My right foot is basically dead and may need to be amputated.  There goes my aspirations for skating for the Hawks!  Surgery happens next week.

I have watched all of the Blackhawks games though.  Well, I went to bed before the Kings game was finished because I had to get up at 4:00 AM.  Take care you people and I will be here when I can.
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+Geof Fantastico​ I was a bit worried. I'm sorry about your health issues. Maybe the distraction of a hockey game is just what the doctor ordered. 
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Steve Ott of the Blues just did a Hanson brothers move by sticking everyone on the Wild bench.  Skip to about 2:15 into the video to see what he did.  Sorry.  I could not find a video of Ott's performance.  It would be interesting to compare them side by side.

Also I fell asleep in the second overtime of the Hawks game.  Sorry.
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My son thinks that movie is wonderful 😁 Gotta find tha clip of Steve Ott now...
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Hawks at Sharts (not a typo).  Open Thread  This thread is brought to you by Vicadin ™.  This stuff is cray powerful so forgive me if I sound drugged up.
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Hope so too! Night +Maureen Miller​
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