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Ok, since some people continually seem to be confused about the point of higher-resolution screens, I'm doing a small example of why you want it, especially if you're working with lots of text (ie email or source code).

One of these two pictures is a part of a real screenshot from my pixel, using a font that I actually use and find readable on that screen.  Yes, it's a smallish font, but it really is readable, and it's small enough that I see about 50 emails at the same time (it's a crop of my lkml folder in gmail in the "compact" view using chrome, in case people care).

The other one is an approximation of the same kind of setup with a 1080p screen (it's just scaled down using cubic interpolation using gimp: actually redrawing the fonts with a smaller font-size would result in slightly different output, but it's fairly representative).

Remember, this is the good kind of screen some people claim is great. Most laptops actually have a 768p screen, which would just be unreadable.

And you know what? Yes, you can actually read the 1080p version. But compare the two, and ask yourself which one you think causes less eye strain because it's clearer and easier to read. And if you still think that 1080p is "good enough", I can only say that you're either (a) stupid as f*ck or (b) in deep denial.
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+Jeremy Couch, how did Ron Paul lose in Cheshire county where Keene is?
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I was looking for those results earlier but they weren't in. Cheshire is the most Democratic county in the state. Just because it's a main hub if liberty activists doesn't mean they've succeeded yet.
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"It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a "dismal science." But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance."
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Rothbard?
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"Thank goodness Jobs didn’t believe ideas could really be owned when he visited Xerox PARC in 1979 and saw the Alto personal computer with mouse and graphical user interface" -+Sheldon Richman
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"Has anyone seen this social contract that obligates you to surrender a 'hunk' of what you produce under penalty of violence? Sorry, I don’t trust unwritten open-ended so-called 'contracts' into which any advocate of government power may read conditions ex post."
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Will do. Thanks for the heads up.
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Crowdsource is the most buzzwordiness buzzword I have ever come across.
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Maybe I should move to China where it appears they have a better concept of freedom
China rejects new US sanctions against Iranian oil imports.
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You get my vote!
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This perfectly summarizes the problem with Keynesianism. Aggregation ignores the capital structure and skews the reason of idle resources.
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So true.

Send this to your project manager.
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Hahaha, you lumped me in with Milton Friedman. Thanks for proving my point that you're rude and ignorant.

Austrians are averse to mathematics (calculus of economics) because preferences are ordinal, not cardinal, you cannot take a derivative of a person's value scale.
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Introduction to Anarcho-capitalism. There's more to it than you might think.
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I am tired of having this argument with sound bite-driven amateurs. The current economic crisis - including the Bankster-Federal Reserve generated meltdown of the financial system - is not a result of "capitalism" or private property. It was/is a result of state capitalism, better known as the corporate state, or, The Corporatocracy. Amerikka is a fascist economy controlled by the politically empowered criminals who pass through the revolving doors between Washington D.C., the Federal Reserve, and Wall Street, so until you can define and understand the terms, and understand the Fed and its operations, capitalism-bashing looks mighty silly. The Bankster puppets of Wall Street and their government enablers are not capitalist. ~Karen De Coster
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    Chemical Engineering, 7 - 4
  • University of Notre Dame
    Chemical Engineering, 7 - 7
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