Did you try spitting on your fingers?


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    I have a Dell U2711 monitor, and on the first day of configuring it I somehow managed to lock the on-screen display (OSD). I struggled to get it unlocked for a while, using the official instructions, but to no avail. Specifically, they said to hold the 4th and 5th capacitive buttons on the monitor for fifteen seconds to unlock the display. I tried this a gazillion times, and nothing. Oh well, the settings were already just about perfect anyway, so I leave it alone and mostly forget about the problem.

    Today at work I am setting up my new upgraded workstation. It has a DisplayPort port, I figure I can finally eliminate that analog flicker. Except my OSD is still locked. I repeat the process I tried a year ago, with Googling leading me to the same thread of people with the same problem. I try the two-button trick a few more times, nothing.

    I scroll way down in the thread, and someone mentions that their fingers would dry out in the 15 second interval holding the buttons down, and that by applying a bit of spittle to his fingertips first he managed to get the buttons to register for the full fifteen seconds.

    So I try it, after 20 or so unsuccessful attempts with dry fingers... ...and it fucking worked.

    (Edit: the fun thing is a few other dry-fingers in the thread ended up getting warranty replacements from Dell)



  • @joe.edwards said:

    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?


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    @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?


    Indubitably.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?


    If flecked with spittle.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?

    Yeah, someone buy me one.

    BTW, when did Dell because the go-to for quality monitors? It seems to have happened overnight, and it's the company I'd basically LEAST expect. Crazy.



  • That's... a really nice monitor (and expensive!).



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?

    Is it actually, or are you guys being sarcastic? (Never happen here, I know.) I'm thinking about buying a new monitor.



  • The Dell U-series ("Ultra-Sharp") are about the best monitors you can buy at the moment. The U2711 is about the best in the U-series.



  • @spacecadet said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    @joe.edwards said:
    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?

    Is it actually, or are you guys being sarcastic? (Never happen here, I know.) I'm thinking about buying a new monitor.

    I am being sincere. Had one for a few years now. 27-inch, 2560x1440. I went with it because it had high pixel density (relative to other large monitors.. who wants 1080p on a 30" screen?? everything would be huuuge)..

    Also, the colors will blow your fucking mind. It's probably the most gorgeous screen I've ever looked at. Maybe not as sharp as a Retina display, but with a much better profile. In fact, after using it for awhile, I was surprised to find out how much worse colors looked on other monitors. I'd design some UI and it would glisten on my monitor, then I'd look at somebody else's and it would be like "Oh, it's just green and gray. Huh. Looks pretty boring here."

    For $1000, I consider it a steal. I mean, what do we use more than our computers?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    I mean, what do we use more than our computers?

    What else do you have to spit on to get it working?



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    I mean, what do we use more than our computers?

    What else do you have to spit on to get it working?

    *insert your own masturbation joke here*



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    I mean, what do we use more than our computers?

    What else do you have to spit on to get it working?

    Mexican hookers on cinco de mayo (or so I heard)



  •  I have "cheap" monitors and while they aren't the best evar! They have a decent colour, constrast that is much better than the monitors at work.

     The monitors I use at work are so bad (HP models) that I can't match the color by eye using the Windows tools.

     I dunno whether it is the colour gamut or not but it just sucks big time.



  • @lucas said:

     I have "cheap" monitors and while they aren't the best evar! They have a decent colour, constrast that is much better than the monitors at work.

     The monitors I use at work are so bad (HP models) that I can't match the color by eye using the Windows tools.

     I dunno whether it is the colour gamut or not but it just sucks big time.

    What sucks is your spelling of colors, but only 66% of the time. Also it's probably a Spanish thing but in the civilized world the exclamation mark is a full stop not just something you throw in there to make it pretty.



    At least your name is no stinkin Twl code (I checked).



  • @Ronald said:

    Also it's probably a Spanish thing but in the civilized world...

    STALKER ALERT!

    Oh, and he's British, but living in Spain.



  • @Ronald said:

    What sucks is your spelling of colors, but only 66% of the time.

    Aaaaand cue the Brits vs 'Muricans war on spelling once again.



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    @Ronald said:
    What sucks is your spelling of colors, but only 66% of the time.

    Aaaaand cue the Brits vs 'Muricans war on spelling once again.

    HE STARTED IT BY NOT WRITING THE STINKIN U IN 1/3 OF THE TIME HE WROTE COLOURS otherwise I would just have made the snide comment about the exclamation mark.



  • @Macijasjmj said:

    Filed under: someday they'll nuke themselves over whether you should say "gas" or "petrol"

    It's "benzin", asshole.


    Also, is your username an actual Polish name, or did you just have a stroke while typing it in, but decided to roll with it?



  • @Ronald said:

    HE STARTED IT BY NOT WRITING THE STINKIN U IN 1/3 OF THE TIME HE WROTE COLOURS otherwise I would just have made the snide comment about the exclamation mark.

    Your sig makes me sad. D: D: D:

    Can you maybe photoshop it so they're standing on a child that's been run over, instead of a cute squirrel?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    It's "benzin", asshole.

    It's "paliwo", asshole.

    Also, is your username an actual Polish name, or did you just have a stroke while typing it in, but decided to roll with it?

    "Maciej" is an actual Polish name. "asjmj" is me hitting the keyboard because all the logins on some site years ago were taken.



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    "Maciej" is an actual Polish name. "asjmj" is me hitting the keyboard because all the logins on some site years ago were taken.

    asjmj lacks polish.



  • @Ronald said:

    @Maciejasjmj said:
    "Maciej" is an actual Polish name. "asjmj" is me hitting the keyboard because all the logins on some site years ago were taken.

    asjmj lacks polish.

    Sorry; next time I'll buy a Dvorak keyboard to randomly bash.



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    @Ronald said:
    @Maciejasjmj said:
    "Maciej" is an actual Polish name. "asjmj" is me hitting the keyboard because all the logins on some site years ago were taken.

    asjmj lacks polish.

    Sorry; next time I'll buy a Dvorak keyboard to randomly bash.

    Knowing that you carelessly picked a username by punching a keyboard at random instead of thinking for 2 seconds to make one up, I wonder what magic and wonders you must be doing with your time to make it so valuable.



  • @Ronald said:

    Knowing that you carelessly picked a username by punching a keyboard at random instead of thinking for 2 seconds to make one up, I wonder what magic and wonders you must be doing with your time to make it so valuable.

    At the age of 16, when I finally got my Internet connection and (I believe) started using that nickname? Dunno, probably getting drunk with a single beer and desperatedly trying to get laid. Or playing Tibia.



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    @Ronald said:
    @Maciejasjmj said:
    "Maciej" is an actual Polish name. "asjmj" is me hitting the keyboard because all the logins on some site years ago were taken.

    asjmj lacks polish.

    Sorry; next time I'll buy a Dvorak keyboard to randomly bash.

    Well there's TRWTF. You know you can just change the settings in your OS instead of buying a whole new keyboard right?


  • @lolwtf said:

    @Maciejasjmj said:
    @Ronald said:
    @Maciejasjmj said:
    "Maciej" is an actual Polish name. "asjmj" is me hitting the keyboard because all the logins on some site years ago were taken.

    asjmj lacks polish.

    Sorry; next time I'll buy a Dvorak keyboard to randomly bash.

    Well there's TRWTF. You know you can just change the settings in your OS instead of buying a whole new keyboard right?

    But I wouldn't know which letters I'm bashing!



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    @lolwtf said:
    @Maciejasjmj said:
    @Ronald said:
    @Maciejasjmj said:
    "Maciej" is an actual Polish name. "asjmj" is me hitting the keyboard because all the logins on some site years ago were taken.

    asjmj lacks polish.

    Sorry; next time I'll buy a Dvorak keyboard to randomly bash.

    Well there's TRWTF. You know you can just change the settings in your OS instead of buying a whole new keyboard right?

    But I wouldn't know which letters I'm bashing!

    Exactly! What's the point of using Dvorak if you can't look at the keyboard when you type?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    @joe.edwards said:
    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?

    Yeah, someone buy me one.

    BTW, when did Dell because the go-to for quality monitors? It seems to have happened overnight, and it's the company I'd basically LEAST expect. Crazy.

    I'm still using the Dell Inspiron 8002 laptop I bought in 2001, solely because it's taken until about now for modern laptops to come with panels that look as nice as its 1600x1200 Ultrasharp 15.4" display. So Dell has had a source of decent IPS LCD panels for at least 12 years.



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    @morbiuswilters said:
    It's "benzin", asshole.

    It's "paliwo", asshole.

    Also, is your username an actual Polish name, or did you just have a stroke while typing it in, but decided to roll with it?

    "Maciej" is an actual Polish name.

    But are you actually Polish.

     



  • @flabdablet said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    @morbiuswilters said:
    @joe.edwards said:
    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?

    Yeah, someone buy me one.

    BTW, when did Dell because the go-to for quality monitors? It seems to have happened overnight, and it's the company I'd basically LEAST expect. Crazy.

    I'm still using the Dell Inspiron 8002 laptop I bought in 2001, solely because it's taken until about now for modern laptops to come with panels that look as nice as its 1600x1200 Ultrasharp 15.4" display. So Dell has had a source of decent IPS LCD panels for at least 12 years.

    Tell that to the Precision M6300, a "mobile workstation" with a TN panel.  An 8-bit TN panel.  Personally I'd have rather had a 6-bit VA or IPS panel rather than an 8-bit TN. :(

     



  • @drurowin said:

    @flabdablet said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    @morbiuswilters said:
    @joe.edwards said:
    Dell U2711

    Isn't that monitor fucking awesome?

    Yeah, someone buy me one.

    BTW, when did Dell because the go-to for quality monitors? It seems to have happened overnight, and it's the company I'd basically LEAST expect. Crazy.

    I'm still using the Dell Inspiron 8002 laptop I bought in 2001, solely because it's taken until about now for modern laptops to come with panels that look as nice as its 1600x1200 Ultrasharp 15.4" display. So Dell has had a source of decent IPS LCD panels for at least 12 years.

    Tell that to the Precision M6300, a "mobile workstation" with a TN panel.  An 8-bit TN panel.  Personally I'd have rather had a 6-bit VA or IPS panel rather than an 8-bit TN. :(

     

    Dell offered an Ultrasharp display as a configuration option for the Inspiron 8200. They don't do that for all models. My point is that they have at least been able to supply high quality panels, to my knowledge, since at least 2001.



  • @drurowin said:

    Personally I'd have rather had a 6-bit VA or IPS panel rather than an 8-bit TN.

    I'd rather have a 83 Vandura panel that can carry the full BAB.



  • @Ronald said:

    @drurowin said:
    Personally I'd have rather had a 6-bit VA or IPS panel rather than an 8-bit TN.

    I'd rather have a 83 Vandura panel that can carry the full BAB.

    You goddamn monitor nerds make me sick.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @Ronald said:
    @drurowin said:
    Personally I'd have rather had a 6-bit VA or IPS panel rather than an 8-bit TN.

    I'd rather have a 83 Vandura panel that can carry the full BAB.

    You goddamn monitor nerds make me sick.

    BAZINGA!




    83' Vandura panel van








    BAB aka B.A Baracus



  • @Ronald said:

    BAZINGA!

    I had to look that up. And now I'm sick for a different reason.

    @Ronald said:



    83' Vandura panel van








    BAB aka B.A Baracus

    I actually figured you weren't talking about monitors, but I didn't know what you were talking about.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Also, the colors will blow your fucking mind.
     

    Are you sure you're not confusing "super pretty" with "oversaturated, fucked up colors?"

     

    @lucas said:

    The monitors I use at work are so bad (HP models)
     

    The LP2065 I use is super duper good, but of course the panel isn't produced by HP. 

    Any TN panel is an immediate no-go, obviously.

     



  • @dhromed said:

    Are you sure you're not confusing "super pretty" with "oversaturated, fucked up colors?"

    I don't think so. For example, digital photos looked much, much more realistic. At the same time, graphics and color palettes for the web often looked good on the Super Monitor but a lot less dazzling on puny, mortal monitors.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Also, the colors will blow your fucking mind.
    Is that because it is using LSD display technology instead of LCD?


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    @dhromed said:

    Are you sure you're not confusing "super pretty" with "oversaturated, fucked up colors?"
    Not if he's got the color profile set up right; with a fancy monitor like that, that'd actually be worth doing.



  • @Anonymouse said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Also, the colors will blow your fucking mind.
    Is that because it is using LSD display technology instead of LCD?

    I'm Leary of such claims.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @Anonymouse said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Also, the colors will blow your fucking mind.
    Is that because it is using LSD display technology instead of LCD?

    I'm Leary of such claims.



  • @Anonymouse said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @Anonymouse said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Also, the colors will blow your fucking mind.
    Is that because it is using LSD display technology instead of LCD?

    I'm Leary of such claims.

    Wrong Leary.

     



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    I don't think so. For example, digital photos looked much, much more realistic. At the same time, graphics and color palettes for the web often looked good on the Super Monitor but a lot less dazzling on puny, mortal monitors.
     

    I'm still skeptical because you use that typical audiophile-esque vague flowery rhetoric, but we'll only find out once I warp to your location and have a look myself.



  • @Anonymouse said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    Also, the colors will blow your fucking mind.
    Is that because it is using LSD display technology instead of LCD?

     

    This and its continuing pages.

     



  • @dhromed said:

    This and its continuing pages.

    Man, Scott Pilgrim has really let himself go..


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